Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Several of you have mentioned the cost of the bigger clothes will keep me from gaining the weight again. When it happens slowly, I'm not sure it will. Has anyone gotten rid of them, and then had a period of several years pass and not had to buy new ones? Did it help you with maintenance? Or did having to put back on old clothes make you want to lose the weight and maintain sooner?
I also am thinking about how the emotional impact of losing one of my family may have contributed to me comforting myself with food. KAT-RBLWTHACAUS has a point. Perhaps I do have some attachment to the weight. Maybe it's the comfort food brings during times of stress, boredom, and the disappointment when my life didn't change because I lost the weight.
I don't think of the clothes as being a security blanket as LUCKY8GAL mentioned, but maybe I would if I kept them this time. I think of them as going back to the old me, instead of going out and buying new ones. Lots to think about. Thanks for posting these ideas everyone.