I woke up at 2:30am today, purely because I was excited about weighing in. I probably could have gone downstairs and got a nice result there and then, but official weigh in time is 10am so I just had to wait. I was too tired to get up and do stuff so I tried to quiet my brain but to no avail. At some point I gave up and started browsing the interwebs on my phone and as happens all too often I found myself looking at clothes.
I’ve been a bit uninspired by my go-to websites recently so I decided to leave my comfort zone and see what is available in the shops that were totally beyond my reach as a teenager. Firstly I checked out Miss Selfridge, and instead of the clothes being geared more towards the younger generation as I thought they’d be, I found a beautiful tea dress in exactly my size. I didn’t buy it though, because I already have two dresses in my wardrobe that have never been worn. I had planned to wear them in December but I tried them on the other day and they’re too big. So I’m not buying anything else for an occasion until the occasion is actually upon me.
Next stop was Topshop and again found plenty of things I really liked in my size. Then River Island, and it was the same there! Lastly I went on the George at Asda website to see if there was anything affordable that I liked and I very, very nearly bought a snowman print dress. I was halfway through the checkout process before I remembered I’d pledged not to buy anything yet.
I did have an Asos delivery today, and that’s because I had literally nothing in my wardrobe that fit me properly. I ordered a plain black swing dress in a size 14 (it was only £15) thinking it would be tight but that it would fit me soon, but as it’s very forgiving around the tummy area it fits me perfectly right now! I know that my mum has bought me a sweater dress for my birthday, also in a size 14, so I don’t doubt that I’ll be able to wear that straight away, too.
This is so exciting, I’ve never bought a size 14 anything, let alone have it fit me!
At 6:30am I eventually got back to sleep and stayed that way until it was time to make Pea’s breakfast and step on the scales.
And the result?
3.5 pounds off!
And do you know what that means?
Yep, you’ve guessed it…
It’s been sooooo long since I got an award, I’d almost forgotten what it felt like. Yet here we are, and I only have 5.5 lbs to go until the next one. The plan is to get that by the end of the month – after all there are still 4 weigh in’s left so it’s absolutely achievable! And with such a decent loss today I’ve also put myself ahead of schedule for all the goals I have for the remainder of the year. All I can say is BRING IT ON!
I’ve kept up with Inktober so far and have added a fruit bat and a llama to my sketch book. I’m really enjoying this, I hope I continue to sketch regularly once the month is up.
I’d best be off now because I’m sure there are loads of things I’m supposed to get done today. Goodness knows what they are though…
Thanks for reading,