Sunday, 3 June 2007
Day 42 - LL evangelical
Got up at crack of dawn to finish my French homework - yes, although I had done most of it in the sun on Saturday, I had still left some for the morning - will I ever be "adult" about homework?! Then set off to the lesson at about 8.30am - on a Sunday morning! It's so quiet at that time - all those hangovers sleeping it off. got halfay there and she cancelled. I know she had a friend staying so suspect she had a drink related illness but I'm not worried, it meant I had a bit more of the day to myself.
I went over to Lyme Park (a NT property) to meet an old friend from trainee solicitor days in London, Paul, and his wife and son, Lisa and Thomas. We had a lovely time walking, picnicing and just generally catching up. I haven't seen them since before Christmas so they were very surprised by the weight loss and very positive.
As you can see, Paul is a big lad and has recently put on a bit more. He has a high stress job in the law; doesn't do any exercise; drinks for work (to excess); and smokes. Not a good combination.
Lisa is worried about him and kept asking me to talk about LL and to see if I could nudge him into it. He's a good enough friend that I could be pretty honest with him and tell him straight that he needs to sort something out but you can't push someone to do a diet like LL. I just planted some seeds, explained how he could survive it and how fast it would be for him if he committed to it and hopefully he'll take the bait.
He's an extreme character like me and doesn't have an off switch when it comes to partying so I think LL would do him good. He needs to learn that he can do all the marketing lunches and sporting events without drinking like a fish. It'll be the death of him otherwise!
Anyway, it's all very well for me to say that now, but I'm conscious that I'm just a newbie in the field of staying healthy - hopefully I can heed my own words for the next few years and beyond.
It was a lovely afternoon and I finished it off with another run with Kate. A bit more grueling than yesterday's but good nonetheless.
Now a mindless evening in front of the telly sounds in order. The holiday and buying the cottage chores will start to kick in tomorrow so this could be my last quiet night.
Have a good'un everyone.
PS -I'm wearing part of my new capsule wardrobe in the piccies - Paul said I loked "French"!! It can't be starting already, surely...?