(Closed) I am now at a weight I have not seen in 25 years

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Congratulations!! I think you deserve to get a few new clothes! Even at a consignment shop or thrift store if you have to. You’ll feel even better when you’re wearing things that compliment the new bod!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Congratulations on your weight loss!

I can’t help much on the extra skin front, but as far as clothes, there are so many ways to build a great wardrobe on a budget–from buying at Goodwill and other consignment shops to catching sales at your favorite stores. My advice would be to sign up for promotions on the stores’ websites. I get sometimes up to 60% off from stores like NY&C, Express, and Anne Taylor just by signing up for their email list. Buying at the end of seasons helps too, especially if you just need a few staples, like blouses and trousers. I’ve also bought really great items from Overstock.com. Just check the websites’ return policies in case things don’t fit.

Good luck 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Ranch

Congratulations! I agree with double0bride! You deserve a little something something for your accomplishment!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

CONGRATS!!  That’s such an accomplishment!  Definitely check out you local thrift stores.  I prefer looking at consignment shops too.  They often are a little more upscale and carry higher quality/more fashionable clothing.

Consider doing a clothing swap, too!!  I did this a bunch as a poor college student, but it would work well in a large office setting.  A lot of girls got together and brought clothes they no longer wanted or wore.  It doesn’t always work out perfectly, but if you have a wide range of sizes, it usually ends up working out decently well.  We donated the clothes that didn’t get swapped and we no longer wanted.  You can usually score some cute accessories too!  Plus, it’s all free!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow, that’s awesome! On the clothes front, you could also see about selling the too big clothes via a consignment store– I know a lot of them will sell for cash, but maybe ask about credit if they carry stock you like, as credit might be more than cash? I don’t have a lot of experience with this, but it’s worth checking.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

this is so exciting! congrats!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

congrats!  i know how amazing it feels to reach your goal!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

oops, double post

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That’s awesome, congrats on reaching your weight goal! It’s great that you’re still able to lose at 2000 cal/day, means you’ll find it easy to maintain the weight in the long run without having to resort to unhealthy crash diets.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I’m excited FOR you! I can’t wait to hit my goal 🙂 Go buy yourself something nice!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Congratulations! That’s so fantastic to hear a story about truly healthy weight loss. You should be so proud of yourself 🙂 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This is wonderful :-). I am so happy you met your goal. Hopefully I will meet mine! Congrats :-).

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Congrats! 

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