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The Skinny Skirt

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

We all have those clothes. Beyond any scale successes and defeats there are those key items, a pair of jeans or maybe slacks that let you know exactly where you stand.

One of my key items is a formal black skirt. It has a high waist, long zipper, and is a silky material such that no matter how many squats you do it's not going to stretch. (Jeans, on the other hand, you can stretch). My sister owned this skirt when I was in high school and when she passed it on to me I could barely stuff my stomach into it. I remember wearing a long shirt to cover where my stomach was bulging. I've owned it for over a decade now, so over the years I've periodically put it on to see "where I stand". At times I couldn't even zip it halfway up. And then once or twice it's actually been loose. I don't even think I've worn the thing in public for 10 years! But I can't bring myself to get rid of it. Too many times I've put it on and thought "oh man it's time to start watching what I eat again." or the exact opposite: "woohoo!"

So, this week was a woohoo moment. Even though I'm still 3 lbs heavier than last year, and 8 lbs from a healthy BMI, I'm still the fittest I've ever been. So while the skirt wasn't loose I've got a flat tummy and it looked good!

Anyone have similar stories / experiences?
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    I have a couple of pair of jeans from when I was smaller that I refuse to throw out, thow now that I have been taking things at a slow and steady pace I have noticed NO problem donating any of my bigger clothes as soon as they are too big!
    1627 days ago
    Yay! Good for you!

    I have some khakis that are a good gauge of my waist, tummy and thighs. They are my skinny pants. I got them about 3 years ago when I lost 20 lbs. As I gained the weight back, I had to put them away for a while. Then last April I joined Sparkpeople, lost the 20 lbs again and have been wearing the pants since about last August. I have put away some of my clothes that don't fit, but have also gotten rid of a bunch. I am starting to gain confidence that I can maintain at a healthier weight/BMI!
    1633 days ago
  • DARLY55
    Yes, I had a pair of jeans that fit six years ago, for a brief period, then not again until this past autumn because of weight gain. Now they are very loose, almost too big!!!
    It's the best feeling!
    1634 days ago
    For me it is a pair of jeans!!!!
    2 months ago I was not able pull them up!!!
    Today I can pull them up but I still cannot zip them! hopefully in one month I will be able to zip them!!!! That will be a great milestone for me!!!!

    And the next goal will be for my stomach not to be bulging over them!!!
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  • NKING1982
    Congrats! For me it's a pair of jeans that i have owned for about 10 years. But over the years of trying to stuff myself into them, they have quite a few tears and rips. But for some reason i still can't get rid of them. I'm hoping to fit into them by this summer
    1634 days ago
    I've got a pair of dark brown corduroys with a snap closure instead of a traditional button. It is a "woohoo!" when I can sit or bend in them without them unsnapping. I haven't tried them on in a couple months!
    1634 days ago
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