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Training for Baby: Fat clothes

Posted July 12, 2011 8:47 p.m. EDT

Skinny jeans – those jeans that you fit into once after you had the stomach flu or mono. That crazy small size that one day you vow you will fit into.

I gave up my skinny jeans when I hit college. In high school, I was an impossible size 7 or 8. That was because I barely ate because I was so anxiety ridden. When I got to college, I started eating again and couldn’t squeeze myself into a single digit outfit again for at least four years!

When I started losing weight recently, I not only hit my smallest size, I passed it. It’s a great feeling, but what do I do with all the clothes in my closet that no longer fit me – my fat clothes?

For years, I’ve kept clothes in various sizes to accommodate for weight gain or loss, so I have accumulated a lot.

I have been trying to figure out what to do with them. I have decided to donate some to Goodwill. The rest I will store for the inevitable weight gain I have when the whole baby process begins!

What have you done with the clothes you can’t fit into anymore?

How long do you hang onto items before you either give up the dream of fitting into them or decide you will never gain the weight again?

Kathy is a web producer, entertainment expert and concert photographer for She has written a manuscript about her life as an entertainment reporter and pop culture. Learn more about Kathy on her website. On Wednesdays here on Go Ask Mom, she's chronicling her efforts to lose weight before she and her husband start a family.