Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Farewell To Most Of My Closet

Saturday night, Kathy finally pushed me to finish up the cleaning of my closet. I went in and started to cull my clothes out that were just not gonna get used anymore. I was shocked at how many there were to be perfectly honest. And some stuff I did hang on to for sentimental reasons, like my first XL that fit, or a shirt I gave my late friend Gary for Christmas that his widow gave back to me, and a few other dumb things. But for the most part, I went through and chunked clothes left and right. I guess the most eye opening thing I did was to remember oh I remember this shirt was always tight, maybe it will still be ok. Then I would put the shirt on and it would swallow me and Kathy would shake her head no. So, now, I have a pretty bare closet. I have been doing pretty well about picking up a few things here and there as I go and I have the money, but it just hasn't been as much or as often as I would like. The focus has been on trying to keep me in office clothes right now, with a few t-shirts and shorts thrown in here and there. I think that after just a couple of more long sleeve button downs and maybe one more black pair of slacks, I could probably go ahead and begin my new causal wardrobe. We will see.

I guess it should be an joyous occasion to have to clean out your closet of the too big stuff rather than the too little stuff this time, and I am excited and happy to have to have done it. But I also got a little melancholy I guess. I get attached to my stuff. I am the worlds worst about it. As long as it is mine, it is safe usually, cause I am not likely to get rid of it without being pushed or a huge cleaning mode hitting me. I told Kathy we should totally do a yard sale with it, as I know from experience that fat guy clothes are hard to come by in a yard sale!! I would be the talk of the yard sale circuit most likely as I had some pretty nice fat guy clothes I think! so that is over, glad to not have to do it again for awhile.

My jogging is getting back on track. I finished out 2.5 miles yesterday without too much trouble. I kept a much closer eye on my blood sugar when I was done this time though! Saturday scared the crap out of me. My new shoes did exactly what I was hoping for too. No hurting throbbing knees, ankles or hips! I thought that my other shoes may be the root cause and I think I nailed it! I woke up to a storm this morning so looks like a treadmill workout today. I am not dreading it per se, but I have become quite spoiled to the outside work I have been doing and I do enjoy it more. I hate having all the numbers staring back at me on a treadmill now. It was good when I was pushing myself to get in better shape, but now I am more likely to push myself outside even harder, or at least that is what my times say, and it seems like I take it harder when I see the numbers on my treadmill. It is a head game I know. But still.

Well I better stop the yakking and start the jogging. I will catch ya'll later and have a wonderful Monday on me!!



4 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about keeping 'my stuff', but glad your ready to move on to working on that casual wardrobe.

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  2. Isn't that a great feeling?!?!?! I just did the same thing a few weeks ago and over the weekend I went shopping to try to fill in a few gaps!! :)

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  3. I was the same way about cleaning out my closet. My first smaller pair of pants, the blouse that finally fit, but no longer fits. Sentimental yes, but in the end, it's just stuff.

    Glad you're back on the running game.

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  4. How is Kathy doing on her weight loss? I hope she is doing well and keeping at it. It must be hard for her to see you lose the weight so fast. I know she's happy to have a healthier hubby around but I also know from experience watching someone else lose weight fast can be hard on someone who's losing slower. My husband lost his weight very quickly and I'm still struggling at about 25 lbs overweight.

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