The 24-Update is my biweekly attempt to get into my old size 24-jeans.
Here is the link to my first attempt (oh boy), which seriously involved my thinking I'd need third-party help to cut them off of me:
You may wonder why I am doing the 24-Update so early. It is because if I got stuck in them, I wanted my husband to be able to help get them off of me. I was seriously in trouble the last time I tried this.
Well, I need not have worried. This morning, I managed to get the jeans over my legs with ease!
They are NOT baggy, but neither are they a second skin this time. I actually still had feelings in my legs, and I could pull the jeans off without gyrating on the bed like a sick horizontal copy of Elaine Benas, dancing. (Jerry Seinfeld episode reference there.)
Clearly, the legs are getting better, but the hips, bum and tummy have a way to go.
The open zipper halves still cannot see each other over the tummy area. I'd have sucked in my tummy, but it was hard to breath in the jeans as it was. LOL
So tight are the jeans on the hips, I could actually see a panty line through denim. I estimated the distance between the button and buttonhole to be about 4" ... but I may be off by an inch, give or take.
The legs are still tighter than I'd wear jeans, but I am amazed at how much easier they were to pull on this morning. Going over the hips still gave me that "oh-oh" hesitation, but they made it.
I'd sure like to be able to zip/button the jeans by Thanksgiving weekend. I'm just not sure how realistic that is. I'll give it a go anyway. For now, however, I've tucked the 24 jeans back into the drawer.
I'll pull them out in two weeks to try again.
You know, I should be able to wear the size 24 jeans (I think) by the time my next photo update is due. Hmmmmm ...