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    Dinner: 4 oz smoked brisket, 1/2 smoked cornish hen, 1/4c seasoned green beans, 1/2c sorry iceberg lettuce salad, 1 oz pico, 1 oz salsa, 1 oz pickles, +1 lipton black
    Desert: Whipped heaven (1.5 c) w/ 4 big strawberries and a handful of blueberries.

    Chron- O- meter for day:
    Cal: 1478
    Fat: 91.7g
    sat fat: 34.6g
    Carb: 49.4g
    protein: 112.5 g
    03:06: 1: 3.6 :/

    Lacking nutrients (percentage indicating amt RDA consumed) : Folate 40%, B1 46%, E 63%, Ca 29%, Cu 65%, Fe 51%, Mn 85%, Potassium 38% (Actually closer to 100% win regards to sodium consumed)

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    Went shopping for desperately needed smaller clothes after work and then remembered why I don't shop much around here: I'm too small to be able to get decent quality without shelling out $100 for a button down. It's gotten irritating. America's so damn fat that 2s are only in the juniors dept (shoddy quality) or a sparse sprinkling throughout the store (if I'm lucky.) Not to mention that I have shoulder musculature (no puff sleeves), a defined waist that needs definition in clothing (rules out half the clothes and most pants), wear the right size bra (that rules out another 30%, most tops have this annoying extra fabric at the bust in the right size), hips and VERY muscular thighs (there go most pants that fit my waist), and tastes that don't include logos, destroyed looks, or tacky (rules out 95% or what fits in my price range.) Put that all together, combined with a lack of desire to pay $60 for a plain shirt, and I frequently leave the mall empty handed. I have skinny feet and muscular, so I can't even shoe shop without hassles. I try shopping online, but run into many of the same issues, or quality issues. I know I should be happy I'm back down where I'm most comfortable (almost), but if I can't clothe the damn body in the right size, it defeats on of the purposes I got this small. I am happy, I do feel lighter and more like myself. I just want clothes that FIT. But they design for an ideal woman, not me. I have the hourglass frame (a shorter version) and I'm relatively thin. Who are they designing for? The skin and bones clothes hanger or the fat cow with more fat than brains. I have several things I've hunted for for YEARS, all over the place, and never found for a price I'd pay. America's too damn fat and the tiny suffer.

    I know, I know, problems you'd love to have.....
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    Love the sound of the wedding! And also feel your pain on the clothes...although I'm far from a size 2, I fall in between the "skinny enough to wear anything" and "specialist curvy girls" ranges. Mostly it's the boobs that aren't catered for - either squished too much or exposed too much (do I have utated shoulders?? Cos shoulder straps are ALWAYS too long).
    I have a vague desire to get into dress/clothes making for myself, but no idea where to start and to be fair I doubt I have the patience / dedication.

    It's sad that people in general seem to be so ignorant of the real world - be it flooding on a floodplain (who'd have thunk it?!), or my favourite this winter - the footpaths getting too muddy to use. Said in a "..so what are you going to DO to fix it?!" tone of voice. Um, yeah, that might have been because the 2 months worth of snow had just melted...

    Fingers crossed for the "fun looking job" - don't worry about your qualifications not quite matching - go for enthusiasm, getting your teeth stuck into a challenge kinda thing

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    naiad,

    I also feel you on the clothes thing. I HATE shopping with a passion. Right now I'm on a mission to find a blouse to go with my suit for the uber-critical interview I have on Wednesday...and although on a budget (since I'm unemployed), I still have to look like a million bucks. Fortunately, I bought the suit while I was still working; I went to Anne Taylor. Had to buy one a size too big fit the in shoulders, then have it altered to fit. That cost me dearly, but it was the only way. I firmly believe most womens' clothing is designed for crackheads

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    Off to the other mall and Target. here's hoping I can find a button down that's doesn't dost 3 arms and two legs and slacks that fit.... Kuno, I know you're on a budget, but you might check out Express. Their button downs fits me perfectly, no excess or too little fabric anywhere. If you can't afford it in store, try e-bay or thrift stores.

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    Talking of thrift just rang a bell - are there any second hand / vintage shops near you? It could be that older clothes - made to fit ladies with the "old fashioned" proportions - might be worth a try?

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    I've been cleaning them out everytime I find something there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    Off to the other mall and Target. here's hoping I can find a button down that's doesn't dost 3 arms and two legs and slacks that fit.... Kuno, I know you're on a budget, but you might check out Express. Their button downs fits me perfectly, no excess or too little fabric anywhere. If you can't afford it in store, try e-bay or thrift stores.
    Ahhhhhh...good to know. I'll check it out!!! I've been hammering all the local thrift stores and Ross lately, and everybody at those stores is getting sick of seeing me there ;-)

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    I actually got really lucky over the past few days: I managed to find 3 pairs of quality slacks where the only alterations are hem length for under $30 each, 2 button downs that FIT (express was having a sale, buy 1, get 1 half off), another work shirt under $10, 2 t- shirts that fit for under $5 a piece, a cardigan where the only alteration is moving the hook and eye that wasn't too short, AND a skirt with all the specifications I needed (hard as hell to find one that fit and looks good and I can wear to work at city hall) for under $25. My wearable work wardrobe just expanded considerably.

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