Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Skinny Jeans

I'm sitting here writing this with a huge, stupid grin on my face.

Why, you might ask?

I'm wearing my skinny jeans.



Well.... not exactly skinny jeans. But an entire size down, thankyouverymuch.

Let me explain why this matters.

Like many out there, I've had a love-hate relationship with my weight for years. In the past ten years, it's mostly been hate. To be honest, it's been mostly loathing, topped with downright hatred. There are a million and one reasons for this pound and that pound coming and sitting down for a chat and staying for dinner and then bringing their friends for a sleepover, but I finally got sick of hearing myself bellyache about it (ha ha -- bellyache. Heh.) and decided to DO SOMETHING.

Basically, it's been slow. Very. Slow. I eat less and work out more. That's it. No magic pill, no magic diet, no magic books. And good heavens, please, no Spanx. (Did you know that Hollywood types will wear TWO PAIRS of those contraptions and then have their stylists sew it all to their bra? And now there's Spanx MATERNITY? No thanks, man.)

ANYWAY. Fast forward to last night. I was frustrated because I've lost 25 pounds since December but no one is seeing it. My friend said it's because it's coming off slowly (which is good, no crash diets) and I realized, after taking off my pants last night without having to unzip them, that I'm wearing the same clothes I wore 25 pounds ago. Even with a belt, who's going to notice?

So today I dared to venture to that region of the closet known as the Wishing Well. The dark recess where women store their Skinny Clothes -- the clothes we promise we ARE going to fit into (we are we are we ARE dangit). And I shut my eyes and reached for those jeans.

And they fit. Without holding my breath. Without hopping around yanking on the zipper. Smooth as silk, there they went. And I'm sitting here cross-legged on a chair comfortable as I can be writing about it.

I don't like to write about my weight much because I WAS thin and taught aerobics and never thought it would come to this, and because weight gain is such a sensitive subject. There are some out there who can be cruel about it. But I think there's a lot of people out there, men and women alike, who need someone to rejoice with them over the milestones, and it doesn't matter if we've met or not. Today, skinny jeans are way, way better than ice cream ever was.

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23 comments:

  1. Skinny jeans, that's brilliant. I'm happy for you. A goal fulfilled is a joy to be honoured.
    Of your blog and craft I'll say this.
    There is something to be said of taste that inspire as seen through the eyes of one with a cultivated eye, unfortunately I’m not the one best able to say it but I’ll say this. You my dear have an eye for the divine. I will follow with interest and appreciation

    All the very best,
    Simone

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  2. WOOT!!!

    I am so excited and happy for you!

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  3. YAY Lori!!! I am so excited for you!

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  4. Congrats on your weight loss. I don't think I could sport skinny jeans though even if I were anorexic. I was so sorry to see them make a come back.

    PussDaddy

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  5. The skinny jeans you have a picture of aren't bad, though, as they are still bell bottomed and are not glued to your leg from hip to ankle like shrink wrap.

    PussDaddy

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  6. YeeeeeeeHaaaaaw! Good for you!
    (well written, too) :D :D :D

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  7. Well I think it's a fabulous post and a wonderful milestone. Good on you. People will notice your weight loss when you wear slim fitting clothes, bigger ones add bulk.

    just super girl.
    xxx

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  8. wow -congrats to you- nothing like wearing skinier jeans and never easy.
    I started Workspace Wednesdays, come check it out..
    thanks,

    Karen

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  9. Wow, congrats Lori!!! Taking off your pants with out unzipping them? That has to be noticeable. What an achievement...25 pounds is no small feat. :-)

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  10. Yay, congratulations! That's a big achievement. I have also lost about 25 pounds since last December. It's slow, but it keeps you from going crazy, and it's also easier to keep off. Enjoy your new size!

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  11. Congrats!! I have been there...several times.

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  12. Congrats, Lori. You know what they say, "nothing taste as good as thin feels.." I hope I got that quote correct!

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  13. Love the way you wrote this Lori. And congratulation on your weight get rid of... I would say loss but when I loose things I tend to find them again. (lol)

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  14. Oh, that's good to know: skinny jeans can't hold a candle to ice cream! I do want to find this out for myself...

    Kudos to you!

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  15. Congrats! I'm so happy for you, what a great accomplishment!

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  16. If anyone could do it I knew it would be you. Just because I am not surprised doesn't mean that I am not absolutely over the Moon about hearing you say that you can "see" now what I have seen for years. I am so proud of you that I could burst my shoes, as someone I know would say!

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  17. Me again, an award awaits you at mine :)
    xxx

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  18. yeahhh, congratulations Lori, that must feel very very good!

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  19. I love how honest you always are in your blog. It makes your blog extra special. :)

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  20. Congrats to you. I admire you greatly. just found you via Art Bead Scene Blog and love what I found. added you to my reader. Happy Weekend!!
    Carey
    PS - also loved the double rainbow post. you are the mother he will remember.

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  21. That is so wonderful!! I am still trying to fit into my skinny jeans.

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  22. Congrats to you!!! Keep up the good work!!!

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