So... I'm doing fairly well with the losing weight shitty thing again.
I've lost about 3 kilos since Boxing Day.
I read this article on a news site last night, (Stuff) and it really made me go 'YES'!
It is so true.
Read it yourself and tell me what you think:
I have never read anything quite so bloody true.
It ain't rocket science. It's down to sheer will power, determination, and sticking to it.
Diet buddies are good too... I have several down in Palmerston North (Sandra, Chris D, Lois, Anne, Janene to name a few)... and I really miss them and the support they gave me.
I wish I had clicked at a WW meeting here, then I might have made some new 'diet buddies' in real life. But sadly I didn't.
So, now I have my internet/blog/weight loss girlfriends to support me in my never ending endeavours! I hope I never give up. Some days I feel I will.
Now. On to something more fun.
We all got sunburnt yesterday, so it's an inside day.
I think we will go 'window shopping', or at least wander around a mall for a while.
Well... we did indeed go to the mall... Sylvia Park. We had lunch. We got some cash and headed over to Panmure.
To buy this:
ABOVE: A brand new Kirby vacum cleaner.
There's quite a story to this.
23 years ago I bought one from a door-to-door salesman. We paid cash, so got it for $WXYZ.00
15 years after buying it, and using it as a domestic cleaner, and as a sprayer for in my pottery, it blew up.
I thought it had done very well to last that long, considering the thrashing it got!
Anyway, we then went on to buy the usual sort of vacum cleaners on the market, Panasonic, Dyson and a few others I forget. Not one of them lasted longer than a year.
So, when our latest waste of money died, I decided I was going to get a Kirby again.
I went to the Kirby shop in Panmure and asked the man how much they are now?
He told me if I bought one from a door-to-door salesman it would be $3,800... or there abouts.
I was like "Fuck that!"
Then he said I could buy one from him direct, and it would cost me a lot less.
Then he asked me what I had paid for my last one... to which I replied "$WXYZ.00".
WELL! He said I could buy a brand new one TODAY for the same price! So I did.
And I couldn't be happier. The same price as what I paid 23 years ago! And about $2,000 less than if I bought it from a door-to-door salesman! SCORE.
It is arriving either tomorrow afternoon, or Friday morning. We are all excited.
Excited about a BLOODY VACUM CLEANER!!! Too funny.
Stew has gone to the Doctor. He was lifting weights about a week ago and hurt his right arm. It's been really, really painful ever since. He tried topical pain relief, but it's not really helping. I reckon he's pulled some ligaments, or done some sort of muscle damage. Fingers crossed the Doc can help.
Well I don't know that the Doctor helped much. Gave him some anit inflammatories and a referal to a physiotherapist. Not sure if Stew will go though, we will wait and see if the anti inflam's help.
The rest of the day has been fairly quiet. I've not done anything much, just lazed the afternoon away really.
End of Day: another nice day, very hot outside, so we all avoided the sun as much as possible. Sunburn is easing though.