When you are large a lot of people want to give you advice on how to lose weight, but for me a lot of it was not practical. Some plain odd.
A friend did give me some great advice and it was because she had lost weight, but it was not how to lose weight. Or what exercise to try, it was something that stuck with me and really helped.
She said that as you lose weight get rid of all your big clothes. Then it is more of an incentive to keep the weight off.
I was travelling a lot as I was losing the weight so I started off well. Clearing my wardrobe every month.
I had kept 9 large boxes of clothes of all different sizes and over the years had organised them into sizes, so each month I would open the largest size clothes box and try on clothes.
It was such a high!
Then I would go through my wardrobe and put in a bag (or 3, or more) clothes that were too big.
Many trips to the charity shop was made and I still have bags of clothes to go out.
The feeling you get the day you can shop in a normal sized clothes shop is amazing. You end up starting to shop, shop, shop. Picking something off the rack and buying it without trying it on is not a gamble anymore.
It can be difficult to pull back especially when you buy something you really love but then only get to wear it twice before it is too big.
For clothes that you really love, getting them altered to fit your new size allows you to keep them and get more use from them. Anything that is too big, remove from your closet as soon as you can. It can be useful to keep one outfit in your largest size but you don’t have to keep it all.
Celebrate being your new shape and size, wear clothes that fit and that you love!