Pants Stretch the Truth


A few months ago, I went on a diet…another one. It was sparked by one of the things that always sparks those of us to whom dieting is a well-known companion. There’s a wedding at the end of the year and, when you’re the parent of one of those to be wed, you know you will be in lots of family photos (and you’d like to not look like a blimp!). So precious hubby and I decided to shed some pounds.

Now, this isn’t about the diet. This is about the day we started and stepped on the scale. I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. HOW had that happened? I mean, my pants hadn’t felt that tight.

And that’s when it hit me. It was the pants’  fault.

You see, thanks to darling daughter, I had been introduced to long tunics and leggings. Leggings are comfy. Leggings are kind of like super thick tights meant to be worn under long shirts (though some still haven’t gotten that memo). But what leggings really are…is stretchy pants.

The reason my pants hadn’t felt tight is because they weren’t. They were super comfy, soft, stretchy pants that just went along for the ride…and the meals. So yes, I blame them. And if you had seen the scales, you would blame them, too.

So as we enter this “Season of Eating,” I issue this advisement. BEWARE THE STRETCHY PANTS! They are so comfortable, and they are wonderful to wear when you might get a little full, but just know…they will LIE to you!

You have been warned.

From our family to all those who make our community so special, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Until next time, ~ Karen


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