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My pants are getting to be very well-travelled.

There are a lot of fabulous things about losing weight: increased self-esteem, the ability to run up a flight of stairs without being out of breath at the top, doctors telling you to keep up the good work, increased energy, the yummy REAL food, shopping for new clothes, chucking the stuff that doesn’t fit….

The downside to losing weight? Having to actually go out and BUY the new clothes. Clothes are expensive!

A few months ago when I was too small for my dress slacks, I figured I’d go to Goodwill and get some. And I *love* Goodwill, but the one here (and some others, I’ve heard…I don’t know if it’s all of them) sort their clothes by COLOUR. Not by size. I stood there and went through rack after rack of pants and found every conceivable size except the one I needed. I gave up, my dreams of cheap, cute pants dashed to a bazillion pieces. *sniffle.*

So I sucked it up and went to Lane Bryant and bought a pair of jeans that I loved and that fit me well.

Here’s me paddleboating in said jeans:

And me sitting with my mom:

Sadly, I only had them for a few months before they were falling off my now-smaller butt. I said to myself, “Self, clothes are expensive. Why not send these to a fellow WW-er and save them from having to shell out money for a new pair of jeans??”

So off to the message boards I went, to ask if anyone wanted my pants. Another boardie, Katie, messaged me and said she did, so we exchanged e-mail addresses and she gave me her addy and I stuck my pants in the mail.

And here’s Katie with the pants! I didn’t want any money or shipping for them; my only requests were that she (a) send me a picture so I could blog about it :D, and (b) pass them on when she’s out of them!

After I posted about my pants, on the board, a great idea was born. A clothing swap. We set up a group on facebook and got the ball rolling. We take photos or just list the clothing that’s too big for us. You call dibs, it’s yours. It’s basically an honour system, send-one-get-one type thing, but sometimes people ask for help with shipping if they send a lot of stuff out, which is totally understandable. Shipping can be expensive.

I love our little clothing swap group! I’ve sent out a few boxes, and received a few as well! Pictures and another post to follow soon! 😀

How do you handle having to buy new clothes so frequently on your weight loss journey?

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I rock. Just a little bit. And a war on underwear.

I finished Week 7, Day 1 of C25K yesterday. This included a 5 minute warm-up walk, 25 minute jog, and 5 minute cool-down walk.

First of all, I am still flabbergasted that I can run for 25 minutes without passing out on the side of the road.

Secondly, a miraculous thing happened yesterday! (Well, “miraculous” might be a slight exaggeration, but it was pretty awesome, in my opinion.) I started running and about 5 minutes into it I realized I wasn’t thinking about how I wished I was finished, or telling myself to just make it to the next tree, or any of the stuff I normally do when running. I was simply running, and enjoying it.

I ran 1.6 miles in 25 minutes again. I’m still slow, but that’s ok! Slow is better than not at all, right?

On another note, I am personally waging a war on my underwear.

Some of you may remember the great panty malfunction in February. It ended with me running with my knickers practically around my knees, which isn’t much fun while running. So I cleared out my underwear drawer of all underwear which might not actually stay where it’s supposed to and went on my merry way.

All has been going well except for the fact that I’ve lost 40+ pounds and now the underwear which sat firmly on my bum in February now has a tendency to gravitate south while I run.

I think a shopping trip might be in order.

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Closet Shopping!

Guess who went shopping? Guess who didn’t have to spent any money on said shopping trip?

That’s right. This girl.

I did the BEST kind of shopping ever – closet shopping! And boy, did I find some awesome stuff (none of which fit at all before!)

NY&Co Cami and Old Navy white shirt:

wahoo!

DKNY tank & same Old Navy shirt:

“Casualty of Love” t shirt. I bought this when I went to see “The Wedding Singer” on Broadway:

And last but certainly not least, the coolest hat in the world:

Ok. Admittedly, this fit before. I just had to show you. I know you’re jealous. This hat is guarded by a fierce guard dog, I’ll have you know. Lest any of you have any sneaky ideas about stealing it.

Guard dog:

Grrrrr.....

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