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Just had a clear out of clothes. Only 3 weeks post op, but this was overdue. Was at the stage of having to empty overfull draws every time I wanted to find the desired black item among other black items, delving past stuff I hadn't worn for ages.

OH helped do the Keep/Bin/Donate routine. Then part way through I began to cry. He's put up so kindly with enough waterworks these last couple of weeks and was concerned, but I explained it was happy tears. I was keeping smaller clothes with the very real expectation I would be able to wear them, binning ragged old faithfuls that were beginning to get loose, and donating huge misguided attempts to fill holes in my work or social wardrobe that never got returned.

Very necessary. So glad it's been done. First time in my life the hope has truly begun to creep in. Very fragile hope, but stronger every day I put the work in :-)
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Yes, I've been doing the same thing. I didn't really have a catharsis like you did, but parting with some of the beloved loose-fitting clothes was emotional and hoping that I'd never need that size again in the future. Congrats on the smaller you and your wardrobe overhaul!

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It's hard. But you let them go.

Oh yes, I wore black as my everyday uniform. 🙂 Soon you will be filling your closet with new clothing and new colors for spring/summer. Your sizes will be dropping quickly. Buy at discount stores and thrift stores until your weight settles.

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It's hard. But you let them go.
Oh yes, I wore black as my everyday uniform. [emoji846] Soon you will be filling your closet with new clothing and new colors for spring/summer. Your sizes will be dropping quickly. Buy at discount stores and thrift stores until your weight settles.

Planning to eBay my way through spring/summer on a kind of rotating buy/sell cycle :-) Don't expect to break even, but you never know.

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