I went to Steinmart after work today - they were having a huge clearance, plus I had a coupon for an additional 20% off, so I thought I'd see if I needed anything ::cough, cough:: (of course I didn't *need* anything, but it's fun to look!). Anyway, it occurred to me as I was perusing the racks, that I was shopping in the regular-size section, just like I belonged there! Oh the times, they certainly have changed!
I tried on a cute pair of jeans, which were kind of long (have I mentioned that I'm altitudinally-challenged? Try 5' 1 1/2"), but I put on my black boots with them and bam! I had long legs! OK, long-for-me legs. And I looked good! Now, in the old days, if I tried something on and it actually looked decent on me, I would buy it. Because, sadly, that just didn't happen very often. But actually, everything I tried on today fit. And I didn't buy any of it. Why? Well, I'm hoping that in the next three months, after I've firmed, toned and yes, lost more weight, I'll be a smaller size and will truly need some new clothes. But for today, it was just fun to try stuff on.
All right, I did buy one thing...a huge red ceramic dog bowl for Paco the wonder dog - total cost after coupon: $4.44. Bargain! I've been wanting to get a bigger bowl for him for a long time now, as he self-feeds (meaning he eats when he is hungry and stops when he is full, and maintains a healthy weight - oh, the things I could learn from my dog!), and because we don't feed him every day, I forget to check the bowl and often find it empty and wonder how long he's been without food (bad dog mama!). So now I can rest easy, at least when it comes to my dog.