42 km, a free lunch and the mother of gratification!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Today I managed 42 km on the bike, yay! The weekend was very draining and I needed some physical release, so today I started cycling and just kept going. Feel better now!
I also met an ex colleague that I hadn't seen for a while. It wasn't long since we'd last met, but then I was still using mainly my old and quite large clothes, so although you could tell I'd lost weight you couldn't really realise how much.
Today I was wearing the Tummy Tucks I splashed on the other week, and a nice T-shirt with a cardie on top. My ex colleague came from behind me... and walked right past me :D
When I called him and he turned round, his jaw dropped. When he managed to pick it up, his first words were:
"Look at you! You've done such a great job, you've shown such determination and strength" and on like this for a few minutes.
This would have been gratifying coming from anyone, but from him even more so. I've known him for about 15 years and he's never made a secret that he fancied me (with the extra weight and all). Usually when we meet we exchange a few jokey remarks about getting it on (he's married, so the jokey remarks are as far as it goes). Despite this, he waxed lyrical about the emotional side of things - how good I was, not how good *looking* I was. He was so busy pointing out what a great achievement this was that he even forgot to mention getting it on for once!
I just love this guy - and he paid for lunch :)
On a different note: this morning I woke up very late. When I saw the time I blamed it on the previous two days of frantically dealing with the club issues. Then I remembered that last night I had two glasses of very strong wine! Ooopss :D