Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fat Pants

Most of us have a pair of "fat pants" in our closets.

They're the kind that fit no matter what. They're soft and baggy, with an elastic waist, of course.

I came across an item recently which gives "fat pants" a new meaning.

Now ALL my pants can be my fat pants! With a simple stretch of the waist, I can be comfy in any pair, no matter if I've gained a few pounds.

I know I'm not the only one who has put on a little weight over the winter. So now I'm left with a dilemma: do I begin a new diet and exercise program? Do I wear my "fat pants" every day? Do I purchase this item?

Or do I do something totally outrageous and buy new pants.

We are so trained that that problem is not in our pants, but in our selves. What if the opposite is true? What if it doesn't really matter how big our waists are? Could it be possible that we're OK just the way we are?

Next time you stand in front of a mirror, at home or in a dressing room, cursing your image and saying "I'm too fat for these pants!" try this. Get a new pair of pants. The pants are wrong. You're right. You're right and fine and beautiful just as you are.


Mary Poppins NOT said...

Just what this 1 1/2 post partum mom needed to hear today. Thank you!

Kimberley Payne said...

I was very sorry to hear that the brandline of clothing, Weekenders, had gone out of business. I LOVED their clothes -- mainly because of the elastic waistbands. They had stylish clothes that actually fit comfortably. I'll miss them!