Saturday, July 22, 2006

Down 1.4 and can't find dress pants

Big surprise at WI with that down 1.4, I was completely mentally prepared for a stayed the same. So I'm 2.2 away from 35lbs down. Which would be next sticker at meetings...I want that sticker!!!

Frustrating day spent trying on what seemed to be thousands of dress pants that were all wrong. Thought I found a style that worked...none in my size. Funny thing is lots in sizes bigger than I need, that never happened when I was those sizes then only size 2 would be available. Found other style that could work, it had cuffs on the legs which don't work for my short self but were long enough that I could cut those out and re hem. But alas this style had butt flaps also knowns as back pocket flaps, completely wrong on anyone pretty much. After my 10th store I started to see everything I didn't like looking back at me in that mirror so I called it quits and went home. I'm considering going back for a second round tomorrow.

The stores were all ugly with that picked over summer/spring stuff and a wee bit of fall stuff in. I even went to Winners, I hate Winners. I hate scavenger hunt shopping, my years in retail have made me impatient. I know what I want so just let me buy it. Are pants with a flat front and straight legs and not low low rise too much to ask? I was also on the hunt for tops to go with all the skirts I own that I rarely wear. Most of the skirts are slightly too big but I can get away with it. Could I find any of the colours I needed...of course not. By the time I got to the last store which had a bit of promise I no longer felt like trying things on.

You know that feeling you get when you're trying to grow out your hair and your in that shaggy phase? I feel shaggy, between sizes and half way to where I want to be. It's taken me forever to get to where I am and I am not going to let it take forever for me to get to goal...that's a promise.

The dress pant adventure continues...perhaps an update tomorrow :)


Ironbelle said...

Congrats on the loss! That's awesome!!

Sorry to hear about your pant shopping experience. I am hoping that if I get to goal weight that pant shopping won't be demoralizing any longer! I am short with an athletic build and the only pants that work are ones from Jacob. That's my only reccomendation.

Goodluck! You are not alone in the agonizing pant shoping ordeal.

Sonya said...

Yay, Cowgirl!!! Congrats on the loss this week! I know you're going to get that sticker next week.

As for pants - the same thing happened to me when I was about 35lbs down. Nothing seemed to fit me properly - and things sorta "hung" weird everywhere, you know?

Part of the problem is that you're looking during the wrong season - summer stuff is still around. In a couple of weeks, there should be better selection.

I will suggest Tristan - for flap-free, stylish pants. They work well for me, but I'm quite tall...still, a suggestion. Have you tried H&M? (I can't remember if you said there was one in Calgary or not...). And The Gap sometimes has good stuff too.

Good luck today during round two!