Up 300g (expected this - chartering new ground, not been this weight for many many years), alcohol units 10, calorie range days 6, gratitude 3 (seeing the morning winter sun on Autumn coloured leaves, offered and accepted assistance to prune the rose bushes, smell of herbs in the garden when I trampled on them).
Ah-ha moment this week is sort of described in the quote that I found; "Keep people in your life that truly love you, motivate you, encourage you, inspire you, and make you happy. If you have people who do none of the above, let them go".
I have been able to identify what has been draining me, and it turns out to be who not what. My attitude this week has been 'go with the flow' along the lines of, I can't change them, so 'just' change my thinking - something I can do!
This week has gone much more smoothly, and I feel quite buoyant with only moments of sadness triggered by discussion and thinking about Shelby cat.
However, I continue to be challenged by some people, and 'going with the flow' has not consistently worked as I am often thinking about stuff, and have done for the last two days. But recognising the loop I'm getting in, it is getting easier and quicker to move on. I have worked out a couple of scenarios to resolve the situation, so will try to leave it at that until I can put them into action next week.
I'm looking forward to next week as my Tai Chi instructor returns, so I will be able to have my full week of planned exercise. That is, Pilates, Tai Chi, and three journeys to and from work on my bicycle. Well, the BOM (Bureau of Meterology) is forecasting rain, so I may have to schedule some alternative fitness minutes for this fair-weather cyclist on some days