Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

The Incredible Shrinking Kevin

One of the things about having lost so much weight is that my clothing doesn't fit so well anymore -- and in the sense of being baggy instead of too tight, which is a new experience. I'm at about 265 pounds now (the pace of weight loss dropped substantially after the first sixty pounds or so, and I've stopped starving myself after the initial panic period), but I've been falling out of the size 44 slacks, and my size 18 1/2 shirts have been hanging pretty loosely. So as an experiment, I ordered two pair of size 42 slacks and two size 18 shirts, which arrived yesterday. The 42s are just slightly tight, but they do fit, and the 18 shirts are much better fits. I also need to drill a couple more holes in my belt -- I've run out of space on it. All of these things are good signs.

Alas, we are entering the holiday season, with so many opportunities to over-indulge. Wednesday, we had our company Thanksgiving potluck lunch. The company provided ham, turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and gravy, and the employees brought side dishes and deserts. I made my usual contribution to these things: penne pasta in a cream of chicken and white cheddar sauce with mustard, topped with paprika. Easy to make, and I like it. I didn't know whether to be disappointed that half of it was left over or pleased because I could make a couple of lunches from the leftovers.

I tried to restrain myself from over-eating, but I did have a couple of bites of a pumpkin cheesecake, and of course my own pasta dish is carb-heavy. I definitely needed my afternoon walk yesterday, but still had a 145 blood sugar an hour later. Ghod only knows what it would have been had I not hot-footed it up the hill.

When I get a chance -- which won't be for several weeks -- I need to take the box of size 46, 48, 50, and 52 slacks (yes, I've gone down that far) and take them to the nearby thrift store. Pity I can't use the tax write-off (because I don't have enough to justify itemizing deductions).

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