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4/10/09 10:41 A

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I am guilty of hanging onto stuff that is too big. I am wearing 0s but I have 2s and 4s in the closet. I gave everything else (18's through 6's) away but I have some kind of mental block about these sizes. I know I looked good in those clothes and was very comfortable with my weight at the time, but I continue to lose pounds and inches. I would only need to gain 15 lbs and I'd be back in them. Subconciously I believe I will wake up one day and be back at that weight. I haven't had my rings re-sized either because I fear having them cut down and then putting weight on and not being able to have them stretched to fit again. I haven't worn any rings in over a year, they just sit in a drawer.

How long do you suppose it will be till I can accept that this is permanent? The clothes will probably be out of style!!LOL

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4/8/09 10:33 P

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LOL - I do know what you mean about the shopping; I have not enjoyed it so much through the years. I like to have nice clothes...just don't like the looking for and trying on part. Have to say that I'm liking it a bit more now though when I have to buy new stuff because everything here is too big for me to wear out in pubic.

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4/8/09 12:38 P

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You know what's funny about this? I do just the opposite, I always refuse to buy new clothes because, "next month I'll weight less". Consequently, most of my clothes are eventually rags and I have to just throw them out. I work from home so I just have some "uniforms" (I call them uniforms because I have my "go to town clothes" and that's the only time I wear them)that I always wear when I go out. At home I wear comfortable things like sweats and baggy sweatshirts. Usually, my husband puts his foot down and drags me to the store kicking and screaming and makes me buy cloths, or he won't go out with me any more. I just hate to try things on at the store. Then I usually buy stuff that I just hate and never wear. I'm pathetic. . . However, I have new resolve to change the way I look and feel, then I won't hate shopping. It is a fact that when we look better (even if I means looking the best we can TODAY) we feel better and are able to face and deal with everyday events.

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Continuing the countdown until our anniversary week -- we have only 5 days to go!

I recently read this SparkPeople article:

5 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Skinny Jeans
Your Old Clothes Could Prevent You from Losing Weight
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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articles.asp?id=1274


The short of this article is that it recommends you let go of your "skinny jeans" or other skinny clothes that you have been holding onto with the hope that they will inspire you to fit into them again one day. The author suggests that it can be more of a demotivator in fact & recommends you get rid of them.

So, what about you?
Do you hang on to old skinny clothes in the hopes of wearing them again?
Do you hang on to old larger clothes even after you lose weight?

I will admit that I am guilty of the latter. I have a tough time getting rid of clothes even though I am now several sizes smaller. I'm not entirely sure why that is & I don't think it's a good idea. Yet I hang on to a lot. While thinking through this, I did clear out all my largest items (mostly 18s) and bagged them up for donation. I feel good about that; but still wondering why I didn't bag up the 16s at the same time. Maybe this weekend I will....

Edited by: SHEENADEE at: 4/7/2009 (23:57)
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