I sound like your mother right? Or if you are a mother, I sound like you, right?
I’ve cleaned out my closet a few times during this weight-loss journey. The first time was the toughest, not only because I’d lost so much weight, but because I had so many clothes in that weight. I was so sure I was going to need those clothes again that it was terrifying to just rid of them.
As I lost more and more, I shopped less and less because I knew/hoped I wouldn’t be in those clothes for long. Pretty soon I was down to just 2-3 pairs of jeans and 5-6 Tee shirts from Target and Wal-mart, plus whatever I needed for work clothes.
So here I am, stalled for more than a month and feeling a wee bit discouraged. To distract myself, I decided to clean out my closet and get rid of some of the clothes still left in there. Keep in mind, these were not my largest sizes. These were my 4-5 months out of surgery sizes and we all know, you lose quite rapidly during those first few months.
If I tried to wear those clothes now I’d be arrested for indecent exposure.
They would all fall straight off me. It was extremely difficult to believe that I had ever fit into those clothes. It’s been about 8 months since surgery, and that “other woman” is a stranger to me. I thank her for her time in my life, but I hope I never have to see her again.