T3 :: of Size 12 is Not Fat, a sporty look, and regeneration




In my self-proclaimed campaign against expansion, I make it a point to tell people, especially my impressionable daughter, that I’m not doing it because of some society-imposed norm or feelings of inferiority or even concern about my health. I’m really not that socially aware or virtuous. My incentive for trying to slim down is purely petty and financial:

I want to fit in all the clothes in my current closet.

As you all know, I’ve got an extensive wardrobe, but unlike most folks who only wear 20% of their stuff, I really do cycle through the majority of my clothes. Even more so when I attempt compliance with any number of weekly blog linkups.

But if I gain even a smidgen of girth, then my clothes all fit askew and I feel compelled to go shopping to replace the snug bits but I think I’ll lose the weight eventually so I hang on to my old clothes and…well, you can follow that train of thought.

Realistically, though, I know I have to resign myself to a set size. I can’t keep fluctuating like this; it’s awful for my pocketbook and for my psyche. And the older I get and the slower my metabolism becomes, the more I realize that my lifestyle dictates I am that “average American size 12”.

I simply can’t be bothered with a regular exercise regimen – I like to write and watch anime and surf the interwebs too much – and eating healthier/portion control can only go so far.

Therefore, hello size 12. Pleased to meet you. And thank you, Meg Cabot, for providing me with the perfect beach read to vindicate my decision. Because…

Size 12 is not fat. It’s a documented fact. I read it in People magazine.
Heather in Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

And you, my friend? What’s your beach read-inspired outfit? Do tell…

P.S. In compliance with Create28 Summer Looks, I’m interpreting “sporty” as a hoodie and navy blue, but leave it to me to make it all girly with lace and a skater skirt. And I’m also using this outfit and this post to link up with Anne. I may not have anything “geranium”-like in this ensemble, but my musings sure do count as “Renewal/Regeneration”, right?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Skirt – Boohoo
Shoes– Chucks

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard


9 thoughts on “T3 :: of Size 12 is Not Fat, a sporty look, and regeneration

  1. Carrie says:

    You are having too much fun! Such a great look!

  2. I love how you pulled this all together with the Meg Cabot quote. Size 12 is CERTAINLY not fat! I’m guilty of lots of weight fluctuation as well and it makes getting dressed and buying clothes very confusing.

  3. stinedurfdl says:

    Super duper cuteness going on here my friend! And no, a 12 is not fat. I’m having the same issue…on a tiny girl 5 extra pounds changes the whole game. And I’m currently carrying around an extra 7, therefore the clothes aren’t fitting quite right and I absolutely refuse to go up a size when I have a closet full of perfectly acceptable clothes.

  4. Kezzie says:

    I love that book- Meg Cabot is fabulous!!!!
    Your look is adorable too! Size 12 is great, you are a great size!x

    • mtsedwards says:

      Yes, yes! Meg Cabot is my hero! How she can maintain that amount of sass and still make all her heroines sound so different is just godlike! Have you read Ally Carter and her Spy/schoolgirl series? Very Cabot-esque and a super fun read!

  5. Patti says:

    Hooray for you new motto! And btw, size 12 is so not “fat”. And also (credit Sarah Palin for that bad grammar) you look fabulous and happy. xox

    • mtsedwards says:

      I’m wishing for the day when “fat”, like “time” becomes relative. ;p And thank you for the kind words. I take what I can get these days…

  6. Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

    Converse are sporty too.
    Yes on renewal/regeneration! Thanks for linking.

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