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21 April 2007 @ 09:58 pm
So. I started to type up an entry about trying to shop for workout shorts and it turned into a bit old 'I hate my body and having psoriasis sucks' pityfest. blech.

Let's try to focus on more positive news, shall we? I'm nearly through Week Two of the healthy eating plan/diet/whatever. On a whim, I tried on an old pair of jeans I've not fit into since Faire of '05.

I fit into my size 8s! Granted, they're stretch, and granted I would love to be in a 6, but hey... I really, really need to focus on the minor victories.

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I'm fully sucking my belly in. Even so... haven't fit into them in a year and a half, at least.

Quick, mostly angst-free story about the workout shorts:

ClubKO Warwick is located in a wee basement. There is AC, but lots of sweating bodies in a small space with little ventilation = very warm, indeed. As it's going to be in the mid-70's tomorrow, I was advised to wear as little clothing as possible. "Definitely shorts!" Only I didn't own any, 'cause of my stoopid skin. I decided I'd completely suck it up, not worry about what others thought (yeah, right; we'll see how that goes!) and get a pair of shorts to wear to class on Sunday.

Here is my question to you: why are all women's workout shorts so damned tiny? I want them to my knee, thank you, or an inch or two above. I am not comfortable with the hem hanging just below where leg meets torso. Don and I went first to Modell's. I had my choice of mid-calf capris or far too short shorts. We walked down to Kohl's, where we found much the same selection. I actually started to have trouble breathing, and felt as if I would cry. Yay, mini panic attack! Shopping sucks! Finally managed to find something that will do the trick. Now, I have to ready myself for showing my legs in class.

I feel: intimidatedintimidated
Katevegryffindor on April 22nd, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Ugh, shopping DOES suck! I had to go buy some "soft pants" on Thursday and... it was not a fun adventure. Why also are changing rooms so poorly lit? They must have THE most unflattering lighting in every Fitting Room I've ever been in. And the mirrors. Ugh. Why do I look nice in my mirror, but resemble a large barnyard animal in fitting room mirrors?

Um. You can have your rant back now.

PS: You're lovely so there, nyeh!
Kelladyjoust on April 22nd, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Seriously, what is up with the fitting rooms? One would think the stores would do everything in their power to ensure a sale: muted, tasteful lighting, skinny-mirrors (which would also boast soft-focus type blurring). Instead, they throw our every last flaw at us. pooheads.

P.S. Well, you're gorgeous, so there, plbbbt!

P.P.S. from your earlier response, YES! lunch!!!! I know the days until your departure are ticking down, so we really should figure something out. Also, Faire auditions are soooooon! How are you doing?
Katevegryffindor on April 22nd, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
Gak, I need to have lunch with 'lena too. It'll either need to be the 28th-29th, or the 5th-6th. Speaking of the 5th, that's when I'm going to audition! :D I'm pretty excited. I'm just kind of bummed that Faire starts so early up hear. If I make it, I'd lose like... half my summer with my friens and my Texas and my nature. :( Not to mention the possibility of my not being invited back to my school next year. And even if I am... I have no idea where I'll be living. Which is no fun. o_0
mistress_kathmistress_kath on April 22nd, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Try Sears...the store brand misses department, not the brand name ($$$) section. They make shorts for grownups...knee length, elastic waist, soft material with lots of give (don't know what you call it, but like tee shirt material, only heavier). :-)
Nim: fizzgignimue9 on April 22nd, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
Yuck on shopping for things you don't really want to get! I don't know my legs, either, so I feel your pain...glad you found something suitable, though, and if you need more than one, you could also get a pair of leggings or yoga pants and cut them off to where you want.

Cute jeans!

Also, *pout* on faire auditions. Someday! *cackle*
Nim: fizzgignimue9 on April 22nd, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
Well, I know my legs pretty well...I don't show them, though. ;0)
kmcclure on April 22nd, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
I've lived in TEXAS for over six years, now and have not yet donned a pair of shorts. I am a pear shaped woman, all my flab is in the thights. The very pasty white thighs. They've been this way since puberty and, while there are fluctuations downwards, they are not meant for shorts. I look better naked than in shorts. Shorts, no matter the length, simply call out, "Hey, general publice, look at these wobblers!"

So I don't do shorts.

Last year, I attempted to shop for a bathing suit becasue Grandpa decided that we should all go to a Hyatt that features, get this, a fake shallow river. You can spend all d*mn day floating on a filthy fake river. The kids, who cannot swim, needed constant attention so there I was, with my jeans rolled up, assisting with the distribution of adult supervision in 90 + heat in jeans and giant oversized t-shirts.

The only thing more humiliating would have been appearing in a bathing suit.

I'm starting the search earlier this year, and knitting a sarong that can get wet cause, of course, we have to have the same 'vacation' this year.

On shopping for shorts, I'd advise buying men's. They're looser, they're longer and they have that spiffy elastic/drawstring waist. I pick up a couple of boys' shorts for my daughter every year because many of the girls' styles lend themselves to working 8th Avenue.

Summing up, clothes aren't made for real women, you should be thrilled with your current progress and, shorts are evil. Not as evil as bathing suits, which are evil and shamefully overpriced but, evil nonetheless.

The kids are having lunch, so I'd better go maintain the peace.
Rennierengirlie87 on April 23rd, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
I go with Kathy, guy's shorts work best, especially the athletic ones, like those worn by basketball players? Also for swimming, I grab boy's swim trunks and wear them over my swimsuit. They are long on guys anyway, so kinda become swim-capris on me.

And I agree, girl shorts are waaayy to short.