If you’re like me you have three kinds of pants.  They all have the same number on the tags but one kind is a little tight, one kind is loose, and another kind are just right. 

Kind of like Goldilocks and her porridge right? 

It’s best to be able to wear those just right pants and to be able to get into those tight pants from time to time.

But if you’re like me and find your “just right” pants are “too tight,” maybe we should go back to Goldilocks and eat more porridge and less chocolate!  🙂

One thing I’m doing around the house is wearing my tight jeans because they are a powerfully visual aid!  When I’m in the kitchen, they tell me to reach for fruit or another healthy snack.

On the other hand, when I wear my loose pants, it sends the message to my brain, “It’s okay to have a piece of chocolate.”  My family is doing a weekly afterschool Sonshine Bible Club for kids which is AWESOME (more about that in my next post), but we have a stash of candy in our house now for the Club.  Good candy.  The chocolate kind, not the lollipop kind. 

That’s why it’s important to keep my tight pants on so I can remember that I have a goal to lose the Christmas pounds.  Here it is almost February and I’m about 3 pounds away.  I want to get there by Valentine’s Day so I can eat chocolate truffles guilt free!

So don’t hate your tight pants…zip ’em up, probably at home only, and let them help you get to your health goals!

Arlene Pellicane

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