I kept very busy with housework and chores all day today because I had to wait in for some work to be done. For once I didn’t feel like binging, so I guess that housework can be a decent distraction after all – plus I planned all day that I would go out for a walk after dinner. As it turned out I was completely unhungry at my usual dinner time, so I walked first. I spent most of the time trying to think of something that was more appealing than my planned dinner (without being too fattening or unhealthy) but I genuinely wasn’t hungry so nothing appealed to me, even when I was walking past takeaways and smelling lovely smells!
It was quite a nice evening after a fairly dull and overcast day, so I think I timed my walk quite well. I scrambled through fields and ducked under fences – well one fence anyway – and got quite breathless going up hill, so it felt pretty good!
Above is the highest points of the Severn Bridge above the trees – I always forget how close it is. They look too delicate to support the weight of hundreds of cars, lorries and people every day, don’t they?
When I did get home I ended up just eating my planned meal. I still wasn’t very hungry, but I was starting to get that way so I knew if I didn’t eat something I’d wake up in the middle of the night starving and have to eat something or lie awake for ages. It was later than I like to eat, I’m superstitious about weigh ins after later meals! I haven’t drunk enough liquid today either because I kept forgetting then suddenly realising I felt actively thirsty – a fairly rare occurrence for me, and I believe I read somewhere that by the time you feel thirsty you’re already dehydrated, so I’ll probably be retaining water tomorrow as well – I have tried to rectify matters but I find that if I drink too fast it just sends me dashing to the bathroom, so it probably won’t have worked :-(
Do you remember that a few months ago I talked about doing a Nutrition course with the Open University? I registered last week and my information pack came through today – the course starts on September 1st – my birthday!!!
Breakfast: all bran with strawberries and raspberries
Lunch: Home-made salmon burgers with salad and fried potatoes
Dinner: 10 bean & vegetable soup (last portion – and I’m not sorry about that!) with a sandwich of LC and red onion
Snacks: Greek yoghurt with nuts & seeds (and some extra nuts later – this is why I wasn’t hungry for my dinner at the usual time I think. I also may have sickened myself of nuts);
a summer fruit smoothie with cookies & cream whey;
and an apple
followed by a mini babybel light
Weight: 10 st 2.25lbs (142.25 lbs)