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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

It occurred to me recently, as I look through photos of me on Facebook, that no matter where I go--to the zoo; on a hike; to work; to a funeral; to the gym; out to dinner; whereEVER--I wear the same freakin' thing: these big, black, stretchy pants. EVERYWHERE.

My closet is packed full of them. And when I get done with these knit ones, I can move on to the 20 or so pairs of polyester, kind-of-stretchy ones. And after those, I can move into the 10 or so pairs of non-stretchy black pants.

That's just SAD.

My body is kind of unusual in that most of my weight seems to be packed into my legs--at least, that's where all the most visibly ugly fat is. I haven't dared wear a skirt in years (except to Dad's funeral, because he would have liked seeing me in a dress rather than pants).

So I eventually got to a point where my legs were so big that I just couldn't bear to have anything that didn't stretch wrapped around them. And now I can't imagine wearing anything else.

So one thing I'm DEFINITELY going to do as part of my celebration once I get to where I want to be--or at least real close--is BURN ALL THESE BIG BLACK PANTS!!!

Anybody else in this same kind of clothing rut?
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  • RANAF222
    I definitely can relate! ugh!
    2343 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11341635
    Maybe you should find some new clothing now that will spark you on your journey? Thrifts stores are relatively inexpensive. :) Congrats on the 2 pound loss this week by the way. And what an awesome goal to have. Make some smores over the bonfire you'll create with those pants.
    2744 days ago
    I feel you! I was in a bad rut of wearing nothing but sweatpants and big baggy t-shirts for a long time. Everywhere I went I wore them. Then I got kicked out of my comfort zone and into stylish and pretty plus size clothes and I haven't gone back, although its sometimes hard not to.
    2770 days ago
  • BECKYF3506
    I'll be burning big, baggy SWEATSHIRTS! I'm so sick of those!
    2775 days ago
  • NHES220
    That will be a celebration! Mine used to be baggy shirts to cover up my belly. Now I am still self conscious about my shirts so the roll does not show, even though it is not as big as it used to be!

    2776 days ago
    Baggy t-shirts. With jeans, with skirts, with black pants. I guess I think they hide my belly. I got rid of a LOT of them, but still have many more to go.
    2776 days ago
    Past clothing rut - Yes! now that I am finaly into size 18 I am finding lots of nice clothes that fit and are interesting to me. Have to hold off on buy new items until I'm at goal weight. For now, I am shoping Salvation Army style and its working just great.
    Enjoy the changes in your body as you loose weight and get fit!
    2776 days ago
    Yes - our black pants. Our uniform! I think everyone on Spark (the women) can relate!!
    2776 days ago

    Like you I wore n big stretchy elastic waist pants at my highest weights... Jeans were completely out of my wardrobe, as were any pants with a zipper and waistband!

    But I'm happy to say I am now wearing jeans again and feel pretty good in them.

    I think a big bonfire would be in order for you, it would be a personal triumph to burn those big black pants! emoticon
    2776 days ago
    i used to have to wear a uniform at work. first thing i threw out when i retired. half my closet is empty now, but not really the same thing.
    2776 days ago
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