Good morning! Hope your day has started well. Sunny would be nice, but dry and mild will do for us.
It’s overcast today, there is no wind whatsoever, and we have a sea mist dangling. We’ve done the washing anyway and draped it on the rads indoors. We’ve been keeping it down to around three or four days rather than have to take everything up to the launderette. We’ve had no choice on a few occasions, but our last two washloads dried outside, so we were well pleased with that!
The meters have been read and we are actually down on all three compared to last year!
I intend to have a card making session today as I have a few ideas and some special birthdays coming up. I have cards in reserve, but I like to experiment. Our neighbour gave me some pretty ribbon trimmings that I can hopefully utilise on a card for my great niece who’ll be 10 in August, and another great niece will be 21 in April. I had a card lined up for her already, but it needs a little addition.
I’ve been going through the SW bible, my food diary and the cholesterol reducing diet sheet my neighbour showed me yesterday of which Hubby took a copy.
Basically it seems I’m doing all the right things, but there is room for tweakage, and I need to take a little more care with food that needs to be weighed. I was very good in the beginning and became a dab hand at quantities by sight. However, as time has progressed, different bowls have been used, and weights have crept up. The biggest thing though is all the ‘extra’ treats of late, so I can hit that on the head by simply avoiding the cake shop!
Hubby can’t eat pastry, so no need to buy the cornish pasties he enjoyed and I’d started to have too. Although I synned everything naughty as well as the usual treats on my diet, I confess I had got over indulgent these past 6 to 8 months, even though I managed to keep within target (apart from once or twice). It just goes to show how complacent we can become when trying to eat healthily.
I have six months before my next lipids blood test, so today I am starting as I mean to go on and give it my best shot. The fact that I have ‘lost the flapjacks’ on the scales this morning has also strengthened my resolve.