Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Weighty Issues

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?


The MOM said...

I used to think that I was the only person to *gain* weight training for a marathon, but I've since realized that it's fairly common. Things shift as we grow older, have kids, live. However, I've been careful to follow the advice of my OB/GYN, which was not to eat off my daughter's plate - that's the number one cause of weight gain in new mothers. That, and the daily theraputic chocolate.

However, if you really want to feel good about yourself, buy pants from Banana Republic. When I buy my current size, they fall off me.

Kimberly said...

My black pants from Bananna Republic, size 4, nearly fit me when I was pregnant---and I gained SIXTY pounds! They are the greatest!
Glad I am not the only one to gain marathon weight. After I completed my first one I ended up at Jenny Craig!

SeeLolaRun said...

I would kill to be a size ten and your not that much shorter than me...I wont kill you though...just the scale or the makers of hip hugging jeans - when I wear them my friggin hips hug BACK!