The Best Advice on Clothes Shopping When Losing WeightA couple of months ago I was getting dressed for an interview and I start putting on my black dress pants and surprise! They’re too big!

Now that’s a nice problem to have! However, they were my only pair of black dress pants! Had to rethink the whole look  then I made a point to go GoodWillAZ.org‘s website to see when their next 50% of Saturday was. (Every other Saturday. Click here for the calendar.)

Yes, while I’m losing weight and in between sizes, it makes no sense to buy clothing at retail price when you’re only going to wear them for a few weeks.

I’ve been on the Whole Life 180 weight loss plan here at Holistic Health Solutions and at this posting, I’ve gone from a size 16 to a solid 11/12. I started at 170 lbs. and I’m only 5’2″. I’m now at 147 with only 7 more lbs. to go!

I do not plan to ever see 150 or higher again!

GoodWillAZ also has “Dollar Days” every Thursday when a certain color tag is only $1. That’s perfect when needing pants, jeans or shorts. Tuesdays are senior days with a 10% discount. Every day they have a certain color tag on sale.

And what do you do with your fat clothes? Give them to Goodwill!

Goodwill has opened some news stores (or maybe they relocated some) in the Phoenix are. There’s a new one on Dunlap and the I-17, on the south end or Metrocenter and 19th Ave and Union Hills. Click here to find one near you. 

Now, Goodwill isn’t the only thrift store around. The Salvation Army opened a store on Greenway and 19th Ave. Every Wednesday is 50% off day and 30% off everything on Saturdays. Yes, the clothes shopping calendar is out to plan which are the best days to get the best deals! 

If you’re one of those people who think they’d never be caught in 2nd hand clothes, get over it!

It makes no sense — in other words — it’s a waste of money — to buy clothes at full retail price when you’re losing weight. You’ll end up donating them in a few weeks. 

And when you’ve reached your weight goal, splurge for a stylist. (I know a few if you need a referral!) Especially if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you’ve been used to seeing yourself at the larger size. Having a 2nd opinion, like that of a stylist, is extremely helpful. Prices vary, so shop around.

While having clothes that are too big is a nice problem to have, you can’t have it until you commit yourself to making a Whole Life 180 change. It’s not just exercising, but what you eat and your overall lifestyle that has to change.  

If you’re ready to start your journey to a better life, click here to contact us!

My weight loss journey:

Starting Out

The Right Meal Plan

Tracking your progress

Learn how to cook

By Giselle Aguiar, From the Patients Point of View

Top graphic from GoodwillAZ’s Facebook Page.