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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Easy Come. Easy Go.

A Mom's Life Leftovers - They may be reheated but they are still delicious.

Originally posted on October 2, 2007.

Easy Come. Easy Go.

I gave them up. I had to. There was no use keeping them in my closet.

I had 3 pairs of size FOUR jeans that were wasting away, attracting dust and depressing me every time I laid eyes on them.

One of them was a pair of Daisy Fuentes jeans. Very comfortable, very stretchy, and if I held my breath and tugged real hard when I tried them on last, I could still get them on and zip them up.

The only problem is that I looked a wee bit trashy in them and I had a very unappetizing muffin top hanging over the jeans.

The second was just a plain pair of Levi Capri’s. Nothing special about them except for the fact that they were a size FOUR! I could still pull them up over my rear end but there was no hope of ever zipping them.

The third was a pair of low-rise, boot cut, dark wash Gap jeans with really cute flaps on the back pockets. These would have to be my most favorite pair of jeans…ever.

I loved how the back pockets had the cute flaps. I loved the dark shade of the jeans. I loved that they were low cut (no high-waisted mom jeans here!) and flared out just a little at the bottom.

But most of all I loved how wonderful I felt in them.When I put these jeans on with a black turtle neck and my black boots I felt like a model. I felt long and lean, and beautiful. But alas, those days of long and lean are long and gone.

After I had Sarah I went on the Atkins diet to loose the last ten pounds of baby weight. I am one of the few people who actually enjoyed the Atkins Diet. I love all things cheese and don’t really care if I have bread or not so this diet was made for me.

I quickly lost the ten pounds I needed to loose. But I didn’t stop there. I kept right on loosing and loosing until I ended up at 118 pounds and the owner of several pairs of size 4 jeans.But that was the spring of 2005 and now it is the fall of 2007.

They (whoever they are) say that you shouldn’t keep anything in your closet if you haven’t worn it in the last year. Since it’s been well over a year since I wore my beloved jeans I decided to give them away.

I normally give my old clothes to Goodwill and while I’m sure they are appreciative of all the stained black tee-shirts I drop off, I just couldn’t bring myself to let a complete stranger wear my beloved jeans.

So I gave them to my friend, Jennifer, who, after giving birth to four kids, is still a size four. I don’t begrudge her this size though because she works out EVERY. DAY. and she actually WATCHES what she eats.

So if anyone should have my size four, low-rise, dark wash, cute butt-flap Gap jeans it’s her.

And who knows. Maybe after seeing her wear them I may actually be inspired to start working out and watching what I eat.

Nah. Probably not.

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Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

I have some size 2s I was wearing a year and a half ago. I am up to a comfy 6 and a tight 4. I can't let them go yet. I gained weight when Brian got sick again because I stopped working out and watching what I eat. I am determined to get back into my 2's. DETERMINED, but not doing as much as I should being as I say I am DETERMINED.


Valarie said...

Yeah, I never complain about other women being skinny because I know most have to work their butts off to be that way and, let's face it, I am WAY too lazy to work that hard. Plus, I LOVE me some peanut butter M&Ms!!

Christina said...

I have clothes in my closet like this. I keep thinking I will actually fit them someday. It isn't looking too likely though.

I too have done Atkins in the past with amazing results. I just don't seem to have the willpower for any kind of diet lately.

jaime said...

this is great! i have been finally getting rid of my pre-mommy clothes depressing but even if i was to lose a few lbs, my body has changed. I still have a few clothes i can't give up on yet though!

when i was in college i did Atkins! and it does work- my mom and dad had done it too. It didn't work so well for me when i was in college simply cuz i was drinking beer- CARBS! but hard liquor was allowed- lol!!

Jaina said...

Ugh, I keep meaning to do South Beach again...I got the freshman 15 AFTER I graduated. Never was a size 4 though.

Momisodes said...

Ugh. I hate doing the closet cleanse. I try and do it twice a year, but somethings I find so hard to let go. I mean, as if I'll ever wear nightclub halter tops again...or size 2 pants. *sigh*