Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 131 Bizarro Closet!

It finally got here! I am off work and don't have to go to school for 5 days!!! I still have a paper to work on, but no chapters to read, no quizzes to take, no pleadings to type, and no pressure from clients. I hope to finish my paper before Turkey Day, and that will leave me a little less pressured on it. And I am looking forward to a Texas trip this weekend. I do love our Texas folks and visiting them is always a blast! It will also add a dimension to my 5 mile a day challenge. I will have to figure out how I am gonna get them in in a foreign place! I bet I am up to it!

So Sunday evening, I got this burr under my saddle. I had been thinking about how stuffed my side of the closet is right now. I have quite a few clothes over there, so I was thinking I needed to go thru and see what I can and can't wear. I got up, walked in there and just did it. I had the wildest time! I got rid of piles and piles of t shirts, polos, dress shirts, and pants! It was weird to see so many clothes leave for BEING TOO BIG!!!! I tend to be putting away the last size I just outgrew and thinking those were the good ol' days! I know clothes are clothes, but they mean so much more when you are on a lifestyle change plan. They are kind of an outward indication of how successful you have been, they are your reward for being successful, cause let's call a spade a spade, fat clothes are not typically made to be sexy! And who doesn't love the fact that you can go into Wal Mart and look at the sizes that don't cost the extra $2 for extended sizes. Oh another story. I was in Wal Mart the other day. Historically, I would see a shirt I liked, rifle through the rack to see if they had that shirt in 3X, find out they didn't, grumble about prejudice against fat people and move on. So I find this set of shirts I liked, began to rifle through the rack in excitement cause there is always and XL!! I will be damned if there was not one XL, but tons of 2X and 3X!! I had to laugh!

I am sitting around here hyper as hell tongight! I laid off the walking today for two reasons. I wanted to rest up for the challenge of the next 5 days and I had been walking for either 3 weeks or a month straight at least 2 miles everyday but usually closer to 4. My legs needed it. The other reason I chose to hold off was to prove to myself I don't have an addiction to walking. I was seriously starting to wonder. Well I guess not expending the energy has got me totally wound up! I am dreaming of my feet hitting the road tomorrow morning and getting that first 5 miles in! I am borderline obsessed over this thing!

Ok, I am going to try to go to bed folks. I should see you tomorrow for sure but I make no promises about the rest of the weekend. I am sure I will post, but not for sure. If I don't see you guys, have a great Thanksgiving!! Make smart choices and see about getting your exercise in regardless of the circumstances!



4 comments:

  1. Good post, Shane! I love purging the closet too but I am one of those gals who really doesn't care much about fashion. I have no idea what I'll be wearing tomorrow to Dd's house for Thanksgiving but I do have some fancy tops for Christmas (can we say 75-90% clearance)I bought when feeling optimistic about sizes haha.

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  2. I've been purging my closet again the last few days! I have gotten rid of every pair of shorts and capri's that I own(ed) so by spring it's going to be a HUGE shopping spree for me!!

    WAY TO GO!

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  3. I know I need to go through my closet, but I'm having a hard time letting go. It's like a security blanket. And by the way, I can not wait to buy a regular xl shirt at Walmart and not spend the 2 extra dollars. LOL

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  4. Wow, that was a great NSV!! Closet cleaning can be fun. Can't wait to do it. Enjoy some well earned time off! Happy Thanksgiving!

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