Monday, 27 August 2007
Day 228 - Fab Sunday ii
A very quick late night post to finish off a great day.
Did chores and gardening all afternoon and very satisfying it was too. Then met Eric for a quick early doors drink as I haven't seen him all weekend. He said he thinks I've gone too far on the weight loss thing and preferred my physique about a stone ago but he didn't say it in a critical way or anything, just an honest opinion. I happen to prefer where I am now so that's that!
Then onto Castleton for a night out with a different crew. God - I was pleased to get out of my local pub. I love it etc but I feel like it's got a bit stale through overuse and being sober all the time doesn't help.
I saw a few people I haven't seen for a long time and had the inevitable diet-based conversations with them. To be honest, I'm still lapping them up but am conscious that I need to find a way of closing them down quicker because I'm turning into a one-trick pony, and not through my own choice - it's what "new" people want to talk about but I get it all the time so it can be a bit repetitive for me and, more to the point, the people I'm with who have to sit through the same conversations over and over!!
One of them I haven't seen for years and she genuinely didn't recognise me - she actually said, "I only know one Lesley from round here and you're not her....." then clapped her hand to her mouth when she realised it was me!! Really funny. She's a lesbian and kept saying how she'd really like to make a move on me but doesn't do that with married women.... not really relevant whether she does or not in my opinion but funny nonetheless. I took it as a compliment and in the spirit it was intended!
We ended up in a pub with a band on. They have a terrible name (Hot Bitch) but were excellent value as you can see from the photos. Despite the name they are all blokes and played metal and rock covers. Very good musicians and a fantastic singer (middle-aged doctor with long curly hair who could murder anything by AC/DC - what a combination!!). It sounds cheesy but was a brilliant bop and a right laugh.
I appreciated all the usual things you notice when you've lost weight:- non-hurty feet, not sweating on the dance floor, being able to dance for ages, getting chatted up by women (erm, no that's a new one...). Also loved the being sober thing:- my eyes don't go all vacant; I don't talk crap (much); I could drive home when I wanted to rather than having to wait on a taxi or try and cadge a lift; I know I'll feel fine in the morning.... the list goes on.
So - after a bit of a sad evening yesterday, I had a lovely day today. Hope you lot did too. Night night all..