Buying New Clothes

Here’s a fun fact, when you lose weight, your clothes get looser. That seems like such a no brainer but it is something that you should plan on. Seriously, it is going to cost you some money, if you are planning on losing weight you are also planning on spending some money.

Here’s the thing, you will lose weight, and for every 10 to 15 lbs that you lose you can expect to lose another waist size. If you are losing 10 lbs in a month, and you lose for 3 months, you need to plan to be done a size to three smaller by the end of that 3 month period.

So, you need to have a plan for what to do. Luckily, losing weight gradually is a neat trick. I love my belt. It keeps me from buying clothes too quickly. My strategy is to just cinch up my pants.

It does get to the point of being ridiculous though. At the time of writing, I am down 40 lbs. I still want to be down another 40 lbs before I am done. Pants that fit 3 months ago, seem comically large these days, to the point that I put them on and they just slide right back off.

I don’t say that to brag, it is just a reality. I’m a pretty frugal guy, and so I don’t like going out and buying clothes for myself. In fact, I rarely do it. I only really go clothes shopping if something in my closet rips, or gets stained. So the thought that I have perfectly good clothes that are too big for me makes me cringe a little bit.

So just take this as a word of advice. If you want to lose some serious weight, you should start saving some amount of cash for each pound that you lose. That way you have a clothes fund ready to go.

Also, don’t go buying clothes too early. I’m avoiding it right now because I am only half way through my journey. If I buy now, I will end up in the same quandary that I find myself in today. So take some will power and don’t treat yourself too early. Of course, if your will power tank is running low from all the weight losing that you have been doing, then by all means. We all only have so much will power after all. Go splurge on some new clothes instead of the food.

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