January 14, 2007


Wednesday and Thursday of this week is the Idaho Potato Conference, which the University sponsors. I was in the midst of organizing/planning when my water broke and I went into labor. I recruited C to "babysit" on Wednesday so that I could at least attend one day of the conference. Problem is that none of my dress pants fit. There could be worse things in life, but they're all too big. There are a couple of pairs that I could wear but I think they look too sloppy because they're too big through the hips and thighs.

I ventured to the mall today to do some quick shopping. Figured that I'd hit GAP and grab a quick pair of dress pants and perhaps the Buckle for a pair of jeans (they're almost all too big too). I used to absolutely hate shopping for pants. By the time I found something big enough to fit through the thighs, the waistband was too big. I would usually end up in tears in the dressing room and head home empty handed and dejected. Today was such a different story. I actually enjoyed shopping because just about everything I tried on fit! I ended up buying a new pair of dress pants from GAP and 2 pairs of jeans from the Buckle.

For the first time in as long as I can remember, MY SHOE SIZE IS A BIGGER NUMBER THAN MY PANTS SIZE.
And yes, I did buy a new pair of shoes too. Hahaha. Just couldn't resist.


KrisAndRod said...

WooHoo!!!! hope that's not taking into consideration some gross increase in shoe size that some women experience postpartum ;)

Just don't do what I did and balloon back up again... it seems even more depressing then.

Keep on feeding Katie the boob!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I'm hoping to get to the point where I can go shopping and actually enjoy it....I still have clothing in my closet from when I used to be "skinny", hoping someday to fit back into it! Hopefully in another few months I'll accomplish it.

Anonymous said...

Oooo, girl! Get on which ya bad self!

That's just the best feeling in the world! Crappy-ass way to get there, but now that it's over and this is the outcome (adorable baby and pants that fit!) Wooooo Hoooooooo!!!!

Kristen said...

You go girl. I am so hoping I have a similar experience after the tots are born. You will have to take some pics of your new svelt self and share. :>)

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! I'll NEVER get below my shoe size, but yay for you!!

Hey.... Its not babysitting if it is your kid. Its parenting. But IKWYM.

I've been eating awful, but the nursing has sure helped with not gaining weight. When I start weigh watchers, hopefully I'll lose weight easily.