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Keep the clothes or ditch them?

Saturday, August 10, 2013

I think I have been in denial for the last year about the 15 pounds I have gained. I still wore the clothes I was wearing at 160. They were the muffin top thing and just not making me feel GOOD about me. I loved wearing clothes but am wondering if I should get rid of them. In fact, they kind of make me feel bad. What do YOU think?

Also, I think I am going to change my focus from losing weight to training for a half marathon. When I train for a half marathon, I have to be healthy so maybe that will help. Right now, I am playing with the same five pounds and I am quite frustrated... I already have a half marathon picked out. I have just enough time to nearly train. So, we shall see..

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  • GLMOM2
    If they make you feel bad - pass them on. I'm going to do that at the end of summer! I told hubby the other day I don't like these clothes & I've had the same ones for a few years.

    That way if I toss them I will need to lose to buy new clothes for next summer! Just hoping with my gain over the summer my work clothes fit for fall????? emoticon

    1744 days ago
    If they make you feel bad, then ditch them.
    I think focusing on the training is a good idea :-)
    1744 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Like the box idea. But more importantly, you should not define your health by the number on a shirt. Train for the Half because it will give you focus and make you feel good/better about yourself.
    1744 days ago
    I really like this idea from SEAJESS:
    "What if you put the clothes that don't fit in a box, labeled them with the goal date of your 15 pound weight loss..."

    That would be more of a goal for me than buying new clothes after achieving my weight loss goal. If the boxed clothes are out of style or not to your liking, sure, donate or put them on consignment.

    Good luck in the training for the half marathon. I really enjoyed the long training runs. Hope you do too!
    1745 days ago
    My vote would be ditch them as you say they didn't make you feel good anyway. I just learned that for ME . . . just get rid of the clothes that don't fit . . . too small or too big. Just works for me.

    I love to donate them to Good Will then go into the shop. I guess I'm very lucky, because I can always find something there. Not that I buy something every time, but at least it is budget friendly!

    So, bottom line . . . just get rid of 'em if they don't make you feel good! You want to feel good in what you wear.

    HUGS and smiles.
    1745 days ago
    I went through my closet this summer and got rid of anything that was too tight, too loose, too short, I didn't feel good in and found it liberating! I can now go in my closet and able to wear anything in there. Saves me time in the morning and I feel good in anything in there. But the choice is really yours.
    1745 days ago
    If they make you feel bad why keep them? Only keep things around you that inspire, nurture and motivate you. Wear clothes that accentuate your figure and make you feel good about yourself. You will make new memories with new clothes, ones that don't have any negative energy tied to them.

    I agree that focusing on training for a race is an excellent one. You are more than a number. Best of luck
    1745 days ago
    I also have to say I wouldn't get rid of too small clothing, at least not right away. If you truely believe you won't see that weight again, maybe, or if your body will never be that shape again. IE after giving birth to my son, I weigh less now then before I had him or even before I got out of high school, but do seem to be somewhat proportioned differently.
    1745 days ago
    I never get rid of smaller can store them and enjoy them when you are back there in the near future. You know you can do it.
    I know you emoticon
    1745 days ago
    What if you put the clothes that don't fit in a box, labeled them with the goal date of your 15 pound weight loss and then on that date either put them back in your closet (yay!) or give them away (yay!).

    I have a similar dilemma but with a 40 pound goal. Seeing that box and knowing what I spent on those maintenance weight clothes is a powerful motivator for a low-income person like me!

    The idea of focusing on running is a good one, too, I think. If you really love running and start with a race in mind, the food naturally seems to fall into place around it. It's tough though, (in my experience), getting through the initial return to fitness. Unhealthy eating can still feel good before exercise begins to do so.

    Let's cheer each other on over the wall.

    What's your half marathon?

    1745 days ago
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