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At what point do you decide to donate clothes that are too small?

linnea56 (zone 5b Chicago)
6 years ago
last modified: 6 years ago

I’m doing my twice a year swap of summer for winter clothes (off season clothes go in the now disused closet of a kid’s room). Moving the clothes means I take a second look at what I can actually still wear.

I don’t have anything really small; those I got rid of long ago.

When I lost 25 pounds 7 years ago, I was glad I hadn’t gotten rid of ALL the smaller things, having kept my favorites or colors I needed to go with certain tops.

But my weight has been inching up the last 2 years. I went off a medication about then which seems to be why it’s going back up again. I have regained 15 of the original 25 I lost.

My smallest (that I last wore ~ 2 years ago) is 2 sizes smaller than I am wearing now. None of these things are out of style (I myself am not “in style”); they are things like jeans and practical every day pants.

In a way I feel like donating those means I’m giving up on losing weight. But that’s a slippery slope. I thought of writing a note on the calendar that if size “x” doesn’t fit me in a year’s time, it has to go.

How do you handle it?

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