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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Today is the Honor's programs at my childrens' school. My son's was in the morning, and my daughter's will be this afternoon. My son made A-B Honor Roll for both first and second 9 weeks, and he also had Perfect Attendance for both 9 weeks. Awesome job!

My daughter will be receiving all A Honor Roll for both first and second 9 weeks, and a Positive Behavior award. Awesome job!

So, I went to my son's program this morning, and when I was waiting at the office window to sign in, the school secretary saw me and her eyes got all big, and she said "Wow, you have lost a lot of weight!" I told her I am working on it. It was so great that someone outside of my immediate little circle noticed my weight loss. I have to say that it made my day!

Another great thing is the reaffirmation that yes, I AM down to a size 16. I tried on a second pair of size 16 pants this morning, and hey, I am wearing them right now! They fit great! I swear to you that last week, they were too tight to wear. I am doing something right, for sure!

I plan on going this weekend to the local thrift store, and buying some size 14 pants. I never buy all new things as I drop a size. There is no point in wasting that much money on new clothes when I don't plan on staying that size for more than a few months or so, anyway.

Also, if you buy at the thrift store, you are helping someone else. The money goes to charity, and you feel good about that, plus you don't break the bank while doing it. I donate my larger clothes that no longer fit, so that I can continue the cycle at that store. Win-win situation, right?

I have to say that this has been a really awesome week for me! My kids are healthy and doing well in school, my husband quit smoking almost a year ago, and I am still so proud of him for that, and I have lost pounds and better yet, INCHES, and am down from a size 24 to a size 16 ~ temporarily, of course, because I am on my way to a 14 next!

Life can be so good if you just put forth the effort to look for the blessings you have, rather than always looking at the negatives. I used to be that person. I never believed my husband when he said I was always negative. Looking back, I have to say that he was right. I never seemed to look on the bright side of things; it was always woe is me. Well, that woman is gone for GOOD, and a new and better woman has taken her place - ME!

Love your life, and live your life well. Spark On!
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  • THE_JULES1
    You are AWESOME! Woo Hoo! Don't it feel good!
    3814 days ago
  • AVONELLERED
    Thank you. I love thrift stores! It's fun to go in and see what you can find. Also, the one I use actually sells a lot of clothing that still have the tags on, so I can really buy a lot of new clothing. Brand new jeans for $4.99. Can't beat that!

    Of course, I won't buy undergarments there. Bras and such I buy new.
    3814 days ago
  • no profile photo JUNEJULYAUGUST
    I love your idea of shopping in thrift stores. I also love your positive outlook. Keep it up!!!
    3814 days ago
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