Kick those “skinny” jeans to the curb

Kick those “skinny” jeans to the curb

You love those jeans. You ROCK those jeans. They make you feel like a million bucks. But that was what – 5 maybe 10 pounds ago? Now they sit at the bottom of the drawer, neatly hidden away by your current, ok but not amazing, jeans. Because one day you are going to rock those jeans again. Damn it you are. And every once in a while, when you are feeling “skinny” you pull those beauties out and squeeze yourself into them. And you can do it. It might be a bit of work but you get them zipped and buttoned up. But you know you aren’t quite there. That if you leave the house in these jeans you are going to regret it an hour from now. But you’ve made progress so you fold them up and slip them back into the drawer. For now. I’ll be back for you my sexy.

I’m here to tell you to get rid of those jeans. Take them out of that drawer one final time and dispose of them. Donate them, cut them up and re-purpose them if you are the crafty type. It doesn’t matter how they leave, just make them leave. And while you’re at it, do the same with any other clothing currently in your drawers or closet that are just a few pounds from fitting. Think about it, has keeping those just too small clothes around done you any good? Have they been a source of motivation to drop a few pounds? Or are they just a nagging reminder that you aren’t exactly the same size you were five years ago? Getting rid of those jeans does not mean you are giving up on your goals. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be in better shape or to drop a few pounds. But, really, are you doing it just to fit into a pair of jeans? I’m guessing probably not. So why are you making them the keeper of your goals? A piece of clothing should not hold that kind of power over you.

Now, you’ve gotten rid of those demon jeans. Go buy yourself a new pair. A good pair. Stop wasting your money on cheap jeans you don’t love because you’ve been pining away over those too small ones you already spent good money on. I know this can be hard. Because investing in something a size bigger feels like defeat. But it’s not. Because you are going to rock those new jeans. And you’re going to take a step towards NOT beating yourself up for being a wee bit bigger than you use to be.  And you are going to feel and look sexy AF. And, as Martha would say, it’s a good thing.

 

 

This article has 3 comments

  1. I’ve just gotten rid of a bunch of pants that no longer fit and/or I’ll never wear even if they did. It feels really good to choose my mental health over the size on my clothes. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Ive recently gotten rid of clothing that wasn’t fitting the same after I quit smoking and gained a lil weight that never seemed to leave. It was a struggle for my self esteem to get rid of these items but end of the day, it was better in the long run!

  3. I totally agree with the go and buy a good pair. One really great pair that you pay more than $26 for at the clothing-that-lasts-for-one-season store makes a huge difference.

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