Ah … Today I tried on one of my old shirts that I haven’t worn in a while and not only does it fit, I decided to wear it today because it matches my new pair of blue specs that came in yesterday.
It feels so good to pull out the old clothes that really didn’t get to be that old before I outgrew them. I’ve been wearing a raincoat the past few days that I wore only once before it ended up in my closet of clothes that were too small.
The cool thing is I’ve been getting compliments on the coat since I’ve been wearing it this week.
Anyway, now I’m beginning to slowly raid that closet for things to wear and I can hardly wait to throw out my old clothes as I lose the weight.
I’m almost scared to do that though. It’s a giant leap of faith! Especially with the one plus-sized clothing retailer in the area going out of business. Seriously, that freaks me out because now I’m going to have to travel to buy clothing until I lose enough weight to buy normal-sized clothing.
At least for now I can “shop my closet.” That will keep me going for a little while.
But I can’t help it. I’m struck with a little bit of fear with letting those big clothes go. Maybe it will get easier as I do it.
I have one skirt that’s on it’s way to being too big now. It’s constantly sliding down and I keep having to adjust where it lands on my waist. I think that’s the first item of clothing to go. It’s a skirt I’ve been wearing all the time, so that might be one of the hardest things to get rid of. I could have it altered, but then again, there comes a point when a person just has to get rid of their clothes that don’t fit.
Anyway, I’ve been on a roll with the weight-loss lately. Yesterday I attended my TOPS meeting and they recorded another weight-loss for the seventh week in a row. I added to my charm bracelet for last week’s achievement of losing weight for 6 weeks in a row and also for being the TOPS top loser for the month.
It seems by the time I reach my goal, I’ll have filled my bracelet up and then some!
Well, it’s off to losing more weight and to getting over the idea that I may be throwing some clothes away, or donating them, or burning them, or who knows what. It’s time to start taking giant leaps of faith!