Size 18 skinny jeans
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I want to laugh as I type that - but for me it is true.
I've spent a good part of the last 3 years in maternity pants or elastic waist pants/skirts - and so I don't think I had a really good idea of what I was actually wearing when it came to size - and those two pregnancies did a number on my middle section even though they had virtually no impact on my weight.
I started at both of my pregnancies about 250 (the weight that my body liked to settle at again and again) - during the first trimester of both I lost weight to the low 240s, and then gained in both to somewhere between 270 and 280 - with both I lost all of the baby weight (down again to 250) within the first two months - but I swear that weight must have come off other places because my waist seemed larger - or at the very least different.
Since starting SparkPeople, I've already outgrown my 20Ws and my 18Ws are now fitting comfortably - so last week when I was going through all of my clothes, I found a pair of 18 (normal sized, not W) that I had bought prior to getting pregnant because I had lost a little weight and I bought them as goal jeans - guess what? They fit! I had to suck in a little, but they closed and zipped.
I can officially wear my skinny jeans - LOL!
Once they get loose I'll treat myself to a pair of 16s - this time around I'm only buying what I need to get by.
Now I just have to figure out a way around my dilemma about finding the right fit of jeans - to be blunt, I have no butt (thanks dad!) - so to get pants that fit my waist they are almost always saggy in the butt (I'm an apple shape) - one way I sometimes get around this is buying men's jeans because they tend to be cut a little slimmer through the butt and hips - and now that my waist is "inching" closer and closer to 40 inches, it will be easier to find them in the store (I also like men's jeans because I can get longer lengths on them) - any ideas for more feminine options?