Shop Cynthia’s Closet on June 14th
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1346927217126_w465As a result of Isagenix and the IsaBody Challenge, I’ve lost 40 pounds. I want to lose a few more, but I took a break for my birthday celebrations, and as I tend to do, a couple weeks turned into a couple months. But I’m gearing up for Round #2. At least I think I am. I’m back at the weight I’ve been at for most of my adult life, which means I could stand to lose ten pounds or so. Do I want to go all the way and finally lose it? Or do I want to stay at a weight I know I can maintain even when eating dessert?

I haven’t decided yet.

But what I’ve done while considering the weight loss issue is to sort through all of the formerly too small clothes I had stored in the unused bedroom along with all of Katie and Michael 1.0’s castoffs. I had so many “new” clothes after this monumental task that it necessitated a radical closet purge. Turns out most of my old favorites are too large to wear anyway. Some clothes still have the tags on them, waiting for me to find the right shoes or pants or top. This was the downside to losing so much weight. I looked at those tags and felt horrible.

By the end of the purge, I’d filled ten Rubbermaid bins with my now supersized clothes. Then I wondered what to do next. Sure I could give them away to a charitable organization, but donating brand new clothes felt really, really hard. I pondered this issue for awhile and finally came to the perfect solution.

Four Hands Joined TogetherNext month, on Saturday, June 14th, I’m hosting a party I’m calling Shop Cynthia’s Closet. My friends (and friends of friends) can take home my clothes in exchange for a donation to Autism A to Z. Whatever is left after the party will be donated to charity.

There’s a slate blue leather jacket (never worn) that I just know has someone’s name on it, plus tons and tons of other nice items. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, consider stopping by on the afternoon of Saturday, June 14th. I’ll have food and beverages and a whole bunch of clothes looking for a new home.

Until next time,
Cynthia Patton

About Cynthia J. Patton

Writer, Editor, Advocate, Speaker, Special Needs Attorney, and Autism Mom. Also the Founder and Chairperson of Autism A to Z, a nonprofit providing resources and solutions for life on the spectrum.
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