Monday, October 8, 2012

Closet Stressors

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you know how my leg injury impacted me, it left me immobile, inactive and depressed.  I packed on some weight, which is understandable, though I wish I had handled the eating for comfort better.  Since doing the Whole 30 I got my mobility back. I'm back at work, working out, walking the dog and generally being much more active.  But it's not magically going to restore me to my pre-injury clothing size.

I've continued with a Primal lifestyle, (additional crucial reading here) which includes clean primal eating, going to bed early in a completely dark room, getting activity, getting sunlight, and reducing stress.  All the other factors have become my life and I'm loving it but that little bugger stress is still somewhat an issue for me, especially external forces.  For instance, walking into my closet each day and seeing clothes that no longer fit me has really been messing with my head.  

My ultimate plan is to get get my body back to the size it was pre-injury but it won't happen overnight.  It's going to take how long it's going to take but seeing my smallest clothes in that section of the closet is totally stressful.  And stress can and will make it it really difficult for your body lose fat.  

So yesterday I cleaned out the closet.  It needed to be done anyway, but I put the smallest of my things into storage in the guest room.  My closet is now tidy and organized and I know everything in there fits me properly.  This has done much to alleviate the stress about not fitting into certain things. 

I'm going to continue with what I'm doing because it's working for me and whether it takes me six months, a year or two years to achieve my goals of getting into back into those clothes, it will happen but I just cannot stress about it.  The saying goes, "Dress the body you have, not the body you want."  And that's what I intend on doing.


  1. That's a really great idea! The too-small clothes are huge stressor for me as well, perhaps I'll follow your lead!

  2. Reader Sally left a great comment, which blogger ate when I tried to publish it. "I never lost an ounce staring at my too small clothes! Smart move."
    Thanks Sally, that made smile.