Challenge: Fit in Your Summer Pants by Labor Day
I've gotten down to a size 31 inch waist - but will the size 30's fit?
When I was shopping for my trip to the Amalfi Coast two years ago, my friend Tiffany Canty, a shopper at Bloomingdales, found a gorgeous pair of Italian linen pants. They are white with a very thin navy window pane design. They were also a size 30 waist. Tiffany and another shopper friend insisted that I take them. "But I can't breathe!" I protested. Tiffany was having none of it and soon I was walking out the door with these tiny slacks.
The Pants in Question - July 4th Weekend
Every summer I trot out those pants. This year on Memorial Day weekend I wore them to dinner at the Boathouse in Central Park. They were tight. They were very snug. But I managed to get through dinner without popping the button on the waist and taking someone's eye out.
The Pants in Question last week
I started this blog on the day after that Memorial Day dinner. I've had a lot of fun test driving recipes practically every night. Before the blog I would sneak those salt & vinegar potato chips every so often. I'd have steak frites. I'd have the occasional slice (or two) of pizza. Not to say I'm never going to indulge - I do and will. I've just cut down on that. I've also seen that you don't automatically have to have potato or rice with dinner. I usually have two vegetables instead of one vegtable and a starch. I'm not into the Atkins diet, but I do try to watch the carbs. I still have pasta - but have been skipping the garlic bread.
I wore the pants in question again over July 4th. I noticed a difference. They weren't so snug. I tried them on again last week and they actually fit comfortably.
The point is this: my ideas and recipes seem to be working, at least for me. So, I issue this challenge: try some of my recipes and work out ideas - and see if your tight summer pants fit more comfortably by Labor Day - and please let me know how you do. If you have before and after pictures, I'm happy to post them.