Two years ago, I bought a too-small of a Columbia coat on purpose at Younkers. It was on sale and then I had a coupon and I paid half of what the original price was. It hung in my closet for the past two years just waiting for me to be able to wear proudly and in doing so, it would mean I would have to shrink considerably more than the slow process I was already doing.
Last year I tried it on, and it wouldn’t even budge to close with the zipper. It was like an open cardigan with puffy sleeves. The Columbia coat image to the left is what my beautiful bright blue coat resembles, same style.
Three weeks ago, already a lot of shrinkage had been happening to my body, I tried on the bright blue (my favorite color) Columbia coat. The two ends met in the middle but I still couldn’t zip it up. The zipper wouldn’t get near the zipper holder thingy.
This morning, I put it back on and with great confidence I reached for the zipper and it not only zipped right on up, but there’s wiggle room between my shrinking belly to the Columbia coat zipper holding me together in one piece. OH. MY. GOODNESS.
OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!!!!! THIS WAS AND STILL IS AH-MAZE-BALLS, AMAZING!!!!
I stopped over to Costco for some free samples (aka free lunch) … and oh my Wheat Belly lifestyle…. it was all a chemical shit-storm of processed foods. I couldn’t even chew them up enough to swallow. Thank goodness for the ginormous trash bins after every aisle. Even the “juice,” they were giving out in Dixie cups, sucked. I knew I had to get out of that store… and I did just that. Left my cart including that processed samples of crap sitting in the mammoth sized cart and grabbed some water from my trunk (learned that awesome tip from Debbie in Tyndall, SD) and guzzled that refreshing liquid down my pie hole.
Then I went to my favorite cheap grocery store, Aldi, and bought 20 cucumbers that were on sale for 29 cents each… and just finished dicing them up, added green onion, diced tomatoes, a little Himalayan salt, pepper and squeezed in some Hidden Ranch dressing… Delicious supper tonight…. and for the rest of the week, my snacks, my lunches and whatever else I decide to do with 20 cucumbers. And just to clarify, I did buy other items besides 20 cukes: Strawberries, lemons, Gala apples, dill pickles, asparagus and K-cups of french vanilla cappucino.
So I binged watched all 8 episodes of “The End of the F***king World,” on Netflix consumed a bowl of fresh cucumbers/green onions…. with a little non-compliant Hidden Ranch dressing and am currently drinking plenty of delicious iced Chamomile tea.
I really miss my favorite cousin, Sally, in Byron, Minnesota. The other day was her birthday. Back in 2006, she and I went to see the movie, Marie Antoinette. Earlier in the week, I listened to the podcast HISTORY CHICKS and they did like 88 minutes of Marie Antoinette’s life. So in honor of Sally, my exciting Saturday night will continue with a viewing of the 2006 flick of “M.A.” and I may break out my other favorite, sunflower seeds for a snack.
A cozy Saturday night for sure!!!!