There was a time when I would have worn jeans that were not comfortable if I thought they looked “cute”. Those days are gone but I’ve decided we all have different definitions of “comfort”.
I’ve now lost 30 pounds and I’ve gone down 2 jean sizes. I’m actually once size above my goal size, but with 25 to 30 pounds more to lose, I may actually get into a size below the size I was hoping for but that would be another issue because I have no jeans that size. Today is the first day I’ve been in the new size and while they fit and they aren’t uncomfortable, I can imagine being in this size through at least the next 15 pound loss.
But . . Vince! He’s lost between 60 and 65 pounds. Every time I ask how much he says “I have to calculate it!” He’s an engineer for goodness sakes! He has to calculate everything? I can tell you in my sleep how much weight I’ve lost because I never stop thinking about it. The real problem, and it is getting to be a problem . . is is jeans. He would not go down even once size because the old ones were “comfortable”. He has moved six notches on his belt and his jeans literally looked like a gathered skirt. You can imagine! Finally I said “Vince! I am not going out in public with you til you put on smaller jeans.” It isn’t like he had to buy more . . we both have lots of sizes.
He needs to go down probably three sizes. This is one size! He feels like the smaller sizes are “binding”. I was telling Nicole that he won’t go anywhere and try on jeans. He wants the ones that are $5.99 at Walmart – doesn’t matter if they fit. Doesn’t matter if they’re too long. Doesn’t matter how they look . . if they’re comfortable and cheap!
I’m so proud of him for losing that much weight but goodness . . I wish he’d wear smaller clothes. Look at the shirt! It’s too big too. I hope I don’t have to clean out his closet. Oh . . I couldn’t . . he never leaves home without me!
What am I going to do with him?
Really, I’m just giving him a hard time. I honestly think sometimes Nicole looks at me and says “When I get old, I am NOT dressing like that!” Comfort is important. 🙂