Some time back when things were going well in the weight loss arena for me, I had a pair of blue jeans that were size 14. They were beginning to get loose so I decided to go buy a pair that were size 12. I went to the same deep discount retailer from which the size 14 pants had come, to get the size 12 pair.
Unfortunately for me, the store was out of size 12 jeans. I tried on the size 10 jeans and they were too tight. I got them on but was unable to button them. Since the scales seemed to be slipping right on down, I decided to buy the 10's. I thought I would be able to wear them soon enough and probably even at my goal weight. (Yes, I was that close.)
I put some tucks in the size 14 pair and waited for the size 10 pair to fit. So far that hasn't happened. Right now those size 10 pants are still in my closet with the tags attached. What is worse, is that the size 14 pair got too small. I even let out the tucks. The last time I washed the size 14 jeans and put them in my closet I knew they were not coming back out any time soon.
Fast forward to a couple of days ago. I was getting dressed one morning and my eyes fell on those two pairs of jeans. I decided it was time to try on the 14's. I got them on and buttoned but they were tight. I decided to wear them anyway since I wasn't going any where. I thought it might encourage me to stay focused.
As the day progressed they didn't seem as tight. Denim has a tendency to 'stretch' with wear. By the end of the day, I felt like they fit just fine. It was a welcome little 'happy' for my journey.
I know it is just a matter of time now before they are too big and the 10's come out of their waiting place. Yahoo!
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2 days ago