. . . I spoke of Ďslippageí the last time I blogged and Iím sad to find that it hasnít stopped. I know that, for me, when I start to slip Iím hard put to it to stop the rot. I HAVE to though Ė the last thing I want is to undo what Iíve achieved so far.
from me to myself Ė youíre welcome to join me in that!
Perhaps if I speak about it, thatíll put me back on the straight and narrow.
SO Ėmy thoughts for this morning are . . .
DONíT buy cheese Ė I always eat too much of it.
DONíT put the wine bottle on the dinner table Ė Iíll just keep drinking.
DONíT think for one moment that if I put exercise off Ďuntil laterí, Iíll actually DO it later.
Four days into the week and Iím having to remind myself of the above Ė AGAIN!! Thought Iíd been there and got the teeshirt for these adjustments Ė but NOT SO!!
I never eat biscuits, cake or crisps. Cheese and wine are my great downfall Ė 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 canít 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 wonít cause me the same problem. Iíll 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 donít 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 Ė pour one glass and put the bottle away. Hopefully I wonít go and search it out for a second go. If this doesnít work Iíll get my better half to hide our bottles somewhere Ďsafeí Ė 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 Ė strength anyway - then stretches Ė which I actually enjoy. After that, a walk, which is easier because there are so many beautiful places around here that I love. Itís just a question of getting started Ė I need to seize the moment and right now I really need to practise doing that.
SO Ė you may gather that Iím not having a good week but Iím going to make today a better day.
A great sunrise from my kitchen window was a good start.