Thursday, March 8


I have this grievance to air. Well, it's not exactly a grievance. I'm a bit perturbed by it, but it's not all a bad thing. It's hardly a catastrophe or anything. Really, it's more of an annoyance than a complaint. Even then, the issue has redeeming qualities.

Maybe I should just start at the beginning.

You see, a couple of years ago I bought a pair of sweatpants. I needed something a little roomier than my usual size (as you do when you're six months pregnant). They fit fine and I wore them for the rest of my pregnancy and for quite some time since. All was well.

Then this past summer, I really made a go of the whole low-carb diet and I started to drop some serious weight. In fact, as of yesterday, I'd lost more than 90 lbs since I'd bought those sweatpants.

Only, I wore those pants yesterday. Out of the house. Same pants: no pins, no stitching. Granted, they were roomy, but they weren't falling down around my ankles.

Which brings us to the crux of my quasi-complaint. On the one hand, it's fabulous that I've been able to continue wearing the same clothes as I've been losing weight. I certainly can't be running out to replace my whole wardrobe every 15 lbs, so the fact that this one pair of sweats has lasted me all this time is really a good thing.

On the other hand, it's a little disheartening that I've lost nearly 100 lbs and I'm still wearing the same pants!


  1. That does have a ring of "aw shucks" to it--but if they are comfortable sweats--and you have obviously lost on your arms--and neck--and hands--and feet--like everywhere and not just on your waist--I would say that does have the up side to it!

  2. I must confess, you sounded very certain of yourself in the first paragraph!

    Congratulations on your weight loss. Wow! More than 90 pounds. How much has Adam lost? Good for you guys! Hey, you’d better send me a couple of photographs of you or I’ll not recognize you when I get there the end of May!

    I identify with you about the incapability of replacing an entire wardrobe every 15 to 20 pounds. The diet gurus say you should reward yourself, but my mortgage company doesn’t agree when I forego that payment for new clothes!

    1. Thanks. I'm sure you'll still recognize me (or, at least my clothes!) when you come. Adam has lost about the same.

      As for buying new clothes, it's hard because we have two kids growing too big for theirs while the two of us are growing too small.

  3. You go girl!! 90lbs. WOW. So proud of you. I empathise with your gripe.

    1. Thanks, Mom. It does seem kind of incredible. I just wish I were a bit closer to done. :)


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