Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day...

This morning when I left the house it was only 15 degrees! That's not a massive drop from yesterday morning,when it was 19 degrees by that time, but oh the relief....
At lunchtime today I had the energy yo walk just over 2 miles in 50 minutes rather than an hour (I confess I still needed to freshen up on my return to the office) and just wanting to, let alone being able to, made a really nice change!

I've been feeling like my brain is melting in the heat lately. Yesterday it was evening before I even realised I hadn't written a post, and for the second day in a row I didn't bother reading any either, making me probably the last blogger / blog reader around to discover that theoldreader.com was lying in a heap on the floor. Luckily I also joined bloglovin' after the death of Google reader so I was able to catch up today.

The last couple of days I've been eating quite well (apart from some peanut butter yesterday evening) - my definition of well is that if I'm hungry and it doesn't go away after waiting 20 (sometimes 10) minutes I'll eat something - but something low carb if at all possible, definitely grain free and preferably based on fat & protein. Having said all that, I did buy myself a treat at lunchtime when I walked up to the farm shop near here.... A beautiful donut.... Sorry, a beautiful donut peach, that is! I ate it walking back to the office and it was yummy... And so much more satisfying than the sort of crap I generally 'treat' myself with!

I've also now trained on the climber for 3 successive days, though the lack of air conditioning in the gym makes it feel like training in a sauna. And I'm recording my food and training on myfitnesspal.com (my walks get uploaded automatically when I remember to track them with runtastic, which is great for helping my melting brain that often forgets what I've done) So I'm actually feeling pretty good at the moment, despite spending way too much time discussing where we should move to next with M. He specialises in constantly making new suggestions under the heading 'keeping our options open' where I would happily make an arbitrary decision then stick my head in the sand to avoid seeing anything that might be better on the horizon... On the plus side, since he got a job near London he no longer wants to move back to Wales, so yay!

Food today:
Breakfast: eggs scrambled with a little red bell pepper, mushrooms & spinach
Lunch: home made chicken, veg & Italian sausage soup, donut peach
Dinner: lamb chop in mango & mint marinade with broccoli & asparagus
Snacks: Almonds, pork rinds

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