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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Learning from our mistakes......

Speaking only for myself....I want to admit right here, right now...... my learning-from-my-mistakes style is selective.
At best.
I don't mean for it to just is.
I tend to make certain mistakes over and over again.
I guess you could say I do it until I get it oxymoron for sure!!!

When it comes to this living as a regular weight person--I keep hoping I'll get it right this time. But, I have to be completely honest--I catch myself at least 20 times a day slipping into fat girl thinking and/or behavior. Take for instance my latest crisis--I have an entire closet filled with clothes that just do not fit. They are all too big. Every last item in my closet right now is too big. And, I am not kidding. I'll admit--I love this new problem. Well, other than the fact that there are some damn nice clothes hanging there and the fact that I need to get a second job just to replenish my wardrobe.
Anyyway.....back to my story.
So, the other night, after much frustration while trying to organize my closet, I found myself planning to move my too-big clothes to my attic closet--where clothes wait to be worn again. It's where I stashed my smaller sizes as I gained weight. And it was where I was planning to store my too-big clothes until I could wear them again.....????? Yep, that was the plan.
After a few moments of trying to figure out how I was going to cut a chunk of time out of my schedule to do the clothes move, I jotted down a few thoughts, made a list of storage pieces I might need, got bored with the whole thing and decided to head down into the kitchen to make a cup of tea. As I passed my refrigerator--I caught the glimpse of these words....

I was not saving the skinny jeans.
I was saving the fat jeans.

Have I learned my lesson.....?


Anonymous said...

Oh Judi, pass those clothes on to me!! I will drive to pick them up!!LOL....a great excuse to meet, right???
Have the tea ready, I am only a couple of hours away!!

Jill from NY

Shaggs said...

Mmmmm very deep Judes! Like it alot! Sell those clothes on ebay girl and buy some newbies! It REALLY eases the pain of not being able to wear some of your favourites anymore cause they dont fit - everything has a price and everything can be traded in for something better so GO FOR IT! Just before I moved house I culled alot of clothes and my friend helping me pack kept saying "this will fit soon, soon you'll be a size 10" etc etc and my thinking is - if I can fit into a size 10 - I'm GOING SHOPPING! So I threw the lot out and I'm looking forward to shopping!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to be rid of the fat girl clothes but will keep the dresses I wore to my kids weddings. Oh sweetie to have your problem lololol.


Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

Just get a bunch of garbage bags dump the clothes and drive to goodwill.
If it were me, It would be a year before I bought storage bins, packed things away. Or worse, get them organized for resale.

You know what you guys should do? Have clothing swap sundays or something. For every pair of pants that get too big, someone else can just fit into them. Wear them for a few months until they get too big, then turn them back in.
yeah, Judi start organizing that will you! You have nothing else to do now that your kids are gone! HA.

Brooke said...

Oh god, I am soo glad I'm not the only one who does that!

It's just such a deep seated habit. And I've spent so much of my life being fat I can't imagine parting with those clothes for fear I'll need a size 3x hoodie and not have one, lol!

Awesome reminder. Thanks, as always, Judi :-)