Today is Sunday 24th January

We’ve woken up to whiteness and one of the heaviest frosts so far. The temperature is minus 2 C with a real feel of minus 6, so I don’t feel like sticking my nose out of the front door just yet. I’ve been up since about 8 and have seen one of the residents go out for his daily run. Easily in his 70s, he runs five miles every day as well as walking Poppy at least twice. She is such a sweetheart.

As expected, the scales were not exactly kind, and have added a sock to my weight.
As you know, the week did not get off to a good start being sat in the A&E car park for the majority of the day on Monday, despite my efforts of a ‘healthy snack’ and being over generous when calculating my syns. I had my double syn day to try and keep on track, but when I think I’ve also had 2 (small) slices of our neighbour’s marmalade cake, and we cracked open the smarties over two days (I weighed my portion of 9 syns for day one and the second worked out at about 6 as I only had 25g compared to 38g giving Hubby the lion’s share), I feel lucky to have got away with just half a pound gain.
It’s a new week, and I can start afresh, so hopefully will lose that and maybe a little more.

I don’t quite know what to do with myself today. No good having a baking session as that defeats the above object and I have enough cards for the time being, so I might write the letter cards to our friends and also prepare the birthday cards for those due the first week in February. I will need to go to the Post Office tomorrow to check for fatness in case they need the extra postage. I’ll put some credit on my phone at the same time.

Lunch today is jacket potatoes with ham and mushrooms in a cheese sauce. I’ll do extra veggies to pack out the plate. It will work out as a free meal as the cheese will be my second A option, the ham and potato are free foods, and the veggies will be of the speed variety. All good. I started the day with porridge, one of my allowed B options. Sigh, and it’s not even ten o’clock yet.

Hope you day has started on a positive note.
Keep safe and warm.


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! 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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12 Responses to Today is Sunday 24th January

  1. quiall says:

    I agree with your quote: it’s time to be proud of who you are and what you have done!

  2. Carol anne says:

    Half a pound isnt much Di, You’ll lose it next week, I’m sure of it! We’ve got a heavy frost here also! right now though its 4 Degrees here! Stay safe! Xx

  3. Ian Kay says:

    We had quite a bit of snow overnight but it looks like it’s melting now.

  4. The sun is shining but it is a cold 23F/-25C. The wind chill factor makes it felt colder. I had a good fast of peach jello with mana muffins they mandarin oranges and cherries along with Bob Miles GF muffins the flavors go together. The 1/2pound could influence by water intake. Stay safe inside and play some darts and stay safe.

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