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New Goal Pants

Sunday, May 04, 2014

I have too many sneakers, I concluded after straightening out my closet. On impulse, I reached into the far right corner of my closet & pulled out my summer clothes. They didn't fit me last year, so I figured I would make them my goal pants for this summer. I tried on the 2 pair of capri from Express size 14 and they fit nicely. Then I tried the khaki and brown striped capri size 12, and they fit, too! Wow. I tried on the final pair of bluejeans, size 10, the smallest size pants in my closet, and although I could pull them all the way up, they wouldn't close. Eureka, my new goal pants.

I want to say here; that I've felt really badly when some blogger feels down that she got up to the double digits in pants. She can't believe she let herself go like that. I got angry at that skinny B! So I feel sensitive about this issue, and at first wasn't going to write actual pants sizes, afraid I would offend some readers. I don't want you, if you're bigger than me, to feel like I can't relate, or I'm out of touch with your situation. I used to be in a 1x.

Do you want to see how much weight I lost? There are shorts that used to fit me, and I'm wearing them over my jeans!

I think there might be some connection with how many sneakers I have, and how much weight I lost. What do you think? Do you call them sneakers, kicks, runners, trainers?
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BEACHCALSIX 5/5/2014 12:44PM

    wow. That video. just wow! My old skirt is like that too now, isn't it a great feeling? I remember what it was like to be that big still. I hope I never forget and keep it off. You're taller than me but I think we have similar journeys. I still want to lose about 20-25lbs too. My size 10s don't close yet either! Let's keep pushing away!

p.s. you should post video blogs here on spark too!

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LIS193 5/5/2014 11:23AM

    It is all relative! It depends where you start from... going from 1X to a size 12 or 10 is great :) going from a size 6 to a size 10 not so much :(
Calling someone a skinny B falls in the same category as calling someone a f@t barn animal... everyone has their own struggles.

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PHEBESS 5/5/2014 7:12AM

    YAY for the 12 and 14 fitting, and I bet you're in the 10s by the end of summer!

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    Loved the Youtube video. Your dog wanted to make certain he/she was a part of it too. LOL You've come a long way baby!

As to the sneakers: I wore a new pair I bought last year for the first time yesterday. They were soooo comfortable I didn't notice I had them on my feet! LOL I have 2 other new pairs in my closet and I'm fine with that.

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MYYEAR51 5/4/2014 11:15PM

    Sneakers... but I love the idea of kicks. emoticon and emoticon

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EMMACORY 5/4/2014 4:17PM

    Sneakers.... emoticon on being able to wear your summer clothes again! emoticon

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    I call them tennis shoes. LOL

I can relate to your "double digit" story and am so excited for you Caren!

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    I admit to times where people who are upset about double-digit sizes make me cringe. Usually the negative reaction is quick as I remember how everyone's body is different, everyone's struggle is different, and everyone's journey is different.

Hoping you'll be happily sporting the size 10 pants this summer!

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LE7_1234 5/4/2014 2:28PM


This made me smile all the way through. Through reading AND watching. :-)

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WATERMELLEN 5/4/2014 1:38PM

    Well done!! Video is very cute (and your dog!)

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    I used to have too many sneakers and then I made an effort to use them and wear them out. I actually call them tennis shoes, though I don't play tennis.

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PEGGY11 5/4/2014 1:26PM

    I know what you mean about fitting into smaller clothes that you have. I was so happy when I fit into my smaller size clothes. I have another huge box to fit into yet. So looking forward to it.

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ILOVEROSES 5/4/2014 1:25PM

    Congratulations Caren on the video! I hope you donated those white shorts and got them out of your house. You'll never need to wear them again!
emoticon on your bluejeans, size 10! emoticon You'll be wearing them this summer. emoticon
I am sure you're right about the # of sneakers you have and your weight loss. I'd better go out and buy another couple of pairs after I get back home from this cruise holiday. emoticon emoticon

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