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Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Shrinking Pants

So I have a confession to make. I'm one of those annoying bitches who lose the baby weight (and then some) super fast. With Abby, I gained 30lbs & lost 45 within the first couple months. With my twins, I only gained 23lbs (I threw up the entire time & started my pregnancy quite overweight so drs weren't worried) and I lost 40 right away. I always joke that giving birth is my best diet ever!

Abby a couple months old. I was in the 140's!

My issue isn't losing the baby weight, it's keeping it off. Once we get a great routine going with babies and my body goes back to normal, that shit comes right back on and I go back to a "comfortable" weight for my body.

And then time passes, shit happens, and I'm up to my heaviest ever before I know it. I've had to bust ass to get back down to the high end of my old comfortable weight this time.

Anyway, this is a very long, roundabout way of telling you I now fit into back of the closet jeans!! I lived in these size 11 jeans once I was back to being comfortable in regular clothes after having my twins. They even got too big at my lowest post-pregnancy weight & I bought the same pair in a 9. Those 9's only fit for a hot minute, though, before I was back in the 11's.

When my twins were 8 months old, I was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer in my breast. The stress of that time made me balloon up to weights I'd only ever seen at the end of my pregnancies, and these jeans gathered dust in the back of my closet.

These are the jeans I'd bust out every so often when I'd lose a few pounds to see if they fit yet. They NEVER did. Most days, they laughed at me when I couldn't get them over my hips. A couple times I got them on, but there was no way in hell they were going to button. Don't even think about sitting down because my legs looked like they were in a sausage casing.

This morning, I got out of bed late to go to parent-teacher conferences, so it was a hooker bath day. You know, take baby wipes and clean up important bits and spray yourself down with some perfume. As I'm cleaning up, I realize all my current jeans are dirty so I reach into my closet to see what I have.

First pair I grabbed was my only remaining pair of 14's. I figured I haven't really dropped too much in sizes, so they should be ok. They were huge! They slid right off, buttoned and all.

My ass is in there somewhere

My next pair were my post-pregnancy jeans. I was really nervous to even try them because I fully expected them to be too tight and that would be disappointing. I did it anyway and they fit! Well! There was minimal muffintop, and they've even gotten a little loose as the day has gone on. Looks like these jeans are back in my rotation!

Woohoo!

Those 9's WILL be coming out of the waaaay back of the closet soon!

P.S. Yes, I'm still wearing them from this morning. No, I haven't showered yet. Time to impress Abby's teacher now with all this! ;)



22 comments:

  1. Woooohooooo! That is awesome! I have 2 pairs of skinny jeans that are waiting for me to get back into, one a size 8 the other a 6!!

    You will be in those 9's in no time!

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    1. Nikki, a 6 is my ultimate goal. I'd be thrilled with an 8, but I really want to get back into a 6. I've never been smaller than that, and I was really happy with my weight and stuff at a 6, so I don't need to go lower than that. :)

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  2. Looks like congratulations are in order. I couldn't be happier for you.
    Having a goal AND, reaching it...does not get any better than that.

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    1. Thanks!! I'm not at my ultimate goal yet, but it definitely feels great to have achieved my first goal. :)

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  3. Yay!!! You are doing an amazing job!

    I have a pair of "inspiration" jeans, too!! They're still a little snug, but my 10's are falling off!!!

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  4. Dude. You are KICKING ass! And you look great. I love the pic of you and Abyy :)

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  5. I LOVE that you stand on top of your tub to take your pics. I have the same issue! And I think "no one wants to see this crappy iphone jeans pic!" BUT I TOTALLY DO!! I think you're awesome for putting it out there and achieving your goals!!

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    1. I want to see your crappy iphone jeans pics! I hope you'll start posting them. :)

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  6. Sweet! Love when the smaller pairs work again. Now GET RID of the big ones :)

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    1. I'm keeping this one pair of big jeans to compare once I get to my ultimate goal. I have gotten rid of my other 14's. :) It's definitely time to start getting rid of a couple of the baggier 12's too. I've been a 12 for most of my post-baby life, so I have a lot of them and that size will definitely be tough to clean out. That's my comfort size, you know?

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  7. Ahaha I tell everyone the same thing! I lose weight after my babies crazy fast. Now 3 years later I'm at my heaviest. blah. Anywho I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you and your blog for an award. Please follow the link to my blog to read all about it! Thanks! and congrats on getting into the "back of the closet" jeans =]
    http://singlemamaplus2.blogspot.com/2012/10/holy-grab-my-boobs-moment-someone-likes_19.html

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    1. You're so sweet, thanks! Off to check out now. :)

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  8. Nothing like fitting into smaller jeans!! Best motivator EVER!

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  9. Hey Gurlie! Love your blog just wanted you to know that I nominated you for the Leibster Blog Award follow the link to my blog for details www.krazycutie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! For some reason, I *just* got the email letting me know about this comment, so I'm checking out the blog award stuff now. :)

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  10. Hey! I have Nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! To find more info go to my blog and check it out here.

    http://besawfitness.blogspot.com/2012/10/i-have-been-nominated-for-liebster-blog.html

    When you finish make sure to comment and let me know its posted so I can check yours out!

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  11. I have never done a bigger happy dance than the day I fit into my size 8 pre-baby jeans! It's the best feeling in the world - so happy for you Brandi!

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    1. Emilie, I've never fit into pre-baby jeans since having kids. I cannot wait! That'll be single digits for me too. :)

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  12. Haha, I nominated you too :) Great mind think alike. Love your blog!
    http://healthysew.blogspot.com/2012/10/i-was-nominated.html

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