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.