Sunday, July 30, 2006

Kicking more goals today...

Well, we all seemed to sleep a bit more deeply last night, and got up a bit fresher this morning, with not one feeling feverish for the first time in over a week (phew!)...

Being that today was the first day Dave was home in the past few days, and with the sun shining we decided to risk it and go out. We were headed to "The Good Guys" via the shopping centre. We decided to bus it, and despite the chilly wind, it felt so goooooood to be out in the fresh air, I felt my mood lift just for having fresh air in my lungs and a destination!

We got to the shopping centre and I took the opportunity to weigh myself as I felt I'd probably lost a little bit of weight thanks to have half-deadened tastebuds from the flu. To my absolute GLEE I weighed in at 79.8kg!!! Yay!, I've broken the 80kg mark!!! (no need for anyone to comment on this, btw, I realise I go on about this a bit, LOL, but to me it's like reaching sobriety milestones, or like climbing Mt Everest, I'm just sooooo happy to be finally doing this I want to shout from the roof tops)

I'm a bit confused though, because back when I was 23 I half starved myself and spent every day at the gym, or so it seemed, got down to 69kg, and was about a size 14, now I'm into size 14, and even have a size 12 top, but I'm 10 kg heavier??? Maybe my scales were wrong back then and I was heavier than I am now? Or maybe dress sizes have become more generous in the past 12 years? Hmmm, don't know.

Anyway, on that high, we had lunch - unfortunately my favourite chinese place wasn't open, and the only one that was didn't have honey chicken - which I love to treat myself with each week, so I ended up just have turkey and cranberry on dark rye, which was nice, but not honey chicken, LOL...

So, then we headed off to "The Good Gys". Got there, they had about 6 dryers on the floor, 3 of which fit within our price range, we ended up going for the most expensive of these and got a $30 discount for cash (to my way of thinking that's really NOT that great an incentive for paying cash, it only covers the delivery fee, basically).

So, a brand spanking new 4kg dryer will be arriving here tomorrow - Thanks Dave!!! - my excitng goal for this week will be to catch up with our washing!!! Wish me luck! Hey, no more nappies hanging on the airer in the loungeroom for days on end, yippeee! Oh, LOL, the best things about the new dryer are a) it's a Simpson, just like our washer which has lasted and lasted, and b) it is a really simple turn dial, no fancy smancy electronics that can stuff up and cost a bundle to fix!

4 comments:

Rae said...

Oh good on with getting a simple dial dryer. The reason I reckon our fridge recently packed it was because it had a computer in it. So this time we went simple too.

I know what you mean about clothes sizes too. I don't feel any skinnier but ever since having Noah I've been a size smaller in everything. My weight hasn't really gone up or down so its either my weight has shifted around more evenly, maybe I have more fat in my head and fingers or something LOL or the shops have changed their sizes.

Glad you had a euphoric day out too! :) Sounds fun.

Cabrissi said...

Glad to hear everyone is feeling better and congrats on your new dryer! We have the same brand, don't know how old but still works great! But most of all congrats on breaking the 80kg mark, you deserve to 'go on about it a bit' - if it was an easy, no effort thing there wouldn't be so many people buying into dieting aids, fad diets etc and struggling with it!

Sif said...

LOL, I was thinking maybe I have less muscle tone now, so everything is softer and can be squeezed into more stuff? Or maybe I was just way more critical of myself 12 years ago, and didn't dare wear smaller sizes because it showed of bulges of fat that, these days, I don't really care about (compared to what USED to be there), rofl...

God, Amanda, believe me, for a while there I thought I was single handedly keeping the weightloss industry alive and thriving (between about 1990 and 2003, when I finally gave up and just ate whatever I felt like and LOTS of it)...

I can't wait to try my dryer - LOL, the old BC me would be totally disgusted at this me for being so excited about a "whitegood"...

Rae said...

Yeah I think you have a point there. Embrace the bulging bellies I say! They weren't meant to be concave. :)Back ten years ago I would have thought showing that I had hips and a waist meant the garment was too tight now I guess I'm more accepting of my body. When I look at photos from highschool I look shapeless with my army disposal jacket on in the middle of summer LOL and layers upon layers upon layers of clothing. :)

Teenagers and the failing parent...