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Facing a week without Sparking

Friday, August 08, 2014

I'm going on holiday to Scotland tomorrow and won't have internet access for the week. Last time this happened I felt really bad about failing to Spark - I mean REALLY bad! This made me realise that I'd become obsessive about Sparking such that it was not entirely helpful.

So, after a few months of 'cold turkey' (perhaps that should be 'cold carrot' - I'm a vegetarian!), I dared to dip my toe back into SparkLand again and seem to be managing to keep it a little less life-consuming this time.

So a week off Sparking will be OK (I keep telling myself!).

Also, I'm not going to have much choice in what I eat since my friends are in charge of the shopping and menu-planning (we're staying in a fairly remote place so have to take all our food with us and I'm going by train so can't carry much if any food with me). Again, this scares me a little.

However, I'll just try to make the best of it and, if nothing else, control my portion sizes.

I think I've finally begun to make progress on the diet/weight-loss front: I've been having scrambled eggs for breakfast and then porridge (my usual breakfast) for lunch, thereby cutting out bread and cheese that I'd normally have at lunchtime. I've also been cooking double the quantity of vegetables each evening and taking the extra portion with me to have at lunchtime.

All this is about to go out of the window for the next week of course, but I can get straight back to it when I'm home and just hope I won't ruin my efforts too much this next week.

Right - must go and finish packing before bed!
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