One of my neighbors came up to me earlier this week after I got the kids on the bus and said "You. Look. AMAZING!" What an awesome way to start the day. Changes your whole attitude. I think everyone should start their day this way. Go up to someone you see and say that. I guarantee, it'll put a smile on both of your faces for the rest of the day.
I've had to slowly start replacing my clothes, since things don't fit, which I have been doing as sales and our budget permit. I'm not buying much, because although I've hit a small plateau, I have no intention of staying here. I intend to keep losing more weight, dropping at least two more pants sizes, getting myself back in single digits. But I'm left with what to do with the rest of the clothes. The ones I've outgrown and can't adapt to my new, in-transition size.
Part of me says to just get rid of all of it. We have clutter issues in this house, we have WAY too much stuff, and I donate to charity at least once a month, sometimes more, depending on how often they call me with a truck in my area. Then it would be gone, wouldn't be taking up space in my house. But the frugal part of me wants to hang on to them, because I've never tried to lose weight on purpose before, and while I've been successful now, I don't know what the future will hold. Right now, I am on a downward trend, and my expectation is that I will keep going down and eventually hit a maintence regimen. Will hanging on to the clothes I've outgrown psychologically sabotage my efforts? If I go back up again, I'll have to buy clothes again, and frankly I have better things to do with my money than to buy the same wardrobe several times.
I don't know the answer. Right now I'm inclined to hold on to a few of my favorite things, at most four shirts, and my favorite pair of jeans, and donate the rest. Any advice?