Saturday, July 21, 2012
Yesterday, I finally put away my maternity clothes. Not that I've been wearing [very many of] them [that often]. They've been off the shelves and out of the closet for over a month, but I just keep stepping over the piles. So I finally picked up the piles... It's amazing how much bigger our room feels.
While I was putting them away, I sorted through the clothes I was putting back on the shelves. I took out the long sleeves (for obvious reasons) and stowed them in a box under the bed. And I made a pile of clothes that don't fit. They are clothes that used to fit, but they don't fit right now. Yes, I realize I "just" (3 months ago) had a baby. But these didn't fit, even before I got pregnant. I just keep holding on to them, because "I'm going to lose weight." But that's been my story for the last 5 years.
So I made up my mind, if I haven't lost enough weight to fit into them by next garage sale (a little over 9 months from now), I'm getting rid of them. And the cheapskate in me is going to be my motivation. Because there are some nice clothes in that pile, clothes that I love (like those capris on the top) that would be hard to find again, and I don't want to turn loose of them.
So that's my motivation. Healthy living, here I come!