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I bought a pair of jeans today

Friday, November 16, 2012

What's the big deal about buying a pair of jeans? Well, for me it seems so complicated. One of my big goals is to lose enough weight to get out of plus-sized clothing. It's an ego thing for the most part, and I would rather not buy any more clothes in my current sizes. It hasn't been too hard up until now. I've only gone down one size and still have some things that I had "outgrown" a few years ago. The trouble is that my jeans are really worn out. I mean really, really worn out. Fabric worn so thin there are holes, can't be seen in public without being arrested kind of worn out. So I put on my baggy size 18s, grabbed a coupon, and headed off to the store.

There seem to be two kinds of jeans in stores this season: skinny jeans (um, no) and tummy control jeans. No just-jeans jeans. Visions of muffin tops danced in my head. And what size should I choose? I'm an easy 16 right now, but I hope to keep on improving. I finally left the store with a pair of black relaxed fit tummy control jeans in a size 14. Yes they are a bit snug, but not in a sausage kind of way by any means. I am going to wear these, and if they ever feel just a little small, I will use that to remind myself to keep being good. I'm going to wear these jeans until they fit, dagnabbit. Or until they get holes in unmentionable places and I get arrested, whichever comes first.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CTUPTON 1/15/2013 6:36PM

    emoticon I will send a 'goodie' of a pair of jeans to inspire you! Chris

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SPUTNIK512 11/17/2012 6:24PM

    emoticon You go! Rock those new jeans :)

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MCJULIEO 11/16/2012 11:58PM

    You are SO going to rock those jeans!

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THOMS1 11/16/2012 11:08PM

    emoticon Glad you found a pair of jeans. emoticon

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SPROCKETS1 11/16/2012 8:06PM

    Wallahalla, your comment about bling reminds me that I'm actually somewhat remiss. There was a single rack of what may have been regular jeans there, but they were covered with heavy silver embroidery and large square rhinestone studs, particularly on the back pockets. The last thing I need is to draw more attention to my rear end. If I were to wear a pair of them, I would have resembled a sort of inverted Dolly Parton. Not the look I was going for, thank you very much. I have to confess that I am actually most comfortable in the much maligned mom jeans.

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USMAWIFE 11/16/2012 6:52PM

    I so hate jean shopping Have a small waist and HUGE hips which belongs a logistical nightmare when trying on jeans

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WALLAHALLA 11/16/2012 6:17PM

    I HATE jean shopping. I am a bit on the short side, so it is bad enough trying to fit the waist, I have to fit the length as well. I don't sew, and it cost almost as much as the jeans to have them altered. I am opposed to my butt crack hanging out no matter what the style is. I don't like being vaccuum sealed in them either. It takes forever to find a comfortable pair at a price I am willing to pay. My son is tall and skinny, but hates skinny jeans. It bites trying to fit him as well. Funny, I never have this problem with dress pants, just with jeans.

I am also of an age where I think it tacky to wear massive amounts of bling on my butt. It may look cute on the younger women, but you hit a certain age where it just accentuates your flaws, and makes you look tasteless and desparate. I am well aware I am aging, I don't need to highlight it by trying to dress too young.

I'm glad you found a pair you like. May they soon become so loose and baggy that you have to replace them, even though they haven't worn out yet!

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