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Me and my fat ass go shopping

LiveJournal is being a major pain in my ass today. "The document contains no data." Bite me.

I went clothes shopping today, and bought some cute stuff. Spent $130, which was far too much money, but I got 1 dress, 4 pairs of pants, and 7 shirts, so it was worth it.

I now officially wear a size 14. I'm 5'1" tall, and I wear a size 14. Excuse me while I panic and run screaming from the room.

Well, my butt wears a size 14, anyway. My waist doesn't, but ... just as television markets to the dumbest common denominator, I have to buy clothes that fit my fattest common denominator. And that's my ass.

The ass in which LiveJournal is giving me a pain.

And I must admit that my boobs apparently wear a size 14, as well. I tried on a couple shirts that were smaller than that, and spring was bustin' out all over. Shannon probably would have enjoyed the effect, but it wasn't especially comfy.

Shopping has made me ravenously hungry. How can I be hungry after learning that I currently wear a size 14? Unfathomable, and yet true.

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catamorphism
Mar. 3rd, 2003 04:07 pm (UTC)
I wear a size 14.

Congratulations... you're an average American woman!
wolflady26
Mar. 3rd, 2003 04:14 pm (UTC)
Wanting to eat is a _good_ thing.
katlynel
Mar. 3rd, 2003 04:24 pm (UTC)
Is it okay that the phrases "fattest common denominator" and "spring was bustin' out all over" gave me the best laugh I've yet had today?
kimberly_a
Mar. 3rd, 2003 04:37 pm (UTC)
Re:
Heh. Sure. Glad to entertain. :)
wolfieboy
Mar. 3rd, 2003 04:38 pm (UTC)
Re: You and your voluptuous ass go shopping
LiveJournal is being a major pain in my ass today. [...] Bite me.

If you insist. But we haven't negotiated that yet. :)

I'll have you know that I consider a size 14 a bit on the small side but acceptable anyway. I've been looking at work by Mucha lately and you can be sure that his beauties were no small scrawny things. :)
webmacher
Mar. 3rd, 2003 04:52 pm (UTC)
Re: You and your voluptuous ass go shopping
>I'll have you know that I consider a size 14 a bit on the small side but acceptable anyway.

Heh. That reminds me of my friend James in high school/college. Everytime I saw him he'd give me a big hug and then say "You're too damn skinny!" :-)
kimberly_a
Mar. 3rd, 2003 04:56 pm (UTC)
Re: You and your voluptuous ass go shopping
You'd have to have some *very* large teeth to bite me from Seattle, so I don't think we need worry about it.

I doubt anyone will ever accuse me of being scrawny. Even when I was at my thinnest (dieting and doing step aerobics obsessively), I was a buff, muscular chick.

I just need to redefine beauty for myself. I can see other women of all shapes and sizes as very beautiful ... but I have a very narrow definition for myself. I'm working on it.

And I must admit that your change to the subject line of my post made me laugh out loud. Heh.
wolfieboy
Mar. 4th, 2003 01:55 am (UTC)
Re: You and your voluptuous ass go shopping
You'd have to have some *very* large teeth to bite me from Seattle, so I don't think we need worry about it.

You'd be amazed at my ability. After all both Seattle and Berzerkly are loci of weirdness.

I'm also glad to've amused you with the subject lines. I generally change them to be something acceptable to me...
webmacher
Mar. 3rd, 2003 04:50 pm (UTC)
shopping
cool! where'd you shop?

>How can I be hungry after learning that I currently wear a size 14? Unfathomable, and yet true.

what does one have to do with the other? we all gotta eat...

>And I must admit that my boobs apparently wear a size 14, as well. I tried on a couple shirts that were smaller than that, and spring was bustin' out all over. Shannon probably would have enjoyed the effect, but it wasn't especially comfy.

I feel your pain. (though some women would say the world should have our problems). I'm tired of going to stores and being unable to get the alleged "Large" shirt over my head, much less any lower down.
kimberly_a
Mar. 3rd, 2003 04:58 pm (UTC)
Re: shopping
cool! where'd you shop?

Ross. Land of bargains, large and small. Or, in my case, both. Large in width, small in length.
10zlaine
Mar. 3rd, 2003 05:36 pm (UTC)
bones is bones
I'm 5'4" and starved myself (literally) down to 115 my frosh year in college. All it got me was a size 10.

Hey, it could be worse. You could be 36 32 36 with an A cup like me, and have to wear baggy men's jeans (since I am without waist--I am a rectangle).

And you know what? We are still pretty cool.
kimberly_a
Mar. 3rd, 2003 05:47 pm (UTC)
Re: bones is bones
With the most extreme dieting (very near to anorexia, since I only ate when I had to in order to allay suspicions), I was able to get down to 105 pounds and a size 5, when I was ... um ... 15 years old.

The thinnest I've gotten in adulthood was 115-120 pounds, when I was obsessively exercising and dieting 6 or 7 years ago. Everything I did revolved around my weight. Getting thin was all I thought about, all I talked about. I became *very* boring and annoying.

I've always had a very dense body, very muscular. All those stupid weight charts have always pissed me off, because I would have to live a life of continual weight loss efforts in order to fit into their definition of a good weight for my height.

I'm now larger than I've ever been before, and I know I'm not dealing with it well. I'm really trying, but it's very difficult.
foo_faedra
Mar. 3rd, 2003 05:43 pm (UTC)
Well, my butt wears a size 14, anyway. My waist doesn't, but ... just as television markets to the dumbest common denominator, I have to buy clothes that fit my fattest common denominator. And that's my ass.

LOL. I've got the same deal: My waist is smaller than a 10 but my butt isn't. And jeans that have a smaller waist but inflate at the bottom so that they can fit your ass look so fucking ridiculous. //sighs

kimberly_a
Mar. 3rd, 2003 05:53 pm (UTC)
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My waist is generally about 10 inches smaller than my hips (Let me go measure to see if this is still true ... yup.), and most jeans just aren't made for that build. I've occasionally found a pair that fit me well in both waist and hips, but that's a darn rare animal.

Add to all that a 28" inseam, and you have a recipe for eternal shopping frustration.
zwanhyrule
Mar. 3rd, 2003 08:02 pm (UTC)
you know, size 14 isn't that bad...i mean what size are you looking to be?
kimberly_a
Mar. 3rd, 2003 08:09 pm (UTC)
Re:
7 would be good. I used to wear a size 7, only a few years ago. Yeah, 7 would be ideal.
zwanhyrule
Mar. 3rd, 2003 08:33 pm (UTC)
i think 7 is my goal...i remember back when i was one too. not too thin, but i was not fat either. i'm about 11 now..so yeah i still have a bit to go.
wolfieboy
Mar. 4th, 2003 01:53 am (UTC)
Re: Kimberly as a size 7
/me is quiet about what I would think about Kimberly as a size 7.
I'd still enjoy talking with you though!
silversliver
Mar. 4th, 2003 10:14 pm (UTC)
Voluptuousness
I have the same problem with the hips (about a foot difference in circumfrence), and as I recall, it doesn't matter much what pants size I'm wearing. I used to have a pair of size 18 or 20 raggedy-old stretched out corduroys (got 'em second-hand) that I eventually had to get rid of because I'd step on the ends (again with the inseam!) and they threatened to come down over my hips.

I've never been thinner than a 10 since I started high school. I topped out around 180 lbs. when I was a freshman in college because I wasn't sleeping or getting out and walking anywhere but class. I've been coming down since then with better exercise and sleep habits (I think sleep has helped the most, actually), but I'm borderline 12/14 now. It'll take a lot of work for me to lose any more weight.

In the past year, though, I have started to see myself as physically attractive. I think it's a combination of being with someone who will tell me i'm beautiful and starting to accept myself for who I am. It's certainly disconcerting when my leg-bone is going one way and my thigh-fat is going another during sex. But I'm working on acepting that that's how it's going to be until I get my ass on the road. Slowly, it's getting better. I still have a lot of "fat" days, but there aren't as many of them as there used to be. And some days, I look in the mirror and can honestly say, "Damn, I'm sexy."
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