Just Toss it!

In the past when I lost weight I would box up the clothing items that were to big and save them. I don’t know why I just did not toss the items once I could no longer wear them. I guess I was not emotionally ready to let go of the weight or the clothing. Not being able to let go of the clothing was an internal signal that I was not confident that I could be successful at keeping the weight off. Keeping clothing I could no longer wear was also a signal that it was alright if the weight came back.

This time I am confident that I will keep the weight off and have vowed to throw out all clothing items once they become too big. I have already hauled 4 garbage bags full of clothing ranging from size 22W to 18W to Goodwill. Since I am getting rid of items as soon as they no longer fit, I really don’t have a choice but to keep the weight off. If I gain the weight back I will have NOTHING to wear.

I am currently in the last of my “saved” clothing. My pants are all already too big, and my shirts are quickly becoming that way. Most women look forward to shopping for clothing but I am not looking forward to shopping anytime soon. I am not looking forward to spending money on clothing that will only last me a couple of months. I am also a little intimidated by shopping in the “normal sized” section of the store. Its been around 16 years since I have been able to shop in any department other than “women’s or plus size.” The clothing within the departments is vastly different. For some reason plus sized clothing has no shape, lots of weird patterns and is just plain ugly most of the time. Which is one reason I wear mostly solid colors and clothing that has no defining lines.

I have decided that for the winter months it won’t matter if my sweaters fit right or not. I am not going to spend money on sweaters that will only be worn for one season. As far as pants go, I am going to have to pick up a few basics but I am leaning toward a little tight verses just right. I did purchase some jeans a few weeks ago. I love how they look and I love how they fit. But those new jeans are already becoming too loose. I have scoured Goodwill looking for a few basic items. It seems that toddler clothing and larger sized women’s clothing that looks good is hard to find at places like Goodwill.

I know I am cheap. I know that I am starting to look a little frumpy and bag-lady like, but I really don’t care at this point and time. In a few months when I am closer to my goal weight someone needs to nominate me for “What Not to Wear” so that I can get a whole new wardrobe and not break the bank.

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2 Responses to “Just Toss it!”

  1. Laura Webber says:

    I was going to mention thrift shopping to you… I actually get a lot of pretty nice pants there! Does your are have resale shops? They are a step nicer (you can try stuff on) and its not much more expensive!

  2. Donna says:

    Good idea, Laura. I will have to check into some of the thrift shops. I had not actually thought of looking there or at consignment shops.