- It had to be something I loved or at least really, really liked. No more clothes I felt "meh" in or about.
- It had to either fit now or be within eight pounds of fitting. Totally arbitrary number I agree but it seemed more reasonable than either five or ten pounds.
- It had to be comfortable. No pulling or tugging or, in the case of shoes, bunion hurting.
- It had to be in decent shape. So no overly faded, or pilled or frayed clothes.
into this (OK, the change is more noticeable in person but humor me; it was a lot of work and is noticeable in person)
Here is the giveaway pile and the final tally of items to be donated.
- 7 pairs of shoes
- 8 purses
- 13 sleeveless or tank top style shirts
- 16 casual or t-shirt style shirts
- 9 workout shirts
- 18 dressier shirts/blouses
- 15 sweaters
- 5 pairs of shorts
- 2 pairs of pants
- 4 dresses
- 7 pairs of pajamas
- 4 jackets/blazers
- 2 suits
- 17 skirts
Total items to be donated: 127
Now before you think I am some crazy shopaholic I would like to point out that some of those things have been in my closet forever. Like since the late 90's kind of forever and I had been hanging on to them because they are cute and I thought I might like to wear them when I lost weight. Some were more recent than that but a lot of them have been in there for many, many years. I came to the realization that if/when I lose the weight I deserve new clothes and to let go of all the old things.
Oh, and here is a disturbing blast from the past. The skirt I am holding up in this picture was the same one I comfortably wore to my job interview 13 years ago for my current job.
Yes, I am holding up the right seam to my right hip where a skirt would normally fit and yes, that skirt did fit beautifully 13 years ago. I just want to go back and kick my 27 year-old self in the shins for ever thinking I was fat back then. I actually contemplated my bone structure after holding this skirt up to my waist and wondering if it was physically possible that I fit into it at one point. *sigh*