Keeping up the Momentum

The Groovingmums bloghop is about encouraging mums to rediscover themselves, to reinvent themselves, to seek out some time just for them and their interests and perhaps just to live a little more vibrantly.  This week’s challenge from is to document something we are doing to rediscover our spark and make ourselves feel good.  Previous posts have detailed my ongoing projects but I feel the need for grander gestures in order to keep the momentum going.

Like most people who have been at different weights over their adult lives, my wardrobe is full of clothes that I can’t wear and I suspect wouldn’t want to wear now anyway as I am so fed up with looking at them every time I open the cupboard door.  I’ve been losing and gaining the same couple of stones most of my life but as part of Kate’s project, I’ve made the decision to lose it again once and for all.  I’ve always kept my clothes when I’ve grown out of them, knowing that I will be able to wear them again at some point, but I’ve come to the conclusion that this is no way to live and I need to achieve a sensible weight and stay there.  I can’t continue, at my age, to treat my body the way I have been, it just can’t deal with it anymore.  So, I’m going to donate to charity all the perfectly serviceable clothes in my cupboard that I  no longer wear and won’t wear even when I’ve lost the rest of my extra weight.  Just as I was forming this thought and wondering whether it might be a little rash, a lovely surprise arrived in my inbox from a friend sending me a voucher for 30% off at Gap.  So that seals the deal.  I’m donating my old clothes and buying myself something new to wear as a little taster of the more extensive shopping spree that I will be embarking upon early next year.  If I don’t do this, it amounts to admitting that I don’t believe I can achieve my goal.  And if I don’t believe it, why should anyone else?

Secondly, I’m going to join the NaBloPoMoUK project at  I only discovered it by chance this morning and I’m already a day behind, but I’m sure I can catch up.  I’m not yet ready for NaNoWriMo, the novel writing project, but I’m pretty sure I can manage a short post on most days.  Lastly, I’m going to wear the new hat that I’ve talked about previously and post the photo, as Kate suggests.

These are my challenges for this week.  I’m looking forward to reading the other Groovingmums challenges and how they are changing their worlds a little for the better every day.

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10 Responses to Keeping up the Momentum

  1. Kate says:

    Thanks for sending the link and joining in again plus your very generous-spirited comment on my blog. I love to write so I do it as after my mum died, i realised that time will run out at some point so might as well spend my life doing at least some of my passions. Glad #groovingmums is helping and am doing the same thing with clothes this week although am selling mine to help with 2 sons having birthdays in November costs.

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  3. Older Mum says:

    Go treat yourself to some wonderful new clothes!

  4. Giving yourself a goal to look forward to (big shopping trip) in the new year is an excellent idea. I find a good wardrobe cleanse can be a very satisfying thing to do. I quite enjoy it, as I always remember happy memories of the occasions I’ve worn the clothes on – then invariably put them back in the wardrobe for sentimental reasons!

    • Your purchase the other week on your day out gave me the inspiration for that – thank you! I’m going to create lots of happy memories with lots of lovely new clothes (what a lovely idea).

  5. mammasaver says:

    Great to hear about your shopping plan!

    I’d imagine that maybe, new clothes in one size might help you look forward to a future of being a more steady weight, instead of being reminded of fluctuations.

    Go for it, and enjoy!!

  6. Enjoy the new clothes shopping. My trip is scheduled for this weekend and I can’t wait!

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  8. theramblingpages says:

    Hope you have a great shopping trip, you sound well on your way to finding your groove x