43 responses

  1. Rose
    January 14, 2009

    I am definitely a person who hangs on to clothes for nostalgia! There are just some things I can’t part with at this time.

    Your breakfast looks delicious and well-balanced! Love the vibrant fruit.

    Your new camera is a gem – my grandma (who’s 92!) has that one, and I always use it when I’m in town 🙂

  2. kaneil
    January 14, 2009

    Hi Meghann – I read your blog everyday and thought I’d say hi! I also keep my fat pants around and wish I would just let them go! Unfortunately, they kind of fit me right now, but hopefully I can give them away soon! 🙂 Cute pic of you in NYC.

    I always love your mixed cereal in the a.m…but was totally off guard that you put preserves on your eggs!!! I won’t knock it until I try it! Have a good day!

  3. Bridget
    January 14, 2009

    I love jam or preserves with my eggs!
    I definitely hang onto some clothes for the memories, especially if they were a ‘big’ purchase for me at the time!

  4. Emily
    January 14, 2009

    I definitely get attached to some of my clothes and have so much trouble getting rid of them, even though I know I will probably never wear them.

    Your breakfast looks great. Way to go with stepping out of the box, I know what you mean about getting into a routine and sometimes you just need to do something different!

    Have a great day girl! 🙂

  5. fitforfree
    January 14, 2009

    I get way too attached to clothes/shoes . . . so I started this new thing where I take a picture of them for the memory and then give them away. Slowly starting to chip away at my closet 🙂

    have a great day!

  6. chandra
    January 14, 2009

    I’m also definitely someone who hangs on to clothes for too long, either due to memories or just being afraid to get rid of them. I just recently got rid of my bigger sized pants and it seriously freaked me out at first – but I’m glad they are gone now, it gives me more closet space. 😉 And I hear ya on the dresses! I still have all my homecoming, spring formal, and prom dresses from high school and that was So long ago! LOL I just don’t know what to do with them…

  7. Meg
    January 14, 2009

    Love the Abbie picture.

    I definitely hold on to clothes b/c of their memories even if they don’t fit. I finally parted with some yesterday and gave them to charity.

  8. Sammie
    January 14, 2009

    It was an eggy morning at my house today too.
    I have jeans that I could never part with especially because I tend to have a hard time finding ones that fit perfectly. I just took a pare to the tailor to have a patch put on them because I refuse to throw them out. Happy Wednesday!!

  9. Allison
    January 14, 2009

    OMG – I just want to grab Abbie’s face and give her a big ole kiss – she is so darn cute! 🙂

    That bowl of fruit looks phenomenal, like something out of a magazine! YUM!

  10. brandi
    January 14, 2009

    Cute pic!

    Yes, I totally get attached to clothes! Even when they don’t fit me anymore or are just ugly and stretched out…it is so hard to get rid of clothes that have good memories attached 🙂

  11. ksgoodeats
    January 14, 2009

    CUTE PUPPY!!!! Love the breakfast too 🙂

    I definitely become attached to clothes but I FINALLY got rid of them over Christmas.

  12. Allie
    January 14, 2009

    Cold in the mornings, huh? Last night when I went to bed it was 2*!!! There is about four inches of snow on the ground today!

    Your breakfast looks great, I am going to have to try some of the Arnolds Thins!

  13. Lily
    January 14, 2009

    Abbie is adorable!

    I save some old clothes, whether they fit or not, and whether or not they’re still in fashion, because I’m already looking ahead to when my possible daughter/neice etc. wants some funny vintage for flash-back day at school/theme parties when they’re a bit older. I know that sounds outrageous, but I have lots of my mom’s dresses from the 60s (many hand-sewn by my grandmother) that I love, and I hope to continue the cycle. Remember this works for shoes too! i just recently saved some clunky, clunky, clunky brown shoes that I now, of course, find hideous–but anticipate will come back for a flashback day before tooooooo long! A lot of 90s clothes were pretty masculine!

  14. Marianne
    January 14, 2009

    A month without doing laundry?! Is that even possible? I do laundry ever week, or I’d be going naked to work (and no one needs to see that!) I obviously own NO clothes.

    The only reason I have problems getting rid of clothes is because I don’t own any, so I wear them until they are in so bad shape they need to be chucked.

  15. Melissa
    January 14, 2009

    Another great post! Good luck with the camera. I am like that with mp3 players!

    Oh, is there a secret to nuking egg whites?

  16. Andrea (Off Her Cork)
    January 14, 2009

    Definitely! I’m currently wearing a hoodie that I bought when I was 18. Seeing as I’m 31 now, it’s seen it’s days. But I’m not giving it up, it’s too comfy and still looks good! And by good, I mean, good enough to wear with pajamas. 😉

  17. Amanda
    January 14, 2009

    I was pretty much forced to get rid of old clothes when I moved out of my parents place and into my TINY apartment. It was a really good feeling to simplify what I own and to know that everything in my closet is something that I want to wear and that fits!!!

    I would suggest looking for a consignment shop to see if you could make a little money selling your clothes and then donate the rest. There are also really great organizations that donate old prom dresses to underpriveledged girls who need them. Doing these two things (making a little money and doing a good deed) may make it easier to get rid of them. AND there’s no excuse to gain the weight back 🙂

  18. Meghann
    January 14, 2009

    Melissa – I just spray a bowl with olive oil, pour in the egg whites and seasonings then nuke for a minute to a munte and a half. That’s it! SOOOO easy and quick! 🙂

  19. Mica
    January 14, 2009

    Whoa preserves and eggs…I’ve never thought of that.

    I don’t get attached to my jeans because I wear them until they fall apart and I have to get rid of them. I do like my jackets though…

    Abbie is adorable!

  20. VeggieGirl
    January 14, 2009

    I love Abbie!! 😀

    Have a lovely day, Meghann!!

    **Just as a heads up/reminder: I will not be able to comment on blogs as often now, during this semester, due to work overload (I’m stressed already) – PLEASE know that I’m still loyally reading, but just won’t have time to comment. I hope you understand!!

  21. Marissa
    January 14, 2009

    Yummy breakfast sandwich! I totally get emotionally attached to old clothes. I still have the outfit I was wearing when I met my husband. I’ll never wear it again but it brings me happy memories 🙂

  22. Shelby
    January 14, 2009

    Cute pup!

    And holy yum that fruit looks amazing.

  23. Heather Eats Almond Butter
    January 14, 2009

    It is so difficult to let go of a favorite pair of jeans – I’ve been there!

    Your new camera is taking some great pics! Wow, you own a lot of underwear. 🙂

  24. dailygoods
    January 14, 2009

    it’s hard getting rid of favorite old clothes. i know exactly what you mean! Delicious berries yet again Meghann! Looks like your camera is doing a good job 🙂

  25. Sara
    January 14, 2009

    Wow, what a great picture of your fruit. The new camera takes fabulous pics. I’m definately one to hold on to clothes because I alwasy think, “Well maybe I’ll wear that again.” Ha! Plus, I think if I get rid of clothes I’ll “have nothing to wear,” eventhough I don’t wear some of them in the first place. Us girls are so silly!

  26. Andrea [bella eats]
    January 14, 2009

    Congrats on the new camera!!! Your fruit bowl looks amazing, and Abbie is too cute!

    I keep old dresses too…I just managed to get rid of some old high school prom dresses a couple of months ago, it was a big step for me! 🙂

  27. biz319
    January 14, 2009

    So cute picture of Abbie – my dog hates my flash so its hard to get a good picture.

    UM, no laundry in a month! It must be piled high (and that you have A LOT of underwear!!)

    Happy Hump Day!

  28. Alexia
    January 14, 2009

    I was thinking that was Abbie! LOL! I was confused for a minute.

    I have never thought to use the Arnold Thins as a breakfast sandwich. Good idea! I’m jealous of all your good lookin’ fruit. 🙂

    I cannot believe you can go a month without doing laundry! That’s amazing. I can’t go a week. Well, maybe a week and a half.

    I do get attached to clothes. It makes me feel guilty.

    I love New York! It has been like 10 or 11 years since I went but I def. want to go back SOON!

    Hope you have a wonderful day at work! 😉

  29. Erica
    January 14, 2009

    Camera looks like it works well!!

    A month without laundry? I do a load of laundry pretty much every single day!

    Breakfast looks great. Love a fresh bowl of fruit!

  30. caitlin
    January 14, 2009

    hahahah throw away the fat pants!!

    and i love your new camera! i feel like its half mine now. LOL.

    cant wait to see you!!

  31. Mel
    January 14, 2009

    I keep clothes for nostalgia reasons too. I have clothes that I got before I went to high school. It’s bad.

    How cute is Abby. What kind of dog is she?

  32. Meghann
    January 14, 2009

    Mel – She’s a Jack Russel 🙂

  33. Bridget
    January 14, 2009

    haha, having “breakfast for cereal”?? Sorry, I don’t know why I find typos!!

    Yay new camera!! Plus cute cute puppy 🙂

    Yeah I have the hardest time getting rid of clothes…I have to be in the right frame of mind where I don’t think too much about what I’m getting rid of. I totally get sentimental with certain pieces.

  34. Danielle
    January 14, 2009

    I bought my dad that camera for Christmas, he absolutely loves it! There’s a really cool panoramic feature on it that’ll you have to give a try!
    Good luck with the camera!
    I hate getting rid of clothes, too big, too small, regardless, there’s so many memories attached to clothes lol.

  35. Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    January 14, 2009

    If you have any clothes you want to get rid of you should check out Plato’s Closet. I brought some to one in Orlando and while they didn’t take all of my clothes, I did get some cash back for the clothes they did take. I think they take purses and shoes and stuff too. 🙂

  36. Hangry Pants
    January 14, 2009

    “It has now officially been a month since the last time I did laundry …”

    You must have a serious underwear supply, girl!

  37. Erin
    January 14, 2009

    I’m actually the opposite with clothes. I do have a few little vintage cute things that I never wear and must keep though. 🙂

  38. Missy (Missy Maintains)
    January 14, 2009

    Your breakfast sandwich looks great! Gotta love Arnold’s Sandwich thins! Beautiful pics too! I also get attached to clothes. I know I never wear half of them but in my head there may be that one day that I want to wear a certain shirt!

    http://www.missymaintains.blogspot.com

  39. onehealthy apple
    January 14, 2009

    I still have my high school prom dresses hanging in my parents’ closet! I also have a bad habit of not getting rid of my bigger clothes because I always think I might -ahem- need them again.

    I read your blog daily- you and your new camera are doing a great job!

  40. Ryan
    January 14, 2009

    Those jeans are super cute! Too bad they are too big now 🙂 Or, not too bad…they’re good either way you look at it!

    And I second what Lindsey said. I got to the Plato’s all the time in Gainesville and get rid of stuff. I usually walk out with $30 or $40 cash. They give more money for jeans than anything else, too. It’s definitely a good incentive to clean out your closet and only hold onto the things you really need. I stick to the rule: if you haven’t worn it in the past 6 months, you’ll never know it’s gone. Hope that helps!

  41. eatingbender
    January 14, 2009

    I like your jeans!

    I’m also glad you got a Nikon Coolpix – I have the same camera in purple! Your new pictures look awesome 🙂

  42. Liz
    January 14, 2009

    Wow, a month without laundry is pretty impressive. I dont have enough sock or clothes I like to go more than about 2 weeks.

  43. seeleelive
    January 15, 2009

    cute pic!! LOVE NYC!

    that cous cous chix salad looks banggggin’ girl.

    kudos for u for wearing clothes that fit your new lifestyle..as long as ur happy :-)))

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