One thing I did after losing fifty pounds ten years ago was give away all my fat clothes. My closet used to range in clothing sizes 8-18, perfect for a person used to yo-yo dieting for most of her life. Getting rid of the larger-sized clothing was a huge commitment – it said, “this time, I’m going to stay thin.”
After reaching your “happy weight,” just go ahead and do it. Get some new clothes to show off that new figure, and dispose of those larger-sized clothes. Here are some ideas:
1) Bag them up and take them to a donation site like Goodwill, Deseret Industries, the Veterans Association, your local church or any place looking for clothing. Many will come and pick them up at your house.
2) Take the clothes to a consignment store, where you can receive some money, nice when you are going to be spending a bit on a new wardrobe for your new figure! (but oh so worth it!).
3) Invite a friend to go through your bags before they go to the donation site, if it would make you feel better if your clothes went to a good home.
4) Alter something only if it’s worth it to you.
When you go through your closet and drawers, be ruthless. Get rid of everything that is too big now. Baggy clothes do not look good! Besides, you worked hard to lose weight, and it’s time to show off.
Only having thin clothes in your closet is a huge commitment, and can be a bit scary. But it shows that you are now living the thin lifestyle, and that is who you are now — a thin person, now and for the rest of your life!
For other ideas: “Yo-Yo Dieting: Stop the Insanity!” and “Life After Dieting; What Now, That the Pounds Are Gone?”