Saturday, 5 May 2012

Oh dear.

To celebrate my 2.5 stone award last Wednesday (plus birthdays) me and Richy have just been out for dinner with Ali and Iain.... for a curry. As I say, oh dear.

Were we out for a la carte it wouldn't be so bad because wise choices could be made (tandoori chicken for example). But not tonight. No chance. No siree. Tonight was an all you can eat buffet. Ha! I managed some pakora and poppadom starters (what a hardship) and some curry, rice and bread (it's a tough shift). A few beers later (oops) and I've polished off about 70 syns. At least. Wow. Easy done over one meal. Still, it was most enjoyable and it's not something I am indulging in very often. In fact, not at all since January. And it was lush. Also, the fact I know I have a healthy free chicken marinating in my fridge for tomorrow helps. True it contains Indian spices again, but I'm hoping my recreation of Jamie Oliver's Empire Roast chicken tastes as good as the picture looks. A heady mixture of yoghurt, spices, garlic, chilli and ginger I'm hopeful it will be mild enough for the whole family. Don't worry, I'll be sure to keep you informed.

Tonight something happened though which hasn't happened in a very long time. I looked in the mirror... And liked what I saw. My outfit tonight was a direct recreation of my outfit from last week, a picture of which you are no doubt sick of looking at, but I have posted again for any (un)fortunate souls or new visitors who haven't seen it before. My hair is now long enough that I can put it in a side bun (with the help of a donut). My jewellery is a personal mixture of white gold and costume, and somehow in my 31st year I am more adventurous with make up than I have ever been, trying new colours and products. That doesn't really make sense to be honest. A teenage me should be happier playing with blue nail polish than I am now, as a 31 year old mother of two. Im going for it though, not afraid to try things out. Despite all this, I know I still have a long way to go. It's nice liking what I see though. Long may it continue.


  1. Gemma, you are doing so amazingly well and your picture highlights the inner happiness that you feel now that you are changing the outer shell. Go you for experimenting and for having the odd blow out. We all need treats. Gail Gymbo xxx

  2. Was a lush dinner and we should do it more often :) so far the scales are telling me i've maintained so still got 4 days to lose. Fingers crossed for both of us Ali xx