Sunday afternoon, 65MD wanted to go to the dollar store for seed for the garden. I gladly tagged along because they have blue jeans for $12 and my only pair is too large. They are size 16 and I've already taken in the waist 3 or 4 inches. I decided to buy a size 12 based on my experience at the consignment store recently.
As 65MD decided exactly which seeds he wanted, I grabbed a pair of blue jeans, size 10. They were in the spot where the 12's should have been, but the price label threw me off since it said $12. I noticed quickly that I'd gotten a size smaller than I wanted, and went back through the jeans to find a size 12. There were none. I knew the 14's would be too big and the 10's too small. My decision was to buy the 10's, knowing that it would be a few weeks before I could wear them or the 14's knowing that I wouldn't be able to wear them for very long. I opted for too small.
I got home and tried on the pants. They actually fit nicely through the legs, but when I got to the combat zone - the inner tube I carry that starts at the top of my legs and ends at my waist - there was no way they were going to fit. If I had been in college, I might have tried laying on the bed and zipping them. Honestly, though, I don't think that would have done the trick anyway.
I'm losing weight at a nice pace of 2 or 3 lbs per week right now. It won't be long before I'll slip right in to them. They are now my 'motivation' garment. I'll try them on periodically to measure my progress.
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