Tuesday, January 15, 2008

When do you give up the pants

yesterday and today I wore 2 different pairs of size 22 reitmans encore pants, both without beltloops...I have to use blackberry at work which weighs down my pants...this AM when I tied my shoes they were sliding off, I can remove with out undoing the button or zipper--- is it time to retire these pants? I've got some size 20's and 18's i'm eyeing up in my closet!!


Hanlie said...

You mean you haven't tried on the others yet? This is major! Let us know whether they fit!

I'm lucky my mom sews, so I'll probably get her to take some of my clothes in a little when they become too big, to avoid spending on "intemediate" clothing.

Grumpy Chair said...

When they start falling off, it is time to go down a size.

Congratulations, that is the best sign you are losing weight.

janey said...

It's the BEST feeling when you go down a clothes size - and wearing stuff that is too large will make you look bigger anyway - Get them 18's out of the closet girl!. LOL.

Heather said...

I say yes! while buying pants can get expensive, I have found that by wearing clothes that fit, you feel so great about your losses and how your body is changing. so if you can fit in the smaller ones, go for it! you have worked to enjoy that accomplishment, so enjoy it!

curvyjones said...

That's how I know it's time to retire anything... if I can get it off and on without unzipping or unbuttoning. it's a great feeling!

Linda said...

Oh! FAB! Pants starting to fall down because doesn't it feel great to actually feel the weight loss?

Time to go down a peg hunny. Don't wear those larger clothes for too long if at all because they will make you look bigger than you actually are. Time to show off your new figure and keep doing so until you reach goal weight.

Lots of hugs xx

Chubby Chick said...

I say ditch the pants! Woo hoo! :)

Linds said...

I had fun at stamping for you :) It was my first time seeing the new catalogue!!

Congrats on the big pants!! It's a great feeling knowing that your pants are too big... but you're right... I never know when to get rid of them!!

Teale said...

I'd say it is time to retire these... you don't want your coworkers to get a surprise viewing of your shrinking heiny!

Amanda said...

Ha ha. That's funny and awesome.

Trisaratops said...

How fabulous! I say you should start trying on the ones in your closet - and ditch the others! Congratulations!

Thinking Thin said...

Retire those! I have to agree with everyone else. What an awesome way to stay motivated!

Swizzlepop said...

YAY, sounds like you need to get rid of those 22s and move on down :)!

Poonie said...

Yes, retire them! And enjoy the victory of it!!

Fat Prison- seen on a couple different websites-

I want to tell you about a very unusual sort of prison. It's called Fat Prison. Why is it so unusual? Because it's completely voluntary.
No one sends us to Fat Prison, we send ourselves!

What's it like to be a fat prisoner? The rules are very strict. To begin with, each prisoner must wear regulation uniform. This consists of a baggy skirt or elasticated pants. Most prisoners pretend they don't mind walking around in this shapeless uniform, but secretly they hate it. They'd much rather walk down the street in a slim pair of jeans.
Exercise is strictly controlled Swimming or playing with children is forbidden. And no prisoner may walk more than a few yards at a time. The penalties for breaking this rule include sweating, shortness of breath, soreness and fatigue. After a few years without any sort of proper exercise, prisoners become so soft that the very idea of movement terrifies them. If you don't believe me, go up to a fat prisoner and suggest a nice long walk in the fresh air!
Everyday life The main feature of everyday life inside Fat Prison is tiredness. Prisoners carry lots of extra weight around on their bodies, so not surprisingly they suffer from chronic fatigue. Result? After doing their daily chores, most of them slump down exhausted in front of the TV.
Even when they allow themselves a night out, many prisoners find it difficult to enjoy themselves. They feel awkward about their shape so instead of mixing with other people they tend to sit in the corner with other fat prisoners.
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Bad for Health Fat Prison is very bad for prisoners health. Don't forget, the greater our weight, the greater the strain on our joints and spine. And the fatter we grow, the harder our heart has to work to keep us going. No wonder so many fat prisoners get ill!
Depressing Fat Prison is a depressing experience, not only for the prisoners but also for their families. In fact, the children of fat prisoners often grow up to become prisoners themselves. It's a vicious cycle.
Question So why do so many people end up in Fat Prison? And even more important, why don't they leave once they discover how awful it is?
Answer Because they prefer to eat cookies, chocolate, potato chips, popcorn, doughnuts, fatty meat and creamy desserts. They know that this stuff makes them fat but they don't care. They'd rather go to prison than give up their regular mouthful of fat. *Some may have other reasons
Are you a fat prisoner? Have you locked yourself up in your own private Fat Prison? If so, here's some advice. Don't waste another day of your life in jail. Get out now!
All you have to do is stop eating junk and start eating properly and you can walk free tomorrow.
It may take a few months before your weight returns to normal, but your tiredness will lift immediately and within a week you'll feel ten times better. So what are you waiting for?Get out of your Fat Prison today and start really living!