I played dress-ups this evening before my burritos dinner. I put on my suit and the boots Jac bought yesterday. Even though they are definitely too big for me, they look really good! I walked around the house and showed Jac. She loves me in the brown suit (it almost has magical powers like Zoe’s shirt of 2+ cuteness) – I bought it at a boutique called Picnic maybe 5 or so years ago. It’s easily the most expensive clothing item I own; I can’t remember the exact price, but it was $320+ which is a lot for me to spend on clothes. I’m usually a Bonds t-shirt kind of gal!
After wearing the suit only once to a wedding, I got my job at Telstra and ended up putting on quite a bit of weight – I wasn’t able to fit into the suit for a couple of years. Before that job, when Jac and I met I was working full-time in hospitality and worked on my feet all day. I could eat like a horse at all hours, not do any exercise and not put on any weight. Unfortunately for me, sitting at a desk all day working for Telstra, still eating like a horse and not doing any exercise was a bad combination. I wouldn’t say I got really fat, but I was definitely visibly overweight. The photo on my proof of age card was taken during that time. I should get a new card made with a more recent photo, because it doesn’t look much like me any more.
It was the biggest thrill for me when I lost weight a few years ago, realising that I once again fitted into my suit. I’ll write more about my road to weight loss (and how I keep it off now while being the food pornographer!) another time, as I have to get ready for bed now. But for now (especially for you, ym), here are a couple of pictures of the boots:
Jac will be dropping my suit off for drycleaning tomorrow, while I’m at uni for the last week of classes for the semester! YAY! If I have the time tomorrow, I might leave uni early and have a look for some shoes/boots in town. But only if nothing comes up to keep me busy and on campus. (Maybe just writing that has jinxed me!)