Like Mother, Like Daughter...
Saturday, February 09, 2013
My Mom was a depression era baby who had a hard time throwing anything away if it might be useful later. When she died, my sister and I (at Dad's request) went through all her clothes and decided what was to be done with them.
We laughed (and cried) about things like kleenex in ALL the pockets and why on earth she would have kept some of the things we encountered. She had 5 closets with clothes from the decades of 81 years of her life. (Not All the clothes she'd ever had, but some from infancy through her final year.)
I thought that I wasn't like that. Lol. Perhaps I AM - more than I'd like to be.... I've spent the last 2 days going through ALL my clothes (5 sizes worth!) because I have dropped another size. When I lost the weight 3 years ago, I stored the bigger clothes away. It was my intention then (and now as well) to get rid of those clothes if I could maintain my goal range weight for 2 years.
Somehow the clothes got mixed up, so I had to try them all on to decide where they belonged. Now only the smallest sizes are left in my closet. Everything else is stored away clearly labeled. Whew, what a job! But I'm so glad I didn't have to spend $$ to buy bigger stuff when I gained!!!
I REALLY don't want to go through the weight loss phase again. If I can keep my goal weight for 2 years, I think I can keep it forever, and those clothes will leave the house and give me more space. I'm looking forward to it!