Among the Lilliputians

How is it that:

  • I’ve lost 55 pounds
  • I’ve gone down 6″ in bra band size
  • I’ve gone down 3 dress sizes
  • I’m smack dab in the middle of the “normal” BMI range

and my size in a cycling jersey is XL?



  1. Elpgal

    I feel like a giant when I try to shop at REI. It’s not just the size though. Most sporting apparel seems to be designed for slim rectangular frames with long rises. I wonder if it is truly reflective of the market demand.

  2. Elpgal

    Forgot to say congratulations on your fitness milestones!

  3. Jennifer Fitz

    Because you have to be a very young, small-framed person to fit into a “small” or more likely a “medium”? Because athletic women come in more than 4 sizes, so wherever they bracket the sizes, many very healthy normal people are either going to be too big or too small for the size-ranged? Because hand cycling and your other favorite sports all make for very muscular shoulders, and not too many bicyclists are built that way? And possibly because you don’t like skin-tight clothing. Or because elite bicyclists buy the most jerseys (or their sponsors do), and they tend to be relatively slender-on-top people, compared to the general population?

    (And why is it you & I even care about this?? We have been warped.)

  4. debe

    And I have NO idea about jersey sizes, but woman


    I have been following your adventures

    Your progress is so exciting to witness

    Love and hugs and mush


  5. Katja (Post author)

    We have been warped.

  6. Donna

    Congratulations! I’m a 6/8 in real clothes and an extra large in everything fitness related. It’s a cruel hoax.


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