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February Focus

Monday, February 11, 2013

Here I am, turning up like a bad penny once again. Things just seem so hectic now. I'm getting more and more involved in local community stuff. Of course, the more one gets involved, the more people one meets, and the more one gets asked to help with various things. And of course, it's nearly always things that are important and I find I want to help and so I agree and then life is even more hectic. But fun.

Oh and whisper it quietly but, I seem to have gained a social life once again. I'm not sure how it happened but I'm not knocking it. Well, except it does make 'healthy eating' a little harder when one is constantly going out to parties/lunches/meals blah blah blah. Thank goodness for all the info I've gained on Spark - helps me to make the right or at worst - the least bad, choices. For instance, last Friday I went out with a friend to try a new Mexican restaurant. And oh my, did we have a blow out. We shared a starter of Nacho's [even so I dread to think of the calories], plus a pitcher of Margarita's. Naughty, naughty us. And we had dessert - jeez, I never, ever, eat dessert! But hey, I did choose sea bass with roasted veg as my main course as opposed to calorie laden burrito's or such like. That's got to earn me brownie points [though not spark points] hasn't it?

And Sunday, oh dear. I was helping at a brunch to promote a local cause and had two sausages in rolls. But I did resist all the amazing cakes. And then I'd promised to cook a roast for family dinner. Duck. But I just ate the veg [plus some roast potatoes], and gravy. All of which led me to dread weigh in this morning - but I'll come back to that........................

My last blog I spoke of how I'd maintained over the festive period, but gained 2lb in the week we celebrated my eldest boy's 18th birthday. Well the following week I maintained again. And then the week ending 2nd Feb, I gained another 2lb. No idea why. So, I figured my focus for February would be getting back on track. My bottom line was losing the 4lb I'd gained. My hope was/is - actually losing more than that so I feel I'm making progress once again.

Which of course leads back to why I was dreading weigh in day today. After such a blow out over the weekend, I was fearful I would have gained even more. So imagine my delight when I stepped on the scales, and found I'd lost 2lb 8ozs. emoticon

The struggle continues though. Tomorrow I am going to the following event;

Darwin Day Lecture 2013:
Chaired by Dr Richard Dawkins, the 2013 Darwin Day lecture will be delivered by Sir Tom Blundell, Professor Emeritus and Director of Research, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge on the topic of: 'The emergence of drug resistance: Molecular evolution and new medicines for cancer and tuberculosis'.

Granted, not everyone's cup of tea but safe enough you might imagine - except afterwards we are going for a meal. *sigh* And Friday I am going to a 70th birthday party which involves yet another meal out. The following weekend, I am going to a wedding which will involve more eating out. Maybe this social life lark isn't such a good idea after all. Then again, who wants to be slim and sat at home all the time?

Place your bets now;

a] Tiz will weigh more at the end of February than at the start
b] Tiz will lose a total of 2lb during February
c] Tiz will lose a total of 4lb during February
d] Tiz will lose a total of 6lb during February
e] Tiz will lose more than 6lb during February
f] Tiz will maintain over all in February

Spark goodies for the winners.

Bright blessings
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    I'd find that interesting too, and I'd go for option 'b'
    1927 days ago
    Oooh I love molecular biology..I want to go! The last fun seminar I went to was full of doctors, lawyers and pharmacists discussing the effects of oxycontin on the brain and what to do and what is being done about the societal fallout it has caused. Interesting stuff. Hope you have fun at your lecture. Congrats on your weight loss and my bet is that you will continue to lose if that is what you want to do! Having a full social life keeps you too busy to eat much, so even when you do have an eating event, it's not as big a deal as it would be if you were inactive. Glad things are going well!! emoticon
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