Mr.Dibs finally got me into those £100 running shoes. I am expecting miracles from those shoes. I have every intention of becoming the next Mo Farah. Pardon me for sounding cheap, but the price of those shoes still hurt me. Can you imagine how much fabric £100 can get me in a place like Walthamstow market?, or the number of patterns I could buy? or quality thread?
Anway, I was kitted up yesterday by Mr.Dibs, and we went running. By that, of course, I mean Mr.Dibs ran, and I dragged myself painfully behind him. I ran 1.5miles yesterday at possibly the slowest pace known to man, but no matter, I was still very tired by the time I managed to limp home.
I know a number of you are runners. Any advice for me? Seeing that my goal for running is to loose weight, I know I have to eat right as well, so any tips on combining exercising and dieting for a healthy weight loss regime?
Naturally this current drive of mine (via pressure from Mr.Dibs) to loose weight would have had serious implications for my bank account, because the more you loose weight, the more you have to spend on a new wardrobe right? However, Sandra made a great comment on my last post . She said the advantage of sewing your own clothes is that you can adjust it when you put on weight. True enough. That goes for loosing weight as well. Another reason to be happy I sew then dont’cha think?
Which brings me to another question, when you are on a mission to loose weight, how do you buy sewing patterns? Do you buy your current size, or do you buy your desired size and and use that as motivation to reach said desired size. I know some women who buy dresses a size or two smaller, and diet their way to that size. Do you do the same with your pattern buying?
In other news, I have started work on my Elisalex dress. I am using a fabric I bought from Goldhawk road 2 years ago. We are hoping to sell our house soon, so I Want to reduce my fabric stash. It is either that, or throw fabric away. Mr.Dibs is being totally unreasonable about my fabric stash. The way he is going on about it taking up space, is roasting my nerves. His current mantra is “Use it or Bin it”. Needless to say, I have no intention of “binning” precious fabric. I did bin some scraggy looking fabric though, those I bought at the beginning.
Its a Bank holiday today, and the sun is shinning, and I am one happy woman. I should be sewing, but I think I need Vitamin D more. I do need a zip for my Elisalex dress though, so John Lewis, here I come.