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November 12th, 2008 at 01:55 pm

Tonight is my daughter's fall sports award banquet and because of the amount of weight I have gained this past year my good black pants from the Limited are not zippable or buttonable! I have to wear something other than jeans tonight. My first inclination was to hit Walmart but I stopped myself and headed to the thrift store!

I walked out with $7.19 less than I came in with but it was a victory nonetheless...in more ways than one. First off, the obvious victory: my outfit!

Lambs wool gray cardigan with bead work on bottom= 2.00
Black Dress pants (I'm not saying the size): 2.75
Pink tank: 1.00

Grand total:5.75 (plus tax)

Nice. I also bought my eldest a scarf for 1.00 thus bringing my total to 7.19 So, that was my material victory.

On to the other victory. I guess one might call it emotional or spiritual? Not sure. As I was rummaging through the multiple racks of clothing I came across a Lands End tunic, a lavendar cable knit sweater, a navy button up, an Abercrombie shirt (for C) and a Limited sweater (for C.)
I could feel a high coming on. Epinephrine was spilling into my system and I could almost hear the waterfall of serotonin about to flood my brain. I had removed my coat and was holding the shirts up to me, trying them on.

But then I stopped.

I looked at the lavender sweater calling my name and asked myself, "Do I need this or do I want this." The answer of course, a resounding WANT. So I put them back. One by one they found their place once again among the racks, waiting hopefully for someone who NEEDED them.

This was my victory for today.

I am off work the rest of the week and have a large list of tasks I need to accomplish but tonight I am going to do a yoga tape, just to get back in the swing of working out.

Baby steps.