Strangely Liberating

Another short post tonight. I had a rather amazing, liberating experience today: I threw away a bunch of clothes.Not real exciting, I guess, but it damn sure made me feel good.

You see, these were all clothes I have been keeping for months , or years in some cases. They were all clothes that no longer fit because I had gained to much weight to be able to wear them. I kept them because I always had a hope that I would someday lose enough weight to be able to wear them again.

So, this afternoon when I was dragging out my garb tubbies from my closet I  saw those clothes in the “currently to small but may wear again someday” section of my closet, and a switch just flipped in my mind. Yeah,  at the rate I am losing weight I may be able to wear those again, but I do not think I want to. So, into the trash they went. Hell, one was a suit I haven’t worn in 17 years (though to be honest I am not a guy that wears suits often anyway).

I know I will have to buy some new clothes soon. I have never, EVER, enjoyed shopping for clothes, and I do not expect to ever enjoy it, but I am going to enjoy buying smaller sizes than I had to buy the last time I actually bought any.

Throwing away those old clothes was, in a very strange way, liberating. It felt like I was throwing away unpleasant memories of my past. I doubt that makes sense to anyone but me, but it was a good, GOOD feeling.

 

 

One Response

  1. Awww, you should have kept some. They were motivation for me. I had a 14 year old pair of jeans that I never had been able to wear. I bought them at the end of the best diet of my life, but I never got small enough to get into them.

    This time, I not only got into them but they are now too big without tightening the belt.

    To each his own, but I loved going down the scale in my closet.

    I was actually bummed out that now everything in my closet is way too big but last week someone gave me a nice leather jacket that is way too tight.

    So now I have a new motivator.

    Keep up the great work.

    The Grumpy Man

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