Time: 12:06 pm
Current state: Optimistic
Location: The Office
Weather: Blue skies in one window and grey skies in another
Today's menu :
Kashi GoLean Crunch (seriously, I only eat it because it's high in fiber, but it's like granola that's been shellacked)
Honey Greek Yoghurt
Frozen lunch (chicken tamale w/rice)
Bowl of carrots
Chicken stir fry
Lo fat/cal ice cream
Having just recently moved, I am gob-smacked by the amount of stuff I have. I have always considered myself a minimalist, but every box I open is like opening an inconvenient gift that I need to find room for. My biggest inconvenience? My clothes. I'm not really a clothes horse, but I do have a hard time parting older clothes. I am especially struggling with parting with items that no longer fit me, due to my weight gain.
I have read conflicting articles on the subject of keeping and not keeping clothes that no longer fit. Articles that are for keeping say they are a great motivator to help achieve weight-loss goals. The opposing articles say that they have negative connotations and could demotivate and distract; in addition, it could ultimately lead to disappointment because you may never be that size again.
I realize I need to part with a lot of old things, especially my powder blue suit because...well...powder blue suit; but that being said, I have some amazing old jeans, dresses and other things that I would love to keep so I could wear them again. My concern: should I?
What do you do if you outgrow your clothes? Keep or toss? Hit me in the comments!