Okay… well, if you know me, then you probably know that not checking in means I’ve been having a bit of a struggle! I keep tripping backwards – it came to a head on Saturday when John bought the grandkids a bag of cookies… and I raided them! Leaving the cookie bag short… next… he also bought two portions of salted caramel cheesecake. I decided I was only going to ‘taste’ my portion, because I’d already eaten a cookie the size of a frisbee… However, after the first teaspoon of cheesecake something came over me (greed….) and I had to eat the whole thing – then to make matters worse I got up at 2am and had a bowl of cereal – I clearly had had enough calories for the whole day in the cheesecake and cookie alone – but I was on a mission and I was going to be successful no matter what… and I was too… by Sunday morning I’d gained 2lb!
So yesterday morning I tried on the dress I’m intending to wear to my brothers wedding – the dress is indeed tight… but not too tight… so that means if I keep on the straight and narrow for the rest of this week (he is getting married next week) then I should be okay – From here on in I’m counting my calories again on MFP – I’ve been doing it very half heartedly, some days missing it altogether and the days I’ve been logging my food I’ve not been thorough.
When I tried on the dress I’d only just woken up. I’d weighed myself and registered the two-pound gain, then panicked and thought I’d better try the dress on!!! So – here it is without the jacket, which looks absolutely darling! As you can see… I can’t afford any weight gain between now and then!
Please excuse my ‘morning face’ without makeup - I’m sure if you look closely you’ll see the pillow tram lines!!!
On a more positive note – I have decided this year I’m going to be organised for Christmas – I intend to finish my Christmas shopping by the end of this month – so far I’m right on course for that to happen – I have all my presents bought and gift wrapped for family and friends – all I need to buy now are some little pressies for my daughters and my grandchildren’s presents – then that’s it – and that will mean for the first time EVER I can just look forward to December and not worry about present buying – ohhh and I’ve written my Christmas cards too – now this is a MASSIVE stride forward because I actually HATE Christmas cards, every year I put them off but I’ve decided this year I’m facing my fear – so I’ve written them out already :D
The shop is moving along nicely, we were going to take the keys last week but there were a few delays in the agreement of Terms & Conditions (now agreed!), which made us come to the conclusion that we would be mad to try and open in December – we’d never have the shop fitted out in time or be up and running with the website etc – so we’re thinking January now, which will give us some time to settle in at the quietest time of the year – then we can plan our promotions for Valentines Day, Easter, etc… and it will give me time to source more stock, although I do already have some utterly gorgeous dresses I can’t wait to display!
One more thing… I thought I’d cancelled my gym membership but have just found out it’s still rolling – I think it might be a sign… ;) so I’m going back to the gym this week!