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Old Sun, Sep-09-18, 22:13
missdiamon missdiamon is offline
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Plan: General Low-Carb
Stats: 240/198/127 Female 5 feet
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Location: Maryland
Default Clothing...keep or donate?

I'm sure it's been asked before...

I am 40lbs down with 60 (or more) to go. Yay me! I can now fit into a lot of clothes I've saved from my thinner days. I have some clothes that are falling off me now. Do you save them or donate them? I'm not planning on regaining the weight (who does though?) and I can't get pregnant. I hate getting rid of anything, just in case I need it again someday (it's the packrat teacher in me!).

I guess if I donate them, having to rebuy bigger clothes will be my punishment if I ever regain.
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Old Mon, Sep-10-18, 06:46
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Plan: A'72 Induction Lifer + IF
Stats: 265/114/130 Female 5'4"
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Progress: 112%
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Hiya, missdiamon!

HUGE CONGRATS on your success so far! WTG!

I totally get the concept that it's hard to get rid of stuff... b/c Imma as frugal as can be... (BTW, Imma teacher too! )

In my decades of yo-yo dieting I kept all the clothes btween 4XL to whatever size I would get down to... then it occured to me this time around (last and final restart: on 5 July 2013) that I was giving myself permission to REGAIN the weight all over again...

I had to finally break the cycle of behaviors that kept me from being and staying successful...

So everytime something became too big or too big to alter to fit, I donated it... I only have clothes that fit me now...

Wishing you success on your journey to better HEALTH!

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Old Mon, Sep-10-18, 08:17
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 247/217/153 Female 5'8"
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Location: Massachusetts
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Clothing--keep or donate?

IMO it depends on what you can afford to do. I had donated most of my old clothes, then boss changed my job from a high energy usage on my feet go-go go for 7.5 hours a day to standing still for 10 hrs at a time. Guess what happened? I could not adapt my eating fast enough. SKipping breakfast was not enough. Started to skip lunch too..... added 20 pounds in 2 months. ANd had to buy more clothes again because all the clothes I donated I needed back.

Weight surged up to an all time high in the years after that, and bought more clothes.

Now that 20 pounds are off, and those larger clothes are falling off again, I will keep those and pack them up.....until I can let them go.

So bottom line: how do YOU feel about replacing them IF you need to? No one right answer here.
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Old Thu, Sep-13-18, 13:07
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Plan: Atkins/Duke diet
Stats: 265/196.8/150 Female 5'4"
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Progress: 59%
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Well....I have not done anything yet about my clothes. I am down 60 pounds and some of my clothes are too big but some I can still wear. I plan to go through them when I feel better (I have COPD) and donate them to our local county charity resale store.

I will say that my husband gained a lot of inches because of a medicine change ( fluid retention and weight gain). He has been wearing sweat pants and shorts with a stretch waist like sweat pants for the last 8 or nine months. We had to go to a funeral a couple of weeks ago and he panicked.....until he found a few pairs of pants that he had not discarded after his 100 pound weight loss several years ago. He was distressed to find that the old pants fit again. He has regained 30 of the 100 he lost but with the fluid retention the old pants fit. Since he doesn't wear a standard size and his clothes are mostly altered, it saved him and allowed him to have something to wear at the funeral. His sport coat was a little tight but he could wear it open. In this case we were glad he had some of his old clothes left.
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Old Sun, Oct-07-18, 06:33
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as I lose weight I plan to just get rid of the nastiest clothes. the old ones that had seen better days, the ones that have shrunk a bit in length, the ones with the tiny stain what won't come out. Old jeans become gardening shorts worn with a belt. I will always keep my leather winter coats, sweaters and sweatshirts. I sewed up the seams in my underwear and have them on the bottom of my stack but buy a smaller size of granny panties when funds allow. New bras are a must and the old go into the garbage.
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Old Sun, Oct-07-18, 10:19
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Well done!!
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Old Tue, Oct-16-18, 00:52
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Plan: ketogenic/VLCHF
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Contrats on your loss! Donate, you dont need them, you wont need them in the future, bless someone else with them 💖
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Old Fri, Nov-02-18, 08:47
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Plan: Atkins/Duke diet
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Hey.....I just put on some older pants that were my snuggest that I wore back a year ago, and they were too big! I am so excited to put them in the donate bag! YAY!

Funny how these little victories make you feel so good!
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Old Fri, Nov-02-18, 12:45
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Plan: Atkins/KETO/IF
Stats: 370/163/155 Female 65
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Congratulations! Love Non Scale Victories!
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Old Tue, Nov-13-18, 02:09
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Plan: LCHF also RNY Bypass
Stats: 288.8/183.6/159 Female 5'7"
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Progress: 81%
Location: Niagara-OTL, ON, Canada
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It's great to grow out of those clothes in a good direction.

I've lost and gained 100 a few times. The first time I lost was around 2003 and I got rid of most of my bigger clothes at that point. I did regain and not having clothes, having to rebuy things, made me more depressed than I was over the weight gain already. In subsequent losses, I've packed up bins of clothes and kept them as insurance, not because I planned on gaining anything back but because I remember the depths I of despair I was in when not only I gained but I had nothing to wear.

I've now had bariatric surgery and have again lost down to under 180. This time I have given away all the too-big clothes. I know that gaining weight back with the surgery is also a possibility but I am determined this time to keep it off.

I guess for me mindset is everything. Keeping or giving away the clothing doesn't give me permission to gain or keep me from gaining but it has had an impact on my mental health.
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Old Today, 08:20
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Plan: General Low-Carb
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Thanks everyone!

I've started getting rid of the stained and obnoxiously big stuff, mostly pants. I can wear too big shirts with leggings to give them a new life
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