Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

I want to believe that I am not the only one to struggle with this issue - no, I'm not breaking up with anyONE...it's the clothes. As my weight has visited many sizes, so has my wardrobe. At one point, I was down to a size 6 - and still had plenty of room to breathe. Now at size @@ (I simply can't say it out loud so just double the "nice" size and add some and you'll be there) size @@ - I'm having a hard time letting go of what I once was.

Getting rid of these clothes would be nice in the fact that everything in my house would fit me - today, as is. Also, it would not be a cluttered reminder of failure. However, wouldn't it also be giving up a bit? I mean, if I'm discarding size 8 or 10 - am I not kind of saying "this is not for me anymore"? It feels a little like settling in where I am today- which I am NOT. And has anyone else had that moment where you wake up and suddenly NOTHING fits properly? Well, I'd like to be prepared to break out the skinny jeans.

Yes, in all likelihood - I know that I would want to celebrate my new body size with a new shopping spree. But even this has it's challenges - last time I was serious about weight loss I went through 5 sizes. That's a lot of retail therapy for my wallet to endure. And that was the "fun" stuff - don't get me started on the boob fluctuation - it's a sore subject. I could open a small Victoria Secret should the ladies ever decide to commit to a number / much less a letter.

So, readers - do you hold onto the skinny reminders? Do you let them go? And in case you are wondering - yes, I know the rule about "if you haven't worn it in a year - ditch it". Tread lightly. You are putting an expiration date on my hopes and dreams. And if this were the reverse problem- I'd have no issue at all dumping the fat clothes! (though it would hurt a little - it is most of my wardrobe)

Opinions welcome...garage sale pending.


Janet said...

I saved my favorites of all sizes for a long time. Then I went through a phase of getting rid of everything that didn't fit. Now I'm kind of back to hanging onto things, especially things that I just love and really hope to be able to wear again.

Jill said...

I keep pants and shirts within a couple of sizes of my current size (both bigger clothes and smaller clothes). I just simply cant afford to buy new clothes everytime I gain or lose weight (though I do plan on getting rid of my current clothes once I lose a significant amount).