Let’s have a little chat about post baby weight. . . Okay, so my baby is now 8 months and I’m still packin’ around 25 extra pounds( 35 if you count the 10 I never lost from the last baby). So my girdle is my best friend. I joined a spin class. I haven’t exercised in front of anyone except my husband since high school so this was a big step for me. (WHY? Traumatic story for another day. . . when we know each other a little better) The fact that this particular class turns out the lights sure helps! But even when I do eventually loose the weight, I will still have tons of flabby skin. So either way I need a girdle, tummy tucker, spanks, stomach sucker, whatever you call it. I need one. Here’s is my dilemma:
I had a girdle that worked alright. I had some gripes, but it sucked me in pretty good. One day it got a small hole in the side. Then that hole got bigger. A couple inches maybe. I am a cheapskate so I thought I could make it work for a little while longer. That is until I was at church one day and I went into the bathroom and looked in the mirror. It was like all my fat said to each other “Look! there’s a way out!” Seriously. It looked like I had a giant growth on my hip! Like a growth that you name. Yeah. It was bad. So I just bought a new one. I am not that thrilled with it. I bought it because it had all the features that my old one didn’t have. Unfortunately it doesn’t have any of the good features the other DID have. So help me by telling me what your favorite brand of girdle is. Don’t be shy! You can even choose to leave it anonymously if you want. But this flabby momma needs your help!
Let me tell you the pros from both and then you’ll know what I am looking for. The old one had an extra patch of elastic right at the gut area. It was thick and totally flattened it. But the inseam was short so it bunched up into the crotch. Plus it didn’t go high enough so the top rolled down. I know you are thinking “And she wore that thing?” Yes. Because I am that vain.
The new one goes down to my knees. Which is great because it stays put and because I have chubby knees. And it goes up high. It also has rubber on the inside of the top to prevent it from rolling down. Both features work great. The down sides are that it doesn’t have that extra panel of elastic. So it smooths everything but doesn’t suck me in. Also, the crotch is low. Yep. Hammer pants low. I am not sure who modeled for it but I would sure like to see them! So, I am in the market for another one that will fit ALL my needs. There has to be one right???
On to another weight and belly issue. Jeans. I have like a gajillion pairs. And they are all a different size. There is “pre-baby I’ll probably never fit in again so get rid of them already!” jeans, “early pregnancy but not in maternity pants yet” jeans, “post baby fat pants” jeans, “Lost a few pounds WAHOO” jeans, “mid size . . .almost there” jeans, “normal” jeans, “skinny” jeans, and “PMS bloating” jeans. I fluctuate so much!!! So I came up with a plan. They make little kid jeans with adjustable waists (which is pure GENIUS) so why not for women? Well, I made me a pair!!! Check them babies out!
I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the word and this only took me one episode of the Office. I cut a slit on the inside of the waist band. One on each side. Not all the way through, just the inside layer. I hand stitched around the hole so it wouldn’t fray. Then I sewed on a button. I got some elastic and cut slits in it every so often. I put a big ‘ole safety pin on the end of the elastic and fed it through the slit and worked it around to the other slit. To make sure it didn’t get pulled out, I sewed the elastic to the back of the pants in one little spot. And viola! Stretchy pants that don’t look like stretchy pants :) Completely adjustable. I have had this pair for a couple years and I L.O.V.E. them.
So leave me a comment telling me your favorite girdle and them go make yourselves some adjustable pants!!! Thanksgiving is coming up you know. . . I’m just sayin’.