Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. There's going to be a new entry later in the week. I've been doing my water thing for years now so that's nothing new. I have horrible acne as a kid and if I'd known then how important just drinking enough water is for healthier skin, I would have been doing it then. My cuticles aren't as dry anymore, even my oily skin is under far better control. It all matters.
And yes, that budget is no joke. I have a pretty classic look so while it's not old and dowdy, I do LIKE my style and don't feel the need to buy a bunch of new stuff all the time. I'll add a skirt, jeans, dresses and shirts now and again but there's just no way in h*ll that I ever plan to keep purging my wardrobe for every pound.
But also keep in mind that the safety net you talk about, of not wanting to get rid of the old larger clothes for hubby...don't hang on to that too long. Seriously. Doctor Oz talked about that, too, I think. If you're committed, BE committed and let it go. I got rid of some stunning clothes that I had from way back that were size 2 or 4 because I was in my 20s and I don't plan to go back there. However, when I lose 20 pounds, certain clothes that have no stretch and won't fit me well are gonna go bye-bye. I do not want a safety net. I wanna get up on that tightwire and fight to balance!!