I currently have just 1 pair of jeans that fit me well. I bought them at Wal-Mart probably at least 4 years ago. They are Faded Glory Stretch size 26. They have a slight flare on them and are so comfortable. The problem is that I've worn them for so long that they have a small hole developing where my upper, inner thighs rub together. I need a new pair.
I also have a pair that I got from Lane Bryant. They are Venezia size 28. They fit perfect when I first got them but now they are baggy and I constantly have to pull them up. I want the exact same pair in a 26, or even a 24. I also have a pair of Jeggings that I got from Cato, size 26, which are super comfortable. They are a great fit around the waist, but they are too long so they bunch up. I am a short 5 foot 2 1/2 inches.
I'm refusing to buy any new jeans until I absolutely have to. I have a few pair of size 24 and 26 jeans in my dresser that are just a tad tight, and I'm hoping I'll be able to fit into them soon. But, I'm going to miss those trusty old Walmart jeans. Funny how I like their fit (and look) better than the more expensive ones from Lane Bryant.
I was talking to my dad the other day and he said something that caught me off guard, "Just don't loose too much weight, okay?" Now, my dad has always been a bit critical about my weight, but in a loving way. I knew that he hated my weight but he never made me feel bad because of it. There was one time I had to go to the doctor when I was about 15 because I was having stomach & heartburn issues. I remember him asking the doctor if he thought it was because of my weight. That's the only time I really felt bad about it. So, him asking me to not lose too much weight just came as a surprise. I assured him that I will not be wasting away, and I'd probably lose about 75% of my excess weight. My ideal weight is 130lbs, and I'll likely reach about 150 if I really stick with the program. Weight loss surgery is not a cure-all, it's just a tool. It's very possible to not lose much weight at all if I do not use the tool and stick with the plan. There's no worry here, though, I will be using my tool the right way and I hope to reach my maximum potential.