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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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LJOYCE55 11/12/2012 8:23AM

  so now you have to go shopping? What tough life you have this month. BTW, you may wish to look at your current cool weather things as well since you have not worn them since last winter. You may be buying more than you think.

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MEMORIES7 11/12/2012 8:22AM

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AJB121299 11/12/2012 8:04AM

    great job

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LEANMEAN2 11/12/2012 7:12AM

    Good luck with your goals.

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JSTETSER 11/12/2012 6:46AM

    I love it!

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CANDOTERI 11/12/2012 6:12AM

    If things go well, you could always go naked anyway! LOL. Great news, ChicChantal. Congrats! I am all for less ironing, too. I am on the fence about getting rid of some baggy jeans and I think you convinced me to let them go! emoticon

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CYDNEYLEECH 11/12/2012 5:43AM

    Congratulations on all your successes. After having gained and lost a few times, I know I would be scared to death to get rid of my larger clothes; so more power to you. Go for it and steam ahead to the future. (no pun intended, you know ironing - steaming). Anyway best of luck. I look to be where you are, as soon as possible. emoticon emoticon

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SSUSMITA 11/12/2012 5:16AM

    OMG, emoticon emoticon emoticon but don't worry, get new ones.
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SUNSET09 11/12/2012 4:14AM

  This is also known as de-cluttering and you've done it to your body and your home. Your future is so bright, you have to wear shades! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUEJEAN99 11/12/2012 1:49AM

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JIBBIE49 11/11/2012 11:59PM

    Glad to see u featured in the Spark mail again.

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SKJCHAPMAN 11/11/2012 11:53PM

    You won't put it back on. emoticon

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FUSCHIA6 11/11/2012 11:24PM

    I recently got rid of a lot of excess clothing. The sheer volume of it was overwhelming & it is so much easier to just keep the few items that really feel good. I bought some new athletic gear today. The prices were good & I need things that fit, not fall off as I am running. It is much easier to go when you enjoy getting dressed. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon (The black dresses are for pounds I have lost.)

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MEENAKUMARI2 11/11/2012 10:48PM

    I can't wait to do exactly like you did!!! emoticon

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CLAYARTIST 11/11/2012 10:41PM

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MINIMOE1 11/11/2012 10:24PM

    Now that's the way to get the ironing done! Good for you!

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GOOSIEMOON 11/11/2012 10:18PM

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JAMER123 11/11/2012 10:06PM

    emoticon emoticon on the work you got done today!! I have a lot of faith that you are going to maintain well and NEVER need those larger sized clothing in your future life!!! Way to go!!!
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ANOTHERMOMOF2 11/11/2012 9:52PM

    Congratulations on your weeding through the clothes!

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NEWTINK 11/11/2012 9:49PM

    Great motivation not to back slide ... I am proud of you for doing this !!! emoticon

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NEELIXNKES 11/11/2012 9:37PM

    Wonderful! I have been keeping a bag next to the dryer for donations for several months now. The rest go in the trash but now I will look for a fabric recycler. We have donated several bags this year and have had some luck with finding clothes in smaller sizes as well. emoticon

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PCASEY7 11/11/2012 9:24PM

    Great blog! I went through the last of my cupboard a few weeks ago and have a full garbage bag ready for Salvation Army! There's a lot more spare in my cupboard now!

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DESERTJULZ 11/11/2012 8:58PM

    Love it! Time for me to go through and weed out my big clothes. All my slacks have to be belted on now so they don't slip over my hips. Nice feeling, isn't it!?

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MOMOSG 11/11/2012 8:19PM

    He,he! Sounds like my closet!

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WORLDSERIES11 11/11/2012 7:40PM

    I'm going thru winter clothes today. It's finally cold enough to wear some sweaters and when I went to grab one to wear yesterday it was WAY too big!!
So I'm making my own piles today. Love wearing smaller sizes but also love some of these sweaters and hate to see them go! Guess there are worst problems to have:) emoticon

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GARDEMON 11/11/2012 7:35PM

  That is a good tip. What you do not use give it away...
I do it once a week or every two weeks. Whatever I wear and it does not fit anymore I wash it and send it to the charity container. It make so more room in my closet and help someone else plus it helps me being motivated to loose more weight and fit in nicer cloths.

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LANAHAUTH21 11/11/2012 7:34PM

  Thanks for sharing. I am afraid to get rid of the big girl clothesl

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MARYELLEN301 11/11/2012 7:31PM

    Yes, you can do it! 18 months at goal and holding nicely. Just bought 3 pair of size 8 skinny jeans and they fit beautifully! We will succeed!
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KHALIA2 11/11/2012 7:18PM

  Great Job! Loved reading your blog.

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ROCKYCPA 11/11/2012 7:11PM

    Boy I need to go thru stacks of clothes - good for you for taking care of business! Keep up the good work!

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VOLLEYGIRL77 11/11/2012 6:44PM

    emoticon I'm sure that felt great!

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PEACOCK15 11/11/2012 6:29PM

    Awesome Job on your bravery , this is something I need to do!!! Don't worry about running around naked...hahahaha

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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/11/2012 6:28PM

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What a WONDERFUL problem to have !

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Life just keeps getting better and better
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Well, EXCEPT for the EXPENSE
of buying new clothes -
But YOU and it is worth it !!



Have a Wonderful Week

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BLESSINGS!

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TEEBEE44 11/11/2012 6:09PM

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PATRICIAANN46 11/11/2012 5:33PM

  Oh, How I emoticon your sense of humor. You always make me smile and often Laugh Out Loud!!!!!
You are doing a wonderful job and are going to have a wonderful time shopping for your smaller clothes very soon. emoticon

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MJ7DM33 11/11/2012 5:18PM

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SANDYLH1 11/11/2012 5:10PM

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POLSKARENIA 11/11/2012 4:32PM

    Brilliant! Now you've got space for all those smaller clothes you have yet to buy!! Exciting!

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BESCATS 11/11/2012 4:24PM

    Great sorting job. Today, I donated some of my clothes to those in need in New Jersey hit by Hurricane Sandy. Also, bought dog & cat food to send to them.
My ironing is smaller too, but I don't have much that still fits me. Oh well, I can deal with that.
Good going, keep up the good work.

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52114ME 11/11/2012 3:57PM

    yup, it can be fun cleaning out the closet.
Wonderful!

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ABBYMY 11/11/2012 3:47PM

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LAURIETAIT 11/11/2012 3:44PM

    emoticon No looking back. Thin is in your future.

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KELSEY54 11/11/2012 3:40PM

    Well done!

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/11/2012 3:39PM

  I believe this is one of the thrills involved with shrinking, replacing clothes. My sis got some articles at Goodwill, or the consignment stores that sell expensive designer brands.

Then when you get to goal, those are the keepers.

You always put tings in such funny ways.

Oh well, you have so many piles of things to clean up. emoticon

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THOMS1 11/11/2012 3:34PM

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FIT4MEIN2013 11/11/2012 3:24PM

    Ironing? Really? I didn't know people did that any more. LOL! emoticon

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