Yesterday I hopped on the scale to see that I had lost a pound since last Tuesday. Inspired and happy, I pulled out a huge box that I've been keeping for some unknown reason, full of clothes I used to wear when I was a smaller size. I went through the box, evaluating how many of those clothes I would wear as a 25 year old woman. The end result? Not very many. The early college years for me were full of short shorts and itty bitty shirts, all with the intent of attracting guys. Well, I'm married now, so that is not my goal. And I don't want to be one of those women trying to relive her past through her clothes. Now, I definitely could not wear these clothes at this point in my weight loss journey, but that wasn't the point of the closet purge. When I finally get to the end, I want to go shopping. I want to buy new clothes that will be flattering to my womanly body, not ones that flattered my late teenage body. I don't want to wear clothes that are 4+ years old. I want to own new clothes. Who doesn't love new clothes!?
So there are two items of clothing that represent my goal that I decided to keep. One is this super soft blue sweater, and the other is a jean skirt. Similar to this:
*(Warning: Britney Spears' Crossroads Alert.)*
Not even playin', i thought (and still think) that outfit was hott!! I wouldn't wear that top but I'd wear the skirt. So yeah. That's my goal, and that is one article of clothing I'll keep.
Those old clothes weren't motivating me. No matter how cute they were, they weren't motivating me in the right way. They were depressing me, making me reminisce about a size that I can't healthily be again. I finally took it upon myself to bite the bullet and go through them. I feel ten times better having cleansed my closed of those memories, and now I can work toward my goal in a healthy way. I can aim forward instead of looking backwards. Isn't that always better for you, anyway?
Here's to making progress the right way!!
P.S. I had lost another pound this morning!!