Saturday, 12 May 2007
Developing 20 - Rugby Club Dinner
Well, all my fears were unfounded. I was quite happy to stay 'til the end and it wasn't bitter. I think the day resting set me up nicely so I didn't feel bad cold-wise all night although I started sneezing again while driving home - how weird is that?
D and Eric had a bit of a boozy session on the Lithuanian vodka but D was really good fun - loads of dancing (which is just not like him) and telling me that I looked hot and that the dress was a Marilyn Monroe dress!! You can't really see from the piccies but it was a proper curvy girl dress with a killer cleavage!!
I really enjoyed it and was happy with my soup and bar and all the water. The only slight pang was the fact that most people had Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert which is my absolute fave - mmmmmm so sweeeet and gloopy..... Luckily although it looked nice, it didn't look like the best STP I've ever seen so a dip of the finger into the sauce sufficed!
The woman who inspired me onto LL in the first place was there (the one in the bright pink - a colour she would not have worn pre-LL) and she was as excited to see me as I was to see her. We disappeared off into a huddle to compare notes and have a proper chinwag. She was just not able to go back onto the diet proper once she came off it for Christmas (first lesson to learn as I have heard that so many times). She didn't finish Maintenance and she's now gone onto CD for price reasons. She has gained about 1/2 stone since she finished just before Christmas but still looks awesome. So - a toast to Kate Tann - I hope I am eternally grateful to her for setting me off on this road to a longlasting life of slimness.
That said - I'm going to learn from this that this journey has to be seen through to the very end. I'm going to take all your lovely comments on board re Canada (and very sensible they have been) and limit any damage to the absolute minimum. A very occasional low-carb meal in strictly controlled circumstances and only for the best of reasons. Not a full-on blowout because "I'm on me holidays..."
What else? We stayed 'til the disco stopped as I was having a good time dancing with Stacey, Eric and D. I then had the task of driving 7 very drunk people round the countryside to their various homes. It was a case of steering carefully through the waters of "Lets all go back to someone's for more booze" and depositing them firmly at their respective doors. We did pop into Russ and Abby's but I haven't seen the house since it was done up and they have a gorgeous collie so that was ok. By then, D and Eric were flagging badly so they were meek as lambs when I said it was time to go.
Abby was very funny as her beloved dog Charlie took a massive shine to me and sat on my lap staring soulfully into my eyes while I scratched him or even rested his noble head on my shoulder. Apparently he hardly ever deigns to do that with her!! He was a pet but I then had to endure the doggie interrogation from Shelagh when I got home, you know the one:- "where have you been....sniff sniff sniff.... Who's he? I mean it, you've been unfaithful to me Mum....sniff sniff sniff".
D is now stretched out on the bed in the computer room struggling with his head - good enough for him!! The dog is barking wildly at the window cleaners which is just making it worse. It's time like this when I really don't miss drinking. I would have been in as bad a state as D if I wasn't on the wagon!
Anyway, enough blathering. Chores to do and then we're going to Manchester to see Meatloaf this evening. A Christmas treat which we'd both almost forgotten about.
Have nice day all and thanks for the many comments on my Lithuanian epic and "The Canada Question", especially Chris's tome - all very helpful in getting my head straight well in advance.