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…………..