Friday, September 23, 2011

Changing wardrobe

Company girl coffee time! http://www.homesanctuary.com/ So I realized the other day that I've been walking around the last few months in clothing that is much too big for me. It's been funny realizing this because I should have been able to see it. I lost 15 lbs right before I got pregnant, then ended up delivering at my pre-pregnancy weight. Now I'm 14 lbs below that. So I am a full size or more smaller than I was before Ben was born. And still wearing the clothing from before I lost the first 15lbs. There was one pair of slacks in particular that I was able to button up the entire pregnancy. So this week I tackled my closet and was thrilled to discover in the back an entire fall wardrobe that fits! Out the door went the sloppy baggy clothing and I feel so much better about myself wearing clothing that fits. I still need to lose more weight but I don't have to look frumpy until I get there. I passed them on to someone else through freecycle and it felt really good to help someone else while letting go of things that don't work for me anymore. Plus I have a much neater closet and room in the back to spare. The shelf above the rod now even has room for all my sweaters so they are organized and won't get the shoulders messed up from trying to hang them. Next up under the bed. I don't think there is much there but I can get rid of any lingering objects and dust bunnies. One room at a time I will let go. I also sorted the books in the master bedroom and let go of half of mine. I still need to move them out of the room but I was able to put the ones I'm keeping on one bookshelf. Any one that knows me knows how much progress that shows. Just one box of papers to file and then that room will be completely de-cluttered for my part. My husband is still going through his things but he is also making strides in letting go.

4 comments:

Katharine said...

Wow! Good for you, it feels so good to de-clutter and organize!

Joyful Dreamer said...

Thanks Katharine! I am on a mission. I've been doing this for 12 yrs or so. It's kind of like an onion peeling back layer after layer. I think I'm at the point I can actually see the center now :)

Jan said...

One room, one task at a time. What a great idea! I may try the same thing. Then I'll just need to "let go" of about ten pounds...

KellyC said...

Congrats on the weight loss and the clutter loss! Its easier to breathe when we get rid of excess baggage in lots of ways.