Friday, 12 July 2013

How's That Diet Going?

Here's me looking lardy whilst modelling my much admired Skipping Girl bag bargain.  Red Mel said that if you have your picture taken side on it makes you look a lot thinner.  God knows how elephantine I'd have looked if I'd faced the camera head on!

Ignore the fat girl in the foreground  for the moment and admire the historic quarter of  Shad Thames in the heart of the capital.  In my youth,  much of the area east of Tower Hill was an eyesore and probably contributed to my idea that London wasn't somewhere that I wanted to spend much time in, especially anywhere South of the river.

All that changed with a visit to the Big Smoke in 2009 to see my beloved Leonard Cohen at the O2.  A rumour propagated by my son is that I can be heard whooping and hollering on the live album of the concert.  As I was near the front of the arena this isn't such a preposterous idea.   Now I'm on good terms with our capital visit again and will be planning a few more visits in the near future.

So why hasn't the weight loss gone to plan?. Darlings,  it's so,so simple:

1.  I love food - a lot!
2. I like a drinkie or two

AND I've been gadding about socialising performing steps 1 and 2 above far more than I should if I am to lose weight.  I'll also let you into a secret.  Sssssh;  Sometimes I'll do them simultaneously!

But here's the thing.  I've been having such a good time the lack of weight loss hasn't been such a big deal. In spite of the extra poundage I'm being told by lots of people that I'm looking really well.  Am I now 'bien dans ma peau' as the french would say?  Well not quite.  But for the moment abstinence can darned well wait!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! Enjoy life when it's there to be enjoyed.