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NBR: Losing Weight..New Clothes...Need Opinions

Ok, so I'm setting my weight loss goal of 100 (I think, LOL!  I think I don't want to commit to such a large number, but for the purpose of this lets say I've decided on that for sure) and DH and I have decided that I can take some money out of our tax return to put aside to basically buy a new wardrobe when I reach my goal.  But, I also know that I will need to plan to buy some things along the way cause there is no way I could really plan on losing that much weight and being able to wear what I have now the entire time.  So, I have 2 questions...

1. How much money do you think I should put aside to buy a new wardrobe when I do reach my goal weight?

2. How many pounds do you think I can lose before I need to plan on buying some things to help in the interim period.  (i.e. plan on buying some things at each 20 pound increment, more/less?)  How much would you plan on spending at each of these increments?  (and for the record, I don't plan on buying very expensive or a lot for each of these, just enough to get me through while I keep trying to lose weight)

I'm hoping if I have this money set aside then it will help encourage me to stick to my plan.

Thanks!

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Re: NBR: Losing Weight..New Clothes...Need Opinions

  • First off good luck! I think that getting a new wardrobe is a good motivator too!

    First of all- If i remember correctly you are back at work right? What type of dress code does your work have? If it is a more professional dress code, my answer will be very different than a casual work environment or stay at home mom.  

    I think you will definitely need to be buying things along the way. I think clothes fit very different with 15-20 pounds lost. You will look ridiculous in clothes 30lbs too big for you!  I think the 20 pound mark is good, but sometimes if just depends on where you loose weight/ how your clothes are fitting. 

    I would make sure to have at least 2 pairs of pants that you can wear to work that fir appropriately. Maybe a few shirts that mix with cardigans so you can't tell the sizing as much. 

    I don't know what your budget is I think for a 100 lb goal, $500 to 1000 might not be unreasonable especially if you need a professional wardrobe. Also this amount of weightloss means new everything, bras, underware, undershirts, ect.

     

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    First off good luck! I think that getting a new wardrobe is a good motivator too!

    First of all- If i remember correctly you are back at work right? What type of dress code does your work have? If it is a more professional dress code, my answer will be very different than a casual work environment or stay at home mom.  

    Yes I am back at work and we have a dressy casual type of dress code.  I typically wear a pair of dress pants or courdoroys or khakis and a nice top.  Some people in similar positions wear jeans just about every day, but I don't think that'll be something I feel comfortable it.  I have worn jeans on occassion and nothing has been said of it.  but, definitely for the interim period I could get by with a couple of pairs of khaki pants or simple dress pants and nice shirts.

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  • As someone who has lost 70lbs in a 9 month period, you really don't need a lot of new clothes throughout the process. You can get by with what you have for quite a while substituting in a few stretchy pants, jeans with stretch, tops here and there. I really didn't splurge on anything until I lost the full amount of weight. I was also working in a corporate environment so I still managed to get by OK. I think $500-$1000 is a lot to set aside upfront, especially if you may need the money for other things. I would budget now for some good work out clothes and  athletic shoes and maybe set aside a few dollars every month to buy a key item. If you have any nicer items of clothing you can also have then taken in to save money.
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