Wednesday, April 21, 2010
In The Middle
Another Wednesday. And this week another milestone. As of this morning I was down exactly 60 pounds. My 65 pound goal for the 30th is well in sight and I would love to be past that. I talked a while back about how my clothes are starting to fit a bit loosely, and today I did something about it. I went to the big and tall store today and got a couple of items to tide me over, including a new belt that I desperately needed as I am on the last hole on my current one and it is the only thing keeping some of my pairs of pants up. You may be interested to know that I am down a full shirt size and between 4-6 inches in the waist. I bought everything just a bit snug, and some with a bit of stretch so that I could get a bit more usage out of them. I also got a new pair of workout shorts. I had been working out in sweatpants, which is okay while there is still a spring chill in the air, but soon it will just be too uncomfortable. Hopefully by the next time I absolutely have to get some new clothes I will be able to get some items at a standard department/retail store and have a lot more choice (and a lot less price. The lowest priced collared pullover tee shirt at the big and tall store is over $20). I know I will have to do a few more interim buys before I get to my goal, and by the time this whole thing is done I should be down almost 20 inches in the waist. I am still looking for a place to get some inexpensive alterations done. The dry cleaners across the street probably could get the job done, but I don't know that the proprietor knows enough English to follow my directions. I went by the other day to ask a question about a stain and got blank stares. I am going to do what I can for the time being, but if you see me in the next couple of months don't be surprised if I look like a hobo. If the alternative is having clothes that fit at my old weight that is a trade I will gladly accept.