Bunny’s Baggy Jeans

December 12, 2016

After 5 weeks on Weight Watchers, Bunny has lost 13.4 lbs.! She is happily connected to eTools, tracking what she eats on her iPhone, and walking through the market scanning barcodes. Her FitBit is connected, syncing with her phone, ticking off Activity Points and cheering her on as she racks them up. (Well, she’s not exactly racking them up since she still sits most of the day, but when she does earn an Activity Point, the Weight Watchers app provides great encouragement.)

The other day, Bunny had to fly. When preparing for air travel, her plan is always to wear something warmish, not tight, and a nice baggy sweater. She decided on the size 24 jeans. She had never bought a size 24 before, and was pretty horrified about it, but she did so a few months ago because the size 22s were a little snug, did a brilliant job of defining her muffin tops, and she was tired of it. So they started out loose. After dropping 13.4 lbs., they’re apparently a lot looser. She didn’t notice any difference, and wore them anyway.

Stepping through the scanner at the airport, the buzzer went off. She then spent 10 minutes having a TSA lady rub her flat palms up and down Bunny’s various body parts, asking Bunny to widen her stance and hitch up her jeans, searching for whatever it is they search for. When this uncomfortable process was complete, the TSA lady told Bunny that the buzzer went off because her jeans were sagging in the crotch, and they “don’t expect that in a woman.” She advised Bunny, “next time, pull them up as you go through the scanner.”

How embarrassing! The size 24 jeans are now in the donation pile. We wonder how it works with those guys who wear their jeans with the waistband a foot below its intended location, with the crotch falling near their knees. Do THEY have to suffer such close inspection? (We hope so!)

So as Bunny scans and counts and tracks, we at Team Bunny try to be as encouraging as possible. We cheered when she lost 5 lbs. (although she brushed that off as first-week water weight). We cheered when she lost 10 lbs., and that made her happy. She started at 290, and she was delighted to say goodbye to the 90’s and then the 80’s. She’s approaching an overall 5% loss of body weight, and we’ll cheer her on for that when she gets there. “Hey, Bunny, you lost 3 times pi! You’re awesome!” (Anything to keep her going!)

jeans_sizesMeanwhile, Weight Watchers gives her a “Bravo” star sticker for attending meetings, and a star sticker with the number of pounds lost when she hits a goal. She’s still trying to figure out where she’s supposed to stick all those stars. Right now most of them are on the bottom of her purse. That sticker system needs work, Weight Watchers.


2 Responses to “Bunny’s Baggy Jeans”

  1. Life... At Any Size Says:

    clothes being too big is the best problem to have! Congratulations on your great progress!

  2. […] into the closet to throw on some nice warm casual-Friday clothes. Emerging in a pair of jeans (not the dearly departed 24s, but a now-perfectly-comfy 22), a sweatshirt, a warm scarf, a parka, a sweater and Ugg boots, off […]

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