Weight Loss Support - Journey to New Jeans. Who's with me?!




JennieLovesKisses
05-19-2010, 06:59 PM
Okay, so this is kind of an update and challenge related to my thread Journey to a Size 18 Jean (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/mini-goals/200180-journey-size-18-jean-photos.html)

I think I've officially gotten to/and past my goal to a size 18 Jean. I'm the type of person who gets attached to their jeans...if that makes any sense and I'll wear the crap out of them until I find that "new pair" or they literally fall off of me. I even try and shrink my jeans in the washer/dryer to make them last longer, which I've attempted with these particular pair of jeans; they feel good right out of the dryer, but then stretch back out throughout the day. I'm seriously going to need to get size 16 jeans now, and start this journey once again!

I guess the challenge would be to take your own "before" pics in those jeans you don't quite fit into yet and start making a photo progression log! :carrot:


Ill just post the before and afters here, if you want to see the progression its in the thread linked above.

Anyways...BEFORE (210lbs)
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/3-29-2010.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/Side1.jpg

AFTER! (As of Today 5/19/2010) (196lbs)
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/5-19-2010.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/side3a.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/Side3.jpg

To show how lose they are:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/DSC07337.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/DSC07339.jpg


therex
05-19-2010, 07:20 PM
wow, that is so impressive! your stomach looks so flat too! i've been trying to get into these 13 pants for weeks, but i think i still have around 20 pounds to go. how heavy were you in the before pictures, btw?

JennieLovesKisses
05-19-2010, 07:56 PM
I was 210lbs in the first picture and I'm 196lbs now.


WormwoodDoll
05-19-2010, 08:25 PM
You look fab! Way to go! I wish I looked that good at 196.

fivestone
05-19-2010, 08:42 PM
Congratulations! You're looking good in those jeans, and I can definitely tell that you've lost inches around your stomach.

TornadoSiren
05-19-2010, 11:19 PM
Your post sent me scuttling to my closet! I had honestly not thought to go peek at the old clothes. So I had a stack of jeans, shorts, workout clothes, and a few dresses...

I found 3 size 14s that fit!! Sadly, all those are a bit ragged, and good for around the house, but nothing to wow anyone. I found 4 pair of size 12s that I cannot get into, most of which are barely worn, and one pair that I really love..these will be my first goal pants.

Further down, I came across some 10s...target 2..and the ever elusive size 8s. To be honest I have NEVER been able to wear those. Have those from a very old goal that was never reached. I intend to make it this time.

you, btw, look fantastic..and how I wish I could carry my weight as well as you do! I am jealous beyond words that you look as good as you do at your weight, and I honestly am not sure I will look as good after reaching my goal! Damn you people with well proportioned bodies!

jendiet
05-20-2010, 11:12 AM
i carry my weight like you do, and I think you look wonderful. Good job on the lbs lost.

PeanutsMom704
05-20-2010, 11:17 AM
you look great!!!! I'm totally envious of that flat tummy. My belly is my most hated body area and I'm thinking that no matter how much weight I lose, it will never look as good as yours does already. (unless I have surgery, maybe!)

SCraver
05-20-2010, 11:37 AM
YAY! You look AWESOME! I think fitting into a smaller pair of jeans/pants is one of the best feelings!

wfonseca3017
05-20-2010, 02:19 PM
I do love your idea. :)

christinemariep
05-20-2010, 02:50 PM
Way to go! And a great idea for a challenge. Off too look for a pair of outgrown jeans to be my goal jeans...

JennieLovesKisses
05-20-2010, 03:50 PM
Thanks everyone! And good luck with your own Jean goals!

jendiet
05-21-2010, 10:30 AM
so my jean goal is this funky pair of size 12s in my closet. All of my other size 12s fit--tight, but they fit...but these things..i don't know what is up. i can pull them up, but not button or zip for that matter. So those jeans are my goal!

JennieLovesKisses
06-13-2010, 04:32 PM
So an update!

These are my size 16 jeans:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/DSC08780.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/DSC08781.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/DSC08789.jpg
Got super loose!
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/DSC08785.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/DSC08787.jpg

Me in new size 14 jeans!
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/DSC08759.jpg

They are a bit snug as you can see...So these are kind of my goal jeans and I'm going to update when they start getting loose :)
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/DSC08764.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/DSC08765.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/DSC08774.jpg

Sorry some of the pics are big, I resized them all but Photobucket is being a butt! :devil:

luciddepths
06-13-2010, 05:04 PM
holy !!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!

Natalia
06-13-2010, 05:25 PM
Wow!!!! What a big change!
I will join the jean challenge! Right now I am in a 16 "normal" or 14 from the plus sized store. My goal is to hit 14 "normal". My 16 normals are getting loose but I'm still about 5lbs away from *comfortably* fitting the 14's.

Serbrider
06-13-2010, 05:40 PM
My goal for the summer is to fit into a pair of 12L that I picked up at goodwill. :D (and a size 12 dress I also bought there)

My eventual goal is to fit into at the largest, a size 8L. It's the size I see everywhere in almost all secondhand stores (the place I normally shop... :p ), so... yeah. I don't know... MAYBE that's too low... but I don't think so. :)

At the moment, 14L jeans fit. Some are loose, most are kinda tight... not like... OMG TOO TIGHT!!!! but... tighter. :p

I can fit my legs into each leg of the size 12... but as soon as I put both legs in... it goes up to halfway on my thighs... and... well... I don't really want to show pictures of how they fit. ;)


You look GREAT. Keep up the awesome work!! :D You're a definite inspiration to me. :)

cherry7211
06-13-2010, 05:54 PM
I want to join! Right now I wear a size 16 jean but I've gained about 15 pounds so they are all getting too tight :o so my goal is to get into some 16s I bought in march that still have the tag.I wish my body looked half as good as yours good job :p

Deedee11
06-13-2010, 06:05 PM
Wow!! good job!! I've been wearing size 18's for like 6months after wearing 16's for almost two years. My 18's are finally falling off my butt!! im so glad! i still have 16's though so i can't wait until i have to buy some 14's Good luck your looking amazing!!

luciddepths
06-13-2010, 06:06 PM
im in a 16 right now, and i've got a pair that was like SKIN tight...now they are loose. So i'm working on fitting into all 16's.. on my 34's i've started to wear a belt and i'm 2 notches smaller than i was.. i'm still waiting to go shopping, i'm not sure what ill buy next. BUT i've got a size 12's in the closet i want to wear! wont be till like aug, but... im gonna get there.

JennieLovesKisses
06-13-2010, 11:08 PM
All the size 16's Ive tried on have been to big. The 14s are a little snug, I think I'm in-between sizes right now. Good Luck everyone!

Hamoco350
06-13-2010, 11:13 PM
Clothes! I don't know if I can think about them right now. lol. I have two pairs of jeans, one of which is officially too big, and the other is a basic skinny. It's been beyond difficult for me to afford new clothes every time the old ones no longer fit. I have literally been borrowing my grandma's extra large and 1x tops, while buying cheap jeans from Wal Mart just to get by! It's sucky, but it's all I can afford right now.

I did a fashion show for my grandma a few weeks ago. I tried on all of my shirts from my heaviest weight. Most of them now resemble dresses or hang so low you see my entire bra! It was quite an experience strutting around in my old favorite shirt which could now easily be worn with leggings and treated as a dress. I quite enjoyed that.

I don't have any clothes I don't fit into yet, just clothes that are too big. I do have a couple of tank tops I bought last summer for cheap at Goodwill. They are super cute but I couldn't get both arms through the holes last summer. Now they fit fine! :D

I am thinking about going on some yard sale and Goodwill adventures this summer to get by. lol. I don't like not having fashionable clothing but with a bit of luck I can find some sweet stuff for cheap until I reach goal.. whenever that day comes. *le sigh*

ALSO, you look FABULOUS. Your shape is so beautiful and your stomach and back are pretty much my new inspiration. :)

SarahD140
06-13-2010, 11:14 PM
I just joined, and I carry my weight like you, its proportionate, and right now, I'm a 22-24 ish. My first big goal is to get to an 18 again. I can't wait. Thank you for being so open. In fact, everyone on here is a motivation. :) I feel like I can do this more and more.

SarahD140
06-13-2010, 11:17 PM
My goal for the summer is to fit into a pair of 12L that I picked up at goodwill. :D (and a size 12 dress I also bought there)

My eventual goal is to fit into at the largest, a size 8L. It's the size I see everywhere in almost all secondhand stores (the place I normally shop... :p ), so... yeah. I don't know... MAYBE that's too low... but I don't think so. :)

At the moment, 14L jeans fit. Some are loose, most are kinda tight... not like... OMG TOO TIGHT!!!! but... tighter. :p

I can fit my legs into each leg of the size 12... but as soon as I put both legs in... it goes up to halfway on my thighs... and... well... I don't really want to show pictures of how they fit. ;)


You look GREAT. Keep up the awesome work!! :D You're a definite inspiration to me. :)




I work for Goodwill!!! Woot for second hand stores!!

Hamoco350
06-13-2010, 11:32 PM
I work for Goodwill!!! Woot for second hand stores!!

Amen to that, sistah! There's nothing I enjoy more than a day of Goodwill, Salvation Army, and every yard sale I can find within driving distance. That's my fave summer thing to do besides swim and roast marshmallows. :dizzy:

nurse2be
06-14-2010, 12:12 AM
You look GREAT! TFS! Can't wait to see you at your next jean goal!
I just went down to size 16 jeans although they are a little tight. I guess by the end of this month my goal is to fit into some 14s even if they are tight!

JennieLovesKisses
06-14-2010, 12:34 AM
Thanks everyone! I LOVE the goodwill, I get all my pants there! xD

Bamachic
06-14-2010, 11:55 AM
Congratulations. You rock those jeans. You just keep getting smaller and smaller. Truly an inspiration to everyone.

lucysam77
06-14-2010, 12:12 PM
Wow you look amazing and beautiful... Congrats..
I went to the movies yesterday with my husband and i was so happy to see my pants so big!.... I know what you're feeling now.
Bye :-)

oneLess
06-14-2010, 02:17 PM
Congrats! I am so close right now to getting into size 26s again it is unreal. They zip, button, and feel ok until I sit. Ugh!! My 28s are falling off though at the end of the day...
Anyway, good job! I am going to go try on a few other pairs of pants here in a bit.

steph15
06-15-2010, 12:52 AM
You look amazing in your jeans, way to go! I tried a pair of 18's on at the store the other day and they were very snug, but my next big goal is to be in a 16 by the end of summer!

eryn s
06-15-2010, 05:39 AM
Wow, you look fantastic! You've got such a good figure as well- even when I was quite slim I always had a round belly but your stomach is so flat.

I'm trying to get into my old jeans at the moment, I've got a collection of really nice jeans, none of which fit me! I can get them all on but not zipped up, I'm probably going to have to lose around 14-16 pounds to fit into them comfortably (basing that on the fact that when I was 10 pounds lighter they did up but were too tight).

JennieLovesKisses
06-24-2010, 08:54 PM
Update
Size 14 Jeans!

Front View
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/June24FrontView.jpg

Side View
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/June24SideView.jpg

Back View
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/June24BackView.jpg

Edited to arrange pics for easier viewing and to add the date.

dancerindenver
06-24-2010, 09:11 PM
You look great! What a fun way to record your progress with these photos - thanks for sharing and for inspiring us all!

JennieLovesKisses
06-24-2010, 11:14 PM
Thank you!

nurse2be
06-24-2010, 11:21 PM
WTG, you look great, and you are doing it so fast! Jealous!!!!!! LOL, keep it up, I know you will :)

Natalia
06-24-2010, 11:36 PM
Wow, you are dopping weight fast! WTG!
What a skinny Minnie; can't wait to see you in 12's!!
(Can't wait to see ME in 12's!!) LOL

JennieLovesKisses
06-25-2010, 12:33 AM
Thank you! I can't wait either! haha I need to get some 12's for goal jeans soon.

Natalia
06-26-2010, 10:38 PM
Wow!!!! What a big change!
I will join the jean challenge! Right now I am in a 16 "normal" or 14 from the plus sized store. My goal is to hit 14 "normal". My 16 normals are getting loose but I'm still about 5lbs away from *comfortably* fitting the 14's.

Update: I am now officially a 14 normal! I bought a pair of shorts from Sears tonight, a 14, and they fit nicely. They even had extra room in the tummy!! (they didn't have the style in a 12 but I don't think I'm quite there yet anyway).

The really awesome part is I remember shopping for jeans there last year, trying on some 18's and they were tight in the waist and extremely ill-fitting.

New goal: Size 12!!!!!:carrot::D:carrot::D

Natasha1534
06-26-2010, 11:01 PM
Congratulations on your weight loss...you look fantastic!!! The side view in your last photo you can tell a big difference. Good for you!!!

Renwomin
06-27-2010, 09:42 AM
Jennie, how awesome for you!! What a difference you can see in 11 days too. Your stomach is really coming in and there is a nice curve to your hips and waistline.

I was so excited the other day when I could get into jeans that I haven't worn for years! Size 18 Levis. I love the way that I look in Levi jeans and I haven't been able to wear them in years. (The larger Levi's just never fit right on me.) I have a pair of 16 Levi's from years ago that I'm trying to get into.

I so know what you mean about jeans that you wear so much that they fall apart. I still have jeans with holes in them in various places and for some reason I can't bear to throw them out since I loved them so much.

I wish everyone smaller jeans in their future!

luciddepths
06-27-2010, 11:09 AM
i havent bought a pair of jeans.. all my jeans are in high numbers like 33, 34.. etc not in 16, 14.. my 34'si wear my belt if i dont they fall right off.. picked up a pair of 16 shorts, before iw as only fitting SOME 16's but.. i picked up some fitted shorts and they FIT! and are a bit loose! woot woot.

Ms GenghisCohen
06-27-2010, 11:31 AM
Wow, you look so amazing!

I've basically given up on jeans wearing for the summer, but I'm hoping by fall I can buy myself a new pair of my favorite petite curvy fit jeans in a 29. I started out wearing a 32 (and they were pretty snug) but the last time I went shopping I squeezed into a pair of 30s (!!!).

JennieLovesKisses
06-27-2010, 01:55 PM
Natalia, Renwomin & luciddepths - congrats on getting into your jeans! :D

luciddepths
06-27-2010, 02:22 PM
aww thanks! Jennie, you are a real inspiration to me :) You work DAMN hard and it makes me realize i can do it too! That and we're i think similar in age so its kinda cool too :)

Luna1982
06-27-2010, 03:18 PM
Gurl, you are gorgeous!!! You must work with weights because you carry your 186 well! I must admit, I don't have the guts to post my flabby self yet. When I outgrew my size 18 last year, I just stopped buying jeans. I refused to go up a size.

JennieLovesKisses
06-27-2010, 03:24 PM
luciddepths - Thank YOU and I know you can do it! It is hard work but it feels great to reach these little goals.

Luna1982 - Aww thank you! Haha I still get nervous when I post my pics, especially the "before" picture for goal jeans.

JennieLovesKisses
07-29-2010, 09:08 PM
I figured since I hit my 120lb loss goal, I would update on my size 14 pants too!

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/newfront.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/newside.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/newback.jpg

luciddepths
07-30-2010, 08:05 PM
well the size 16 shorts i bought.. i walked down my hall way and they fell off. HAHAHAH

JennieLovesKisses
07-30-2010, 08:17 PM
luciddepths - Hahaha, time for some 14s for you! congrats! :D

therex
07-30-2010, 09:07 PM
you look great! when are you moving to size 12s? those 14's are looking pretty loose on you.

thesame7lbs
07-30-2010, 09:24 PM
I love this thread! It is so inspiring to see you shrinking into (and out of) each new pair of jeans! :yay:

JennieLovesKisses
07-30-2010, 09:41 PM
therex - Haha I've been wondering the same thing! I usually go to the goodwill with my aunt or my bf or my bf's mom on the weekend and no ones felt like going lately...I'd go alone but my dads been using my car during the day :'( I'm suppose to go test drive some convertibles with the bf's mom this weekend so I'm hoping we stop by there tomorrow! I'm definitely picking up some 12's if we do head that way.

JennieLovesKisses
08-02-2010, 04:01 PM
So I went to the good will and tried on a few size 12 jeans, they pretty much all fit the same...tight haha. I think I may be in between sizes. So here they are: Size 12's - new Goal Jeans. I'm hoping to fit into them by the end of the month.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/JennieTrap/size12jeans812010.jpg