Clothes allow you to see yourself in a different light. They can transform you instantly and have a very real, visceral impact. Clothes become symbolic of who we are.
Seeing, feeling, thinking, believing - these are the stages of how we change our style on the outside and our self-image on the inside.
I know what it feels like to struggle with your weight, and it makes me understand why women get attached to numbers on a scale or a dress size. It doesn't mean that I have gotten over all of it myself, because I have good days and bad days just like everyone else.
Your closet needs to be a place of joy and celebration of who are you now - not who you were.