Friday, 9 October 2009


Yaaaay - bit of a victory to report!!!

About 2 years ago I bought the most beautiful pair of long boots. I verge on having an obsession with long boots, I have to admit - I wear them a lot of the time - flat, heeled, casual, smart, with skirts or with tucked in jeans - I love 'em. However long boots are not kind to those blessed with anything less or more than the "average" calf size.

So anyway - I saw these boots online and had to have them (plus they were in the sale), so I bought them and crossed my fingers that they would fit.

They didn't.

Don't ask me why, but I was far to stubborn to send them back. Since they were good quality leather I thought that I'd prob get them stretched to fit, and I was prepared to pay to get it done properly. Story of my life though and I never got round to it. They've sat quietly in the back of my wardrobe for 2 years - occasionally pulled out and wistfully tried on, in the hope that they might have miraculously stretched to fit all on their own, which unsurprisingly, never happened.

When I started losing weight this year, I'd try them on every so often, to see if they might be any closer to fitting. Lo and behold - in a complete clothing crisis this morning (one of those days when nothing looked right) I grabbed them out the wardrobe in a fit of desperation - not only did they fit, but they slid right on over the skinny jeans I had on (shame the skinny jeans are looking a bit baggy, but that's another story).

I love days like today. I've had several people tell me how gorgeous they are already this morning :O)

Other than that, I'm on plan. I made a last minute decision last night to go and see Julie and Julia at the cinema last night with Bec. It was a really sweet film and I'd saved my afternoon chocolate bar to take to the cinema for a little treat. We wandered round to the boy's flat afterwards to say hi, and stayed to play some Worms on the PS3 (oh yes, we are mature). I fully resisted the bag of giant cookies on the coffee table, and all offers of a G & T. Feeling strong!

On the other hand, my hip's grumbling a bit after the run on Wednesday night, and I was sneezing so violently last night that it was pulling on all my leg muscles quite painfully. Baaaah - I hate colds!!

Feeling a bit more human today, although still feeling rather unattractively phlegmy / snotty - not great timing, as I've just found out that there's a guy I rather like who I'll be seeing this evening - aaaaaaaarghh!!! Not that he's particularly interested in me (at least I don't think so), but you know, it's still nice to be able to make a good impression lol.

Ok - girly moment over with - you didn't see it, it didn't happen, and if you tell anyone, I'll have to hunt you down!!

Just saying :O)


Fat[free]Me said...

Oh, gosh! That is really superb - I have been wanting some sexy long boots for so long - oh, my do I dare go try some on now?

My bank account will not thank you!

(I say stun him with those boots - make-up covers a red nose and sudafed clears the nasal-ness(made up word Iknow), a bit of huskiness is considered sexy, too)

starfish264 said...

Yes!!! Go try the long boots!! All hail the magical wonder of long boots!!!

I feel a bit like I'm being pimped out - one of my friends at work just said "flash a bit of cleavage - he'll not notice the red nose then"! Hussies, all of you!!

(Note to self - inspect tops for cleave-ability when I get home ...)

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

I adooooooooore boots! I'm a boot snob though and have to have heeled boots. Preferrably stiletto, however I did just drop a pretty chunk of change on some thicker heeled (a chrome heel no less) Harley boots. Yum!

Linz M said...

Brilliant on the boots! I love it when something like that happens.

I reckon you'll make a great impression - red nose or not :) And I agree with the cleavage sentiment, if you've got it flaunt it and all that... but then I am a bit of an old tart :)

Jaframity said...

Fab, fab, fab about the boots! I know exactly what you mean. I adore them too and mean to get me a couple of pairs soon, now that I can get them zipped up.
Tonight will be one of the few occasions when you actually want the bloke to talk to your boobs and not your face. Good luck!

My Own Two Feet said...

That is awesome. :) I did that once with a nice dress shirt. Never fit, never fit, never fit.. and by the time I tried it on it was too big, lol.

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

What a fantastic victory story!

You are truly an inspiration.

Kathryn said...

What a fabulous post! Those boots sound lovely...and you didn't say a word about 'em hurting so they're keepers! Now, aren't you glad you procrastinated about returning/stretching 'em??
Thanks for the comment at my place-

Syl said...

So happy for you! And i'm sure you look HOT in your boots :-)

It's funny how victories like this add such a kick in our step isn't it.

Be proud!