Ok, so I’m not one who likes to talk about the size of jeans she wears, but I do like to when I am able to get rid of my "fat-fat" jeans. Yes...saying fat twice is very necessary. Lets just break it down into pants sizes for you...with out actually telling you what size that is. You can put whatever number in you head you'd like.
Jeans by sizes~ from smallest to largest.
“I can’t remember when I ever wore this size” aka Super skinny jeans!
“a little more than average”
Ok...the back story...
This actually goes all the way back to my Freshman Year in college.
I realized that I was a lot bigger than I would like. I was actually in “fat jeans”. Thus I embarked on my Weight Watchers journey and after 2 years I was stuck somewhere between “Skinny Jeans” and “Average Jeans”. I was ok with this...even though I would have loved it if I could have actually got my skinny jeans on with out sucking it in. But I could get them on...and would have be very content at being in such a size. Although i was concten, I wanted to continue on... hoping that I could lose 15 more pounds and see if “Super Skinny Jeans” were ever really an option.
But needless to say, my life changed a lot after my sophomore year. Life found me moving out of my parents home, working, full-time at school and a new school at that.
When life gets complicated.... out goes any sort of plan to keep weight off...or even think about such a thing as one adjusts. At least that is how it worked in my world. Mid way through my junior year, love found its way to me...which we all know when we are happy and in love...the food is good too!
My now Hubby, D, took me out on many dates, which only continued to add my weight back on. ( no its not his fault that I like creams and sauces..and high calorie foods) It was just bound to happen.
So we get married, move to idaho for a year, and I start my journey..kinda. I was working out...but if you want to lose, you cant just work out... You must watch what you eat...and I mean calories. There much be a deafest!
Ok..so we move back...and once again..I start to work out, but 2 weeks later I find myself pregnant. So what’s the point.. right? Im going to be gaining anyways...or that is what I told myself anyways. (note to self....don’t ever tell this to yourself again). A pregnant woman really only need 500 more calories a day to help little one grown.
Lets also keep in mind when I got pregnant...I was already wearing my fat jeans. Yup that is right...I gained all my weight back plus 6 pounds. Go me!...not so much :-(
So...Here I sat...thinking it would just come off once I gave birth. I was wrong...I only lost about 5 pounds...was soo swollen it wasn’t even funny...and no matter how much I sucked in...those fat pant were not going on...lets not even talk about the extra loose skin from pregnancy.
It was very much sweats...thats all I would wear...or my prego pants.....
Now any pregnant women will tell you, the last thing she wanted to do after giving birth is put those stupid things back on.! Constantly yanking them up when you are pregnant...and it doesn’t change after.
So finally, after 4 or 5 months I gave in an bought the “fat-fat” pants. I needed something to wear to work..and didn’t want to have to wear work pant on non-working days. And so I had my first pair of “fat-fat jeans"...and to top it off...they still weren’t comfortable to wear.
Its been 19 months...yes ...you read that right 19 months.. since I gave birth. But alas...I am at least in my “fat jeans”...it may not seem like much of a accomplishment...but every little bit helps! And soon I can pull the box with the “little more then average jean” out..and so on.
I started so, so with my weight lose journey in march...when I baby turned one, and went full speed head this last month. Over the last 9 months I have lost 11 pounds and am 9 pounds away from being at my pre-prego weight.
Then all I will have to lose is my fat weight. Yes it is necessary to differentiate. It gives me little goals to work toward.
I want to say thanks to my friends who inspired me!
Thanks Ann, Brooke and Heather...
you gave me that extra little push I needed!