Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 149: 24-Update Friday ( # 6 )

Yes, it is once again time for 24-Update Friday, my biweekly attempt to squeeze into the like-new size-24 jeans, which have taunted me for years from the back of my closet. These jeans pre-date the new "relaxed fit" and revised sizing of today's jeans,.

So, for today's attempt ...

24-Update # 6:

The jeans had more than enough leg room (a good thing), and the waist now buttons easily, with just a minor sucking-in of the stomach. (Last time, it required MAJOR effort to get the pants buttoned.)

Today, it is solely the hips/abs area that causes the misfit. Everything else seems just fine. I only hope I didn't do damage to the zipper when I forced the issue last time! I'm hoping that in two weeks, I'll be able to easily zipper up the 24s !! Time will tell.

Anyway, the size-24 jeans are once again neatly folded and back in the drawer, awaiting the next biweekly attempt.

Join me again in two weeks to see how it goes.

Why is this salad (below) called "Yankee Doodle" Salad? It uses macaroni, of course!

Day 8:

Yankee Doodle Salad

1 cup vinegar
1.5 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)
1 tsp. prepared mustard
0.5 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder (or garlic salt)

1 cucumber, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced

1 (1-lb) box macaroni, cooked & drained

Combine pasta and vegetables in a 2-qt salad bowl. Mix all dressing ingredients (first set of ingredients) and pour over cooked pasta & veggie salad. Refrigerate overnight or longer (covered).

Note: Coat the pasta with a little of the salad dressing before you toss pasta with the vegetables, and then add remaining dressing mixture. The longer this salad marinates, the better the flavor.


Day 149 and getting ready to take those size 24 jeans to the alterations place for hemming!!  (Inching closer to being able to actually wear them!)

ADDENDUM:  Dad did not get his last treatment yesterday.  His port developed an infection (under the bandages), and they have removed the device and are treating it.  We're not sure (yet) what, if any, effect the delay will have on Dad's chances of success.  They cannot give him the last treatment until the blood work comes back cleared of the infection, so likely after the holidays.  While Dad is thrilled to have the port finally removed, he is a bit depressed that yet another glitch has been thrown into the mix. 


  1. I'm cheering for you to get on those 24s. It'll happen. It really will. Just keep on doing what you're doing.

  2. I believe in 2 weeks you will be wearing them proudly!

  3. Can I send you some damn pants please Woman !!!

  4. yeah baby!!! clothes are the reward!! 2 weeks, I agree with Jo!!!

  5. You'll fit into those pants in January! Better buy a belt because in a few months, you'll need a belt to hold them up they'll be so big!

  6. I bet those jeans will fit in two weeks! Sorry to hear that your dad's treatment had another glitch. :(

  7. Getting into that next size is the best. I wish my 24's had been in good enough shape...I'd have sent them too you. Sadly, they were so worn out I got rid of them. Well, except for one "before" pants! One day soon I'm going to take a picture like you did and post in on my blog. I love that pic!!!

  8. I love the pants posts, haha. I can't believe how quickly you've gone down, I was worried that last week's attempt might have caused breathing difficulty ;-)

    My mama used to make this salad when I was a kid. I loved it so much. Yum Yankee Doodle! I'd forgotten all about it.