Pants on the ground... pants on the ground... looking like a fool with your pants on the ground!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Yep... that is me today. Thankfully my pants haven't fallen on the ground yet. LOL!

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The scale is finally moving in the right direction and with the scale moving, I have also noticed inches coming off. It is very apparent in my pants and my shirts/sweaters are getting bigger. I was able to buy a couple new pairs of work pants in size 14. All my other work pants were size 16. Well the size 14's are now getting loose as well. And just last week I bought a new pair of jeans in a size 12! HOLY COW... I bought a size 12 and they actually fit me!

But needless to say... I haven't replaced my whole wardrobe yet. So today I am at work in my size 16 work pants. Before they were loose... I can slide them on and off without unzipping or unbuttoning them. But they would stay up because of my hips. Well now... they are not staying up with my hips and the legs of the pants just look silly. My butt of the pants is just sagging and they are starting to look like clown pants.

Bad problem to have right....?

Well I do need to go and buy some new clothes but I am a little nervous to let go of my size 16. Why you ask? I am trying to figure that out myself.

I think it is because I have been on this roller-coaster for so long. Losing weight, then gaining some back again, then losing weight.... etc.... It is hard to think that I won't gain the weight back again.

Plus... (now I know this is weird) but I tend to go larger size clothes because then it hides my problem areas. I am shrinking but my stomach is no where near flat. My thighs in my opinion are still huge. So if I wear baggier clothes, it covers up the not so good areas. But in return, I start to look frumpy.


I am going to make a goal for myself this week. I am going to clean out my closet taking out ALL of the size 16 pants. I will then do inventory and see what I need and at least pick up a few pairs to get me through until I can hopefully be down in another size.

I am not sure what I am going to do with all the size 16 pants. I may hold onto them for a while in a storage bin or maybe just donate them right away. Not sure yet....

What about you? Do you get nervous if you move in sizes? What do you do?
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    New clothes shopping! Yess!!! Congratulations on the size and weight loss!
    2293 days ago
    2294 days ago
    Yep been there, done that! When i was officially out of my bigger sizes, I donated them ASAP! I wasn't going to let myself get back into them. I've had moments were my new clothes started getting snug and I knew I had to kick it back into gear. =) I have a few pair of pants that are a size bigger than normal to keep on my bloated days though. Keep up the superb work chickie! Big Congrats!
    2294 days ago
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    Yes, I have had a similar experience! I've decided to save my old clothing until Christmas and bring them to my sister who wears my old size. I would recommend getting rid of the old clothing ASAP. Holding onto them is like giving yourself permission to go back that way.

    On the other hand, although it is a good problem to have, I keep having to buy new sizes for work clothing especially, and it is very expensive! It is tough. I have so many different sizes right now! I am trying to be patient and hold onto them till Christmas. But your post may have inspired me. Instead of keeping them hanging in my closet, I think I'm going to box them up, and get them ready to go to my sister.
    2294 days ago
  • JAB2010
    Believe me, I understand about being a little nervous to let go of your "BIGGER" sizes. I too have been on that roller-coaster! For too long now! This time I'm doing thing a little differently and it seems to be working. My key is a lot more planning!

    I just boxed up my "too big" stuff and moved them to storage. I marked the box "donate 04/01/14". Then I marked my calendar for the first weekend in April. I'm planning to make my donation, box up more "too BIG" stuff then the following weekend, I scheduled a spa day to celebrate.

    2294 days ago
    IMO there are two sides to this coin. I kept all of my bigger clothes last summer when I lost 35 pounds. I don't drop pants sizes very fast so although they were big they were still doable and buying one or two pairs of pants are cheaper then buying 5 or 6 so I kept them....unfortunately now I am wearing them again and they are tight NOT big. On the one hand you could save some money by keeping a few of them around but you also run the risk of easing back into those pants and not noticing the pounds packing back on until it's too late. You don't seem the type to do that are a strong woman and have done an amazing job. I say go buy some new pants that make you feel amazing!
    2294 days ago
    2294 days ago
    I get super nervous and have the same "weird" thoughts as you!

    I think once I get there again I am going to try my hardest to donate them right away! As soon as I am officially out of them! That way I'd have to actually go buy new bigger clothes and it will be motivation not to let the scale slide back up!

    Congrats on the loss!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2294 days ago
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