Speaking of clothes and what you do when you're losing weight, I talked to my sister about this the other day. We actually came up with a good list of rules for How to Shop/What to Do with Your Clothes When You're in the Middle of Losing Weight and Not at Your Goal Weight. That title could probably use a little work.
- Wear what you have as long as you possibly can.
- Buy a belt.
- Go through your closet - you might find some old clothes you stopped wearing on the way up that you can now fit into again.
- Shop at Walmart, Goodwill, or any other place where a single item doesn't cost much.
- As you bring each new piece into the house, treat it as a replacement piece. That is, toss or donate or give to a friend something already in your closet. Something from your Omar the Tentmaker Collection. Something you will NEVER WEAR AGAIN. Seriously, if you haven't heard the "get rid of your fat clothes" mantra, you live under a rock. But do it.
- If you DO spend money on clothes, consider something you can dress up or down. When you dress up is when you'll most prefer that your clothes fit best.
I'm finding that this is more than a weight loss thing for me. It's also a decluttering thing ... on multiple levels. Psych 101 enrollees could have a field day with me.