Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Love the lovely polka dots!

I'm a bit polka dot crazy at the moment. There's something quite soothing about making these beads. Must be the repetitive dot placement - I kind of get into a polka dot trance . . . . .

I went for a mooch around the shops in town on Saturday and a most excellent thing happened! The other week I had to buy new jeans because my old ones were too big. Yay! The no pudding thing is really paying off. So I had to buy one size smaller than I usually do. I thought that maybe that was a bit of a fluke and perhaps the size was wrong. But on Saturday I found a skirt that I really liked (yes, that might be shocking to you because you may know that I normally avoid dresses and skirts like the plague) and I instinctively picked up my normal size 14. I did have a quick look to see if there was a size 12, but no. I trotted off to the changing room and tried the skirt on . . . . . and it fell down! It just would not stay on my hips. I got changed and when the assistant said 'Any good?' I proudly replied 'No!' with a big grin on my face. I think she thought I was a bit loopy.

Could it actually be that after about a decade of size 14-ness I may actually be a size 12? It was a shame about the skirt because I liked it but to make it all better I bought new shoes instead!

9 Comments

Anonymous said...

Dear Laura, you make me laugh!! First pink polka dot beads and now you are buying skirts? Way to go girl!. Kerryn ;)

Laura said...

I know! And the skirt had pink flowers all over it. You'll be so proud of me when you next see me, Kerryn! :o)

L x

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

Oh wow Laura you're doing so good! I love it when things are too big it makes me feel all silly and smiley! Good on you for making up for it with the shoes though!

J xx

Laura said...

Cheers Janine. I'm pretty damn chuffed with myself. I'm halfway with how much weight I want to lose but I'm determined to keep up the diet!

Laura x

Anonymous said...

Well done Laura. Hats off to you girl. Now other than puddings (which I don't eat) whats your secret. Unfortunately I've gone the other way size 14 for years now (dare I say it, she whispers quietly) a 16. Noooooooooo.
Pam

Laura said...

Cheers Pam!

~ No pudding (except for about two a month - couldn't give them up totally!)

~ Eating no more than 1400 calories a day.

~ Cutting down on sugar.

~ Replacing snacks with fruit.

~ A bowl of cereal for breakfast every morning.

~ Drinking lots of water.

~ Half an hour of exercise every other day.

It's hard work, it's boring, but it's actually working!

Laura x

Jo said...

Woo hoo! Sounds like a great shopping trip to me!

callula said...

Wow, that is dedication for you, good on ya girl! Are you still wii-fitting? I keep thinking about getting one as I have heard lots of good things but walking our two new dogs four times a day seems to be shifting a few centimetres so I haven't bothered yet! Great news about dropping a dres size, you'll be getting a whole new wardrobe soon!
Joanne xx

Laura said...

Thanks Joanne!

Yeah - still Wii-Fitting. It's as much fun as it is good for you - highly recommend it!

I'm slowly replacing clothes. It's such a good feeling to try something on and find you need the next size down. :o)