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I went to buy a pair of jeans last Sunday. I picked up the size and length I usually buy.<br><br>
I can put them on and take them off without unbuttoning or unzipping them.<br><br>
Apparently I am considerably smaller than I think I am.<br><br>
This is a good thing, but I wonder what makes me think that I am larger than I really am?
 

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I have two sweatshirts that I love that are HUGE on me because I always buy XL in stuff like that, out of habit. It turns out I don't need an XL anymore. But I get so worried that something won't fit that I buy that size.<br><br>
Dumb, I know.
 

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I do stuff like that all the time. I will go into the store and try on the size I think I am and generally they dont fit. I think a lot of it has to do with every brand being different though (at least in my case). The jeans in my closet range in size by about 4 sizes and they all fit me relatively well. <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif"><br><br>
Funny thing is when I was fat I would do the opposite. I would always grab the 16 insisting to myself that they should fit...they were always too small.
 

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<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"> That has to be a good feeling!!! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">(or at least it would be for me)</span> <img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif">
 

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I did the same thing when I was fat. It was when a size 20 got super tight that I guess I woke up. I wish it would have happened at a size 16. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I've been a big kid since I could remember for about 35 years of my life before I took off the pounds. So my instinct is still to go toward the bigger-sized stuff before I catch myself mentally.
 

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I remember as a teen, I thought I was supposed to keep getting bigger and bigger sizes as I got older. Hee hee. Then I realized that you really do eventually stop growing.
 

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Get your ass out here, sister. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
MG, I was a size 20, but probably was actually either a 22 or 24, but wearing the tight 20's. That could not have been pretty! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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My sister laughed at me the first time I advised her during clothes shopping that, when she finds something she likes, take the same thing in three different sizes into the dressing room with her to try on. Now she considers me the shopping genius. And she almost died the day she ended up buying a size 0 skirt at Banana Republic. Total disbelief.<br><br>
Sometimes two identical items in the same size will fit differently. So now, I basically tell salespeople that I only have a general idea of the range of my size.<br><br>
It seems much easier for men, where the sizes are actually based on waist, chest, neck and inseam measurements.
 
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