"Good! Then they will fear me."

United States
December 11, 2011 10:01am CST
No It isn't a Godfather post , this is what I said when my sister said it was better for me to wear t-shirts that are actually my size because " when I wear a shirt two sizes too large, I look bigger." I said "Good! then they will fear me!"I never thought i had to dress to impress or attract others. The reason I still have my old clothes is because I didn't intend to lose weight , but I did. And I Still love my old clothes. Do you dress to impress others? Does your sixe depress you?
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@inertia4 (26581)
• United States
11 Dec 11
I never dressed to impress anyone. I never cared what I looked like. I figured, who would look at me anyway. So, I just wore what i felt like it. I was heavy when I was younger, then after I was diagnosed with diabetes, I lost a lot of weight. I actually felt good. Then, after the marriage broke up, I started gaining again. Now I am looking to lose it again. I do not feel as good as I did when I was thin. My size does not depress me, it bothers me because of how I feel. Now, T on the other hand. was think all her life and I might add extremely beautiful. Now she is older and had gained weight. She does not like what she looks like and wants to lose weight to look better. It does depress her.
• United States
11 Dec 11
Ok Kids, Enough! If you both want to lose weight , why not do it together? I know with you two it would be more support than a competition. And remember you have each other thin or fat. And this type of love is rare , so rare. So hold on and try not to stress about the weight, it can and Will come off .
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@inertia4 (26581)
• United States
13 Dec 11
We have already talked about it. I figure in the new year we will get started with all of that. Along with some personal things I need to do and finish. She was a model years ago. So, she wants to be thin like she was. I have a video of her from 1982 I think lip syncing to Pat Benantar's Hell is for children. I have it up on youtube. I will send you the link so you could see what she looked like then. She wants to recapture some of that with a diet.
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• United States
13 Dec 11
Don't let her get too thin! I wish you both luck. Question, if you lose some weight will it help your diabetes?
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
11 Dec 11
Hmm.. Dressing to impress others.. Most of us do that... do I do that?? I am not sure Sarah... Sometimes, I do and sometimes I don't... When I am all happy and cheerful, I spend lot of time in dressing myself carefully to make me look good... When I am not happy, I don't pay attention to these details.. Then the dressing is only to cover the body... It is nice that you brought up this topic... I really need to work a little more on how I dress.. Thanks a lot !
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• United States
11 Dec 11
I have always dressed for comfort except when I had to wear concert dress for orchestra. now that I don't perform anymore, I live in T-shirts and jeans.
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
11 Dec 11
Wow.. .Orchestra... Sounds great.. it must have been fun, Sarah.. Dressing for comfort sounds better than dressing for looks.. As it is when one is comfortable, one is gonna look better.. Thanks a lot!
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• United States
12 Dec 11
Formal Wear - white Blouse and Black skirt
Yes it was fun, hard work but fun. It was the one subject I got straight A's in and it was Finally a place wheree I fit in! Here is an idea of what I had to wear.
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@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
11 Dec 11
Why should I dress to impress others? I also don't understand what a big shirt has to do with it. A tiny/small person in a way too big shirt doesn't look really like someone who will impress me. It's looks weird and pathetic since it looks as if you wear a dress. I wear what I like, when I like and what makes me feel good (or will keep me warm).
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• United States
11 Dec 11
First I'm not tiny buy my old shirts Could be wore as a dress on me but I love their color so I Still wear them. She said I look better in a shirt that fits me perfectly , me? I will continue to wear my oversized shirts.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
11 Dec 11
If I am going out I do like to look my best. But I really don't have money to buy nice clothes so I guess I am not really impressing anyone, and no I wish I was not as big as I am
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• United States
11 Dec 11
oh, ok. Me? I don't miss having to dress up.
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
11 Dec 11
mmmm, whats your sisters problem sweetie? I don't dress to impress anyone. Give me baggy and comfy and i'm happy. I wear my clothes till they literally fall apart. I am that attach to them. Anyway, dress as you like and what makes you happy.
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• United States
11 Dec 11
It could be two things. One, I have lost weight but no one can tell and she is Wanting to lose weight. The other thing maybe that if she were my size, she would show it off. See she is a girly girl and I am an over grown tomboy. The one dress I own is now too large!
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@ShyBear88 (16865)
• United States
13 Dec 11
I wear what ever I feel like wearing some times that is more fitted clothes and other times not. When pregnant I like to show off the baby bumb. So I find what ever I can at the motherhood store that I think looks and feels right on me.
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• United States
13 Dec 11
Do you still have the clothes you wore with Sugar?
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@ShyBear88 (16865)
• United States
14 Dec 11
Yes I kept them since they where still my current style. I do have to get more for the winter months most of it was from the summer. Good thing is I have a jacket.
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• United States
16 Dec 11
You have to go shopping!Do you like shopping? I do.
@bagarad (7641)
• Paso Robles, California
12 Dec 11
I dress to be socially acceptable for the occasion if I have to go out in public, since I am a small business owner and in that sense, appearance is important. When I'm home, or any other time I can get by with it, I dress for function and comfort -- usually in jeans and a t-shirt. I can't remember the last time I wore a dress. I would rather wear something too big than too small, because I don't like shirts that are too tight. In summer heat I wear shorts and a t-shirt. I hate shopping for clothes because I don't like most of todays styles and colors. They just aren't me. I do best in thrift shops, but can't seem to find anything I like there, either. Too bad I hate sewing.
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• United States
12 Dec 11
I can sew by hand. I tried the machine and broke it! I vowed right then and there no more machines! My trick is to go to the men's section. 95%of my clothes are from the men section. All you need is your inseem and waist size and your chest size and you are set.
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• United States
12 Dec 11
Funny, my mom knitted and did crochet and yet I can't do either but I can sew. It is fun.
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@bagarad (7641)
• Paso Robles, California
12 Dec 11
That's funny, Sarah. Hand sewing is the only kind I do, too, but I can't do too much of it anymore because of my eyesight and my arthritis in my hands. Both my mother and mil sewed, knitted, and crocheted. I think they both thought I should be doing likewise. I did a bit of machine sewing when I was in my twenties, and I once tried embroidery, but needlework just isn't my thing. Believe it or not, the thing I found hardest about sewing was lining up the patterns on the fabric and cutting them out. I was always afraid of messing it up.
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
13 Dec 11
I don't dress to impress. I like to wear sweat pants,sweatshirt this time a year. When I see my family,like this time of the year,I wear a sweatshirt or sweater with jeans. Maybe I am dressing to impress at those times! I also don't dress to impress ,I dress for comfort! Comfort is more important then style and fashion! Even if I wanted to impress people I don't have the money for that stuff! My sister is clothesaholic so she has the clothes and it doesn't bother me!
• United States
13 Dec 11
My sister has twice as much clothes as I . But somehow I feel I am more comfortable.
@Rick1950 (1481)
• Peru
11 Dec 11
Well, I think the most important thing is to be confortable with your clothing. But it is good to dress well too. You can have a better look. That doesn't mean that you necessarily want to impress others but you feel better with a good dress.
• United States
11 Dec 11
No I wouldn't. I would feel on display and so out of place. In fact the only reasin I Could go to school and stay was because I was allowed to wear what I liked, If I had to either follow the crowd Or waer a uniform, I would have never gone to school. Now adays I wear only t-shirts and jeans. If I Had to dress better , I wouldn't.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
13 Dec 11
I have to wear a uniform when I work and to be honest..that is all I really have time to wear. I come home and it's jogging pants or pajamas..LOL..I do jeans and sweatshirt if I have to go out for something. The only time I really dress up is for an occasion and I hardly ever have those.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
12 Dec 11
I wear what I feel comfortable in.....not to impress anyone. My size doesn't depress me. In fact for years I looked at myself as heavy. For my 60th birthday my daughter did a scrapbook of me and her and her daughter and I am not heavy at all! LOL
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@stanley777 (7173)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
For me, I don't wear my clothes just to impress people. I wear it because I'm comfortable on it.Why should I bother what other people would say. I bought it, because I like it and I enjoy wearing it.
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@marguicha (78183)
• Chile
20 Dec 11
I dress to impress myself. If I can do that, then surely others will be impresed If you like having lost weight, maybe you should think about doing some shopping. You can start by trying other clothes to see if you feel comfortable with them.
• United States
20 Dec 11
No I will only wear what I feel comfortable in , i.e. T-shirts and jeans. I didn't plan to lose weight and that is why I still wear the clothes I have. I still like them!
@marguicha (78183)
• Chile
20 Dec 11
If you like the clothes you have, surely you will impress everyone. Then one is happy and comfortable, it shows in a smile
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• United States
20 Dec 11
Thanks.
@Hatley (154620)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Dec 11
hi sarahruthbeth I dress to please me and to feel comfortable and i am intelligent enough to knowif I feel comfortable I will look good as someone in a tight outfit is just fooling herself and making an a.s.s. out of herself in others eyes. I must be comfy and happy then I will look good as I will be smiling not frowning or glaring in tight uncomfortable clothes. So I say be yourself and wear what feels good to you.I do not dress to impress others just to feel comfortable and look good.comfy looks good,too tight looks silly and stupid in my eyes.
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• United States
14 Dec 11
My problem is that my clothes are too big. They feel good to me. I will keep wearing what I like.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
15 Dec 11
When I was with my previous company, which was a lot bigger than this, I've always had the mentality 'to dress for the position that I want'. So, even though I was lowest on the totem pole in my department, I always 'dressed up'. After I moved here in my new job, which is really small (I report to the owner of the company), I found I didn't have to dress for anybody anymore except myself! It's very liberating.
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