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Day One Hundred Seventy-Five

August 15th, 2016 at 01:00 pm

Calories: 1656

I went out with my grandsons and their other grandma yesterday -- lunch and then a street fair. I only spent $3, as the other grandma picked up the lunch tab (I paid the tip) and the street fair activities were free. I also picked up a lot of free stuff -- including two tote bags, a water bottle, and a mini-fan!

The downside is that standing for so long really did a number on my legs and hips. I was awake a long time last night before the pain finally abated enough so that I could drift off. Gotta solve this....

Nine days left in this budget cycle, and I have 28% of my money left. But I have two lunches out scheduled, as well as a trip to the western suburbs. I don't want to dial back on my activities, just be mindful of the pace my money trickles out....

I found the too-small bras I had put away, and I can wear them now! My drawer is suddenly packed! But this is good, as I am changing bras more often now that I am working out almost every day. So far I have only gotten rid of one that was too big. I've also gotten rid of a couple pairs of pants and T-shirts, and several pairs of capris are going to be donated at the end of the season. When the season changes, I am going to open up the bins of too-small clothes to see what I can wear.

My DIL is urging me to buy new clothes for the cruise in January. But I plan to still be losing weight, so I don't want to buy anything now. I think a lot of the clothes that have been put away will seem new. Anyway, I don't plan to buy new clothes -- I think, for my DIL, that's just part of the excitement of the trip for her.

Off to the gym -- treadmill today!

4 Responses to “Day One Hundred Seventy-Five”

  1. snafu Says:

    Sorry legs are causing pain. What treatment has doctor suggested? What non invasive things have helped? Do any of the compression appliances/Ace Bandage help? OTC popular ointments [mentholateum, tea tree oil, Tiger etc} help?
    Are you familiar with walking the inexpensive stick/stool, so popular here for outdoor events.

    I think some type of easy to use stick seat wold be practical for all the long lineups in the boarding and disembarking a cruise ship. It easily fits to side of those lightweight backpacks that are useful for excursions or walking on difficult terrain so prevalent here. It's helpful to keep hands free when in unfamiliar environments.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    So sorry about your legs. Hope you can rest and get better. Sounds like a nice day otherwise.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I won't see the doctor until the second week of September. I don't think bandages or ointments would help, as it is not muscle strain -- I believe it is nerve pain, which is trickier because it moves around randomly and even OTC painkillers are not particularly effective.

    I think the stick seat would be a great idea for the cruise! Thank you!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is one of the most fun parts of losing weight - getting "new" clothes by shopping in your own closet/drawers. Smile

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