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  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,816 Member Member Posts: 3,816 Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    A few stores I went to lately don’t even carry my size in pants. The smallest they sell is size 4, which are more like an 8 with vanity sizing. 😩 I got a few gift cards for my birthday to Christopher and banks but their clothes are too big. It’s kind of sad that stores don’t even carry below size 4 anymore because of how overweight the population is.

    I'm starting to run into that, which is ridiculous because I'm not even that small. I like Worthington pants from JCPenney for work, but the smallest size they carry (in my local store at least) is 4 and those are getting baggy on me. Plus I need petite, which are even more limited. I can order them, but I hate not being able to try on pants first because 9 times out of 10 they don't fit right in one way or another.

    (I know, what a problem to have. But it really is annoying :grumble: )

    Yep. I have the same problem...there are a few stores in which I’m a zero, and sometimes those dresses are too big. Yeah, right. I’m 5’4”, 130ish, I am in no way “tiny”, but in some stores for the 30-40 something crowd, it’s hard to find my size (bc it’s too small or bc they don’t carry many).

    And I’m not interested in junior’s clothes bc they’re usually cheaply made, often see-through, or the placement of the waist or shoulders is for a teen, not a woman. (Plus the styles don’t speak to me, even if things didn’t fit wonky)

    I have a juniors romper and holy cow does it destroy my curves. I look nearly flat chested in it and one thing I am NOT is flat chested, lol.
  • shewhoismanyshewhoismany Member Posts: 182 Member Member Posts: 182 Member
    I am cold all of the time. Not just hands and feet but deep core, shivering cold. Its 73F. My husband is trying to turn up the AC and I'm sweatpants and a sweatshirt, looking for a hat.
  • dhiammarathdhiammarath Member, Premium Posts: 824 Member Member, Premium Posts: 824 Member
    HDBKLM wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    A few stores I went to lately don’t even carry my size in pants. The smallest they sell is size 4, which are more like an 8 with vanity sizing. 😩 I got a few gift cards for my birthday to Christopher and banks but their clothes are too big. It’s kind of sad that stores don’t even carry below size 4 anymore because of how overweight the population is.

    I'm starting to run into that, which is ridiculous because I'm not even that small. I like Worthington pants from JCPenney for work, but the smallest size they carry (in my local store at least) is 4 and those are getting baggy on me. Plus I need petite, which are even more limited. I can order them, but I hate not being able to try on pants first because 9 times out of 10 they don't fit right in one way or another.

    (I know, what a problem to have. But it really is annoying :grumble: )

    Count me among those who are flummoxed by this as well. At 5'3" and 135 pounds I'm wearing a size 4–6 or a small, and actually in yoga pants an XS (I'm an apple so my legs are on the smaller side, proportionately). For one thing, I happen to recall that in the 90s, when I was in college I was wearing a medium at Urban Outfitters (just for reference) at 125 pounds. And on top of that, what are the ACTUAL extra small people wearing? One of my best friends is 5'1" and 95 pounds (yet still with curves because life is not fair). If I'm 40 pounds heavier than her and in some of the smallest available sizes, it must be incredibly frustrating for her!

    I am starting to run into this in some stores. I’m long legged, narrow hipped, and short-waisted. I discovered that petite tops work for me but I need longer pants. My legs are holding onto the last of my weight but already I’m starting to find issues finding my size in some stores. Especially my favorite one!

    I used to have trouble finding things my size when I was 100lbs heavier. Now I’m still having this problem, and it’s not something I thought would happen. I’m not sure what I will do when I hit my final goal (which is smack in the middle of my BMI range).

    It’s a weird problem to have and I sometimes feel awkward when it happens because of the nature of the problem. c.c
  • dhiammarathdhiammarath Member, Premium Posts: 824 Member Member, Premium Posts: 824 Member
    HDBKLM wrote: »
    HDBKLM wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    A few stores I went to lately don’t even carry my size in pants. The smallest they sell is size 4, which are more like an 8 with vanity sizing. 😩 I got a few gift cards for my birthday to Christopher and banks but their clothes are too big. It’s kind of sad that stores don’t even carry below size 4 anymore because of how overweight the population is.

    I'm starting to run into that, which is ridiculous because I'm not even that small. I like Worthington pants from JCPenney for work, but the smallest size they carry (in my local store at least) is 4 and those are getting baggy on me. Plus I need petite, which are even more limited. I can order them, but I hate not being able to try on pants first because 9 times out of 10 they don't fit right in one way or another.

    (I know, what a problem to have. But it really is annoying :grumble: )

    Count me among those who are flummoxed by this as well. At 5'3" and 135 pounds I'm wearing a size 4–6 or a small, and actually in yoga pants an XS (I'm an apple so my legs are on the smaller side, proportionately). For one thing, I happen to recall that in the 90s, when I was in college I was wearing a medium at Urban Outfitters (just for reference) at 125 pounds. And on top of that, what are the ACTUAL extra small people wearing? One of my best friends is 5'1" and 95 pounds (yet still with curves because life is not fair). If I'm 40 pounds heavier than her and in some of the smallest available sizes, it must be incredibly frustrating for her!

    I am starting to run into this in some stores. I’m long legged, narrow hipped, and short-waisted. I discovered that petite tops work for me but I need longer pants. My legs are holding onto the last of my weight but already I’m starting to find issues finding my size in some stores. Especially my favorite one!

    I used to have trouble finding things my size when I was 100lbs heavier. Now I’m still having this problem, and it’s not something I thought would happen. I’m not sure what I will do when I hit my final goal (which is smack in the middle of my BMI range).

    It’s a weird problem to have and I sometimes feel awkward when it happens because of the nature of the problem. c.c

    Sidebar: Did anybody else here read the Sweet Valley High novels in the 80s and remember that the Wakefield twins were described as being a perfect size 6? Hello vanity sizing: if their size 6 were my current size 6—wherein I can still pinch not just an inch but full handfuls from my torso—I'm not sure they'd have been considered quite the specimens of physical perfection they were being represented as being.

    I do remember that!! I, also, can pinch handfuls from my rubber duckie floatie, as I like to call it, that sits around my middle. XD
  • motivatedmarthamotivatedmartha Member Posts: 1,106 Member Member Posts: 1,106 Member
    I am cold all of the time. Not just hands and feet but deep core, shivering cold. Its 73F. My husband is trying to turn up the AC and I'm sweatpants and a sweatshirt, looking for a hat.

    I was like that for about a year after shifting a few stone - I have adjusted and although am still in theory losing weight (having an unplanned period of maintenance just now ;) ) I am now not nearly as cold as I was a year ago, even though I am a stone lighter than then.
  • smantha32smantha32 Member Posts: 7,002 Member Member Posts: 7,002 Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    A few stores I went to lately don’t even carry my size in pants. The smallest they sell is size 4, which are more like an 8 with vanity sizing. 😩 I got a few gift cards for my birthday to Christopher and banks but their clothes are too big. It’s kind of sad that stores don’t even carry below size 4 anymore because of how overweight the population is.

    I'm starting to run into that, which is ridiculous because I'm not even that small. I like Worthington pants from JCPenney for work, but the smallest size they carry (in my local store at least) is 4 and those are getting baggy on me. Plus I need petite, which are even more limited. I can order them, but I hate not being able to try on pants first because 9 times out of 10 they don't fit right in one way or another.

    (I know, what a problem to have. But it really is annoying :grumble: )

    Yep. I have the same problem...there are a few stores in which I’m a zero, and sometimes those dresses are too big. Yeah, right. I’m 5’4”, 130ish, I am in no way “tiny”, but in some stores for the 30-40 something crowd, it’s hard to find my size (bc it’s too small or bc they don’t carry many).

    And I’m not interested in junior’s clothes bc they’re usually cheaply made, often see-through, or the placement of the waist or shoulders is for a teen, not a woman. (Plus the styles don’t speak to me, even if things didn’t fit wonky)

    Where are you shopping? I'm the same size as you roughly and I'm wearing 8s.
  • pinuplovepinuplove Member Posts: 12,937 Member Member Posts: 12,937 Member
    smantha32 wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    A few stores I went to lately don’t even carry my size in pants. The smallest they sell is size 4, which are more like an 8 with vanity sizing. 😩 I got a few gift cards for my birthday to Christopher and banks but their clothes are too big. It’s kind of sad that stores don’t even carry below size 4 anymore because of how overweight the population is.

    I'm starting to run into that, which is ridiculous because I'm not even that small. I like Worthington pants from JCPenney for work, but the smallest size they carry (in my local store at least) is 4 and those are getting baggy on me. Plus I need petite, which are even more limited. I can order them, but I hate not being able to try on pants first because 9 times out of 10 they don't fit right in one way or another.

    (I know, what a problem to have. But it really is annoying :grumble: )

    Yep. I have the same problem...there are a few stores in which I’m a zero, and sometimes those dresses are too big. Yeah, right. I’m 5’4”, 130ish, I am in no way “tiny”, but in some stores for the 30-40 something crowd, it’s hard to find my size (bc it’s too small or bc they don’t carry many).

    And I’m not interested in junior’s clothes bc they’re usually cheaply made, often see-through, or the placement of the waist or shoulders is for a teen, not a woman. (Plus the styles don’t speak to me, even if things didn’t fit wonky)

    Where are you shopping? I'm the same size as you roughly and I'm wearing 8s.

    I also weigh 130. Ran into this at JC Penney today. Possible higher end stores haven't fallen prey to the same level of vanity sizing.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,816 Member Member Posts: 3,816 Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    smantha32 wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    A few stores I went to lately don’t even carry my size in pants. The smallest they sell is size 4, which are more like an 8 with vanity sizing. 😩 I got a few gift cards for my birthday to Christopher and banks but their clothes are too big. It’s kind of sad that stores don’t even carry below size 4 anymore because of how overweight the population is.

    I'm starting to run into that, which is ridiculous because I'm not even that small. I like Worthington pants from JCPenney for work, but the smallest size they carry (in my local store at least) is 4 and those are getting baggy on me. Plus I need petite, which are even more limited. I can order them, but I hate not being able to try on pants first because 9 times out of 10 they don't fit right in one way or another.

    (I know, what a problem to have. But it really is annoying :grumble: )

    Yep. I have the same problem...there are a few stores in which I’m a zero, and sometimes those dresses are too big. Yeah, right. I’m 5’4”, 130ish, I am in no way “tiny”, but in some stores for the 30-40 something crowd, it’s hard to find my size (bc it’s too small or bc they don’t carry many).

    And I’m not interested in junior’s clothes bc they’re usually cheaply made, often see-through, or the placement of the waist or shoulders is for a teen, not a woman. (Plus the styles don’t speak to me, even if things didn’t fit wonky)

    Where are you shopping? I'm the same size as you roughly and I'm wearing 8s.

    I also weigh 130. Ran into this at JC Penney today. Possible higher end stores haven't fallen prey to the same level of vanity sizing.

    JC Penney is def a vanity offender. I already wear a 6 there when at other department stores like Macy’s, I’m an 8 leaning towards 10.
  • pinuplovepinuplove Member Posts: 12,937 Member Member Posts: 12,937 Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    smantha32 wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    A few stores I went to lately don’t even carry my size in pants. The smallest they sell is size 4, which are more like an 8 with vanity sizing. 😩 I got a few gift cards for my birthday to Christopher and banks but their clothes are too big. It’s kind of sad that stores don’t even carry below size 4 anymore because of how overweight the population is.

    I'm starting to run into that, which is ridiculous because I'm not even that small. I like Worthington pants from JCPenney for work, but the smallest size they carry (in my local store at least) is 4 and those are getting baggy on me. Plus I need petite, which are even more limited. I can order them, but I hate not being able to try on pants first because 9 times out of 10 they don't fit right in one way or another.

    (I know, what a problem to have. But it really is annoying :grumble: )

    Yep. I have the same problem...there are a few stores in which I’m a zero, and sometimes those dresses are too big. Yeah, right. I’m 5’4”, 130ish, I am in no way “tiny”, but in some stores for the 30-40 something crowd, it’s hard to find my size (bc it’s too small or bc they don’t carry many).

    And I’m not interested in junior’s clothes bc they’re usually cheaply made, often see-through, or the placement of the waist or shoulders is for a teen, not a woman. (Plus the styles don’t speak to me, even if things didn’t fit wonky)

    Where are you shopping? I'm the same size as you roughly and I'm wearing 8s.

    I also weigh 130. Ran into this at JC Penney today. Possible higher end stores haven't fallen prey to the same level of vanity sizing.

    JC Penney is def a vanity offender. I already wear a 6 there when at other department stores like Macy’s, I’m an 8 leaning towards 10.

    Makes sense, because 4s there are too big on me now but I'm reliably a 6US or 10UK in the stuff I order from Modcloth (way too much stuff :lol: )
  • HDBKLMHDBKLM Member Posts: 464 Member Member Posts: 464 Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    smantha32 wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    A few stores I went to lately don’t even carry my size in pants. The smallest they sell is size 4, which are more like an 8 with vanity sizing. 😩 I got a few gift cards for my birthday to Christopher and banks but their clothes are too big. It’s kind of sad that stores don’t even carry below size 4 anymore because of how overweight the population is.

    I'm starting to run into that, which is ridiculous because I'm not even that small. I like Worthington pants from JCPenney for work, but the smallest size they carry (in my local store at least) is 4 and those are getting baggy on me. Plus I need petite, which are even more limited. I can order them, but I hate not being able to try on pants first because 9 times out of 10 they don't fit right in one way or another.

    (I know, what a problem to have. But it really is annoying :grumble: )

    Yep. I have the same problem...there are a few stores in which I’m a zero, and sometimes those dresses are too big. Yeah, right. I’m 5’4”, 130ish, I am in no way “tiny”, but in some stores for the 30-40 something crowd, it’s hard to find my size (bc it’s too small or bc they don’t carry many).

    And I’m not interested in junior’s clothes bc they’re usually cheaply made, often see-through, or the placement of the waist or shoulders is for a teen, not a woman. (Plus the styles don’t speak to me, even if things didn’t fit wonky)

    Where are you shopping? I'm the same size as you roughly and I'm wearing 8s.

    I also weigh 130. Ran into this at JC Penney today. Possible higher end stores haven't fallen prey to the same level of vanity sizing.

    JC Penney is def a vanity offender. I already wear a 6 there when at other department stores like Macy’s, I’m an 8 leaning towards 10.

    Makes sense, because 4s there are too big on me now but I'm reliably a 6US or 10UK in the stuff I order from Modcloth (way too much stuff :lol: )

    With a user name like @pinuplove you're forgiven for ordering lots from Modcloth :)
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,816 Member Member Posts: 3,816 Member
    Dorchi22 wrote: »
    That you'll hit a bit of a roadblock 4 months into losing, when you'll feel that nothing makes sense any more. Take a deep breath, reset your mind and keep going. You didn't get this far to stop now.

    Those roadblocks are crazy for real. I was really psyching myself out midlife-crisis style when I was halfway to my goal.
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