Monday, March 21, 2011


“And speaking of no excuses: there they were… her “skinny jeans.” The jeans every woman keeps in the vain hope that someday, she’ll fit into them again” ~ Carrie Bradshaw: Sex and the City

This is one of my favorite scenes from Sex and the City (I might be obsessed... I have all six seasons and both movies...) Maybe this is because I can relate to it... my weight has always fluctuated, and I’ve never felt "skinny" enough... No matter how hard I worked out in the gym or what diet I was trying; I just couldn’t get my body to look how I thought it should look; how I wanted it to look (it was too small on top and big on the bottom)

So after two months following the Paleo Diet, and completely SLACKING at the gym (let’s just say today, if I make it, will be my first time in over TEN DAYS! I usually go 5 days a week!) I am fitting into my “skinny jeans” (that’s down at least one whole size)!! Ok, technically these were never my jeans- they belonged to a former roommate. You see, every spring my girlfriends and I try to have a “clean out the closet, get ready for spring” clothing swap. During last year's swap, my roommate brought out a gorgeous pair of Citizen for Humanity Jeans already hemmed to perfection (she was about my height, i.e. short)! They had been her “skinny jeans” for a couple years, and she was finally giving up on every fitting into them again.

I grabbed them from her and ran into the bedroom to try them on… after a lot of lunging, squatting, and tugging, I had them on! But they would not close: they were at least and inch or two from closing… I was not giving up these expensive jeans; they could be MY “Skinny Jeans”! I WOULD FIT INTO THEM! That was last May… I tried them on again at the end of December to see if I could squeeze enough of myself into them to wear them out New Years Eve. This time they closed, it was a struggle, but they did close! Unfortunately, the Muffin Top (wikipedia: a  slang term used to describe the phenomenon of overhanging fat when it spills over the waistline of pants in a manner that resembles the top of a muffin spilling over its paper casing) was totally horrible! I peeled them back off, folded them up, and put them back into the closet. This past Thursday, St Patrick’s Day, I pulled them out of the closet once more, I had been following the Paleo Diet, I was feeling good about myself, my skin was tighter, and I needed something to wear. They fit! They FIT! Pulled on easily, zipped right up (no tugging or squatting), just the perfect pair of jeans! I did a victory dance, took them off, and vowed to wear them out for a night on the town that weekend, didn't want to waste them on a day at work!! Less than one year later, I am in MY "SKINNY JEANS" and loving it; and I have the Paleo Diet to thank!

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