I’m currently in that awkward stage where my clothes are just a little too big but the next size down is just a little too tight. I am currently wearing a 38 waist pant. I’m actually closer to a 36 waist now, but it is just a bit too snug for my comfort. I’m pretty confident that by the end of the month I may be fitting to my 36s. I stored them all away knowing that I would get back into them. Um, that was over two years ago! The truth is that my normal waist is a 32. Somewhere in a storage box I have my 32s, 34s and 36s. I shouldn’t have to go buying clothes until some time in the near future. I say I shouldn’t have too, but I will…like I did yesterday. In all fairness to me, I had a 30% off coupon for Kohl’s that expired to today, so I had to go shopping. Hey, 30% off is a big deal. It would almost be a sin not to take advantage of it. Right?
So I went to Khol’s and bought a few things. A few pairs of shorts and a couple of colorful T-shirts. Well, colorful for me that is. I admit, I’m a “black” man. Thin or fat, I have always liked wearing the color black. Black is always in fashion and it always leans towards the air of dressy to matter what the cut. My closet is an ocean of dark colors heavily weighted with black. Anyway, back to shopping…I looked around and I found my eye being drawn to some colors…like a muted salmon color. Okay other guys would say orange, but I’m a graphic designer here folks…correct color identification is my life! So I bought the “orange” T-shirt and another royal blue one. I would have never bought these colors at 250 pounds. I would have definitely felt like a Macy’s day float. I know some of you know what I’m talking about. The last thing an overweight person wants to do is draw attention to themselves. I’m going to try to add more color to my wardrobe. I know I wear too much black when friends comment enthusiastically that I’m wearing anything of a remote color. I saw a very close friend the other day. I was wearing a sky blue shirt. She was in awe and repeatedly told me how good I looked in that color. The underlying message? “Hey Mark, you’re not Johnny Cash nor a 75 year-old grieving widow. Let’s lighten it up at bit shall we?!” Message heard and noted.
In terms of my diet and weight loss, things are still going steady and strong. I’m still eating 100% Paleo and I can’t say that I have had any glitches along the way. I’m averaging 6 days of exercise in a week. Yesterday I did Spin in the morning, went for a walk/sprint in the afternoon and took a walk after dinner. I’m finding it slightly harder to sit still. After a somewhat early dinner last night, I couldn’t resolve the fact that I would be relaxing on the couch until bed. I just didn’t want to sit down after eating so I went for a walk. I felt better after a 30 minute stroll around the neighborhood. It just goes to show you, a little exercise can work wonders.