Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shopping Spree

Last night, the hubs let me go shopping with my mom after dinner because well, I desperately needed some stuff. I had waited as long as I possibly could and so a couple of our stores were having some very good sales and I guessed now was as good a time as any. The only rule he gave was NOT to bring home ONE.SINGLE.ITEM for the kids. Rats! There was some stuff I wanted to look for them too.

Anyway, don't think I didn't NOT get a budget cause I did, so it wasn't a total spree, but it was good! Can I just say how nice it was for the first time in a looooong time to not have to go to the "big girls" side. And to have my mom say "I think you need a size smaller". To have things fit you right and look good on. Not like you are just trying to cover up and hide everything?? It was a wonderful shopping experience. The first in a long time. And I was able to get some really cute stuff. The kind of stuff my bff likes to wear, not just some mumus :)

They finally emailed my 50 lb weight loss picture to me so I thought I would post that today too. So here is the before and after!




17 comments:

Jen said...

Congrats on your weight loss! I found your blog through OSB! I live in GA too! I am jealous that you have horses! I use to ride before I got pregnant.

Kim said...

Found your blog through OSB, too. Congratulations on the weight loss, that is fantastic.

You are right, be able to go to a smaller size and having SOMEONE ELSE point it out to you is probably one of the better feelings in life! That is what I'm striving for!

Aimee said...

I am so proud of you and you deserve every bit of it! I want to see your new clothes!!!! i hope you had a wonderful time!

Beth E. said...

Wow...you look great! Congratulations on reaching the 50 lb. goal!

Fitting into regular-sized clothes...awesome! You're gonna have to show us some pics of your new wardrobe.

Janine said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! THAT is the best BEST before and after picture!!! You are doing sooo good! That has to make you proud Ashley. It makes me proud and i'm not even there to celebrate with you. I had to comment on this. I know I will just jaw drop everytime but you really hve done great. SO I am going to brag everytime! You go girl! Cheesy I know! But I am excited for you!

Giddy-Up said...

Sounds like you had a fun night!! I remember what that was like (after I lost a bunch of weight years ago) I actually loved shopping after that. It's fun to shop when you don't have to buy in the "big girls" section. You look amazing, by the way! You've lost ten, 5 pound bags of sugar!
~Kristen

cindy said...

I would love to know more about what you are doing, specifically. What do you do for exercise and do you just eat one serving of food at supper? I have lost 75 pounds. I have been at a stand still for a couple months and it is tough. Your blog as really inspired me. I really liked the one you did about water/Jesus, very good. Are you doing Jenny Craig? If yes, than are you buying all of their food? Thank you and way to go. It feels awesome. Isn't it hard to believe it, like when you walk past a window/mirror and stop and take a double look. Yeah, that is you Girl! Way to go!

Ashley Griffin said...

Cindy, I am NOT doing JC. I am going through a program at Hi-Energy (hewc.com) No prepackaged food. no point counting. no calorie counting or fat gram counting. just grocery store food. they do have protein supplements that i take in the form of bars, shakes, drinks, jello, pudding, soup, ect. i go to the center 2x a week for them to check my food sheet and to get weighed. the accountability has been great. i also go to the gym religiously to do a step/sculpt class!

heather said...

Wow! Good for you!!! :)

Juice said...

Found you on OSB - way to go!

Hall Family in MD said...

You look great!

kathalog.com said...

Congratulations! It's fun to shop on the other side of the store. ;)

Liz said...

Wow!! You look GREAT!!

southerninspiration said...

Congratulations on your continued progress! Oh how fab to go shopping and find things too large! You go girl!!!
Suzanne

anne said...

dang girl! Lookin fine! thanks for your comment, I am not looking forward to post baby after this one is born...I won't be able to eat for 6 months...but seriously I have to crack down. There are 8 women who are pregnant or just were at our church and by far I win the fatty award. Stinky.
I'll be back!

Rae said...

Wow! So amazing!!! Congratulations on reaching this milestone! You certainly deserved a shopping spree!!!

LisaShaw said...

Congratulations! I've been on the same journey. Lost 61 lbs since Jan 2007. Have more to go. I'll be back to visit. God bless you as we live a more fit and healthier life to fulfill the purposes of God for our lives and be here to care for those God has placed into our lives.

Merry Christmas.