Two pants down

Typically when someone writes “two pants down” they mean down in size, and we can all clap and cheer, but that’s not me. I’m down two pants because both have tore in the exact same spot, within two weeks of each other!

Blasted inner thigh area.

One of two things could have caused this…

Increase in thigh size, increase in thigh size, or increase in thigh size.

Okay, that was three, but I’ll spare the guesses. {whispers} it’s cause #3..and 2..and 1.

I have no idea how this happened, (I say as I spread chocolate icing on a graham cracker). But truthfully, I wasn’t expecting this second pair to “R.I.P” (terrible pun intended). The first pair I owned held up beautifully through all the little weight fluctuations for 13 years. But this pair I’ve only had for three years, or four, or is it five?!

Can’t remember for the life of me, but definitely not 13! Too soon in my book. Too soon.

the jeans ;-(

I get that “ripped” jeans are in right now. I see them all over the internet, but I like to be covered, and not have random chunks of skin uncomfortably popping out. Just not my thing.

Which bring me back to the “cause.”

I workout six days a week, (not bragging, because remember: two jeans down!), and was actually just having a conversation with my husband about this very topic. Changes are happening in every other area but my thighs. They’re slimmerΒ butΒ not toning. As my husband pointed out, my legs are someone else’s midsection. Meaning, where one person struggles to lose weight in their belly, I struggle to tone and define my legs. He’s right. Since high school, it’s been my one area. I mean, even my podiatrist, years ago, said I will always have “cankles.” (thanks, doc)Β Thus, I’m noticing pants with stretch, ie. legging-esque quality, fit nicely, while my jeans… require major hoisting up.

What’s a girl to do?

If you say, ‘not eat chocolate icing graham crackers,’ I’d say, “have you tried it?!” Okay, I’d really say, “no, duh!” But truth is, this is the first time in 17 years I’ve done this… leftover icing from my birthday cake can’t go to waste after all. I eat pretty healthy – degree in nutrition helps in that area – so maybe it’s just the ol’ “getting older” excuse that’s shaking things up. It’s hard to say, but I know one thing’s for sure, it’s time to go shopping!

Which is where you come in!

What are your favorite jeans brand? Where do you shop? What do you buy?
I want quality, comfortable jeans that don’t require me to hold my breath and strain just to get them past my knees. That leaves out any super skinny can-see-every-dimple kind of jeans. no-no, just no. I want to be able to breathe like a normal person.

It’s obvious that it’s been years since I’ve been jeans shopping and need all the help I can get.

And! Any recommendations on sizing issues? Waist is still the same size, so sizing up to accommodate the thighs means baggy waist, while sizing for the waist means loss of feeling in the thighs. A bit of a lose-lose, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on everything!

What should I do? Inquiring minds want to know!