It feels like I've had a really good week. Seem to have got myself organised and motivated and enjoyed everyday - despite the weather turning colder on Wednesday and having to get back into leggings - much prefer sunshine and shorts.
Thought it would be good to list this weeks achievements
Got the front hedge cut again....BiL said I hadn't taken enough off in July ..... annoyingly he was right.
Cleaned out the big chest freezer - Oh My Goodness - there's enough food for a siege!! I'd just been adding boxes of roast mixed veg ....there are 20 in there now.........20! plus chicken thighs, chicken breasts, sausages, belly pork slices, tortilla wraps, boxes of home made meal portions, cheap pizzas and boxes of homemade pizza topping, a few bags of fruit(some from 2017!), butters of all sorts, bread rolls, a loaf of Gluten Free bread from last year!, some cheap bread and some granary bread, home made herbie bread rolls and bought burger baps, peppers and tomatoes and mange tout peas from the garden, bought peas and mushrooms, fish chips and veggie burgers and a chocolate gateaux waiting for a party!. And lurking at the bottom a chicken that I bought for last Christmas - waiting for visitors - no that's not true, I've had plenty of visitors but have just gone right off cooking for them. So I cooked this old tasteless chicken and have been eating it every day since!
This week I also got back to eating better - that is just 1 slice of bread and NO CAKES, stopped having toast instead of a meal and banned peanut butter from the house. I'm very overweight and had added 5 lb in the last few months..... need to lose 4 stone to get me back to what I was in 1979 when we got married or 1½ to get me back to 1995 the lowest I'd been since child # 3 was born 1987. In my defence I am 3 stone lighter than my heaviest ever which was in around 2000 and had been a steady weight for 10 years. I can't do any slimming groups - they would just make me cross- they don't work for me. My weight has see-sawed ever since I was 16 - so I know what to do ......I just need to EAT LESS and MOVE MORE. So..............
...........Tried to use my bike.....unused for 2½ years...... and nearly went A over T over the handlebars because the chain had come off and was jammed in the back cogs. I got chain back on and oiled it and the rusty cogs and the brakes - by which time it had started to rain so I had to put it back in the garage. Two days later I tried again and did half a mile one way and back and quarter of a mile the other way and back so at least I've not forgotten how to ride it. I'm sending for a sheeps wool seat cover because even though I've got a large squishy seat riding still aggravates the base of my spine.
The Parish Council have organised The Hakluyt Loop (Hakluyt was an explorer and writer in the C16 who I'd never heard of until I moved here, he was a vicar of this parish for 20 years). It's a 6 mile cycle route linking all parts of the village (it's just on ordinary roads, so they haven't done anything really except put up a few signs ) - there is a grand opening at the village hall next month - with refreshments! - I hope to be there on my bike 🤞, (it's 2 and a bit miles from home - with a steep hill), with camera - weather permitting - November being a tad unpredictable.
Then of course there was the blog post that was part serious and part fun and got lots of comments.
A bit more tidying and cleaning in the greenhouse and lots of sport watching on TV.
Yep........a Good Week
- The Fun of blogging
- A not-too-busy swimming pool.
- Books..... both my own and borrowed
- The enjoyment of watching world class athletes on TV
Hope everyone has a good weekend - I'll be back Monday