…well, it is kind of expected when you attend a comedy gig!
The past 24 hours have been good – very good.
Last night I went to see Russell Kane and Omar Hamdi. Yet again I went through that panic of wondering whether or not I would fit in the seats…as it was a different venue to the one I went to a few weeks ago. We arrived early and found the theatre – and I loitered until finding an usher to sneak me in. Actually, it was two ushers – a lovely girl and a cute boy!
So I explained my worries and they were lovely…and both were thrilled when I sat in the seat without a problem. I went out and gave the thumbs up to Mr WLB who was visibly relieved – I am not sure that he really wanted to leave if I hadn’t fitted in the seat!
When the doors opened, we made our way in and had perfect seats. Nobody behind me – I get long hair paranoia issues as a boy sitting behind me once tied my hair to the rails on the bus seat! One day, I will hunt him down! And nobody on the seats in front of us, so I didn’t have to worry about knee / seat banging issues either.
I had a real giggle, with one story resonating so much and reminding me of my Dad and his innate inability to enjoy the last few days of his holidays, or a Sunday evening. I won’t spoil it…as I have had messages from readers to say that they are going to see Russell Kane soon…but look out for it…as it is so true! I rang my Dad and told him about it today and he was laughing too…he obviously recognised his traits!
Ironically, the tour is called ‘Smallness’ – which I found rather amusing considering the fact that I was worried about my large arse fitting in the seats. Thankfully, it had nothing to do with size…more about the behaviour of the British people.
The show finished on a high, and Mr WLB and I made our way back to the car through the crowds. In my haste to get home and get my PJs on, we missed the opportunity to meet Russell and Omar in the bar afterwards…I must remember to slow down and enjoy life!
Today saw another NSV. Now this is not a good one…as it relates to my seatbelt…and the fact that I haven’t worn one for ages! Freddie Freelander is not generous in the seatbelt department. My Mums Polo is far, far more generous despite being a compact and bijou pocket rocket, and the seatbelt on her car has fitted me for ages. The last time I tried my belt in Freddie, I was almost garrotted.
I am not sure what made me try, but I thought that today was as good a day as any to see if I could drive around safely. It’s not that I ever wanted to drive without it, but that it just wouldn’t do up. Not today though…today it fitted with plenty of room to move. So not only is there a decent gap between my stomach and the steering wheel, but there is room to move and drive without feeling pinned down!
So a couple of good NSVs – my seatbelt finally fits, and I have a new venue for evenings out. It feels amazing to be getting my life back and to be getting out there.
I was talking to a lovely chap today that I am coaching, who is where I was at the beginning of my journey. We were discussing how to remain focussed and I explained that life isn’t good at target…life is good a long, long time before that. There are so many little indicators that you are moving in the right direction – being able to put socks on without thinking you are going to burst, more room in clothes, easier to reach your bum when you go to the loo!
Seriously though…life can be great way before you hit target and one of the things that keeps me going is noticing these little moments and celebrating them! You have to be proud of even the tiniest of accomplishments as each little one helps to rebuild your self-esteem. So get celebrating!
That’s it from me for today. I am heading to see the dietitian tomorrow morning before my Slimming World group. Hopefully she will help me work out a way of continuing to see her – as I like to seek her advice every now and again – yet keeping me away from the surgeons. I am going to try and get on the body analysis machine tomorrow and see if I can get the last report too…it will be interesting to see the changes in muscle mass, fat mass and water content.
Breakfast: Banana porridge (5 syns).Lunch: Sardine melt (2 x HEA and 2 x HEB).Dinner: Ham and veggie scrambled eggs with salad.Snacks: Mini Green & Blacks bars (8.5 syns).An okay food day – an Original plan day. My usual banana porridge to fuel my workout. Lunch was my sardine melt – sardines, red onion, and cherry tomatoes, on top of spinach which sits on top of my toasted rolls…topped with cheese…lovely cheese! I then made a scrambled egg combo with lean ham pieces, mushrooms and red onion, with spinach, herb salad and tomatoes.
Exercise: 5 minutes treadmill, 65 minutes weights, 30 minutes elliptical machine.
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx