So here is something interesting I discovered today - I may not be as big and round as I think I am
Cool news, huh? I find it very hard to believe.
Here's what happened - I put on a pair of jeans today that not only fit, but fit loosely. They are a size 8, Levi's Curvy 529 (LOVE these jeans, btw)
I started thinking that I wanted more britches that fit like this and maybe? I could even start looking at a size 6 ((be still my heart!!))
Anyway - went out to Levi's main website, plugged in Curvy 529 and found their new little Curve ID questionnaire. Kind of cool and very interesting. They have a few different ways of determining your 'curve factor' and what kind of jeans you may wish to wear.
Ok - fine. The first thing I tried was the quiz - A series of pictures are presented and you pick the one that you think most closely matches you.
I ended up with a Bold Curve - seemed to make sense to me as I have always had big thighs and a rounded rear with a smaller waist.
I then did the measurement test. Turns out my 'true' Curve ID is only Slight - not Bold or even Demi, but SLIGHT. Not only that - the tag line states "Celebrates straight figures"
WTH? Me? A straight figure? Since when?
Honestly, I would trust the measurements over 'eyeballing' some pictures and I measured a couple of times . But I am absolutely flabbergasted.
I guess this means my workouts have been effective.
So, a few weeks ago we went on a short little vacation and didn't do much more than eat. Sure, we walked around a bit, but compared to what we ate - quite negligible. And man - was the food good.
Anyway - I managed to gain a bunch of weight by the time I got home. Now, I am tall enough that I can carry quite a bit of weight and not look anywhere near what the scale says. Doesn't mean I like to look at myself in the mirror - gak!
I resolved to get serious with the weight loss/exercise - pay very close attention to what I ate EVERY DAY and do 60 minutes of intense as close to every day as I could.
I am proud to say that it is working!!!! In the past 2 1/2 weeks, I have lost all of my vacation poundage plus a little bit more!!!
which outlines how the author was ripped off by Cooks Source Magazine, both in their hardcopy version as well as the online and facebook versions.
Now, while I pretty sure this happens all of the time - the editor's response has generated a phenomenal reaction from the internet. It is really amazing to see how many hundreds (maybe thousands?) of people are up in arms about this.