Pancakes and bacon, pancakes and bacon with sausages, sprouts and carrots, french toast...these are some of the suggestions I had from you all about what I should put my Canadian Maple syrup on.
Seriously, this isn't a "play a funny joke on the British boy" is it? No? These are actual serious suggestions on what I should put my Maple syrup on? Okay, okay, I'll try these out and report back.
Yesterday I went a bit crazy. I'm still wearing a lot of clothes which are way to big for me and it just doesn't look or feel right. I decided to dump ALL my clothes on my bed and have a bit of a Mary Poppins clear out. Instead of singing "A Spoonful Of Sugar" like she did, I put on some great music, sang out of tune and danced badly whilst trying on everything I owned and decided to donate anything that didn't fit to charity.
Here are a couple of before and after pictures:
I also have a pretty cool NSV too. I found some trousers which were a 44" waist. As soon as I put them on, they just fell straight to my ankles. Don't worry, I don't have a picture of that to scare you with!
It's surprisingly difficult taking a photo with a camera in one hand and trying to hold your trousers up with the other. This isn't a great picture but hopefully it shows how much room I had in them.
My waist is now a 32" so in total I have lost 12" around my waist. Hell yeah!
After trying on everything, I decided to get rid of 32 items of clothing.
Obviously that gave me a great excuse to go shopping for more clothes.
Today I went to the city of Portsmouth, which is a historic naval city on the South Coast of England, home to some famous ships, including the Mary Rose, HMS Warrior and Lord Nelson's HMS Victory.
Here's a picture I took of the HMS Warrior. It was built in 1860 and at the time was the largest, fastest, most heavily armed and most heavily armoured warship the world had seen.
I saw this cool top in the Nike outlet store. I didn't buy it but I liked the 'FREE YOURSELF' message on the t-shirt. From across the store, I actually thought it said something more offensive at first! haha.
I did buy these though (no smiling today sorry!):
I bought a similar darker t-shirt the other week but decided to get the white design too.
I also bought this Nike jacket and a couple of plain t-shirts (navy blue + white) by the British company 'St George by Duffer' which are very comfortable.
I'm delighted because I don't think I will need to worry about buying new clothes for a while because finally my wardrobe is full of clothes that actually fit. I'm sure my bank account will be delighted to hear that news!
Buying clothes whilst losing weight was always frustrating because you are always changing sizes and you don't want to spend too much money only for the new clothes to be too big in a matter of months. Now that I am a medium, I am assuming that this will be my size from now on because I can't see myself getting much thinner. Goodbye XL. Goodbye L. Hello M.