Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Shining my light...

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.


Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Congrats on your 2 kilos and getting below the 10! Your wardrobe discoveries sound like an early christmas surprise. I love your blog header image, what a stunning photo!

Twain12 said...

yay on the weight loss and rediscovered clothing :)I hope you have a good day ♥

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. Hurrah for a good 8 hours!

And then Hurrah for 2 kilos lost!

I think the numbers generally look less daunting in kilos than pounds.

It is only fractionally cooler here today. At least now - at 3pm - the sun is very hazy, which makes a big difference.

Bearfriend xx

Bernie said...

Oh Nora good for you on the weight loss........something I need to do.

So happy you slept so well, I think that will help you feel better. Proper sleep will help you to heal faster.

It must be exciting to find clothes you really like and they fit you again. That sounds like fun to me.

Wishing you another great nights sleep tonight........:-) Hugs

Frances said...

sounding good. too busy to check on past days at the moment, just popping in to say hello. Great about the weight loss, that puts you into a healthy range, i guess, which is wonderful news.
Look after yourself.

Gail said...

Sounds like everything is coming up roses!

Wisewebwoman said...

Take a bow my friend, particularly on the new sleeping patterns.
You seem to be stabilizing in every way!