As I lost weight last year, I got rid of my clothes that were too large. If they were still nice, I donated them to Good Will. If they weren't they were thrown away. After all, this is what all the experts say to do, right? Keeping clothes that are too large give you a safety net for regaining the weight. The need to purchase new items if the scales go back up should be motivation to stay on track.
I'm beginning to think that theory is rubbish. Hogwash. Whatever silly word you'd like to say. As I've written in all of my recent entries, I've gained a substantial amount of weight back. Much of my clothing doesn't fit. Even if I were to get my act together this very second and reverse this trend, it would still take a while to be able to wear some of the smaller sizes in my closet. This leaves several choices. Wear the limited items that fit, wear clothes that are too tight and unflattering, and/or buy a few things in larger sizes. None of these are good for my already injured self esteem. If I had kept a few of the nicer pieces as I lost weight, I'd have another choice. I think this would be less humiliating than the other choices I mentioned.