Sunday, November 02, 2008
Well, haven't written here in a while. Have been busy with my current stage performance, rehearsal scheduleds, etc. We opened on Thursday evening. The role I play is a 40 something 5 times divorced cougar, and am loving every minute of it, being able to be over the top with flirty on stage, etc.
I have had a lot of my theatre friends that have attend the show already and comment on my weight loss and how good I look. A couple have not seen me since last November !
Apparently I just 'light up the stage', of course it helps that I am wearing a tight red mini-dress with calve length, laced hemmed, tights underneath in a couple of scenes; and a leopard print skirt set in a couple of others. These outfits are size 9....NEVER thought I would see that number again, and that wasn't really a goal I set for my self, so it is a shock.
Friday night of course was Halloween. I stopped by my local pub after work to see some friends and while talking with them got motivated to dress up for and attend the Halloween party they were having later that night. I went home to decorate the house for the trick or treaters, and to find something to wear to the party. I have a tiara that I bought for a play we did a couple of years ago, which I paid for personally since I wanted to keep it. LOL, I had always wanted one. It now sits in my bathroom on a pillow on display....OK, kind of decadent, but hey I deserve some pampering. Anyhow, I decided to wear that with a fancy dress, and try to come up with some beauty queen sash.
I put on my size 16 flowery dress; it was too big, but it was halloween and would pass for the night. I went back into the closet and pulled out a black dress that I had bought in '01 for the xmas/new years season. It's labeled a size 14, but it is a VERY small size 14, probably more like a 10-12, form fitting cut, YOU know the type and what I am talking about here with sizing. Haven't been able to wear this since '03. OH MY GOSH, it not only fit, but had extra room that wasn't there in '01. So then, I went back into the closet and pulled out a tight stretchy sparkly dress I got in '98-99 and it fit perfectly. I ran down to stairs to show my man, and was almost in tears.
The weight loss for me has been 28 lbs, and a slow healthy process since I am doing a life style change not a diet. I am not cutting out the things I really enjoy, but making subtle changes. I am working out at Curves 3-6 times per week, boxing on Sundays, walking the dog, raking leave, etc, so my body is shaping up slowly too. Because the process has been slow, I don't really notice what I have done.
Well, I had to be at the theatre for 7 pm; show was on at 8; I was at the halloween party by 10:30. I attracted alot of attention. Not bad for any old girl ! I managed to find a sash at the local dollar store, it said "PARTY PRINCESS", it was to a little girl, but fun none the less.
Get this, I got hit on by some guy I have never seen before there, he tried to pick my up! Not a bad looking man I'll tell ya. Kept staring at me; approached me when I was alone. My boyfriend got VERY touchy feely with me after witnessing that. Holding my hand; arm around my chair; asking me to slow dance. It was so funny to experience. He is now talking marriage, I moved in with him in '03. Ya think he is getting nervous?
I am still in shock from friday. I know I am getting attention, but it feels weird, good but weird ya know.
Gotta run, getting ready for boxing class, and we have a matinee show at 2 today. After that I will be raking leaves, I might pickup some wine on the way home and celebrate this new body of mine.