Wednesday, December 08, 2010

I know, It's Been a While...

...but rather than go into it I'm just going to ignore the fact and start off as if we've never had time apart.
I started a new job about 2 months ago. It's very business-y and therefore, I can't wear any sort of thing I wore to my previous job like jeans or t-shirts. Because of this, I'm pretty regulated to black pants and dresses.

Side note, dresses are amazing and I encourage you all to go online to Target plus size and buy some. And yes, I'm wearing one right now. And double yes, I have bike shorts under so I don't cause my thighs to rub together and start a forest fire.

I've been wearing dresses pretty much all the time. They're easier than pants in the morning because I don't have to find a top and they're more comfortable. I learned this lesson the hard way.

Yesterday I put on my only black pair of pants and one of the only tops I have and went to work. The pants were a little snug, but they're my normal size 24 Old Navy pants and I didn't think much of it. That was, until I got to work. OMG you guys, pain ensued. What was my first hour of work felt like 5. These pants were going to be the death of me. They felt as if a python had attached itself to my waist and was showing me no mercy. There was nothing I could do. I tried going to the bathroom several times to relieve the pain but that didn't do much. At one point the inside button (and I seriously want to know who fastens the inside button!?) dug itself so far into my skin that I started to bleed. I was starting to look tie died and wondered how any blood flow was getting to the lower half of my body.

I'm proud to say I made it through the day, blood and all.

What had happened to my size 24 pants? Could I have gained that much weight in such a short period of time? It hadn't been that long since I wore them? Anyway, my conclusion is this: I want a pair of pants with an elastic band.

Is this giving up? Is there a separation between fat girls who wear zippers and buttons and those who wear elastic bands? I don't know, but I need your opinion.

10 comments:

vesta44 said...

I used to wear pants with waist bands, zippers, and buttons, but no more. Now I wear elastic-waist pants and won't go back to the other kind. I found out that when you have a job where you have to sit down most of the time, it doesn't matter how well the pants fit, when you sit down, the waist band cuts into you unless it's elastic. And given that I'm so short from crotch to waist, the waist band always hits me above my waist anyway. With an elastic waist, that's not a problem, the waist band will stay put if I pull it up under my bra band and it doesn't cut into my waist at all. Since I never wear my blouses tucked in, it's not a problem.

Fatso said...

I have to wear shorts or leggings under dressers or skirts too. Drives me nuts!

bloomie said...

YAY you're back!!!

Wear what makes you comfortable. Maybe jeggings are your comfortable solution.

sonia said...

You're back!!!! Very exciting : )

I wear leggings with dresses every day....very comfortable.

Myer Monster said...

I continue to find this blog HILARIOUS! Just the way you write about things always makes me laugh. Glad you're back :)

Linka72 said...

Well, in my opinion, Old Navy pants are sized for children and skinny heffas..why is everything "low rise"?? I try not to buy their pants because even the jeans are thin and flimsy.

Anonymous said...

I'm SO glad you're back! I wear both elastic and zip-and-button pants, and I have to say that I prefer elastic hands down. There's also the option of zip-and-button with elastic in the back. That's a great solution. So I say wear whatever feels good to you.

Also, like you, I have recently discovered how awesome I can look in a dress... so I think there will be more of those in my future.

Anonymous said...

I thought weight loss is easy when I hit the gym. I started losing weight well but everytime I sop it keeps coming back. I don’t know what to do. Do you know any tablet that helps reduce weight without exercise? Am I asking too much here? What the hell are all pharmacy companies doing?

Anonymous said...

Maybe I am an a-hole, but I feel like going to all-elastic all the time is totally giving up. And trust me, I know what it's like to be sportin' a proper spare tire cut in half by a vicious, unforgiving waist-band. Elastic is for children and those carrying them in their womb. Just sayin'.

Haystacks said...

Elastic is the way to go, the key is to find a pair that look like slacks, not mom sweats.

Life is hard enough without pain and random pants falling down each time your weight fluctuates.

Give yourself a break and get pants that don't cause bleeding.