Friday, December 02, 2011

A brief foray into town this morning to pay some bills and to buy a couple of presents. Once again we are going for small personal gifts which are not going to break the bank and are actually needed / wanted by the recipients. It wasn't too busy at such an early hour and the bills are the ones I refuse to pay by direct debit. Two companies in particular screwed up DD payments in the past and I prefer to manage andhave control of my payments. We also popped into the 99p shop... tat and all for 99p each. Now that shop and the pound shops are very busy, a sign of the times. I also bought some new clothes for work having dropped two clothes sizes. A good winter coat was a priority because my old coat not only looked tatty but I was swamped in it. Mrs C. said I looked very odd in it... an overweight anorexic was her description of me!
The weight loss is now slow but hopefully steady. It is also interesting from psychological and social perspectives. The former because I am adjusting to being different and the latter because others perceive an obvious change in the person standing in front of them. I am aware that a job I went for three years ago which I didn't get was down to my size. I heard on the grapevine that the panel preferred the slimmer, sharp suited, younger candidate with little experience to me. When I heard that I was angry but it finally acted as a spur to my losing weight. I was last at my current weight in 1996 so can I blame 13 years of new labour? Leaner times under the tories may be responsible for a leaner me! Happily I know it is down to me and  have taken responsibilty for myself. No.1 son has a hankering for lasagne so I will be making a slimming world version for him this evening. I'll be using quorn so that his girlfriend may also eat it. I am attempting to inculcate good eating habits with him but I fear I have lost him already to the fast food culture. However, dieting may be unneccessary once the euro and European economies (including the UK) goes tits up because we'll be living on baked beans and lentils anyway. We'll be digging up gardens and growing our own food.


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