6.13.2008

~*~ Mail Bag ~*~

OMG this comment had me laughing at my desk today! And it is SO true. Thanks Shanna for making ME laugh this time!

Shanna signed this to my guestbook today:

You are hilarious! Thanks for making me giggle today! Hey, here is another reason I hate being fat: No such thing as "skinny" jeans. I mean, come on! I really hate that phrase. I only have fat jeans and makes-my-bootie-a-little-less-ginormous jeans.

Wow, don't you agree? When was the last time you could say you fit into skinny jeans? I'm with Shanna, screw the "skinny" jeans, I just want ones that don't make my butt look so fat!

Well that makes me think... my defintition of "skinny" jeans has creeped up and up over the years. "Skinny" jeans used to be size 9 when I was in high school, then in college 16 was my "skinny" jeans, now... well... geesh I consider 20's my skinny jeans. The grass is always greener on the other side isn't it? We are never happy with where we are. Even "skinny" girls have "skinnier" jeans that they wish they could wiggle into. What a horrible concept, "skinny" jeans. Ugh.

You can't pick up a woman's magazine these days without reading about skinny jeans. There is always some article on finding the perfect jeans, or a diet to help you fit into those elusive jeans, or some crazy way to shrink your butt enough to wear skinny jeans. We are so brainwashed on this topic. I guess the one point I do like about the concept of "skinny" jeans, is that it isn't focusing on weight, the actual number I mean. I think your size is a great way to gauge weight and weight loss. Sometimes striving for that "skinny" weight is crazy, when really you might fit into those "skinny" jeans at a higher weight than you though possible. The way your clothes fit is a great way to track your progress. That's mostly what I do now. Sure I do weigh myself. By the way, I've cracked the daily weighing habit, I'm now at about once every week or two. But I do follow how my clothes fit more closely. Thankfully my clothes have been getting too big (or not thankfully to my poor pocket book since I need new clothes). I pulled out a shirt that I had been wearing since this winter and I swear it's starting to look like a maternity top. And no, I don't mean my tummy is getting that big, I mean the shirt is way too volumnious.

The other day I was seaching my house high and low for my capri pants. I really hate capris, but it's summer, I'm hot, there is no alternative unless I want to melt into a pile a slimy goo by days end. Anyway, I just couldnt find them. Finally I called my mom and asked her if she knew where I put them (my mom lived with me for a bit, that's why she might know). She had to remind me that I gave all my summer shorts and capris away to the Good Will last year. I was like, "OMG why did I do that?" She pleasantly reminded me that they were all sized 26-30! Wow I had totally forgot that. I'm into a 22 nowadays, so it would be pretty hard to hold up those big pants now! But that really got me thinking, just a couple years ago, size 22 were my "skinny" jeans. Maybe I need to stop and reflect more on the progress I have made already and appreciate that I AM in my "skinny" jeans.

Read the last Mail Bag post

24 comments:

Laura Brandon said...

i'm pretty sure that women are always going to have their skinny jeans, no matter what size they are. mine are 8's!

emma said...

You couldn't have a more appropriately timed post. Today I tried on my skinny jeans (size 12) and they fit! Which made me really happy for about a minute before I got into the loop of "well, this won't last, and you have such a long way to go still anyway". Why do we do that to ourselves? I'm trying to just appreciate today, that my jeans fit, I didn;t have to spend the money on new ones, that I'm making progress. But it's more trying and less doing.

Skinny Inside said...

Hi, I like your attitude!:-)

Shanna said...

Hey! Thanks for sharing my comment..it is so true, isn't it!! LOL

Good point though, it is better to look at your size and strive for that rather than your actual weight. =)

Reina said...

Hello !
Nice to meet you.
I am Japanese.
I saw your wonderful site.
I like your blog a lot because I can learn many healthy tips. :)

Could you link to my site ?
I introduce Banana Diet in my site.

http://food-diet-recipe.blogspot.com/

becklette said...

my skinny jeans are size 12-- and there are six pairs of them. i'm thinking: maybe i should have at least half as many "fit me" jeans as skinny jeans?? at least, while my skinny jeans are 4 sizes away...

Weight Loss Reviews said...

Thank you so very much for your story. It was truly an inspiration. I hope mine is also. Please feel free to view it at blogger.com Weight Loss Reviews.

We folks with this particular problem need all the help we can get. Thanks again and God Bless.

PERSEVERANCE said...

Great progress! Isn't it fun when we have those pleasant little reminders that - YES! The little me is thriving to be alive and the success will be hers!

Sandy said...

First time commenter. I just discovered that you're posting again and I'm so happy to read. I'm glad you're life is moving in such a positive direction. I enjoy your posts and relate. Love the skinny jeans article - it's all relative, isn't it? My friend thinks she's fat at size 14 and my skinny jeans are size 16.

Rachel said...

I definitely have more skinny jeans than actually-fit jeans at this point. Ack! Thanks for reminding me to keep it in perspective. It's all relative, isn't it?

Melzie said...

Well, I might not be in jeans today, but I'm wearing a skirt & shirt set I haven't been able to in 2 years!

Very exciting. I say "skinny jeans" are any clothes just below where you are- that you aim to get to, then more on from there.

Keep on keepin' on!!

Nicky said...

I am only just back into my "skinny" jeans (which are actually skinny leg LOL) which are a size 11..... next stop, my really really skinny jeans, a size 8. I'm really not going to get upset if I don't get there, 11 is nothing for me to complain about!

Nicky
(www.snobnicky.wordpress.com)

airlie said...

you know the worst thing about skinny jeans?? that time when they almost fit? And they push all the fat above the waist and make you look like a big fat chocolate muffin! I hate that!

Shanna said...

LOL!! I hate the muffin top!! But if it zips, consider yourself that size! Just, don't wear it in public yet, unless of course the muffin is tuckable...Ewww!! And whatever you do, don't sit or wear a short shirt! =)
(I think I have too much experience in this area)

Anonymous said...

kitty, you disappeared from the radar again...we miss you:(

karaokekitty said...

I'm still here! Just a busy couple weeks at work! No fear, I'm not going anywhere!

Scale Junkie said...

Skinny jeans are for 12 year old boys and women who don't exist!

Jem said...

In my opinion, skinny jeans shouldnt be used to cover up large thighs, which I think a lot of people use them for. They are another way of hiding from the truth.

Regards
JWard

http://www.fastfatlossproductreviews.blogspot.com

ron said...

hi i like your articles on this web...





http://freeweightlossforteens.co.cc

Misty said...

hey guys i thought that this website would be helpful i lost 45 pounds in 16 weeks doing the information on this site and taking the phentermine
http://phenchat.com
http://phenchat.com

One week direct diet said...

skiny are really negative thing for the fat peopele and those who are thin.........so try and maintain the diet and be healthy ...

Ashley Stevens said...

Check this out to promote your services and internet advertising and marketing.

Anonymous said...

Yo tengo un par que no me entra, mis estandares han cambiado con los aƱos, pero gracias a Dios tambien yo, ahora puedo decir que disfruto ser quien soy, no importa si me entran o no esos pantalones jajajjaja
Mil besos.

Unknown said...

nike free shoes
good hermes bag
Nike Free Cheap shoes to australia
Nike Free run 2 australia
Nike Free sale shoes to australia