Monday Motivation: Post 2

After last week’s little tilt and still being with MOH rather than home, this is now my official weigh in for my latest effort at the SW way on my own.
This week, well, since we got back on Tuesday, I’ve tried to be sensible in my eating habits, plenty of veg, minimal biscuits and treats, and have increased the exercise.
The latter is actually working out quite well, as I have hit the target of between 2 and 3 miles every day, though I admit most have been nearer 2 than 3.

With this DVT, Hubby finds walking helps him get his circulation going, so every couple of hours or so we are donning our coats and walking round the block or park.

Yesterday we started to walk along the beach towards town but the wind picked up blowing the sand in our faces, so we turned back and went through the park instead, up to the High Street and then back through the park.
In the afternoon, we decided to take the car and found a car park that directly faced the beach. It was bitterly cold, the water angry and foamy as the waves rolled in to the shore. We didn’t walk very far, but it was somewhere different for Maggie to sniff, the car got a run, and it was another little test to see how Hubby fared on a journey.

We have discovered that a trip of half an hour or 15 miles or so is enough at the moment. Anything longer or further and he suffers pain in his groin as the old DVT is compressed against the blood flow. It is going to be a long and slow process to get him sorted, but the good news is we know what we’re up against having been there before.

The diet is still in the Him and Me stakes though, he eating several small meals during the day, and me having the main three. With Shrove Tuesday tomorrow and Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, treats are on the cards, so it’s a question of treating ourselves sensibly.
Fruity pancakes will be great, and we’ve decided on something different to our usual chinese take out for the 14th.
Even if we overdo it, I’ll still have a few days to get myself back in line.

So, how did I do?
That first week I lost four pounds. It’s been a fortnight since then and…………..

I have lost two pounds in that period, so I’m quite pleased.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Monday Motivation: Post 2

  1. colinandray says:

    You’re on a roll… so keep it up! Looking forward to hearing more progress, but don’t forget that you body will stabilize itself periodically before shedding further weight. Don’t get disheartened. Just keep working away at it and be patient. 🙂

    • This is the stage I reached last year which evened out within a pound or two either way. Maintaining it seemed OK, though I could never shift those final few pounds to reach my revised target. We shall see what happens this year, so as long as the scales don’t rocket towards the moon, I shall keep plodding away!

  2. Michael says:

    Good for you Di, I think having someone with you does make a difference, on my own my stomach is too much of a dictator. I also think its very brave of you posting a photo of yourself doing your weigh-in..

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