February 10, 2010

How to Dress Your Muffin



Coming from an unlikely source, but a source nonetheless, here is a fashion tip:

Don't drop down a size before your time!

Tempting though it may be, do not, under any circumstances, do it. This is why.

208 lbs in a size 16

208 lbs in a size 18

Just in case you aren't getting it, let's take another look. From behind.


208 lbs in a size 16

208 lbs in a size 18

It is SO much fun to drop down a size! Believe me--I know. That is precisely the reason I had these 16s on tonight--just checking in with them. Much to my disappointment, the proof was in the photo. The muffin is not "mini" yet. It's not even standard. So, in my 18s I will stand proud.

Patience my dear friends, patience.
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P.S. This goes for skinny folk too. No one is immune to muffin tops. Just buy the next size up and deal. You can thank me later.

17 comments:

totegirl said...

Couldn't agree with you more! I'm looking forward to reading some more!

*Bitch Cakes* said...

I'm glad you're embracing the photo concept! It's a great way to see how far you've come. And this is a GREAT point!!! By wearing the larger size (and the only person who knows the # on the label is you, so who cares) you look at least 15 pounds smaller! In other words, when the clothing fits, you look better. You'll be comfortably in that smaller size soon enough. Till then, you look terrific in the larger size. Good for you!

Kristina said...

By looking at the pics.....the 18 actually makes you look smaller because it fits better! Looking good!

Kerri & Katie said...

you make great points. love your posts!

Can do mom said...

Keelie, there is wisdom in wearing the proper size, isn't there? It really does make a difference!

Can I add that you have really beautiful hair? In all your photos I can tell that it's thick and has nice body. Sometimes when we're focusing on working on our "problem" areas, we neglect to see our strengths and so I wanted to complement you on your beautiful hair!

Well, I'm off to walk on my trainer during American Idol. Have a great night!

Mama Bear June said...

I've seen way too many people who drop down a size - or TWO - way before they should. Shudder. It's so not pretty. You'll be in the smaller size and looking good before you know it.
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Vio said...

How to dress your muffin. Absolutely priceless!!

saucyminx410 said...

I love this post- very honest! Today I wore a pair of pants that though did not look bad- pinched the hell out of my skin due to a snug fit and a weird side clasp. I'm in an awkward place where my "before" pants are too big and my smaller pants aren't quite comfortable. It sucks but I just keep reminding myself that soon, with hard work my smaller pants will be too big too! Really like this new blog!

100in28 said...

HILARIOUS. BUT SO ACCURATE! I completely feel you sister!!! But you caught the ever illusive (or not so illusive) muffin PERFECTLY! :)

Dee said...

You're awesome!!;)

Kelly said...

You are a gifted writer!!! This is a little funny, but very true! You couldn't have said it any better!!!
Stand proud girl! You will be in those 16s with muffin soon enough.
You are doing great! :)

Taylor said...

*Bitch Cakes* commented on your blog! That is exciting to me for some reason. It's like a famous person reads you!

Kelly said...

Ok, wait, I messed up on my comment!!! I MEANT you will be in those 16s WITHOUT muffin look soon enough!
:)

Red Writing said...

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement. I figure I'll be in the smaller size in a couple weeks--once I hit ONEderland..

CandoMom--Thanks for the compliment. Not to sound proud but I really love my hair. I have been letting it grow out for a long time and the smaller I get the longer it looks.

Kelly--I knew what you meant! :)

Taylor--OMG! I when I saw that I ran in the living room and was like "JUSTIN! Guess who just commented on my blog!!!!" I felt pretty awesome, must admit. Although I did leave her a comment with my blog address discretely included at the bottom...

Jen said...

That is hilarious. Thanks for reminding us... even if they zip up, doesn't mean we should be wearing them!! YOu just crack me up, thanks for making my day a little brighter.

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

I agree about the skinny people. They are not immune to the muffin. Thanks for following and I'm enjoying your blog.

lilS said...

my congrats go out to you on being able to stick to your plan on losing weight and putting it out publicly my heart goes out to you because i too suffer from being over weight. i hope you succeed on hitting your target weight, good luck on reaching your goal(: