It’s my birthday tomorrow – in fact, it’s the 1st anniversary of my 40th birthday. Look what Mr Beloved got for me!!
Both movies I’ve wanted to see for ages; both extremely chicky flicks; and, I just noticed – both starring Amy Adams, and I don’t think I’ve seen her in anything before – how odd! I wanted “Miss Pettigrew” primarily for the ’40s fashions. Which of course I adoooooore!
And “Enchanted” just looks like so much FUN!
In other news – my weight is DOWN this week (hooray!) – I’m now 97 kg, and my blood pressure was 117/83. Sometime in the next few visits I’ll get the dietician to take my measurements and do the Body Impedance Analysis thing that measures how much lean muscle mass and how much FAT there is now… I’m hoping, obviously, that the fat has decreased and the muscle has INCREASED!
It does annoy me though that the dietitians seem to be OBSESSED with “working at 65% of heart rate to lose fat”. Uhhh – for a start, I don’t have a heart rate monitor, and there’s no way on earth I’m going to be able to stop and count my pulse while I’m exercising – it takes all my concentration to just keep going! And for another thing, surely ANY exercise will help? Yes, I might be “burning carbs instead of fat” but given that this time last year I hadn’t been inside a gym in 20 years – well, I think I’m doing ok getting there regularly.
And yesterday I did Bodystep – remember the disastrous first attempt at that, back in January? Well, this time, I DID NOT FALL OVER… and I managed the whole class – although I did it at a much lower intensity than people like Sue, who have been doing it for a lot longer. I’ll get there!
No matter what the scales read, I’m happier that I’m fitter than I used to be. SO THERE, scales! (No really, it’s hardly bothering me at all, WHY DO YOU EVEN ASK?!)
Meanwhile, do have a read of what I think of the latest Vogue patterns over on Sewing Queens…