A tale of two pairs of jeans

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  1. Thornhill Cate

    Thornhill Cate 50+ and fabulous

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    As some of you may recall if you read my posts, three weeks ago I got into a pair of size 16, ASDA white jeans that have been in my wardrobe for at least two years, if not three. I was totally thrilled as they looked great on me. Now, three weeks later, they are getting loose and hanging off my backside. In a perverse way I am a bit gutted because I just haven't had enough time to enjoy them. I will keep on wearing them for a few more weeks yet, though. However, you may also recall that a pair of black, skinny, size 16 Tesco F&F jeans have also been in my wardrobe for some time and although I got into them a couple of weeks back, there was too much of a muffin top going on for my liking so they went back to the 'aspirational' section of my wardrobe; now, they fit like a dream. I was tempted to wear them to my mum's for mother's day to see the family's reaction but on reflection have decided to save them until next weekend when my longest-standing girlfriends come for the weekend. They haven't seen me since New Year and have no idea I've been doing this diet. I can't wait to see their faces when I open the door to them in my black skinnies and my skyscraper heels!!!
     
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    Aw Cate I am thrilled for you - and also VERY jealous!!! :) You must feel bloody amazing right now!!!! I tried SO hard to get in to a size 16 yesterday but they were a bit too tight on the ol' thunder thighs.. my WORST area - the only bit that doesnt seem to have shrunk yet! Got a nice waist but a fat arse n legs! LOL! Well done you! :) :D Just goes to show the difference in body shape as we have similar stats and only 2 inches diff in height.. but unless my butt shrinks sometimes soon I dont know whats gona happen! LOL!!! I spent Friday night taking in my trousers in the waist - I was wearing some trousers with safety pins and in the end they were nipped in about 5 inches! Little lad was sick so I was in bed with him at 7 so I decided to bring out the sewing bits n alter my trousers!! It was LOVELY to wear a proper pair of fitting trousers yesterday.. at my last WI I realised that my waistband (pinned and turned down due to being too big!!!) was about 4 inches LOWER than the top of my thong! Fashion police alert or WOT!!! LOL!! When I am slinky I wont mind showing off such things but right now its enuf to put anyone off a shake ;P LOL!! I am in the position where I cant afford to keep replacing my clothes, for them to fit for a couple of weeks! This slimming lark is blooming expensive and with only one wage coming in I am making do and saving money until I can REALLY enjoy the shopping :)

    Keep it up hun, you are a true inspiration :) xxx
     
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    If it wasn't for the fact that my wardrobe is FULL of clothes that were too small for me that I've bought in hope over the years, and stuff I've kept from my pre-pregnancy days, I don't know what I'd do because I just don't have the money, really, to buy loads of new stuff at the moment. I shouldn't really have had that splurge in M&S last weekend but sod it, you only live once!! It is strange how different body shapes are because at the same weight (I was 183lbs this morning) and being 2 inches taller you'd have logically thought you'd be into size 16s as well. And I saw my mum and sister today and they were commenting on how slim I was looking but I'm the same weight now as I was when I got pregnant and they were on my case then about losing weight. Not sure if my body shape has changed and the fat is distributed differently now!!! Don't stress about being a 16. You'll get there and have a sparkling water on me when you do!! LOL. :D
     
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    It's great to see people you haven't seen for a while and get all the compliments :) Even better if they don't know you've been dieting :D

    Oh, I know the feeling. Well, the very skint feeling anyway! Kind of wish I had the problem of keeping needing to replace all my clothes though ;) I won't have that for another couple of dress sizes yet though. I'm currently a 16, soon to be a 14 again, hopefully. I was a size 14 for about 10 years though, so I have no shortage of clothes there :) Hopefully I'll have a job by the time I'm a size 12, so I can afford all the new clothes!
     
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    Yes, I'll be OK while I'm a 16 and 14 but when (not if) I get to a 12, it'll be a whole new wardrobe needed. Better start making some money soon!!!!
     
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    I know. I saw one of my co-directors on Friday who I haven't seen since the Wednesday before I started the diet on the Monday. To say she was gobsmacked would be an understatement. Anyway, I think she's going to give it a go now too.
     
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    Good for you (and her!) :D
     
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    Aww its lovely isnt it :) I have a very small top half compared to my lower body now.. my shape has changed SO much its untrue! I used to have huge boobies, a gorgeous cleavage and be firm but big all over.. but felt happy back then. I now dont fill an 'A' cup in a bra and breastfeeding killed the shape too! LOL! Bloody kids! ;) ... my top bit could easily be a size 14 but the bottom is not shrinking, the waist is and I have no rolls on my belly or on the back of my hips.. I am all straight now. If the bum and legs can catch up then I would be chuffed as this is where ALL of my weight is sat now. I said I wanted to get down another 9lb to hit goal but I now know this wont be enough as I would still be a size 16 on the bottom which is not good enuf for me... the weight is great, i have not been 13 stone since I was about 12 but the shapes all gone to pot! I think I will need to lose a further stone from my 9lb and by that time the weight wont be anywhere but on my bum and legs. I am starting aquafit I hope tmw and Thursday as easy on my back, gonna see how it goes as figure it coulld help this area!! will let u know how I get on if I am still alive! LOL! xx
     
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    I know, I should be on commission. Since I started LT one of my friends has started, the husband of one of the mums from my son's school, my childminder's husband and her son and now my co-director.
     
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    Well done!!! I know what u mean bout feeling a bit gutted, I've also had jeans go from too tight to too big in 3/4 weeks, it's nuts! Fortunately I also have a wardrobe full of old/new clothes :-D x
     
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    different body shapes are so strange!

    I probably weigh more than the two of you put together Cate and Donna but I'm just getting into a 16 bottom. The top however is a 40G size 22 and I hate it sooooo much! I also have a wonderful spare tyre that I can rest my coffee on! I really just want to be a 16 top so I can shop in normal shops and then at least I can tuck my saggy spare tyre into my 16 bottoms when I get there!

    When I finally get to an all over size 12 I'm going to run naked through the streets of Manchester dragging my saggy bits along with me :8855:
     
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    Can I get a ticket to that? LOL
     
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    wow cate they are going to be gobsmacked!!!!!!
     
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    I love ure story of the jeans, i am just the same. Before christmas i just about fit into size 16, and i had a pair of size 16 at the back of my wardrobe... would they fit me? Would they hell? Got up to my thighs and stopped there. However last week i managed to get them on properly, and as they are my smallest size 16, i'm hoping to get in a 14 soon. My goal is a size 12 on my bottom half, but i have a problem, it's my lower tummy where all my fat was stored, and a lot is still there, i hope i don't come out of this with loads of spare skin, if i do i know it's my own fault but i really hope i don't. And i'm now going to get out a pair of jeans i don't fit, and keep on at lipotrim until they do! woo hoo!
     
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