Skinny Jeans: When Tight Gets Dangerous

A 35-year old woman wearing tight skinny jeans was helping a friend move.  After squatting while emptying cabinets all day, she had trouble moving her feet and while walking home, fell down and could not get up.  She lay on the pavement for hours before she was discovered. By the time she was discovered, her legs were so swollen they had to cut the jeans off of her, and she was hospitalized for 4 days receiving IV fluids until she could properly move her legs again....more

How to Wear Skinny Jeans (Even if You're Not a Skinny Girl)

I'm a big fan of skinny jeans, but not because I am particularly skinny; I'm pear shaped, with a flat chest and very small waist and less-small hips and thighs. But I love the slim line of skinny jeans, and their cousin, the Audrey Pants; the look is sleek and classic and grown up. But I'm always hearing from women who say, "I wish I could wear skinny jeans, but I'm too curvy -- I look like an idiot." Anyone can make skinny jeans work, I promise. The key is fit and proportion. ...more
Eddie Bower makes a "straight" jean that fits me way better in the calves and still provides the ...more

I Miss My Skinny Jeans

A quote keeps coming back to me as I think about my Countdown to 30 experience and my personal goal to lose 15 lbs by my 30th birthday.  I believe Kate Moss claims it as her motto and it goes like this: “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”  I do want to be healthy and fit first and foremost, but a huge motivating factor for me is that I want - NO, I NEED - to fit into my skinny jeans again! ...more

Skinny Jeans for leisure time!

Skinny jeans for fun leisure time!...more

Skinny Jeans and my Very First Friend

Some nights I feel like the prompts to write with are icky, and I don’t want to write anything about them, nor do I feel like I have anything to say.  Some nights I’ve wandered off the ‘prompt’ path and I’ve written my own stuff.  I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that; I’m not trying to justify myself to any of you.  Today though (well, and yesterday), the prompts were great!  So I’ve chosen to tackle two of them.  Both are ...more

Have you met your mark??

Today I am having a fat day. I am bloated and puffy. I have PMS. I have a pimple. I am overly reactive and emotional. When I looked in the mirror this morning, I was all stomach and thighs, and my arms jiggled like Jell-O in my sleeveless shirt. I tried to pull on my most form-fitting jeans, but it felt like the waistband was pushing against my belly causing flesh to form a roll over the top so I opted instead for shorts with an elastic waist. I went for a walk in the sun to clear my head. I have had these thoughts before....more

The Temporary Joy of Tasteless Sicklyness

I have been sick for almost 2 weeks, but as of last Tuesday to my dismay (at the time I was sitting in a restaurant eating a meal which I had to pay for), I discovered I had lost my sense of taste at some point. I was eating a plate of pasta with calamari in a red sauce, a vision of culinary perfection, but in my condition I could have been sucking on my own big toe dipped in dijon mustard and it would have been the same (only THAT would have been free)....more

Beware Of Skinny Jeans

I love jeans and they have been part of my wardrobe for as long as I can remember. Years ago, there were Levi's, Lee's and others that I don't care to mention for fear of dating myself. Nowadays, jeans are sold everywhere and the styles are numerous and confusing. There's straight leg, boot cut, flare and skinny jeans to name a few, all meant to fit and flatter your figure. ...more
@KFamy I so agree! What's wrong with comfy pants?? Nothing. I'm up for that trend any day. :)more

Pre-Pregnancy Jeans - Friend or Foe?

“I’M IN MY PRE-PREGNANCY JEANS!!!!” I shrieked excitedly from the upstairs landing, thinking perhaps my announcement could be heard around the world. I had no idea that at that moment, Parker was walking down the stairs. The manic, celebratory wail must have been a shock to his little system because the poor little guy fell on his butt and slid all the way down to the wood floor below and then laid there, stunned. I was undeterred. I pranced downstairs (hoping the top of my butt didn’t fall out of the top of the jeans at the same time) to flaunt my stuff....more