To give away or not to give away???
Saturday, December 07, 2013
I am going to see my SIL today who went thru weight loss surgery and has lost 60 lbs so far. She is looking great and has about 60 to go. As I lay awake this morning waiting for the house to warm out before I ventured out of my nice warm bed, I was contemplating whether I should ask her if she wants my old jeans and dress pants and a couple pair of workout pants that are several sizes too big for me.
You would think the answer would be easy, of course I should. But somehow, I think of these things as a reminder of the weight I lost and the weight that I never want to regain. So it would make sense to get rid of them right??? I think that I will have to force myself to do so since they are taking up space, but it made me nervous.
I had to tell myself, Holly, what would make you change what you are doing right now, why would you gain the weight back? Why would you change your tracking and exercise habits?
The answer is, I won't and I don't plan too but somehow those clothes are like a security blanket to remind me.
Do others feel this way? Did you get rid of your clothes anyway?
I think the problem is that I have lost weight in the past and bought new clothes, which I am wearing some of now days, but went back to eating out and more than I should and not exercising. But that was pre SP and since I have learned so much here and know this isn't just for a year or so, this is for life.
So after blogging about it, I can now say that I will give those clothes away and feel good about it. Thanks for the support of all the wonderful people here that have helped me become who I am today. And that person is someone that eats healthy and eats to live, vs someone who just lives to eat!
Have a great weekend!