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I wore shorts today! (And you should too…)

Hey! It’s in the 90s in Chicago today and… I’m wearing shorts, guys!

I know, what’s the big deal, right?

Right? They’re not short shorts; they’re not super cute shorts; they’re just plain old “it’s hot in Chicago” Dockers shorts that I actually picked up at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago.


This is the first time I’ve worn shorts (or anything above the knee) out of the house in over ten years. I’ve been making do with capri pants all this time, no matter what “Answer Angel Ellen” has to say about that.


This is the first time I’ve been comfortable wearing shorts in quite a while. 27 lbs has made all the difference.

But then I was realizing…

I feel so much cooler and happier in this darn pair of shorts, and now I’m kicking myself a little. It’s hot in Chicago every summer.

So why wasn’t I just wearing shorts this whole time?

No matter where you are on your own journey…

Wear. The. Darn. Shorts.

Cause baby: It’s hot outside. 🙂

And on that whole 27 lbs thing

Catch up here, where you can read the whole Refined Sugar and Me series in chronological order (or pick up on any posts you might have missed).


Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

Wow! You look great! I found the 27 lbs? You lost!


Sunday 1st of July 2018

Congrats. And I'll put my pasty white freckled legs into the mix. Then they can comment on mine instead! :)


Sunday 1st of July 2018

You look great Rachel! You must be so proud of yourself. I had to laugh, because I think your legs are as white as mine. So, please don't forget the sunblock! :))

Elizabeth Malloy

Friday 29th of June 2018

U GO GIRL! Who cares?! Wear the damn shorts! :)


Friday 29th of June 2018

Good for you! You look great!

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