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Sunday, September 12, 2010

I weighed myself first thing this morning. My calories had been put up by SP in the week because I am doing more exercise. The morning after the first day of new calories my weight went up by 1 lb. Next day I am glad to say it was back down a lb. This morning I had lost another 1 lb so that is just one for this week. My waist measurement has gone down another 1 inch. I have lost 1 inch off the top of my arms and one inch off my thigh. Quite pleasing!
I had breakfast then did 70 mins of Aerobics low impact and 30 minutes of yoga. Then I had a carbohydrate and protein snack and a glass of water. Adrian had brought me a cup of tea whilst I was exercising. He is cooking lunch today, a roast, he likes doing it. He is making an Apple cake for my daughter this afternoon, that will be tempting. We had run out of eggs and needed a swede for lunch, so he sent me to walk down to the shop in the village centre. Its a walk I do most mornings anyway, so it wasn't any bother. Its a lovely day, quite warm. At the end of the road I met Ron who had been working in his garden. We chatted for quite a long time. He moved to the village from London in 1976 and worked for IBM like my husband. He said he was only 14 when war broke out, so he wasn't called up, except a bit later to go in the Dads' Army (home guard), that was in London. He was on the guns. After the war he was called up and joined the RAF and did his 2 years service and spent some of his time in Palestine. After that he worked in the aircraft industry, before joining IBM where he was a maintenance engineer. He travelled quite a lot with them, but didn't like working there, too stressful. He used to get called out a lot in the middle of the night, so did my husband, who was originally a programmer. We talked about the social; life, which Adrian and I both miss. And the travelling was sometimes good because I was able to go with him. It was interesting to talk to Ron and know a bit about his history, he was born in Malta, his mum was English and his dad was Maltese. He religiously mows the grass outside his bungalow, a job which the council should do. That's how we first met him, he made a joke about it. We both said our goodbyes and I walked down the hill to the shop. When I came outside, I met my friend Deirdre who was in her electric wheelchair. She has MS and is paralysed from the waist down. She used to be a school teacher and is very interesting to talk to. I hadn't seen her for a long time and we both have new grandchildren. She said she had put on 9 lb over the summer and was going to go on a 500 calorie diet, because that was the only way she could lose weight. That must be horrendous. At least she can eat organic vegetables, she grows all her own in Waist height walled containers in her garden. She is a remarkable lady. She has a wormery and a compost bin. She gets a bit of help from a young man who is still at school.
After we said goodbye, I walked back up the hill. Did not see anyone else on the way back, it was very quiet.
When I got back I had another glass of water, I walked quite fast and got hot. Now I am sitting here at my computer, having a rest.
I am going to enjoy my lunch then sit and watch the F1 motor racing on TV. We were thinking of going to the cinema, but as its a nice day, we are going for a walk instead.
When we get back I will do another 1 hour of exercise, before dinner. Then catch up with my emails and spark while Adrian falls asleep watching TV.
Hope you have a good Sunday,

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    My Granddad was Maltese too (and my Nan was English), does Ron "talk with his arms" we always used to tease and say he would lose his voice if he lost his arms, so excitable too. Granddad was in the navy as a steward, born in 1895, he lied about his age to join up early, so you can imagine the problems when it came to his pension. He served on the Barham (and other ships) in the war. Bless him he just about saw both his great grandchildren before he died.
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    Very nice dialog of your day... I think you should write a book, you are so good at telling an interesting story, like Roseamund Pilcher's Seashells. Congrats on your lost inches, you are doing great. emoticon emoticon
    3976 days ago
    Wow! Wish I was that energetic! I guess it's early days yet for me emoticon
    3976 days ago
    Sounds like a good Sunday, Ellen. You are really living an exercising and active lifestyle. I am sure your weight is going to continue to fall and fall. And all those inches you're losing! Woo hoo! Good for you! Congratulations! Sounds like you are doing terrific! Keep up the good work! Keep sparking! emoticon emoticon
    3976 days ago
    Great to hear about the amount of exercise that you're doing!
    Your friend really has to be careful trying to do 500 calories on a diet. Surely there won't be enough nutrients and vitamins contained in that level of intake. Please ask her if this is approved by the doctor, as I think it may be dangerous, even if it is the only way she can lose weight. It does sound harsh.
    I hope that you enjoy your dinner and hope that your day goes well!
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