Sunday, March 9, 2008

Does Trying on Clothes Count as Aerobic Exercise?

I've mentioned elsewhere around here that I hate to shop for jeans. I have a very hard time finding jeans that fit correctly, don't make me look stupid, aren't old lady-ish, are long enough (I'm 5'4-1/2" - just a bit too tall for petite and too short for regular length) for clothing is not a fun experience for me. For the past 3 years, since my car accident, shopping has been an even less fun experience for me, because my hips were dislocated and I've been working with the chiropractor to get them back to the way they're supposed to be. Try finding a pair of jeans that accomodate one hip being 4 inches higher than the other!


When you lose 20 pounds, something must be done about the sagging problem in the posterior region, so off to Kohl's I went this past week. I lucked out and managed to find a couple pair on the clearance rack that actually fit. (About 4 years ago, I was attempting to shop at Penney's, and was bemoaning my physical shape to a clerk standing in the dressing room. I told her I wished I could just lose my baby fat. She dutifully asked, "Oh, how old is your baby?" She got a chuckle out of my answer..."7".)

Now the whole losing 20 pounds can be attributed to a combination of things. Last fall, we picked up a new cleaning contract that requires two evenings a week of the family bonding via work ethic, so that's helped with the weight issue. Several months ago, we started making some health and food changes in our home, so I've discovered that not having a constant availability of brownies and no-bake cookies will aid in weight loss. Then ya toss in the illness, which will increase lost poundage by, apparently, about 6 pounds, and voila! Ya get me! Not svelte, but any stretch of the imagination, but at least I've dropped a size.


*~Tamara~* said...

I've discovered that not having a constant availability of brownies and no-bake cookies will aid in weight loss.

Hey! What a novel idea! You could be onto something big!

Anonymous said...


Twenty pounds is a lot. Congrats. I have been doing WW off and on for the last 1 1/2 years, total loss was 35 but have gained a little back but I rejoined today. So you need to celebrate, that is awesome. I too hate jean shopping. I feel jeans are made for skinny minnies!! I would love to come and help you decorate.


Anne said...

"OLD LADY-ISH". I beg your pardon, these are properly called,"Granny Jeans". These jeans are made to fit the shifting body parts of Grannies, which I , personally find annoying, not the jeans , the shifting body parts.
Exercise of any type is helpful when trying to keep the body healthy, ask Dr. Gupa.

Ann (with an E)

Deanna said...

Ah! I'm gonna go with the original theory then, about trying on clothes being exercise. Thanks, AJ!