About 6 or 8 months before I decided to get control of my life, I did a clothing purge. I got rid of all the clothes that didn’t fit. Any shirts that were XL, underwear that was XL, and so on. At that time I replaced all my briefs with pairs of 4XL boxer briefs that were extra long. The idea was to prevent the effects of chafing.
As I was doing this, my youngest came to visit. He sat on the bed to talk to me while I was going through the drawers of clothing, and I showed him these giant under pants, and asked him what he thought. His famous response when I asked how they looked was “who are you trying to impress anyway?” Yeah, love you son. 😉
When I had lost about 50 pounds last June, I went on a camping trip. I forgot to pack underwear, so we went to Walmart to get a pack. While there I bought a pair of 3XL boxer briefs that were of a more normal size. Later in the year I bought a pack of 2XL. And then early this year I bought some size L. Yesterday I went to Target and bought two packs of size L boxer briefs, and purged all of the 2XL and 3XL from my drawer. I now only wear size L underwear.
Some might say that this NSV (Non-Scale Victory), is TMI (Too Much Information), if you are among them I sincerely apologize. To me it is significant. My underwear drawer, which also holds my T-Shirts, has more pairs of boxer briefs, and more t-shirts than before this Journey toward better health. But, because they take up less space, the drawer is no longer bursting at the seams and comfortably has extra space.
Here is the progress report through yesterday for this week:
I realized last night that this week is going to be a challenge for me to keep on track. Somehow I forgot that this is the week my son, one of his friends and I go to Eldora race track in Ohio to watch the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. It is a 3 day camping trip with a bunch of NASCAR people. There will be a lot of eating, and a fair amount of imbibing going on. Maintaining or even losing weight this week is going to be a huge challenge.
I look forward to this race all year for the fun and camaraderie of the experience. I plan to enjoy it. If I come back and have gained a bit, then I will own it and move on. I get to plan the menu, so I will have some measure of control. Maybe I will surprise even myself!