Going all in
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".