The day was quite pleasant when we took Maggie for her first walk this morning.
Although there was a slight nip in the air, it didn’t warrant trussing ourselves up like stuffed turkeys, as we needed just our bodywarmers plus gloves for Hubby.
We were going to do our £10 dash today, but having started the day a little late and had some shopping to do, we’ve decided to do that on Wednesday now as I had a doctor’s appointment this afternoon (armed with a list) and I’m meeting N for coffee tomorrow morning in a cafe neither of us have been in before (Christmas treat to us for our excellent weight loss).
On the way out this morning though, we were approached by one of the Old School boat owners and offered a bag of goodies.
Oh joy! Speed food bliss to help towards any over indulgence tomorrow. I do so like to be able to plan my attack well in advance!
Flashback to memories of our apple tree and blackberrying in the hedgerows for crumbles and pies as inside was a generous carton of frozen blackberries and several rather large cooking apples.
It was now obvious what I was going to cook for dessert to go with our dinner today.
Actually, it was all good for us, as my spaghetti bolognese was made from scratch with fresh ingredients and 5% lean minced beef so no syns at all, and the dessert just notched up a few for the crumble topping of granola cereal and porridge oats. You can see from the side photo that dessert was mostly fruit!
The doc was really pleased to see me looking so well, especially as it’s been months since I last saw her, way before I started with Slimming World actually as I was on two sticks.
She said losing the weight has taken years off me, and my official weight graph looks like I’ve fallen off a cliff. All good stuff at 17 kilos lighter than my June diabetes weigh in!
My knee playing up is probably due to arthritis reacting to my medication, and my morning headaches just a twinge as they go when I’m up and have had breakfast.
My BP is brilliant, and she is following up on my eye appointment at the hospital as I haven’t had confirmation of the one we tried to make on their new supa-doopa-ain’t-gonna-work computer system!
All in all, a damn good day I think!