Well ladies, it is reporting day once again. How much weight did you lose? I lost 1 pound which brings my total to 2 1/2 pounds. This, of course, means that I have 1/2 a pound to lose in the next week and a half before my sister comes to town. I think that is completely doable. I am actually rather pleased with my efforts and have begun to notice my clothes fitting a bit better so Yeah! I think that I have actually lost a bit more than 2 1/2 pounds in fat but have gained some in muscle which makes me even happier.
On another (and completely unrelated) note I watched Becoming Jane last night. I had not heard very nice things of this movie and so I watched it with very low expectations and was therefore pleasantly surprised--of course, I spent most of the movie pretending that it was not Jane Austen's life they were attempting to portray but simply a character from her time period. I think that helped me enjoy it a bit more--of course you can imagine my surprise when things ended badly and Jane didn't get her happily ever after! It is an interesting thought that perhaps something of this sort might have occurred in her life thereby prompting her to create heroines determined to marry for love and in the end overcoming money or family trouble to see their happily ever after. There is no proof, though, that this ever did occur or of Tom Lefroy and Jane Austen ever having such a deep love for each other. Back to the movie, I wasn't entirely in love with Anne Hathaway's portrayal of Jane Austen. I didn't hate it, but it seemed a bit forced and contrived--problems with writing as much as with acting I think. I did, however, very much enjoyed James McAvoy and thought he performed in his role quite well. In fact, he is very close to getting on my list of 5 (except I think he may be a bit short) and I am now thinking I need to search out some of his other works and watch him a bit more. Did anyone see Atonement? I haven't and don't even know what it is about. What else has he done that I can watch? Oooh, I just checked and his in in Penelope. I must get out to see that one, but I'd like to see him in a period piece again--period pieces are nice.