Sunday, December 18, 2011

Time to clean the closet!

May/June 2011 I started my journey that I was going to lose some weight. I have talked about this a few times on my blog. When I made 60 pounds I was sooooo excited. I made my goal in October way before the end of the year. Here are some pictures from my journey.  I realized in looking at the pictures that pink appears to be my favorite color right now.

Here are 2 pictures comparing 26.5 pounds lost. I can still remember how excited I was when I lost 25 pounds. That was a huge accomplishment for me then.  Little did I know I would lose another 40 pounds over the next few months.

Here is me after losing about 40-50 pounds. I can't remember exactly which milestone this picture was. I should have written down on the dates of each milestone along with a picture. Oh well 2011 was a great year!

I told Art if I lost 60 pounds by my birthday I would buy myself a North Face coat. Well my wonderful friends gave me the money to buy my coat! I was soooo excited to be able to go into the store and pick out a North Face jacket!

Here is me 68 pounds lighter! I have 5 pounds left to go for 2011. They sure are holding on for dear life too. My goal now is to tone up my body after losing so much weight.

This now leads me cleaning out my closet. I wish I had taken pictures of the inside of my closet and the HUGE pile of clothes laying on the floor. I decided it was time to clean out the closet and get rid of all those clothes way too big. One reason I didn't want to clean it out was because I knew there would be nothing left. One reason I wanted to get them out of here was because I am NOT going back to that size. I have to hold myself accountable to make sure I never gain this weight back.

I started to feel guilty as I was cleaning it out because they were such good clothes and I was just giving them away.  I tried on one of my old skirts and it fell right on the floor. What good were these clothes going to do me?  I looked online and found a place that accepted used clothing to help women find job. I had piles of really nice business clothing. I packed it all up and hauled it out. I took 5 garbage bags to the donation center. I took one large suitcase with non business clothing to the good will and I have one huge pile of stuff to mail my mom.

My closet is now empty. I went out on Sunday to the good will to see if I could find myself a couple items. I was able to buy 2 pair of pants and a white button of shirt for $26. It felt soooo good to be able to put on the size I have wanted to be for years and it fit. I decided I am going to try to add to my closet by shopping clearance and good will stores. I also used a gift card this past weekend and found a pair of pants at Kohl's.

I am on the hunt for a black pencil skirt, turquoise and red cardigan, and a polka dot shirt. I am hoping Santa will bring me some money or gift cards to be able to add these items to my closet.


Lil' Woman said...

You look amazing girl! :)

Elizabeth Layson said...

Yay for you!!! You look great!

Crazy Town ND said...

You look fantastic!! I like the suitcase you donated LOL!! Mom

julie said...

You look sooooo good. I am very happy for you!