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Uncharted territory (or as good as)





I did something today which I haven't done in a loooooooong time, and I'm not talking about buying a hairbrush.

Today, I bought myself a new pair of shorts for the summer.

"Really?" I hear you say. "That's your big announcement? Time to refill your 'Things to blog about' folder, Jon."

Not so fast. It isn't the buying of the shorts so much as the size. This is uncharted territory for me (or as good as). I can't remember the last time I squeezed myself into a pair of 34" trousers without the aid of a shoe horn and some serious overlap on the tummy front. Today though, I did just that, with room to spare. Boy was I pleased.

Of course, I probably should have waited till I got home to try them on (I certainly got some funny looks from the folks behind me in the checkout line at Walmart).

Yay me!

I are a slim(mer) writer!


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queenoftheskies
May. 17th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Woo-hoo! Congratulations!
jongibbs
May. 17th, 2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
At this rate, I'll be wearing my thong in the pool, after all ;)
wendigomountain
May. 17th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
It's far better to have your thong in the pool than a pool in your thong.
jongibbs
May. 17th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
Dear oh dear. That was bad :)
wendigomountain
May. 17th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
But it did have a wring of truth to it.
jongibbs
May. 17th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
Oh Lord, that's even worse!
Mieke Zamora-Mackay
May. 17th, 2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations
Congratulations, Jon! You know, as I read this, I could actually hear your voice in my head.
jongibbs
May. 17th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Congratulations
Lol, it's the accent :)
ladysaotome
May. 17th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
Or used a dressing room. ;)

Congratulations, though. That's awesome!
jongibbs
May. 17th, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
I'll know better next time :)
j_cheney
May. 17th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! Good on you, Jon!
jongibbs
May. 17th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
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jongibbs
May. 17th, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
You know me, Irene. I'm one of life's happy people. I always have a thong in my heart ;)
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jongibbs
May. 17th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thorry :)
lindaabdavis
May. 17th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
Yayyy for you, Jon. Losing weight always makes one feel fabulous.
jongibbs
May. 17th, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
It certainly feels good to see the benefit of all those cakes and burgers I haven't eaten this year :)
lavericknine
May. 17th, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
Nice~ Congrats Jon. :D
jongibbs
May. 17th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
xjenavivex
May. 17th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
congratulations
jongibbs
May. 17th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks, MG :)
nineteen68
May. 17th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
Happy New Pants Day!!! (btw it's me, mongrelheart/Kam. I've started a new LJ)
jongibbs
May. 18th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kam :)
rhondaparrish
May. 17th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
Whoot! That's fantastic, congrats :)
jongibbs
May. 18th, 2012 01:50 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
tracy_d74
May. 18th, 2012 12:57 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!! That is always a GREAT feeling.
jongibbs
May. 18th, 2012 01:51 am (UTC)
Thanks, Tracy. I'm surprised how good it made me feel :)
rymrytr
May. 18th, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)

I certainly got some funny looks from the folks behind me in the checkout line at Walmart

Gosh Jon, I can imagine! You are more brave than I am. I could never try on cloths, right there in the checkout line! :)

jongibbs
May. 18th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
:P
raisinbottom
May. 19th, 2012 03:14 am (UTC)
That's a good thing, as long as the shorts leave certain things to the imagination. Shorts can be too small on guys.
jongibbs
May. 20th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. Most men can't carry off that 'painted on' look ;)
angeladegroot
May. 20th, 2012 12:33 pm (UTC)
You are also a funny writer. Well, you certainly make me laugh.
jongibbs
May. 20th, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
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