I slept appallingly last night. I was tired when I turned the lights off at about 9:45 (I know, I'm so old! But I do get up at 5am at the latest you know!) but after a slightly restless night I woke up at 3am and never got back to sleep. It was so frustrating - mainly my own fault because I kept checking the time then cursing because it had hardly moved. I actually think that the problem is we're having trouble with the electrics in our house at the moment, leading to lots of tripped fuse switches - I'm paranoid about oversleeping if the power goes off and takes my alarm out. Perhaps I should just use my mobile instead, then I might feel more relaxed about it. Being that paranoid is I think just one of the signs of my bad handling of stress at the moment - because if it did happen, and I did manage to oversleep (and bear in mind I've been waking up before my alarm for at least 2 years) what would actually happen? I might be late for work, assuming I didn't just oversleep a little and have to rush to get ready. And then? Well, I'd either have to make up the lost time or bill for fewer hours. Beyond that? Not a damn thing. Hardly earth shattering consequences is it? I mean I'm not actually rushing off to reach work in time to perform a life-saving heart transplant or anything, I just test computer software... get a grip, Chrissie!!!
As I result of this poor night I did less well at cutting down on the caffeine this morning - I needed an extra cup of (black, not milky) coffee just to feel I could drive to work, and more later to keep myself from the humiliation of nodding off at my desk.
After yesterdays awful weather it was actually quite nice today - certainly go for a walk weather! I managed a walk at lunchtime, (it was perfect walking weather, bright, sunny, not too hot but pleasant enough for a t-shirt) and another after work - I had been planning to train properly after work, but due to my knackered-ness decided to make it a little lower intensity. Another week and it won't be light enough in the evenings to let me make that choice, so I want to make the most of it while I can. Of course I might have all day every day to walk soon - weather permitting...
Unfortunately it was very wet and slippery underfoot, and the Wetlands are becoming lakes again so that will reduce my walking opportunities as it does every winter.
Breakfast: Cinnamon flavoured Oatso Simple porridge with soya milk, cookies & cream whey, and psyllium husks. Bored with the all bran finally... It was too runny, so I’ll be cutting back on the milk tomorrow.
Lunch: Corn chowder with home-made spelt bread, LC & jam
Dinner: Quorn cottage pie with roasted okra, green beans and broccoli
Snacks: Greek yoghurt with fruit * 2
Weight: 10st 1.2lbs (141.2 lbs) Huh????