Today is Saturday, April 24th

It is a grey, overcast day, but quite warm and due to be blisteringly hot later.
That means we shall be inundated with visitors again, and our road will be used as an overflow car park by those who do not want to support our town by paying the £2 all day parking fee. Last year, people were parking half on/off pavements and blocking the way for residents with mobility scooters. Sadly there are no road markings to suggest on road parking is not permitted here, so we have to grin and bear it. So far, no-one has actually blocked anyone’s drive but some vehicles have parked opposite driveways which has made access in and out a little difficult. With heavy traffic going to and from building sites at the end of the road, it is only a matter of time before one visitor gets hit. I promise I won’t tell.

Breakfast has been had and Hubby’s weight is coming down nicely. I’ve been taking a good look at my own and although I’m currently out of target (thank goodness I’m having a couple of weeks off), if I go by the original target I set myself, I am bang on. I overshot this by four pounds in August 2019, and so that became my official target which I have only danced around three or four times as most times I’m on the upper side of it.
Being completely logical and not making excuses, I am at a weight I know is comfortable and right for me, so I am not going to beat myself up about a pound or two over my leeway allowance for something I actually hit by mistake! This has made me feel so much better in myself and though I’m not always reaching for the biscuit tin, at least I am not mentally slapping myself if I fancy one………. or three.
Diet has always been about attitude as well as calorie counting/healthy eating and balance, and IMO if you feel guilty about eating something perhaps you shouldn’t, it becomes depressive if not obsessive which in turn can lead to binges and then other health issues.
Once you get a better understanding of what you eat and perhaps why you crave certain things at certain times, access to some sensible advice to point you in the right direction to address the situation to suit you is half the battle. Just my opinion.

Have a good day everyone.
Take care, and above all, keep safe.

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 recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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15 Responses to Today is Saturday, April 24th

  1. Sadje says:

    Go with what is comfortable for you. Have a good day.

  2. Carol anne says:

    Your right, its all about balance! Have an amazing saturday! xoxo

  3. I am at my top weight, but my Dr said I’m still within a good number. But I just feel like after this past year much worse could have been so I accept the pandemic pounds. Funny thing is I’m eating healthier, more home cooking, less junk. It must be the inactivity. Our beach has been packed too

    • The eating healthily is a big plus. I know we are, though we still have the naughty things from time to time. Inactivity plays a big part, and although we have our walks, they are not so many or as frequent as when we had the dog. We’re avoiding the prom and beach unless early in the morning and late evening.

  4. DM says:

    Much wisdom in your words regarding weight, eating, etc. The weight that the “expurts” say is my ideal weight is not comfortable for me. It’s 10 pounds too low for my particular body build. We celebrated my wife’s birthday yesterday with 2 higher calorie meals (plus someone invited us out this morning for coffee and cake.) I am not going to go on a guilt trip, but once this weekend is over, I need to get back on track. DM

    • Many happy returns to your good lady Doug.
      One bad day doesn’t make a bad week is a favourite Slimming World quote. The experts ‘tick list’ doesn’t take into account age, body shape or physical mobility, but healthier eating doesn’t have to break the bank as some Diet Programmes suggest. If we lapse for a day, we can’t change it, so best to put it behind us and be more careful for the next few days. Balance and diet doesn’t have to be a chore, though I confess sometimes it does get a bit boring!! Keep safe.

  5. willowdot21 says:

    You’re being very profound today Di xx💜💜

    • I’ve been getting really depressed with my weight and trying to balance two very different diets was making things worse. I’ve taken a good hard look at what we’re eating, what we’re doing (or not since losing Maggie) and analyzing it. Had I stuck to my original set target, I would be having no problems whatsoever, but getting back down to the ‘official one’ appears to be beyond me and it was getting me down. Time for an attitude adjustment. How are you today?

  6. murisopsis says:

    I hope that overcast sky is deceptively full of rain! (for the sake of your road and peace of mind) The lockdown was not kind to my waist – but now with the warmer weather I’m prepared to start getting out more!

  7. I’ve battled my weight since I was in my early 20s. I am too heavy (according to the charts and the BMI index (body mass index) is bordering on ‘obese’. When hubby started getting really ill and I became his caregiver, I stopped watching my weight or even worrying about things. Enough stress in my life without adding that old battle to it. After hubby died, I lost so much weight I got told off by one physician for losing too much, too fast. In the last two years, I’ve gotten scolded (again) for being ‘silly’ because my weight dropped too much. I’ll never be ‘slim’ and I’m okay with it. I listen to my body, and if I’m craving something I know it’s usually because I need the nutrients from whatever food group it is that I’m craving. I drink a sizable amount of water now too.

    My point is that we have to become comfortable with our bodies, being thoughtful about food choices and opting for healthier choices like you do is a great way to do things, but if you find it causes you a lot of stress to diet, then stop. Listen to yourself, you’re plenty canny enough to know when things are off-kilter. If the diet regime and being accountable to someone else is a good tool for you to use, I certainly am not bad-mouthing it. Stress can add to our weight gain though, at least through the experiences I’ve had. Take care dear!

    • You are so right Melanie. My doctor from years ago told me to forget dieting as I’d screwed up my body so much with bad and fad diets it wasn’t doing anything right. She said everyone had their own ‘natural weight’ and I would know when I found it. Well, I have and I’m happy. SW taught me a lot about food and choices, which helped me lose those extra pounds and better still, keep them off. You are so right about stress too. I will never be the slim teenager I was nor do I want to be actually, and I am now on the border of ‘overweight’ according to the charts, so that is brilliant for me!!

  8. Cara Hartley says:

    After 33 years of trying to hate myself thin, I was fortunate to discover the principles of Health at Every Size and size acceptance. Otherwise, I would be 56 years old, still fat, and still loathing myself. I not only have endocrine system issues but I completely wrecked my metabolism with dieting. I have an eating disorder (no, not binge eating, which is what most people think when they see someone my size) that will never go away. I fight with ED, my abusive life partner, every day.
    Diet culture destroys lives. Being thin doesn’t make someone a better person. I don’t eat more than my more slender counterparts. Most of the time I eat far less. The medications I’m on tend to kill my appetite. Still fat. Always will be unless I become terminally ill. I refuse to apologize for my body anymore.

    • I know where you’re coming from.
      I have a teacher to thank for stripping me of my self confidence and forcing me on the diet merry go round. So for over 45 years I was fighting my weight, putting up with the jibes and jokes. 2016 it all changed thanks to a nurse who mentioned I qualified for 3 months free membership with Slimming World. I learned a lot about food, lost weight, had breast cancer twice (may not have been found otherwise, so a BIG plus) and am now happy with my lot. I’ll be 65 next month and accept the shape I am.

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