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Finally letting go

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Because I've worked really hard at scheduling everything away from the vacation, I have almost no work to do today or tomorrow. I am therefore declaring today a cleaning day at my house. In the course of working hard and being sick, this place has turned into a cluttered catastrophe! I can't stand the idea of going away and then coming home to this mess. So I'm de-messing (deep cleaning is just going to have to wait, I fear).

And one of the things that I am doing is bagging up the mountain of too-large clothes that's been sitting in my basement for the better part of a year, and taking it all to Good Will. This is HUGE for me. I have been terrified of letting go of those clothes, because the last time I lost weight, I gained it all back. I have this weird fear that as soon as I get rid of the clothes I will balloon back up. Like those clothes are some kind of magic totem.

They aren't. What they are is a drag on my psyche, a blot on the landscape of my home, and a crutch I don't need. I have not lost any weight in the last year, but I haven't gained any, either, and I feel really well-balanced where I am. I am ready to let go.

And reclaim about 8 square feet of floor space in my home.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRONGDAWG 7/20/2013 10:05AM

    Today is my house cleaning day. We are good about keeping clutter down to a minimum, but deep cleaning hasn't happened in a much longer time than I care to admit. My sister is visiting at the end of the week, so I am cleaning house today. I'm in the midst of laundry, laundry, laundry.

Enjoy your vacation. Congratulations on pitching the clothes.

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TATTER3 7/19/2013 6:51PM


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EBRAINK 7/19/2013 8:06AM

    Good job! I know what you mean about the big clothes being a drag on your psyche, too. I hope it felt good to get them to Goodwill.

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JANETRIS 7/18/2013 11:46AM

    Miss G...I hope you saved 1 or 2 pair of fat jeans. It's nice to try them on, and let them fall off every once in awhile. I am proud of you for letting go of your too big clothes. You are donating to a worthwhile cause. Enjoy that liberated feeling you get when you look at that nice empty space you created.Good for you!! emoticon

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MANDYLOVE_76 7/18/2013 9:57AM

    Good job.

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MSANITAL 7/18/2013 8:49AM

    Way to go on letting them go and think of it like this.. you had them you enjoyed them and now it is time for someone eles to enjoy them as much as you did.. moving on and congrats for the weight loss.. time to go shopping again..

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CHEFSOPHIE 7/17/2013 7:13PM

    You are welcome to come here and motivate me to de-mess.

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UKMOM638 7/17/2013 6:44PM


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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/17/2013 3:34PM

    Way to go! I sort of did this in reverse: got rid of the clothes that were too tight. Now that I've lost the weight again, I can go shopping! It's all good.

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NATPLUMMER 7/17/2013 3:07PM


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CAKEMAKERMOM 7/17/2013 2:26PM

    emoticon Letting go of your past will help you move on! Those clothes are part of your past and they can stay that way when you let them go!

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KNYAGENYA 7/17/2013 1:49PM

    Good for you! I gave all of my old clothes away. It was so nice going through it. I was able to rid myself of the old me and embrace the new one. There were some articles of clothing I was sad to see go but I look forward to the medium shirts and size 5 jeans I now can wear. Treat yourself to a shopping spree of smaller clothes.

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YIDDLE 7/17/2013 1:04PM

    So proud of you and your decision. Yes, you can.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 7/17/2013 12:32PM

    MissG, save the biggest ugliest item of clothing that you own and hang it on your closet door as a reminder of where you don't want to return to!

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GK1963 7/17/2013 10:26AM

    Way to go!

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NOTANINJA 7/17/2013 10:24AM


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