Sunday, June 9, 2013

Full weekend

I finally made a progress page.  Hopefully I'll actually keep up with it.  I've done pretty well with keeping up with my progress pictures and my measurements so that's good.  I think it's so important to do them.

I went to Goodwill yesterday for the first time to actually shop.  I ended up buying 10 pair of pants...5 jeans and 5 dress pants.  I knew I wouldn't be able to wear them all but I figured if I could at least wear a couple now and then work my way into the others.  I live in a pretty wealthy area (certainly not because I'm wealthy by any way...I live in an apartment) so the Goodwill nearby has a lot of name brand clothes.  In the pants that I got, there is Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Seven7, and NY&C.  The Banana Republic will just have to sit in my closet for many months because they are a size 12 and I'm no wear remotely close to that  lol  I just liked the way they looked and figured for $5...why can't they be my goal pants? :)  and...10 pair of pants for $48.50.  That's about what I would pay for one pair on sale at Lane Bryant.  For reals.  Honestly, I only went because Darren went with me and he helped me look through all the racks.  I despise clearance racks so you can imagine how much I disliked that!  Probably from all those years of working in retail hah  I came home and tried them on and most of them don't fit but they fit in all different ways.  A couple fit now, a couple are just a lil' snug, and a couple will be a few months down the road.  I did manage to button a size 16 which is a pretty huge NSV (non scale victory) in my opinion.

We went to the zoo yesterday also.  That was fun.  Below are a few pictures I took.  I got to feed the giraffe :)  That was pretty cool even if I did pay $2 for a few pieces of lettuce in order to do it  lol.

Sea turtles are my favorite under water creatures.  I think they are so cool.  But really...It's probably just because of Finding Nemo  lol  "Dude!"
I'm going this week to do an inspection of our house.  I'm nervous about it.  They are finding out soon that we'd like to put the house on the market with them in it.  I'm hoping they will work with us since we've been so gracious to work with them.  I'm praying for a miracle in all areas.  If you don't mind doing the same...that would be awesome :)
Today was volleyball of course.  The way the league works is that we play the best 3 out of 5 games.  We played the best team today and it was CLOSE!  Like...we both won 2 games and the last game was within a point!  But we won!  Whew....hopefully the rest of them won't be so close.
Later gaters ;)


  1. Love all the photos, including your progress ones...WOW!

  2. Nice photos, Melissa! I'm especially fond of the toucan (is that what it is?) because toucans are my grandson's favorite bird!