Thursday, July 17, 2008

Holy crap, my new pants are a bit snug.

I did something I said that I would never do. Shame on me. I bought a pair of jeans yesterday that I told myself, in the dress room, "These would look so much better on me, and fit nicer, if I lost five pounds."

So what did I do? Did I return them to the rack, with a defiant toss of my cutely-styled hair and an: I don't need YOU, jeans! You are not the boss of me!? Hell no; instead, I thought, "Hmmm, initiative to lose five pounds? SOLD!"


Yes, I did it. *hanging head in shame*

And yes, I wore them today. They are snug, I have a bit of a muffin-top working but my shirt covers it up. So even though I'm uncomfortable, I look damn good. Heh.

Boy, men and women are so, so different. I would never see a man squishing himself, muffin-top and all, into a cute pair of jeans...especially while dealing with an extra five pounds of bloat due to my period (yes, no baby, that's another whiney blog post all in itself) all for the sake of fashion. And looking hot.

But am I working it today in my new jeans, cute baby-blue v-neck shirt and my sexy heeled-sandals? You betcha.

16 comments:

countrymouse said...

haha you crack me up. trust me you arent the only one who does that...ahem..or so ive heard.

but really...who doesnt have a pari of skinny jeans? Im a pretty thin girl by nature but i still had a pair, until I tried to wear them and busted them open at the pocket seam...that was a sad day in which i swore off chocolate.

you can imagine how long that lasted.

good for you for rockin them...i bet you look hot. picture maybe??

Amy said...

I have bunches of pants like that in my closet, sadly, some that used to fit but don't anymore. To be fair, though, it's a pain for me to have to return most things (I have to pay to ship them back), so if pants are cute and even relatively close to fitting, I keep them. Hence the beige pants with embroidered flowers along the hems from Chadwick's I've had (and not fit into, ever) for the past 4 years. Apparently, it's taking five pounds times five to fit into those.

Jaina said...

Hey, sounds good to me. I just bought a new pair of jeans...fit back into 9's....I keep fluctuating, it's annoying. I REALLY need to go to the gym or something...but I have to wait like, another two weeks so I don't run the risk of bursting my spleen. Don't get mono, it sucks.
Good luck with the motivation, I'm sure you'll drop those extra pounds quickly. ;)

Cecily R said...

Ah, April! You make me smile. I need that kind of motivation...but it ain't for 5 pounds. Trust me. 5 pounds is awesome. :)

Krystyn said...

Hehe! That's funny that you did that! I've never been able to. I just try to ignore the size and find jeans that fit good. Sometimes they are a 4 and sometimes an 11...so really, the number can't matter much, right?

Kathryn said...

Ugh. I do the same thing. Isn't that sad? ;)

Keri said...

Hey, were you looking in my closet again?? i just squashed my baby doggie bag into an old size medium skirt... thank god linen stretches out before it gives out.

and have you ever seen those men with the gargantuam beer bellies whose pants are held on by a wing and a prayer.
Aparently the force of gravity works differently on men vs. women.

Kel said...

HA - I have to laugh at the use of muffin top!

5lbs or not I'm sure you look damn good , it's a shame the things we do for good fashion!
~K

Melissa said...

Ah, yes! What we do for a cute pair of jeans! The pain is worth it, no?

angie said...

Good for you. I especially liked the comparison between women and men! :)

GoteeMan said...

Well, there's a reason you don't see guys doing that - gotta have room for 'the boyz'... if they ain't happy, the other members of the bod ain't neither...

uh, yeah, there are definitely differences between men and women... for example, most women don't acknowledge to their friends that they actually fart (most men, at some point or other feel a need to demonstrate their exceptional skill), and (most) men wouldn't think, "Do these make my ass look big?" (unless trying to win a big ass contest or something else completely random, of course)...

I, for one, appreciate the differences... same/same would be a bit AWKWARD... excuse me - HONEY, pleeeeez turn the other way before rippin' another one! Geez... see what I mean?

J/

kittyconcerto.com said...

And where is the picture of you in said jeans??? I'm sure your adorable, and NO way would a guy do that. Heck, my hubby has a uniform. No joke. Plain white T and jeans. That's it. I'm working on it.

April said...

Too funny!! I feel like I have perpetual muffin top - with or without the extra lbs. But that's what lycra is for - sucks it all in!

Robyn said...

LOL, everyone needs something for motivation, I bought a pair once since I was able to squeeze into them by some miricle, i bought them since i hadn't worn that size since high school, thank god i kept the tags on. Just knowing i did squeeze into them was ok for me.

Poltzie said...

I'm sorry April, I hated BFN's too but remember every BFN gets you that much closer to a BFP!

krissy said...

Ha.....muffin top??? I look like I ate the Stay Puffed Marshmellow sometimes.

I have you in the line up for Sexinesss Pictures. I picked which one I love the most.

So, You next on the sexiness. Woo-hoo!!!!