Cleaning Out My Closet – Literally!

Tonight, I decided to go through my closet. I wanted to get rid of every last bit of “fat guy” clothing that I could. I have gone through my closet several times now since March, and I have always had a lot to stuff to give to Good Will. I have given old suits, tons of polos and button up shirts. T-shirts, pants, shorts. You name it, I have probably donated it (except underwear and socks, cuz that would be weird).I went through all that remained in my closet. I had saved some larger clothes not knowing how much weight I would loose and what size I may end up in.

Tonight, it all went. All the older clothes that I have had for years. Clothes that I bought, got too fat for and never removed the tags. I thought, I would wear them after I lost enough weight, but I actually lost faster than I thought and missed them. They are now too big for me. Which is awesome! Of course! But at the same time, it sucks. I see a lot of money that I spent on clothes that I now need to replace. I have about 5 polo shirts I can wear to work. A couple of sweater that I recently purchased and that is about it. I have no button up shirts left. Kind of funny when I think about it. Take a look at what is left in my closet. All the empty hangers are shirts that are going to Good Will.

Empty Closet
Empty Closet

I tell this story not to complain about having to buy new clothes. Frankly, it was time anyway! A lot of what I had was very old, but it was what fit. I had to kind of make due with what I had. It is kind of nice to have a fresh start and to be able to go get some new clothes. I am only going to buy a few things as I am hoping to still loose more weight, but I do need a few staple items to be able to wear to work and such. I tell this story as a cautionary tale. I let my weight get out of control and I see how much it has cost me. In real monetary dollars, I can see the expense that my weight gain has cost. All the clothes that I should never have had to buy. It is crazy when you think about it. And even crazier when I think about a year and a half ago when I went through all my clothes to get rid of everything too small to make room for more fat guy clothes. If just the sense of feeling better, and looking better, and being alive longer doesn’t appeal to you to control your weight, think of the money! Think of all the things you could do with the money you didn’t have to waste on new clothes over and over again.

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