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7/19/11 8:48 P

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Yes, I've come to accept that a bigger size is far more flattering than a muffin top! Right now I'm anywhere from a size 16-20 which is US size 14-18 I believe. Everything depends on the cut. What I'm loving is that I don't have to depend on stretchy materials to find anything to fit anymore!

Slow progress is still progress.


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7/19/11 8:34 P

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Now that I have lost almost 75% of what I'm wanting to lose I'm having just as much of a difficult time shopping for clothes as when I was fat. Then it was trying to find something that fit and wasn't too tight to show all my rolls....now I'm struggling on finding what my style is since I have basically worn jeans and t-shirts for the last 10 years. I went shopping a couple of weeks ago since I was given money and giftcards for my birthday and had my friend help me find out what looks good on me...did I mention she was 1700 miles away...yep did it through text messages. I still have a bit of a belly but I now noticed that I can find jeans and pants that fit without the muffin top and its a great feeling and I'm pretty much fitting into a size 10 across the board.

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7/19/11 1:29 P

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In terms of size, as long as it looks good on me, I don't care about the size. I don't get depressed if I'm used to wearing one size pants, and have to go up a size in a different brand. I understand that not all clothing is the same size, even if it has the same number on the tag.

As far as fit, I am learning that clothes that fit properly, meaning not too loose, nor too tight, make you, and feel, smaller and sexier. The cut of the clothes is also very important. As someone said, skinny jeans are not my friend, but wide-leg trousers hide my thighs well, while still being fashionable. Tops that end past your crotch shorten your leg-line and make you look more plump, and tops that have v-necks elongate your torso, making you look taller and slimmer. And a wrap-dress is any size or shaped woman's friend; for women who don't have many natural curves, it creates them, for pear-shaped women, it accentuates a smaller waist, and for us lucky to have the hour-glass curves, it high-lites our natural gorgeousness!

Peace, Rachel

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results."- James Allen (the quote I get my screen name from!)


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7/19/11 1:23 P

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Like many of my fellow DONE girls have said, sizes vary so much it's crazy. I have a cute jean skirt that is a size 16, but I find what's really fitting me now is 18 on bottom & 20 on top. All of my size 22-24 clothes are so large on me, they're like blankets. Before my weight loss, I stressed out about being able to fit "comfortably" into my clothes or having them loose enough so that I didn't look so sloppy. NOW, my problem is that my clothes are too big and I'm: 1). too cheap to buy new clothes if I'm actively losing, 2). I worry that I'll look sloppy because my clothes are too big, and 3). I also worry that people will think that I'm bigger because of my bigger clothes (yes, I know I shouldn't care what people think...but I'm working on it).

It frustrates me some days, and some days I just don't even care.

Many backs have broken from lesser weight I know
I was born to carry more than I can hold
Even though Iíll stumble
Even though Iíll fall
Youíll never see me crumble
Youíll never see me crawl. - Bright Star the Musical

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7/19/11 12:25 P

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Yeah. And what cuts work best at what weight.


Funny thing about clothes though. When I was in high school weighing 185, I was in size 14. Earlier this year, I was in size 9, at 199lbs.

Katrina
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You can not change yesterday - it's done.
You can only dream of tomorrow.
The only day you can change is today.
What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?

It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it GREAT

Go little Turtle Go!


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7/19/11 11:31 A

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I think that sizes vary so much I don't get overly concerned. I've hung onto some size 14 skirts that are a little big in the waist because they are so pretty. I tried squeezing into a size 10 pair of pants yesterday that I've had for 2 years and no go. emoticon I definitely won't be in those for another 10-15 pounds!

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7/19/11 11:22 A

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So true about sizes! I agree with the previous posts about not wanting a muffin top. I have a favorite pair of Old Navy jeans in size 12 that fit nicely, a pair of Levi size 4 jean shorts that I wear a lot, and a size 8 Old Navy jean skirt that is a staple in my wardrobe. Go figure. I decided a long time ago that size does not matter in clothing as long as I like how it fits and it's wearable/comfortable for me. Good thread here!

Debbie

"... he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before..."
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"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." ~John Bingham, runner, speaker, writer

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7/19/11 11:15 A

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My concern with the way things fit has changed completely from 5 years ago. Like you, it was all about fitting into the smallest jeans I could. Now, I focus on fit instead of numbers (no two jean sizes are alike anyway!) and I really try an accentuate what waist I have with empire cuts and layering. Even after losing all this weight, I'd still jump into a pair of 22's over a pair of 18's if they looked better on me! I despise "muffin" top and it kills me to see these women, who's bodies I envy, look like a doughboy in too-small jeans!

~ Neva ~

"I am too POSITIVE to be doubtful,
too OPTIMISTIC to be fearful,
and TOO DETERMINED TO BE DEFEATED."



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7/19/11 10:45 A

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My body parts have always been different sizes currently size 14 waist, size 16 top and size 18 hips. I have always been quite concious of how things fit. After seeing how much slimmer I look with better fitting clothes I have not gone back. I also pay close attention to my body shape. As hourglass pencil skirts and skinny jeans have not been my friend even when I was at my smallest.

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7/19/11 10:44 A

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Yes. I used to put a lot of stock in that number, and now? Now, I'm just concerned about things looking good & feeling right. I have a size 8 Old Navy skirt that fits perfectly, some 10 Gap jeans, but today? today I'm wearing some low-riding Old Navy capris I bought YEARS ago (seriously...6 years maybe?) that are a size 14. At first I was discouraged, then I thought...so what? They fit. They look good. It doesn't mean the scale says something different than it did 2 days ago when I wore the 8. emoticon


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CW: 186.8 on 9/29/16, after having reached goal (under, in fact!) and then relapsing. :( BOOO!!!


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7/19/11 10:41 A

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When I was 261lbs and a size 22, I liked things large and baggy. Thinking it would somehow mask that I was fat. I'm a size 14 now and I still struggle with if I should buy a size bigger sometimes. I'm also way more aware when things are too big.

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7/19/11 10:38 A

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I struggle with going down a size in clothes. I like my clothes to be baggy and "not touch me". My sister has been great at encouraging me to purge my wardrobe and letting me know what really does fit.

"When things go wrong don't go with them." Elvis Presley


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7/19/11 10:35 A

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As you have lost weight, has your idea of what clothes fit you and what clothes don't changed? I was 215 pounds when I got married, and I was wearing size 14s. I'm only 2 pounds away from that now, but still fitting into a size 16. I kind of think that I have a better idea of what "fits" and what a good fit is instead of just trying to squeeze into a smaller size, if that makes sense. There was no way I would have admitted to being a size 16 5 years ago! But now, I'd rather have clothes that fit right instead of squeezing myself into the next size down. What about you?

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