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Sunday, April 19, 2015

My closet is stuffed with clothes ranging across 6 sizes. I have a lot of really old clothes that I outgrew long ago, that I have kept for up to several decades a) for sentimental reasons or b) because I didn't want to accept that I would never fit them again. And I have a lot of clothes ranging in age that don't fit anymore now that I've lost some weight.

So I have been thinking that I should go through my closet and be ruthless in culling what no longer fits, and filling bags for donation. But part of me is worried that in three months I'll have gained back the weight I've lost in the past five, and will need those outgrown clothes. Another part of me thinks that by donating my larger clothes, I will *have* to keep up the hard work of maintaining, since I don't want to deal with the expense or unhappiness of having to buy new larger clothes.

I guess it comes down to how much faith I have in myself - should I go all in, and bet that I can keep this up, and get rid of my "fat clothes"? I think only about a quarter of the clothes in my closet fit me. I'm going to sleep on it and see how brave I feel in the morning. Maybe I will wimp out and keep a few of my larger clothes "just in case".
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  • MARINGAL
    Today I just blogged this same subject today! Check it out. Its title is "Out With The Old, In With The New"
    2193 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    I had a little chat with your doctor and nutritionist, Bemused, and they agree with me that you won't be needing those fat clothes any more. They assure me that your performance has been exemplary--they wish everyone were as rational, motivated, practical, and dedicated as you when it comes to losing weight, and they say there's no way that the Bemused they have come to know and love is ever going to need fat clothes again. So go clean out your closet, dear, and then go on a shopping spree for some wild and crazy new clothes, because you are in the SAFETY ZONE!

    If it's hard to part with certain items, we all agree that you can retain a couple of things as keepsakes. You might want to practice what I sometimes do when saying goodbye to something my children have outgrown--I kiss it and say thank you before putting it into the bag to be recycled. (I've got photos of them wearing these things, after all.) I've kept a few special items, though, like baby pajamas, shoes, swimsuits, or jackets from when they were toddlers. As for my own stuff, I don't feel sentimental about ANY of it. I guess I don't think I'm very cute!
    2193 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    This has been a dilemma for me as well. Do I dare get rid of the "fat clothes" once and for all, or save them? Think I'll get rid of them this time. Saving them before gave me way too much leeway and made it too easy to just get out bigger jeans.
    2193 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a good night sleep
    2193 days ago
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