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Friday, August 27, 2010

Many of you know that the State of IL laid me off as of the first of June. I've been called back to work as of next Monday.

That's not the problem...the problem WAS with almost 30 pounds gone, I had nothing to wear to an office job! That is until today .

Before I start with my triumph with clothes, I want to mention another one. It was a couple months ago already, and I'm sure I didn't mention it on SP.

I was sitting on the couch with my partner; we were watching television. Suddenly I realized something terrific and said, "Susie, I'm sitting like a lady!" It had been at least two years, maybe more, since I had sat comfortably with one leg crossed over the other at the knee.

Now, for the clothes: I was able to buy two pair of slacks to go with my too big but they'll do for now tops. THESE WERE MISSES SIZES...NOT WOMENS! emoticon

Next (this will tell you the store I was in) I went to the shoe department for Rock.N.Fits. I had read a review online by a nurse who is on her feet all day. She had wanted to try the new 'exercise' shoe without paying a fortune. This lady raved about them! Said not to even bother with the more expensive version. She was now able to walk and stand all day without her calves and ankles suffering.

I bought two pair: white gym type ones emoticon and black cute 'Mary Janes' (but sportier) that are a bit dressier. I only hope the purple inside doesn't show if I'm wearing a green top or something.

Next came a haircut. That was interesting, too. The hairdresser brought me in the back of the salon. Said one of her customers works at the hospital and brought her all this food and that the four of them in the salon couldn't possible eat it all. She wanted me to take some. I came home with better hair, a huge cantaloupe and large bunch of bananas. emoticon

What a great day!

I wish all of you a day that is just as pleasing to you!

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    That a LOT of good news! Glad to hear it.
    Misses sizes? I can't remember when - maybe 30 plus years ago. Can't wait!
    3983 days ago
    Sounds like a great day! Hey, I also took all of my work slacks in to a tailor and had them brought in. She did a great job and it wasn't as expensive as buying new slacks!
    3984 days ago
    What a great day!! You're winning on all accounts!!!! Super!! Great for self-motivation!!! Pmce you get some $ made, you can get a couple nice, new, well-fitting tops to go with your new breeches!! Sooo happy for you!!!

    3984 days ago
    OMG, I bet they aren't going to recognize you when you show up for work. Skinny clothes and new haircut, a whole new cross your legs gal. emoticon Doesn't that just make your day? All that hard work has paid off. emoticon
    3985 days ago
  • SAL2525
    Oh that is so awesome! I hope you can still fit in some sparking for us. Lets see haircut, new clothes - are they even going to know you when you return! Can not wait to her how your first day back goes! Sal
    3985 days ago
    Peggy you have hit the jackpot! New do, new clothes, your job, and some healthy fruit!
    Go you!!
    3985 days ago
    WOW, Peggy! That is sooooooo emoticon

    I can certainly relate with the leg crossing.
    Next great triumph is when you can cut your own toenails again! emoticon

    emoticon You are doing so emoticon

    I'm glad you got called back to work AFTER a wonderful summer break!

    Hoping all is going BETTER for you!

    3985 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2010 8:25:51 AM
    What a great day. I'm so happy you will be back to work. I can't wait to shop in the Misses Dept. again. I think I will make that a goal. Keep up the good work.
    3985 days ago
    You definitely had a great day! Plus, you got nice treats!
    3985 days ago
    What a fantastic day! Congrats on the smaller size and getting your job back! emoticon
    3985 days ago
    I'm looking forward to misses sizes and crossing my legs! I think it will happen when I lose 10 more pounds.
    3985 days ago
    Wow Peggy...legs crossed, your job back, new clothes, a haircut and free fruit! What a great day for you! I'm sure you and Susie will have a great weekend before youi go back to work. All the vest...
    Susie in CT
    3985 days ago
    It sounds like you had a great day! Enjoy the weekend because come Monday, it's back to work, right?
    3985 days ago
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