Dang this is getting out of hand folks! My daily blogging has slipped and I have to admit, it is not something I like. I love to blog. Just seems like life keeps getting in the way lately. But to be honest, I am not putting a high enough priority on it either. I could have blogged yesterday but I didn't because I have become kinda complacent. Not in the exercise or eating phases of my journey, but just on the blogging aspect. I have been busier in general in my life, I don't deny that, but still, it takes 15 minutes of my day and I enjoy it, so I need to focus.
So one thing I have not mentioned in my last few blogs, and I have no idea why, is the fact that there is a a growing population of size large shirts and size 34 pants in this household! I have been picking up some tshirts and what not that are reasonably priced here lately. I am falling in love with Old Navy clothes now that i can wear them! It is such a rush to go into a store like that and know I can find something.....wait.... let me rephrase that. I should be able to find something. I have experienced a weird phenomena lately while clothes shopping. I used to be so hopeful that I would be able to find 3X shirts in places like Old Navy, and before this grand and wonderful journey began, I was accusing Wal Mart of being prejudiced against fat people all the sudden because their 3X clothes were becoming harder and harder to find. Now, I have to admit, it is hard to find the large clothes at Wal Mart! I saw a shirt I loved yesterday, thought it was pretty hot looking. it was 8 bucks so I was going to get it! Seriously, two mediums, 4 XL's and even 2 3X's!!! but no larges! dammit Jim! so no new shirt for Shane. But I do have some of those new breathable tshirts from Old Navy that I picked up last week! again, love those things!
I have a mission as the title says. I am, at last weigh in, at 205 pounds. In the past, it has been possible for me to lose as much as 8 pounds, with some good effort on my part, in two weeks. I have committed myself to making real efforts to try to get 6 pounds off before my next weigh in on February 11th. Now, I am realistic that my weight loss has slowed lately as I am in better shape and closer to a normal weight ( not close, just closer!) One thing I have changed up is that I started jogging first thing in the morning at home, rather than walking at Wal Mart before work. Somehow, that translated into me not walking at lunch like i used to, mostly due to sore muscles and partly due to laziness on my part. So I am committed to returning to my lunchtime workouts too. I also have abandoned my initiative to up my calories to 1800 calories a day. For some reason, 1500 calories a day has become my comfort zone. I know it is three hundred more calories, but it seemed I was having to FIND WAYS to get there, and it was not comfortable for me. I have began to be a bit more flexible in terms of if I get to 1600 for the day, I am ok with it, but I refuse to shoot for getting to 1800 if I am not close for the day. I am however a little concerned with a new habit I have formed. I am letting myself get a small snack right before I go to bed, like an 80 calorie cheese stick or maybe a banana or something like that. I would rather not do that. It is too permissive for my comfort. There I talked about it, that should make it a lot easier for me to deal with now! Wait, I got off my train of thought there.... haha. So anyway, I hope to get below 200 pounds on February 11th, but I also realize that it may not happen, so the Plan B in all this is that if I do not get there on the 11th, then I want to be close enough to it that the February 25th weigh in will see Shane in One-derland!!! Now I didn't ever talk about this, but back during my walks in Wal Mart during the mornings, I would often get this premonition that February had a special surprise for me in this journey. Now that the numbers are more clear, I believe that One-derland was what I was channeling! Is that weird sounding?