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A Great Ending to the Week

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The other day hubby had off to fix our water problem and I tagged along in the truck. I had him drop me off at Sears while he picked up the things he needed.

I found a beautiful blue sweater that I fell in love with. I'm not much for clothes shopping, but it was marked down and then had another sale price deducted at the register. The problem - there were only 2 left. One an XL and one a medium. Sometime in December I discovered I had lost enough weight and toned up enough to fit into a large.

I opted for the medium thinking it would fit in it in another couple of months. I will still get many wears out of it as the Colorado nights are cool, even in summer sometimes.

Getting the sweater was the beginning. I showed it to hubby telling him my options were to return it for the bigger one, return it for refund, or just keep it and work to fit into it. I told him I wanted to keep it.

Hubby "caught" me exercising the next morning. I hate when anyone sees me. I am not well balanced or coordinated. He made a comment, "I can tell that is harder than it looks." I felt so good that he noticed. He then agreed that I should keep the sweater. That shows he has faith in me.

Later I was counting my (1 quarter per 30 mins) exercise money. I told him I was no longer saving it for shoes in the spring, but for a fitbit. I told him a little about them and went on about my business. He popped into the room I was exercising in a little while later. He had been researching the fitbits. Not only that, he had bid on one for me. One with all the frills.

Later my dd was on the phone with me and I told her about it. She warned me not to be disappointed. Many people have bids and win at the last second. The countdown commenced while we chatted. I glanced down and told her I just might win, though I was trying to stay calm. We counted down the final seconds together. What a shriek I let out when I won! (I did have the sense to move the phone before I attempted to break her eardrum)

I am so excited about this. The earliest it will come is the 25th, the latest, they said, would be the 30th. It is going to be great starting February with it.

Yes, I am going to fit into that gorgeous blue sweater!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
63KEEPONGOING 2/2/2013 8:12PM

  You sure showed a lot of determination in buying a sweater to small. I love that! Way to go! You are so encouraging. emoticon

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KATI5668 1/20/2013 2:08PM

    super!! yes you will do it..the sweater will be just an extra push to reach your goals!

ahh a fitbit....congrats!!!

Have a super sunday!!


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A-NEW-TARA 1/20/2013 2:32AM

    emoticon What a wonderful day and I love how supportive your family is! I hope you'll take pictures of the new sweater once you're in it which I'm sure won't be too long. You'll love your fitbit, I'm so happy you won the bid. So is the exercise money still going for new shoes then?

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CINDYCHARLENE 1/19/2013 9:55PM

    What a wonderful supportive family you have and so glad you won your fitbit. However I have not heard of that before so I will have to look on the internet to see what it is. :) Congratulations on getting the sweater and the fitbit. They're good incentives to work to obtain your goals. I just have a strong feeling you will accomplish all of them.

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CANDY58 1/19/2013 8:28PM

    My daughter just brought me her old one as she has the newer one. I am excited.


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NANFACEMIRE1 1/19/2013 7:01PM

    GOOD for you...... emoticon . that is a wonderful incentive for the sweater to fit.....WOW about the family is really supporting you in this and that is the best part. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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DAISY443 1/19/2013 5:38PM

    Congrats all the way around!

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ASEPHN 1/19/2013 4:42PM

    what is a fitbit and can it be used from a wheelchair?

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LOVETOLAUGH56 1/19/2013 2:59PM

    congratulations! I think you are going to like your fitbit. Mine has proved valuable. I will look at it and I will be inspired to get a little more activity in even if it's only marching or jogging in place for a few minutes

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NEW-CAZ 1/19/2013 2:54PM

    aww that's lovely that you have such a loving and supportive hubby and daughter.
Great that you're getting smaller sizes too-- a NSV to be proud of emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 1/19/2013 2:48PM

  Good for you and hubby as well. It is nice to have support.

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