Retail Motivation

Monday, November 15, 2010

I have a bad habit.

If I go to a store and see something on sale in a smaller size, I will buy it for motivation. A large shirt here, a size 16 skirt there and I use them to help me focus on the weight loss task at hand. It has to be a great deal for me to buy it though; just recently, I bought 2 mini skirts from Old Navy for $5.50 each. They are both size 16 and they can go around my waist, but in order for me to look amazing in them, I'd need to lose half of my thighs and shrink my center, which is a challenge I'm willing to gladly accept.

So, when I buy these articles of clothing, I put them in a bag and periodically, I'll take out the bag and go through the clothing to re-motivate myself.

I went through this bag today and here's what I found. Pictured below are 27 tops and the two denim skirts in the bottom left hand corner. Not pictured are hmm 8 more shirts and 5 more skirts that I have never worn before. I really didn't know it was getting this bad.

But if this isn't motivation, I really don't know what else is. I have already replaced my wardrobe with smaller clothes and going through them today, there's so much there that I want to wear now, but I can't due to my size, so I have to shrink my body to get into them.

A friend and I are planning a celebratory vacation once we lose a good amount of weight and frankly, if I do a good job, I won't need to buy any clothes to bring with me. I'll just have to take down my shopping bag and pick out an outfit!

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    I do this as well and guess what? Some of it is now fitting!!!
    3581 days ago
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