Monday, December 29, 2008

Xmas wrap-up

So can I quit writing about Christmas please? Last one, promise.

I'd asked my mom to get me some pants and shirts for Christmas this year. Specifically, size 36" jeans and some 2xl shirts. I wanted to shrink into them. Then I went and bought some 36s on my own and kind of blew up the whole deal for myself. Or did I?

When I unwrapped my stuff on Xmas, there were two pair of jeans, and a couple shirts. The jeans were a 36 and a 38 respectively ("so you have one for now and one for later!" she informed me), and the shirts were 2xl. Hmm. So I went into the bedroom and tried on the 36 jeans. I stepped into them and felt the constriction around my thigh. Uh-oh. I got them up over my butt and felt them cup my bum a bit too much. Crap. I grabbed the button and the hole and pulled them together - it buttoned. And then I let out my breath. Crap! Same brand, same size, different cut, bunk results. Looks like I've got me some work to do yet.

I took the pants off and went out into the living room again. "Mom, do you have the receipt?" I asked. "I'd like to return the 38s. Get a second pair of 36s."

Later I then put on one of the shirts, just for shits and giggles. It was a 2xl, a plaid in red, black and khaki. She buttoned up! No kidding. I was beyond thrilled.

The next day we went to the store where she got the jeans and shirt. I exchanged the jeans for a second pair of 36s, then for fun I added another button-down 2x and two 2x t-shirts. This was the first time I'd gone into a clothing store and bought stuff off the rack. Even though I'm still at the far edge of acceptable with my 2xls, I'm finally starting to get some awesome non-scale victories. I don't have to shop at Casual Male XL anymore! And even though I'm so glad that I don't have to, I do just want to say, I was so so so happy that they were there for me when I needed them. It was my one bright spot when I started to get really depressed and began packing on the pounds. Losing the ability to shop in normal stores was really hard, and only contributed to my plight. But that's all over now, and I couldn't be happier!

So, I'm back. I've got the gym early in the morning. It's Back Day, which means deadlifts. Yay! I'm so fired up to get these two pair of jeans fitting me well. I'm so excited for getting out of the 2xls and into the xls! I'm so ready to get back to being me. I think that 2009 will be a very good year for me. I hope you're ready to make it a good year for you too.

12 comments:

Katschi said...

Sorry but "felt them cup my bum a bit too much" just got me to giggling :)

Here's to getting back to being YOU!
Here's to skinnyass jeans! (Is that only for girls?)
Here's to YOUR success & EVERYbody's success in 2009!
I really DO believe you ~~ this will be a VERY GOOD YEAR!!!

Pamela said...

Congratulations on all of the new clothes, Roder! I completely understand where you're coming from about being glad to be shopping in normal stores again, but being thankful that there were stores with larger sizes to shop in when you needed them.

Losing Waist! said...

Whatever. Post about Christmas all you like... I have posted no more than ten times in the last two weeks about snow shoveling (and when I say posting- that includes a term called SNOW BITCHING)...

Anyway. How wonderful to be in NORMAL stores! Such a show of your progress!

Estela said...

You sound pumped about this NSV, and you have good reason to be!

Keep up the wonderful attitude, it's paying off!

Estela in South TX

Ripx180 said...

Nice man!! digging the attitude and fire you got blazing. Sounds like your a man with some serious motivation. What do you want to be wearing next Christmas? make it happen ;)

Linda said...

I love the feeling of fitting into smaller clothing. It's such an emotional high!

Congrats!

Katschi said...

Roder, blogger does NOT make it easy, IMHO, to contact them but here goes...from your blog page at the top click on customize....new page ~~ at the top click on help...
new page ~~ click on Help Center...
new page on far right side click on Send Feedback...new page scroll down abit where it says "Or suggest a new feature" and type in that you'd like the option of displaying more than 18 followers on your sidebar. I chose layouts from the list below & then sent it.
If you're still with me... What a pain in the ass, probably intentional? If there's an easier way, I'd like to hear it LOL!
I just don't get the 18#. Why? I want to see everyone's icon. It keeps everyone on my radar & makes it easier to visit their blogs.

Kimberly said...

I know just how you feel about buying stuff off the rack at a regular store. It happened for me this week too. Buying clothes from a regular store seems like such a mundane thing, but when it hasn't been an option for you for many years (or decades) it is a monumental thing and quite emotional too.

And I am with you. I am SO gonna kick weight loss butt in 2009.

Ron said...

Congrats on the new clothes!!!, sounds like you will fit them comfortably real soon!

LTer4ever said...

Way to go!!! Congrats on the NSVs! I had to agree with Katschi's comments - "cup my bum" was too mcuh! :0)

Becky said...

CONGRATS!!!! Those clothes will be loose on you in no time!

"The Captain" said...

congrats on fitting into the thinner clothing. Happy New Years!!!!!

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