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When I put together this peplum and lace top I purchased from Jane.com

and my wonderful striped Target skirt, 

It looked too prim and proper…

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Adding my Kate & Mallory Moto vest took it  a less lady-like

silhouette and created that wonderful juxtaposition of opposites

that are so much a part of my style.  

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This striped skirt has been one I’ve worn a lot over all seasons

because it’s the perfect casual type that works well for my life

as a homeschooling. SAHM

The fact that I scored it at Goodwill , New with Tags feels wonderful 

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Here is one way I wore it last Summer.

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And here is a winter version.  

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And this was a Fall Version 

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I loved adding the mint accents with my new accessories for the season.

I found the shoes on Amazon in April and unfortunately they are no longer available

I am holding my leather, Isaac Mizrahi wallet which is what I carried 

for my short walk to the grocery store.

Gratitude

I am grateful that my husband came home early enough (10:30pm) that I felt up to going for one of our late night walks.

I am grateful that this morning my knee is pain free after the first long walk!  

I am grateful for a phone call yesterday from my oldest friend.

I am grateful for all the hard work my husband puts forth as the sole provider of this family and how successful he is in doing so.  

I am grateful that as a 1099 employee that my husband can schedule days off when needed with no trouble, like tomorrow when we take our son to college!  

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Today I worked out with weights first thing in the morning , committing myself to daily workouts. 

This blogging thing and seeing pictures is just the reality check I needed…

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When I did body measurements I confirmed what I already knew…

In the past any weight gain I’ve done so very evenly gaining the same number of inches in my chest, waist and hips…

This time my chest didn’t change at all and my waist bloomed 4inches while my hips only 2 inches…

This 15 pound gain at the stage of menopause is definitely showing!

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These pants are by Old Navy, but I scored them on clearance so they are sold out.  

With tighter waist than the shorts I wore the other day with the navy peplum top, 

it doesn’t look anywhere near as good…

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I do like this side pose, lol…

I am finding it funny that I have owned this bow necklace for over a year and not worn it much, yet have worn it twice in just a week or so..

I got it from Ebay, Here.  and my purse from Amazon, Here. 

Dear Readers, At 11:30 pm I showed my husband the second picture above and told him how unhappy I am with this stupid gain and he said, “I guess it’s too late to go for a walk”   and I replied, “No it’s not if you are game , so am I”  

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Yep, We did it an hour walk at midnight!!!! 

My supportive husband will think twice before saying anything like that again…It just proves how dedicated I am to getting this off and getting back to loving getting dressed daily.   

Gratitude

I am grateful to my husband for being such a great sport and taking me for a late night walk.  

I am grateful that I have always been a woman of spontaneity! 

I am grateful for my blog and the pictures that make it impossible to ignore what the weight has done to my shape. 

I am grateful to my dear daughter for keeping her word to her younger brother and making him a really cool Minecraft cake, made of Rice Krispy treats, blue jello, chocolate cake and green icing.. She missed his birthday in April because she was in graduate school… and she is heading back a week from today for a Summer class..

I am grateful for the fun I had tonight writing Haiku’s when challenged to do so on the group Facebook page for the GYPO Summer Challenge.  I will share at least one with you tomorrow!  


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