I have managed to do quite well with my eating this week, even though I have been out nearly every evening and had a busy weekend. I have not been perfect but I have done well considering how much I have been out. Annoyingly, the scales at the leisure centre, where I weigh myself every week, have broken so I don’t know what progress I am making.
Last night I went to the evening reception of Martin and Hannah’s wedding. Martin is my sister Lucy’s step son and here is, looking very gorgeous, with his siblings. It was a lovely evening and good to catch up with family members I don’t have the pleasure of seeing very often, such as Martha. It is always lovely to see my sisters and nieces (and nephews and brothers in law). We had a quiz to do which was fun. The bride and groom both looked very gorgeous. I didn’t manage to get any photos that did them justice unfortunately but you get the idea. The reception was held at the Fable Bar at Holborn Viaduct and was a great location, set over 3 floors. This large room on the lower ground floor was the venue for the meal and then all cleared away for the dancing in the evening. Slightly quirky, spacious and with quiet corners you could sit and chat in. This was a wonderful wedding reception and I wish the newly weds one very long, happy and amazing life together. Another fun evening earlier this week was at Sarah’s. This has been such a hot week and 4 of us met to play cards. The coolest spot was a corner of the paddock so we sat out there and enjoyed the very slight breeze and shade. We also managed to enjoy some bubbles, delicious snacks and played cards. I had won a dinner for two plus wine at the Founders Arms so invited Lara and we also invited my sister in-law Anne and daughter Isobel. We went on Wednesday and it was so hot in London and especially inside the Founders Arms. Lovely to see everyone but I think the evening will be most memorable for the almost intolerable heat. I had a long lunch planned for today at David and Annette’s so I made sure I did some exercise early. I went swimming and I also did a Body Balance class which is a mixture of Tai Chi, Pilates and Yoga. It was hard as I have not done anything like that for years so I am really aching now but I do feel well stretched and will go again.
All I had for breakfast was some watermelon and grapes. So delicious and hydrating. I made some food ready to take out with me tomorrow and decided to have a bowlful before I went out for lunch. Yes, you did read that correctly, I ate before I went to lunch! That was so I was not tempted to eat too much or any of the wrong things. I had brown rice with steamed veggies plus some stir fried onions, peppers and mushrooms. A simple but very satisfying bowlful. Harvey and I spent a delightful afternoon up the road. It was a pot luck lunch and pool party and luckily there was plenty I could eat. I had some crisps with home made humous, home made bread ( 2 types), a melon and green leaf salad and a roasted vegetable salad. I resisted everything else, including other salads with cheese in them and all the desserts. I ate grapes, cherries and watermelon instead. I even resisted seconds so I did do well with my eating but I did have several very enjoyable glasses of wine ! Harvey and Noah enjoyed the pool all afternoon.The adults sat and ate and chatted and enjoyed David and Annette’s stunning garden. It was the perfect afternoon.
I have really enjoyed all the socialising I have done this week. I am so lucky to know some truly wonderful people whose company I enjoy very much. I need to go out less so I can focus on losing weight and getting healthier which will include early nights and plenty of sleep. I am going out tomorrow though, to one of my favourite places on the planet ……