We have been invited to a wedding party on 9 July and it is a "black tie" do. Max decided that his dinner jacket no longer met the requirements and has bought a new jacket etc for the occasion. I have a couple of old faithfuls in the cupboard and didn't think any more of it....
....until I tried on the first one and it didn't leave much room for my legs to move. I mean, I could get it on, just, but it definitely didn't seem as roomy as before.
I have three weeks to lose an inch around the hips otherwise I will have to wear the other one - it's a challenge I am determined to meet as I prefer choice number one.
So, I have started running again. I'm not completely unfit thanks to the tennis but for a while it's occurred to me that I would be that much nimbler around the court if I was just a touch fitter - and thinner. The dog, Tipsy, is delighted. The first time I took her with me she thought all her Christmases had come at once. It's not the same as running with Titch (our previous dog) but she's a good companion.
Anyway, for the record I want to lose a total of 6 kilos over the next two months. And an inch off my hips before 9 July. My running aim will be 5 kilometres three times a week as that's a distance I am comfortable with and gives me a few choices around here. At the moment I am managing 3kms three times a week (very slowly!) so I have a way to go.
Your encouragement will be appreciated and I'll post a photo of me and the dress when I can get into it comfortably!