Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Day 216 - Tuesday at home



As you can see, I've had a bit of a spring clean of the blog - added some links to you lovely people and calculated exactly how many days I've been doing the programme (well, I was off it for a bit in Canada but it was never forgotten!).
The pictures are a teensy wee cheat - I actually took them last Tuesday on my way back from my french class as I was driving through the Chatsworth estate. It was such a gorgeous evening and the sky was full of balloons (there were at least 4 in view). I forgot to post them though so saved them for tonight to cheer up a miserable rainy day!
I did drive through Chatsworth again this evening and, although the sun did peek through the clouds, it was not nearly as beautiful. It took ages too as I hit animal moving time - great flocks of sheep and herds of cattle and a smaller herd of deer were all trundling in opposite directions along and across the road. There didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to their movements - some were going in one direction; others in another; some just standing in the middle of the road pondering the meaning of life from what I could tell. Still, with the low sunshine it was quite a sight and I didn't mind idling until they'd all decided which side of the road they wanted to be on.....
I ended up working from home tody as the only doctor's appointment I could get was at 11.30 (although, predictably, I didn't see the doctor until well after 12 being the last appointment of the morning!) and with the hour's drive to Rotherham and my french there would have been hardly any point in going. I was quite productive (although I admit that quite a few home chores got done too!!). D enjoys it when I'm around, especially as it's his last day before heading back to the rig. He kept sticking his head round the door and making spurious excuses to interrupt me!
I must also admit to scarfing down a few mouthfuls of chicken and a small (about 2 inches of a small loaf) piece of french bread with butter! All very irritating considering that it's my weigh in tomorrow. I hope I don't live to regret it. I forced myself out for a very brisk but short run this evening after french (it's getting dark earlier now so I couldn't go too far) and that seems to have stopped the rot for the day. It's weird really as my chatterbox was not loud at all today and yet I gave in to temptation - whereas yesterday it was giving it laldy and I resisted! Maybe I'm just a girl who needs a challenge to bring out the best in her..... Easy Street don't suit me...
That said - I still have 2 packs to eat so I'm going to head down to the sofa for a chicken muffin and chocolate/coffee - Mmmmm, hmmmm!

8 comments:

Jen said...

Hi Lesley

My friend Liz introduced me to your blog and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how encouraging I've found your journey.

I had already heard about LL through someone at work and was all set to start it a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I had to hold off for a bit as the next class wasn't starting until this week.

I read your blog before the first session and was really inspired that you have managed to do so well on the programme.

I hope I can do half as well over the next few months!

thanks
Jen xx

chrismars said...

Good luck with the weighin this evening Lesley. I'm sure the little you ate yesterday won't make a jot of difference to the outcome.

Chris x

Amanda said...

The photos are beautiful and what a fantastic drive home.

Good luck with the weigh in tonight. We have ours on the same day!

Amanda x

Sandra said...

That first pic made me think of Enduring Love by Ian McEwan. I loved that book. (Not the film though!)

Good luck for weigh in. I had a positive day yesterday and I'm feeling good about mine tonight...

Sandra
www.livejournal.com/users/kiwirevo

Glam said...

What beautiful photos! I have a bad case of Anglophilia! I'm not sure why, as I've never even been to England (only Ireland)! Seeing those pictures makes me want to hop on a plane and run through that beautiful countryside!

Sounds like you reigned in your eating before it got out of hand, and you went for a run. Exercising after a 'binge' is hard to do mentally, so kudos to you for getting out there and working it off. Good luck on your weigh in!

dg said...

swoooon! how beautiful are those pictures!? and amazing that you've caught a gorgeous summer day on camera, i dunno about down there but here in scotland they've been rare as hen's teeth this year...grrr :)

Conn76 said...

Chicken muffin - I'm intrigued.. How do you do that?

I tried making 'crisps' out of a vegetable pack this evening. They tasted dreadful. Any other recipes you have would be gratefully received!

xxx

hopefilly said...

Hi Leslie its such a long time since I left a comment on your blog even though I read it every day. Way back in Feb you encouraged me to start LL and on 14th March I did since then I have lost 5st 5lbs and am so glad I took your advice. Im in development at minute and finding it a bit harder to manage but determined to get another stone off. Just thought Id stop by and wish you well for the rest of your journey well done you.
luv Mandy x.