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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?

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    Congratulations on your skinny jeans!

    3335 days ago
    I've found the newer styles are 'off' the waist, which allows those of us who have less than endowed posteriors to find flattering clothes. Can't remember the brand, but found them @ Sams and they have elastic in the material for even more comfort.
    Good luck and emoticon on your new shape!
    3336 days ago
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