Donating Old “Fat” Clothes to Goodwill
I said it, the “F” word — fat.
They are my “fat clothes” though, no doubt about it. I was cleaning out my closet last weekend (literally, not figuratively), something I haven’t done in years, and came across my past life:
- XXXXXL shirts
- XXXXL shirts
- XXXL shirts
- 50-inch waist pants
- 48-inch waist pants
- 20-inch collar dress shirt (ouch!)
Every time I came across one of my old shirts or pants I had to try them on and show my wife. I was so proud. I was also shocked and amazed, as when you’re wearing a 4-5xl shirt you simply don’t realize how big you are. I still can’t believe at one time in my life I could fit comfortably into those clothes, now blankets, that I tried on last weekend.
Obesity, I think, is oftentimes accompanied by a severe case of denial.
With the exception of a 5XL shirt and pair of pants with a 50-inch waist, my closet now has 34 and 36-inch waist pants and L shirts. It’s therapeutic getting rid of clothes that no longer fit. It reinforces something I’m committed to and that’s my commitment to never go back to that place again.
I won’t ever fit into a 5XL, 4XL, or even a 2XL shirt again, so it’s not necessary to keep one around my house. It’s that simple. Though, are you curious as to why I still have one hanging in my closet?
It’s like a scarecrow in a cornfield.
What sizes were you when you started your journey? And now?