Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Wednesday 16th September

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 Just a quick post today, the little image above shows how I felt last night, I went back outside running for the first time since APRIL???

I have been following C25K  and got to wk4 r1 on Monday, so of course in my head that gave me the guts I needed to join a few running club buddies last night to see if I could get back to a full run quicker.  When I contacted them they said 4 miles, Scared the crap out of me. But I went and when I got there a couple decided they were aching and not running and went to the pub for a drink we agreed to meet them back there after a quick run. Long story short, I managed a 2.66 mile run in 32 minutes but it had inclines!!! My Treadmill does not give me inclines LOL!! I was quite pleased with this and it has given me the push I needed to maybe go back to club tomorrow night.

Most of all I enjoyed running with a couple of old friends and realised How much I missed them and running outside xx

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Tuesday 15th

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Yay! I knew it that pesky pound from yesterday is gone and it took another 1/4lb with it, so this week sees my loss as .........

 Ha ha, I played nice with a scrap book programme I have, and made myself a little chalk board, stored on my computer xx

Yesterday was a good day, we did not venture out as Dale had a few twinges, but I got a week 4 run 1 from the C25K in and completed it.

Breakfast was usual, lunch was a yummy 2 egg omelette, with mushroom,onion,cherry toms and Feta (5pp) followed by 2 plums and handful of grapes. Evening meal cod and potatoes with veg 13pp and a milky way snack was enjoyed. Well over 3 litres of fluid was taken on board. 25/26pp.

I also took Oscar out for a walk twice yesterday, the first one we even got in a sneaky geocache (the one Mum could not find), Ha ha we found it!!!
14,982 steps clocked up in total xxx

Happy Days xx

Monday, 14 September 2015

Monday 14th September 2015

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Well its Monday again, but today I feel a little MEH! If I am honest. Its a dull overcast day and I stood on the scales and was not disappointed but not ecstatic either. I weigh every morning, I know your not meant too, I know its not good for you. My official weigh in for me is a Tuesday Morning, I weigh in at home the same day as my meetings at WW used to be. I KNOW THE RULES!! OKAY, I just don't stick to them.
Why a Tuesday, don't laugh I am good all week with all my meals but Sundays are roast days  which we eat around 6.30pm and despite my best efforts I always eat a few more points on this day because of it - it's okay I have weeklies, so all good, But and its a little picky pernickity but of mine. It always shows on the scales the following morning as a 1lb gain. They weigh heavy in my stomach. Hence not weighing on a Monday, true to form its done it again today.OOOH! I know it will be gone tomorrow but when you are hovering between 10's and 11's and it tips you 1/2lb back into the 11's ARGGGGHHHH!!! LOL! I just want to be safely back in the 10's heading towards 9's.

So enough of that, what did I get upto yesterday.

It was an early start with normal 4pp breakfast.

Then I went out onto the glorious world of Dartmoor, which is no more than 20 minutes away in the car from where I live. I went with Oscar my Border Collie, My Mum, her hubby and their Springer Spaniel Ollie.  We went in theory for a walk (their normal walk, my first time with them) it sounded very fit and healthy for us, but to be honest mum has a bad back and so we walked slower than a 5yr old and only about 1/2 a mile where they have found a garden centre?? that has a cafe, they sit and have coffee and cream, mum has a toasted tea cake, I have a black coffee. we then walk back the 1/2 mile to the car.

Oscar enjoying the moor!!

I did manage to get them to try and find a geocache that was supposed to be near the carpark but to no avail - it's funny when after someone has been your mum for 45yrs and you suddenly realise how impatient she has become LOL!  All because she could not find it. So we headed home.

Apart from meals then, that was my sunday, relaxing in front of the TV.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Sunday 13th September

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Up nice and early today as I am going out in a bit for a walk, will tell you all about it in tomorrows blog as I find it easier to write the blog post as an after thought of the day before.

So Yesterdays Saturday blog was muses about friday. Its a round up so to speak.

Any hoo!!

How did I keep myself busy yesterday?

Well I got up had my staple breakfast, yep good ole porridge oats, skimmed milk and a banana.

I then knew I had to get my C25K run in, I am doing it on the treadmill at home. Yesterday was supposed to be Week 3 Run3, but I was like "ooh I am ready for week 4 I think", so off I go, yeah right, by the halfway point of the last 5 minute run I was done. I know I am trying to run quite fast, well for me, quite fast. So I could have slowed down, but I did not let it get me down as I was doing it a run early and Monday that run will be done completely.

A quick shower and a change and we went to visit my mum for a quick chat, and told her that I was talking to my eldest daughter Joanne, Friday on Facebook about how she went geocaching for the first time.  I have added their video to show you a bit about it.

Mums Husband was very interested and I said I was too. We left shortly after to go to the supermarket ( hubbys daily exercise at the moment), went home and had a spot of lunch, which incidentally  was a wholemeal sandwich of lettuce, cucumber, grated carrot and wafer thin chicken, followed by plain french fries crisp, and a handful of grapes.

Dale went for a walk in the field with the dog and his eldest son, and then we decided to go out to have a go at geocaching. The beauty of which is if you have a phone with gps you can do it, and they are everywhere, there is a free app that highlights them wherever you are.

Well one was no more than 700 m from our house,(now with dales mobility we took it very slow, as to get him out to exercise his heart without hurting his back is a juggling act). We ended up in a little wooded park, that I remembered from childhood, and spent a good ten minutes looking, (Gps all well and good but only accurate within 30 feet). Whoop whoop after a while and nearly giving up, we did find it!!! Yay!  It added a little bit of fun to our otherwise boring around the local streets walk.

Suffice to say I could get into it, Funny thing was on the way home I text mum to say we had found our first one, to which she replied - ooh we are out looking for one to, not much further away from where we were. We were good though and went home thinking we will save that one for next time. I spoke to mum later and asked how they had got on, hee hee they could not find it, so a little family challenge is on!!!

I really would recommend it, good for all ages.

After that it was just  case of having our evening meal which consisted Dale having Chicken Curry, and myself having the Risotto from eat well for less, It was absolutely scrummy, I had the rest of the day before's stir fry veg with it to bulk it out a little but very happy with it, and I have 3 portions in the freezer for another time.

Another quick walk with oscar, and that was our day done.

I just want to add a little rant, we pay our BBC TV license fee, we have basic sky and yet still, Saturday night TV on all the channels are such drivel!!!!! Just a load of crappy repeats, reality tv. makes me so angry.

So quick round up.
Diet 26/26 points consumed
Exercise well over 11,000 steps done yesterday

so feeling very happy.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Saturday 12th September

Posted by tracy watkiss at 09:07 0 comments
Good morning, well what a contrast in weather yesterday, started dull and overcast, went into glorious sunshine and then heavy rain last night.

It was very much a not doing anything type of day in the end yesterday.

We got up, had breakfast which for me was my normal staple of Porridge oats, with skimmed milk, followed by a medium banana. Then we went to the supermarket to pick up the ingredients for the risotto I mentioned in yesterdays post. I have decided to have that for my evening meal this evening with either a side salad or stir fry vegetables.

Home then to do washing and chores.

Lunch was Yummy!!!

I had A 2 egg omelette filled with 19 grams of feta cheese and 3 cherry tomatoes, decorated with a side salad of lettuce, cucumber, 2 radish and grated carrot. Followed by a plum, a kiwi fruit and a handful of grapes.

We took Oscar down the field behind the house to throw a ball around, not much walking for us but he runs around like a loon. (hubby manages this walk, when I am not around). I admit I prefer to go for an actual long walk but wanted to be with hubby yesterday, as not sure he was feeling to good.

Home to a very boring afternoon of watching tv, not even my knitting is keeping my interest at the moment. I have been home a month with Dale since his heart attack and I must admit, I need to get back to work for my sanity. Still weighing work and home life is pulling on my heart strings. How ever, I have 9 days before my New challenge of the apprenticeship with PCHealthcare starts, 12 months of learning will commence.

Our evening meal  was Jacket potatoes, with lightly dusted lemon and black pepper lemon sole and stir fry veg for me, baked beans were the side for hubby.

Another visit to the field with Oscar, but the skies decided to empty themselves of rain, so we went back in. I could see Dale was getting more and more restless as the time to get ready to go out was getting closer, after a little heart to heart, we agreed it was not the best night to go out, we need to work on his confidence to get him out and about without fear of another heart attack happening.

My snack  was a milky way bar.

So that was that another day, finished bang on track 26/26 weight watchers points. But Delicious food consumed.

Exercise sadly lacking today, I know I did not get enough steps in.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Friday 11th September

Posted by tracy watkiss at 09:52 0 comments
Well another week is nearly over
 I cannot even write this post without firstly sending A remembrance hug and heartfelt thoughts to all those who lost loved ones in  9/11. Words are just not enough.

I sometimes feel after remembering such atrocities, that to then carry on typing about such trivial things as my weight loss and my fitness levels seems a tad  self absorbed, but life for those left, does have to go on and we do have to carry on, carry on with making the most of the time we have.

 It is really just me writing about:
A) my fight to stay around as long as possible so as to be there for my loved ones.
B) my fight to have focus, to keep the routine I need in my life to make me feel safe.
C) my fight to fit in, fit in socially, fit in clothes I like LOL! and most importantly fit in my headspace, where if left to fester too long sat down the world slides down to a not very happy place.

So Despite the musings above, this week

has been a fairly good week

Diet wise a very big  ü all pointed and within target.
Exercise is on track for 3 runs of C25K this week so another big ü

We have also attended Hospital twice and had a heart foundation nurse around and all is being managed well for now. 

Positive heads are on and hopefully we will be going out socially tonight together, for the first time in a very long time. Well since June. 

so happy face post today xxx

Oh and I need to try this out, I watched "Eat well for less" on the BBC last night and they did a microwave risotto recipe.  So popping it here to try out next week xx


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