Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Since I have not been very successful finding transition pants as I continue on my journey to lose weight, I decided to pull out the container of clothes I have saved for years that were pants I wore at my lowest weight of 129.
They are all size 10's so I figured I would be taking them right back out to the shed again until I lost the last 17 pounds. I figured if nothing else I would know how much I had lost since it seems not that many people in real life have commented about it to me including my best friend who has not uttered one word about it. My husband is amazed that not that many people have said anything because he can really notice it and he, being a typical man, doesn't notice things that well, LOL.
I will point out and say that the majority of pants that I wear regardless of what my weight is are draw string because I have a very hard time fitting my waist when I get pants to fit my hips. In other words, if they fit my hips they fall off of my waist big time.
Even when I was 129 pounds I had the same issue so those were the majority of pants I bought to help with that issue. In other words, they aren't regular pants (other than the jeans) but still, I couldn't wear those suckers 25 pounds ago at all. Again, they are not super comfortable, but I could wear most of them in a pinch if I had to.
I was able to put on every single pair of pants I used to wear and I am in shock. I had size 10 jeans (not drawstring of course) that I can actually wear although they are a tiny bit tight in the tummy. Then again, my period is beginning and that could be the issue as well.
There are capri pants that I have that I could wear although they are not as comfortable as the slightly baggy ones I'm wearing now. That is so awesome that I can actually put them on though!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There are two pairs that I can get on but they are a little more uncomfortable and since they are long pants anyway, I'm hoping they will fit great when we actually get cool/cold weather again.
If I hadn't experienced difficulty finding some transition pants I don't think I would drug this container of clothes out of storage. Now I'm so glad I kept these clothes although for years I debated getting rid of them because I never dreamed I would get even close to my goal weight again.
I am continuing to clear out my closet since I hope to get some really cute things when I get to my goal weight and yesterday I tried on a dress I had for some time in my closet. It fit fine (score!!!) but my daughter laughed at the style since it had shoulder pads in it. Although it fits, it's definitely going in the "Good Will" pile to make room for more up to date clothes.