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I like tight jeans

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

They're a reminder to eat better.

Today I had a NSV more than 4 yrs in the making. When I first started to lose weight, I dropped jeans size on a fairly regular basis. When I was getting close to the next size I'd buy it when it went on sale.

I didn't anticipate being on a plateau for years.

Roughly 4 years ago I moved from Austin to Albany. I also moved a couple of pairs of jeans in the next size down, confident I'd soon be wearing them. Then I added a coup,e of pairs of jeggings from Old Navy that were too tight. And then I waited . . . and waited . . . and waited some more.

Every once in a while I'd try themon. And they were always too tight . . . like ican't breathe tight . . . until about a month ago one of the jeggings fit. Still pretty tight, but I could breathe. And soi took to wearing them around the house as a reminder of what I was working towards . . . and now they're getting comfy.

Today I decided to try on those Austin jeans . . . and I am wearing one pair as I type this. They're still a little too tight, but I can breathe.

I don't even have high hopes for tomorrow's WI (but am willing to be pleasantly surprised). But sometimes it's really not about the number.

So mbrace your too tight jeans - but please, not in public! They can motivate you. If I can slog thru years of trying to fit into these jeans, you can, too.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MZSLYDE01 1/16/2013 10:17AM

    Just what I needed to hear - I have a couple pair I have been waiting to get into and with all that has happened going up and down this last year and a half this gives me the motiavtion to do the same. I have hope that someday I will fit into those cute jeans I have been waiting so long to wear.

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HOLLYM48 1/14/2013 2:46PM

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KANSASROSE67 1/14/2013 2:44PM

    You are so good at looking at things in a different way. I would say I HATE tight jeans, but now I have a new way of looking at them.

Good for you keeping on keeping on!

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WRITEAWAY 1/13/2013 5:39PM

    I can't WAIT to fit into my 'next-size-down' jeans!

I am CHEERING you on~! emoticon emoticon

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LJCANNON 1/11/2013 2:56PM

    emoticon CONGRATULATIONS!!! You Gotta LOVE Those Victorys, especially when you have worked so hard and for So Long!! Enjoy Them!!

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TEMPEST272002 1/10/2013 7:47PM

    Congrats on making it into the skinny jeans! Four years. You are my hero. It's hard to keep with it when the scale isn't moving, but you are a great example of consistency and perserverence. Thank you for today's inspiration!

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    I love it! Right after I had my son I saw this pair of cords on clearance at The Limited. They were only available in my old size, which was still 3 sizes away. I bought them and kept them at the top of my pants drawer as a reminder. It took me 2 years, but eventually those pants fit! I LOVE motivation pants!

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AQUAGIRL08 1/9/2013 6:40PM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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BUNNYSMASH 1/9/2013 6:31PM

    Great job! I have some old jeans from when I was in my prime still sitting in my bottom drawer 5 years later. I've always been determined to get back into those things...and this time I finally will!

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HALFFAST 1/9/2013 6:21PM

Pictures please!

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KATRINAKRAUT 1/9/2013 4:53PM

    Buying a new pair of jeans was a huge deal for me. For one thing I could not believe I really had to buy such a big size!!!! But tight jeans are like a string tied to your finger as a reminder. Now that I have bought a pair of jeans, I really want to buy my next pair of jeans in a smaller size. Fingers crossed!

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PENNYRILE77 1/9/2013 4:52PM

    I love this! I have a few pairs in my closet that I would LOVE to fit into, even though they're an old style I would never wear outside the house (maybe for yardwork). I just want to be able to put them on, be comfortable, take them off, and then cart them down to the Goodwill for donation:)

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/9/2013 4:49PM

    Woohoo! Good for you!

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