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Get rid of your fat clothes!

As soon as there's a piece of clothing that is too big for me, I either get it tailored to fit my slimmer body or I donate it to charity. I do not want the "fat clothes" to be there as a safety net like I have in the past. I would kid myself by thinking, "well, maybe I could wear these again when I'm pregnant." Well, I wasn't pregant, just fat again and wearing the fat clothes. This time, they are history. I recommend everyone get rid of their safety net, get rid of them now! If you have a closet full of sweaters you aren't wearing in the summer and you plan to be too skinny in the winter to wear them, get rid of them now vs later. This is an important step to commit yourself to your goals and believing in yourself that you will achieve your goals.

You can do it!


Thu. Jun 22, 7:08pm

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I've kept three suits that when I have money, I want to have tailored (Seeing as they need to be taken in 3-4 sizes, and they're lined, it's not cheap for alterations). Everything else has been given away.

However, last year, I'd given away 90% of my skinny clothes because I figured I was going to be happy where I was, and quit obsessing over my weight. Then in the fall found a fabulous easy for me diet that worked so well that I had to buy a whole new wardrobe... man, I could have saved $500 had I kept my stuff. Oh well, a bunch of battered women got some sweet clothes and suits...

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 7:37 PM

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Op here - Oh, I keep my skinny clothes for a long time. It's been so long since I was skinny I find that once I fit into them again, they look horribly outdated. It's nice to be able to fit into them again though. I still have more "interview suits" from college I want to get into before I donate them.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 7:44 PM

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To OP -

SAME thing happend to me...i was so excited to wear my skinny clothes again, than when i put them on im like...um, no! way outdated!!! i desperatly need to get rid of my fat clothes though. for some reason i put a sentimental value on every item i own. maybe ill have a friend help me!

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 7:59 PM

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now, please don't take this as an insult. But partially because I'm younger, and partially because I tend to wear things that are classic or simple styling, my skinny stuff woud have been fine and no one would have known they were 4 years old. (I'm only 25) But I was moving, and I have so much stuff as is... figured I was being a pack rat and I needed to let them go. Never again I tell ya, never again...

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 9:17 PM

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LOL! Same thing here on the skinny clothes :D Saved 'em and when I could get back into them I wouldn't wear them for anything but gardening. I am getting a couple of my favorite dresses altered, but beyond that I have also done some donating.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 9:19 PM

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I just finished packing up all the clothes that are two sizes or more too big for me. The tops I'm going to give to my roomie. The pants I'm getting tailored once I'm down another pants size. And the jeans and whatnot, I'm eventually going to donate, but I want to keep the biggest pair for the before and after shot about how big I used to be. I also have ugly, oversized t-shirts that I'm either donating to my dad's pajama collection or keeping to wear camping so I can throw them away directly afterwards instead of washing them.

Friday, June 23, 2006, 2:13 AM

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To the 7:59pm poster: I put too much sentimental value on clothes too! I thought I was the only weirdo in that regard. I have had to really push myself to get rid of really old stuff. I DO feel good when I finally do it though...like I'm facing my fear of letting go of the past and braving the future by literally making room for new stuff....Just a little "armchair psychology." :)

Friday, June 23, 2006, 9:33 AM

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I'm going through my closet on a regular basis, figuring out what I can tailor and what I don't even want to wear. The clothes that I don't even want to wear or can't be tailored, I'm putting in a box, and sealing it and putting it in storage (we have free storage lockers in my building), b/c it's mostly clothes that are out of style. Styles change so quickly - they'll be back in style again! But yeah, the stuff that's way too big, goodbye!

Friday, June 23, 2006, 10:09 AM

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I'm so glad this thread got started! I was thinking about this very thing on my way into work this morning, and wondering if I should ask the commuinity board for opinions. I too have some clothes that are getting too big (what a blessing!) and I was wondering if I should hang onto them, using them for exercising and getting sweaty, or if I should pass them on while they still have some wear left in them? I think the answer is pass them on...who wants to wear ill fitting clothes?

Friday, June 23, 2006, 10:12 AM

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for me it's weird, I had to throw out all my skinny clothes to buy bigger clothes because in the past I was obsessing over my weight all the time that I was very skinny and now I feel like a normal healthy person maybe 5lbs heavier, more muscular and happy, but I had to buy a size bigger clothes this year.

I still have some of my skinny clothes that look horrible I can fit into them but they are tight, the funny thing is I am now back to the size I was in high school, when I was playing basketball and eating normal.
peace out skinny clothes!!!

Friday, June 23, 2006, 10:57 AM

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I have kept my fat jeans, I wear a belt with them and work outside in the garden. They are starting to fall apart so when they do in the garbage they go. Some of my big T-shirts I wear them around for nightie's or just something cool to wear in this heat. When I moved 3 years ago I took 3 bags of bigger clothes to the Salvation Army which made me feel good that I was doing something that could help someone else. I'm on a fixed income so it's hard to just toss things out. I'm going to wait until I'm down another size before I go out and buy more jeans.

Great thread!

Friday, June 23, 2006, 11:00 AM

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