Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 156 Really? Really? You Have To Be Kidding Me!

Happy Saturday folks! I have had a pretty darn good day all the way around. Good eating, good exercising, good living, and even some good shopping, or as good as shopping can be in my estimation. I got Kathy's gifts finished up, so that was a bonus. Kathy and I got to spend time with the Hunters today. We went to watch the latest Harry Potter movie and it was an excellent movie! I need to get the rest of them and get caught up on watching them.

So, when I was a 3X shirt wearing kind of guy, I had the darndest time finding places that carried them and even more of a hard time finding some that were decent looking. Well I have worked and worked to get smaller and now that I am an XL, I am having a hell of a time finding those! I was at Wal Mart on Friday and was going to treat myself to a new t shirt. Well I found some t shirts printed commemorating that the Razorbacks are going to the Sugar Bowl (neener neener Doc!!) and was going to go ahead and get one. There were several designs, most were too cartoony for me, so I found the design I wanted that was understated but cool looking, and guess what, not one XL in the bunch. Fine. So I moved on to looking at other shirts, and I kid you not, every time I found one I liked, there were no XL's to be found! Really? Really? You have to be kidding me! I gave up and bought me a new belt instead finally. The one I had I was wrapping around to the middle of my back belt loop and it was getting on my nerves.

So I am two people I never thought I would be all of the sudden. First, I decided to go for a shorter walk this morning. I was going to just do 3 miles since I was kinda time crunched. Well I couldn't do it. I got hacked at myself over being a slacker, so I got my 5 miles in and I did the whole thing at a very fast pace. It really does amaze me that 5 months ago, I had a hell of a time finishing one mile or two laps around my block, and the hills killed me! Now I was on my 4th mile before I could ever even tell I was working out. Which brings me to my under 200 present I have decided to get myself. I saw a vest at Wal Mart the other day that you add weights too so it gets heavier. You wear it while you walk or jog to get more of a workout. It is only like 40 buck or maybe a little more, but it is so mine for getting to sub 200 pounds!!

I am debating doing ten miles of walking again tomorrow morning. I am either gonna do that or I may jog a 5k and walk another two miles all in one session just to see if I can. I will figure out which after my Sunday morning coffee. Ya'll have a great night and I will see ya'll tomorrow!



3 comments:

  1. There are probably too many people wearing XL's in America. It's likely the most popular size, thus sold out! So, get down to L, and there'll be plenty left to choose from!

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  2. I had the same experience with shopping. When I was much larger it was hard to find things in my size, let alone things that were nice. Apparently overweight people are supposed to dress like old ladies? Well, maybe not in your case but you catch my drift here... I was not able to shop at some of the specialty plus stores on our budget. Well, now that I am into a size L shirt I can shop just about anywhere(my husband is not quite as thrilled as I am!). Isnt it a great feeling??!?!!!

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  3. You're doing so amazingly well. It's so nice to come here and read about it. Keep up the good work Shane. And seriously, congrats on wearing such a popular size shirt! :)

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