fall summer (wow how time flies) I wrote a post about getting lighter.
I guess it’s a constant journey. My weight went back up after my surgery so the weight loss goal was a bit of a bust. I think I’m back down a bit again, probably due only to a lack of drinking in November and December when I had pneumonia.
When I bought garbage cans for Tony I stood in front of the hanger section realizing I needed more hangers. Then I realized what I needed even more was to get rid of the clothes in my closet that I never wear. I put the hangers back and made a resolution to get to the purge.
Two weekends ago I had a girlfriend visit. She is one of my closest friends and lives several hours away. We went shopping because she needed some things, and I ended up buying 7 separate items of clothing. All casual – sweatpants and a sweatshirt (I had none), a warm long-sleeved top, and a few other things.
That Sunday when she left I tackled one of the two closets in my bedroom (they aren’t that big, even though that statement makes me sound like I have a big bedroom – I don’t). I tried on every single jacket, suit, skirt, and pair of pants in that closet. I even tried on some of the shirts, too. The few things that didn’t fit went to the side. They aren’t that far off weight wise, so they are staying.
I got rid of four big bags of clothes. I counted (naturally): 11 pants, 8 jackets, 3 suits, 2 skirts, 2 shirts. Some shoes and a purse as well. It felt wonderful.
You know what felt even better? That almost all of my suits fit. I have been in such a clothes funk since my surgery that I was convinced nothing fit. Trying things on and having them not feel right is enough of a horrible feeling that I had no inclination to do that every morning. So I’ve been wearing the few I know are right, or dresses.
But this week, I rocked some of those suits again.