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Yoga pants fail-part 2

Okay, I know I’ve written about this before, but I just had to get this off my chest.  We went to a science march yesterday. It was a beautiful Spring day here in Southeastern Wisconsin. Now I’m all about body positivity, being an overweight, middle aged woman myself, I’m well aware of what I look like.  Apparently, a lot of younger women have not gotten that memo.  You know the ones, wearing tight yoga pants, with every bump, bulge, cellulite, crevice, you name it out for the world to see. It’s not a good look. You can be curvy and wear yoga pants that look great.  But it’s the lumpy, bumpy shit that grosses me out.  Later after the march while having a cold beer, I overhead a young man telling some women he was sitting with how he hates seeing women wearing yoga pants.  It was pretty funny, as the women were trying to defend them.

Ever hear of Spanx?  I’m guessing not.

 

yogapantsass 4-23-17

Yoga pants fail 10-3-15

Pajama Jeans-when you have just given up!

Happy Monday! So like many menopausal women, my body has changed. I lost almost 60 pounds seven years ago.  The weight has crept back on as the years have gone by.  I kept 40 pounds off for five years. It took a lot of work, but I felt I looked pretty good for my age.  Well the last two years, fifteen pounds have found their way back to my butt.

I’m a big Goodwill shopper, and bought several pairs of jeans last Summer. Not in my ideal size, but I couldn’t squeeze my fat butt into my size 14’s any longer. Wah! My intention was to make all of these jeans into shorts, as I certainly wasn’t going to be in this size for very long.

Let me tell you, losing weight and keeping it off when you are older is excruciating.  I’m back on my exercise size plan, but having bad feet makes it difficult.  I used our treadmill for years, which allowed me to keep the weight off.  Now I’m using a recumbent bike.  I’m going an hour a day now, so hopefully I’ll see some progress by the Summer.

The jeans from last Summer have gotten a bit tight, so off to Goodwill to go up yet another size. I thought I was done shopping in the plus size section for life. Nope! Feeling very sorry for myself, I came across some Pajama Jeans for $5.  I remember when they first came out, and I thought they were hideous.  OMG! They are so comfortable. I got boot cut in dark blue denim. I’m only planning on wearing them a short while, while I try to get a smaller ass.  They actually don’t look half bad.  I can wear jeans to work, and having the smaller ones fold over at the top is not a good look.  Lucky for me I’m tall.

I honestly never thought I would be this size again.  The funny thing is I see so many young women who are bigger than me wearing skinny jeans. I can’t imagine they would be comfortable. Even if I had the body, they won’t be in my closet any time soon. I’m a boot cut gal all the way.

While I don’t plan on wearing my pajama jeans to sleep in, at least they will help to hide my ever expanding ass!

Pajama Jeans 4-10-17