Friday, August 09, 2013
It's an old fashioned word but I guess that's what I was doing whilst I was away. I meant to blog each day and upload photo's but somehow that didn't happen. So I figured I'd do a series of blogs when I got home, detailing my 'break away'.
Until I actually got home that is. Teenage boys left home alone - I expected a mess. My daughter warned me I wasn't going to be happy. So, I expected bad. But oh my, I didn't realise just how bad, bad could be! This is what I came home to;
Not impressed! Not frigging impressed?! I'm still not sure if I was furious or dumb struck with disbelief! I've spent the 6 days since I got home trying to sort it all out. I used a whole bottle of washing up liquid in a day. By the time I finish, I'll need another holiday to get over it all! Oh and believe you me, when I have finished sorting it out, are those boys in for a crash course in home management. Possibly I should have made them clean it but, I couldn't live with it long enough!
Anyway, on the upside, when I got home, I weighed myself for the first time in 4 weeks. Whilst I was away, I went to the gym, I went swimming, I walked miles, and I ate very healthily most of the time. So I was pretty pissed to find I'd put on a couple of lbs! Daughter suggested I should measure myself as a better indicator. I couldn't actually disagree with her given I've previously given her the same advice. So, on Monday - my actual weigh in day, I thought I'd do the whole hog. Weighed myself and found I'd supposedly lost 2lb or so in two days. And then I measured myself for the first time in 7 weeks;
1.5 inches off my bust.
1.75 inches off my hips.
1 inch off my thighs.
Oddly - nothing off my waist but hey, lets not nit pick. I'm pretty bloody happy with those measurements.
I will blog about my wonderful stay by the sea over the next week or two. I had the most wonderful time, and I'm making good progress regarding my recovery from the op. I have an appointment with my consultant on Monday. I feel like giving him a huge hug - it's such a relief it's all over with now.