See these jeans? Size 14 - but they may as well be size 12, they fit me so tightly.
Oh, they are worn. Very much so.
They used to be the ones I used for yard work...apparently a while back...
And I am ashamed I had to extend the loop to make them fasten last time I wore them. But it inspired me to go through my clothes and throw out the "crutches" keeping me from enjoying all the great things I could be wearing!
I must have thrown out half a dozen tees that were stained or otherwise just big and sloppy. Why was I holding on to things I can no barely stand to wear? Now I have space in the tee shirt drawer to add some cute tees! An incentive to keep eating healthy and drop a few more pounds!
I did the same thing with the drawer that holds shorts and workout wear. I was on a roll!
The closet was next - a lot of things I was wearing were simply because they fit - leaving a whole rack of stuff I really want to wear but don't feel good in any more. That's sad!
I have some really cute skirts I used to live in. And this rack had some size XL fleece tops. XL. OMG. I had to get rid of them mostly because I don't want to fit in XL any more. And now I can see clearly what I want to wear and can't wait to feel confident in again!
The goal is not to look like I did at 26 - half my lifetime away. The goal is to feel more like I did at 26 - healthy and attractive. I would have to lose 30 pounds to do so. That might be unattainable. But it doesn't mean I won't try...and I think I will take stock of my goals - and my closet - on a regular basis.