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  • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
    *I have a waist, hips, thighs, and ass. Most clothing manufaturers say "Pick any two."
    Yup

    Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
    I've gotten lucky with Old Navy's The Dreamer, but I think that, with dong squats again, I'll hafta go up to 4 and them take in the waist.
    I love these jeans! They are the only jeans I wear, although I'm a size 4. (someday, maybe, I'll be a 2)
    My only problem with them is the regular length is too long and the short length is too short
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    • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
      I love these jeans! They are the only jeans I wear, although I'm a size 4. (someday, maybe, I'll be a 2)
      My only problem with them is the regular length is too long and the short length is too short
      I would say I hem them, but that's not even true. I just drag the tracks out until they're the right length, because I'm lazy like that.
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      • My mom has been getting more and more primal. Her frustration lately: "All my clothes don't fit! I started this to get healthy, not to lose weight!! I have to get all new pants!"

        On my end, I too took a load of pants to donation/ consignment yesterday. Like eight pairs. Some of them were unique finds in and off themselves that I loved and it broke my heart to part with them.
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        • I just hate how when all my good groceries run out now (meat and cream and vegs) I can't slack for a few days eating noodles and dry cereal and whatever else is in the pantry before going shopping again, because now all that's in my pantry is tea.

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          • you know that's right, gravyboat. LOL it's so funny that there are really no cheap primal meals. I find that if I want to spend within my budget, I am forced to IF several days a week.

            luckily, i really only eat two meals a day anyway, not like it's a problem.

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            • Yeah, it can definitely get a little pricey. I found a butcher in my area who sells small freezer packs, though. About 30lbs of mixed meats (sirloin steaks, whole chickens, bacon, fresh sausage, etc) for about $100. It's not grass-fed (that I know of) but I totaled out that 30lbs of the various stuff in the package would give me ~90 servings total, so three meat meals a day. Stuff like shepherd's pie, chicken soup (with homemade broth!), baked porkchops and apples with cinnamon, bacon/chocolate/beer chili, salisbury steak swimming in butter, chicken pot pie filling, and stuff like that. Not bad at all. My total grocery budget is $200 a month, but I'm pretty sure I can buy produce and eggs and cream for under $100 if I shop only at the farmer's market. Yay farmers markets!

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              • Bah. Sweet potato is less than a dollar a pound. Add chicken thighs, cook all in advance. You can eat for $2 per meal and get plenty of protein. Also: Soup!

                Gravyboat - How much do you pay for other stuff like cell phone service or car payments? No offense intended if you are truly hard up, and there are ways of eating primal cheaply, but prioritizing good food might require a slight budgetary re-think. Americans spend less of their income on food than any other country.
                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                • Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                  Gravyboat - How much do you pay for other stuff like cell phone service or car payments? No offense intended if you are truly hard up, and there are ways of eating primal cheaply, but prioritizing good food might require a slight budgetary re-think. Americans spend less of their income on food than any other country.
                  No offense taken. I know a lot of people are terrible with money and spend a ton on luxuries (fancy cellphones) instead of necessities (real food). I am on a fixed income. I live on $700 a month + $200 in food stamps. I also live alone with a $500 rent not including electric and internet, so I'm pretty much stretched as thinly as I can stretch. I don't drive (public transit and walking! Woo) and my phone is a basic dumbphone which a family member actually pays for (they work for the cell company so they have a decent employee discount). My small amount of spending money goes to antiques because they fill me with joy.

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                  • Originally posted by Gravyboat View Post
                    My small amount of spending money goes to antiques because they fill me with joy.
                    Gotta love that. I collect old 78rpm records and sheet music from about the 1930s and back (found some from the 1880s even, and the WWI stuff is awesome).

                    Anyway, back to the topic at hand...
                    Durp.

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                    • Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
                      Gotta love that. I collect old 78rpm records and sheet music from about the 1930s and back (found some from the 1880s even, and the WWI stuff is awesome).
                      My vice is antique glassware. My kingdom for a complete set of 1938 Jeannette Ultramarine Swirl!

                      Anyway, "frustrations"... I sure do hate that the people ringing up and bagging my groceries don't even look twice at me now when buying meat and vegetables! It was so much nicer when they made a big production out of staring at me with disgust and contempt for daring to be a fat person buying junk food.

                      Also, if I don't put an immediate stop this disgusting upward trend of natural living (no plastic, no makeup, no 'poo, no grain, no sugar, no processed food, no shoes, etc), I'm likely to become so intolerably sanctimonious that I die from lack of social contact. Now I know how vegans feel.

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                      • Originally posted by onalark View Post
                        I have a favorite long black skirt with an elastic waistband that I've owned for many years. This weekend at a dinner party I noticed that it kept slipping down my hips. I need to find a new black skirt, which has me partially thrilled and partially annoyed. It was a really great skirt!
                        Ooh! Elastic is generally VERY easy to adjust if you want to keep your favorite skirt! Just carefully unstitch one seam in the waistband, pull the elastic out enough to pull it to where it will make the skirt fit right again, cut the elastic and sew the ends together at the right length and then re sew the seam. 20 minutes tops!

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                        • Originally posted by Noctiluca View Post
                          Ooh! Elastic is generally VERY easy to adjust if you want to keep your favorite skirt! Just carefully unstitch one seam in the waistband, pull the elastic out enough to pull it to where it will make the skirt fit right again, cut the elastic and sew the ends together at the right length and then re sew the seam. 20 minutes tops!
                          My sewing skills are the inverse of my cooking skills. I am now frustrated because I fear that in doing this, I will sew my fingers to my skirt.
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                          • Originally posted by Gravyboat View Post
                            Also, if I don't put an immediate stop this disgusting upward trend of natural living (no plastic, no makeup, no 'poo, no grain, no sugar, no processed food, no shoes, etc), I'm likely to become so intolerably sanctimonious that I die from lack of social contact. Now I know how vegans feel.
                            LOL!
                            +1
                            Yep.

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                            • Originally posted by onalark View Post
                              My sewing skills are the inverse of my cooking skills. I am now frustrated because I fear that in doing this, I will sew my fingers to my skirt.
                              Ha! Just use a needle and thread and you should be fine! It's pretty hard to sew your fingers to something even with a machine but darn near impossible by hand! And this is the sort of project that would be GREAT to practice your sewing skills on. It's a skirt you are thinking of getting rid of anyway so if you wreck it by accident or something theres no big deal and its a simple fix so you ought to be able to make it work and then you have your favorite skirt back!

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                              • Originally posted by Noctiluca View Post
                                Ha! Just use a needle and thread and you should be fine! It's pretty hard to sew your fingers to something even with a machine but darn near impossible by hand! And this is the sort of project that would be GREAT to practice your sewing skills on. It's a skirt you are thinking of getting rid of anyway so if you wreck it by accident or something theres no big deal and its a simple fix so you ought to be able to make it work and then you have your favorite skirt back!
                                Seconded in a big way. I had to shrink my bra bands up because they were WAY too loose (in the bands, not the cups, which I'm really excited about!), and living in Korea there was no way I was going to go out and find a bunch of 36D-DD's to buy. The nice thing about sewing by hand is that if you're making a mistake, you usually catch it early and can undo it before you do too much. Definitely try your hand at tailoring that skirt up a bit, it'll save you some money and one of your wardrobe favorites.

                                And that, by the way, is one of my MAJOR "frustrations": I love the feeling of my clothes falling off (20 pounds down in three months!) but I'm a six foot tall woman living in South Korea. I couldn't go out and buy new clothes even if I could afford it!

                                My goal is to stop fitting into all my jeans by summer - I don't wear jeans in summer anyway, and thank god for adjustable waist cargo shorts.
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