over50feeling40: Feeling Power-ful!
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Dec 29, 2013

Feeling Power-ful!

As I enter a new year, I am feeling better than I have in a long time!  Results from six months of weight training and cardio are beginning to show!
Now, I do not recommend this and I do not do it often.  But, I bought this jacket at Chico's last year in a smaller size. That was all that was left and I loved the jacket so much, I was determined I would wear it one day.  Today, is that day!
It has everything I love in a jacket...flattering seaming, great fit, neutrals, perfect for any season, looks great with anything from denim to dresses.
And the fact that I can now wear it is so gratifying!


There is a long way to go, but at least progress is being made...and it makes me feel electric and powerful!

Now go enjoy the other electric looks of the bloggers at VISIBLE MONDAY!!  and MONDAY MINGLE!!





Enjoy your last Monday of 2013!

Jacket and Traveler's Black Tank from Chico's
Skirt from Jana Kos
Spanx black tights from Nordstrom
Antonio Melanie Shoes from Dillards

35 comments:

  1. Congratulations Gorgeous! You look fabulous!! Wishing you a bountiful New Year!

    xoxo
    Tamera

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  2. What a fantastic jacket dear Pam! It looks great, and I know what you mean.. i have done the same thing before when I bought a dress a tad too small to motivate me to exercise :) all the best my dear, hugs Beata xx

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  3. Glad to hear you're feeling good, Pam! That's a great jacket, and it must be so encouraging to be able to wear it. Congratulations!

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  4. You put me on your blog list... thank you so much! Love that jacket! I just purchased a beautiful black and white, blinged out Chico's jacket from Savers thrift store for $10.50! I can't wait to style it on my blog. I couldn't believe it when I read that you were 60, you could easily pass for 10 years younger! I also see that you live in San Antonio. I hope to make it back there this summer to shop for my Thrifty Over 50 Thrift Town blog.

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  5. Thank you SO much for putting me on your blog list! No one has ever done that...you are too kind. :) BTW I was surprised to read that you are 60...you could EASILY pass for ten years younger...and I see you live in San Antonio. I hope to make it back there this summer and shop at Thrift Town for my Thrifty Over 50 blog that I write for them. LOVE that Chico's jacket! You look great!

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  6. Congratulations Pam! I know what you're doing is no cake-walk (in so many ways).
    Here's to the last Monday of 2013!

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  7. Look at you Pam! I love these pictures and your positive attitude. I can see all your hard work is paying off, you look great and I can see the powerful way it makes you feel. Congratulations!!!!

    blue hue wonderland

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  8. Congratulations Pam! What a great way to start the new year--feeling good and looking good. Great jacket! Best wishes, Susan

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  9. Congratulations you look great. And that jacket is pretty! Happy New Year!

    Kim,USA

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  10. Congratulations! The jacket is beautiful and looks great on you. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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  11. You look amazing, Pam! Happy New Year to you and all the best to your family.

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  12. Such a timely post Pam! I am so proud of your accomplishments. Your hard work has paid off and you should be proud of yourself. I am a long-time reader but only comment rarely. While I am a few years behind you, I can relate to you and your weight/aging struggles. I hope you have a happy new year.

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  13. I've been following you for almost a year and am totally amazed at your incredible progress. Way to Go! I do want to thank you for sharing this progress continually with us, as your readers, it's a joy to follow along. I look forward to your weekly updates as well as all your stylish ideas.

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  14. You are a powerhouse of style...among other things. The jacket I wore a few days ago is of a similar material and I'm so glad I read your post because I never thought about wearing it with jeans. Yay! I love that idea. Happy New Year to you, Pam! :)

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  15. Congratulations Pam, you look fabulous! It must make you proud and happy that the jacket now fits so perfectly.
    Happay New Year 2014!

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  16. Congratulations, Pat! I have just taken on my nutrition & fitness challenge again! It is all about how we feel, isn't it? And I feel I have to get more active again.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  17. Congratulations on your success! I am so happy for you! The jacket looks great on you. Happy 2014!

    Big hugs,
    Susan

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  18. You look beautiful Pam! Good for you!

    Simone

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  19. Congrats Pam, what an amazing accomplishment. Beautiful clothing can be quite the motivator. You look very pretty and powerful!

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  20. PAM! I love your photo next to the powerline! teeheheheheh....POWER TO THE SHE! ABSOLUTELY! And you look wonderful, as always, but if we start to feel better physically from different choices, then that is wonderful. I can't exist without doing some kind of exercise. I am so glad you are getting into this routine because in the long run, it will give our bodies much more strength. YOUR JACKET! Oh, it is beautiful, and doesn't it feel good to be able to fit into something that may not have looked good before, but now does? Though I am generally small, I experience that with pants....yes, I have my body adjustments to make too! tehehehehe

    Thank you precious Pam for visiting me, and yes, that is my home! Blessings to you for a great 2014!

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  21. I agree love the jacket you look beautiful and Congratulations!

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  22. Goodmorning,Buongiorno MRS Pam...first time here and enjoying the visit...Great Blog and Your Style is Charming!
    this post is so nice...the outfit is very classy,elegant and make shine your feminine Power and Beauty...cheers!
    happy festive season greetings from Italy

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  23. You look wonderful Pam! I would like to see more details of that jacket. Are the sleeves sheer? What an interesting and unusual piece. I am digging it. More pictures! I normally don't do what you did either--buy something in a smaller size--but I think you made the right choice and I love that you literally worked your way into that jacket. It looks great on you. I hope you have a great New Year's Eve! XO, Jill

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  24. This is GREAT NEWS. Never mind the fashion benefits, which we know we all have in common. You look as fantastic as you probably feel! So happy for you! It's worth all the soreness, isn't it?

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  25. Congrats on being able to get to wear that fab jacket
    Keep up the good work in 2014!
    Brett

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  26. Congratulations on your success, and yes I have done the same thing. And it does feel great, doesn't it? Happy New Year, Pam.

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  27. Awesome Look And Quite Flattering! Happy Almost New Year!

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  28. The jacket is gorgeous and definitely worth waiting for! Congratulations and Happy New Year!

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  29. Hooray for your accomplishments, Pam! You do indeed look fabulous in your jacket and chic black pieces. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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  30. I bought something too small that I really liked and it's in my closet for motivation. I think it's a great way to keep yourself motivated.

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  31. You look amazing! Congrats that your hard work is really showing and paying off! Happy New Year to you Pam!

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  32. Grand combinations! Love your choices here ...looking so svelte!

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  33. Congratulations! I know how hard it can be but I also know how sweet the payoff is! The jacket is to-die-for and your efforts are evident!
    Happy New Year! ;-)

    Alicia

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  34. Trim and toned! Honestly, many of us are *thinking* of hitting the gym in the new year. To be wearing a size smaller during the festive season is quite an achievement! Congrats on that. The jacket is certainly worth it....okay, now off to read that pie recipe, LOL. It looks delicious! Happy New Year Pam!

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  35. Congratulations Pam...a great start to a New Year!
    Wishing you much happiness in 2014...I'm so happy you love the poncho and others do too, thank you for popping by :) xx

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