I guess I can safely say I’ve lost my first ten pounds. And my clothes are definitely fitting differently. A friend of mine, the friend of mine who has the most fashion sense (and I have absolutely none) took me on a forced clothes shopping spree the last time I lost (the same) ten pounds. I bought two pairs of pants that fit me in a shockingly nice way. Who knew!
I am also the kind of person who haaaaaaates to spend money on clothes. I will spend money on many many other things: travel, FOOD (of course!), presents for other people, books, music, entertainment, but clothes are not my Thing at all. I literally have about five pairs of shoes- one of everything: Dansko clogs (for every day), a pair of New Balance athletic shoes, one pair of sandals, one pair of dress shoes, a pair of Uggs boots and a pair of Tevas. That’s IT. Part of it is that I have super wide feet and I can never ever ever find comfortable shoes. If I find something that feels good, like Danskos or Uggs, that’s it, I’m done.
Anyway, now that I’m back to the weight of my two pairs of nice pants, I thought, I KNOW these fit. I know they work for me, and I know what size. So I did an online search and found that a fancy department store nearby sells them in JEANS form. Well, they’re not at the store so I can’t try them on. But I know these pants work for me.
It was a big leap. Let me see they cost… more than $100. This was painful for me. I can’t deal with the idea of spending that much on JEANS. But they are nice jeans, so I guess I can call them semi-nice pants. OK. I ordered them! They were my reward for the first ten pounds.
I can’t wait for them to come so I can try them on!
February 26, 2009 at 3:21 pm
Nice Job rewarding yourself with a really nice pair of JEANS! 🙂 That’s awesome. Hmmm, I haven’t done that yet. I need to set a new goal and a prize for getting there. Thanks for the reminder.
February 26, 2009 at 3:31 pm
I think every 10 lbs is good. I know this next ten is probably going to be a lot farther off…
February 26, 2009 at 10:37 pm
Congrats on your progress. What’s the special brand of jeans?
February 27, 2009 at 4:19 am
They’re called Christopher Blue and the nice thing is they have some stretch in them… but they’re not, like, you know, STRETCH pants. 🙂
February 27, 2009 at 9:24 am
Oh, that’s funny. I just splurged (for the first time ever) on an expensive pair of jeans (actually smoky blue cords) and they are Christopher Blue, too.
February 27, 2009 at 3:01 pm
Oh wow! I had never heard of them until this friend of mine basically forced me to try them on last year. I’d love it if we could get together in our fancy new jeans…