Cleaning Out The Closet…

I have been putting it off for weeks, but I finally spent a couple of hours trying on the clothes in my closet. It is amazing how little of it fits me. Now comes the hard part: getting rid of it. I am such a pack rat. What if I gain the weight back? I don’t want to have to go out and re-purchase clothes at every size. But another part of me keeps saying, “If you don’t have those clothes you might be more likely to avoid needing the larger sizes.”

With hurricane came the real imputus to purge my closet. I got an email requesting larger-sized clothing. Evidently people are not donating clothing in bigger sizes, and those folks are doing without. I don’t need them. Someone esle does. They need to go.

Cleaning out the closet really makes me feel better. I have space for the things I actually wear. I don’t have to dig through 20 blouses to find the 3 that fit. Having some margin really is nice. I am sure there are other things that I need to let go. Perhaps that is one of the steps of the Mental Health MegaChallenge.

Oh, and in Fitness MegaChallenge, I did a 36 minute ride to nowhere this afternoon that takes care of workout 62/200. My Rio battery died at the 30 minute mark, so those last 6 minutes were some of the longest of my life. I may make a new MP3 player my goal weight prize. The upside would be the ability to carry more than 30 tunes and play it for more than an hour. The downside would be that I would be so overwhelmed with music choices that I never actually get around to working out. Hmmmm.

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About Gina Lynette

I have been called a, "PollyAnna, sugar-coated idealist." I like to think of myself as more optimistic than that.


  1. Plus sized clothing is also a problem for the homeless. I have been donating my casual wardrobe as I have been dropping weight. Now that I am starting to get into the “XL” range for my pants I am able to replace my old clothing rather inexpensively.

    I do think that getting the fat clothes out of your closet is a good strategy to avoid backsliding. I am not planning on EVER buying a larger size pair of jeans than the ones I am currently wearing (42″x32″). Just this past weekend I picked up a new 40″ belt, which i hope to be putting to good use by the end of the month. I am now constantly buying clothes a size too small as a goal, and donating the too large clothing to get it out of the house.

  2. Gina,
    Blogger is f’ed up. Try to post something and see what happens. No updated from you either since Monday. See a pattern ??

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