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Big, audacious, amazing goals!

Saturday, October 05, 2013

I've hit my one big goal: to get past thirty days without giving up. That's the goal that I needed to achieve to even think about other goals. And now it's done. 31.

So without further ado, a few audacious (but SMART) goals:

*Walk 10 miles. (Did 6.25 miles on some trails this morning, so that's not unreasonable.)
*Do an overnight hiking trip.
*Lose 10 pounds per month for the next six months.
*Run a 5k distance. (Again. This is not my first go-round.)

And starting my rewards:

*230 lbs (50 lost): Mountain biking gear.

PS: Any suggestions for cheap ways to get new clothes? If the next thirty days are like the thirty that just passed, I'm going to need a new wardrobe by Christmas.

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WHYNOTJ1 10/7/2013 9:35AM

    One of my friends hosts an annual clothing exchange. We haul our unwanted clothes to her place, have a nice brunch, then go through each other's piles. Any unclaimed clothing gets dropped off in a charity box afterwards.

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GYPSYGOTH 10/6/2013 2:59PM

    aha, so that's what the count was about :) good for you!
great goals. i hope you have a blast.

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ESCHLETZ 10/6/2013 10:43AM

    you could check out churches in your area. I know my church has a program called The Clothing Closet. People bring in things they no longer want or need and anyone that comes is welcome to take what they would like at no cost.

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IMLOCOLINDA 10/6/2013 3:39AM

    I love the thrift stores and also consignment stores. I like the idea of selling your larger sizes and getting smaller ones. Great goals!
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IMREITE 10/6/2013 2:46AM

    Amazing goals!

cheap clothes -discount racks are great sometimes less choice but still some options.Today i bought 5 tshirts for $20
I have luck at Goodwill, St Vincent de Paul type of stores. you may even find other inexpensive things to treat your self with.

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.DUSTY. 10/5/2013 11:28PM

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FITFRIT 10/5/2013 9:09PM

    Good for you! As for clothing a previous poster suggested finding fb groups who buy sell and trade items and they are a great suggestion I get my children TONS of clothes that way super cheap. I would also suggest resale, thrift, and good will stores. I shop really cheap right now at dollar (Family Dollar, Dollar General) stores for clothes, I never buy more than 2 of an item in one size. I made that mistake and bought myself a bunch of x-large capris for summer and I could put them on but they fell right off midway through summer. Buy an item or two here or there, nothing all at once.

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BARCLE 10/5/2013 6:08PM

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GODZY_ 10/5/2013 5:45PM

    emoticon on your 31 days. You did amazing.
I really like your goals.
For the clothes I know that in my area there are several groups on Facebook for exchange and selling clothing for cheap. You could maybe do a research in your area.
If not I would try a used clothing shop if you're comfortable with that. They sometimes have amazing things for a ridiculous price. I know I donated a lot of new clothing to the ones where I lived when they didn't fit.
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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 10/5/2013 4:48PM

    Great goals!
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You can try consignment shops for some new clothes, sell your older ones that don't fit anymore while you are at it.

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