I am really trying hard to lose some weight and some inches around my waist so most mornings i am out walking vigorously at 6.00am and today was no exception. I cover a distance of 3.2 miles and am doing so in 40 minutes, a speed of 5 mph which for walking is pretty fast. This morning, i walked the distance in my fastest time yet so was feeling pretty proud of myself once i got back to the apartment, showered and then put on my waist training corset. i am wearing the latter for at least 8 hours a day and, because it is getting progressively tighter and i can see my waist line shrinking so it does seem to be working. Another reason for feeling good about myself.
By mid-afternoon today, the office was empty apart from myself with no chance of there being anyone else arriving for the rest of the day. Add to that, i had just set a number of data files in a queue to be processed – something that would take a couple of hours at least to run through during which time there would be little i could do. So, what does a girl do when at a loose end? Why go shopping of course!
I changed quickly, applied light make-up, donned my wig, grabbed my purse and was out of the door within half an hour. i decided that i would go and buy the red patent leather peep-toe stiletto heeled shoes that i had seen at the weekend which were a bargain at S/.90 (about $30). Here they are:-
From there i wandered over the road to Saga Falabella just to see what they might have on-sale, it being the change over from winter to spring collections and i was still looking for some new pijamas. Would you believe that i found a fabulous red dress in my size reduced from S/.249 to just S/.69 ($87 to $24). i even tried it on in the store to be sure it fit which was hilarious in itself because i struggled to find how to get into it. It has no zip but with a cross over front held together by a press stud. It is loose fitting at the top with a gathered waist and narrow black belt. It is sleek and sexy and i can get away wearing it without a bra and my breasts will still be prominent. i haven’t yet taken a picture but i will at the weekend and post then so watch this space!
But it didn’t stop there. i wandered into the lingerie department and found a rack with discounted sleepwear and there, lo and behold were a pair of PJ’s in just my size! The top is llilac in colour while the pants are lemon, lilca, pale blue and white in pastel shades and very narrow vertical lines. They have a lilac ribbon drawstring and lilac crochet embroidery at the bottom of the legs which matches the trim on the pijama top. These too were a bargain at just S/.24 ($8.50) reduced from S/.89 ($31.50). Again, i will take a picture of myself in them at the weekend and post then so watch this space.
So, flushed with success, i headed back to my office/apartment. It was now time to think about dinner. i had roasted a leg of lamb at the weekend and still had some left over so last night i had decided to make a hot-pot out of the remains. I had layered a casserole dish with onion, potato and the lamb in alternate layers, added the left over gravy (which was delicious i might add) and baked in the oven at 150 degrees for two hours before i went to bed. Today, i rolled out some pastry and put it on top of the hot pot and then baked it in the oven again for an hour at about 180 degrees. Below is the product! It looked delicious and tasted delicious too and i pigged out, eating half of it! But what the hell, i had had such a great day i figured i deserved it! However, it will mean i must get back to the walking and diet tomorrow!