On Friday, I weighed in at Weight Watchers (WW); I lost 1.8 pounds last week, bringing my total lost to more than 20 pounds so far. It feels like a miracle, but it’s not. A miracle, I mean. WW works. For me and so many other people, it really works. It’s a lifestyle that is flexible. Also, and perhaps even more important, my weight loss is the result of me making up my mind and sticking to a plan, one that honestly isn’t all that complicated or difficult. You just have to be ready to embrace a change. And I was. Are you?
Anyway, one of the fun side effects of my weight loss is that I need new clothes. All. New. Clothes. Like from the inside out. But I don’t want to buy all new stuff just yet since I still have a ways to go to reach my goal weight. Still, I needed an interim solution. My jeans, size 12, are saggy and baggy. That’s the good news. The bad news is that not too long ago I bought myself 2 new pairs of size 12 jeans. What to do? My make-it-work solution, at least until I reach my goal weight, was to take those new 12s in! I wasn’t going to remake the waistbands (too much work, even for a sewer like me), but I did something almost as good: I tapered the legs in until they are nice and snug. And I now wear a belt. A belt! I haven’t tucked a shirt in or worn a belt in too many years to tell you how many! The belt and tapering are working, mostly. But I did buy 2 new pairs of jeans when my husband Mike and I were in Atlantic City a week ago. Correction. I bought two size 8 pairs of DKNY jeans that fit me beautifully!
Have you lost some weight? Do your jeans need to be skinnier in the legs to show off your banging new shape? Do you or a friend own a sewing machine? Then save yourself some $ and do what I did:
So I went from this:
Now I gotta go put my ankle up. Doctor’s orders! I have a nasty infection from a cut. I am swollen, red and sore. I took my first antibiotic this morning and hope it quickly starts to knock out the infection. I am not a person who likes to sit around doing “nothing!”