Saturday, June 14, 2008

Monsoon Metamorphosis




Last week I went shopping for a new dress for my friend's 40th birthday party, it was a pink party in aid of breast cancer. I strolled into Monsoon, they had some of the most beautiful, feminine clothes I'd seen in a long time so I gathered loads of pink things up and headed off into the changing rooms. Pulling the first dress over my head I thought 'that's a big snug' and then tried to do the zip up - wouldn't go near my heaving bosom! 'Must be the cut' I thought and then tried another, same thing. I looked at myself in the full-length mirror and realised that a Kafkaesque transformation had occurred over the winter months. I had turned into this!!






Aargh! My arms and legs were fine but my abdomen and all the bits on it had swollen to epic proportions. 'Maybe I'm about to give birth, like that woman dressed as a bumble bee on a hen night' I thought to myself in terror, but then realised that Percy Pig and his sugary Pals and Signor Pinot Grigio were the true parents of this horrific offspring. I had always been this shape, but never this bad.







I went home and squeezed myself into an old pink shirt, had a blast at the party and then decided enough was enough on Sunday। So, this week I feel like one of those Florida pensioners waking up from a coma (except that I'm not wearing a peach velour tracksuit). Those flabby, shabby unattractive days are behind me now. I have had no sweets or alcohol for five days, All Bran instead of lashings of buttery toast for breakfast and I went on an 8 mile run yesterday. Result? Four pounds lost this week. I certainly don't intend to become a diet bore but I really feel much better. I have also got off my backside and had two business meetings. One with the mum, Miss Dynamite, which was great and really fired me up and another with a fantastic lady else who wants to set up a marketing training course with me. Time to up my ante!

11 comments:

rosiero said...

Well done for shedding the four pounds. I bet you feel a whole lot better. I too have put on weight over the winter - comfort eating, I think. My daughter and I are also on a sensible diet at the moment (no fat, no sugar, high fibre, high exercise!) Have also lost about 4 pounds this week, though I don't think I could match your 8-mile run. You must be fit!!

Mae said...

I love pink always have. Winter will bring about a change for spring.

Lindsay said...

Good on yer! I am afraid my weakness are Jacobs Orange Chocolat Biscuits - I eat the whole packet in one sitting!

Working mum said...

Ha ha! I'm with you on this one.I told husband last week there was something wrong with our mirror!

Thanks for popping over to see my photostory friday. Zambia, eh? Very exciting!

GoneBackSouth said...

I can never find anything to buy in Monsoon, whether or not I'm carrying a few extra pounds. Glad to hear you're feeling good!

Frog in the Field said...

Bloody impressive!
I too have been thinking I should do something about my expansion.

Inthemud said...

That was so amusing! I find Monsoon rather on the tight side.
Glad you enjoyed the party.
What a wonderful idea.
Having suffered breast cancer myself, I should have a Pink Breast cancer party for my 50th in 3 years. Something to look forward to!

Suburbia said...

I just hate buying clothes. Don't you think that they DO something to the mirrors in the changing rooms? I'm sure I don't look so bad at home. Or perhaps I just don't look!

Thanks for visiting me :)

KittyB said...

Pink always a difficult one to pull off without looking a teeny bit like the aforementioned Percy Pig.
Wallabies? A mention in the Forum. I'm thinking of cloistered orders...

(Very) Lost in France said...

Like you I've decided to shed the extra pounds I'm carrying. Unlike you, my scales don't work so I've no idea if I've lost an ounce! Good luck. VLiF

blogthatmama said...

Sounds like we're all trying to shed our winter skins - good luck everyone. I nearly had to sew my lips together to stop eating the boy's toad-in-the-hole tonight, but still going strong, another couple of pounds down this week, I think.

Kitty B I'm thinking more farms than cloisters!

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