Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April Musings

I apologize for slacking on the updates this month. I honestly don't know how the time has gotten away from me. It doesn't seem like it should be almost the end of April. It doesn't seem like I have been at my "new" job for going on 9 months. It doesn't seem like... I could go on but you get the picture. time is FLYING by!!

I have a small problem right now. Clothes. My clothes are too big. Before you say "That's a good problem to have" like everyone else that I have talked to, let me fill you in on why this is not totally a great thing for me right now.


New clothes require money to purchase them. I don't have a whole lot of extra funds right now to replenish my wardrobe. I had a lot of really cute stuff the last time I got down to this size (I am actually smaller now than even then..) but after I gained it all back, I donated a lot of my clothes to charity or gave them away to other people because I just didn't have room in my closet for them. I kept a few things around but styles DO change! So my dilemma at the moment is that some stuff is wayy too big and some stuff either smaller than I can wear right now or just simply out of style!

The other problem - let me disclaimer this first of all by saying that it may be too much information for some of you to handle but never the less, an issue - is that my waist seems to be the only thing that is getting smaller. When I was a certified bra fit specialist, one of the first questions that we were trained to ask to help someone figure out why their size might have changed was "gained or lost weight". My girls just don't fit the mold. Gain weight = (insert size here) -- Lose Weight = (insert the SAME size here). I don't understand it at all. Buying new pants is not an issue but buying shirts - especially when I like to wear button down shirts for work and stuff - I run into the problem of having to buy bigger so that I'm not busting out the top of the shirt (while that serves a purpose in some social settings.. work, at least my current job, is not one of them!) BUT buying a bigger size means that the bottom of the shirt is baggy defeating the purpose of being able to be proud of this accomplishment of the smaller waist that I have worked so hard towards. Dresses are just simply out of the question. I honestly am at a loss here and don't know what to do!! I thought I had it figured out back in the day by wearing minimizers but the ONLY minimizer that I have ever been able to find that I like wearing doesn't work with every shirt...among other things.

I understand that there is a time and a place for everything but putting the girls on the 90% off rack on a daily basis, in a business atmosphere, around older married men, is not something that I want to make a habit of (or ever do at all!). :) There has to be some other remedy for this problem and I KNOW I have some readers who have dealt or are currently dealing with this issue. As always, all feedback is appreciated -- and be sure to include your name (so I can either throw a flip flop at your head or thank you later!) :)

Keepin' it real...

5 comments:

Kevin and Cam said...
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Kevin and Cam said...

Nilla, let me tell ya, I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU'RE AT! Just take time to sort through your clothes (I have a feeling you already have), and see what you need, and buy a piece at a time...until you can actually shop. Or just save up your money as you go. Cut back on other areas if possible so you can have room to get some new "Get Em Girl" gear! LOL....and I've lost some weight myself, not by choice, but my "girls" still up on the rack, and the same size!! It's been my experience that when losing weight, they are the LAST THING to go down! Keep a good minimizer...I need to purchase me a new one myself. And remember, a lot of women PAY MONEY to have what we got NATURALLY! (Hey, it's the truth!) But give it time, you keep losing, the girls will shrink..but probably not a whole lot, because it's just your "frame" and how you are proportioned. Feel me? I'm proud of ya for shedding some pounds...I need to lose more before the summer hits. *Bout to eat my Lean Pocket* Stop being so hard on yourself...embrace the "girls" and continue being beautiful inside and out! Love ya!

Izzi said...

lol you aint throwing no flip flops! girl i have that problem too.. my waist and my chest just dont match, so either i look like i'm trying hard to be sexy or i look pregnant cause the lose just hangs around my waist! if you get someone that knows how to solve this issue, please share with me! ;P IZZI

Mrs. Dallas said...

Well Nilla, you are feeling the perks and disadvantages of being a card member. Unfourtunely I have had to deal with this issue all my life. My girls regardless of my size have always been there. I can minimize and try to shish them all day long and they are not going no where. Even when I lost all that weight before I came to the hell hole. I still had them girls. All I can say is a good bra and prayer is the answer to this. I have always loved my girls and as people stare I just say deal with them. Besides they go great with that hair of yours, just look at them being another added perk. Hey cupcake is more fun with two scoops of vanilla ice cream :O) (*ducking from the flip flop*)

My Mind Is A Flood said...

nothing ever fits me right... narrow waist... big hips and thighs...