I've made a monumental decision today...

@reinydawn (11651)
United States
November 8, 2008 9:32am CST
I've been trying to lose weight for the past couple years. When I started, I needed to lose 20 pounds and could still fit into a lot of my clothes, but not always comfortably. Now I need to lose over 40 pounds and my old clothes just laugh at me! Well, I decided this morning that I'm getting rid of all my clothes that don't fit - except for a few things that I just can't part with. I'll probably take half my current wardrobe and give it to charity. Now, I'm not giving up on the weight loss, but I think this burden of the clothes staring me down is kinda depressing. I've decided that when I lose the weight, I'm buying all new clothes! That should help me stay on track! I'm going to have my husband do the same thing. He has clothes in his side of the closet that I've never seen him wear. The next time amvets or purple heart calls, I'll hsve something for thme to pick up!!!
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@shooie (4989)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Diet and the First Step - Everyone is on a least one in their life time
Bravo Bravo....sometimes this is the step wwe need. Once one step is taken then the the next will follow. Weight loss is like any other thing we have to want it and well I believe when the time is right for weight lose or doing in thing about it we have to get it in our head then we react. It is like any other challenge in life if we want it we set it as our goal. Kudo's to you and best of luck.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I used to think knowing I had all these clothes that didn't fit would help me be motivated. And although I am motivated and MOSTLY stick to my diet/exercise program, I think that the stress of having those clothes that doesn't fit is actually a hinderance. I hope I'm doing the right thing because there's quite a bit of money tied up in those clothes...
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@shooie (4989)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Yes I know how that is. I do have a couple of outfits hanging that I didn't get rid of.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Hey reiny! Well good for you! That's really great! It's nice to give clothes to those who need them! It is also nice to buy new ones! So this way you can start your diet and not feel so much pressure to lose all the weight too quickly. Have you got some sort of plan or are you just going to start watching what you eat from now on? It is really hard to lose weight. I am a yo-yo type. I tend to go up and down. I can not diet. I just can't stick to any type of definite diet plan. I just have to make myself watch and stay away from foods that will make me gain weight and for me that is so hard because I am a junk food junkie. I hope you will be able to do better than me. This is really a bad time of year to start any type of weight loss plan because of the Holidays. So maybe you should re-think what you are going to do so you aren't so stressed about the time of year and watching what you eat.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Actually, I have an awesome plan that I've been doing (on and off) for the last couple years. When I stick to it - which isn't hard because it's great food and I'm not hungry when I'm on it - then I lose about 2-3 poounds a week. It just seems so depressing to have all these clothes I can't wear staring me down every day. So, I'm getting rid of them and making sure I stick to my plan. This "deit" I do is great. I log into my site, it gives me all the recipes for the week and a shopping list of what I need to buy for it all. I only buy the food that's on the list and I don't have to think every night "What's for dinner?" It's already mapped out for me. The recipes taste great and I even get cookies for some of my snacks. If you want, check out my profile, it's the link for the Health Cafe and Wellness Workshops. It kinda gives you a little info, but if you think it sounds interesting I could give you the whole overview. Either way, I hope you have success!!!
@GardenGerty (87842)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Nov 08
I did that once, not just for the weight loss aspect, but just for space. I happened to know someone who was travelling to an area where our church sponsors a homeless shelter, and I felt like I had a lot of nice clothes that would help someone find a job, or be warm.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I think the space was the deciding factor because I've got clothes I AM wearing that're stacked on the dresser because there's no room in the drawers or closet. And it just seems that the clothes would be haunting me if I boxed them up and kept them. Yup, time for a fresh start...