wings and things


on April 10, 2013

Two days ago I had an epiphany and, since then, I have felt an almost overwhelming sense of relief!

You see, despite the fact that my weight has been a fairly steady 70 kgs for about 10 years (I’m “5’10”), I’ve had an ongoing wrestling match with my size 12 jeans for some time now (which may explain my Herculean upper half but let’s not go there).

The epiphany was this: You should be wearing size 14 jeans, you dimwit!

So I went out and bought a pair of cheap size 14 jeans and I am in HEAVEN! I can breathe! My stomach roll has disappeared! I no longer have to jump from the roof into my jeans!

And it only entailed a slight psychological shift – a numbers thing – what an idiot I’ve been! Oh I haven’t been this happy (and comfortable) for years! I LOVE size 14!

70 responses to “Epiphany

  1. TBM says:

    LOL. I’ve always worn baggy jeans so I feel skinny

  2. Oh, the bliss of acceptance 😉

  3. Much easier remedy than continuing to squeeze into the 12’s, though I admit, it is often difficult to make myself buy a larger size.

  4. victoriaaphotography says:

    I’m speechless, Julie.
    Since I’ve been wearing ‘larger sizes’ and elastic waistbands etc, I never have to worry about ‘stomach roll’ ever again.
    One of the joys of being a wee bit older, (or over 55), is that one can wear whatever one likes.
    (Big Grin)

  5. haha! Love this story!

  6. That made me laugh out loud – especially the bit about jumping from the roof!

  7. Anonymous says:

    yup been there done that!! 🙂 And it feels so comforting! hugs and luv to u xx 🙂

  8. bulldog says:

    Only a woman would take this long to awake to such an error…lol.. don’t get cross now Julie…

  9. Anonymous says:

    Aren’t epiphanies great sometimes!

  10. viveka says:

    Good for you ….. I know we women we don’t want to buy bigger sizes than we normally do .. but the makes change in sizes too – and still we force ourselves into something far too small and our bodies change too, even if we haven’t put on weight. The gravity .. you know.

  11. A number adjusted. L O V E. I T

  12. artfulanxiety says:

    Best. Post. Ever.
    Love it!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Julie you crack me up. I cut the size tag off if it offends me!

  14. I’m glad you’re breathing freely again!

    Love this post. 🙂

  15. tootlepedal says:

    I thought everyone knew that the manufacturers have been altering the sizes over the years so they have got smaller and smaller. These days a 14 is exactly the same as a 12 was ten years ago.

  16. terry1954 says:

    many people change weight as their metabolism changes through getting older. I think size 14 is a wonderful size!!!!! I am happy for you that you are in comfort now

  17. I understand. Totally. Have not arrived at your sensible conclusion yet.

  18. mrs fringe says:

    Love this! I hate jeans that are tight around my waist. I recently went shopping for new ones, no clue what size I wore because the cut of each style is so different. Just took an armload into the dressing room…

  19. Love this so very much!

  20. Fergiemoto says:

    Good for you!
    I like my jeans a little looser because it feels more comfortable. I can wear a size smaller, but I don’t like the feeling like I can’t breath.

  21. Kozo says:

    Yay, you are a teenager again. It is tough getting past those tween numbers like 12, but 14 is so much more mature. Congrats. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  22. Kozo says:

    Yay, you are a teenager again, Julie. It is tough getting past those tween numbers like 12, but 14 is so much more mature. {{{hugs]}} Kozo

  23. Good for you. You may be heavier than you like (who of us isn’t?), it’s always best to wear the size that fits, it always feels better and looks better. I may not like being a size 9 (normally I’m a 7), but I try to wear size 9. I even stay away from elastic waists. I’ve finally reached the point where I don’t care if I’m no longer a 7. At 50+, who’s looking?

  24. Congratulations 😀 I’m your height, and about your size, and can empathise…lovely to feel normal again!

  25. Love this post – because I have done this too!

  26. janeslog says:

    You are very tall. Size 14 is quite a small size these days. I am quite thin so smaller than a 14 but I am not very tall.

  27. I love that you love size 14. Glad for your relief!! 🙂

  28. I laughed at this… that was so cute!!!

  29. LOL. This reminds me of my “I Hate Jeans” post, which is still a rough draft waiting to be smoothed. I may have to polish it up soon.

  30. bluebee says:

    Breathing is good 😀

  31. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    That’s a great epiphany!! 🙂

  32. You only weigh 70? You need to eat, lady! Huh? That’s kilograms? Oh. Nevermind.

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