That may seem like a weird thing for a PF blogger to brag about. But for that $105, I got:
- 1 workout tank
- 4 t-shirts
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 3 jeans
How is that possible, you ask? Well, thanks to my friends over at Engineer a Debt Free Life, I found out that Old Navy has a special page with “hidden” coupons. For example, if you clicked on the boy mannequin’s floatation devices, you would have found a coupon for 20% off. These coupons are currently out. But they reload randomly, as I understand it, so be sure to check in every day or so! I was lucky enough to nab 25% off for my own email address, and $45 off of $100 for Tim’s. (You can only print one coupon a week, so be sure you have the best deal in your cart, before hitting “Make A Coupon.”)
Those two, plus some careful clearance-section shopping, allowed me to get significant bang for my buck. That’s pretty handy, since I’m struggling with some weight gain. Now I actually have pants that I can breathe in. And that don’t give me that unsightly, embarrassing muffin-top that I’m so self-conscious about. The shirts are good, too, because they’re not as tight as my other ones. So, once again, I won’t constantly be worrying about my tummy.
My usual MO is to just put my nose to the grindstone and start losing weight. Which I am doing. But I am also trying to be more realistic. (Or, to be more exact, Tim is making me be more realistic.) Since my body weight tends to fluctuate, it makes sense to have a couple sets of items. Chances are, I will eventually end up close to this weight again, what with my stress levels and sweet tooth (and being easily fatigued).
Do any of you have separate sets of wardrobes? What would you do right now if you found that you couldn’t fit into your current clothes? Is it more important in a situation like this to be frugal or kind to yourself?