Short and Sweet...Weekly Weight Update
I'm going to keep this week's blog short and sweet seeing as there isn't terribly much to report. Rizzo and Cece were out of town for most of the week so I spent my time cooking (some blogs to come), exercising (same old routine during busy season), and working (it is busy season so that is where I spend most of my time).
I'm proud to report that I didn't go crazy while the ladies were out of town. I could have easily dined out every night since I was living the bachelor life but instead I made some good meals to have at home. I could have easily cancelled all my exercise since there was no one to report to but I still did my regular workout routines. I was working at a client all week so I had to dine out for lunch but I made smart decisions without starving myself. Long story made bearable, it was a decent week.
Since Weight Watchers is closed on Sunday for Easter I can't report my weight. That makes it two weeks in a row of missing my weigh-in (one by choice and one by holiday). This is a little disconcerting because without that check I'm afraid I'll fall off the rails and go eating and drinking whatever I want resulting in the balloon face of past Wesleys. What kept me in check this week; surprisingly enough considering how much I hate to do it, is shopping.
I had several gift cards available to me to Jos. A. Bank and with my clothes getting a bit loose I figured I'd go cash them in while the ladies were out of town. My goal was a suit and a few new shirts. With that in mind I walked into the store, went to the counter, and told the guy exactly what I wanted. No fuss just get it done. I was in and out in 30 minutes which was glorious.
How does this become a non-scale victory? Well, of course it is because of the sizes I was purchasing. For many years I was wearing a size 50 regular in a suit. Anyone who wears suits will know this is pretty big. The suit I purchased this past week was a 44. That is a massive drop and I felt good about that.
What made me feel even better were the shirts. I dropped my neck size from an 18 to a 17. I'm still rocking some long sleeves but that is because of my slightly longer than normal arms so no amount of weight loss will help with that. The most exciting thing is the cut. I have always purchased the regular cut shirts for my dress shirts. This allows for the most room and can help to cover up that big gut. This time I purchased some tailored fit shirts which is a HUGE change for me. These shirts are actually tapered to cut in more towards the waist. It is a shirt made for narrower people.
I can't really express how much of a change this is for me. I've always been one to wear baggy clothes regardless of my weight. I've worn these shirts and they fit great but they will take some getting used to feeling any sort of fabric against my lower back and sides instead of my usual flowing garments. Once I get the suit in from the tailor (I had to have the tailor hem the pants and fix the sleeves a bit) I'll provide a full on selfie (you know, like a douche would do).
All it takes is for Rizzo to go away on a vacation for me to win a week in the Bring It On! challenge. Of course, this is nowhere nearly enough for me to catch up for the month. There is not a snowballs chance in hell of me catching the running monster that is Rizzo for the month of March. This week my small total of 36.9 was enough to squeak out a weekly victory over Rizzo's 30.0. However, this isn't even close to enough for to catch Rizzo overall, who still leads the contest 151.5 to 135.8. With five days left in the month I think Rizzo can start planning her paint night. Jerk.