Shlog 10: Get Rid Of or Not Get Rid Of, That Is The Question?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A male cousin wondered what I was doing with my clothes that are now too big. He jokingly said he could use some new clothes and they might fit him. This conversation was going on with all female relatives around the table.

I told him that I had boxed a lot of them up and given them to the Epilepsy Foundation, as they come and pick them up from your curbside. One of the females around the table had a look of disdain and didn't think that was such a good idea. You might need them. What if you gain weight back again, she said.

I just said that I had worked too hard and wasn't planning on gaining that amount of weight back ever again. I have kept a few things that were really new and are maybe 1 to 2 sizes bigger than what I am wearing now.

Her doubts gave me a mixed reaction. I felt a little anger and resentment, some hurt, and doubt.

Anyhow, it is too late now....they are gone for good. But, I am still not sure how to answer the question??? Get rid of? or Not get rid of?

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    You sound very confident getting rid of them. Don't let someone else's insecurities make you doubt yourself.
    3874 days ago
    I'd think you'd want to get rid of them! It's added encouragement to keep the weight off! And if you've truly taught yourself a new, healthy lifestyle, the weight should never come back anyhow.

    When I reach my goal, I'd like to box up all my 'fat' clothes and donate them to a worthy cause. I might keep one or two pieces as a reminder of how far I've come, but other than that, I'm hoping to get them out of sight as soon as possible!
    3897 days ago
  • DKWP614
    You should always clean closets when creating a new lifestyle! Holding on to the things of the past only gives you greater permission to slip out of the lifestyle you've worked so hard to achieve. And besides, it takes up room that you could be using for new, nice, motivating things that will help to keep you on track.

    I have a rule; if I don't use or wear it within a year, it gets donated. If I'm not using it, then it means that I don't really need it; and somebody's life might benefit from my donation.

    You did the right thing! Reward yourself!!
    Diana Kathryn

    3897 days ago
    Personally I think it was rude of them to have so little confidence in your continued success! You did the right thing getting rid of them. Keep up the good work!! emoticon
    3897 days ago
    I am moving in the next four weeks and part of my getting ready was a yard sale. I sold clothing for a dollar, I had a blast helping women sizes 14 - 20 dig through my too big clothes finding the right thing for them. THen I bagged up every article in my house and garage that was too big and donated it. It was the most liberating feeling. I don't plan on wearing them ever again...get rid of them...let someone who needs them have them....and have fun picking out some new threads
    3897 days ago
  • JANENE413
    You can't go swimming with one foot on the shore. Don't give yourself a reason to look back. Face the future--and the new you!
    3897 days ago
    I think you did the right thing. I just took four bags of clothes to the Salvation Army drop off this past Sunday. It was a bit scary or weird. I wasn't sure how to feel. Be confident in the changes you've made.
    3897 days ago
    You were absolutely right! Get rid of them. You've worked so hard and that is one of the best rewards I can think of!
    3897 days ago
  • GERBEAR1964
    I can understand this. Don't worry, you will be fine and friends sometimes make mistakes just like we do.
    3897 days ago
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