Sunday, March 03, 2013
Um, so I went through my closet awhile ago and got rid of some stuff that I don't can't wear anymore, and then some life happened and I gave those clothes to my daughter to go through to see if there was anything SHE wanted to salvage, and it turned out there was a few pieces here and there... one of which was the pair of khaki pants that I'm now wearing in the 2nd picture down on the left side of my SparkPage. Now those SAID 20 on the tag, and they were never exactly TIGHT (snug in the waist maybe) but it felt like they fit. They could "pass" as "decent pants" for just about anything.
Well I haven't seen them since I bagged them up, and that was right around when I started working, because they were too big and not flattering anymore, so I went and bought new pants that fit properly. Now I'm not blind, or dumb or anything, and I have noticed that some of the NEW pants (16's!) are a little "roomy" in the middle and the seat especially. But I had NO IDEA really how much things had changed until my daughter brought those pants out tonight to ask if they would be acceptable "looking for work in person" pants... and I've gotten used to seeing my NEW pants and my NEW self in the mirror, and well, let's be honest, there's all my crazy curly hair and my blotchy face, and these giant, shrink-resistant BOOBS that just are looking bigger and bigger every minute in scale to the rest of my body... I hadn't really REALLY noticed the actual DIFFERENCE. You know, the "then and now" moment.
So I had to try them on, and really experience the moment. The pic actually doesn't do it justice, actually, because they're even BIGGER side to side and BAGGIER in the butt than they are in the waist. So there you have it... my HO-LY CRAP moment of the day.