Author: C. D. Anderson
Stay-at-home pants. I've got a closet full of them. It's not like they really don't want to get out and see the world. They haven't developed a fear of strangers, or open places, or fresh air. It's just that they really like going out with a buddy, that buddy is me, and well, I just haven't been able to work it out for awhile. Not that I don't want too. I really would like to show my stay-at-home pants what's happening out there lately. But, I can't, and I don't know how to tell them without hurting their feelings. You see, they've shrunk. How do I know? Simple. They don't fit anymore.
Why don't I set them free so they can go out and see the world with someone else? That's simple too. They're my buddies. I like them. I look forward to when we can do things together again. All they have to do is stretch a little. I know they can work it out if they really put their minds to it. All they need is the right motivation, the right plan, the right reinforcement, and I'm sure that it won't be long before we're buying our tickets for that round-the-world cruise.
Yes, I know, it's not really the pants that need to change. It's me. And since I really do like them, and I truly don't want to hold them prisoner in my closet, I'm going to resign my membership in the Brotherhood of The Stay-At-Home Pants. I'm going to do it for them.
Well, not really for them. I know I need to change my behavior in order to lose weight and to keep it off, and this silly little story helps me to get motivated. When I think of all the clothes in my closet that are perfectly good clothes except for that one little thing, I think to myself, OK that is really a waste, and it's time to do something about it. What's that one little thing? Yep, they don't fit. They *Used to Fit*. They just don't anymore. And I just can't see throwing them out.
I know I can lose weight with the right kind of help, motivation and hard work. I've already started watching what I eat and getting more exercise, and I've starting losing some of those extra pounds. I'm looking forward to the day when my Stay At Home Pants are set free.
What do you have in your closet that you'd really like to be able to take out for a spin? Do you have some Stay At Home Pants, or Skirts, or Dresses? Wouldn't you like for them to get out and see the world with you? It's so hard to lose a good friend, but I know you can get them back.
Tomorrow morning when I get ready to get dressed I'm moving all my Stay At Home Pants to the front of the closet, one step closer to Freedom. When I see the sun shining in on them, it's going to remind me, I can lose weight, I will lose weight, and when I lose enough, they're coming with me!
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