Sunday, April 02, 2006

Jeans

I'm loving the weekend. So great. And now we have one more hour of sunlight and that just makes things even better. Although technically I did just lose an hour of my life today. Oh well. Things are still going well, although not as great as they were. I took three days off of working out and I wish I didn't do that. I went back today and feel a bit better about it all though.

I did have one little setback. I ordered some new jeans online, in a size 16, so I thought for sure they'd fit and maybe even be a little loose. Whoa, was I mistaken. I could barely pull those suckers up over my fat ass. What the hell? I'm firmly in 14s in all of my work pants, okay maybe except a few, but all my 16's are loose on me. And I have another brand of 16 jeans that is getting fairly loose as well. I'm pissed. Why the hell are sizes like this? I wanted to throw a fit right there in the middle of the living room and yell and scream and pound my fists on the floor. And why, all because some jeans with some arbitrary number on the tag won't fit?

It's effing ridiculous how much these things matter to me. I guess at least I'm acknowledging it and trying to change things. I know I should be focusing on the strength gains I'm making, or how far I can run without stopping, and all that kind of crap, but sometimes I just want to fit in my effing jeans. Damnit.

Okay I'm done now, sorry about that. Maybe they'll fit tomorrow.

5 comments:

alea said...

I hear you on the size thing. It sucks that they are so different in every piece of clothing! I'm sure they're just cut strangely - that's what I usually tell myself when faced with non-fitting jeans...

Congrats on your loss! That's great news. And yes, you're absolutely right - you should focus on becoming stronger and healthier, instead of letting a stupid pair of jeans ruin your good mood!

K said...

I feel for you. I've never dared buy anything online but T-shirts, and then I'm out with my measuring-tape before I order, seeing how they compare to ones I've already got...

It happens to us all. I have clothes in my wardrobe ranging from size 10 to size 20, all of which fit me (though I'm convinced the 10 has the wrong label on it: that's a US size 6! Which I am not).

Jeans vary a lot with wear, too - some shrink, some stretch. I was convinced I'd be down a size last time I bought jeans, but no: same as before. Now they've been washed a few times, they're loose. Maybe you need to do that to the Mean Jeans. (Or return them and get your money back...)

Melissa said...

Sizes are so difficult. I used to envy the mens' pants measurements, but even though they are supposed to be in inches, a 32 varies from one brand to the other, as I found last time I went shopping with my boyfriend.

I like to keep old clothes around to judge my progress since new clothing sizes can be such a gamble.

Christina said...

I've found that happens alot with jeans. When I was wearing size 20's, I had 2 pairs of jeans in that size that I wasn't able to get over my rear end. I'm only able to get into them now that I'm nearly into a size 16 in everything else.

I can accept any size, as long as it's consistant. I hate being in all one size except for that one piece of clothing. Really irritates me!

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Wendy said...

I so know what you mean! I have sizes from 16 to 20 in my closet. It's so random what you'll take in any given style! And actually, I have the same situation with shoes - I have (and wear!) sizes from 8.5 to 10, and every half-size in between! I wear them all! Just shows to go ya...