We could dance and party all night ... and drink some cherry wine, uh-huh. I mean, if you want to take your clothes off in order to read my blog, by all means, go ahead.
My apologies were going to go out to Jermaine Stewart for using his song in vain, BUT then I read the rest of the lyrics to the song and figured he owed US an apology. It's so horribly written!
Anyway ... off with the clothes. Really. I have totally emptied four closets of clothing. Here are the piles I came up with. 1) Things I wear that currently fit or that will be too big quite soon 2) Things that are in season but don't fit yet 3) Things that are not in season and don't fit yet 4) Things that are not in season and I hope will fit once it's time 5) Things that may or may not fit, but it doesn't matter since the clothing is ugly/stained/holey/too big.
And then, I had one last pile that I guess was the most thought-provoking. I had a whole slew of clothes that were size 18 but that will not be in season until at least late October (and more likely late November). Really, I hope to not be a size 18 in the late fall/winter. I hope to be a 16 or a 14 (or less, but I'm being realistic). To get rid of or keep? That was the question. I decided that unless I REALLY LOVED the piece of clothing, that it was out. I figured that would be a good incentive. I'm going to have to buy clothes anyway. Wouldn't it really suck if I had to re-buy clothes in a size I don't want to wear anymore? I need a little fire in my belly, and I hope that helps stoke the coals. What would you have done?
I found ONE plus-size resale shop in the Atlanta area (that's 4.5 million people, folks). I called and was disappointed to find out that they are totally filled for the current season and will start taking 'appointments' to go through my clothes in late August ... only for fall/winter clothes. Well crap. I kept four pieces of really nice clothing to take with me in August. The rest, is bundled up and out the door.
The kind of junky stuff went to Goodwill on Friday afternoon. While I was there, I looked around a little just to see what they had. I may need some 'transition' clothes at some point, so it was good to know that if I need a pair of jeans, I can find them for about $5. I also bought two games (Balderdash and Cranium) in nearly-new condition. The Balderdash was still in the plastic. I spent $7.50 total.
The nicer stuff will be going on Monday to a women's shelter run by one of the local synagogues here in Atlanta. They ask for work clothes for women who need to go on interviews or work in a professional environment. I'll be dropping all of that off tomorrow. I assume they've got to have a couple of fat ladies at the shelter who can use my clothes.
On another note, I've been doing better about tracking my points. I realized that WW etools works really well for me during the school year, but now that I'm more unstructured, I wasn't using it at all. I bought one of the 3 month trackers last week and have been almost 100% at using it. I can see that it will make some sort of difference in me being accountable to myself.
Also, Mom arrives on Tuesday and thus begins Fat Camp. Nothing else big to report. I want to give a shout-out to Christine over at I Need to Find Myself who had some nice words about From YAWN to Come Hither. Thanks Christine! She has a lot of great things to say and accompanies it with hilarious cartoons and pictures. Check her out if you haven't already.
Have a great week!