The two current worries of my life -- the darned fancy dress and my weightloss -- seem to have sorted themselves out.
First the fancy dress.. the decision has been made -- Queen of Hearts for Naisha (Yesssss!), Incy Wincy spider for Hrit.
Naisha is a real surprise. She's a great story teller so I tried to sell her the idea of just narrating the story in the rhyme rather than mugging it up and says she, "No mama I'll learn the rhyme.. look I already know half. Then she proceeded to rattle off "The Queen of Hearts she made some tarts...." Women I tell you.. most unpredictable. What's more she has also prepared herself to tell the story if she forgets the rhyme. That's one kid sorted. SIGH!
Hrit was a no brainer.. anything black and scary and he's happy.. so a spider he is.
Somehow the task of putting the costumes together seem so much easier than arriving at a decision that makes the kids and me happy.
Now for the weightloss...
BOREDOM ALERT: If you're not a compulsive fat fighter stop now.
If you are one read on...
Actually, I'm not even sure I should be happy about this one but I am. I did my BCA (body composition analysis) at the gym today. And the results...
The good first.. (me being a wannabe optimist)
-- muscle mass has increased
-- BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) has increased.
Isn't that wonderful?
On the flip side
-- Weight up by 2 kgs
-- Water content down (I need to drink more water. At least 4 ltrs says the instructor. When I started at him incredulously and asked, "Do even you ever drink 4 ltrs?" He replied with a deadpan face, "I drink 8." So much for being a smart alec).
-- Fat percentage up too.
The net result is what the instructor had pointed out earlier... exercise regimen is perfect but the diet....hmmmm.
However, for now, I can't look beyond the BMR and I am pretty kicked. All I have to do is eat sensibly and all will be well. How tough can that be? I've done it before. So two kgs by Spetember end.