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Spring Cleaning In January

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I just packed up all my clothes that do not fit anymore. Size 2x all the way down to size 6...GONE. I kept my ugly t shirt from my before picture and my dress from my son's bar mitzvah last spring. That is it.

Why do we hold on to this stuff? I had been putting this off for months now..I realized I was keeping them as a security blanket just incase I regained my weight. How many sizes do you have in your closet?

No matter where you are in your journey, maybe it's time to cast off the just in case clothes that no longer fit..
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    I have been doing this bit by bit! I am needing to go shopping and will this next weekend! I have probably 3 sizes in my closet right now-my size now, the next size down and some of my fave baggy clothes a size bigger that I can't get rid of until I wear them out, I guess. But, some are getting so baggy I will have to throw them out soon! emoticon
    I am also between sizes, buying clothes now, is a daunting task! I hate shopping anyway and that makes it so much harder!!!!! emoticon
    I need these too! emoticon

    1913 days ago
  • MKELLY72
    Good for you!! I had a great time purging mine as I whittled down and shopping at goodwill for replacements :)
    It was the first time I had done this--past losses had me holding onto the old clothes in case I needed them--well this time I decided that I WOULD NOT need them ever again--I too kept one shirt and one pair of pants just to remind me of where I came from. I haven't had them out in over a year though now..maybe it's time for a little visit and maybe a photo :)
    1918 days ago
    I really don't have too many that dont fit, it is the old dresses and such, that I will never wear again, and have not for 10 years, what is the deal? just do it right, thanks for the push
    1920 days ago
    My closet only contains clothes that fit now but it took me several years to "let them go". The range was from size 6 (where I am now) to size 24. I'd been up and down so many times that it was hard to trust my loss as permanent, yet here I am with 7 years at or under goal. After a year or two, I started purging 2 sizes a year until now everything fits except a few items that are too small and only fit occasionally. I'm happy staying in the goal range I've reached and life is good. Congratulations on your amazing journey!
    1921 days ago
    Did that last year and it was a very emotional day cried tears of joy and sadness..
    1923 days ago
    Ha ha, we are so different. I have 4 tubs of "too small" clothes in my closet plus the spare closet full of hanging clothes that don't fit anymore. Today when I was uncomfortable in my size 18 pants, it wasn't because they were too tight--it was because they were so baggy they were uncomfortable. I came right home, threw them (and some other clothes) in the wash and started a bag of stuff to get rid of. I can't WAIT to get rid of these big clothes and get back into my 16s, 14s, and 12s!
    1923 days ago
    I bounced back from size 10 jeans to size 12 over the fall. I'm going to have a good talking to myself about that. emoticon

    I like your solution better.
    1923 days ago
    I do this periodically myself, clean out the old stuff, give it to Goodwill. I think it's a good exercise psychologically, throwing out the old "you" and accepting the new "you" fully.
    1923 days ago
    1923 days ago
    I was looking at my just-in-case size 12s. Last year I got rid of my just-in-case size 14s and XLs and quickly needed them again. But I kept stuffing myself into 12s.

    So I'm a little nervous about getting rid of the 12s. I should though. It's got to be a lifestyle change so why hold on to them? Soon.

    Good for you!
    1923 days ago
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