The site of: Satuday
The sound of: a really honest conversation with someone I admire
The touch of: new makeup on my skin
The smell of: the sea at night time – that delicious salty air
The taste of: espresso granita with chantilly cream at Cott & Co.
There is something so intimate about looking at the workspaces of other people. I just can help myself.
My darling boys in Albany.
Where I would like to be sitting right now.
Last time I lost a whole bunch of weight was over the 2010 summer period so I didn’t really notice the cold. Right now I’m 13.5kgs down (that’s nearly 30lbs) and I am cold cold cold all the time which, in turn, leads me to staring at the blogs of the current Northern Hemisphere summer.
One of my favourties is Jeanne Damas. She is this gorgeous 20-something Parisian living a fabulous life. Truthfully it reminds me of my time living in Europe – oh what fun that was and how unburdened I felt back then. The shot above just makes me long for summer and how healthy and fit I will be. It keeps me focused. This is her below. How carefree she looks – this is what I want (again).
It’s been a crap couple of months, but I have remained totally loyal to the Rensburg program and it has paid dividends. In fact I think it’s helped in some small way as everything else in my life seemed so uncertain. I haven’t had a drink for nearly 7 weeks and as I mentioned before I am down 13.5 kgs which has made a massive difference to how I look (and feel).
So I’m sitting at my desk around lunchtime minding my own business when I start to smell that unique and truly magical smell of freshly fried chips. And not just crappy chips from some local deli that are all soggy, I am talking about hand cut shoestring fries from one of the best little cafés in Perth; The Tuckshop Cafe.
I couldn’t help it. I got out of my seat and went over to take a look. Just a look mind you. There they were looking all crunchy and salty. I wanted one. No I wanted two. No I actually wanted to eat the whole damn lot. I mean who wouldn’t? I hadn’t had lunch yet as I was running around from one client meeting to the next all morning.
I was in very dangerous territory.
But I knew what to do. You see I have this inspirational photograph that’s hanging on the wall right behind one of my computer screens. It’s from an article about ‘curvy model Kate Upton’ from last month’s American Vogue – I have no idea why she isn’t a ‘normal’ model but that’s a whole other blog post.
I can feel her smile, her confidence and that’s what I want and that’s what I’m going to get being on the Rensburg program. I’m not going to get it from some basket of fries that will feel good for a couple of seconds – not to mention the guilt that will settle in for at least a few hours.
It’s also not so much about her body in this shot but the bathing suit. When I hit my goal weight, these are the bathers I am going to buy, no matter what the cost. Designed by Chanel, they are so beautiful that it makes all the pain now worth it now.
I think I need to carry this photo in my wallet as well come to think of it…