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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Clothes Don't Lie

The weather here has been wonderful- Spring is here for sure! In fact, our temps have been in the middle to upper 80's for the last week. We have enjoyed the weather. Except there have been times we have had to close up our house and turn the AC on. I sure enjoy the time of the year that we are able to keep the windows open and enjoy the cool breeze.
We have even had to mow a couple of times.  Last year we were mowing into November. So there is a chance that we will be mowing for the next 9 months.
We have been working at getting our garden planted. We have most of it planted. I will try to do a post soon to show photos of what all we have planted this year. We are so hoping to have a better year with our garden than last year.
And the photo below is a bit of the beauty that we are bring to our yard. Its a tiny piece of the oasis I am creating. I want to create place here that we don't have to take a vacation from - but can vacation here. I still have quite a list of things I want to do - slowly I am marking things off of the list. I am not back to 100% yet. Still feeling a little under the weather. Hoping to be better soon.
So I wanted to check in and let you all know what we have been up to - planting our garden, cleaning up our yard, making bread, mowing, finally getting energy and getting back to walking. And by next week I am hoping to be back to my workouts with weights.

I have lost a total of 31 pounds! Yay! It's slow but at least it is progress!! And I am thrilled to report - for the first time in a very LONG time I was able to shop from another section at the store than the plus size section! I bought a beautiful summer top!

I can't even remember the time I could shop in any area other than plus sized area.
It is such an amazing encouragement to me that I am making progress!
Sometimes I wonder if my lose is even showing up.
A friend posted on Facebook a status that said something about the first 48 pounds -that it seems that people don't seem to notice that you have lost weight until you have lost at least 48 pounds- which sometimes I feel like maybe she is right. It's like I have clothes that I am fitting into that I have not worn in 5 years - and I am able to wear them. That tells me that I am making progress. That the 31 pounds are showing up. The clothes don't lie.

So I am going to continue on - making the good choices to take care of me. Enjoy each step in the right direction that I go. And enjoy the progress that I can see- whether it is buying smaller sized or wearing clothes that I have not worn in a really long time. And continue to look for the next eye opening thing that reminds me that I am losing weight and I am making a difference in me. I am changing - it might be slow but it is intentional and I am happy with the direction I am going.
Hoping to be back on soon to tell you about our garden!


  1. That is such exciting news! I bet you really enjoyed your shopping trip in the new section. Congratulations! Your faithfulness is paying off--and inspiring the rest of us!

  2. I am so very proud of you and all your hard work! You are correct--the clothes do not lie! And even if we are staying in the same size, even having our clothes fit better than before is wonderful!


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