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buying smaller clothes for motivation

I went shopping today and was trying on pants. I decided to get a really tight pair thinking it would motivate me every time I try them on. Has anyone else ever done that, and did it work?

Sun. Oct 5, 5:28pm

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In my 15+ years of doing that - it has only worked once! Hopefully, it will work better for you! :)

Sunday, October 05, 2008, 5:39 PM

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I'm just hoping the clothes I currently have start fitting looser.. :o) Best of luck to you in fitting in those jeans! I know you can do it...mind over matter....if you want it, it's yours..take it! :o)

Sunday, October 05, 2008, 5:44 PM

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To be honest, it didn't work very well for me. Dieting is easiest for me when I am happy. If I constantly wear clothing that I don't feel comfortable in, I get frustrated, which makes it much harder to maintain my good eating habits.

But hey, everyone's different! Good luck!

Sunday, October 05, 2008, 5:45 PM

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Uuuuuuuhhhhh yea, and finally after 4 years, I'm "this" close to fitting into those leather pants - only problem is, I feel too old now to wear them anywhere. My only chance will be when I go to Las Vegas in about a month.

What the hell was I thinking?


Sunday, October 05, 2008, 6:00 PM

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OP here

I tried not to go to crazy and get really tight pants that I couldn't button. Just ones I would feel a little more comfortable in if I lost another 5 to 10.
This is the feedback I was hoping for, and I do hope it works out better for me since I also hate wasting money!!!

Sunday, October 05, 2008, 6:04 PM

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I lost 17 lbs before I went on vacation this summer and I thought this time I will keep it off and keep going. I went thru my closet thinking if I got rid of my larger pants it would force me not to gain. Now after gaining 14 of it back I am mad at myself for gaining it but also have to buy some temp pants for the cooler weather until I lose again....ugh!

Sunday, October 05, 2008, 7:02 PM

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Smaller Clothes for Motivation

I tried buying some cute shirts a size smaller about 2 1/2 years ago. I'm selling them on eBay now. Just not the right motivation for me. I really hope it works for you.

Sunday, October 05, 2008, 7:09 PM

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I bought "goal" jeans that were too tight for me. I'm giving mine away too...because they're too BIG now!

I took a picture of them and made it into an invitation (you're invited to fit into these jeans!) and hung it on my fridge. It worked for me!

Sunday, October 05, 2008, 9:08 PM

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Well, most women have "skinny clothes" from when they were thinner. They rarely ever are motivation to lose weight, so I fail to see how buying skinny clothes is going to be any better...

Sunday, October 05, 2008, 9:18 PM

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one pair is a good thing

one pair is a good thing, you can keep trying them on to see if you've changed. However, I got into buying all my clothes in size 12 this year and I'm in size 16. I can't bring myself to buy 16!

Sunday, October 05, 2008, 10:48 PM

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This has never worked for me. I saved clothes from when I was smaller on the hopes that I would fit back into them. It never happened so after two years I donated everything that didn't fit. My new motivation is to buy new things once I have reached my goals.

Monday, October 06, 2008, 11:28 AM

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I had read somewhere that it's motivating for others if you hang up a bikini or something like that so you see it every day. Didn't work for me. I spent a bit on a really nice bikini several years ago, and when I look at it, I already know that I will never be that size again.... but the nice thing is that I am okay with it and recognize that I can still be really healthy but not stick-thin like I was years ago....

Good luck!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 3:01 AM

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OP here. I must not have bought them small enough. I put them on today and buttoned them up. My husband for the first time I can remember told me my butt looked hot. Took me by surprise. I don't think I'm going to buy clothes that are too small anymore though. I seem to have a good strategy going already, and I'll wait until I get to a smaller size to go shopping crazy!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008, 11:32 PM

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congrats OP! good for you!

Thursday, October 09, 2008, 6:33 AM

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