I'm going on holiday! Whoooop!

Friday, June 21, 2013

I've been working SO hard recently. It's been interesting, and I have been trying hard not to get stressed about how much I've had to do…but I need a break. I haven’t been on holiday in 19 months now, so it's time. I was randomly lying in bed last night thinking about my mum and family in Ghana, and woke up this morning and decided to be impulsive and just book a flight! Yayyyy!

So I'm off….5 weeks today, for 2 and a half weeks…yipppeeee! I HAVE to look my absolute best by the time I go! Ghana people are very…how can I put this nicely…honest!? I mean, the first thing my aunt's comment on when I get there is my weight: whether I've 'gotten fatter' or 'gotten thinner' than the last time they saw me! People in the street will even shout out 'fat girl/boy' in the street to complete strangers and think nothing of it! (I'm not saying everyone is like this, but I've seen it happen). I guess it's just a completely different mentality; they feel like they're being honest so to them it's not an insult or anything, just a statement of fact.

Anyway, last time I was in Ghana I was 210lbs…so I am DEFINITELY slimmer than the last time they saw me. However, I'd still like to get down a bit more so I can finally wear a bikini or swimming costume on the beach and feel normal. I'm more comfortable with my figure right now than I've ever been, so I think I'll feel good when I'm there.

So I have 5 weeks today, my flight is on the 26th July and I'm going to be working by behind off between now and then to feel 100% ready to see my family who I haven’t seen in a year and a half. 35 days. That's it. Ah I'm TOO excited. How's that for motivation to keep going eh!

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    I can't wait to hear what they say about how good you look!! How exciting! how did you end up in London? :o)
    2775 days ago
    I'm so happy for you! Yay! You are gonna looks so good and blow everyone's mind when they see you! And I've never heard it called a swimming costume before! Lol. You HAVE to make a vid blog so I can hear you talk! This is a must! :)
    2776 days ago
    When I was in the Philippines they were very blunt and honest too!! Crazy how cultures vary. Have fun on your trip!
    2776 days ago
  • SHEL_V2
    Funny to hear about the blunt public evaluations in Ghana. Here in the US we don't even always feel comfortable expressing "you've lost weight?". "You look good" is such a common and sometimes insincere greeting that it is hard to take as a compliment.

    Those vacation deadlines are a good motivation; mine is tomorrow. I have been exceptionally focused lately. Every week I take a look at my cardio to see if I can bump it up just a little. I'm burning more calories than I used to. Oh, and I can eat. That seems so much more sustainable than depriving ourselves of food to get ready for vacation!
    2776 days ago
    Well done on your impulse trip. I like to do things on impulse too. Maybe Cornwall though, not Ghana as I am without a passport at the moment.
    I am sure that your trip will motivate you and you will look amazing when you go.
    Have fun.
    2776 days ago
  • KNH771
    Good for you taking a break! I need to schedule a vacation myself...
    2776 days ago
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  • SUMMER2203
    i am so excited on your behalf haha!!! this sounds like such an awesome, much-needed break :) and awessssome mid-summer motivation! nothing like being in a hot climate in swimsuits to make a girl want to drop weight haha
    2776 days ago
  • MUFFIY831
    Excellent! You got this!
    2776 days ago
    That is fantastic! I hope you have a great time... they will be calling out "Hey hot girl" on the!
    2776 days ago
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