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Saturday, November 10, 2012

And it's wearing smaller clothes.

This morning, I was lamenting online the size of my ironing mountain. It had been building for some time (you wouldn't believe me if I said since I came back from holiday five weeks ago, so I won't mention it) and contained a lot of summer clothes.

It also contained things that don't need ironing anyway.

So I got down to sorting through it and folding the non-ironable items and putting them away. And then I looked at what was left and it was still an awful lot.

And then I started to think, hard.

Lots of the stuff in the 'needs ironing' pile was summer clothes from my holiday. It's definitely not summer any more, so I'd normally be ironing them and shoving them in the back of the wardrobe. However they included two skirts and half a dozen blouses that were on the loose side six weeks ago. Also one pair of nearly new black trousers of the falling-off loose persuasion.

I took a deep breath and grabbed destiny with both hands.

I sorted out three piles:

1. things that I can still wear because they are small enough (oh how beautiful that sounds !) and will go under a winter jumper

2. things that are too big now and will be waaay too big come the spring but are still in good enough condition for someone else to wear

3. things in a dangerously embarrassing and knackered condition that I was still wearing because of the difficulty of finding anything I like to replace them. We've all got (ahem!) THAT particular tshirt, right?

Group 1 will get ironed this evening (promise).

Group 2 went to the charity shop at 2pm today, two WHOLE supermarket carrier bags full.

Group 3 went in the charity recycling bin. They recycle the fibres.

My wardrobe is three-quarters empty and I am limp and terrified. What HAVE I done?

If I put weight on now, I'll be going naked.

Don't get your hopes up guys. SparkPeople and I mean business.
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SCRIPTEDFLIGHT 8/15/2013 12:01PM

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CATNCAG 7/26/2013 4:45PM

    That is awesome! It must be a great feeling, freeing & maybe a little scary! I've gotten rid of a few too big clothes myself & fit into ones that used to be too small! GREAT JOB!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB 12/25/2012 8:24PM

  great job

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NLYR20 12/5/2012 12:36PM

  Nice, Great Going!!

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ADELCASALE 11/26/2012 3:22PM

    Good job~!

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HYATTI1 11/15/2012 8:28AM

    You made me smile right away with this blog...I have not picked up an iron in at least 10 years. :)

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CHERYLSBUTT 11/14/2012 7:41PM

    Ironing, what is that? Be encouraged...I believe you will not need those larger items!!!

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CRYSTALJEM 11/14/2012 7:52AM

    Super! And I love the word knackered. Thanks for using it. :)

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IRONBLOSSOM 11/13/2012 1:54PM

    Awesome!! That's the way to make sure you don't gain anything back...nothing to wear! emoticon

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GRACEFULJOURNEY 11/13/2012 1:33PM

    It's fun to go shopping when you are buying smaller sizes.

Enjoy!
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AMANDEES76 11/13/2012 10:59AM

    Getting rid of the clothes that no longer fit is a great way to keep moving towards your goals. I refuse to go shopping but still take clothes to the donations every couple of months. Eventually I too will be going naked but for the other reason. I want to be at my goal weight before I spend money on new clothes. :)

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PENOWOK 11/13/2012 9:05AM

    I know exactly how you feel!! I have done the same thing. About 5-6 years ago, I took a bunch of 10's to the thrift store thinking I'll never get in those again. Now I am in baggy 12's because I can't afford a bunch of new clothes. Guess what I am asking for at Christmas?! Gift cards so I can buy a few 10's but not many 'cuz I want to get back in business and go for 8's! You are definitely on it!!

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SLFGOLF 11/13/2012 1:01AM

    I love cleaning out my closet and getting rid of those very big clothes. Yes it is a little scary, but it lets you reflect on how far you have come. Enjoy!

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SUSHENO 11/13/2012 12:23AM

    Love it! Keep it up. emoticon

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LYNCHD05 11/12/2012 11:44PM

    Don't you just love it. And now you have to go shopping!!!!

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LIBBYL1 11/12/2012 11:30PM

  wow whole bags full of too big stuff!

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FAERY_PRINCESS 11/12/2012 10:57PM

  Oh the problems you never thought you would have! Congratulations on this particular problem!

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KINDELLW 11/12/2012 10:10PM

    Congrats. What an inspiration you are to the rest of us! Now buy some skinner clothing for the empty closet space.

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FANCYFREE15 11/12/2012 9:49PM

    Funny! I'm going to remember the going naked part- what a great motivator not to regain lbs.! emoticon

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BLDANCY 11/12/2012 9:18PM

    emoticon That is awesome!

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KRISTEN_SAYS 11/12/2012 8:56PM

    Great blog!

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DAWNESS0404 11/12/2012 8:01PM

    Great blog! I recently cleaned out a dresser drawer and had a lot of clothes that were in too bad of a condition to be donated and Im not sure if they have a bin for recycling the fabric. I should check in to that for next time!

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JIBBIE49 11/12/2012 7:29PM

    You're the star.

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BARBANNA 11/12/2012 7:14PM

    Ambition, it's a good thing to hava! Good luck!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 11/12/2012 4:55PM

    Great Blog

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LEXIE63 11/12/2012 4:36PM

    Awesome! :-) I think it is good to keep just one of the largest size you owned to hold up against yourself to show how far you have come since then, but reduce reuse and recycle the rest, absolutely! Good for you. :-)

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NEWCHINELO 11/12/2012 3:25PM

    Congratulations!

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 11/12/2012 3:13PM

    I really had a hard time giving up my fat clothes. I thought it was an invitation to the fates to allow me to regain all the weight. I still have a few items that are too big hanging in my spare bedroom closet, cause I can't get rid of that nagging "regain" fear. So far....so good however. As of Thursday, it will be 19 months since I hit my goal weight, and that represented a loss of over 170 pounds. So believe me, if I regain to that point, I will be going around naked. And maybe that is the BEST incentive of all!

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FIRECOM 11/12/2012 1:31PM

    I am getting my too big clothes ready to give to the vets. In the past, I have kept then around "just in case". Not this time. Onward and upward.

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BUSMOM27 11/12/2012 1:05PM

    Way to go! Great tips.

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MOLLZ007 11/12/2012 12:32PM

    Great blog! Congrats! emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 11/12/2012 12:28PM

    Hooray!! I love this! :) Enjoy having less ironing to do! LOL I'm glad you don't have plans to run around nekkid, but I do pity the gentlemen who won't get to check you out. :)

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EENLIGHTENING 11/12/2012 11:35AM

    Ah, the beauty of purging and making space for more goodness to flow in. Out with what doesn't serve us anymore.

Good work!

I focus on the word "release" as opposed to "lose" because it implies a desire to find it again and besides it is also a word that comes from a scarcity mindset.

Create a healthy day!

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MOMMY445 11/12/2012 11:27AM

    way to go! well done! have a fabulous day!

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SCAREWALDORF 11/12/2012 10:30AM

    Totally inspiring! Well done you

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1935MARY 11/12/2012 10:17AM

    This is great. I can't wait until I can go through my clothes, like that. I hope by spring I can get rid of all my winter clothes, instead of packing them up, and next year buy new ones. How happy I would be.You my lady just motivated me to push harder. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIESLIM62 11/12/2012 10:12AM

  emoticon emoticon There's no stopping you! Keep going and don't look back. I have a few pairs of jeans that are a little loose, but not to the falling off stage ...YET. I know it will happen. emoticon

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SLIMLEAF 11/12/2012 10:03AM

    That's great! How encouraging!

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KAYYAK1 11/12/2012 10:03AM

  Good for you. Keep it up. The smaller you get there will be less ironing if for no other reason as the clothes will be smaller in size!

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LOVEANTIQUES 11/12/2012 8:42AM

    Great job! I had done the same thing after losing my weight. My clothes recently started getting a little snug again and I REFUSED to go buy more bigger ones. I'm back on track again and they are fitting like they should. You can do it!

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