“Just remember all the good the purge does.”
–Mary Sandin, “The Purge” (James DaMonaco, 2013)
Miles Since Last Time: 42.5
Total Miles: 2056.5
There comes a time during weight loss when your clothes stop fitting. The normal thing to do would probably be to get rid of/alter clothing at that point.
Totally reasonable–which is probably why I haven’t been doing that.
Here’s the weird thing I’ve found about how losing weight relates to fashion: There is a constant, nagging worry that you’ll slip, that you’ll lose all of you’re progress and need your old clothes again.
At least, I’ve found that I have that anxiety. I suppose I can’t really speak for everyone else. I just feel that there is a more than slight chance that I’ll go crazy and spend a month eating nothing but deep-fried pizza or something. (Does that even exist? Wait–don’t answer that.)
Instead of getting rid of/altering clothes, I tried the belt thing. As some of the waistbands have gotten a little bunchy, they’ve been relegated to a nebulous pile that I’ve been trying to ignore, completely convinced that I’ll be wearing it all again soon.
Then, one day, my friend expressed an inordinate amount of shock that I was wearing jeans that actually fit and I thought, Maybe I should reconsider some of my decisions.
So, the monthly challenge for October is to indiscriminately get rid of everything that doesn’t fit anymore. And, yes, I probably will need the whole month because there are some parts of my wardrobe that I still don’t want to lose. I’m looking at you, polka dot sweater.
No more clothes hoarding. If I can’t wear it, it goes.
And if you see me wearing something that is a bit too big this month, it’s probably because I’m saying goodbye. Don’t judge.
Good for you! You deserve some new stuff with as far as you’ve come. You’re pretty trendy so you should take your stuff to a consignment/resale store and maybe you can trade them in towards some new (to you) things. I just treated myself to new workout clothes to try to keep motivated. It is fun!
Thanks! Did I tell you my awesome skirt with book covers came in? I still owe you a picture…someday. 🙂
Yes you do!! And if your skirt has arrived you have no excuses left!!