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A tragic side effect of exercise ...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I have a nice little collection of knee socks. Many of them striped. Several in simple whimsical patterns from polka dots to butterflies.
As I have been working out my calf muscles have been gaining lovely definition. I have always like my legs but they are really filling out now.
My socks have been getting snugger.

Today a tragedy happened. I put on my grey and black striped socks and then had to remove them within 5 minutes because they were so tight they were restricting blood flow.

Yet, I am glad to be getting fit, but I mourn my ability to wear normal size knee socks.
I know for a fact I can get better quality ones in larger size (most of mine were procured at a sock outlet for $2-3 a pair) but they are not only pricey, but they also are made for larger feet (for a tall girl I have strangely small feet) so the heel turn always matches up to height of my ankle and looks crappy on me.

Yes I know, there are worse problems. I have to laugh!

Things I never thought I would be whining about:

My clothes are all are too big!
My legs are so shapely I can't fit into knee socks!
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These are trade-offs I can live with but I really will miss my awesome socks.
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    I am also a knee sock a holic!!! LOL!!! I love knee socks and a bad thing about gaining so much weight is that that fit like normal socks on me and I HATE that. Its been a goal of mine to fit in knee socks again. I have suprizing big feet and socks don't like to fit on me. (I wear a size 10) so I started wearing extended sizes and I'm in LOVE emoticon I have a thing about hating my toes being squished and extended sizes are hard to find, but so worth it when I do find them. I went to Walmart and found knee socks in extended sizes by Danskin. They were 3 bucks, but I was the happiest girl on planet Earth that day!
    1814 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    Oh dear. I too missed certain items of clothing that I have thrown out! But as you say, the benefits outweigh (excuse the pun!!) the loss (excuse another pun!!!)!! Think of it like this - you probably look fab with bare legs!

    Have a great Easter! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1817 days ago
    Love the fact that you are getting strong sexy legs! I think I am a little jealous. I hope mine get this defined someday as well.
    1819 days ago
    I haven't been able to fit into knee socks for years...I'm hoping when I am closer to my goal weight I'll be able to wear knee socks as well as boots.

    Congrats on your success!
    1819 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    My legs use to be to fat to fit into boots, so I understand. Sure. emoticon
    1819 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sorry but they did not have a calf there
    1819 days ago
  • CAROLJ35
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    1819 days ago
    Tough having your clothes too big. If you still have weight to lose.,try your local Good Will. They have some really nice clothes at good prices. Good luck finding the knee socks you want. I love the idea of puppet socks!
    1819 days ago
  • APED7969
    I had the same problem with a pair of tall boots! Thankfully I live somewhere I can wear sandals year round :-)
    1820 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    You poor thing! emoticon
    1820 days ago
    That is quite funny, although tragic! Get yourself some new kick arse socks, and wear the heck outta them!
    1820 days ago
    Time for SOCK PUPPETS!!!
    1820 days ago
    nooooooo! poor knee socks :( I'm sure we can find new, better socks that will fit your shapely legs ::hugs:: you'll have to try on some of mine and see how they feel and then we'll even know where to get them :-p
    1820 days ago
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