I recently posted that I'd lost enough weight now to get back into my size 14 jeans. Woop! It's a modest loss compared to some (12lb so far), but I'd felt similarly despondent that I just couldn't even get started losing any weight and felt I was in danger of carrying on putting even more weight on. Things like not being able to wear jeans were really getting me down (I'm not trying to suggest that it's not possible to wear jeans above a size 14, but I just wasn't happy how I looked in anything I'd tried in the shops, partly due to being quite short, and partly because I felt more 'covered' in skirts - I'd just reached a point personally where jeans were ruled out). That is, until I found this supportive forum and started the couch to 5k and NHS 12 week weight loss plans that have all got me this far. All in all, to reach a palpable milestone of fitting back into jeans really felt like I'd made a difference and I feel really grateful to have got to this point.
Then, today when I noticed that my jeans were feeling a bit loose, I started wondering if I'd lost even more weight, so soon! I measured my waist and it was the same so it wasn't that (I'm too superstitious to weigh before I get to Mon so measuring's all I'll do for now). Then I realised this is the 5th day in a row of wearing my jeans and they're probably just loose from being worn. They'll probably shrink back a bit when I wash them. But after nearly two years of not even being able to get into my jeans let alone wear them enough that they start to loosen, I'd forgotten this could happen! Loving the illusion of loosening jeans though. I might just not wash them