And I didn't spend a dime. :)
This afternoon, I drove over to my rented storage unit and pulled out bin upon bin of my clothes. I packed away a lot of my summer things and went through my fall/winter things. I went through 4 large bins of clothes and emptied 2. I went through each garment to see if it was still in fashion and if it wasnt too big. If it looked too big, I put it in a bag for donation to the AmVets. If I thought I could wear it, it went in another bag to be taken home. I was there for 2 hours and when I started to get burned out a bit, I packed the clothes I had chosen for possible use, grabbed a third bin, put them all in my car and headed home for inspection later.
So this evening, I pulled each garment out and tried it on. Some things fit...some were too small, some were too big. Again, too big were put aside for donation. Things that fit were hung up and things too small were put in another bag to go in my closet for later in the year when I SHOULD be able to fit into them. I found FOUR bathing suits ...2 with the tags still on that I never wore because they were too small. Tried on lots of tops that were too tight on me before that now fit great....again, some with the tags still on! Then I opened the bin I brought home and started going through that.
It became quickly apperant that the clothes in this bin were things I bought when I was MARRIED! They have been packed away for 14 years! It was like a trip down memory lane. :D I found a t-shirt I bought on a vacay with my ex and kids and a South Park t-shirt! I also found THREE pair of blue jeans and one pair of white jeans from Aeropostale...all size 13/14. I guess I bought them when I thought I was going to lose weight one time. The tags were still on all the jeans...I had never worn them. I found a couple sundresses with the tags on, too. I should be able to wear them next summer. But here I thought I was going to have to buy jeans...not anymore. I did my shopping in my own clothes. It was like a free shopping spree!!
So.....are you really committed? If so, here is a challenge for you. Go through your clothes and donate of all the ones that are too big for you. Dont keep them because you think you will need them. If you are truly committed to your weight loss, you wont. Dont tempt fate...lol! And if you have several sizes of clothes in storage, go shopping like me. You may see some things you have totally forgotten about that will fit or almost fit. I had SO much fun with my at-home shopping today...you can too! :)