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Friday, August 31, 2012

Thrift Shopping: What I Bought For $22.50

Made in Spain (Brand?) $2.50

Just really love the color ($5)

Banana Republic ($2.50)

H&M ($2.50)
Not sure the brand
but really liked this for fall (only $2.50!)
Mint Condition Tailored Trench  ($4.50)
Wool Scarf from Japan ($2)

I'm a mama on a budget and after losing 18 lbs. I needed a few Fall essentials to wear for my current dress size. I just could not bear the thought of buying full price on clothing I would hope to pass on once I hit my weight goal. So, I turned to Thrift Shopping; There are a wealth of information on line (especially on Pinterest) on how to Thrift Shop. Tips like: Go right when the store opens or right before closing, this way you get first dibs on everything. Next, go there with an idea of what you are looking for (a jacket? a skirt? a wall accent?) Finally, search for quality brand pieces that would be too expensive to buy brand new.

I had a great time since the Goodwill I went to seemed to be well stocked ( and organized too). I think I did pretty good with what I walked out with, what do you think? Ever found something so cool at a thrift shop? Do share! =)

Thursday, August 30, 2012


I lost a total of 18 lbs.
I started this weight loss journey on June 3rd. I had some schedule changes that affected my consistency which extended my 2nd month to this week of August. Otherwise, I would've been done August 3rd.  I will be starting Round 2 this Tuesday, September 4th. I hope to lose 1.5-2lbs week. Thank you for letting me share my journey. I FEEL GREAT :) I feel healthy and definitely a great sense of accomplishment. I am not the same over-weight mom as I was 3 months ago. I thank the Lord for lighting a fire in me to really make some changes.

My once over-weight body...

173 lbs. 

Current Weight:


Friday, August 17, 2012

Do You Buy Used?

I had a great find the other day at There was a lot of clothes (15) for $42, the clothes were from Rampage, Loft, and Old Navy. I needed a new wardrobe since my current clothes are too big so I decided to sell my size 12's and buy my smaller size clothing from either consignment stores or ebay.  I am so thrilled! The clothes came in today and I have 4 dresses, 3 shorts, 3 Chinos, 3 Tees, and 2 dressy tops. This will hold me over till the cold weather. Hopefully, by then I will have dropped another size or two so I can sell this set and buy another lot. I guess you could say I'm being frugal, it's just there is no way I can spend extra $ on clothing especially if I am not at my goal weight yet.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Getting Back to A 6Day Work Out

I've take a little break this past week doing only 2 out of 6 Insanity work outs. Our family's daily routine changed quite a bit and adjusting to the schedule plus VBS (Vacation Bible School) has led to putting work out in the back seat =( . Anyway, I realize that there has to be some way I can  accommodate my exercise schedule and look forward to picking up Month 2 of Insanity in full force. I will update at the end of Month 2 during Labor Day Weekend, which is the first week of September. I really am hoping to drop down a few more inches and fit loosely on a size 8. Looking forward to my next update! Until then, thanks for reading. Here we go .. MONTH OF INSANITY..  =o)