Saturday, August 22, 2009
Well, the company's left and arrived back home safely.
I've done the laundry, cleaned the house and done a bit of gardening, shopped for groceries, visited a sick friend, visited my mother-in-law and walked my five miles both yesterday & today.
Oh yes... and I've eaten chocolate!!!
Not just a small piece...oh no couldn't just be a small piece could it?
A whole bar of galaxy....a BIG bar of galaxy!!
And you know what?
It was gorgeous...no other description fits it.
It WAS gorgeous!!!
Of course the feeling, now I've eaten it, is anything but gorgeous.
I'm an idiot!
No, let's get this right...I'm a BIG idiot!!
Still, it's over and done with now, out of my system, the craving's gone, I'm back on track.
I had a good day otherwise, used all my calories, drank my water, exercised....
so, as Scarlett O'Hara said in 'gone with the wind'....
'tomorrow is another day!'....
and I'm going to use it wisely!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
We've got company for a while, it's lovely to see them and we're having a great time.
We've been busy visiting places they haven't been for a while and looking in on relatives too.
It's lovely going back to childhood haunts with all their remembrances.
We've been doing quite a bit of walking which is great BUT also quite a bit of eating out!! LOL
I've tried to make healthy choices and I don't think I'm doing too badly but there has been the odd moment when I've eaten unwisely...and enjoyed it too!!!...it's quite hard when you get invited to dine with folks at their home for a sit down meal, nothing to choose from, but I've tried to keep my portions good and hopefully the walking will compensate for the small indulgences I've had.
view over the town from Olivers Mount
all family christenings happened here
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Well, it's a couple of weeks since I got back to walking and I'm up to my 10,000 steps a day.
Five miles...Mmmm sounds better that way!
I suppose I do more really as that's just my daily walk, it doesn't count all the housework, shopping, gardening etc.
I treated myself yesterday to some proper walking/hiking sandals. Got a really good bargain by shopping around and finding them on 'sale' at one of the shops....funny that, I did the same when I got my new walking/hiking boots! One good thing to come out of the recession!!
Today my DH and I went walking and bird watching so I probably did more miles than usual. It's great combing the two things I love to do. It doesn't feel like exercise!
We take a pack-up for lunch...made by my own fair hands...so I know it will be healthy and I also drink lots of water too.
We were hoping to see buzzards so I knew we'd be sat high up on a grassy knoll looking down over a lake and a forest of pine trees when we ate lunch....it was wonderful, sunny and warm and sooo quiet, we never saw a soul until on the way back when we passed another couple....and we saw buzzards, two of them soaring majestically on the air currents. We could hear them mewing to each other too.
The heather was blooming as we walked back through the soughing pines listening to bird song and were lucky enough to spot a redpoll. We also found some fly agaric, the quintessential fairytale red toadstool which is very pretty but highly poisonous.
my new walking/hiking sandals...note what's left of the ant bites on my right foot!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Well, after four weeks with almost no exercise I'm back at it....walking that is!
I love to walk and really missed it when I couldn't do it. Now I'm all better I can indulge myself again and wander the lanes with my camera.
I was doing five miles a day but have decided to build it up again after not doing any for a while.
I have a pedometer which links to my computer so I can record my steps, it doesn't need to be fixed to your waistband, you can put it in your pocket or even in a handbag, not sure how it works but it does.
The first time I used it I was wary it wouldn't record properly so I put it in my pocket and then used my other one on my waistband, when I got back home they were matched so ever since then I've never doubted it. The computer builds up a programme so you can follow your progress.
Yesterdays walk was approximately 2 miles done in two short walks, not very speedy and I was so tired when I got back I had to have a sit down!!
Today I did almost 3 miles in one walk, still not too speedy but not so tiring....no sitting down today!!
I really enjoyed it, I feel invigorated. It was good to get some fresh air and feel one with nature again...I didn't realise how much I'd missed it.
the old pump in the village main street.
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