Thursday, December 05, 2013
. . . I spoke of ‘slippage’ the last time I blogged and I’m sad to find that it hasn’t stopped. I know that, for me, when I start to slip I’m hard put to it to stop the rot. I HAVE to though – the last thing I want is to undo what I’ve achieved so far.
from me to myself – you’re welcome to join me in that!
Perhaps if I speak about it, that’ll put me back on the straight and narrow.
SO –my thoughts for this morning are . . .
DON’T buy cheese – I always eat too much of it.
DON’T put the wine bottle on the dinner table – I’ll just keep drinking.
DON’T think for one moment that if I put exercise off ‘until later’, I’ll actually DO it later.
Four days into the week and I’m having to remind myself of the above – AGAIN!! Thought I’d been there and got the teeshirt for these adjustments – but NOT SO!!
I never eat biscuits, cake or crisps. Cheese and wine are my great downfall – I blame a mis-spent youth in France! So I should know better than to buy squishy, stinky cheese because it just beckons at me devilishly from the fridge and all too often I can’t resist taking off a slice as I pass. For the moment I will only buy hard cheese and use it grated as a flavouring for eggs or pasta or whatever and that way it won’t cause me the same problem. I’ll be getting pre-grated cheddar bagged in 100g portions in a rather larger bag. Easy to use half a small bag and seal the rest until next time. I don’t really approve of this - I know I could grate it as I need it or pre-grate it and store it in portions - but for now I just need an instant fix for my current lack of will power.
Wine is the same – pour one glass and put the bottle away. Hopefully I won’t go and search it out for a second go. If this doesn’t work I’ll get my better half to hide our bottles somewhere ‘safe’ – from ME that is!
I have pretty well learned that in some moods, such as I seem to be in right now, I have to force exercise on myself – strength anyway - then stretches – which I actually enjoy. After that, a walk, which is easier because there are so many beautiful places around here that I love. It’s just a question of getting started – I need to seize the moment and right now I really need to practise doing that.
SO – you may gather that I’m not having a good week but I’m going to make today a better day.
A great sunrise from my kitchen window was a good start.