Friday, July 20, 2012

A declarations of sorts

Its foot puttin’ down time!

I’ve owned a particular pair of jeans, my ‘dark wash “evening” jeans’, as I dubbed them. From the first day I bought them they were a little snug. I was told they would stretch with wear and I believed it. Why not? I had other jeans that did just that.

But after 7 years, no matter how many times I wore them, they never stretched to fit. Each time I put them on, they were so tight, they made me feel I needed to lose weight. They were so tight, It hurt to eat. They were so stinking tight, I couldn’t sit down without them cutting into my stomach.

I would put them away, workout for a few months, get myself in better shape; put them on and have them still be too tight. What a disappointment!

So after changing the way I ate, making very healthy choices, working out regularly and slimming down once again, I wore them to work in June. and they about killed me!

That’s when it hit me. Why in the world would I continue to wear a pair of jeans that always make me feel like I need to lose weight?!?? Like I'm never going to be the right size to have them fit perfectly. Why subject myself to serious mental torment for 7 long years over a pair of silly jeans??!

So on this day, Friday July 20th, 2012, I declare I am officially retiring my Joe’s jeans. That I am a perfectly healthy size, that I don’t need to lose weight or believe I need to in order to fit into an ill fitting pair of jeans!

THERE, I SAID IT!! They’re an ill fitting pair of jeans!

whew! that felt good to say!!

If you have a similar pair of pants that always leaves you unhappy, feel free to make your declaration as well. Let’s not let 1 pair of pants stand in the way of feeling beautiful as we are right now.

Have a lovely weekend, my friends.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, needed to hear this. I tried to put on a pair of cropped jeans the other day (they have NEVER fit me perfectly and I usually have to jump into them) and they refused to go above my thighs. I'm declaring those jeans retired as of this second! You're totally right, it's way better to buy a pair of jeans that really fit instead of trying to wear jeans that don't. Loved this!


Daisy said...

Indeed! I only wear one pair of jeans regularly because they feel great! I should really get rid of my other jeans. Haha

Tatiana said...

7 yrs? Holy cow girl! You're determined. Or crazy!
Especially bc you're so tiny! Good choice in kicking those bad boys to the curb!

PS: also, there is no Friday July 19th this yr. Just a Friday July 20th ;-)

meme-and-he said...

YES. love this post. I think we all have those items in our closet that we are holding onto...but all it does is make us dissatisfied with where we are now. Let's have a pants-burning party!

Lauren said...

My name is Lauren and I am declaring I have 2 pairs of pants that do this to me!!

I will get rid of them!!
I will not let them control me!


Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

LOL, I love the picture and this post. I have had pieces like that. I kept them, lying to myself that they would one day magically fit. I kept them until enough time had passed that I didn't feel guilty about wasting the money anymore, and donated them. It was liberating.


Chantel Klassen said...

Haha, this is great! I had a pair like this and about a month ago I had enough and donated them. I didn't want them sitting in my closet any longer!

Lisa said...

Gosh you have perseverance girl!!!!

Happy birthday month gorgeous!!!

Megan said...

Hahaha. This made me laugh!! Good riddance, jeans! I need to get some bigger scrubs for this ever growing belly!


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