I actually slept another 8 hours last night, maybe even a little more, because I'm not sure of when I really fell asleep. I went to bed awfully early having taken no naps during the day and having slept not enough the previous night. I read for awhile, but had enough sense to put my book under my pillow when I got sleepy so Tyke wouldn't tear it apart during the night. At least I've gotten into the habit of doing that after some books suffered that fate. I do learn my lesson after awhile. I'm just a bit of a slow learner.
The first thing I did was go on the bathroom scale, which I hadn't done in about a week or so, and I discovered that I had lost 2 kilos. I wasn't expecting that at all, though I haven't been over eating, and now I only have 8 kilos left to lose. That's 17.6 lbs and I think that's very doable. I think now that I'm below 10 kilos, everything looks easier and I think it will be an attainable goal from this point forward. It is within reach now. The only problem is that two of my skirts are getting a bit big and I do like them, but I will have to wear them with a belt and solve it that way for a while.
I ended up finding 2 pairs of jeans, a blue pair and a black pair, and they are size 46 (American size 16) and they do fit me, so I'm thrilled about that, especially when you consider that I used to be size 56. That was size 26 in America, because I bought two pairs of jeans when I was in Alaska and I was at my heaviest then. I remember being surprised that I could buy that size jeans in a regular department store. I also remember being embarrassed in the airplane, because my seat belt needed an extension and I barely fit in that little seat and couldn't really get the arm rest down, except in business class where I was upgraded to for the first part of the journey.
I looked through the shopping bag with clothes that I had not looked through yet when I wrote my last post, and I did find some things in there and put them in the washing machine and they are hanging up to dry now. I don't know if these clothes are going to be too big to wear. I'll find out when they are dry. Clothes that are too big are amusing and a real luxury, unless I like them a lot, but I'd rather be thin. Or thinner.
I ran into a dress that had a little hole in it, so I fixed the hole and now it can be washed. I had forgotten all about it and it's actually quite a nice dress. So you see, your own wardrobe can be full of surprises.
I think I may actually be able to hang the laundry outside. It's supposed to be cooler, and it is, but no rain is expected and the sun is shining. I will go do that now.
Have a happy day everyone.
P.S. Comprehensively so.