Beware the Elastic Waistband!


Nothing comfier than lounging around in your pjs, right?  Or spending those hot summer days in your garden, in your home, etc in your workout clothes.  Ie, your sports bra, your athletic top and a great pair of Nike, Pony, Avia, etc running shorts.  You know the ones I mean.  The super-comfy ones with the elastic waistband?

Yeah, well, take it from me…AUCHTUNG!  (U2’s rendition of the word “Caution”…sounds so much cooler as “auk-toong”!)

You see, all those days in your flip-flops and all that comfort has left you with a little surprise; and not a good surprise, either.  No, because what nobody thinks about as they spend day after day in elastic waist pants, looking so chill and relaxed, is that their waistline is slowly expanding.

Now, were you to be wearing your jeans everyday, believe you me you’d notice if there was the slightest thickening happening.  There are only so many times you can tell yourself that your pants must have shrunk in the wash before you are forced to confront the reality of the situation, which is that you are slowly “expanding”!    Aaaaugh!


I’m all for the ‘ignorance is bliss’ approach to weight gain.  I, too, would rather ignore the fact that it’s happening!

But rather than be blindsided by the jump in numbers on your scale because you’ve chosen a strictly elastic waistband wardrobe, head it all off at the pass and wear pants, shorts, skirts, etc in your size, with a button or zipper,  so that you can keep an eye on yourself…

Somebody’s got to!

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