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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Wake Up Call: Losing Weight Means That You May Drop a Size or Two

I am a very community minded person. I believe that if a community works together for a communal goal then it is easily achievable. So when the opportunity came up for me to become a volunteer at Beef Week, I never hesitated. The series of events that came after, however, would be very memorable for me.
I was contacted and asked if I would be happy to attend a media event, which would include having my picture taken. In the past I would have shied away with a million exuses. Not this time. I graciously accepted immediately so that I couldn't change my mind. The task was pretty simple, I just had to show up wearing blue jeans and solid shoes. I had plenty of jeans at home and I'm sure my steel caps would be fine.
In the couple of days leading up to the event, I became very busy socialising and working and didn't think about the event again till the said morning - today.
I grabbed my blue jeans and pulled them up. Hang on. I forgot to undo the button and didn't even notice. Uh-oh. As soon as I let go, they were on the floor. Damn! I only have a few pairs of plain blue jeans and this was the smallest pair I had. So rummaging through the wardrobe I finally found a belt which used to hold things firm. The belt well and truly went round my waist and nearly another half lap again.
Although I'd seen the numbers change on the scales, when I look in the mirror, I don't see a lot of change yet. I hadn't realised how much different I was due to the difference in kilos. Too late to do anything about it, I tightened the belt and off to work I went.
I will send through an update and let you know how I went!
For those of you losing weight - ALWAYS make sure your clothes fit before a big event :)

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