So here’s what a pair of size 12 jeans look like. Hmm.
They look normal size in this picture. Up close they look really teeny. Too teeny.
My size 14’s are getting too big but I’m still at LEAST 10 pounds away from a 12. Still, I like to buy one size ahead, when I’m getting close, so I can trick my all-too-easily-fooled-brain into pushing harder for “just a little while” so I can get into these bad boys. My legs and butt fit them great.
It’s my cursed stomach. Curse you, fat stomach! They’re 2″ from closing in the gut. Ah well. That’s one thing I have been noticing, at last-my stomach is starting to shrink down now. I was beginning to think that even if I lost down to the size of a fetus, my big belly would still be there. Now I’m thinking, maybe not.
So, guess what? Now you buy jeans almost like you order food off a menu. Boot cut, skinny jeans, curvy jeans, blah, blah, blah. I grabbed a half dozen pair of jeans. And it was an “interesting” experience, to say the least. Some styles look
like they’re painted onto your calves, on some, the waistband sits 3″ above your crotch! Yeah, I’m too old for that stuff. But
seriously, it was weird. I don’t know why I didn’t really get that.
Different people have different shapes so you need a wide variety of styles and cuts to fit those bodies. Honestly, I’m used to buying big old size 20’s and 22’s that are just “big” and they fit.
So this is a new world. It was surreal to go to the MIDDLE of the rack, the middle shelves, for the size 12’s. I felt like maybe
someone would scold me and ask, “What are you doing pawing through the size 12’s, you fool?”
Things like this freak me out. They shouldn’t maybe, but they do. I’m used to myself being a size 14. It took me 5 MONTHS to adjust my head to that. This is odd. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to buy them ahead of time.
I’m 5′ 9″. I was a size 12 when I got married 30 years ago. I was a size 12 ten years ago when I lost a ton of weight. As an adult, I’ve never been smaller than a 12. I’m thinking along the lines of getting comfortably into these 12’s and then stopping with the weight loss for another 6 months. That’s all I can see at this point. Too much.
Too much change. Ahhhhh!