I know that the goals for weight loss for many people are to look better in their clothes and to have the opportunity to wear clothes they couldn't before. Still, I found that buying say, a new pair of jeans, that I think look good on me motivates me to stay on track. I picture how those awesome jeans will look even better once I lose weight and I stay on the wagon!
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Don't wait until you reach your *ideal* weight to wear nice clothes. Buy clothes you like that fit your body now. You'll feel better about yourself and more motivated to start/continue with getting in shape. As you lose weight, continue to purchase clothes in smaller sizes - being able to see your transition will be helpful. Wearing baggy, ill-fitting clothing is not flattering.
I have a hard time getting rid of clothes I haven't worn but "might someday" fit again, so I made a rule for myself. For every piece of new clothing I buy, I have to donate two pieces to charity. This makes me think twice about buying something on impulse, and it helps clean out my closet. The charities benefit too. :)
Doing your hair, putting on make-up and dressing nice helps you eat less.
Whenever its time for my to get a hair cut or new clothes because of my weight lose and I put off, I have less productive days until I do those things. I tend to feel junkie, so I eat junkie. But as soon as I do my hair and buy shape flattering clothes, I am back on the fast track to my goals.
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