Today is my sister's birthday!
Growing up my sister and I played our parts well; her being the sensible, older sister and me, the annoying younger sister. We fought... A lot! It must have driven my Dad crazy.
If you would have told me back then that we would grow up and my sister would become one of my closest friends, the person who knows me better than anyone else and the one who I would go to with my problems you would have been met with a very dramatic 'PFFFFFFTTTT! Whatever!'
But yet, here we are.
Where I am a drama queen, she is sensible. Where I am loud-mouthed, she considers the words that come out of her mouth. Where I am high-strung, she is relaxed. Where I am quick tempered, she is level headed.
She also doesn't like having photos taken. So here is one I have recycled from the triathlon earlier this year. It's red faced and sweaty and she will hate it... Serves you right, sister of mine, you should be open to having more photos taken!
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sister... I can't tell you how much I admire all that you are and how much you inspire me. You are beautiful, smart and an awesome Mummy to two of my favourite little people in the world.
There was a lot riding on this weeks weigh-in. It had been the first full week eating to my whizz-bang split meal plan. I was sceptical that I could lose weight in a week when I felt like I was eating more. In reality, I knew that I wasn't actually eating more because the evening binges and 2pm sugary/fatty/salty snack attacks were gone but the absence of the ravenous hunger I used to get was playing tricks on my mind.
I had also ramped up the strength training this week, going from one session a week to four this week. I swear I can feel the water being retained in my poor, aching muscles!
Despite all that, I felt lighter. My clothes were fitting a little looser. Deep down I knew the scales had moved in the right direction... All the way to 88kg (194lbs) in fact! Last weeks gain, along with another 700g were gone!! Cue the Happy Dance!
I also took some measurements and some photos this morning because I have been designing a 6-week plan, based on the things I have learnt in Nancy Clark's book, and it officially starts today! There is a post coming that is all about it but here's a little sneak peek at one of the pictures I had Danny take...
Who's a pretty girl then?
Do you have any siblings? Did you get along as kids? What about now?