100 lb. Club - I did something kind of brave.
08-06-2008, 08:37 AM
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.
08-06-2008, 08:41 AM
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. :)
08-06-2008, 08:47 AM
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!!!
08-06-2008, 08:50 AM
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!!:dancer::celebrate::hat::dancer:
08-06-2008, 08:54 AM
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!!
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!
08-06-2008, 09:21 AM
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.
08-06-2008, 09:23 AM
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.
08-06-2008, 09:35 AM
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!!
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. ;)
08-06-2008, 09:56 AM
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.
08-06-2008, 10:32 AM
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!!!
08-06-2008, 10:47 AM
Congrats Beverlyjoy!! Now I'm looking forward to the day when I can give my clothes away! You're setting a marvelous example!
08-06-2008, 10:48 AM
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.
08-06-2008, 10:49 AM
Oh yes, buying new fat clothes is more expensive and less attractive, too.
08-06-2008, 10:55 AM
Whoo hoo! Good for you and for helping someone who may really need new clothes.
I guess I'm kind of the opposite. I can't get rid of my smaller clothes and the second something gets baggy, I stop wearing it. If I ever do lose all the weight I want, I think my favorite thing will be shopping for trendy clothes. I can't even imagine getting to go jeans shopping with a flat stomach.
08-06-2008, 11:12 AM
That is a great NSV. I have to admit, ALL my fat clothes are in boxes in the spare room. I keep telling myself I will put them on consignment (havent found a shop yet) or sell them on ebay, but really they ought to go. I walk in there sometimes and get something out and just stare at it. Seriously. I just stand there and stare. I can't believe a) how huge it is, that it used to fit me, and b) that it doesn't fit me anymore. My brain sort of crackles and pops when I see those clothes...
08-06-2008, 12:45 PM
Wellll I never give anything away without some serious convincing. I will hoard all my clothes, big, small, ugly, because I always feel that one day I will need them. But you will not need your big clothes again so don't stress about it ;)
08-06-2008, 12:50 PM
Thanks everyone for your kind words and thoughts about this. I appreciate it greatly. Ya know, I had considered having my neighbor, who's a seamstress, alter a bunch of things. But...in my head...they would still be my clothes from when I was so much heavier. Clothes are expensive... I am having fun buying some new things.
08-06-2008, 01:24 PM
That's really awesome. I can only imagine how surreal it feels to be getting rid of clothes that are too big.
08-06-2008, 01:29 PM
:bravo: Have fun buying new clothes!
08-06-2008, 05:05 PM
Congratulations on your leap of faith!
I think alot of us can relate with your fear of letting the clothes go. But you must! You are on your way to a better and healthier life.....and a smaller pant size! :)
I can't wait to give my "fat" clothes away now! I'm heading out for a walk to make it happen!
Redheaded I am
08-06-2008, 06:21 PM
Congratulations...that is sooo cool!!! It's almost like getting rid of a security blanket, isn't it? I can't wait until I get to do that again.
08-06-2008, 08:21 PM
Good for you Beverly! I can't wait until I can give some of my clothes away. The biggest ones I have are only 2 sizes too big so far.... once I get under 200lbs I will get rid of some and fill the space with some new stuff as a reward for getting to onederland.
08-07-2008, 06:49 AM
What a huge accomplishment!!! You have enough of the drive deep inside you to give away the clothes - so you know you can always reach for that energy when you need to :)
08-07-2008, 08:46 AM
Awesome! I know it's hard but all of those clothes represent a closed chapter in your life....now it's time to move on to a better one!!
Have fun buying smaller clothes :)
08-07-2008, 08:47 AM
Well done!! :)
08-07-2008, 12:33 PM
Good for you! I know how scary it is, mine sat in the extra bedroom for quite awhile until a friend asked for them. It felt so good to get them out of the house.
08-07-2008, 01:05 PM
Good for you! It is brave, and I bet it feels thrilling and liberating, too.
Now that some of my capris are getting smaller I thought I would get rid of them, but it crept into my mind "what if I need them next summer?" I lost weight before and gave away the clothes and then gained some weight back.
Well, let me tell you, I'm giving away these capris and other clothes too! Like a couple of other posters said, it's a leap of faith. We will succeed!
08-07-2008, 05:03 PM