Good morning Ramsgate.
A certain someone was so keen to start his day we were up and outside before the sun had risen in the sky fully. I love early morning, with all the promise of the day ahead so it was no hardship from my perspective.
The restoration of these lovely Edwardian shelters is nearly complete and they are looking good. There are several of them along our road and it is very pleasing to see them nearly ready to be used.
Breakfast was meant to be a ham omelette but the 5th egg I cracked in to the bowl was full of blood. Bright red with blood, not just a few specks. I didn’t notice in time to stop it going in the jug with the other eggs and none of us fancied eating it so the eggs were thrown out. I had my ham with an apple. 4 points for the 128 g ham. Time for our walk which I was really looking forward to as I love being beside the sea.
I had my heart set on lunch at Pizzeria Possillipo but we had the dogs with us and couldn’t leave them outside anywhere we were comfortable with so we went back to Oscar’s Festival Cafe, remembering they have a garden at the back. However, Graham, the Manager, insisted we keep them inside with us and gave them dog biscuits. The water bowl outside meant they were fed and watered. It was quite a squeeze in what is probably Thanet’s smallest cafe but they were happy enough!
I still had eggs on my mind so ordered granary toast with scrambled eggs and bacon. I am not a huge fan of big black mushrooms so gave those to James. 16 points (bread = 5, bacon = 3, butter = 3 and eggs = 5).
With Weight Watchers, you have a daily points allowance. Mine is 35. Plus you get an extra 49 a week as extras. Additionally, you can earn activity points. With all the walking I have done this week, that earned me an extra 35 points. I hadn’t used many of my extra points this week so I had 92 points to use today which is loads! My week starts on Monday when the slate is wiped clean and you begin again so it was a case of use them today or lose them. So I decided I had earned a slice of cake. The trouble was, which one?
We chose 3 and shared them: chocolate fudge cake, coffee cake and an Elderflower drizzle cake. They were all good. I wasn’t sure how many points they had so I looked up the highest chocolate fudge cake I could find and used that – 26 points! I suspect that was far too many but I had so many points I felt generous 🙂
We were enjoying Ramsgate so much we decided to stay for the evening. We had no food in the house so popped out to Pizza Express which is in a beautiful building overlooking the marina.
I use the Weight Watchers App which is brilliant. I can track everything I eat and all my activity and it keeps a running tally of my points. It also has points for most High Street food brands so it is really easy to sit with a menu and choose what to have and still stay within points.
So I have ended my first week of 2013 having stuck to my resolutions of walking a mile a day and going back to Weight Watchers. I still have 13 points left but require nothing more for the day so I very happily end the week in credit. I am looking forward to getting weighed again tomorrow to see how much I have lost. Which is a lovely contrast to how I felt last week when I was dreading going to see how much I had put on. I hope I feel the same way this time next week.