Thursday, January 14, 2010

I Know It Is A Great Thing But……

My pants and I are at war!  The pants are winning…so I am going to have to pull rank and replace them.  Again!

I started out in summer 2009 wearing a size (GULP) 20…even flirting with a 22!  How embarrassing!

The pants I owned though were all size 18s and because I had refused to buy anything in those above humiliating sizes, all of my pants were tight!

But after a few months of healthy eating I was soooo happy to be able to fit into the 16s my sister had given me when she cleaned out her closet right after her divorce diet (not the best diet to be on…but unfortunately extremely effective!!)

I was holding out on spending money to buy more pants!  And so I wore those size 16s until they were falling off.  Then I tried using a belt with them, which helped for a little while, but soon even with the belt they were falling off!

DSCF8044I was beginning to feel like a plumber….always hitchin’ up my pants!!!!

So when I got a Kohl’s gift card for Xmas, I knew what I had to do!

I shopped the after Xmas sale, gift card and Kohl’s cash in hand and headed straight for the jeans department where I tried on all sorts of size 16 jeans!  Crazy I know…that was the size that was falling off of me!!!!  But that is what I did! 

I was so afraid to try smaller…I really didn’t think I could get them on!

I tried on 5 or 6 pairs in 16, picked out two pairs I was going to buy…and then on a whim sent FabPreteen out to get some in a lower size for me!


And so I ended up with two pairs of:


In size:DSCF8046PLUS…before I went shopping, I won a pair of Lee Jeans in a sweepstakes!  When they asked for my size I decided to go out on a limb and told them 14.  I figured by the time the jeans got here I should be able to fit into them…and so that is what they sent.

So now it has been three weeks since I went shopping, and I now have three pairs of new jeans, size 14 and all should be well…no accidental mooning, no plumbing, and no hitching….right?


I am back to:DSCF8044 HeeHee…size 12 here I come!!!!!


Heather Brown said...

I am the same size when you started. 20s feel tight and there is no way in hell I want to buy a 22... That is what triggered my meltdown. I am excited to be where you are! I havent worn a 16 since I got married and Feb will be my 5 year anniversary!

Amanda said...

I can't wait to have to put on a smaller size pant. I love seeing your progress. Great job!

- said...

Ha, ha ..... I'd love to have that problem. I am where you were in the beginning of your journey shhhhhh (22) and Your journey give me hope. You said you began last Summer? That's awesome that you are now, in about 6 months time, down to a 14. WOW! How exciting. Sounds like you are still adjusting , mentally to the New Smaller You. Try to embrace it and go for the smaller sizes especially when the others are falling off. Keep it up and CONGRATLUATIONS! I wanna be like you when I shrink!

jewel @ fit-and-fabulous-jewel said...

Oh you guys are so encouraging!

Thank you!!!

jewel @fit-and-fabulous-jewel said... has been years since I wore a size 16 too! I was a size 8 when I met my husband 9 years ago.

If I can do it you can too!

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