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Wednesday: When Sophie Woke Up

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday's stats are a WOOHOO!

Fruit and Veg = 8 portions
Water = 9 glasses
Calories = In Range
Carbs = In Range
Fat = In Range
Protein = In Range
Chicken for dinner and Prawns for lunch make a great protein day! :-)

Weight 13 stone 3 1/4 lbs (dropped 3/4lb)
That three pounds I put on during my bad pain week is melting away this week! *phew!*

Wednesday's Exercise:

Walkies - Round the Highwoods Lake, plus a shopping trip to Waitrose
Steps: 9354
That's about 4 1/4 miles! Yippee!

So, When Sophie Woke Up, she was doing better, almost no limp at all, so I decided that we would set out on the walk, returning home and cutting it short if she showed signs of distress.

We met up with an elderly couple I know just inside the park, and although Sophie let the lady stroke her, and the man get a quick touch in, she then pulled away, tail between her legs, much to the poor man's sorrow. So, out came the explanation again, and I told him that what works best where Sophie is concerned is totally ignoring her. That way she will end up asking him for attention. It may take a few meetings before it works, but it will work. :-)

I always feel for these people. It isn't Sophie's fault she is so wary of them, it is the fault of the man who ill-treated her when she was young. I just don't like to see friendly dog lovers faces drop when she backs away from them like that. :-(

This couple have three little dogs, that are all friendly. One is a Scottie dog, and I have a real thing for Scotties. When I was a young kid living in a little village in Cornwall, we had an elderly lady who lived near us, down a lane, and the kids all believed she was a witch. They used to torment her, annoyingly, but I got to know her through her Scotty Dog, which always came to the gate to say hello when I was passing on my way to my Dad's house. I guess it knew I was ok. :-) If she was a witch, she was a very nice one. She really knew her herbs and she had the most amazing cottage, with a classic cottage garden full of colour, and scents, and it was just picture perfect.

Aaaah, memories. :-)

Anyway, back to the walk. :-) The couple were on their way home, so we said goodbye and continued along the path. I decided to stick to the path and maybe just walk along the bottom of the first two fields and then turn round and go home, if Sophie wasn't ok.

By the time we reached that point she was fine, so rather than turn round or continue on the path up the hill and into the wood, I decided we'd brave the lake and hope the route wasn't too slippery. :-) So we went into the field and down the little path towards the lake area...

I love how the paths undulate across the little hills and dips around here. You get a good workout, and as you top a rise, you get an unexpected treat for the eyes at every turn, like this first view of the lake...

Though Sophie was more interested in the Moorhens on the grass. They are there, honest! :-) ...

We got closer to the lake and looked out across it to watch the birds. At this point there wasn't a soul around. I love it when we get the place to ourselves...

There are platforms like this at intervals around the lake for the registered fishermen to use...

We decided, by dint of Sophie's insistence, to walk around the lake before heading home...

Some of the ducks came over while we were standing on one of the platforms. I wish we'd had some food for them...

We walked through a gap caused by little copses of trees...

Then through another one...

We rounded the end of the lake and gingerly walked down some muddy, slippery steps, wishing my boots had arrived...

Then we got a good view of the length of the lake...

And then we walked the other side of the lake, opposite the main woods...

"Come on Mum! Nearly back to the Moorhens!"...

Once we reached the end of the lake, we could look down to the wooded area the river runs through on its way to the marshland...

We will head down there for a closer look another time. For now, though, it is time to take one last look at the lake...

and then head back through the field, and home...

In other Wednesday news, three pairs of trousers, a waterproof raincoat and a pair of walking boots arrived in the afternoon, and - wonder of wonders - EVERYTHING fit! WOW! Even the skinny trousers, which I only ordered for a laugh because I never expected to get them past my knees! Mind you, they are going back, because although they did look nice with that top, I could feel the back of them slide down when I tried to sit in them, leaving me a trifle exposed, and they are a little too cosy around my btm for comfort. LOL

The black trousers came as a two-pack with a pair of pinstripe ones. I tried both pairs on and fell in love! They are cut to the waist, not the hips, and are bootcut, my favourite style! They sit nicely on my shoes, and the black ones look wonderful with that top! I will take a photo tomorrow probably, when I get the last of the outfit sorted. The camera doesn't do so well in artificial light and the last of the stuff won't arrive until later today.

One thing with those trousers, as I am unlikely to wear the pinstripe ones, I might be looking for a home for them. British size 18, 31 inch leg. I'll keep you posted on that. :-) I'm going to see if they work with any of the tops coming today, for a second outfit, not that I'm greedy or anything, but an outfit change might be useful for the wedding weekend. :-) Are pinstripes slimming she asks hopefully? LOL

The waterproof coat is a beauty! From Cotton Traders. Purple. I actually want it to rain now, so I can christen it. LOL

The boots are amazing! From Hi-Tec, in association with the National Trust, they are about as eco-friendly as you can get in a boot! Apart from it being likely to take a few walks to get my ankles used to them, they are hugely comfy!


Click on the little green buttons around the boot to read about all the eco-friendly parts. :-)

I am absolutely thrilled to bits with them. I've never owned a walking boot before. :-) Tune in tomorrow to see how far I walked with them on their first outing. :-)

In other other news *grin*

This week I have changed the structure of my day a little. My spiritual oomph has been flagging a bit lately, what with one thing and another. Making time for a little prayer time, meditation, maybe an oracle/tarot reading and some study should be a priority for me, as I'm working through my 2nd Degree with the AODA, and assisting people studying for their 1st Degree. But time just keeps running away with me, and by the end of the evening, I am simply too tired to do more than sit in bed and chill. Trying to study read at that time is a waste of energy, because it all just flies right by, and I can't remember what I read by the morning. Not helpful. :-)

So, as it is colder now, I am spending my first hour each day, doing all that stuff! I get up, grab water and a nutrigrain bar as usual, and after feeding Sophie and the birds and popping the heating on, I light a candle, say prayers, do a daily oracle reading, and a little study. Then I get dressed and take Sophie out for our walk.

I was also finding that the morning was gone by the time I got back from the walk, and I was eating breakfast at 1pm or even later! So I am getting up a little earlier (around 9am because I don't put my light out until about 1 am at night), and aiming to get back from the walk and cook my porage, hoping to sit down to eat it before Noon! LOL

So far this week, so good! :-) Plus, instead of playing on my DSi in bed last night, I started reading through some prayer books, looking for some I particularly like to write into my portable prayer and ritual notebook. I read and note the page numbers of the ones I really like, and then write them up next morning as part of my study time. :-) Cool!

So, off to do some work and wait for the delivery now.

Oooh! Nearly forgot! Guess what got delivered while I was out with Sophie this morning (Thur)? Her first three months of Dog food! And there was a slight hiccup! Tara signed for it because I wasn't here, and when I got back and checked it over, there were no weight control foods at all, some of the flavours were not what I asked for, and to top it off, instead of doggy treats we got a box of PUPPY food!!!!!!

So I had to get on the phone to James, and he is going to sort it out. He thinks the puppy food came because someone entered the wrong code, and it turned up instead of the dog treats, because we are down for 48 kilos of dog food per three months, and that was intact. He will also amend the order to make sure Sophie gets chicken flavour weight control in future, and I think he is also going to try and get the other flavours that got delivered replaced with chicken too, though I'm not absolutely sure about that. :-)

I hated having to ring and complain, but really, puppy food? LOLOLOL

So there you go. A great Wednesday, and an interesting start to Thursday. Now to go get some work done, and then I can hopefully catch up with all my sparkfriends later on. :-)

Have a great day everyone. :-)
Lex xxx
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ELAOPET 11/19/2010 5:22PM

    i just wanted to take a quick look at the pics and I swear! This is the most beautiful walking ground I have eeever seen! I so know Ela and I would have a ball there! I bet she and Sophie would be friends in no time! (although Ela is hyper, she is two and still full of energy everlasting ;)) but she is a goood girl (I don't care what that cat in your last post says LOL) and she loves her furry friends :D
I know I have great scenery here as well but this...is like from a fairy tale!

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LINDABENEDICT 11/19/2010 10:22AM

    WOW !!!!! As usual you accomplish more in a day than I do in two or three AND
you blog !!!! WOW !!!! The walk and pics...beautiful !!!!! The clothes sound great ...maybe you should write those little blurbs they post with pictures on the catalog as a side business???? And I am bringing my cairn terrier over when I come over for a walk ...

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TIGGERIFFIC123 11/18/2010 9:55PM


What an awesome nutritional day and that walk...beautiful!! So glad to hear Sophie woke up much better. So glad to hear you found trousers that you LOVE...it is coming together!!

Hope you had a great Thursday!

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CARLA-216 11/18/2010 3:52PM

    Oh, Lexie, what a gorgeous walk...want to walk with you!

What a great nutrition day you had! Great job!

I'm so glad all the trousers fit and you love them. And the raincoat sounds pretty...I love purple. The walking boots are really nice and I'd love a pair like them for myself. I'm sure you'll get good use out of the boots and coat.

Good job changing your day around a bit. I hope you find yourself more productive with the changes you've made.

Very nice to have the dogfood delivery, but too bad it wasn't quite right. I hope it's sorted out quick for you.

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P0KERS0PH 11/18/2010 1:17PM

    Wow! That was one epic walk! Good for you, looks like Sophie enjoyed it too!

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SILLYHP1953 11/18/2010 11:56AM

    I love your blogs with pictures! Feels like I'm there with you, and wish I was, it's beautiful! It would be so cool to have someplace like that to walk. I'm getting ready to find some walking boots over here (across the pond?), but I need them in black because I have a brown pair. Sounds like the clothes are working out.

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JESSIELOVE78 11/18/2010 11:29AM

    It looks like you had a lovely walk!! Love the pictures!!! The new clothes and boots sounds awesome. Have a great day. emoticon

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WYLDSPIRIT 11/18/2010 10:11AM

    Congratulations on an excellent day! Every day like that is a strong victory!

You live in such a beautiful place. It's making me want to visit England just to go walking. I just bought a brand new camera, more high-tech than the one I've been using for yonks. I should figure out how to use the cussed thing and get some pictures up.

Those are gorgeous boots! I wonder what size I'd take? I'd love to have a pair. Mount Desert Island is a marsh. I've never encountered so much muck in this life, and in the Spring it's officially Mud Season. A pair of boots like this would serve me well.

Question: I just bought an iPod Nano because it serves as a pedometer. How do I track steps here on SP?

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JHADZHIA 11/18/2010 10:06AM

    So glad you have some new clothes to perk you up! I can't get over the concept of people ordering clothes. I have always gone to the store and tried things on. Wouldn't dream of getting anything unless I have seen myself in it first. Nothing like seeing the way it hangs, etc. Especially with footwear as I have problems with my feet and have a hard go finding shoes that are comfortable..Also, you are supposed to try shoes on at the end of a day, when your feet are hot and swollen to make sure they aren't tight on you then.
Pinstripes are very slimming, surprised you don't like them..
Lovely photos,, kind of cute seeing Sophie looking like, enough with the photos, come on already LOL!! You have a beautiful place to walk around in for sure.
Looking forward to seeing you model your new clothes!
Have a terrific Thursday!
Linda xx

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Tuesday: The Marshland Chronicles

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Let's see how I did on Tuesday:

Water: 8
Fruit and Veg: 9
Calories: in range
Carbs: 3 over
Fat: in range
Protein: in range

A REALLY good eating day! :-)

Weight: 13 stone 3 pounds


Walkies! I haven't added in strength training this week because of still hurting, but I hope to add that in next week.

We had an interesting hour and a half walk through the boggier parts of Highwoods on Tuesday. :-)

I thought I would let Sophie lead the way and see where we went, and it was fun. I had to take charge eventually or we'd have never got home, but anyway...

When we got through the tunnel...

rather than follow the usual path or walk up the field, we turned right and headed along the edge of the marsh...

The frost still had a good grip where the sun hadn't penetrated and there were a lot of icy puddles to negotiate...

Rather than walk a circuit of the field...

Sophie took me along the bottom of it...

until we reached a gap in the hedge with a muddy path leading to a bridge...

over a tiny stream that fed part of the marsh...

When we crossed the bridge the park opened up into an area of little copses, and a human-sized rabbit warren of paths...

We followed the 'Circular Route' signposts to try and stay vaguely on track, but I very soon realised that the second bridge over the marsh was not in the direction we were headed...

And looking to the left, in the general direction I expected to find the bridge, all I could see was a steep, and thoroughy slippery-looking muddy path that I did not trust myself to stay upright on if we attempted it...

So, not fancying a muddy and numb bum, we continued up the hill, and took the next left turn, which looked a little more promising...

That path reached a boggy field, about 20 yards from the marsh footpath and bridge I had been aiming for. We had slightly overshot the runway...

Figuring that the boggy field might be the lesser of two evils, that steep, muddy, slippery slope being the other option, we opened the gate and made our way across the field...

We slipped, we slid, and we both had very soggy feet, but we made it to the bridge and then we had another problem Euston! You see, Sophie decided she didn't like the look of the bridge and refused to step onto it to cross the river, trying instead to get into the river and climb the opposite bank.

Sadly, this was not possible as the bank there was shored up with more planks, so, somewhat warily, she was eventually persuaded to give the bridge a chance, and we finally found ourselves on the other side of it *phew! mops brow* Thought I'd have to carry her for a moment LOL...

Turning left, we then walked round the corner and reached the bridge and marshland path I had been trying to reach from the other side...

I only planned to stop so Sophie could have a drink, but once again she had other ideas, and I found myself walking across the marsh, and up that steep muddy slippery slope, I'd avoided a short time earlier! *grin*...

Once I had made it to the top we turned right and retraced our steps...

back to the first field via the bridge...

through the field to the edge of the marsh...

and headed down the steps to go through the tunnel and head for home...

Once I had taken off my sodden and filthy trainers (don't worry, no pics of that!), dried myself off and grabbed my breakfast, I sat at the computer and typed Walking Boots into the Littlewoods Search engine, closely followed by Waterproof Coat! LOLOL

If this is going to be a Typical Walk, I am going to need them! *grin*

Sadly, Sophie slipped on the stairs that afternoon and jarred the bad shoulder again, and spent a lot of the evening limping, so Wednesday's walk was not looking too hopeful. Tune in tomorrow to find out what happened when Sophie Woke Up.

In other news, I decided that the jacket I got as potential wedding wear was really not working for me, but that the top had promise, so I parcelled up the last of the wedding wear, except the top, and returned it all to Littlewoods, then came home, and added five pairs of black trousers, a waistcoat, three blouse-type tops and four cardigans to my boots and coat order... Here we go again! Something HAS to work for me eventually! :-)

So, that was Tuesday! LOL
Hope everyone is having as much fun with their days as I am! :-)
Lex xxx
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TIGGERIFFIC123 11/17/2010 9:59PM

    What beautiful countryside...thanks for taking us walking with you! Sounds like quite the adventure even if a bit on the soggy side.
Hope Sophie's shoulder heals quickly and your walking buddy is back in walking order! I am sure you will find what you are looking for, for the wedding, hang in there!

Awesome job on keeping within your ranges and all those veggies!

Hope Wednesday was a great day for everyone!

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JHADZHIA 11/17/2010 7:07PM

    What a beautiful walk! Lovely photos! Job well done! Reminds me of some of the muddy paths Mom and I have had to negotiate. But the way the temperature has dropped now, it will be all ice.
I hope Sophie feels better tomorrow!!
Linda xxx

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WANDAH3 11/17/2010 6:10PM

    Thank you for the delightful walk! I absolutely look forward to and enjoy your blogs. They leave me totally uplifted with a smile on my face. Now I did miss the picture of the mucky shoes though *grin*Cheeky devil aren't I?

I came home to a driveway that needed to be shoveled before I could come in the house. Not lots of snow, but if one doesn't keep on top of it, it really builds up too quickly. Especially the sidewalk out front. We live 3 doors down from a Junior High school and it takes very little time for the sidewalk to turn into compacted iced from all those feet.

Have a lovely evening...enjoy the new "order" of clothing as it comes in. You'll have to post more pictures. *grin*


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CHEVY63 11/17/2010 5:53PM

    Thank you for sharing your world with me. I really enjoyed getting a glimpse of what you see on your walks!!!

Hope you and Sophie are pain free soon.

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CARLA-216 11/17/2010 4:07PM

    PS: I hope Sophie's shoulder feels better soon!

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CARLA-216 11/17/2010 4:07PM

    Oh such a beautiful (if soggy) walk!
I love that you take us with you on your walkies.


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CSDOWNING 11/17/2010 3:24PM

    What lovely countryside - no wonder that you are enjoying it so!

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Famous Neighbour is on TV tonight. *grin*

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just a heads-up for anyone who can get UK's Channel 4.

8pm tonight it is Kirsty's Homemade Home, and my lovely neighbour - Anne Schwegmann-Fielding - is helping the couple to mosaic a garden bench. I watched the filming, and saw the bench during construction, and it is beautiful! And extraordinarily heavy! You wouldn't believe the fun they had trying to get it into the van for delivery. *grin*

Anne's website is being updated at the moment, but this link takes you to pictures of some of her artwork.


Hope you get the chance to see it tonight, or watch the catch-up on Channel 4 on demand from tomorrow. It is the third episode of the current series. I don't know if 4 on Demand is available outside the UK. Maybe someone can let me know?


Lex xxx
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Got Mars from Holst's Planets playing at the moment, and it doesn't half build the excitement up! LOLOL

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CHEVY63 11/16/2010 9:32PM

    Love the pics! Glad that you met such a nice guy on the walk.

Have a great one


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TIGGERIFFIC123 11/16/2010 9:20PM

    Please give Anne my CONGRATS on her television appearance. She does just beautiful work...one very talented lady.


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WANDAH3 11/16/2010 7:35PM

    I can't access the channel here, but I'm planning on checking out the link that you provided.
Aren't you just the "cat's meow" having such a famous neighbor *grin*


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LINDABENEDICT 11/16/2010 6:57PM

    Wow ! We cannot access that channel. Too bad for us !!!! Hope you are feeling better !

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LYNNANN43 11/16/2010 2:03PM

    BEAUTIFUL artwork!

I'm 75% German & 1/4 English. My family's name is Fielding:D On my Bucket List, I have "Find out more about where your Grandfather is from in England and go & visit.

Perhaps this is a sign, that this should be next on my list to conquer!!!

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KNITTABLES 11/16/2010 1:53PM

    WOW, great works of Art. Thanks for sharing.

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CARLA-216 11/16/2010 1:48PM

    Oh my, what beautiful masterpieces she creates! I'd love that cat sculpture, as well as a panel and a fountain. Cool that she's going to be on TV!

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JHADZHIA 11/16/2010 1:05PM

    Good for your neighbour, she is really talented!!!

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JESSIELOVE78 11/16/2010 12:48PM

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Monday: "Which part?"

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm trying to fill in the previous day's stats and info the day after they happen, so although the date is Tuesday, the blog is about Monday. Confused? Well, I am! LOLOL

Monday Stats:

Water = 8 glasses

fruit and Veg = 6
Turned out I did have 5 yesterday. I forgot to include my fruit juice. :-)

Calories = over by 49
Carbs = in range
Fat = 1g over
Protein = 13g under

Weight = 186

Walked with Sophie around the perimeters of two of the Highwoods fields. Was also up and down to the post office, returning wedding clothing, all those size 16 jeans, and a pair of shoes to Littlewoods.

Step count = 6558 (as near 3 miles as makes no odds)

A funny thing happened on the way out of the park....

As we came down the last stretch of field we could see a man leading two young Whippets, and he was avoiding a woman with two Labradors, so I wondered if his dogs were friendly or not. As I approached he was forced to turn and see me because his dogs were trying to get to us by whatever means possible. I shouted across to ask if they were friendly and he said they were, just young and boisterous. :-) We went up to them and Sophie put up with being sniffed and so on, but when the poor guy tried to say hello to her she backed away and growled at him.

This meant I had to explain that she was wary of him because it was a man who ill treated her before she was rescued, so it takes her a while to trust people generally, and men in particular. She settles with dogs and kids instantly, but the owners are a different matter. :-) he looked so sad, bless him, and then he asked if offering her a treat would help. No. It won't. She won't take anything from anyone if she is wary of them, and when she is nervous she won't even take a treat from me. So he handed me the treat to give to her later. Wasn't that kind? :-)

So, having been crouched down to try and win her over he stood up and said, "Well, at least she is fine with my dogs."

I said, "She probably senses a kindred spirit. Sophie is part Whippet."

He looked her up and down for a few seconds, and then said in a puzzled voice: "Which part?" LOLOLOL

I explained she is a Boxer/Whippet cross, and more Boxer than Whippet. really. The only whippet in her is her spindly legs, large chest cavity and colouring. The funny thing is that when you put her next to a Boxer you get much the same reaction. *grin*

We started to walk into the tunnel, and I suddenly felt nuzzling at my right hand. I looked down, and one of the Whippets was trying to prize the treat her owner gave me out of my hand! She won too. Well, it wasn't one Sophie would eat anyway, and she was so cute about it, I couldn't resist the little thief! LOLOL

We walked back to the estate with Whippet Man. He lives in a nice old house right on the edge of the estate. I hope we get to meet him again. He was nice and chatty, and the Whippets were the cutest wee things with the most incredible markings. :-)

Tune in tomorrow for our Tuesday Marshland Adventure also known as The Reason Mum Has Now Ordered a Good Pair of Walking Boots! *grin*

A couple of field photos:

Not ANOTHER photo-break! Sheesh!

And one of me, that came about because I wanted to know if I could photograph myself. LOL. Might add this one to my gallery.

Have a great day everyone!
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 11/17/2010 11:35AM

    If you keep meeting up with that man on your walks then maybe Sophie will accept a treat one of these days!

Love the cartoon of Maxine!

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LINDABENEDICT 11/16/2010 6:58PM

    Great pics of you and Sophie !

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JHADZHIA 11/16/2010 1:04PM

    Glad you met someone so nice.. maybe whippet photos next time?
Love your photo!! Would look great on your profile!

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CARLA-216 11/16/2010 11:58AM

    Whippet man offering Sophie a treat sounds like Tom! When he worked in the field with the telephone company, he carried a box of dog biscuits in his company truck to give to any (nice) dog he met. And when we are traveling, one of the first things he will buy locally is a box of dog biscuits. It's a great way to strike up conversation with the locals when traveling!

I love all the pics, and especially your smiling face! You took a good self photo...waaaaaay better than my sorry attempts!

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BOVEY63 11/16/2010 11:49AM

    So nice that you and Sophie had unexpected walking partners.
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Nice pictures - you and Sophie are adorable!

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Sunday: Rethinking my plans

Monday, November 15, 2010

I have decided to make Sunday a total day off. I've ummed and aahed about this for ages, trying to decide what is best, and much as I hate the thought of deliberately not trying to at least make a minimum step count seven days a week, a day off is a good way to recharge my batteries, especially as it would seem that the Tietze's/Costochondritis or whatever is becoming a permanent fixture in varying degrees of ouch. :-) Having a day where I can just relax, chill, and contemplate my navel - do people really do that? What do they ask? How did that fluff get there? *grin* - will be good for me.

So, the Sunday Stats:

Water = 9 glasses
Drenched today I was! LOL

fruit and Veg = 4
Would have been five but I realised too late that I didn't have a tomato to go with my cheese on toast.

Calories = in range
Carbs = in range
Fat = 5g over
Protein = 1g under

Weight = 185.75

No exercise scheduled.
No exercise attempted, unless you count getting in and out of the bath! LOL

Step count = 528
When I rest, I REALLY rest! LOL

Thanks everyone for the comments about the clothes. The trousers arrived today (Monday), and nothing works together at all! LOL I give up! Three lovely pairs of trousers that anyone would love to have, and not one pair looked right with the top or the jacket. I have no eye when it comes to clothes. I know what I am comfy in and I'm a casual kind of girl. Smart casual at best.

The truth? I want to wear a polo neck jumper and a nice pair of trousers, with maybe a simple jacket to the wedding. Does that sound so bad? :-)

Aaah, well, *sigh* Back to the drawing board!

In my fantasies, I look like Shania Twain!

In reality, well, I'm more your Dorothy:

Maybe if I fuse the two.....

**Brain asplodes**

No, no, no, no, NO!

Something will fit eventually. It will. I know it will! Next stop simple black trousers.

I live in hope. :-)
Hope you are all having a good day.
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 11/16/2010 11:42AM

    I am fashion blind, so I'm no one to offer any advice on clothing! But simple black trousers sound like a win to me!

I am glad you've decided to take a rest day on Sunday. Our bodies make progress when resting, so I've read.


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ZURDTA- 11/16/2010 2:34AM

    Rest days are good.

And yes, simple black trousers will work with that top and jacket...

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JHADZHIA 11/16/2010 1:02AM

    Lexie, I am glad you have given yourself a day of rest. Perhaps your body was trying to tell you something too. REST is not a bad word!! I know I struggle taking a day off, just haven't been able to and maybe if I could, my ailments might heal up faster, do you think?? You ought to try getting into meditation and boifeedback to help with the pain.
Take care of yourself,
Linda xxx

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TIGGERIFFIC123 11/15/2010 8:03PM


I am so glad to hear that you are trying a different proactive approach to help deal with and hopefully ward off the Tietze's. Here is hoping that it works out for you!!

I KNOW you will find something wonderful for the Wedding that is both comfortable and as beautiful as you are! I can NEVER order when it comes to clothes, I have to go through the pain of trying on, and on and on until I find something that is just right!

Hope you had a great Monday!

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KNITTABLES 11/15/2010 6:13PM

    Love this blog and the picture to go with it. Take care and one rest day is a great thing to do so that you can recharge and be ready for the rest of the week. emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 11/15/2010 5:40PM

    Well, I kinda like that outfit that Dorothy is wearing, looks like clothes for a fun wedding!! I've always like that Shania video...yes, to look like her and sing, too! Oh well.

Taking Sunday off sounds like a great idea. Sometimes I have a problem getting started again if I miss a day. But I don't think that's going to happen with you.

You'll find a great outfit for the wedding, I have faith.

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WANDAH3 11/15/2010 4:03PM

    A day of rest is important...even the Lord had a day off! *grin*

I'm the last person to ask about clothes...like you...I just like to be comfortable. I've never been a clothes horse, so why start now *grin*

Have an awesome day,

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CJANSEN40 11/15/2010 3:08PM

    a rest day is good. Long as you don't take it too far like eat the whole cake you're golden.

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LINDABENEDICT 11/15/2010 2:57PM

    A rest day sounds like a great idea ....and so do simple black trousers !!! Have fun with the clothes stuff ,,,your new body looks great, so you can really enjoy looking devine !!!!!

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