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February 05, 2007

Token Fat Guy goes clothes shopping

I get up and rummage around my dresser drawers for something...anything to wear. I've swore off wearing sweat pants when I'm not working out. But I really only have 2 pairs of pants that I can wear now. All my old size 42s are useless...that is unless I want to add some suspenders and look like a clown.


I have one pair of size 40s and one pair of size 38s. Both a bit on the ragged side. And to be honest, the size 40s are pretty baggy on me.

In a way it's nice to have this as a problem. Historically, I've always hated people that say, "I've lost so much weight that nothing fits." Rotten bags of snot! But now that I'm the snot-bag, I guess I'll need to revise my feelings on that score.

I didn't really want to do this...but I need...to go......shopping.

So I dig a pair of pants out of the hamper (don't tell me YOU never did that). Then Heather and I load up and head to the mall.

I'm tense and a bit snippy. I really don't like shopping for clothes. With my weight being on the heavy side, it is hard to find anything that fits. As I'm driving, my mind wanders back to a day when a store clerk told me that if my neck got any bigger I'd have to get my shirts from a 'big or tall' store. Well...doesn't that just make me feel dandy?! That was probably the most creative way of telling me that I'm a complete fat ass. Snotty clerk...grrr...I should have sat on him...rude...thin...grrrrr

By the time I get to the mall I'm worked up pretty good. I don't know how my wife puts up with me sometimes.

We go into JCPenny's...locate the men's section. Let's see what we can find that fits. Heather helps me pick some things out and soon I have a nice little stack of stuff to try. We find the fitting rooms and I start the exhausting process of undressing, dressing, undressing, dressing, rinse, repeat.

With Heather's help, I find some size 38s that fit me nicely. And we find a few shirts in XXL that look good on the hanger...but they don't quite look right on me. I get a spark of excitement in me and say these words...

"Bring me the same thing...in XL"

That felt pretty good. I'm going to try to put on an XL...

It fit...not only did it fit...it looked good. I looked good. I ask Heather to bring me a few more shirts of the same style to try...and maybe some XL polo shirts and XL t-shirts.

The polos and the t-shirts fit in that I could get them on. But it was obvious that they wouldn't look good for a few more pounds...okay...they wouldn't look good for another 10 pounds...maybe 20 more...stupid love handles. So we decide to hold off on those. But the button-up XLs look good so we keep them.

At this point I'm a bit excited and a little adventurous. I say the following words...

"Let's try the pants again...bring me the size 36"

I was delighted to find that the 36 did in fact fit me. They were a bit snug but that's cool.

So I get the 38's and the 36's. I can wear the 38s at work. The 36s are a bit snug for sitting in all day...so they aren't so good for work. I can wear them when I'm on my weekend. And I should be able to wear them at work in a month or so. I'll put them at the bottom of the drawer so I have something ready for when the 38s become too baggy.

And finally I decided to keep one of the XL t-shirts. It doesn't look good on me yet...but I'll have it try on every now and then when I need to gauge my progress.

So shopping isn't so bad when you are thinner. I'm still fat but they make lots of clothes for my kind of fat. Which is good because I'm going to need to go back soon...

I forgot to buy a belt :)

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news. Soon you will be trying the 32s. I know where I can get some clothes that fit me now!

Dad

February 5, 2007 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

It will probably be awhile before 32s. I've got to ease into 34s first. :)

February 5, 2007 at 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Job Robert.- you are truly an inspiration to your fat older cousin!
Love ya
Barb

February 6, 2007 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Thanks cuz. :)

Hey now...you aren't that much older than me...just a few months as I recall. And don't worry...I'm still pretty fat.

Oh...check it out, I had to go buy some new sweat pants....I was amazed that the LARGE size fit....not XL....just LARGE. I haven't worn a LARGE in....ah....I don't really remember.

February 7, 2007 at 10:14 AM  

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