Until a couple of months ago, I hadn't owned a belt for 20 years--not coincidentally when I began to pile on the pounds post-menopause. I certainly didn't want to draw attention to that bulging waist. 

Then the day came when I feel adventuresome enough to buy a belt. At that point, I had probably dropped about 50 pounds of unwanted fat. Off I went to my favorite thrift store and picked out a belt. It wasn't just any belt. It was a  "LOOK AT MY WAIST!" cowgirl belt replete with silver conchos. ...
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