After writing Wednesday’s post (just before bed Tuesday night) I woke up feeling much more rested than I have in the last week or so, and I think that’s a good sign though I plan to speak to the doctor today or tomorrow. I appreciated the comments yesterday. I always do, of course, but some of them yesterday made me laugh, a couple made me cringe and a few made me think that I should contact the doc so I am.
And now, on to other things…I received an email recently asking what I do with my clothes when they’re too big. And I’ll share my answer, but I’d love to hear yours too.
What do you do with your clothes when they become too big? Do you keep them, or do you get rid of them?
I’m not a fan of clutter. I really don’t like it at all so when clothes get too big, they do not stay in my closet very long. I’ve lost 10 to 12 clothing sizes since the beginning of my journey, and I’ve given away almost all of the old clothing. I did, however, keep a pair of khaki pants and a few other pieces of clothing from my heaviest weight because I like to look at them when I feel like I haven’t done enough. And I want to have that moment someday…You know, the moment that you hold them up to show what you wore before.
I think it’s important to recognize how far we’ve come so keeping a piece or two of clothing is a fantastic idea, but I don’t keep it all because I have no desire to go back. Why even leave that option open? Instead, I wear clothes that fit and flatter my shape now. I picked up a few stellar pieces at Lane Bryant today with the help of Danny, a fashion designer for LB that I plan to see again when I’m back in New York in January.
I have pretty good taste in clothes (humble, aren’t I?) So it’s fun to share with friends and strangers who can benefit from the larger sizes. I typically share with friends first, and if I can’t find someone who wants what I’m sharing, I donate it.
What do you do with your old clothes? Do you enjoy the process?