All shapes and sizes! 

My new job, although in the same office as my last, seems to have a much smarter dress code than before and I was starting to feel a bit of a scruffy arse. I used to be able to rock in in my ‘skinny’ jeans and a smartish top with flats and no one would bat an eyelid but now I am surrounded by suits, ties, smart dresses, cigarette pants and pencil skirts. So, with my new pay cheque I thought I should upgrade my currently very downgrade work wardrobe, however after a demoralising second weekend spent shopping for suitable work trousers, I have come to the conclusion that my bottom half is (at the moment) a size 15 and my top is a size 13 (despite being an hourglass shape) and that skirts and dresses are the only way forward. 


The one and only day i wore Spanx to work. Never again.
I have now tried all the shops in our local retail park and can no longer blame that one shop that has entirely different sizing to the rest of the word *cough, H&M, cough*. The size 14 trousers will go on and fit perfectly round my bottom (snug yet not showing all crevices, ouch!) but the hook and/or button will just not reach together and if it just does it creates the evil spill over, otherwise known as every mums enemy…The Muffin Top. But the size 16 left me with a saggy arse and lots of material in the thigh/crotch region. This, I have found, is not a good look.  

So the dreaded summer diet is now in effect. It is not, however a diet in the normal terms of the word, as I don’t believe in them. It’s back to the meal plans, fruit and veg lifestyle that I once had sorted. It’s about taking lunches into work rather than eating canteen food which seems to only have a ‘with cheese’ option. It’s about cutting down on the crappy carbs and substituting for ‘slow release’ whole foods. It’s mainly about organising myself so I’m not grabbing the takeaway menu or the frozen pizza out of the freezer.  

Probably shouldnt follow the wise words of my pjs either.
So watch this space…this time last year I was a size 13 bottom though so it would seem I’m never going to win…unless I open an odd sizing shop…maybe call it OddBods or something. Any takers?? 


  1. sherrycook

    01/06/2015 at 8:52 pm

    Good luck with your journey, look forward to seeing how you get on 🙂

    1. theperfectjuggler

      01/06/2015 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks! Nothing like a telling a few people to keep the pressure on! ? x

  2. Bumbles of Rice

    02/06/2015 at 7:29 am

    I need to get in shape too- and I also have those pjs, maybe they’re the problem 😉

    1. theperfectjuggler

      02/06/2015 at 4:11 pm

      Ha ha, great minds and all that!! Yep, slogan tees are the bad influence here obviously! x

  3. lolly33

    02/06/2015 at 7:20 pm

    Haha, this is literally my life. Loving the picture, but Spanx are seriously the devil’s work aren’t they?
    I currently own three pairs of jeans in a size 14 (different brands). One pair is massive, one pair fits and the third pair won’t go up past my thighs! I choose to believe it’s the first pair that are the correct size, but who knows. Having said that, I embarked on a ‘healthy living’ exercise a few weeks ago (I also don’t believe in diets – they don’t last, and don’t even get me started on that Clean 9 shit) where I’ve been making much better food choices such as not stuffing my face with chocolate at every opportunity and actually eating fruit and vegetables, plus I’ve reduced the carbs 3 times a week (somewhat more sustainable I feel) and I’ve seriously noticed the difference already. The next thing I need to do I get my lazy arse if the sofa and do some exercise!!

    1. theperfectjuggler

      02/06/2015 at 7:29 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad I’m not the only person who thinks these things. Real, fresh, tasty food is what I’m aiming for. We shall see how it goes though – I’ve just found some left over Malteasers when tidying up. Everything in moderation though hey? ? xx

      1. lolly33

        03/06/2015 at 6:51 pm

        I had chocolate mousse for lunch yesterday! Baby steps…

  4. beccysheffield

    02/06/2015 at 8:21 pm

    Yes…. I am a size 11 at the moment and cant seem to find any trousers to fit anywhere…wanna go into business together?!!

    1. theperfectjuggler

      02/06/2015 at 8:26 pm

      Sounds like a plan! I’m so glad I’m not the only one!!

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