it’s true–this counting your calories and exercising thing really works. how do i know? for starters my purse fits. most normal people judge their weight loss achievements by the looseness of their pants, but not one to be conventional, i’m measuring it differently–by my new orla kiely shoulder bag.
i ♥ this bag. and being unemployed, it’s a bit difficult to snag an orla kiely bag. so, i shopped around on ebay, talked the seller down from $65 to $40 and bought this used one. it’s fabulous. fab-u-lous!! but again, with no job, even $40 is a lot. so i got it for $8! EIGHT DOLLARS!!! how? well, i used the $32 bucks i made last month writing for eHow so I only had to add in $8. yes, yes, yes, i should have saved the $32 for a rainy day, but doggone it, it’s a designer bag!! and i had to sell my original one when times were tough…so this $8, more economical one was meant for me. but i digress….yes, the weight loss….
anyhow, i bought the bag, knowing it was to be worn on the shoulder, and know that since i don’t have skinny arms, it was going to have to be a handbag. so i carted it around as such until the other day, when i was in my local co-op getting a few groceries. i was hemming and hawing over some baked chips and out of instinct, moved the bag to my shoulder. ohmigosh–it fit! it fit on my shoulder. and comfortably!! i was pretty psyched about this. so thanks to alli, my hour long work outs, my resistance band arm reps and my healthy new way of eating, my purse fits! oh happy day!