So special, it took 10 minutes of research today instead of the usual 5.
This is a picture of me walking the son. I wore size 10 in 1978.
This is a picture of me in Morocco with my daughter. I was wearing a size 6 in 2004.
Do I look any bigger in the first picture than in the second?
The answer is a resounding NO!!! (Except for the breasts. Nursing makes your breasts bigger)
Anyway, I was 36-26-35 when the first picture was taken and 34 ½-25-35 in the second picture.
In case you’re wondering, I just measured myself. I’m 35-30-35 1/2. That’s because I ate a sandwich on Dave’s Seed Bread (it’s to die for!) and it caused my waist to expand 4 inches. It’s called Gastroparesis, and…!NO!…I don’t care if it feels like I have a piece of iron the size of a watermelon in my stomach. Some things in life are worth a little pain.
But not THIS much pain:
I do have my limits, too.
My, BAID (My, but alas I digress)
If you think you’re controlling your weight stupendously because you used to be size 14 and now you’re size 10, THINK AGAIN. It’s nothing but a slight of hand sandwich with a side order of delusion-fries.
You still don’t believe me?
In 1931 size 16 This is what I would’ve been wearing had I been alive.
In 1971 size 12
NOTE: That’s the size I was wearing before I had my first child, ballooned to 186 in 1976 (the “huge flowers with a choice of 3 stretch pants in a warehouse store” size), and dropped to a size 10 by 1978.
In 2001 Size 8
In 2011 Size 6
2016 a very snug Size 6
…and if you STILL don’t believe me, look at the size charts (From Wikipedia US STANDARD SIZE CLOTHING. I just gave my $5 to these people for the year, so this information better be accurate.
|Pattern sizes – DuBarry / Woolworth (1931-1955)|
|5’3″–5’6″ tall, average: bust (3″ < hips), waist (9″ < hips)|
|Misses’ sizes (PS 42-70) (1971)|
|5’2½”–5’6½” tall, average bust, average back|
|Misses’ sizes (ASTM D5585 95(R2001)) (1995, revised 2001)|
|5’3½” – 5’8″ tall|
|Misses’ sizes (ASTM D5585 11e1) (2011)|
I’m not going to go into Junior and Women’s sizes. The men are, no doubt, already bored since there’s nothing in this post about beer.
This is what a size 16 woman looked like in 1931
This was considered the ideal woman in the 1970’s
In comparison, this is considered the ideal woman today:
In another 20 years the ideal size 6 woman will be the epitome of indecent explosure:
What are stick-figure people like me supposed to do after we work our husbands to death and start looking for #6 when we’re 84 years old? I won’t be able to compete with the latest size 6 fashion models!
I’m doomed, I tell you…. DOOMED!!!!
Are you seeing red, too?