You know the KonMari method of decluttering? The Japanese process where you evaluate the joy of each piece of clothing you own and decide to keep or let go?
Yeah, I didn't do that. I used a process, probably centuries old, where you try to get into every pair of jeans you own and decide if you would truly fit into them if you lost that 5 pounds you swore five years ago you were going to lose.
Then I factored into the process another constraint...were the jeans still fashionable for a near sixty-year-old? Because when, not if, I lose these five (cough, cough) pounds, I do not want to look like Samantha Jones (Sex in the City), desperately fighting the losing battle of looking young. So, the new generation of twenty-somethings can keep their hip/mod clothes. I'm shooting for the ageless class of Coco Channel, Audrey Hepburn, and Lauren Bacall, even with these stupid five pounds.