However late I go to bed, I always wake up early! Today I could not go back to sleep so I was up early and enjoyed the sunshine.
I had a lot of clearing up to do but I put on my music and pottered about, washing up, putting away and putting the furniture back.
While I tidied I munched on left over cherries, strawberries and grapes. I do not mind this type of clearing up at all. Working at my own slow pace, I enjoyed reminiscing over the many fun conversations I had last night.
When everything was tidy I had 50g sugar free Alpen (muesli) with almond milk, 3 tbsp probiotic natural yogurt and more strawberries.
I briefly thought about taking the dogs on a long walk but then reconsidered and instead relaxed in a bubble bath, listening to music. I felt very tired but not hungover as during the entire evening I only had 4 drinks.
We had a late lunch of a chicken I roasted with lemon and tarragon, roast potatoes, roasted peppers and carrots (using up last nights left over crudités) and steamed tender stem broccoli. With gravy and a glass of white wine.
I had intended to order my seeds for this years vegetable garden this afternoon but felt too tired to concentrate properly. We were all tired and flopped about and watched a film. And ate chocolate – champagne truffles and mini Toblerones! If they are in the house I eat them, so from now on, I am not having any in the house.
I then watched an episode of Obese A year To Save My Life which I find quite fascinating. The people on the programme are much larger than I was but potentially I could have been that big. Anyone with an overeating problem could be. So I find it a good warning if you like, of how big I could be one day if I do not get my over eating under control.
I confess the show’s mentor, Jessie Pavelka is a huge attraction. Literally. Not only does he look gorgeous, but he is very kind to people who have terrible body image and self esteem issues and he hugs the people he is helping. I like the programme because it does not sensationalise the individuals or treat them like fools. Rather I get the impression they try to genuinely help them.
I need to be very focused next week. It is my last week at home and then I am back to work, commuting to London 5 days a week. I have lots of fun things to look forward to and it would be very easy for me to spend all week eating. But I am going to plan ahead, eat carefully and exercise daily. And get plenty of sleep so i do not feel as tired as I have all day today.