Sunday, December 22, 2013

The New Wardrobe

I have been dieting since Sept.25 and I am 1.6 pounds away from losing 25 pounds. I know it will come off, but it may be delayed by Christmas eating. Nevertheless, I am feeling like this may be nearly my goal weight. I say this, knowing I will be staying on this Thoughtful Eating diet For. Ever. with the hoped for addition of wine, soon. ha!

You know one should not buy new clothes when one is dieting, but a trip to Goodwill resulted in some great bargains and a wonderful surprise pair of jeans. Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda jeans, midnight blue, in 12P are the best fitting jeans ever for my shape, and I got my first pair, there at Goodwill, for $3.49. Gulp!
I also scored two great shirts, practically brand new, and also great fits.


So whilst shopping at Kohl's (the sale for folks over 65...um, that's me) I saw that they carried the same jeans! O boy! But only one pair in my size was available (teal). When I got home I looked online and lo and behold there they were on the Kohl's site. Regularly $34.99 (probably not ever sold at that price. You know retail tricks.) and on sale for $19.99 + free shipping. Of course I went nuts and got a pair in black, raspberry, lime and purple. Woowoo! Of course I had jeans in my closet already, so now the wretched excess totals 11 pairs, in various sizes. But to feel so comfortable in my clothes is the real discovery.
And now to cook some big holiday meals...tamales and Angus beef rib roast, not on the same menu. For the first year in so many, I am not making goodies. I'll buy some for Dave, but none for me.
I can stand it. Just looking in the mirror and my resolve is solid.


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19 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your loss, which is also a win. You will feel like a million bucks in any of those pretty jean colours. There is NOTHING like a great fitting pair of jeans when one loses weight. You have a Yaaayyy from me.

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  2. Congrats on your weight loss Melody. I love the Amanda jeans! They are my favorites. Sears also sells them. I bought a pair about a month ago. They were a little more than the $19.99 offered by Kohl's but I don't remember exactly how much. I have bought them at Penneys in the past but I'm not sure they carry them any more because I couldn't find them at two different locations.

    Have a fabulous day fashionista!
    D~~~~

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  3. Congratulations on your amazing weight loss and just in time for the New Year - what a brilliant start to 2104. Not doing well with my diet!!

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  4. 3 months and 25 lbs gone? I'm soooo jealous!! Congratulations....you really deserve it!!

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  5. Impressive! And love those jeans colors which will look perfect on your thinner you.

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  6. Congratulations. It's a fabulous feeling isn't it and I love your new jeans!

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  7. Costco also has Amanda jeans. They fit me better than any other brand. 12P Impressive!

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  8. Congratulations Melody. You "earned" the splurge on clothes, and the colours are perfect for you.

    Happy Christmas to you and Dave, and the Dawgs

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  9. Love Amanda Jeans....I have them in every color. 12R ( I wish they had tall!) I get them at Costco.

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  10. Congrats Mel - I want to check out those Amanda jeans now, great colors! Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear!

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  11. The Amanda jeans are such a great fit. I'm quite a bit bigger than you but they're still my favorites. :-) Congratulations on sticking with your new eating plan and happy holidays!

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  12. You are doing so great! I know the feeling when you get a good fit, and want even more! I confess I prefer pants with elastic waist bands even now, but I'm way down size-wise compared to 2 years ago, and have pretty much eliminated the larger sizes from my wardrobe. Enjoy the holidays, and your new jeans!

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  13. Congrats on losing almost 25 pounds ..that last 10 pounds is really, really hard to get rid of!! I love my Amanda's too..I get them at Costco..cannot resist a new color! I think I have at least 15 pairs!! (I am counting the capri shorts in there as well...) Latest addition to my 'stable' is a pair of cranberry red Amanda's...I have a few pairs of other jeans but I love wearing the Amanda's so much that they are at the bottom of my list!
    Remember...Thin tastes better!!!

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  14. I love those jeans too. Just got 5 pair. The store never has much selection in petites so I used the in-store kiosk to order on line. They shipped direct to my home for free. Blue, grape, teal . . . I love them all.

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  15. Love Amanda jeans also, wearing a pair now. Contgrats on the weight lose, that's fantastic!

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  17. Dotti3:11 PM

    Both you recent posts could have been written by me! My 88 yr. old mother in law has engaged all the girls in the family for years to make Tamales. We love it. This year, after the holidays, I'm going to have her give me a one-on-one lesson so I can make them by myself. What a job but so well worth it! As for your diet, congratulations. I have been dieting since MR 2013 and have gotten to 25 lbs. Xmas eating has been a problem, but sometimes we just have to enjoy ourselves. It IS wonderful to fit into new clothes. Nothing tastes as good as thin feels. That's my motto! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I love your blog and wish you and your husband and the doggies the best of everything good in the new year! - Dotti

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