I think we all would like perfection in our worlds, where everything is going right for us. While we have glimpses of perfection from time to time, our worlds often fall short. In some cases, it falls very short, causing ripple effects into other areas of one’s life. Such was the case for me recently, ripples and all. What can we learn from these crossdressing ripple effects?
One of My Crossdressing Goals
I can’t speak for others, but I wouldn’t mind if my body looked a little more like an hourglass and less like an apple. Like many men, I have one of those “spare tires” around my midriff. I already know being overweight isn’t healthy. Being overweight also limits what outfits I can buy and wear. So I decided to do something about it. Losing some weight is one of my big crossdressing goals.
My goal is to reach a healthy weight for my 6′ 1″ height. At my highest I was 250 pounds, which is overweight and borderline obese. Based upon my bone structure and my height, I took the middle of what is my healthy range, setting my target at 165 pounds. Over the years I have already lost 50 of those 85 pounds. Being a healthier weight is one of the crossdressing ripple effects of looking better while crossdressed in outfits.
I am a software engineer who works from home, so I can crossdress almost as often as I like. This particular day I had my wig, a nice outfit, and some new shoes. This was a good way to start what I knew would be a challenging workday.
Not wanting to lose my readers by being too technical, I was moving some internet pages from where our development team works to where our test team works. To put it mildly, it didn’t work as planned. In fact, it was a disaster! As I worked to fix the problem, all I did was make matters worse. I had so many other things to do, and I was wasting all of my time trying to undo the mistake I had made.
Frustration Leads To…
Finally I had it! I was too frustrated to continue. When I get very frustrated, I can feel the adrenaline pumping through my body. I knew I had to leave for a while, to get some fresh air.
Adding to the frustration was that I was having trouble getting out of my femme outfit. All I wanted to do was scream and rip it off! Fortunately, I was able to get it off eventually, so I could change into my male attire. Eventually I started on a three-mile walk.
Now, dear reader, we reach the part where the ripple effect occurs. Along my journey I was approaching a convenience store. I was thirsty, and I had no water. When frustrated, however, I don’t care about things such as diets. I wanted to binge, and in a big way!
I decided upon a king-size candy bar, a greasy convenience-store burger, and a water. With the water I was able to have a bit of self-control. I really wanted a sugary soda.
The next day, despite my burst of exercise, I weighed one pound more. This means the frustration in one part of my life spilled over into the other.
Fortunately I was calmer the next day, ate reasonably, and fixed the work-related problem finally. Whew! When I weighed the next day, I lost the pound I had gained the earlier day. I was back on track for losing weight to meet some of my crossdressing appearance goals.
It’s a Hard Path, So Why Make It Harder?
Sometimes things don’t go the way we’d like. On their own, those events are already hard enough. Doesn’t it make sense to try limiting the impact and dealing with it, and not letting it drag you down completely? Why make things harder?
For myself, this event did impact one of my crossdressing goals. It was one of those unfortunate crossdressing ripple effects. Fortunately I was able to recover quickly, and my weight is lower than ever. That’s the hope we have, despite our problems and mistakes. We learn from them and try to bounce back. Don’t you think that’s a good lesson, both for crossdressing and for life in general?
p.s., Here are some of my other popular Sami’s Week posts. Enjoy!
- Limited Crossdressing Opportunities – Sami’s Week
- Crossdresser Shopping Trip with a New Friend – Sami’s Week
- Sami’s Week: Dealing with Fear as a Crossdresser
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