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Closet...friend or foe?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's that time of the year when people go through their closets and change from summer to winter clothes. Oh, who am I kidding, I don't change my clothes for the seasons! But this year I decided to give it a try. I haven't gone through my wardrobe in 3 years. Probably before I lost 66 pounds and reached my goal weight. I don't know if this was intentional or not. In the past when I've lost weight and gotten rid of all my "fat clothes", I gained it all back and had to spend money to restock my closet. This time even though I knew the weight was gone for good, I think I kept my clothes just as a precaution.
As I started to rummage through the clothes that I didn't recognize, I looked at the sizes and was surprised to find that besides the size I was wearing at the moment, I had 4 other sizes in there! Vanity prevents me from disclosing the range of sizes, but suffice it to say that WalMart has got nothing on me!
In the past I remember going into my closet at the beginning of the day and thinking, how fat or thin do I feel today? Grab a pair of jeans, try them on, suck it in and decide it's a fat day. Sweatpants and an oversize T-shirt for me. I longed for the day when I could reach in there and pull out anything, slip it on and walk away. After a couple of hours in there today, I can finally say that I could probably get dressed in the dark and feel confident!
So I can honestly say that after many years of warring, I can finally call my closet my friend! Garage sale anyone??????

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    Ya I have clothing that is too small. I keep it in there to inspire me to get fit. I only have a few things that fit me now. I have refused to go shopping until I lose some weight. I hope to look at the clothes I have now and say like you Wow I used to actually where those and then give them away.
    Congrats on your weight loss.
    4126 days ago
    I know how that closet thing feels. Thank goodness I have a biiiiig closet. I have Many sizes in there. Some that fit me now. Some that will fit me if I just lost 10 or 15 pounds. Others that will fit me if I lost 25 pounds. and so on. then I have clothes boxed up that are several sizes too small.

    See ya around. We gotta talk husbands.
    4197 days ago
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