Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Saturday, 12 April 2008

I'm back but my computer is still "funny"

You know when something is returned to you but it feels different? Well, that is how the computer is. The hard drive went down and he was able torecover it, clone it and set me up with a new one but now the screen seems slightly fuzzy and I've lost all my favourites. The photos were all backed up but we didn't lose them anyway so not too bad.

Food and diet wise, I seem to have hit a very calm very healthy and very stable place. I have not gained or lost weight for about 4 weeks now. I'm still a stone heavier than I want to be and my lovely size 12 clothes don't fit me but....but but but.....I haven't been eating too much and I haven't been worried about food. So no ups and no downs. It's great. I'm going to do a bit more of this then try to gradually whittle off that extra stone for the summer.

Exercise has been steady. I've been going to personal training twice a week and running 2 or 3 times a week as well as walking the dog and just generally being more active in every day life so I'm staying stable there too. I need to have a bit of a push on the running training for the next coyuple of weeks before my big race but I had a cold so didn't want to push myself too much.

All in all, it's not bad news...not exciting news but not bad! Just shows that there is life after dieting but it takes a while to get there. I was talking to the husband of the woman who inspired me to start Lighter Life back in December 2006. She had lost 6 stone by then and was a skinny size 12 (a tall woman). Since then she too gained a stone or so back and looks plumper than she did at her lightest but she has stayed around that weight without too mch trouble. So maybe that is her "right" weight? Maybe this is my "right" weight too? I don't know. I just know that I want to try to get back into the 12's because I loved them! It makes me a little sad every time I see them lurking unloved in my wardrobe or I see a picture of my flat tummy and skinny arms. I'm so close but not quite there. Not by any means unhappy but not quite where I want to be.

So - I'd better go now - I have a house full of family staying - there were 9 of us round the breakfast table which was lovely. Hope you're all well and I'll be catching up on your posts over the next few days. Kiss kiss

I was going to post some puppy porn but the pictures are not where I can easily find them. I'll upload the many I've taken recently and post soon. Diarmuid is away working and is pining, literally lining, for pictures of the dogs!

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