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I threw out my fat clothes!


Friday, January 17, 2014

I can't believe I did it.

As I mentioned in a previous blog, I now wear either a large or a 16 1/2 shirt. So today I went through my clothes and removed all the 18's, XXXL's and XXL's from my wardrobe. There were some familiar friends there and it was scary to see them go into the donation pile for the thrift store.

For now, I still kept the XL and 17" shirts and as they aren't too baggy yet, but they'll go after the next big loss.

In the past, when I've lost weight, I held onto my fat clothes, hedging my bets. But this time there is no going back. It feels like I'm flying without a safety net and - if I regain the weight - I'll be flying naked!
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TERI-RIFIC 1/20/2014 7:06AM

    Good for you! Way to go! Burn those bridges like Sun Tzu, Tai Chi man.
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SUSIEGKORN 1/20/2014 12:37AM

    You just made me LOL with that last statement! When I got rid of some of my HUGE clothes after I lost a chunk, I kept one shirt and one pair of pants from when I was at my largest, just as a reminder to never go back there! I could relate to this post in every way. Good for you!
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I read a Spark quote today that says, "I'm not losing weight. I'm getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again." Seems an appropriate response to your blog.
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TEENY_BIKINI 1/19/2014 11:26PM

    Congrats!!! Isn't that the best feeling EVER?! Yay you!

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HGSGUY 1/19/2014 3:47PM

    Let us all hope you don't gain weight and have to fly naked ;-)

I believe you are doing the right thing, you only hang on to big clothes to wear when you deep down know you will gain it back!

You are a true inspiration!

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KUTLIKS 1/18/2014 8:06PM

    Don't hold on to them too long because I once saw on Dr. Oz that wearing baggy clothes ( for whatever reason.. I forget) makes your body want to fill them back out, actually they say this at weight watchers too (yes I did them too but too expensive). It's some type of psychological survival mechanism from caveman days. Apparently our brains say "Oh no we are losing too much weight.. We must be going into starvation mode..no food available. Start storing fat and nutrients!!" You really don't need to hold on to them because that is just looking back and not forward...its not like you don't have the memories or the pictures to look at. Why be constantly reminded anyway?

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PINKNFITCARLA 1/18/2014 5:05PM

    emoticon There is no going back! When I lost 50 lbs, I threw out everything that was too big. When I started gain a little back and the clothes I had were tight, it woke me up so to speak and made me get back to what I should be doing. Fortunately, I've maintained the same with give or take a couple pounds either way for over 4 years now. Unfortunately, that weight is still 30-40 lbs over my ideal weight! I'm still here trudging along though!

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JUSTDOINGIT101 1/18/2014 11:19AM

    Bravo!

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BEATLETOT 1/18/2014 9:59AM

    OMG, so jealous!! I don't think I'll miss any of my current clothes, since I just buy what I NEED until I buckle down and lose the weight.

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GRAMMYEAC 1/18/2014 9:56AM

    Good for you!

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JSTETSER 1/18/2014 5:59AM

    Go guy GO! I remember saying good-bye to my fat clothe. It was bittersweet.
Now I have lots of new friends in my closet. In fact, I am still making new friends.
It is time for new jammies. Fat jammies are no longer needed.

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68ANNE 1/17/2014 10:57PM

    Way to go

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KAYOTIC 1/17/2014 10:36PM

    emoticon How good that must feel...

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NOMIS1 1/17/2014 10:18PM

    Good for you!

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DO4FIT 1/17/2014 9:19PM

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KABMPH 1/17/2014 8:58PM

    This time THERE IS NO GOING BACK! Congrats to you, my friend. How empowering!!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 1/17/2014 7:27PM

    emoticon Good for you! I am doing the same thing. As I go down I buy new clothing every 2 sizes. And I get rid of the old stuff. I don't want it in the house. I don't want to ever be that size again so I know I won't need those clothes. I did keep 1 pair of knit pants that I wear for PJ's now and I am amazed when I see myself in them - they are sacks. Sacks! and I used to wear them. Doesn't it feel great!

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PHOENIX1949 1/17/2014 6:41PM

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GARDENQE2 1/17/2014 5:35PM

    WOO! HOO! emoticon

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BUNNYCATS 1/17/2014 4:31PM

    Super! emoticon emoticon Great way to celebrate your weight loss! You are not going back!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 1/17/2014 4:18PM

    Great job friend!!!

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BLUENOSE63 1/17/2014 4:14PM

  Good for you! Doesn't it feel good to get rid of those clothes....

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BRENJET 1/17/2014 4:13PM

    So thrilled for you!!! I have bins in my basement with every size from 6-16....I've never let the fat clothes go, and I've never let the skinny clothes go--maybe I'm just a hoarder!! You've inspired me to at least go down and look through them. It shows a real commitment to this journey, and I think I'm ready for that. Once again, you've motivated AND inspired me!!! Thanks, Steve!
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ARCHIMEDESII 1/17/2014 3:57PM

    Congratulations ! I find cleaning out my closet of old clothes to be extremely liberating.

However, I would encourage you to keep one shirt and pair of pants from your largest period. It's not that you will grow back into them. goodness no. But, those large size clothes represent how far you've come.

I kept a couple of my largest clothes. I figured one day I would strike a James Coco type of pose with them on.



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