Confession: I put off the beginning of my weight training program for a couple weeks because I wanted to lose half my weight first. I figured the new muscle would cause me to gain weight. Looks like I was right! I didn’t want to be hovering around the halfway mark forever before I crossed it. It’s much more satisfying holding steady this week at one pound above the “half of me” weight because I dipped below it earlier. I’ve heard of people gaining at least 3 to 5 pounds when they start weight training, so I think I’m doing pretty well.
This entry is being posted a little later in the day than usual, but not because I was hiding out over holding steady. The Goodwill stores in central Indiana had a 50% off sale today, which is about as close as you can come to stealing without spending a night in jail. Many of my fellow shoppers looked like they might be familiar with the inside of the country lock up though. I wanted to get there early before all the good stuff was gone. I got two dresses, two pairs of pants, and six blouses for $22.26. Coupon clippers of the world bow down before my mad thrifting skillz. A caveat, the two dresses don’t actually fit yet. Typically I am of the opinion that you should only buy clothes that fit you now, but for $2.50 each I’m willing to gamble that they might fit someday. If not, I’ll just give them back to Goodwill and consider myself their temporary offsite storage warehouse.
If I ever put together a top 10 list of the best things about losing weight, being able to shop at Goodwill would be on there. I’ve had to buy a new wardrobe every time the seasons have changed for the past two years. This was pricey at first because it’s hard to find fat girl clothes secondhand. But now that I’m wearing medium tops and size 14 jeans, my wardrobe possibilities have expanded without shrinking my wallet. Not on the list would be that unique Goodwill smell everything has. Good thing I got quarters at the bank today because I’m going to be doing laundry.