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Friday, October 04, 2013

I wrote a blog entry last week about how even though I have not lost a significant amount of weight recently, my body has started changing. Specifically, it has started getting lumpy looking. Well, we can add the word "shifty" to my description.

I've always been built like a Russian peasant woman--thick torso with a belly, big boobs, and flat butt. (No offense to the Russians, but it's kind of the stereotypical shape that you see in movies and photographs). I have never had a real, defined waist. Even in my skinny days, I was built more like a ruler than an hourglass.

But things are shifting. I bought a straight skirt this summer. It was tight in the waist, and a smidge too small in the hips, but I figured that in ten pounds it would fit in the hips and while the waist would be tight, I could just wear a sweater and the waistband would cover it. Ten pounds later, it fits in the hips, but the waist is already too big!

Of course I am thrilled that clothing is TOO BIG, but it's a super cute skirt, and now I'm going to have to find a tailor to take it in, because this is literally the first time I've worn it.
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    The same thing is happening to me. I don't remember being an hourglass shape before, either, but now I am. Shifty indeed!

    1491 days ago
    Great on the losing weight but get to toning & firming & you kick Ms McShifty to the curb! lol Love the sense of humor as with this journey we've got to learn to take things with a grain of salt.....

    God bless & enjoy everyday!

    1506 days ago
    I know what you mean. For me it all started around 36-37 years old. My body gradually shifted and for some reason I have a waist now too (at least more than I did before) which is weird because I don't weigh less.
    1506 days ago
    File this one under 'Good Problems to Have' and make sure you toast yourself at dinner tonight! This must be a great feeling, with or without the need to find a tailor.

    I'm still waiting for the day when I reach into my closet, try something on, and find that I need the help of a seamstress because my bottom has become too small. When God was handing out derrieres, I think I got the bit that's missing from your Russian bum plus my own... tee hee!

    1506 days ago
    Yup, it all moves around and clothes don't fit the way they used to. But what a great reason to need a tailor, huh?
    1507 days ago
    Ahhhh....I miss my waist!

    Since you love the skirt, it will be worth it to take it to a tailor. And every time you wear it you will think of how good it felt when you put it on and it was too big in the waist!
    1507 days ago
    That's amazing! Put it in your woohoo jar, if you have one, and keep it forever! If you don't have one search it on here and you can see what it is and if you want one. I hope it helps motivate you like it does me! Oh, and I have the same figure!
    1507 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/4/2013 10:47:27 AM
    Isn't this a great problem to have???? :)
    1507 days ago
    congrats..... I thought the title was $hity! LOL and I thought why are you feeling $hity?!?!?LOLOL
    1507 days ago
    Great accomplishment! Good for you!
    1507 days ago
    1507 days ago
    I feel your pain! I also feel like everything in my closet needs alterations. Lol
    1507 days ago
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