Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Now I have more clothes to give away...

It seems amazing to me,

but I am at my lightest weight ever as an adult.

While preparing for my wedding, I went on a diet ( and still am on it ) and have lost more than 15lbs so far, and have gone from a size 12 to a *gasp* size 6 !!!

So imagine me, going around pulling my pants up with every few steps I take and looking like I have NO bottom at all ( which isn't all that far from the truth ) ...

I had griped to David about getting new pants that actually fit, so we took advantage of last weekend's TAX-FREE WEEKEND and got myself a few pairs of new pants and a few funky belts for the older pants...YIPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Texas - Sales Tax Holiday
August 5-7, 2005
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 5, 6, and 7--the state's seventh annual tax holiday. The law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.


Baby clothes
Belts with attached buckles
Boots - cowboy, hiking
Caps/hats - baseball, fishing, golf, knitted
Coats and wraps
Diapers - adult and baby
Gloves (generally)
Gym suits and uniforms
Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
Jerseys - baseball and football
Jogging apparel
Neckwear and ties
Pants and trousers
Raincoats and ponchos
Shoes - sandals, slippers, sneakers, tennis, walking
Socks (including athletic)
Suits, slacks, and jackets
Sweat suits
Work clothes and uniforms

size 12 hand-me-downs, anyone?


makuahine said...

Care to share your secrets? ;-)


Monica said...

wow I dont even fit into a size 6!!!!!!!!! dont get too skinny its not good for you, you make a mess of your body when you dont eat right, make sure its healthy!! !!!!!! :) :)

I need another tax free week here, our NY tax is too high!!!

lilac said...

wow so shiok can slim down so much and go on a tax free shopping spree some more.. what's the sales tax rate in Texas btw ? It's 8.25% sales tax in Cali and we don't have a tax free week :(

letti said...

hi makuahine, monica & lilac..

secret? Slim Fast Diet...took their meal replacements/shakes/bars etc for breakfast and lunch, and then had a light light dinner - keeping everything at about 1000 calories a day. PLUS during that time, we had so much gardening, digging, laying sod etc. to do that i was up and about all the time and lifting heavy stuff.

Nah, i'm not getting skinny. I still have my chubby cheeks, and a big tummy..BLEH! Plus, although my jeans need to be size 6 ( I have skinny legs ), because of my humongaloid er...chest, i still need like size 8 or so clothes.

Our taxes here in Texas is 8.25% too...and it's only the 6th or 7th tax free weekend..I agree that sales taxes are a nuisance...ah, i remember those days in malaysia with NO sales tax.

Julee said...

Wow! You must feel great. Way to go!

Concrete Angel said...

Oh wow! Congratulations! I'm trying to get back into my size 6 jeans. I've not been able to wear them in over a year and have let myself creep up to a size 12. **sigh**

Thao said...

I did the slim fast thing years ago and it worked for me. Congrats on your weight loss. I missed out on the tax-free weekend. :(

lynnee said...

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