Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Friday, 15 January 2010

It's Official

I am wearing a size 10 pair of jeans. Never thought I'd make it but the zip is all the way up and I'm still breathing . If this were the Oscars I'd be thanking the manufacturers of control pants or whatever they're called and whoever invented Lycra.

My 'shopping for clothes' addiction was getting out of control but I've found a way of keeping the bank happy and enjoying the experience. I just try a lot on , prance around the changing room making silent whooping noises, then pop them back on the hangers - job done. I think I just needed to know I could get into a size 12 regularly and that it wasn't just a fluke. I can now boast 2 size 10's in my wardrobe too which is a bonus.

And every day brings  a new bonus. Yesterday it was finding out that my shoe size had gone down too which was an unexpected but pleasant surprise ... hence the bronze satin Converse pumps in my wardrobe today . Must try very hard to avoid the mutton dressed as lamb dilemma . I'll be drawing the line at crop tops, mini skirts and halter necks you'll be pleased to hear.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Snapshots from our Christmas

Hope you like these . They sort of sum up our Christmas this year ...

Saturday, 2 January 2010

...and it's only January 2nd

In just the same way that Christmas always creeps up on me and frightens the living daylights out of me , New Year's Day has done the same. I keep forgetting that feeling that seeps in by the second day of the New Year , the one that reminds you that there's a list of things I was supposed to have finished but haven't even started. The shine has worn off the resolutions made yesterday and the 'word' for 2010 is beginning to pall. This year's word is TENACITY - come hell or high water I'm going to see things through this year. No more abandoned projects, false starts of half baked plans. having said that I reckon I displayed a fair degree of the stuff last year what with losing 5 stone in weight and undertaking a career change.
Real food tasted great over Christmas and now the packet soup/ shake regime has returned and it's worse than ever. I'm hoping that this feeling is temporary and that the goal, that is so in sight now, will begin to knock any feelings of deprivation on the head.
Having gone down 5 clothing sizes in 4 short months , nothing beats that feeling of standing in a changing room and trying on something that says 12 on the hanger . In fact last week I even bought a size 10 skirt which is nothing short of miraculous.
So onwards and downwards . New scales arriving in the post any day now which should help.