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Dumping the Skinny Clothes

Monday, July 15, 2013

Today I volunteered to help set up the "clothing exchange" at my church. The principle of this is, bring in a clothing donation, get a credit, and exchange that for "new" clothes. One can buy anything for $1. The goal is not to make a profit, but to get good clothing out to those that need it.

I haven't been doing very well with the dieting and exercise program and have gained about 25 pounds. A good portion of my wardrobe has been placed in a box, waiting for that day when I will be able to wear it again. I took the box, today, and donated it. i will use my credits to get clothes that fit.

Now, you might interpret that to mean that I'm giving up hope. Not necessarily. I just feel that I deserve clothes that fit and flatter and I am not going to wait until some distant day for that to happen. I will have clothes that feel good by the end of the week. It will be nice to have clothes that aren't painful.

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    I'm glad you came back - even a little heavier. You don't have to be the ideal weight to be healthy - older people survive longer when they are a little over the "ideal", supposedly because they can withstand a severe infection better with more survival material stored.

    That said, I am now up about five pounds, three pounds above goal, and about 14 pounds over my lowest weight when I could eat anything I wanted. Anything is hard to control exactly over the long term because everything keeps changing.

    Hope you have a good day.
    1775 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/16/2013 11:01:26 AM
    This doesn't sound hopeless at all--this sounds like a great step in the right direction because it means that you're starting with and taking care of the you you've got. Congratulations!
    1776 days ago
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