On Saturday I got back from two weeks in Florida. It was fantastic, as it always is, and I loved every minute. It’s been three years since the last time I was there and was a bit anxious about whether I’d be able to fit into some of the ride seats as I mentioned in my last update. However, although I did have to aim for the seats for ‘people with larger dimensions’, I didn’t have to struggle to do up the belts or close the restraints like before. I even managed to go on the Harry Potter ride without any problems! Success.
The whole holiday was great. Unlike previous visits, I rarely finished a meal and even if it was one of those all-you-can-eat buffets I only managed maybe two small plates at the most. I’m definitely noticing a difference in the amount I’m eating now compared to the last time I was in Florida. I’d easily have polished off three big plates and a dessert at those buffets before.
And, get this, I even had more confidence at the water parks. I bought this gorgeous new swimsuit from Simply Be before going. It’s a Magisculpt one so shapes really nice and it held in all my lumpy bits. I felt so much better in this than I did with my old tankini. I even went swimming with manatees wearing it. I think they were impressed. Also, previously I would have worn board shorts to hide my body even more. I did buy a couple of pairs before going this time but I felt uncomfortable in them and ditched them pretty soon. No covering up any more!
For the first time in ages I also went clothes shopping. Twice. And loved it. I bought quite a few new clothes from Torrid. I’ve shopped with them online before but mainly bought T-shirts. In the store I bought denim shorts, a knitted top, a funky striped vest, a Ramones T-shirt and my new favourites – cropped leopard print trousers! I love them. They are so comfortable and a year ago I would never have even contemplated wearing anything like this. I would always wear dark clothes and hide away. Now I’m wearing patterns and bright colours and being daring. Look at me go! I wish they had Torrid shops (or even a website) in the UK.
I still got a bit miffed that the really cool Marvel T-shirts in the D Street store Downtown Disney didn’t have my size though. I did buy this Iron Man T-shirt that’s blatantly too small but it was so cool I’m aiming to slim down into it at some point. I have goals, y’know. I’ve also just noticed other merchandise on that site that I want. No, step away from the Marvel. My credit card can’t take it! And I can’t fit in it yet so it’ll have to wait anyway.
I just looked at some photos on Facebook taken of me in Florida in 2010 for comparison. I look awful! I can see a difference in size though, which is good. I hope when I go back in 2015 (yes, I’m planning it already) that I look even better. Here’s a comparison shot to show the difference.
Anyway, I knew I’d put on a bit of weight while we were away. It was inevitable. And I knew I had a hospital appointment when I got back but I didn’t actually realise it was today. I thought I’d be able to do a few sessions at the gym to shift a couple of pounds and then have the appointment. Never mind. I’ve put on half a kg which isn’t too bad. The nurse said it wasn’t too bad considering I went to Florida too. She was fine about it.
I’ve had another fill which now takes me up to 4.75ml in total. She said I need to only eat when I’m hungry rather than trying to eat at specific times as I’ve been doing. I usually have a banana before leaving the house, breakfast when I get into work, lunch around 1.30pm, a piece of fruit before leaving work (if I’m going to the gym) and then dinner around 7-8pm. But she said that if I don’t feel like eating the banana before leaving (I never do) then I don’t have to. I need to be more conscious of when I’m actually hungry rather than sticking to a routine. Works for me! It’s harder for me to do that anyway because I never want to eat at proper times.
The nurse also said that the band holds 10ml but they never go up that far. People usually vary between 5-7ml and then some only manage two meals a day. So I’ve now got 4.75ml so I should definitely start seeing a difference in what I’m eating because I still think I’m eating too much. I know I’m eating less but I still think it’s too much.
We’ll see how it goes anyway. Back to the gym, next week – I have yet another cold (5th this year!) and still have a bit of jet lag so I’m having a couple more days before getting back into it. I also wrote that I have ‘jet leg’ at first. Not entirely sure what that is but sounds a bit more serious than jet lag so I’m glad I don’t have it.
Almost forgot! I went to the BAFTAs on Sunday. I wore my new dress – the most expensive dress I’ve ever bought. It’s a Kiyonna dress from Curvety and it has thick but delicate lace over an under-dress and is very flattering and comfortable. I even splashed out on some Vivienne Westwood jewellery to add a bit of colour. It’s a shame it wasn’t great weather on Sunday though as I wanted to show off the dress a bit more. I want to wear it again but don’t have any posh events in my calendar for the foreseeable future. Maybe I should just wear it to work on casual Friday and get some wear out of it. Too much?