Thursday, 13 March 2014

And back to earth

Well, haven’t felt much like posting today so not a lot to say if I’m honest. I slept for roughly 3 minutes yesterday and woke up to a world blanketed in the thickest fog I’d ever seen (it was real fog, not a metaphor for the state of my brain… or my eye)

I set off for work but got about a mile before deciding I didn’t have sufficient focus to drive to work in the horrible visibility so I turned around, came home and worked from home instead. Of course by lunchtime when I resurfaced the fog had burned off completely, there was glorious sunshine and blue skies… so I walked to the shop (about 2 miles round trip) and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Despite the fact that the house move is off because the banks don’t understand what I do well enough to be willing to lend to me right now. So our lovely new house will be someone else’s lovely new house. I’m disappointed but there’s a small measure of relief in there that the stress of another house move is put aside until I can get the other big stresses sorted out. I don’t know why I so often end up (after months of relatively tedious living) having multiple stressful situations to deal with at the same time, it must be bad planning on my part I guess Winking smile

Anyhow, I did my working from home and was fairly productive despite a nagging ache in my left shoulder that I can still feel now. I got a bit of a walk in at lunchtime and another afterwards, then walked another mile (round trip) to have some dinner out in a very low key ‘the stress is over’ celebration / ‘the dream is over’ drowning of the sorrows which involved beer.

Because I can.

So in total today I walked about 5, maybe 5.5 miles. Not enough to mitigate the sugar damage (see below), but way more than recently and vastly more than none. So I’m cutting myself a very little slack here.

Food today:

Breakfast: left over mutton stew with added homemade stock, spinach, mushroom & leek (I ran out of eggs. The horror!!!!)

Lunch: Chicken & veg soup. Soup all gone now. Yay? It was getting boring

Dinner: Wetherspoons ‘Skinny steak’ – the skinny just means it comes with an undressed side salad instead of the usual accompaniments. I took my own dressing (does that make me a hardcore dieter??? Well no.. because I binged on my second walk today…) – zingy ginger dressing from Well Fed 2

Snacks: Coconut flakes and a (GF I swear!) tiffin bar. Plus maybe some peanut butter from the jar. And a dark chocolate Bounty, a bag of crisps, and some GF dark chocolate ginger cookies, plus some Haribos Starmix   I feel very little shame because I think I held it together pretty well with all the stress over the last few months, only buckled when the pressure eased off, and will do better tomorrow. Notice I went all sugar all the way when I did go stress relieving comfort eating… but I did (just) stay gluten free. Despite being tempted by a Krispy Kreme…

2 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you lovely new house is off but at least the stress levels should diminish.

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  2. really it's very important to back to earth, thanks

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