So, apologies for missing you all last night - I found myself tootling off to one of my very good friend's wedding reception. It was the first time we'd actually met and it was pretty awesome.
Good friends that have only just met? Yeah, I thought you'd ask. Well, hubs and I have known Gen for a very long time now through WoW, but we finally got to meet him and his lovely lady for their wedding day. Awesome :D
The nicest thing being - it felt no different than any of the hours we'd spend talking on vent or in game. I don't know how many people here have made friends in the virtual realms, but I'm glad that we did :)
So, getting ready for the event, I put myself in a STRAPLESS dress. Ikr. My first time in a strapless dress (I could never make my boobs work in them before). And this was the effect...
So, asking hubs "do my shoulders look too wide?" "do you think they're getting too big?"
"no" he responds
"you ever thought of competitive swimming?"
You know, one day I WILL take up competitive swimming and then who'll be laughing. Ha!
Anyway, my swimming skills aside, it felt good to get my shoulders out and not have to worry about having flabby arms, or a flabby back. This is why you should lift weights ladies. Or, failing lifting weights, lift yourself up xD
Now, following my very exciting Friday, I had two additional bits of GREAT NEWS. One was scale related, and one was definitely an NSV.
About 6 months or so ago, I bought a pair of size 12 jeans. They're really nice jeans, I really liked them. I got them home, excited to have some size 12s to get into - given all of my jeans are too big now - and went to change into them.
I pulled, I pushed, I rolled, I used talcum powder and I even asked Simon to pick me up by the waist-band and shake me. Those puppies were not going to go over my thighs.
I was devastated. My thighs, the seat of my power, and the pillar of my demise. The reason I had a war-of-wills with many pairs of hot pants, the reason I can squat more than the boys in my life. Love and hate they were stopping me from getting into those jeans.
Even if magic had happened, there was no way they'd do up over my butt. Not a snowballs chance.
So, I put them on the outside of my closet as a visual reminder and worked towards the day I'd get into them.
That day was today....
Now, I'll be honest. There was a little muffin-toppage, and I could have done with a little more wiggle room around the tops of my thighs but they finally went UP and OVER with minimal resistance. What more could a girl want?
Of course, with the jeans compressing my hips it did make those swimmers shoulders stand out more....luckily for dear husband he did not make a comment on this phenomenon...
Now, my second amazing bit of news, that actually (chronologically) happened first was this...
Now, I'm hoping that my wild spreading of the news hasn't offended the scale-Gods who are in charge of the scale numbers and the trend will continue on downwards (in other words - lets hope I've not spoken too soon!).
So - I've had a very exciting "Friday sort of period", what happened this Friday to make you feel good? :D