That’s Living Alright!

Telling the lie,
With a glint in your eye,
‘Cause tommorrow you’ll be back on the site.*

Yes, thats how I feel today. Living alright for sure. Still buzzing from Friday’s first day on my Creative Writing course – Writing Effectively

Strange really how something can give us a buzz for such an extended period, especially when it was simply a course where I had to do the hard work. I suppose it was because I wanted to see if I was heading in the right direction with my work and it appears (for now anyway) that I really might just be!

Not really a great deal to report today apart from the fact that I enjoyed yesterdays lie in immensely although it made the blog extremely late on parade and I didn’t manage to get the blog posted until half past ten in the morning, so apologies there! However I was active for the rest of the day, managing a 7 mile walk, coming home and doing two new recipes for my Tasty Tuesday slot (you are gonna love these two, simple, healthy and tasty as ever) and then in the evening I decided to take advantage of the fact I did not have to go anywhere or share my evening with anyone and thus I parked my butt on the sofa and indulged in some TV watching in between writing some of this and checking on one of the recipes that cooked in the slow cooker…..

Anyway, any enjoyable day for me and one whee I am still feeling good about myself so the happiness continues.

Finally on an administration note, just so as I might clear one thing up, I so enjoyed yesterdays lay in that I have decided that I should endeavour to do it more often. Because of this I have decided to post my blog at 8am on a Saturday and Sunday and give myself a little well earned rest at the weekend. Yes I know I can set it all to happen automatically but I like to be awake just in case there is a hiccup and I am not com-pus ment-us enough to deal with it because I am still in the land of nod.
It will not affect my weekday target of posting by 07:30 am each day because I am usually inclined to rise earlier than this (much earlier if history is anything to go by) so am already with it should there be any issues.

FOOD DIARY:Friday 16th October 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)
Breakfast  1  Medium  Latte  142  11  13  5
 1  Serving McDonalds Bacon Roll  323  17  17  12
Lunch  1  400mls  Latte  105  6  9  4
 1  250gms  Chicken Salad Baguette  438  26.2  54.8  12.7
Dinner  1 Small Bowl Homemade Chicken Curry 175 19  13  7
 1  Naan Plain Naan Bread  187  5  30.8  4.8
Snacks  2  400mls  Tea  11.8  0  0.8  0
Totals  1381.8  84.2  138.4  45.5
Water  3  500mls  Mineral Water  0  0  0  0

Food on Friday was okay although not brilliant. Leaving home as early as I did so I could get into Oxford on time for my course meant that I went breakfastless and ended up in McDonalds having a Bacon Roll (oops) and a Latte for my breakfast as I waited for the bus to take me into the centre of the town. The choice of lunch was pretty much limited to a baguette but I chose the healthiest I could find and then for my evening meal I went for some more of my homemade Chicken Curry (unfortunately my brain was so tired I had eaten the Naan before I even considered the carbohydrate element of it! Still These things are sent to try us and I am beginning to wonder f my poor food choices of late have been linked to the changing of the season and the fact that I have been under the weather for the past couple of weeks. I suppose we will see when the body is used to the change and the virus finally packs its bags and leaves me alone.

Yesterday there was good bit of physical activity covering over 7 miles (although the app only shows just under 6.8 because I forgot to start it right away! The pace we set was good and Archie was able to keep up so all in all a good walk.

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Unfortunately still no gym work as yet but I shall get back there as soon as I feel it is right and the body feels right without any lightheadedness etc.

The walking however gave me a quite excellent steps count of over 17,000 as shown by the screenshot below.

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Still Archie and I are off for a walk somewhere new this morning so please do tune back in for a report on our Sunday Stroll post.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

6 thoughts on “That’s Living Alright!

  1. New Journey says:

    I think your doing wonderful….and the course will just confirm that….look at this blog…look at how many people are following your path…I am pretty sure you could/or should make a second book regarding bariatric surgery, the first year is all about the learning curve and what comes after…the second year is really about living and working through the daily grind of fighting off the chimps…. there needs to be more truthful life encounters with this subject out there for the poor souls that don’t know what to do after….I worked with a women, she was over 400#’s, had the surgery but there was no following by anyone who could help her through the mental part…she lost over 150#’s but then started to have issues when it came to dealing with her chimp side…pretty sad…she moved on to a different job and we lost contact…but I wish I would of known you then as I would of turned her onto your blog….of course blogging wasn’t even a thing way back in the dark ages…,I find my self being lulled back to the ole comfort foods, carbs, when I am tired, not feeling well, or just not staying focused….I believe its ingrained in our metabolism….hey – you booked out 7 miles….that had to counter act some of the carbs….well done….and you definitely deserve to have a lie in at least a couple days the week…I had one this morning…and it was delightful…kat

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    • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

      Very kind words Kat, thanks!
      And yes, I agree with the fact that this is a subject where so many people are alone and too afraid to deal with it, so much so that they have a harder time than they should. All I do is tell my story. Certainly I am a “warts and all” blog but I do retain a modicum of privacy for myself.
      People need all of the help they can get and if I am the one who is destined to give it then so be it.

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