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My husband gave me some money to do a little shopping. Since I have started to gain weight, my clothes don't fit. In the past eight months, I have went from 75 lbs size 18 in girls to 105 lbs and sizes 2 to 4. It hasn't been easy maintaining the weight, but I keep telling myself it is for the greater good--my health and my son. I have been dreading it because it involves a mirror and trying on clothes. I decided to start simple and go to the Goodwill. A few hours later, I have a pair of jeans, a cute pair of ballet flats, a kick ass jacket, the perfect black sweater, a bag, some books for my son and a cool sweater. All this under $30 with some name brands. Goodwill rocks.

And I looked in the mirror without cringing too much. I have been given the go-ahead to do a little toning up and some moderate exercise. I want to look decent for swim season. My son will be taking swim lessons soon and I might just take some myself. So I want to be somewhat comfortable with my body. All in all, it has been a good day.

I have to do a little grocery shopping. This is a duty normally my husband does. He knows how much grocery stores freak me out. I have a list so I think I will be okay. I have to take life one day at a time and not stress so much.

Also, I had dinner at my in-laws last night. Normally, I avoid situations like this because I am working on my eating around people. My son and I ate fried chicken, mash potatoes and cheesecake while watching Pinocchio. I have never seen the movie. I mean I know what it is about but had never watched it. This is one of my son's favorites so he was happy to share it with me. I ate about 90 percent of my meal.


  1. Goodwill seriously is awesome. Good job challenging yourself and eating with the in-laws. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Love always,

  2. I should really check out Goodwill! I know shopping is hard...gaining weight is hard...filling out clothes is hard. I think it's great that you're doing well though!

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