[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
On Sunday night I put a rinse through my hair - a coppery red - to perk the colour up a bit. Then yesterday I went to the gym and, as usual, got a towel hire. I hate having to drag a towel along as well as everything else.
So, after half hour or so of walk/run on the treadmill, I was sweating like a pig. I went to do some ab work on the mats and realised my once-white towel was now orange streaked. Yikes! Damn hair dye.
Still I'm sure they have had much worse. I remember one time I was on holidays in Bali with a friend and she dragged me along to the hotel gym. After a heavy workout (by her, not me), the gym towel had more fake tan on it than she did.
Hopefully the colour is set now and won't be dripping off me any more.
Sunday is the Big Day Out. My original plan was to get to 75 kg by then but the chances of dropping 4 kilograms by Sunday are pretty remote, unless I get a body part amputated.
I had a spare ticket that I'd bought for my sister and listed it on ebay. No one bid on it for ages then last night it raced up to $97 at the last minute. Woohoo! So I'm going to invest my money (when I get it) on clothes for the day.
When I was growing up, my Mum always had a horror of being "mutton dressed as lamb" - luckily I've not inherited that fear. Far from it. I'd much rather be mutton dressed as lamb than lamb dressed as mutton. I figure with my youthful looks, I can get away with it - and bugger what anyone else thinks if I can't. No way am I dressing like an old lady.
It surprises me sometimes when I find out the age of people I work with - often they are younger than me but dress like they have just given up. They dress for "comfort" - how anyone can be comfortable in dowdy clothes is beyond me. Even my friends in their late 20s dress far more conservatively than I do.
So, for the BDO, I'm thinking of getting some Converse high tops - purple ones if they have them at the outlet shop (no way am I paying retail when the outlet shop is 5 minutes down the street) and teaming them with some bright coloured fishnets. I figure the shoes will be handy for when I want to walk places without wearing big, heavy runners. I'm also wearing my tarty denim skirt and probably a t-shirt. I'd like to wear a singlet top but don't think my arms look good in one. Maybe I'll wear one with my crochet cardi - if it gets too hot, I'm not going to care about the flabbiness of my arms.
I think I mentioned this before but I offered Andrew the spare ticket. He refused it because none of his friends are going and no way would he go with his mum! I punched him because I'm not like other mums - I'm much cooler - but I'm glad he refused in a way. I think going to the Big Day Out together would just be a bit too Gilmore Girls for me.
Now I'm just praying it won't be over 40 on Sunday.
Good on you for going to the BDO on your own. GO THE SINGLET...
You are way too cool to be seen at the BDO with your son. At least this way they won't think he is your toy boy and you will be more likely to pick-up :D
Sounds like a very fun outfit - go you!
Hope you have a great time Kathryn.
You are one cool chick, Purple converse? Wow! I love the idea of teaming them with fishnets - what colour though?
Obviously we all think we're cooler than other Mums!
You are one cool gal! And yes, I hope and pray that there will be no more 40 degree days after Thursday. I hope you have a great time at BDO!
GOOD for you in having a tarty skirt.. I don't even have one… Well I do but it's that tight it's borderline blarky not tarty.
I love that you are happy to dress in your own style. I've always been too chicken to do that. I feel "safer" in boring clothes, but part of me would love to just go mad and wear bright, happy stuff. enjoy the BDO!!!
Sad to say i have a history of overinvolvement with laundry type jobs in my time, the reason they have white towels is cos you can bleach anything out of them, so they do anticipate fake tan and stuff at gyms.
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ROCK OUT SISTER!
boobs: 100 cm
waist: 81 cm
hips: 109 cm
thighs: 50 cm
Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama
Week 1 - Drink more water
Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats