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Simple Diet Journal #31 -- Glad I Gave Away My Pants

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

A few months ago, I was trying to figure out if I should hold on to pants that had become too big. A number of Spark friends suggested to give them away -- and, that is what I decided. I am so very glad I did.

I gave away the two larger sizes and kept the current one. Then, I lost a bit more and had to buy a smaller pair -- leaving me with jeans in 2 sizes -- not 4. When the larger of the 2 sizes began to start feeling different (you know what I mean :-) -- I realized that I had to take action and get the ball in gear again. I'm so glad I did!

Now, I'm thinking -- that when I get down to a size that's a size smaller than the smaller pair I now own -- I'm going to give away the larger one. As I write that, part of me takes a small breath in -- thinking -- really? should I? But, if I really want to reach my dream weight and stay there -- what would I need the bigger size for?

I'm not one who likes to burn bridges with friends and family and former co-workers -- but, I think in this instance -- it's important to burn my bridges with bigger pants (that sounds so funny, but you get the gist, I'm sure :-) -- and it's proven to be so motivating -- a motivator to stay on plan that I never had realized could be so powerful for me.

Smiles for you today!

Peace, Health, and Living Fully No Matter What . . .

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  • RUN2MYDREAMS
    Good for you. I did that when I had lost 100 lbs. When I gained the weight I had to listen to the voice of my mother saying if I had kept them then I could wear them now (when I had gained back). I'm proud of you for ignoring that voice. YOU CAN DO THIS!
    2024 days ago
  • MARJIMAC63
    Many, many SP folks can relate to battling that inner voice that tells us we just might need those pants again...
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    2027 days ago
  • FLKAIN
    It's a great feeling! Keep it up!
    2027 days ago
  • DIANNEMT
    I have gotten rid of some of my "big" clothing but I am afraid to get rid of the really nice pairs of pants! BUT they are packed away. Good for you!!!
    2027 days ago
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