My Weight Loss Progress

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Out with the Old

This is what the floor in my bathroom looked like yesterday. Yep...I cleaned out my closet! None of these clothes fit. I was tempted to keep them just in case I was ever to need them but then I decided that was a crutch and just a way to allow me to go back. They are all gone! Out of the house. I am going to donate them very soon but if any of you are in need of size XL shirts and size 16-18 pants, I'd be happy to give them to you.

I have slowly been adding some new staple pieces to my wardrobe but I am keeping it to a pretty bare minimum since I still am not at my goals. I need enough clothes to have stuff to wear but if you are wondering why it seems like I am wearing the same 10 outfits, it is probably because I am! The funny thing though, is that most people have a closet full of clothes and they get stuck in a rut and they wear the same 10 outfits anyway. I challenge you to try and get out of this rut. I actually know a guy that puts a clothes pin on his shirts after he wears them and then he makes sure to wear all of his shirts before he repeats. His philosophy is that if you don't wear it than you shouldn't take up the room in your closet. He also believes in throwing something away when you buy something new. Most of us have way too many clothes!

I can't tell you how good it feels to be able to just go into a store and pick up a shirt or pair of pants that you like and know they will fit and that they come in your size. Even more opportunities are coming as some stores only go up to size 10 so that is going to have to be the next goal. Our Florida trip is in exactly a month. My friend is meeting us there and we are both trying to lose 10 pounds before we get there. It will be motivating to have another person doing it with me.

So, I am looking forward to getting some new clothes but I am going to try and hard and wait till I hit my goals. Once I get there I am feeling a shopping trip to Nashville or Atlanta. :)


  1. Aim for a nice core wardrobe since you are still losing. I sew coordinates but have found some wonderful and stylish pieces at Kohls from the Vera Wang collection, like the skirt in my May 3 post.

  2. The funny thing is that I don't even have 10 outfits even when my closet IS fully stocked! lol. In fact it was one of the funny realizations as we house-hunted. CLOSET after closet jam packed full of clothes, and my hubby and I laughed that we would use like an 1/8th of it!

    I believe--buy pieces you love,and you'll love to wear them. Buy stuff just because and you won't feel great in it. It's something I am learning--but that has made a big difference in what I invest in--because clothes are JUST investment!