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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Wasting Away

Over the past two days, I have had two separate and very dear people comment that I am wasting away. I beg to differ. I am sweating away. And it is NOT finished yet, despite the temptation of cake, crisps and other high calorie food as I wrestle this manuscription into submission.
Have I said lately how much I do love my characters? And how good I think this story is going to be?  I did get to the end yesterday. This is the fun bit! And I pray that my editor (and eventually my readers) will love it as much as I do... The new method does seem to be paying off, although it seemed very frustrating at the beginning.
Last week in reshaping my bottom line, it became clear that I could no longer ignore my top half. My weeks of doing arm circles and oblique stretch exercises had caused a realignment.  Plus I needed a sports bra with proper support... My bra has gone from a 40DD to a 34E. Thankfully my modiste is Rigby and Pellar trained and knows how to measure properly. Apparently I suffer from the same problem as my daughter -- small back with a sizeable frontage. Who knew?  It may be that the proper fit has resulted in my waist looking smaller as well. I do know that exercising in a properly fitting sports bra makes a lot of difference.
So if you have lost weight recently (particularly through doing Jillian Michaels), I would urge you to get your bras checked by someone who knows what she is doing. Bras should not cut into breast tissue. And the right underpinnings can really help.

3 comments:

Liz Fielding said...

Congratulations on conquering the weight, Michelle. I've had a very bad winter and today swore off bread. Unfortunately I forgot and ate two - or maybe three - biscuits. I just don't have the brain for a diet!

Caroline said...

Great news on the wasting away - or should that be "waisting away" ;). Keep up the good work - and congrats on finishing the MS. Caroline x

Serenity said...

Congrats on finishing the book, and on losing all that weight, wow! Big boobs are a problem. Trying to hoik them up can make the bra straps dig into the shoulders. And it makes the back ache. Men have no idea. :)