Did anyone have difficulty getting rid of your old clothes after weight loss surgery

Hockeymom87
on 6/22/21 1:19 pm
DS on 03/17/19

Did anyone have difficulty getting rid of your old clothes after weight loss surgery, i dont why im have hard time getting rid of clothes when I weight over 600 lbs, half the clothes I use to wear where homemade by mom and i, Also I think when I throw them away or give them away i think i might need them again for some reason

Citizen Kim
on 6/22/21 2:54 pm - Castle Rock, CO

I kept one pair of pants and donated the rest. I've not regretted getting rid of them in 17 years.

Every so often I'll take out those size 24s and be grateful for my 10/12s

Keep something so you can look back at where you started but don't ever think that you will need them again.

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

Janet P.
on 6/28/21 8:13 am
On June 22, 2021 at 9:54 PM Pacific Time, Citizen Kim wrote:

I kept one pair of pants and donated the rest. I've not regretted getting rid of them in 17 years.

Every so often I'll take out those size 24s and be grateful for my 10/12s

Keep something so you can look back at where you started but don't ever think that you will need them again.

I have one top that I bought about a month before my surgery (size 28) that I keep as a "reminder". Otherwise everything else is gone. I never had a problem getting rid of anything. I currently wear a medium top and small petite pants.

Janet in Leesburg
DS 2/25/03
Hazem Elariny
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Citizen Kim
on 6/28/21 5:34 pm - Castle Rock, CO

I'm 6ft tall and have been since I was 13. Petite would never be in my vocabulary.

I don't think anyone would consider me overweight in any way

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

hollykim
on 6/22/21 4:23 pm, edited 6/22/21 10:04 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On June 22, 2021 at 8:19 PM Pacific Time, Hockeymom87 wrote:

Did anyone have difficulty getting rid of your old clothes after weight loss surgery, i dont why im have hard time getting rid of clothes when I weight over 600 lbs, half the clothes I use to wear where homemade by mom and i, Also I think when I throw them away or give them away i think i might need them again for some reason

keeping old clothes give you permission TOneed them again. Gives you permission to gain becsuse youknow you have clothes to grow back into.

its easier to let yourself gain when you know you have big clothes on hand .

 


          

 

Partlypollyanna
on 6/22/21 4:30 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

Not here! I kept one pair of jeans for a reminder and got rid of the rest. I hope that my old "favorite" tops are some else's favorites now

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

catwoman7
on 6/23/21 5:21 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I did keep one outfit as a reminder of where I came from. The rest I let another super morbidly obese friend have first dibs at, and the rest I donated. I never want to go back there again. I do understand the sentimentality since your mom made them, though. I guess another option is to pack them up in a box and put them in storage - and hope you'll never have to wear them again!

Tidgel
on 6/23/21 8:32 am
RNY on 04/15/19

I couldn't wait to get rid of my old clothes and donated them!

TheWombat
on 6/24/21 4:58 pm
VSG on 06/11/18

Sounds like you have good memories associated with those clothes, of you and your mother making them. Perhaps you might cut squares out of each garment and make a quilt. That way you can get rid of the clothes, but still have something to commemorate the good times.

Of course, you don't need to get rid of the clothes if you don't want to! I suspect most of us weren't very fond of our clothes anyway. As I got bigger, I had to settle for buying clothes that fit, rather than clothes I loved. I had no great desire to keep them. Since you were making your clothes, you probably have nice things that you really liked.

Ashley in Belgium
on 7/4/21 10:12 am - Belgium
RNY on 08/08/13

I kept the outfits I wore to both my WLS and it's revision. Having a reminder of where you've been is a good thing, having an excuse to go back there isn't IMO.

Keep something that is meaningful to you and then let the rest go so it can help someone else. This can be a fun part of the process!

Revision Band to RNY 8/8/13 5'4" HW 252 Lbs / SW 236 Lb / GW 135 lb / CW 127

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