Eight years ago, when the Scales of Injustice (in this case the Scales of Justice) reflected that I had miraculously lost 50 pounds, I celebrated by ripping through my closet, pulling out and tearing down all my fat clothes and sorting them into three piles.
While I was doing the happy shimmy, the phone rang. “Hellooooo,” I sang.
It was my mother-in-law. “Hi! You sound happy. What are you doing?”
“I’m getting rid of my fat clothes! I’m bundling them up and taking them to Goodwill!” I replied.
“You are? Why are you giving away your fat clothes? What will you do when you gain the weight back?”
Before you get angry at my mother-in-law, she truly meant no harm. Losing it and gaining it was her experience of not just me, but of herself and numerous friends who had gone the ‘lose it – find it’ route.
“Precisely! I am not going to gain it back this time. We’re talking permanent fat removal, and it is gone for good. I am going to make it and nothing is going to break it!”
Actually, I felt more inspired than ever to live up to those words. I am going to make it and nothing is going to get in my way, weigh me down, or break my resolve. I returned to my shimmy and sorting!
I made three piles:
Pile 1- Clothing to be altered.
Pile 2- Clothing to be given away – i.e. donated.
Pile 3 -Clothing to be throw away – the ripped and faded.
I bundled the clothing to be donated and took straight to Goodwill. Last year, more than 58 million people donated to Goodwill. There are more than 3,300 Goodwill donations locations in North America (one has to be near you).
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.
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