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Thermometer Jeans

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rachel Cosgrove (author of Drop 2 Sizes, wife of my hero trainer, Alwyn Cosgrove) says that instead of weighing myself while doing D2S, I should instead use a pair of pants and try them on every 3 weeks.

I have 2 pairs of pants. Both fit before I got pregnant. My grey work pants which I loooooove (and used to be baggy in the butt, actually) and my favorite jeans that I so badly want to fit into again.

Both are a size 14. They're not small. But I am not expecting to get skinny or anything like that. I just want to be where I was before I got pregnant.

Ok... it's not pretty, but here they are:

(I know that I have an awful muffin top: I could barely button these pants. But honest - they look better in the hips than they did the last time I tried them on. My hips used to stick out more. They're smoother now. Again - I haven't gotten smaller, but my shape has improved. There are less jiggly parts.)

And this one is the worst!

I swear, I don't have *that* much back fat... I think my pants were pushing me up, and then I was twisted to take the shot. Aaaahhh! But LOOK AT MY HOT BUTT. Seriously. Squats.

The last time I tried these on, I zipped them but they were snug. That's while I was testing out the paleo back in December. Well... I like bread, pizza, etc. And so I need to find a way to get to a happy weight while still eating that stuff. Anyway, they don't zip anymore:

But my legs and butt look soooooo much better! What is going on!? Is it my bubble butt or something? Geeeez!

Anyway, in 3 weeks I check in with my pants to see how they're fitting. Hopefully better than this.

In all my self-deprecating humor, I assure you - I am not upset. It's a little disappointing that my pants look terrible on me, and it also sucks to lose the circulation in the lower half of my body while I took the pictures, but ... I just don't feel bad about myself anymore. I'm excited about my body, even if the clothes don't fit.

Tomorrow I go to the gym. I leave just after 7am to go. Blech. But then it's done for the day. Can't argue with that. Leaving is the hard part. Actually being there is fine.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHODGES83 10/2/2013 12:13PM

    I really like this idea. May take some pictures for tracking purposes myself.

Those squats are paying off!

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AMANDANCES 9/30/2013 8:56AM

    I would kill for a butt like that. Seriously.

:) GOOD JOB on all the work you've done so far!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/26/2013 11:31AM

    Keep on keeping on! HUGS

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LOLATURTLE 9/26/2013 9:33AM

    butt = amazing!! I need to do more squats, haha.

I'm excited to see how the pants fit in a few weeks!!

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MESEATURTLE 9/26/2013 6:30AM

    lovely idea!!Will def take pics today!!! Thanks again!

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 9/25/2013 11:33PM

    This is a really great way to measure your progress... I've never thought of it before, that's for sure!! I may have to give it a try!!

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KBEHNKE81 9/25/2013 11:18PM

    My thermometer is my black belt with the sparkly buckle. When I had to tighten up a notch I was giddy! Keep at it and you'll get that zipper all the way up.

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KIKKI-G 9/25/2013 11:13PM

    your legs & butt DO look amazing!! i wish i had smaller legs but i am totally a pear so loving/living with what i got. Curious to see how your new program works out. I have a few pieces of clothing that I used as a comparison from when i was smaller 5 years ago too. It's definitely a good way to measure instead of the scale. keep up the positive outlook !

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GONNAMAKE3 9/25/2013 10:29PM

    This is a good idea that I might try! Good luck!

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