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Thursday, December 13, 2012

I lost 2 pounds during the past week so I felt I deserved a reward. When I got back from errands in the early afternoon I still had not had my exercise for the day. So I walked to the thrift shop near my house. I gave myself a budget of $10 to spend on anything--clothing, housewares, whatever.

Naturally I started looking at clothes first. I actually enjoy trying on clothes now to discover what size I am. My size 18 skinny jeans are getting loose and will need a belt next time I wear them. So I'm trying to buy clothes that are on the tight side, knowing they will be loose soon.

I found four tops that I liked and had to choose just three of them. I was going to discard the low-cut purple blouse because it seemed too sexy but the clerk talked me into keeping it. "Wear it for you, girl!" was her comment. So I put back the sensible, long sleeved purple top that was a bit loose [it would soon be too large anyway]. I also bought a knit tank top in pink that I can wear under the sexy purple blouse if I want to be modest. A denim vest from LL Bean rounded out my finds.

I walked home with my discoveries for a total of 20 minutes walking. A new neighbor who was putting his trashcan in from the street hesitated in his driveway until I got up to him just so he could speak to me. That felt good!
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CASTIRONLADY 12/13/2012 10:40PM

    That's an idea. I never thought of limiting myself at garage sales or good will but with DH retiring in a couple of months, I'd better try it. Thanks.

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GAYLLYNNE 12/13/2012 7:04PM

    Totally, totally awesome!!! I love watching your progress!!!

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A-NEW-TARA 12/13/2012 6:47PM

    Fantastic! You're rockin' it!! I love purple, I think some new purple tops have to be added to my rewards.
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CATLADY52 12/13/2012 5:01PM

    Congats on being able to fit into smaller sizes than before. It is always nice to be able to do that. emoticon

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PHEBESS 12/13/2012 5:01PM

    YAY for you!!!

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LOOKINGUP2012 12/13/2012 4:22PM

    Big emoticon on loseing the pounds and finding a great reward!

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MILPAM3 12/13/2012 2:47PM

  Thank you for considering modesty. You can be an example to many that way.

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SAINTBERNARD6 12/13/2012 2:29PM

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ADARKARA 12/13/2012 12:46PM

    congrats! new clothes are an awesome reward for success!

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DIET_FRIEND 12/13/2012 12:45PM

    It is so nice to experience non-scale victories like cute clothes!

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EDITOR 12/13/2012 12:42PM

    Congratulations on another two pounds gone! Great reward.

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JACKIE542 12/13/2012 12:35PM

    Glad you had a good day, always nice to reward ourselves. emoticon

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