A few weeks ago I broke down and ordered some new jeans from Old Navy in a size smaller than I currently wear (and in the same size my khakis that fit are, which are also from Old Navy). They are too small. WTF? Consequently, I headed to Lane Bryant to try on some jeans and see if I could get just one pair that would fit. I tried on a pair two sizes smaller and they zipped, but were super tight and uncomfortable. They did not have the size I think I needed in stock.
This is what bothers me about this: On The Biggest Loser this year, one of the contestants that was at home for a month (one of those crazy plot twists) came back to the ranch and had lost 15 pounds & (she said) 2 pants sizes. There is also a commercial for a fitness club running in the area right now where a woman says she’s lost 17 pounds and 2 dress sizes.
People, I am down 26 pounds and am only down one size in pants. Unless, you know, I order them from freakin’ Old Navy and then I’m not even down that much. How is it that people have lost a significant amount less than me and are down 2 sizes? How, I ask you?! Even my trainer couldn’t answer that question when I was talking about it last night.
I realize that I carry a lot of my weight in my stomach and arse, but still. They have shrunk since I started this whole journey. I have the measurements to prove it.
I am becoming increasingly annoyed with my clothing situation, but I also can’t see any point in buying new things to supplement my winter clothes at this point – it’s February. We have, what, maybe another 4 weeks of cold weather? I can survive until then. Or at least until I’m walking down the hall and my pants fall off. At which time the ones from Old Navy should fit nicely.