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My Skinny Jeans Funny Story

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Last year, I bought a $200 pair of jeans marked down to $10 at Marshalls (good ole Marshalls). Even though the tag said they were my size, when I tried to get them on, they wouldn't even get up my leg. I thought they were probably mistagged from the girls dept. (smiling) Usually, I'd just donate them in my bi-monthly donation bag to a fave non-profit, but I held onto them cause I liked the way they were made.

About a month ago, I was clearing out clothes I never wear, I came upon these jeans and decided to try them on. They fit. Then the light went on - oh, I get it, these are what I've heard about being skinny jeans. They are cute, but I really don't care for restrictive stuff so I wear them when I'm in the mood (and when it's not hot). Like, to concerts, etc. They DO bunch a bit at the ankles, so what's up with that?

I have to smile at what a difference a year makes. Not that I've lost any more weight, but I HAVE been exercising more and I guess my body responded by shifting stuff around. As I've blogged before, I can see my nether regions now when looking down. (smiling)

And, yes, I've said this about a bzillion times. I've never had a weight problem in my life, so when I packed on hormonal/stress/overeating weight about 6 years ago, it was a shocker in soooo many ways. I have to blog about how I've reverted to being able to eat anything and not gain. I know that's not going to last long, so I have to curb this habit. I've discarded a lot of that gained weight, but still have about 15-20 to go, if I want.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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LADYGSC 7/27/2012 9:44PM

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IRON_RESOLVE 7/26/2012 9:35PM

    i have lots to bargan pants in the size i want to be
I think lots will fit after i walk the Camino!
I simply cannot wait.


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/26/2012 9:22PM

    great surprise!!!

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JILLYBEAN25 7/26/2012 9:13PM

    Yeah for skinny jeans! I wish I could wear them, but I'm still only "jegging" sizes. Someday...

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RUNNER12COM 7/26/2012 8:06PM

    Non scale victories are awesome!

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MILLISMA 7/26/2012 7:53PM

    emoticon emoticonand a nice surprise!!!!

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CATLADY52 7/26/2012 7:48PM

    Sounds like you came out a winner on that deal. I know that when I try on new jeans that if it fits they'll be too big, if they are a bit snug they'll be fine. Anything else I'm in a pickle. emoticon

It sounds as if you are doing fine. emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/26/2012 7:07PM

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BUTEAFULL 7/26/2012 6:03PM

    and the next thing ya know skinny jeans will be out of style emoticon

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JLITT62 7/26/2012 3:07PM

    Yup, bunching at the ankles usually indicates too long. But it's wonderful that they fit! It's not all about the number; fitting is what matters.

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REBECCAMA 7/26/2012 1:06PM

  Haha.. skinny jeans! You go girl! Congrats!

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NATPLUMMER 7/26/2012 11:20AM

    emoticon Bunching at the ankles...are they a little too long? They do make those jeans for giants.

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MARY1313 7/26/2012 11:03AM

    LOL!!!! I'm aspiring to have this happen to me too!!!

Mary in Alabama emoticon

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Olympics & Another Concert

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Some years, I watch Olympics. This year, not a bit interested. One reason could be that I haven't watched TV in about a year and don't even go near the thing. Have no interest in turning it on for any reason. Just doesn't appeal to me.

Yesterday I got tickets to the REO Speedwagon concert that'll be at the end of August. Have seen them before and they put on a dynamite show. Hooray, hooray. Will be looking forward to that.

Weather has been pretty moderate this year, so far. Very happy about that.

Big hugs to all.

  
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NANCY- 7/26/2012 7:43AM

    Sounds like a great plan. Plus you can boogie at the concert.

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HIKINGSD 7/25/2012 8:29PM

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/25/2012 4:00PM

    Have an awesome time at the concert I think it is awesome you don't watch tv i rarely do I love to read . glad your weather is moderate we have been having a lot of heat waves so enjoy your great weather . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 7/25/2012 10:20AM

    I can't even remember the last time I watched the Olympics but I think it was when it was still every 4 years...does that make me old? emoticon

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C'mon... Where Did July Go?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I wind up saying this every month, so it's my own little running joke. But, honestly, I cannot believe how time is flying at lightning speed. July is disappearing faster than ever.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/25/2012 8:28AM

    Happy day to you too!

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NANCY- 7/25/2012 8:27AM

    Good News! :) July is still here. We still have time to work on our July goals.
Spark On!

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MARY1313 7/24/2012 5:35PM

    Dang you are right! I didn't' realize it was so late in the month!

Mary in Alabama

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CORNERKICK 7/24/2012 4:41PM

  So true!

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NATPLUMMER 7/24/2012 4:37PM

    Yes, you do say this every month...I was waiting for it ;-)
You're right though....time certainly does fly.

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R.I.P. Sally Ride

Monday, July 23, 2012

The first woman in space, but a collegue where I used to work, she was a shining star in life and will probably be wherever she is now.

Sally, you are missed already. Rest in peace.

  
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PHEBESS 7/24/2012 11:07AM

    She left a wonderful legacy for women everywhere!

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MILLISMA 7/24/2012 9:49AM

    What an inspiration she was for so many young girls and a such a lovely lady. You are so right about her being a shinning start.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/24/2012 2:27AM

    She was an inspiration....

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HIKINGSD 7/24/2012 12:56AM

    RIP

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NATPLUMMER 7/23/2012 9:45PM

    So sad.

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JUST_BREATHE08 7/23/2012 9:22PM

    RIP Sally...You were a emoticon woman!!

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USMAWIFE 7/23/2012 9:19PM

    that is so sad.

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I WANNA WALK THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I just discovered this walk and researching it further, including a book I just ordered. There are four different paths of varying lengths, and this is something that I'd really enjoy doing. I think I am going to set it as a long-term goal/reward.

It's a walk across northern Spain, and seems so beautiful. Yes, hard work, but so worthwhile. Wonder if anyone here on SP has done it.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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NINJA_SMOO 7/25/2012 5:04PM

  A friend-of-a-friend has just decided to do this. It sounds like it will be amazing! She did part of it through a school program before, but now is going back to do the whole thing.

Have a great time! :)

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FANGFACEKITTY 7/25/2012 3:44PM

    I've heard about it but the walk I really want to do one day is to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. If I can just persuade my employer to keep paying me for the 5 or 6 months it would take I'd be all set lol!

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NANCY- 7/25/2012 8:30AM

    I watched the movie "The Way" on Netflix...
now I want to do the walk.

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IRON_RESOLVE 7/23/2012 11:03PM

    i'm going on the Camino very soon

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/23/2012 7:31PM

    love this go for it and bring a camera so we can all enjoy your adventures

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NANCY- 7/23/2012 11:38AM

    Get your passport ready and go for it!
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You CAN make it happen!!!!

There are some local trails around here that I need to check out. Thanks for the inspiration.

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BURRITAELITA 7/23/2012 8:59AM

    Have you seen the film called The Way? You will want to see it!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/23/2012 8:44AM

    I have never heard of it, but it sounds heavenly!!!

You can do that as I bike across the U.S. That's my goal!

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/23/2012 8:01AM

    Sounds like a great adventure

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CATLADY52 7/22/2012 6:56PM

    I've heard of the walk. It does sound interesting. emoticon

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SAINTBETH 7/22/2012 12:42PM

    It is my long-term goal to walk the Camino. I saw a move about it. It really is many paths and just about any path through Spain toward Santiago. In the Middle Ages people just left their front door and headed toward the goal.

The movie had some cool sights to see along the way. And I like the idea that there are cheap accommodations all along the trail. I have a map of Spain with some of the trails marked on my wall above the microwave as incentive.

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