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Holt: Shop for the body you have, not the body you want

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For years, I've held on to plastic tub after plastic tub of too-small clothes, all the way down to smalls, size 3s and 5s and 32Bs.



Most of the clothes I wore at some point. Some I've never worn, tags still dangling hopefully from hips and armpits.

When I bought band T-shirts I clearly couldn't fit into, I jokingly said I was "collecting" them.

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Meredith Holt
Meredith Holt is a Forum features reporter who writes a twice-monthly column on body image, weight loss (and gain), health and fitness. Her topics of interest include mental health, relationships and women's issues. She also does page design and copy editing, which she did for six years prior to joining the features staff in March 2012.
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