Week 16–Taking a Breather in Skinny Jeans
Bet some of you thought I abandoned this weight loss challenge with the holidays here.
No siree, Missy. I'm here for the long haul.
I did step on the scale and noticed no weight loss. I was prepared for that little bit of disappointment, though, because I wasn't exactly good this week. Still, I wasn't horribly bad either. Stuff like chocolate, a smidge of pie and some other assorted things sort of put me on Santa's bad dieter list.
I did have a monumental break-through. I (like most women) have "fat" clothes, "regular" clothes and "clothes I'll wear when I lose weight" or "skinny" clothes. In fact, tucked away in the back of the bottom drawer of my dresser was a shopping bag with a pair of blue jeans I purchased in March of 2009. The bag still contained the receipt and the blue jeans still had the tags on them
Those blue jeans never fit me. I bought them at an outlet store without trying them on because I purchased the same pair there a few months before and loved them. Silly me, I assumed they would fit exactly the same, but apparently there's quite a variation in sizing. I couldn't even zip up this pair, but since I couldn't return them, every few months when I was feeling hopeful, I would open up the bag, take them out and try them on.
It became my regular shot of disappointment. I should have just tacked a wide load sign on my backside.
But lately I've noticed my clothes are fitting rather looser, so I peaked into that bag again, took the blue jeans out and tried them on.
This time I zipped them up.
And, more importantly, I could even breathe.