Today is Monday, 29th June

and I have failed.

Despite efforts to lose that gained weight, I am out of target.
And gutted.
I am taking a break from reporting my weight this week (read cheating/giving myself breathing space) in the hope of getting it back under control.
Looking through my food diary, it’s all there: the ice creams, muffins, bread (lovely crusty rolls), I allowed myself 2 digestive biscuits when our neighbour came in for a cuppa, and yesterday’s hash probably topped it. I have also had several eggs and salads this week, which I did a few months ago and also had a big gain.
Hubby hasn’t lost his extra couple of pounds either, so smaller portions, no ‘nice shopping’ and drinking more water.

Actually, it’s been a bit of a weekus horribilus as apart from the weight thing, I hurt my back (which is still giving me problems), got a cold sore (my first ever!) and lost practically all of my darts games against Hubby.
I’m listening to the news and not sure if I’m amazed, stunned, confused or bloody angry.
Main headlines are sending the kids back to school, jobs and promises of millions (where from???) and the damn idiots with their illegal raves, ignorance and nonchalance of the Covid situation. I am dreading the next few weeks as the UK Independence Day looms at the weekend and the after effects.
Worrying times all round, and I am glad I am not a parent, retired (even if an under training State Pensioner), living within our means and not a social butterfly. Instead, I am an annoyed house-person who is avoiding everyone and growing more frustrated and angry whenever we have to go out to play Spot the Tourist and Dodge the Idiot who doesn’t understand social distancing.

Ho hum.
On with the day then. Nothing lined up. The weather is cool and overcast, but might brighten up later, though we”ll be walking the dog shortly.
Dinner today is chicken curry.

Take care and keep safe everyone.

About pensitivity101

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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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41 Responses to Today is Monday, 29th June

  1. TheHiddenEdge says:

    Sending you virtual hugs! πŸ€—

  2. Weather is awful perfect for the mood. Sending you hugs. Something in the air. My slightly strict diet has failed spectacularly after one week. So it’s back on a strict one but struggling to get the non soya options. I’m going to see how much dart boards are online. Ages since I played. x

    • We paid Β£25 for ours, and he knocked a tenner off as he was closing down. The one before was an old one I got for nothing from the pub. We have a portable ‘oche’ which is a door mat lined up with a mark on the boiler room door and opposite skirting board.
      Think you’re right about the air. It’s really oppressive.
      Thanks for the hugs. Feeling much better as I’ve had an hour on the piano which has always soothed me.

  3. Liz says:

    Another virtual hugs from me.

    I know I am trying to keep my cool with all the ignorance by some when it comes to social distance and don’t get me started with the ignorant people all on the beach that covered front and inside of newspapers.
    Nothing has changed with me. I work and grocery shopping is once to twice a week at the most. It’s going to them when I do my walking. I don’t go out any other time.

  4. blindzanygirl says:

    I’m with you on the NewsDi. It is awful. X

  5. scifihammy says:

    I always admire you for reporting your weight – whether it is good or bad. Added to your little treats, I always find that stress makes me gain weight – so hopefully you will have a better week this week and lose a pound or two. πŸ™‚
    Hang in there! πŸ™‚

  6. fransiweinstein says:

    Sorry about the weight gain and the bad week. Living through this pandemic is wearing on all of us, it really is getting to be too much. I am sending you hugs and positive thoughts for a better week this week. Don’t be too harsh on yourself because of the weight gain. We are all stress eating β€” understandably I might add β€” so cut yourself a bit of slack. Let last week go and do something that gives you joy β€” like going into your garden and enjoying your beautiful roses and the sight of your flourishing vegetable garden.❀️

    • Hubby has extended our veg patch, and while he was doing all the mucky compost stuff, I was playing the piano! I had a good hour and felt so much better, finishing with Mum;’ song Wind Beneath My Wings. I haven’t played for ages, so maybe I should find time to do that more.
      Thanks for the hugs. Have had loads sent and it really has made me feel better.

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Deep breath Di the only way is up πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  8. You are not alone, eating seems to satisfy the boredom, and the news if no longer “news” in the US, it’s opinions of a bunch of know it alls, or so they think

    • Hubby is a snacker and that doesn’t help as he always seems to be eating something, but it works for him with his reflux issues. I need to get back into the swing of things and stop going into the kitchen!

  9. Sadje says:

    Don’t worry my friend. A break is good. And when you’ll weigh yourself after a couple of weeks, it will be down.

  10. murisopsis says:

    I’m sure you will be back within target with a little effort. I didn’t know you played piano! My son just bought his own piano and has not been able to get it tuned due to COVID. He is anxious to have it ready to go because he can’t stand to play if it is out of tune (even if I can’t tell)!

  11. If you wanna srsly loose weight and eat healthy you should check out Popinutrients on WordPress. It has great and easy recipes. Nice postπŸ‘πŸ»

  12. Paula Light says:

    Sorry to hear this. I find salad unhelpful and have decided to eat mostly cooked veggies instead. I use low-cal dressing but even so I feel bulky and bloated from salad, while still unsatisfied. Otoh, a small hot meal works better all around!

    • Salads always go against me as I retain the water (unless I have chips, seriously!!), and because I had a surplus of eggs, I had quite a few last week, and they go against me too.
      I use a lighter than light mayo at 1 syn per tablespoon so that’s not too bad (I have a double!!)
      Oh well, that’s last week and I shall concentrate on this one now!

  13. Good afternoon\, when your troubles are getting you down; look around you and you can always find someone who has troubles than. Suddenly, your troubles are minor and manageable. The news is bad but there was a smile today when our Supreme Court struck down a bad abortion law. It never ends!

  14. I’m blaming the heat and water retention. So difficult to hold the weight – can’t do much, too hot, and exercise isn’t helping…given all that I will not give up my tiny tiny ice cream scoop. Need some reward for it all.
    Hang in there! All you can do is take care of yourself and yours – let the world deal with the bullet proof bar and entertainment crowd seekers. (Apparently they won’t listen and the 18-27 group is one getting sick – but it’s mild cases and they go home once identified and not to the hospital…but alt hose people they were near..shiver)
    So happy we have places to get outside! That’s quite a blessing and luxury.
    Paw waves and hugs

    • Thank you. hugs and waves gratefully received.
      Apart from walking the dog, we haven’t been anywhere today. It’s actually been quite nice as the weather has turned cold outside, but we’re cosy indoors.
      Keep well and safe. ❀

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