Thursday, March 10, 2011
Retiring Fat Clothes... to Goodwill?
The good thing is that now that I'm losing weight, I don't have to run out and buy new clothes, and I don't want to because hopefully they will just be too big soon anyway. I just dig out old stuff. It's cost effective.
Here's my little pickle. As I was gaining weight, I kept everything. So... as I am losing, I am still keeping the bigger clothes. I know I should get rid of them so I have no option of going back to those sizes, or at least it would add a financial incentive as well.
See, I get that. But I also kind of don't want to. I hate shopping (especially for fat clothes) and spending more money than I need to (especially on fat clothes), so my natural instinct is to keep them in the back of the closet, like I did the skinny clothes. Even as I write this, I know what you're all going to say - get rid of them! No going back! And... I will. I will! (This week the 18's and 20's are going bye bye)
But why do I doubt myself so much? Because I've always gone up and down and up down? I thought maybe when I get to my goal, I'd get rid of everything... but then why not now? Do I really want to wear a size 20 again? Do I really think I will gain the weight back that I've lost? I need to trust myself and know that from here on, I am only going to act in my own best interest, and therefore keep losing rather than gaining. It's the mental side of it all. Easier said than done, but I'm working on it!
What do you guys do? Donate everything once it stop fitting? Do you ever want to keep them?
Attitude of Gratitude: I got the best hour-long massage today with a gift certificate I got! I think as a reward, I might start getting massages for every 10 lbs I lose.