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Monday, March 18, 2013

Full week in the works! However first things first. I dropped 2 more pounds this week which means I have already met my goal for this month's challenge. 5 lbs! emoticon I have two weeks left for the month and can't wait to see what I can accomplish with those. My motivation is back on and strong. Hoping to keep it that way.

This week will be a busy one as I mentioned above. I have shopping to do for Easter treats that I'm putting together this week for my grandson's class, materials to pick up for some Easter crafts that I am hoping to get started on, a few more goodies to place in the grandson's Easter basket, and some Spring clothes for ME.

YES, I am actually doing some shopping for me for a change. Which is a huge step in itself. Very huge!! I am so tired of wearing the same old, boring things. And when I say old I really mean OLD. I have not been one to do much in the way of shopping for myself, or doing anything for myself for that matter. The whole obese thing along with the increasing low self-esteem that comes with growing ever larger put a stop to that years ago. As fat as I have been and still am, I have hated shopping for clothes so I have gotten by with just the essentials over the years. A couple pairs of black slacks (stretchies) and a few tops (all pull overs), a basic black purse and a few pairs of shoes. Perhaps I purchase a new top or two every other year or so but not beyond that. Instead I buy for everyone else. I must be the only woman on Earth that has only 3 pairs of shoes (a flat, fitness, and flip flop) and a small handful of clothes in her walk in closet. I once on a whim bought a set of 100 Huggable Hangers, and after putting my clothes on them stood there, wondering what was I going to use the other 90 for. emoticon When I hear my sister in law, an executive secretary, who always dresses so nicely, speak of owning 50 or more pairs of shoes, purses and tons of clothing, I can't even imagine. Even after a loss of 100 pounds I still find it difficult to buy clothes that I feel look good on me. I have found the mind is not so easily changed and when I look at myself today, I still see UGLY. Part of the new changes that I am trying to adopt this year is to change my present mindset and begin to break out of the mode I have self imposed on ME. To learn for the very first time to look out for, and take better care of #1, in all things. Shopping for myself is a positive step in the right direction, I think. Although it may take me awhile to truly get the hang of it.

Anyway back to this week's agenda. I also have wrapping to do for the grandson's birthday which is Sunday. Didn't quite get around to this last week. Wednesday afternoon will be spent with the little guy ordering balloons and picking up goodies bags and treats for his party as well as grabbing some dinner with him. At some point I need to fit in some Spring cleaning too. Didn't get to all the closets as planned so need to finish them up before I can move on. And last but certainly not least DH and I are looking forward to the grandson's birthday and party this weekend!! Can't wait to celebrate with him. emoticon
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HEALTHYSLIM2 3/23/2013 5:19PM

    You deserve these new clothes!! YAY for you!!!
I already read your other blog saying you had been succesful finding a few things.
Keep up the good work. You are worth it!
You are beautiful, and don't forget it!!!!
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RURAL3 3/18/2013 3:37PM

    congrats on the weight loss. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 3/18/2013 2:23PM

    Phew! You are a busy bee! Congratulations on the weight loss. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished so far. Exciting to hear about the clothes shopping. I am not much of a shopper. I have one everyday purse and a clutch for dress up. My shoes are mostly fitness/walking related, a couple of pairs of Crocs and two pairs of dress up flats. As a retiree, i just don't need a lot.
My biggest switch was buying things that weren't black when I lost weight. Compliments followed; so I guess people were all silently hoping I'd wear a color from time to time. Enjoy your shopping - you should treat yourself to something you feel great in.

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MUFFINSKI 3/18/2013 2:08PM

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ANNIE924 3/18/2013 12:28PM

    emoticon Indeed. You are doing great.

Sounds like you have a very full week ahead of you. Don't forget your Sallie time. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 3/18/2013 11:13AM

    WTG Sallie!!!! You have done super GREAT!!! Have fun shopping and boy do I know what you mean. I still look at large women sizes first and have problems accepting that I can wear better looking clothes that actually fit and don't just hang. lol Keep it up Sallie. ((HUGS))

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