well, that and some of those 80's and 90's clothes I've never been able to separate from. Like that wonderful red blazer with black lapel and shoulder pads and rolled up sleeves. I really thought that one would come back. It looked great on me. Yes, I finally gave it up.
My real epiphany during this purge is "Why did I have all these?" Last time I lost a large amount of weight I didn't purge anything. All my pants were just put away. So when the weight came back on it never hindered me. I never really had to stop and evaluate where I was. I was never at the store saying "Oh my gosh another size higher AGAIN?" I kept all the smaller clothes and just pushed them further back in the closet with the hopes that I would see them again.
My closet looks great now. I still have a ton of stuff in there all the way to 2 sizes smaller from what I am now so definitely hope to do another dump run. When I'm done and at my final size I will likely keep some clothes one size up, because I don't think it's reasonable to mentally punish myself for some minor weight fluctuation. But I do want to make it difficult to gain a large amount of weight again without at least some accountability.