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BIG BLACK PANTS

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

It occurred to me recently, as I look through photos of me on Facebook, that no matter where I go--to the zoo; on a hike; to work; to a funeral; to the gym; out to dinner; whereEVER--I wear the same freakin' thing: these big, black, stretchy pants. EVERYWHERE.

My closet is packed full of them. And when I get done with these knit ones, I can move on to the 20 or so pairs of polyester, kind-of-stretchy ones. And after those, I can move into the 10 or so pairs of non-stretchy black pants.

That's just SAD.

My body is kind of unusual in that most of my weight seems to be packed into my legs--at least, that's where all the most visibly ugly fat is. I haven't dared wear a skirt in years (except to Dad's funeral, because he would have liked seeing me in a dress rather than pants).

So I eventually got to a point where my legs were so big that I just couldn't bear to have anything that didn't stretch wrapped around them. And now I can't imagine wearing anything else.

So one thing I'm DEFINITELY going to do as part of my celebration once I get to where I want to be--or at least real close--is BURN ALL THESE BIG BLACK PANTS!!!

Anybody else in this same kind of clothing rut?
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XRSIZE18 10/12/2013 11:05PM

    Maybe you should find some new clothing now that will spark you on your journey? Thrifts stores are relatively inexpensive. :) Congrats on the 2 pound loss this week by the way. And what an awesome goal to have. Make some smores over the bonfire you'll create with those pants.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 9/17/2013 6:28PM

    I feel you! I was in a bad rut of wearing nothing but sweatpants and big baggy t-shirts for a long time. Everywhere I went I wore them. Then I got kicked out of my comfort zone and into stylish and pretty plus size clothes and I haven't gone back, although its sometimes hard not to.

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BECKYF3506 9/12/2013 8:19AM

    I'll be burning big, baggy SWEATSHIRTS! I'm so sick of those!

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NHES220 9/11/2013 12:29PM

    That will be a celebration! Mine used to be baggy shirts to cover up my belly. Now I am still self conscious about my shirts so the roll does not show, even though it is not as big as it used to be!
Noreen


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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 9/11/2013 11:33AM

    Baggy t-shirts. With jeans, with skirts, with black pants. I guess I think they hide my belly. I got rid of a LOT of them, but still have many more to go.

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FAVALL 9/11/2013 12:42AM

    Past clothing rut - Yes! now that I am finaly into size 18 I am finding lots of nice clothes that fit and are interesting to me. Have to hold off on buy new items until I'm at goal weight. For now, I am shoping Salvation Army style and its working just great.
Enjoy the changes in your body as you loose weight and get fit!

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THETURTLEBEAR 9/11/2013 12:39AM

    Yes - our black pants. Our uniform! I think everyone on Spark (the women) can relate!!

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TRAVELGRRL 9/11/2013 12:33AM

    OF COURSE!

Like you I wore n big stretchy elastic waist pants at my highest weights... Jeans were completely out of my wardrobe, as were any pants with a zipper and waistband!

But I'm happy to say I am now wearing jeans again and feel pretty good in them.

I think a big bonfire would be in order for you, it would be a personal triumph to burn those big black pants! emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 9/11/2013 12:29AM

  i used to have to wear a uniform at work. first thing i threw out when i retired. half my closet is empty now, but not really the same thing.

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