I was walking past my bedroom mirror the other day, when I noticed that my legs looked slimmer. Interesting! I have always had the fattest calves in the actual universe, so to suddenly see an improvement is a milestone to celebrate. Obviously I had to whip out my trusty tape measure to verify what i could see, and yes, I have indeed lost several centimetres from each calf. Suddenly the possibility of buying nice boots is opening up before me! Ok, not quite yet, but eventually! And dresses! I may even be able to wear a dress that isn’t a maxi dress, and without leggings! I’m going to be like a real girl soon.
Other non scale related evidence that things are still moving in the right direction: my wedding ring is too big, my trousers are all suddenly too long (and I’m going to assume I haven’t got any shorter!) and I definitely need new ( smaller ) underwear.
In spite of the school holidays, I am currently still managing to hit the gym a couple of times a week, and I am going all out when I am there, more about that at a later date though. My food isn’t perfect, it isn’t often easy on days out to get the right kind of food. We went to an Olympic football match (USA v DPR Korea) and I ended up caving in and eating a pie and drinking Coke. We were there for absolutely hours and there really wasn’t a healthy option! When we go to the Olympic Stadium to see the Paralympic athletics, I am hoping there will be better choices than were available at Old Trafford. I am not planning on dragging a healthy picnic to London and on the tube at rush hour, that’s for certain, so what will be will be. But I am striving to be good most of the time, and I am pretty happy with how things are going, even though today I had ice creammmmmmmmmmm!
Before I go, a handy hint that I learned last night. You can use Tesco Clubcard vouchers to buy railcards! I saved myself £28 last night, using £14 worth of vouchers to renew my Family and Friends railcard. Which in turn saves me loads of money when I buy train tickets. It’s only costing £40 for me and Rebecca to get to London using a happy combination of railcard and early booking. In fact I think the return part of the journey is a mere tenner. Thus our visit to the Olympic Stadium is costing £65 which I think is a massive bargain. Everyone should buy Paralympic tickets. They are much cheaper, easier to get hold of (getting tickets for the Olympics should be made into an Olympic event in itself, it’s near impossible!) and it is going to be awesome!