Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Bit and pieces from today...

Went to the new playgroup place today... It's pretty good, though I didn't get a chance to see outside. It was a cold day today... Spent the first hour there on my own. It's funny how, when you're on your own, when you're not expecting to be, all these thoughts of self-doubt flood in... Did I get the day or time wrong? Are people purposely avoiding me? Is someone mad at me? Silly thoughts...

Jayne turned up, and we sat and chatted for 1.5 hours... Then she's showing me around the NH, and we run into a lady I used to work with at another NH about 7-8 years ago. This other woman knew me by my old name, and when she knew me I was about 15kg heavier or so, had a short black bob and was either pregnant with, or had just had Erik.... Hahaha, she recognised me by my voice (yes, it MUST be distinctive, hahaha)... I recognised her by the dress she was wearing, I swear she was wearing the same dress 7 years ago!

I decided to see how far the walk was from the NH to the shopping centre, as the NH is literally around the corner from the boys' school. It took me 26 minutes to walk, at a clipped pace, with Bryn on my back, to the shopping centre.

On my walk I passed the house Amanda had listed on her blog as a GREAT house she and Dh had checked out for buying... Amanda, if you read this... WOWOWOWOWOWOW! I saw the placard outside the house, of the rooms inside, it's GORGEOUS! And it's sooooo well placed - 15 mintues walk from a major shopping centre, recreation centre, great parks - and EXACTLY where Dave and I want to move in a years time! It would be just too good if you guys got that place...

Anyway, so after dropping the boys at school, I plan to walk back to the shopping centre, also I'll walk up to the school to pick them up in the afternoon... I don't know if they'd be up to the walk themselves, but maybe...

While out, I decided to go in search of some new jeans. I have three pair of pants at the moment; mid-blue jeans size 14, dark blue jeans size 16 and black pants with pin-stripes size 16. All three are just falling off me and it isn't a goood thing... So, anyway I was carrying Bryn in the ergo on my back, and he'd fallen asleep, so you can imagine how hard it was to try on pants, but well, I was fairly motivated (it isn't often I get to go out without the bigger boys in tow)...

I went into the change room with three pair of jeans, sizes 14, 13, and 12... All of them in stretch denim, which seems to be the only thing on sale in the large department stores atm... Got the 14 and 13s on easily. Whoo hoo! last time I wore size 13 was back in 1993... Got the size 12s on too, but they felt a bit tight around my bum, but WOW! I got them on, done up and all, even with the ergo on!

That's my brag of the day...

I have to come back soon and talk about how losing a lot of weight is like winning the lotto - both in good ways and NOT very good ways....

4 comments:

Juniper said...

So glad someone turned up to join you at playgroup. I am planning on going next Wed, and hope I don't end up there alone, considering I don't even have any *kids* with me LOL!!!

Cabrissi said...

ACK... sorry to leave you guys hanging at PG today! I wanted to come but L and I are still feeling crap and I didn't want to risk infecting anyone else. Glad you liked the house! I have to figure finances out (which I have *NO* idea how to do...) to figure if we can afford it or not but if we can I do love it! OMG how AWESOME for you with those jeans! That must have felt SOOOOOOOO good!!! Congrats Sif, you definitely deserve it after all your work! :-)

Nic and Beren said...

Wow, that must have felt great to try those jeans on, but expensive having to buy a new wardrobe...LOL

Rae said...

Ooh I'm interested in your (upcoming)post on the pros and cons of losing weight. Knowing you it'll be good reading! ;)

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