Monday, 18 May 2009

And the optician's verdict is .....

.... that I've got a tear in my cornea.

So I've got medicated eye-drops to prevent infection, and since I'm going to have to wear my glasses for a bit whilst it heals, I've also had to fork out £180 for a new pair of glasses with an up-to-date prescription in. Bloody marvellous. And just in time for the wedding this weekend when I'd have really liked to be looking my best. Grrrrrrr. Plus I have to go back again at 9am tomorrow for them to check up on it, creating a myriad of problems at work as I was meant to be out on an external training course.

I've also misery shopped while I was hanging round in town waiting for my new glasses to be assembled, and spent way more money that I needed to, so I have an additional burden of guilt to bear. Actually, the only purchase I feel guilty about is one of the pairs of shoes I bought, everything else was legitimately purchased to fulfil a need, but still, I'd thought I was getting better at this stuff. I did get a pair size 16 skinny jeans though (reduced in price too) which will encourage me in the next little bit of my weight loss - they're the new hanging-on-the-wardrobe-door garment to help me keep focused. Honestly, they look ridiculously small to me although I can just about get them on and done up. But I do mean just about. Definitely need to lose a few more inches for them to be comfortable.


Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Skinny pants are the world's greatest motivator, in my opinion. And it's great how they can go from just-too-tight to just-right in a short span of time.

Sorry about the eyeball. Hope you feel better soon.

starfish264 said...

Thanks - it happened once before, almost exactly a year ago, except it was an ulcer (we thought) that time instead of a tear. Healed itself in a couple of weeks as long as I left my lenses out, and there's no trace of any scarring on the cornea - just really irritating it's happened again.

As for the skinny jeans - they're going to be an interesting challenge as I'm going to need to lose inches off my thighs, hips and waist to get in them really comfortably, so it's going to be a bit of an all over effort! Be interesting to see how they're looking when I head out to Norway in a couple of weeks.