It took me a long time before I fit into a smaller size jeans. The biggest reason was because I was squeezing myself into an old, stretched out pair of jeans that were really too small for me anyway. Every day, I couldn't wait to get home and peel those things off because when I sat down, it felt like I was cutting off the circulation to my legs and I could hardly breathe. And I'd put on an old, stretched out pair of sweat pants that were too tight, too. It's part of the reason why I was finally ready for a true lifestyle change.... it was either buy some jeans a size or maybe even two sizes larger (omg, NO!!!!), or commit myself to a change.
Some of my clothes now are 8's and some are 10's. They all fit. Depends on the brand, what size I can wear. I'm cheap, too-- I suppose I could be a 6 if I was willing to buy a designer brand.
I think it's an excellent idea to break your long-term goal down into smaller goals. 10 lbs or 20 lbs, for example. And give yourself a reward for each milestone you reach. Don't just focus on the ultimate, long-term goal, which can seem like it'll be forever til you get there. I think it's important to reward yourself along the way, for reaching those smaller goals.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Christopher Robin to Pooh
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