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Where Have All the Pants Gone?

23/02/2011

In my quest to organize, the dressers and closet were on top of the list.  The usually look more like this…
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than this.

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Hunni does the laundry but struggles to find places to put things.  To keep my fluff and fold man I needed to organize and fast.

Then came the sad revelation: One health problem after another lead to weight gain and not just a few pounds.  Sad smile At Weight Watchers last Saturday I realized I am only five pounds from my WW starting weight…read My Journey for how I began Weight Watchers.

I have a book of excuses for my gain…I can’t exercise with a calf tear, steroids make you gain weight, my allergies are off, my digestion is out of whack.  All true to some degree but they fed my need to emotionally eat.

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Then I woke up. Clothes I haven’t worn in months don’t fit.  I prefer skirts so I haven’t worn pants in a month.  Only three of seven pairs fit. Oy…where did all the pants go?

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I packed them away for when –  not if – I reach my happy place.

Taking a cue from Jenna of That Wife I purchased thrifted clothes from The Salvation Army Family Store for the between sizes.    IMG_7517I’m saving my birthday gift cards for a fabulous new outfit at goal.  Instead I rewarded small habit changes improving my life with two new workout shirts and a kettle bell from TJ Maxx.

IMG_7885These changes are one healthy decision after another to make me a better me.  Now’s the time to make a few more.  Perhaps more recipes likes my Simple Polenta Pizza Guest Post for Emily of Relishments.

The pants will return soon enough and so will the me I love and am proud of.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenna permalink
    23/02/2011 9:39 AM

    ((Cynthia))

    Oh, how I feel your pain. My post-partum body is NOT what I’d like to see in the mirror. All you can do is climb back up on the horse again, and try, try again. I’m down 12 pounds so far, and people are noticing, so it’s all I can do. Right now because of a non-sleeping baby (sleep is for suckers, Mommy!!!), exercise is low, low, low on the priority list. My hope is that once the weather gets nicer, we can hit the park several days a week with the girl in her stroller, and just walk for 45-50 minutes (and by the end of the summer, play in the sandbox, on the jungle gym, etc.). You can do it!!!

    • 23/02/2011 10:06 AM

      ((((Jenna & K))))))

      Thank you so much for the encouragement. Getting back on the horse is all I know how to do. I’ve been at the gym and I’m loving being back to running and combining it with strength. Now that i have the food allergy thing working I am able to get on the food band wagon as well.

      And bring on the warm weather for outdoor fun.

  2. 23/02/2011 10:07 AM

    Thank you for reminding us that it isn’t about getting to your goal weight then POOF its over and we are skinny and happy for the rest of our lives. We I get down about not losing weight like I would like, I have to tell myself that I am living a lifestyle and this will be for the rest of my life. Your post illustrates this exactly. We have to learn how to use the tools then use them for the rest of our lives. Sometimes there will be some up, and sometimes there will be some downs.

  3. 24/02/2011 5:33 AM

    i love that you rewarded yourself with a kettle bell. that’s totally the one fitness item that i really want right now. they’re so expensive though – i never thought to check tj maxx for a more affordable one!

    • 24/02/2011 9:58 AM

      They are super expensive and I’ve wanted one for a long time. This one was $10!!! I snatched it up in a second 🙂

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