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Just Call Me Second Hand Rose!!!

Monday, October 04, 2010

I have had a wonderful day.
I got up very rested this morning. walked the dog, it was cool out side.
Ate a good fiber filled breakfast. Read the Spark article about how important it is to eat breakfast.
Got all my office work caught up in no time. I was a speed demon.
Logged on to Spark, tracked and huddled with some teams.
I was anxious to get to the gym and work out.
Last night I sat in bed and used my stretch bands for about 15 minutes in a rowing workout.
I am getting addicted to workouts. Surprise , Surprise!!!
I planned to go grocery shopping after the gym. And if time permitted I would stop at Goodwill to see if I can find some pants that fit me.
Last time I was at Goodwill I could find nothing. But I was tired and didn't have the patience to look at every piece of clothing.
This time I would take my walker with the seat, and just sit and look at every pair on the rack in my size.
So the gym was great, I felt pumped up after I was finished. It was nice to get back in the water. My laps are getting better each week.
I went to the grocery store. Limited my buying, so as not to have spoilage if I can't eat everything in a week. The store is not so far away that I can't go back when I need something.
Then I went to the Goodwill. Oh did I find some good buys. I bought six pair of pants, some
from Talbot's, a pair of Liz Clairborne , Amanda Smith, really nice clothes, all for the price of $33.94. Can you believe it?? I got a pair of velvet pants for the holidays. I have a velvet top that is going to be just perfect. I am so happy. Beautiful material and cut so well.
The clerk told me for if I was over 65, Wednesday is seniors 10% off day. I told her I could qualify for that since I was 68. She said she could hold everything till Wednesday and then I could come in and get my savings. But I told her no, not this time, but next time I will.
Believe me there will be a next time too.
I bought 16 and 18 regular ladies. The 16 that zip and have regular waist bands are still too tight. Probably another 20 lbs. They were just too good to past up. One pair of 16 has a stretch waist band it's knit it works now. The two 18's fit just fine. I figure I have pants now for the next 3 or 4 months.
I did see some nice 12 and 14, so I know where I will be shopping after the new year..
Some of the clothes I saw still had store price tags on them. Just some great items.
So if in doubt about where to shop for transition clothes, you can't go wrong with the Goodwill. Take it from this clothes horse who has always been a fashionista.
Now with the money I saved I buy the bras and items that one can't get at Goodwill. Smile!!
Well my day ended on a happy note. I hope everyone had as nice a day as I had.
What do you think of this quote? "Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness,heart,talent,guts,..
That's what girls are made of, the heck with sugar and spice, and everything nice." Bethany Hamilton.
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  • no profile photo CD7547131
    I looooove shopping at goodwill!! I love hearing people's "victory stories" of getting awesome deals at goodwill. :) Good for you!!
    3762 days ago
    I am a huge fan of thrift stores for "transitionals" and for "maintainers" too: and hand-me-downs from girlfriends also. My favourite price point is actually free!!
    3766 days ago
  • KWHITE1022
    It took me a couple expensive shopping trips to figure out that Good will was a much smarter idea!! I do think a part of me needed the experience of going into a store and trying on a pair of jeans, and having them fit, something mentally to be said for that! I have a trip to my Good will planned for next week, hoping to find winter clothes, none of mine will work from last year! Then again I never wore sweaters, I was always too hot, this year Im already freezing and the snow hasnt fell yet!!
    3766 days ago
    It was a pleasure to read this blog. When you're happy you make everyone happy. Thanks.

    3767 days ago
    What a great shopping trip, and you have had great successes! Congratulations!
    3767 days ago
    That is awesome!! *grin* some great finds and yeah, I would definitely be going back for more. :) the thrift store is an excellent place to find some really good buys....very cheap. Last year when I was at my sister's on vacation, we stopped at a thrift store and picked quite a few outfits for her and her husband as well as quite a few for me, so that I wouldn't have to bring so much each time, since the airlines started charging for just about everything. It also would make it easier on me. Welllll, now, with this weight loss, I am sure they won't fit now, but that is all right. They can give them to the church for a rummage sale or donate them to Good Will.

    Glad that you had such a wonderful positive day......:) Don't those kind of days just make you feel so much better and help keep you on track?
    3767 days ago
    Great quote, great blog.
    Yah, the more weight we lose, the better the bargains.
    GREAT incentive!
    3767 days ago
    Thanks for the idea. I'll stop by my thrift store today.
    3767 days ago
    Love the quote! During the summer my daughter and I went to garage sales. I usually do not find a thing but the last couple I found a bunch of tops. Nothing like the great purchases you found but I know how you feel when you find a good bargain. Glad your day was so much fun! emoticon
    3767 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
    What a day? Sounds like fun.
    3767 days ago
    I'm planning on checking out Goodwill one of these days.
    3767 days ago
    Great Quote!
    Sound's like you had a wonderfully positive and successful day! Good for you!
    Good luck with your Journey and may you have many more positive days!
    3767 days ago
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