Hanging On To Hope
By Meggan Larson
Last week I talked about the importance of only keeping a goal outfit instead of hanging on to every size between 20 and 4. Never mind the clutter that it causes, it can also clutter your mind. I said last week that it’s important not to hang on to clothing “just in case”. The reason I said this is…
Losing weight is a delicate thing. It takes a great deal of determination and grit to make sacrifices, change your eating habits, and watch the scale move as slowly as can be. It can be painful to creep down in size ever so slowly and it can also be tempting to hold on to the sizes you’ve left behind. I mean who wants to have to go out and buy more clothes in the sizes you thought you had left behind right? It would be a sensible thing to hold on to those bigger sizes just in case it doesn’t work out, no? No. I don’t think so anyway. What are you really saying to yourself when you keep your “fat clothes”? You’re saying that you’re not sure it’s going to work for you. You’re leaving room for failure and adopting a defeatist attitude instead of a hopeful one. We have all heard the saying “don’t get your hopes up” but are you any less disappointed when things don’t work out? Would it have really been such a bad thing to let yourself get your hopes up? I know that for myself having lost a lot of weight, re-gained a majority of it, and on the path to losing it all again ~ seeing clothes I used to fit into when I was successful isn’t helpful. It also isn’t helpful to me to keep the bigger sizes I’m no longer in just in case I mess up again. That wouldn’t be showing myself grace, and also, I would be living in the past expecting myself to make the same bad choices over again. No, I won’t be doing that and neither should you! Celebrate your success by getting rid of those clothes and de-cluttering your space. You can bless someone else with those clothes and in turn someone will bless you with clothes that are your size anyway. Don’t focus on the past, move forward and free yourself of everything that’s been weighing you down: including old clothes.
~ Meggan 🙂
ps…As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!