I’ve been pigging out like nobody’s business at the open houses and at KT last weekend. This morning I woke up with a new resolution. Ikat perut to the max. You can take that literally. If I could find a c-sect scar friendly traditional girdle, I’ll be tying my abs for the next month or so. Heh, all women wants to look pretty in the mirror, prettier than their friends and the prettiest girl in the husband’s eyes, right?
So, when the pants suddenly felt tighter than usual and the bathroom scale is telling that you’ve gain some unneeded pounds, the only thing that comes to mind is ‘God, I’m getting fatter!’ When I rummaged through my lingerie drawer this morning, I was so frustrated to realize that I’ve thrown away my old girdle I used to wear to office after giving birth to Shawqi.
Argh, had to resort to plan B: Do some cardio exercise during lunch hour.
Sometimes I’m amazed at my level of intelligence (perasan alert! Please don’t puke). Other than burning an extra 1,500KCalories (if I do it every work day), it will also prevent me from my usual impulse buying and those expensive lunches. However now I have to come up with a plan on how to sustain the energy level from 9 a.m until the time I complete my workout. It seemed like I’ll either have to start cooking in early morning or ‘tapau’ something from the breakfast stalls.
Another strong reason for all this ‘ikat perut’ thingy is that my car road tax and insurance are expiring this month and I forgot to set aside enough money for this. Hehehehe. Iyelah, apasallah mati time after raya, memanglah makcik pokai. To make matters worse, Wazif will start his Primary One next year. I’m really lazy and afraid to do the math but I guess I’ll be in ‘ikat perut’ mode for the next 3 months. Itulah pasal, time shopping tak ingat dunia. Bila nak kena pakai banyak duit, baru nak insaf.
Maybe I should start a Cause in Facebook. It is going to be called ‘Help save the shopaholic moms during year end’. You can join, invite friends or donate. Hehehe. It’s a really good cause. You see, shopaholic moms are really generous people. You donate to me, I’ll belanja you later (when I have enough money to spend, spend and spend again).
That just reminded me that I need to buy that gorgeous cotton top at Ms Read. This is based on ‘need to’ basis okay, not the ‘have to’ basis. In case you’re confused, ‘need to’ means I really need it, like the plants that need water and the ‘kumbang’ that needs ‘bunga’. If I don’t have enough money to buy it, I will ‘pujuk sedaya mungkin’ my other half to buy it for me. Hihihihi.
‘Have to’ means something that I’ve gotta have because of some influencing factors like, there’s a long pants that will surely match with that blouse and the ensemble will make my waist looks 9 inches smaller or the girl at 5th floor told me once that I’ll look like a goddess if start wearing such cuts. Guys, please take note, okay. Woman is a mysterious creature. You have to know how to read between the lines (or between the comma, apostrophe and exclamation mark).
So, I actually went to the gym this afternoon for my cardio session and managed to burn off a total off 320 KCalories. Yeay, what an achievement! I walked out of the gym door wearing a very proud smile and headed to the nearest stall to buy some fruit juice. I was surprised to find an old Ah Pek operating the stall and he’s selling all kinds of Western and Chinese food. I looked around for the usual ‘brader’ but he’s not there. It occurred to me that he’s sold the business. Haiyya…. Too bad for me. Since my tummy was growling and it was already 2pm, I made a beeline to the ice-cream box and grabbed a Drumstick. Yeah, I know what you have in mind. There goes the 320 KCalories! Heh, I’m Dayang. I’m not good at doing simple Maths. That explains why I get along so well with bimbos. Hahaha.