This is just a wee entry to assure you that I am around. Normally I wait months and months til sniffer dogs are sent to my Inbox to look for traces of life. But since I promised myself I would update regularly, I feel compelled to write. Someone has run over my head with a ten-tonne flu truck, and I have only slept 5 hours each night for the past 5 days and I am one of those slugs that needs a good 8 hours.

Things have been going well with the New Regime. I will need to update my Mini Missions. For now my only mission is to get to bed!

I purchased (and fit into) a pair of size 16 trackies the other day! Let me translate for my non-Aussie audiences. Tracky bottoms (UK). Sweatpants (US). I dunno what they’re called in any other language. But they fit and they were not in the Larger Ladies section. Huzzah!

11 thoughts on “Alive!

  1. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. However, congrats on your purchase of smaller sized “trackies” (I’m a “Yank” so thanks for explaining what they are). Thanks,too, for your post. I usually check several times a week to see what you’re up to. Take care of yourself and feel better!

  2. Huzzah back at you babe! Track pants here in Canada too πŸ™‚ And yes..we are very different from the US!! :)~

  3. Sorry to hear that you’re unwell, hope that doesn’t last much longer. On the language debate, I’d say that English people call them joggers or jogging bottoms (strange mental image there) and that Aussies say trackies. I could go on to comment on what an evil influence ‘Neighbours’ (Aussie soap watched religiously by pre-teens) has had on Brits’ English, but instead I’ll say woo, yay, houpla – you have new [insert appropriate term] πŸ™‚ you’re an inspiration. thank you x

  4. Well, I’m English and I say tracksuit bottoms or tracky b’s. Maybe it’s an age thing. My younger cousin (now 23) used to call them her ‘tractor suit’. hee.

  5. Here in the U.S. we say track pants, too, especially if we mean pants for exercising that aren’t cotton or elasticized at the ankles. Anyway, enough on the language stuff… CONGRATS! Hip, hip, HURRAH! Isn’t it great to wear a smaller size? I’m dreaming of size 16. Soon, soon.

  6. You really should be proud of yourself. Never lose site of how far you have come.

  7. My best friend got me a wonderful coat for my birthday, size 16. I had to remove the front buttons to be able to wear it, and its so tight around my arms … but I wear it still! lol People see me wearing this and comment that Ive lost weight…hehehe. Truth is I’ve lost some, but bigger truth is that I’m struggling inside this coat that sometimes feels like an 18th century corsette (I aint sure this word exists, ya know what I mean?.) My dream is to feel comfy wearing it by the end of this winter…which has about 4 to 6 weeks before it gives spring its turn. So I deeply congratulate you for your 16 trackies. You rock!

  8. Dietgirl, where are you? We miss you. Sometimes it seems like ages since you’ve written. Then I realize it’s only been five days. Alas. Hope to hear more about your trackies and the boy and your experiments with breakfast. And other fun stuff. Hope you are feeling better and have caught up on sleep. Check in soon and let us know how you are.

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