When you’re trying to shed a few pounds, there’s no better feeling than putting on your jeans only to find that they’re a little baggy around the waist. But have you actually lost weight, or have you just not washed your jeans in so long that they’ve stretched out multiple sizes? Take this quiz to find out!
Have you been cutting calories?
a.) Yes, I’ve been eating low-calorie, pre-portioned meals in order to get back down to a weight that is healthy and comfortable for my body.
b.) I must have because my jeans are so big on me! But I wasn’t trying to lose weight. I don’t have time to go on a diet! I’m too busy to even wash my pants!
Are you burning more calories than you’re taking in?
a.) For sure. I’m working with a personal trainer and a nutritionist to burn calories while building lean muscle. I feel amazing and I’ve lost an inch off my waist.
b.) Not that I know of? Although my jeans are huge on me so, maybe! I wouldn’t even know what to do at the gym, though. Or what to wear. I don’t even own any workout clothes. I basically just live in my jeans. I never take them off and barely ever throw them in the laundry.
Is the scale showing you a lower number than you’re used to?
a.) Yes, finally! After all my hard work, I lost five pounds!
b.) Maybe? It seems like my weight’s the same, but maybe it would be lower if I took off these heavy baggy jeans? I probably should take them off either way since they haven’t been washed in like four months.
Have you washed your pants recently?
a.) No, I actually had to throw them away and buy new pants because I lost so much weight.
b.) I actually can’t remember the last time I washed these jeans. Oh my god, look! I can take them off without unzipping them. Ha.
Mostly A’s: You lost weight! You’ve been working hard to stay healthy and active and it totally paid off. Keep doing what you’re doing and, of course, remember that it’s what’s on the inside that counts!
Mostly B’s: Girl. You haven’t lost weight, and that’s fine. But you need to clean your jeans. We promise they’ll look better on you if you wash them and let them shrink back to their original size. There’s also a 100 percent chance they smell like vagina so… fix this!