I just returned from spending way too much money on myself. I went out for a sweater and returned with 5 sweaters, a camisole, a pair of gray chinos and 2 pairs of jeans. Happy Birthday to me!
Here's the kicker though: the sweaters and chinos are my usual size, but the jeans are a size 8 and a size 10. Now, I'm a little person. I'm just barely 5'2". I can still be chubby in a size 4. All bodies are different. I am not some super obsessive anorexic type that must be a size 2. But, if I eat right, don't run, and am religious about my yoga and Pilates, a size 2 is comfy. I like to run though, so I can accept being a size 4 or even a 6.
I am a pretty solid person, so I don't pay THAT much attention to the scale. At least, I try not to. The way my clothes fit is usually how I judge my size. That being said, if they weren't so comfy, I would be on the verge of freaking out over these Size 10 jeans!
I was squeezing back into a size 4 this time last year, 8 months post partum. Since then, I ran a marathon, paid more attention to my diet and I exercise a lot. So why am I bigger? I weigh less than I did last year. I feel a lot stronger. Could it be I was just, well, squishier last year? Has anyone else had this problem? Is it me, or has it been so long since I bought jeans that they have bumped up the sizes without telling me?