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,