Should you hold on to your fat clothes?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Parting With Skinny Jeans?
Holding onto your ‘skinny’ clothes that don’t fit you anymore can make you feel hopeless that you’re never going to get back there. It can definitely hurt your self-esteem and maybe sabotage your weight loss, they can be a constant reminder that you’re no longer at your ‘ideal’ size. I think this was mostly true for me, I decided after I got married close to 3 years ago I was going to get rid of my really skinny clothes, mostly size 8 because I never felt it was going to be possible to get back to that size, I was a size 16 at the time.

I’m kind of gutted I got rid of them because now that I’m getting close to that size I realise I would have fitted a few of them and that would have been a great feeling. In another way maybe it was a good thing that I got rid of them, I didn’t give myself any pressures to be that ‘size’ again. Even now that I’m close to goal I am glad I don’t have any particularly skinny pair of jeans I really really want to get into, I don’t see that as my motivation, I want to be realistic.

Should you hold on to your fat clothes?
Well I have already got rid of mine, I ummed and ahhed about it for a couple of months and finally decided getting rid of them was a good thing, I decided I didn’t want any “just incase” clothes in my wardrobe and would rather choose which clothes I would hold onto. I have saved a box of size 14 which is my top size I would ever want to be and my current wardrobe consists of mostly 10’s and 12’s.

I have held onto my biggest size pair of jeans, which I'm holding in the photo, these are a size 20!! these are a great reminder that I never want to be that size again.
I have donated all my other clothes that ranged from a 14 right through to a 20 to various family members and the rest to the clothing bins.

Even though I own a clothing alteration and repair company I chose not to really alter anything, I didn’t like the thought of still wearing the same clothes I used to wear only smaller…just didn’t feel right on. Most of my wardrobe wasn’t all that great in those sizes anyway so not really worth the time.

I’m enjoying slowly building my wardrobe, it’s definitely an expense, but one that is very enjoyable. A lot of my clothing I buy second hand from Trademe or second hand clothing shops with the fact I can alter most things, I make a few custom things and buy brand new some favourites pieces.

So what are your thoughts? do any of you who have lost weight got rid of your ‘fat’ clothes or do you have ‘skinny’ clothes waiting for you?

Simple Lunch

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Creamy mayo tuna salad with Bacon mmmmmmmmmm super easy!
Just heat up your can of tuna (not in the tin ofcourse ;)), mix with plenty of Japanese mayo aka 'yum yum sauce'. Pop mixture on some mesclun salad and top off with lots of crispy bacon and a dash of tamari. Perfection, super simple and super tasty :)

It just comes naturally

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I have noticed if I ever eat a non primal food it just tastes and seems so foreign, eating primally just comes naturally to me now and I love how it doesn't feel forced or like hard work.

Maybe that's when you feel like it's sustainable. I don't think there's anything wrong with eating a few non primal foods as a treat but it can set you up for a host of carb cravings which are not the easiest to deal with.

However if you love eating primal then it shouldn't be too hard to get back on track, here's a few of my vices that I can now say I'm officially addicted to....

1. Bacon - Streaky and the more fat the better
2. Mayonnasie...but not just any mayo, Japanese mayo
3. Dark chocolate at least 70% cocoa content
4. Decaf Vienna or Mochachino

Yes weird I know but since eating primal these are my vices that I indulge in and it just makes eating this way feel natural and normal and like I'm not missing out on anything. I know they aren't all strictly primal but I don't eat huge amounts of them ;)

I'd love to hear from you what your top vices are?
All rights reserved. © The Poppy Creative.