A Black Friday Weigh-In

First of all, the results of my post-Thanksgiving weigh-in…

Oh yeah! Down 0.8 from Wednesday! And that was WITH a traditional Thanksgiving meal! It just goes to show (me) that if I eat moderately, enjoy myself, and don’t go overboard, I CAN enjoy the holidays and stay on plan.

November 25, 2011
Weight: 376.2
Change from Last week: -2.6 pounds
Change from highest: -26.6 pounds

I do realize that this may not be typical and I may have to give some back next week. But regardless, I didn’t put on tons of weight. I didn’t gorge myself. And I even had a small slice of pecan pie last night that was every bit as good as the three slices I would have had in years past.

Thanksgiving: 0
Jeremy: 1

And on to the shopping…

I’m truthfully NOT a Black Friday shopper. I go, but I’m not one of those who ever camps out or even waits in line. In fact, when I found out that Target shoppers were going to be lined up past the front door to Lowe’s, I suggested we hit Wal-Mart first.

I go to Black Friday sales for ONE reason.

Cheap DVDs. And I knew Wal-Mart and Target were both going to have some cheap DVDs and Blu-Rays that I wanted to attempt to get my hands on.

The plus side of having such a short shopping list? If I don’t get it, no big deal.

First stop… Wal-Mart

Our first stop was Wal-Mart. Our town has two Wal-Marts, and we always go to the one that is on the other side of town because it tends to be less crowded. Even on Black Friday, it was less crowded. I’ve seen our Wal-Mart with a bigger crowd than this on regular shopping days.

We picked out four Blu-Rays, and although Tina had her heart set on getting a $38 Shark Floor Steam Cleaner, we couldn’t even find the displays.

After getting in line, (thanks to some very nice people who let us cut since we didn’t have a cart and literally had only a few things), Tina saw the Shark sitting, unattended, by the register. After asking everybody around if it was theirs, no one claimed it, so we ended up getting the cleaner, too. Win!

Second stop… Target…

Our town only has one Target. Dear Jesus, this place was packed.

After making our way around the store and asking a few Good Samaritans where the DVDs were, we finally found the movies. I had my heart set on the $7.99 Psych TVonDVD sets. Alas, the first DVD stations we found only had movies. Fortunately, yet another Samaritan pointed us to the back of the store, and we were able to get EVERY DVD box set we had on our wish list, including the entire series of Heroes for only $7.99 per season. Super win!

But then… we had to get in line.

Super suck.

The problem was that four lines were feeding into one mega line. The truth of the matter is, they needed a line referee because people kept cutting. After we had been in line for forty-five minutes, someone ahead of us was complaining because it had already taken them fifteen minutes to make it that far.

However, we reminded ourselves that we had everything we came for, and if we had to wait for a while because some people chose to screw up their karma by cutting line, then we were still going to get everything they needed. And they were going to have slashed tires in the parking lot. Win win.

But yeah, the line sucked. And continued. It took us about an hour to FINALLY check out, and we semi-bonded with the people in front of us, so all in all, a successful trip.

And yes, we got WAY more DVDs than we needed, so we’re counting this the rest of our Christmas shopping for each other, and except for a few relatives, we are now DONE Christmas shopping.

It’s Christmas!

I love Christmas! We’ve had our tree up for a week. I plan a blog post already to detail some of our ornaments, including a few that are fitness and weight loss related.

I’ll be back on Friday with a geeked-out Power Rangers post, because I haven’t done one of those in a long time.

To my American readers, please continue to have a wonderful holiday weekend. And to my non-American readers, please have a wonderful weekend!

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  • http://www.hblewett.com/blog Hanlie

    Well done for keeping it together on Thanksgiving! You enjoyed yourself without inviting the guilt, discomfort and extra weight. That is a success in my books.
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    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      Thanks! I’m pretty excited, and now I’m trying to make healthy meals out of the leftovers. 🙂
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  • Erin

    I am NOT a Black Friday shopper, but MAK is. While I was curled up in bed at home, he was in line at Menards. He got an infrared heater for $60 instead of $135 and some Rubbermaid boxed sets for $6.88/ea, regularly $25 or so. The best part? I didn’t have to get out of bed to reap the benefits. haha

    Congrats on your weigh-in. Slow and steady loss wins the race!
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    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      That sounds like a pretty good win. 🙂 I’ve never been a shopper to wait in line. DVDs are usually the only thing I’m interested in.
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