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Ditching The Fat Clothes ...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I am a big believer in getting rid of 'fat clothes.' As soon as something is too big, off it goes to charity. Then if I start to backslide, I realize I have no pants left and I better put down the pizza and pick up some broccoli or I'm going to have to go buy new pants. Again. And that costs money. And I don't have much of it. So I better get my ass in gear.

Brief history lesson: I have fluctuated from a size 12 to 16 for about 15 years now. I'm now the lightest I've ever been, and a solid size 12, bordering on 10.

I have NO PROBLEM getting rid of the 16s and the 14s. Even though I've had to re-buy new pants every few years as the roller coaster reaches the top of the size range. But still, outta there!

But now ... some of the 12s are too big. And these two bags of clothes in mostly size 12-14 and one bag of shoes (because my FEET got smaller!?) are sitting out in the hallway and I'm having a really hard time getting rid of these. (The third bag is mostly old sheets, so it doesn't really count.)

12 is my go-to size. Why would I get rid of these? Certainly I'll gain weight back again and I'll need these. Obviously these 10s are a fluke. This isn't real life.

I never have that discussion with myself when it's a 16. I'm all "ADIOS, @#CKERS, I AM NOT A 16 ANYMORE! HA!"

I am not sure why this is different. But I have changed the way I eat and while the weight is coming off at a ridiculously slow pace, I'm not really yo-yoing. It's a very slow (verrrrrrrry slow) creep downward. i've changed how I eat entirely, in a way that I believe is sustainable for the long run. So, ADIOS, @#CKERS, I AM NOT A 12/14 ANYMORE! HA!


I just find myself very nervous this time for some reason.

Has anyone else ever felt like that?
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    I was super happy to throw out my 22-24, and my 20s, but some of my 18s are getting loose and I haven't even thought about throwing them out. Partially, I think it's because I live somewhere where it is hard to find plus-sized clothing, so if I throw things out I won't have anything to wear, and partially because once I got below a 20 clothes started to look cuter on me and I started spending more money on them. It's hard to throw out a 100 dollar dress if you've only worn it 5 times, even if it's starting to get too big. (and by throw out, I mean donate, not relegate to the bin)

    And yeah, I haven't been a 16 since high school, I don't know that I can quite get my head around that yet.

    It's a good feeling, but a scary one too.
    640 days ago
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