Monday, November 10, 2014
A rather mixed time working away over the last few days, but there were lots of positives.
One positive was that my colleagues and I were so busy that we hardly had any time to eat together so I was in charge of my own regime. A dear Sparkfriend advised taking lots of fruit, which I did, and I also bought ready made salads because they were easy to come by and quick to eat.
A second positive was that we were staying in an old and very beautiful Manor House outside Cheltenham, where the school was situated, and due to a very irregular bus service and poor parking, the easiest way to get there was to walk – 2 miles each way – a real bonus for me though I must say that I got extremely wet on the first day because I got lost in heavy rain. On one evening, when we had really had a hard day, we all got gratefully into a taxi. Overall though – plenty of walking which I hadn’t expected.
Thirdly – this manor house was a rambling place and it took 4 minutes to walk to our rooms plus two flights of stairs – N.E.A.T. was definitely a bonus. I did as much too and fro-ing as was possible – seemed silly not to.
Not so good was that I was genuinely extremely unwell on the final evening when we were due to eat together with the owners of the school and couldn’t attend. However, clouds and silver linings come to mind. I wasn’t too bad the next day - fortunately - because I was in charge of driving home but I’d avoided all temptations - however unintentionally.
Anyway, my fears about the trip were groundless and I’m happy that I did what was required of me and can feel confident that, even though I’ve tracked very little due to time constraints, I KNOW I have had a healthy time and can’t have done much damage as far as reaching my end of November goal of losing a final four pounds is concerned.