Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ass Bad Jeans.

Many of you ladies out there know how DAMN hard it can be to find good jeans. It's nearly impossible sometimes, particularly if you have a big ass and a smaller waist. I want to share with you my favorite jean brands and also a few progress photos.

My favorite size 16 jeans come from Levi. They're the Curvy Boot Cut 529's, and as soon as I showed the ones I bought to my Mom, she ran out and bought several pairs.

The jeans I'm currently wearing, as of tonight, are a size 14 "Jeanology" from Newport News. Notice the fact that my huge badunkadunk fits into these but these jeans don't assume a big stomach along with the big bootie:



(Only a very slight muffin top effect today, but that'll go away soon.)

My favorite jeans are my "skinny" size 8T Boot Cut, low waist jeans from Old Navy. The ones I can't fit into yet. Before, I could barely get them up over my knees:




Now, I can squeeze them up, but really not all of my thighs fit into the legs, and it does not cover my ass nor can I come anywhere in the neighborhood of close to zip them up and button them:



Once I can fit (truly fit, not pathetically, grossly fit) into these jeans, I'll have considered my goal: reached! It will equate to me looking like this:




I have gotten a few really sweet comments from some folks, saying that I don't need to lose weight, or that they're surprised I want to. That's very kind, but the truth is that I know where I need to be, for me. I'm a size 14 right now, and there's nothing wrong with that if you're happy in a size 14. Me? I'm not. :)

Oh! And some of you wanted to know where I got my cool footie pajamas. Target, dude. Target RULES!

SO! On another note, I did a fun engagement session at the airport today. Click HERE for all the shots I like so far! :)



~Jenn

71 comments:

Lizz said...

I really like the one you have on your blog its awesome!! and soon you will reach your goal.

ByDSea said...

Girl!!! First off, you have a great talent with your photography. I just took a peek at the Airport shoot and loved the B&W on the baggage claim and also the pay phones. Very cool. Secondly, your blog rocks! Kick-Ass job on the weight loss! I added you to my sites I stalk!
Cheers
C

toink girl said...

Have you tried hula-hooping to lose weight? Just recently read an article in yahoo (i think it was--and also saw a video on youtube) that there's a revival of interest on hula-hooping with a video tutorial, if needed, to boot. Burns lots of calories and gives you great healthy exercise, too. But we do have the opposite problems--I'm trying to gain weight (with some amount of success although I still crave to add more) and you're trying to lose it. Can we have a transfusion or something? :)

Jordan E said...

I just started reading your blog and love it. So nice to relate to someone - especially since you are SO right about it being where YOU want to be that is important! You are truly beautiful and I am impressed with your dedication and also impressed with you openness through the blog. Thanks so much for sharing!!

cmoursler said...

I was going to say you look really good..(which you do) but then I saw your size 8 pic and can totally see why you want to be back there...great goal pants btw. Nice pic in the airport. Like your blog.

faintstarlite said...

This post inspired me - I need to go take photos of my attempts to pull up my pants too! Can't wait to meet ya :)

Miss Marilee said...

You, my dear, are adorable. No wait...I take that back. You are HOT! I, of course, love the pictures. You know I'm obsessed with them! I agree with wanting to feel comfortble with what you want. Trust me. I want my skinny jeans to fit as well...I promise we'll get there! =) Unless we have that pudding fight that is.

Michelle said...

Girl, you're looking and doing awesome! I totally agree... it's about getting to YOUR comfort level and becoming the size YOU want to be. :) Also, Target does rule! lol

carrieredhead said...

Haha! AWESOME! I just went into the GAP for the first time in forever today to try on some jeans. When the heck did they change their sizes? Now they read hip size measurement, which although I'm flattered, my size sixteen hips do NOT measure 33inches. They were cute though! I did not buy them though. I am currently buying my jeans at a used clothing store that only buys labels. I can't stand to pay full price when I know I'll be moving out of the 16's in a couple of months. You have a fantastic figure, really I mean that, not just trying to be flattering. I always wished I had a, what's the term--badunkadunk? :o) You are doing a great job!

kanmuri said...

OMG, I know what you mean! Every time I try to buy pants, I end up with a perfect fit for the hips and the butt but I could fit another half of me at the waist. T_T

As for your weight, I think you still look gorgeous the way you are right now but that what is important is the way you feel.

NatureCat said...

Your waist is looking great Jenn! A good pair of jeans is so important; glad you found some that you love. Keep up the good work. You are doing so well!

THE OTHER said...

Trick to getting into those jeans fast!!!

step one - spray the inside of your jeans with scotchguard!

step two - spray yourself with pam.slide self into jeans, the combination of scothguard on jeans and pam on you should make that EASY!

step three - get a small child or large dog to sit on your stomach as you lay down across the bed to zip them up.

step four- relearn how to beathe taking only really tiny shallow little breaths.

step five - remember to pee first.

step six - since I forgot to tell you to pee first, remove jeans and pee, then start with step one again *smile*

HICAT said...

Don't worry! It happens to the best of us.

hellokittylimited.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

Excellent progress! You can do it! Oh, and I LOVE that picture! Like the whole world can go crazy as long as they're together, so sweet : )

3rdStoneFromTheSun said...

awesome pix

and you are a hot girl in all those pix :)

NJ said...

Great article. I too have a problem finding jeans that fit my hips and don't bag at the waste. And although I do like the comfiness of stretch jeans I do find that you wear them for 10 minutes and suddenly they stretch and don't fit anymore.

Quincifer said...

I totally have a pair of jeans that I can't fit into...yet! I bought them a size 14 thinking "when I lose that weight they will fit perfectly" and as yet they have not ventured out of my drawer haha!
P.S. Totally loving the comment above me from 'The Other' about how to fit into jeans, that made me smile!
P.P.S. I forgot to say, I have decided against selling my camera. It would cause me too much pain and it really isn't worth it for the amount of money I would get. Plus, I think my boyfriend MIGHT be buying me a new one for christmas (he doesn't know I know) so i'm going to wait and see if that happens too.

Mommy2Joe said...

So, can I have those awesome size 14s when you're done with them? My 16s are just about ready to be too big.

Oh, and Old Navy curvys are great, too, for the reasons you discuss. I can buy those without having to try them on first.

jellybean said...

Wow, I think you look amazing! I hope I have some of your success :-)

I have the opposite problem, big belly, no ass and ALL my jeans are saggy on the ass despite being stretch!

Good luck with reaching your goal!

GYELPO THUNGSHINGP said...

Hey I am enjoying going through beautiful pics u have taken..keep posting...

Runnergirl said...

I have a pair of size 12 jeans (size 8 US) that I used to get into.. albeit they were a little bit tight. My goal is to get into them with room to spare.

And I couldn't agree more with you on the fit - I have chunky thighs and always find that the waist is too big...

You're looking fab... keep it up, you're nearly there!

Organic Meatbag said...

Don't believe what TV shows you or what Glamor magazine tells you that you should look like...you girls should all realize that you are all beautiful in your own way...just my two cents, worthless as it may be...

Lisa said...

I love my levis---both my size 12s and my size 8 (of which I can't get rid of but keep in a safe place for the one day I can!!)

Glam said...

That engagement pic made me tear up a little. I love it!

Those jeans will be on in no time, I'm sure! Love your attitude about the whole thing. Very chin up & positive. Keep it up!

Laura said...

You have got GUTS!! Keep Doing what you are doing and those Skinny jeans will be rocking your ass in no time!!

I too am not happy being a 14/16 but have yet to find the motivation to change..I yo-yo and it sucks..

Love your photos..very talented!!
Have a great Day!!

Laura
http://mybde.blogspot.com

Jennifer Q said...

After looking at those pictures if you had asked me what size I thought you were, I would have said 10, and I would have been guessing high. If you are a 14, honey you wear it well!

kimert said...

Girl, I have a pair of those Levi Curvy bootcut jeans in my closet from my skinny days. They are my fave and my goal jeans! I hope after my 2nd kid that I will be able to get back in them especially since I got them from the jrs department after I had my first kid. LOL

Keep rocking it girl!! You are gonna be in those goal jeans in no time!!

Antoinette said...

I also have the big booty, little waist issue when it comes to jeans. Finding a pair that do not have a huge gap around the waist is the equivalent of hitting the lottery. When will more designers realize that just cause a girl has some junk in her trunk, doesn't mean she also has a huge gut. Haven't they heard "Baby Got Back"?????

The jeans look awesome! Keep plugging away, you're inspiring. :)

Lindsay said...

First things first, Lookin good!

Second, when I get married, you have to take our photos, you are amazing!!! C'mon, Milwaukee and Minneapolis are only like 6 hours apart. :) You really are an amazing photographer! I love looking at your work, beautiful!

jmiller said...

I also just started reading your blog and love your photography...from a fellow Milwaukean (sp?) to another! Another thing I have recently had problems with is finding jeans. Somehow after they "fit" in the store, I get them home and they really don't. I had about three or four pairs that fit last June and only one pair of Levi's fit...and I don't have the mental energy to spend a day trying on jeans only to be disappointed.

Jamie Nicole said...

Dude, you rule! I've recently started following your page, and holy guacamole you have over 1000 followers! You're like the Madonna of bloggers everyone loves you! I am 17 years old and I recently started up my blog and you're like the first person I started following and you inspire me. Our writing style is a little different but I think your blog is rad and your weight loss goal is awesome, even though you are uber beautiful I know what it's like to want to lose the weight just to feel good. It's more of a personal achievement than anything else. Anyway, you keep doing your thing I can't wait to read/see more! Maybe, if you want to you can checkout my blog?
http://reasons2forget.blogspot.com
It would pretty much make my life! But, yeah... okay bye =]]

Heather said...

LOVE your blog! And your photography! Congrats on the progress you've made with those jeans! My sister gave me a pair of 8 jeans from the GAP and that's my goal to get into them. I want to fit into them correctly and not grossly like you said. Have a good Monday!

Losing it said...

love it you go girl!! Good luck on finding someone to hang with! You can do it. I know what you mean about a work out and people just wanting to get out. If you go at the same time all the time, you will find there are the same people a lot of the time and then you can say hey you are here at the same time most days...and strike up a bit of a conversation, you will know the people that are in and out and the ones that want to chat! Thanks for dropping by my site! Lots of luck!

Losing it said...

love it you go girl!! Good luck on finding someone to hang with! You can do it. I know what you mean about a work out and people just wanting to get out. If you go at the same time all the time, you will find there are the same people a lot of the time and then you can say hey you are here at the same time most days...and strike up a bit of a conversation, you will know the people that are in and out and the ones that want to chat! Thanks for dropping by my site! Lots of luck!

Shelli Ryan said...

Your photography is awesom. I must ask, did you have to get a boarding pass to take pictures in the terminal?? :)
I have a pair of jeans also - in fact I named my blog after them!

Summer said...

Agreed. You're a cutie pie!!!!

I do know what you mean by saying that "you know where you need to be." That's the point I'm at too. I'm sure there are a gazillion people that would be comfortable at my weight, but I know where I'm the most comfortable. Good luck on your journey. I'll follow along for a little inspiration for mine. :)

☥ ѕωαмι ηανєєη said...

favorite jeans not fitting !!

been there done that ... But one believe me one freaking day it will all be worth it :P

willow said...

Hi, just found your blog and I love it. I'm 5'8 and 200 lbs trying to get back to a size 6/8 (between 130 and 140) so our goals are very similiar. A lot of people - especially really skinny women - tell me I don't need to lose any weight, that I'm fine just like I am, and in all honesty I want to bop them one but I don't. I just say "thank you" and change the subject. Just between you and me, I think they just want to make sure I stay the fat friend but I'm not mad at them. :) Right now, I'm in the process of losing 30 lbs in 30 days so I'm following as many motivational sites as I can. Thanks for being one of them.

PS I love your photographs. I wanted to be a photographer but everyone said it was too hard to make a living doing so I changed my major to website design. Luckily, photography is still one of the classes I have to take so who knows.

Blessed be.

Carlos said...

what's the T stand for?

Kate said...

No - I don't think you need to lose weight either but I also know that one needs to do what one needs to do. I don't feel great at the moment - some poundage must go I think!! It'd just make me feel better.

Hey, I'm Meg! said...

Nice, I really enjoyed your comment recognizing the people that said you were beautiful and didn't need to lose weight, and then politely saying you were still going to lose the weight for YOU!
Your goals seem realistic and obtainable. Good luck to you and your weight loss journey!

Goose said...

Just started reading your blog and am really enjoying it. You are my size. I'm a 14 and should really be a size 8 too. Hopefully you can be an inspiration for me to get my butt in gear. I need to read some of your old posts, hopefully you explain how you are accomplishing your goals.

Ashton Dene' said...

You will totally get to those size 8 jeans! And I feel you on the whole you aren't comfortable being a size 14 thing...if someone else is comfy at size, kudos to them, it just isn't for me.

x, ash

readgirl said...

I just got back from shopping for jeans and read your blog. I have been losing weight since February (lost 37 lbs so far). I live in the south and it is too hot to wear jeans through the summer, however, I am travelling next week to the Boston area so it was time to break out the jeans. Before it got too hot I already retired the size 16's and had bought one pair of 14's to tide me over. I am happy to report the 14's are too loose (yay!), so I was in the store trying on smaller sizes. My happy reasults were, I am a very comfortable 12 and I can also fit into 10's. If there are cameras in the dressing room someone will get a laugh from my happy dance when I was able to zip and button those 10's. I am trying to decide whether to suck it up and get the 10's or be safe and get the 12's. Since I still have 15 to 20 lbs to lose I am hoping to go down another size before I'm through. My favorites are also Levi's, I have no butt to speak of (something I only realized with this weight loss venture) so I like the straight leg 505's.

I just found your blog this weekend and I thought it was a good sign that my second day following you wrote about something I was dealing with. I will enjoy catching up on the past posts.

The Karen Chronicles said...

thanks for the recommendation...i'm going to check out the newport news site right now!

Erin said...

You do NOT look like you are anywhere near a size 14. Wow.

My favorite jeans are the Long and Lean ones from the Gap, but they are too expensive for me, so I've switched to the Sweetheart ones from Old Navy. I used to be a size 4-6 there and am now squeezing into a well-worn pair of size 8s. (I bought some new size 8s without trying them on and I cannot get them over my thighs. Grr.)

emotional diva said...

i adore your blog!!!! this is great! and i love that you post pics! i could never do that! LOL! more power too you girl! i added your page to my side list so i can come back often! keep it up!!!

meghansdiscontent said...

I'm sooooo jealous of your photog skills AND of how great those jeans look on you! I have found it impossible to find a "favorite" pair. If they fit here then they're four sizes too large there or they fit everywhere but are three inches too short in the legs. Blah! You're turning me green over here!

Also, I just found your blog and LOVE it. I can't wait to read more!

Keira said...

i, personally, think being aesthetically overweight is ten billion times better than being waaay too short! at least you can lose weight eventually. how could anyone become taller? you can't even have surgery :(

The Insatiable Host said...

ALL HAIL ASS BAD JEANS...and let's design some "Sweet Ass" jeans for normal gals. How do you like the fact that every time i put jeans on, my kids start singing Apple bottom jeas (but rather than saying apple bottom they sing "Big Bootie Jeans"!) ...this is the life that we live and for 14+ or 33's whatever way you look at it; there is really no perfect pair! I will say that I just bought my first ever name brand pair of jeans...Soukie (parasuco) size 33 wide legs and they are a dream not only for my ass but also for my thighs as they dont touch eachother in them!!! Can't wait to hear how the 100 day challange is going for you, so far I have lost 1.5 lbs...GO WATER GO! I will not lie..I am not giving up Sunday dinner - but I have cut down on the wine and aside from Saturday, beer is totally gone from the diet!!! Holla back girl and fyi your first pics are great...in all honesty, I wouldn't peg you for 14 - to your point just because we have 2 asses doesn't mean we have 2 waists!!

insatiable host

Elizabeth said...

dude, I would kill to have your body. you look good! but like you said, everyone is comfortable in their own skin.

good luck*

Nia said...

Hey, the two models of your current weight and future weight is cool! Where'd you get it done?

simple pleasures said...

I freaking love this.. I liked your comment on where we want to be happy... mine is my size 6 7 jeans sitting there.... waiting... ahhh the express size 10s are alright right now. You give me ambition to be healthy.

You go girl!!

Susan K. said...

Ha, I love your pictures. Thats what I feel like most days. I have given up on weight loss... I don't gain, I don't lose, but... damn.
You inspire me almost into trying.
haha.

----
susan
http://makeshiftbike.blogspot.com/

D. said...

I know how you feel and only you know what size you are most comfortable in. I know when I met my 40lb weightloss goal I told myself I would go buy me some expensive jeans. And I did! I felt great and actually went a kick for a while jeans shopping. I found Silvers to be great for my smaller waist and bubble butt! Plus JoJeans are meant for ladies with some junk in the drunk too :) Keep up the good work and then treat yourself to a nice pair of jeans - how you feel is what matters more than price of course but it was fun to do.

Reality Asylum said...

LOL @ your facial expressions putting on jeans.

Boy, can I relate.

Beautiful airport engagement photo. so emotional- i'm very impressed!

I have a huge photostory due on wednesday where I have to follow an interesting subject around and shoot their life story. But im having a hard time finding subjects that arent lying about what they do, don't have a stalker, or can get permission from their boss to let me take their picture at work.
Any advice?

Raghav said...

The Expressions LOL!

*Laughs like Asterix, rolling on floor*

Awesome blog, contrary to what I thought after I read the Header(It's good too).

frida said...

i like your pics :D littlebit funny :D haha.

and right, you dont have to lose weight:)


/frida
http://fridaosv.blogg.se

Emily said...

I feel your pain! although my problem with jeans is no butt and giant stomach...I want to know where my j-lo equivalent is!!

I know how crap feels to one day realise your fat jeans don't even fit anymore, but also the sense of acheivement when your skinny jeans are a bit baggy. Keep up the good work :)

Lisa said...

I feel you on your jeans saga ... I just finished spending one full week trying ALL kinds on! I finally settled on Liz and Co from JC Penney!!!!! I still have my Size 8's tucked away in a drawer:( Keep it up!!!!

LiLu said...

I heart the picture of you SQUINCHING into said skinny jeans.

We've all been there...

So say we all.

Hello said...

Hello,
I am currently new to Blogger and I have to say..I love your blog! It's down to earth and exciting. Hope that my randomness, if you come over and check my blog out, doesn't bore you.

Angela said...

You are doing awesome and it seems like we both have very similar goals in our quest for weight loss! Best of luck to you!

And P.S. - I LOVE your photography!

Angela

Nethra A said...

I too don't fit-in in my favorite jeans :(
By the way, you write well :)

Entrepreneur Chick said...

Even though I'm a junior size 7- I've got a little junk in mah trunk. Great post!

> I have a pair of 'test jeans' that I put on each Monday and have done so for 10 years. If I can't get 'em zipped? Houston? We have a problem. I fix it right away. Works for me.

Ashleigh said...

Love it, Jenn. I hope to fit into my skinny jeans with my new diet approach. Got a kick of your Diet Coke and Saltines post and thought I'd share with you that I posted about my new approach to wight loss with "Gazpacho Mondays" over on my blog! Keep it up! You just keep getting better and better, peeling back the layers to reveal the real you!

rachel! said...

I love your blog! Im really new at blogging and am struggling with my weight as well! I think your blog is a cool motivational tool and your writing is great! Love seeing your progress with the jeans! Awesome work!

NYC Girl said...

Very proud of you! You'll be wearing those jeans in no time!

joeygirl said...

this picture fucking rocks!
i love airports.

Savvy said...

Good luck on reaching your goal! Wanting to fit into cute skinny jeans is an awesome goal coz it's pretty visual.
And it's what I'm aiming for as well. I love your blog, and I am so gonna follow along. Hope you can visit mine too.

http://skinnyjeansmama.blogspot.com/

Lee said...

so glad i cam across your blog! i've been trying to lose weight (but with no avail because i think i lack self-discipline) but knowing that someone out there has the same goal as me will help me to be more disciplined! i'm new on your blog and i don't know if you've already talked about it but what do you do to lose weight? i applaud you for going down a size!

oh and i LOOOOOVE that airport picture. photography is something i've been really interested and want to get in to. saw your other blog and its awesome :)

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