Sunday, January 16, 2011
Every so often, my dryer has a mind of it's own. I mean, it'll take my husband's clothes - only his, mind you - and get it in it's mind that it's going to shrink them! Yes, you heard me right. Clothes (and especially pants) that he's had forever, and that have been washed dozens, maybe hundreds of times will suddenly be too tight on him! It has to be the dryer, or so he tells me. Um, Yeah. Right.
Well this has been going on for years, and usually eventually the pants seem to stretch out again, and we go along on our merry way. But this time, that dryer has gone too far. It has attacked MY jeans! It's true.....jeans that I have been wearing for almost a year now, that have gone from being my tight, incentive jeans to my comfortable everyday jeans, and which were a bit more snug than I like lately but were still worn consistantly suddenly wouldn't fit over my belly today!
I find this especially strange since yesterday's weigh-in showed a 1-pound loss. Now one pound isn't anything to write home about, but it's a pound in the right direction, right? So I checked the scale again this morning after my unsuccessful attempt to put my jeans on. The pound was still missing. Hmmmmm. So I tried a trick I used to use years ago. Back in my younger days, when tight jeans actually looked nice. I got them on as much as I could, and then I laid down on my bed, and buttoned and zipped them the rest of the way up. Voila! I was in my jeans! The problem was though that they were so tight I was in physical pain. Not tight in the butt or the thighs, or anywhere else. Just in my big ol' gut. It was clear that I was not going to be able to wear these jeans today.
Now, this posed quite a dilemma. I have been in this size for some time now, and as such I gave away all my bigger jeans. I was only going in one direction, and I only have so much room in my closet....so those bigger jeans were no longer needed. Except sadly, now they are. And comfy as they are, I can't go out in public in my sweats. (Well, maybe for a couple of quick errands, but that's all!) And my work pants don't seem to have a problem - only the jeans! So I did what I swore I would never do. I bought a new pair of bigger jeans. They aren't "nice" jeans....they are $16 jeans from Wal Mart. And I'm wearing them now, and I can breathe, so that's good. They are quite loose in the hip and thigh area, (too loose actually....not a good fit at all) but decidedly snug (but not too much so) around the waist. I guess things are shifting. So these'll have to be my go-to jeans until I lose a few more....then I can hopefully start wearing my stylish, other jeans again.