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Old 08-06-2008, 08:37 AM   #1
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My mom's senior apartment is having a rummage sale. I gave two bags of my big clothes to the sale. That was a scary thing to do, really. I've never given plus size clothes away - no matter what. Isn't it funny - it makes me a little nervous to give them away. I am kind of freaking out about it. Isn't that silly? Like - what if I gain my weight back. I guess I am feeling optimistic about my weight loss - but, it still makes me nervous to have those clothes gone. Had to share those feelings.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:41 AM   #2
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I felt exactly the same way when I gave my first 'big' clothes away. Though it's taking a depressingly long time for me to go down in size, I did have some to give away at one point! I made myself do it so I wouldn't have an excuse to gain the weight back, and you know, it worked.

Good for you for taking that step! It's a big milestone, enjoy it.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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Like - what if I gain my weight back.
Well there you have it young lady. You simply CANNOT gain the weight back. It is no longer an option. Ya hear????

All kidding aside, that is a spectacular NSV. I'm happy for you. It was a big step. A needed one, though. Congrats!!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:50 AM   #4
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Good for you Beverlyjoy! It's kind of scary but don't you also feel relieved that you will never need those clothes again? Kind of takes a weight off, so to speak. You are not just letting go of those clothes but also of a Beverlyjoy that needs to wear that size! Celebrate!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:54 AM   #5
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Awesome! That is a tough thing to do, but I wonder if we keep the old clothes around, are we saying that we CAN'T keep the weight off? I think you did the right thing, because you've come so far. Good for you!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:14 AM   #6
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Congratulations! I am very proud of you for getting rid of those clothes. It is a scary thing to do, but I agree, you did the right thing!
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:21 AM   #7
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wow-- big step.. i just put two skirts this morning in the donation pile... they were my summer 'go to skirts' for the last 2 years.. elastic waist.. comfy and easy. I had to finally admit they are too big now... very very scary.


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Old 08-06-2008, 09:23 AM   #8
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I understand how scary that can be. I've been going through clothes and putting them in the give-away bags, and it is *hard* to do. It is a commitment and a step of faith all at once.
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I'm slowly getting rid of my very biggest (and pretty drab since I had no desire to stand out) clothing too!!

Congrats!! On both the bravery and the losses!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:56 AM   #10
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Ahhhh, it must feel really 'freeing', in a sense, to do away with those bigger clothes. 'My body will no longer fit into those clothes, and with them gone I can be assured that it never will again'.

In a way I'm sort of doing the same thing, but instead of giving them away, I'm taking all of the old clothes (that I like/haven't fallen apart yet) and taking them up so bigger me wouldn't be able to fit in them anymore.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:56 AM   #11
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Good for you! I no longer have fat clothes in my house. I can't tell you how good it is to go to the closet and find clothes that fit and no elastic waist bands.And NO sweat pants ( my customary clothing when I was over 200 pounds ). Congratulations on the great loss you have accomplished.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:32 AM   #12
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Well, good--- get rid of those big clothes! Now, if you gain the weight back you have health ramifications AND money ramifications.

Don't tempt yourself--- if your health isn't enough to keep you from gaining again, perhaps spending a LOT of cash on more expensive FAT clothes will keep you from doing it!!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:47 AM   #13
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Congrats Beverlyjoy!! Now I'm looking forward to the day when I can give my clothes away! You're setting a marvelous example!
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Yay Beverly! Good for you. When I hit a size 16, I cleaned out my closets entirely and gave EVERYTHING to Goodwill. Everything.

It was freaky - my closet was empty. I had hardly any clothing. I had 1 pair of pants, 1 pair of jeans, and a handful of tops.

It's so much fun to work on refilling the closet with cute things that fit now! You'll love it.

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:49 AM   #15
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Oh yes, buying new fat clothes is more expensive and less attractive, too.
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