the pair of jeans that moved me to tears

All the not eating, and walking, and not eating, and calf work-outs on the playground equipment, and not eating, and lunges down the trail, and not eating, has finally, finally, FINALLY!!!!! given me a genuine reason to smile.

My skinny jeans slipped right on this morning.

The jeans that have sat on the closet shelf for the last 6 years waiting for me. Waiting in all their skinny jean glory for me to be ready to wear them again. They’ve tagged along from apartment, to apartment, to best friend’s condo, to current co-worker’s townhome – all the while patiently sure that I would one-day slip them all the way up again.

They always had faith in me, even when I lost faith in myself.

They knew.

When I think about it all, I really do tear up.

There’s just something about a pair of jeans that can do that to a girl I guess.

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It’s kind of hard to take a full-body picture of yourself with a cell phone, but I promise these are my legs. You can tell, because I’m the only person alive who considers 2002-jeans with fake-wear marks across the thighs cool anymore. (sorry about the messy bed).

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Comments (7)

  1. April

    yayyy!!!! aw i almost cried :)

  2. Mandy

    You are a skinny mini. And I don’t even want to hear you deny it. I’m proud of you.

  3. Beth

    Maybe you should celebrate by getting yourself some jeans from 2009!

  4. E. Marie

    You are one of my favorite bloggers and no matter how many times I show you love…whether here or on Twitter, you don’t respond. I’m not sensitive and I don’t have a lot of fans so maybe I have time to respond and show my readers I appreciate their support. Nonetheless I enjoy your posts so much …I keep coming back, only I don’t always comment.

    Congrats (AGAIN) on your success! I’m proud of you too. Go eat!

    Until next time.

  5. admin (Post author)

    @E.Marie OMG, I’m SO sorry. I don’t mean to offend you. I’m just really bad at responding to comments, here, on Twitter, and on Facebook.
    My excuse is that I write for a living as a reporter, and then I blog, and after all that, writing anything – even a comment response – is not high on my list of things I want to do.
    But if it makes you feel any better
    LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. to you.

  6. Kissie

    It’s been so long since I’ve been here I’ve dropped the name E. Marie! I’m just Kissie now.

    I so appreciate you even more now and I apologize for my selfishness.

  7. SCVegan

    HOTT! ^5!


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