Saturday, January 17, 2009

Having Fun With My New Body...

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.


  1. Yay, for you for waiting 'til you're smaller to buy more clothes. I've been doing that for a while now. I have had to buy a few things to tie me over but always on the clearance rack or goodwill.

    I think it's so wonderful when I go into a store and don't have to head for the plus size department anymore. Yippppeeeee!

    My dogs are self feeders too and not overweight. Wonder how we could get some of their knowledge to stop when we're full and not gorge ourselves? At least you didn't let the coupon go to waste.

  2. I can't wait to get out of plus-sized clothing, but I guess I'll have to since I'm so far from it, but still....Good for you on waiting to buy - excellent restraint.

    My dogs also self-feed...curious that they, too, are normal weight.

  3. Hmmm, maybe dogs hold the "secret" to weight loss...I should market this!

  4. I don't think I would have had as much restraint as you. I guess that just gives you even more motivation to work hard.

  5. What an exciting "shopping" trip! Congratulations on your restraint and you're weight loss! I'm looking forward to the day. :-D

    You told me you have two sons at UNT, what are they majoring in? My son is majoring in music education. It would be funny if they knew each other. :-D


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