I started this post earlier today but put it aside. Then I happened to check my Facebook feed and saw an article posted on the Weight Watcher’s Facebook page that convinced me to finish my post.
I was thinking this morning about my recent clothing purchases because I’ve dropped 25 lbs. One thing I made sure I bought was a new bra. As we lose weight we need to keep in mind that not only do our pants and tops not fit the same but that also goes for our under garments. So are you wearing the right bra?
Your bra isn’t called a foundation garment for nothing. A correct fitting bra can really make a difference. Suddenly your clothes look better, you feel better and project a more positive outlook (I think it also helps with your posture you tend to stand straighter). You don’t have to spend a lot to look great. But I would recommend getting a proper fitting to find out your size. Spend your money wisely – spend a bit extra on a really great bra but save your money by purchasing your other clothes at a consignment shop or Goodwill.
Maybe because this is National Breast Cancer Awareness month we have “the girls” a bit more on our minds than usual…whatever the excuse make sure you get fitted correctly!
Today’s meeting was about cleaning out your home so that it helps you with your journey. Keeping healthy choices in your kitchen – not eating food (or keeping) food in your bedroom but also about cleaning out your clothes. As we lose weight things obviously no longer fit. Our leader asked us if any of us still had clothes that don’t fit (as in too large) in our closets. I know I’m guilty of that.
We need to not keep those clothes anymore – we hope (and work hard) to not get back to that point where we need them. Goodwill Industries and consignment shops are the perfect solution. Let others benefit from your healthy choices and weight loss. So on this perfect fall weekend go ahead and clean out your closet of clothes that no longer fit – donate them so someone else can benefit.
Another benefit of consignment shops and Goodwill is an option for that transitional period everyone goes through on their weight loss journey. If you haven’t reached your goal yet but have lost enough that clothes aren’t fitting correctly, stop at Goodwill or consignment shops to pickup some clothes that fit now without paying full price.
While you are at it clean out your pantry as well. Weight Watchers is still collecting 1 lb of food for every pound you lose as part of their Lose for Good program. So if you’ve held onto any food you aren’t using why not let someone who is less fortunate benefit as well getting rid of that tempting item from your pantry.
Fall is the perfect time for cleaning out closets, pantries and all the other baggage we have that may slow down our weight loss journey. So take a few moments and do some good for yourself (it can count as activity points as well as getting rid of things that no longer fit or you no longer eat) as well as someone else.