In the last two weeks I've started making & keeping plans with friends and relatives to do fun things. Yesterday I bought a smaller walker with a small seat so I can do all day events like next weekends Celtic festival at my favorite Kiroli Park. The last one I went to was 9 years ago and my poor new SIL had to push me all over the zoo where it was in a wheel chair. With my new little, simple to use, light weight to lift walker I tossed my wheelchair in the storeroom! YAY!!!!
I had literally run out of clothes to wear. I had a problem I dreamed of for years. I needed to go clothes shopping, Last summer, before I even thought of trying to diet, AGAIN!, I asked my daughter to come over and help me clean out my walk in closet full of 45 years of clothes I kept hoping I'd some day fit (new-with tags still on) or fit again. I had given up and wanted my closet back for what I did fit and as storage. So I bit the bullet and let it ALL go. ( though I recently found one box of "memory" clothes in another closet.) My daughter either took it for her skinny self (all my belts, and size small-1970's size 7petites shirts, dresses and great leather coats ) (It seems fringe, peasant blouses, short sundresses, lets admit it-hippie clothes are back in style and Laura hit the mother load) or took them to goodwill. I had totally given up thinking I'd ever be that size again. So unreal that 25 more pounds and I'll be that wedding size again.
Within 3 weeks I was dropping pounds like crazy. So yes there is something to the rumor that clearing out old clothes will lead to weight loss. So here I am, my pants falling off me, loosey goosey and billowing shirts, even my shoes were too big. With all these going out plans I needed new clothes. I'd been a little scared to try a "regular" clothing store. I started with Victoria secret and got fitted for my first bra in over a decade. So cool shopping in a store I'd dreamed of-a bit intimidating but I went home happy with a pink bra and a black lacy one that made me feel sexy. My "secret" bra.
Then came a need for pants-I'd already found out that I'm now too small for the plus size stores I usually go to. So I called my SIL and asked her where to shop. She sent me to Chico and I loved it! But only this time-way out of my range. The sales lady was wonderful and talked me down 2 sizes in both my pants and shirts. I'm still reeling from that-I was convinced I'd wear the largest size. Then yesterday I bought 3 more lovely blouses. 2"peasant" ones and one that is stripes; but the cut and the way the stripes are arranged is just too hard to explain, yet it is so flattering and stylish. I'm in love with MOJOs. It's worldwide now, but started right here in my hometown. Anther shopping dream come true. I had so much fun getting dressed up head to toe (yep-I hit Payless shoes) to go out and about. Even today I was showing my hubby the new outfit I was going out with my friend in and when he liked everything but my "big" ( not really-he just likes small tiny drop necklaces) jewelry that now fits around my neck that I got in Hawaii 30 years ago, I just smiled. I like when he appreciates how I look, but more important is when I love what I'm wearing and I feel pretty. I no longer try to please other people at my own expense and that is a big change for me. Me loving Me.
So can't think of much else. Though I am finding that all those new and returning new season of TV just bores me now after my 21 days without. I'm more into learning new stuff online or on Netflix shows like TED Talks. I'm only into comedies and clever (usually British) detective shows. You gotta make me think or laugh or it's not worth my time. I'm finding at 64 time is very precious to me. Reading a lot these days-be looking for reviews coming up. Have a great joyful day. SMILE!