....with blackbirds below
Anyway, I seem to have got back on track with Beck but fear that the actual diet I'm following is not strict enough. Calorie counting is possibly a bit vague for me. It is working insofar as I'm not GAINING weight but I'm not losing, or I'm losing but incredibly slowly.
Think I'm going to have to investigate different food based diets and really stick to them, possibly Slimming World or Weightwatchers Online (I absolutely refuse to go to my local class; it is a scrum and I can't stand the leader). I am serious about losing the weight so must find the right plan - it is no use using Beck to learn how to stick to my diet, if the diet I'm sticking too is not effective.
I've been quite good with exercise recently: played squash for the first time in over 10 years last Friday. It was against a work colleague and I was pleased how quickly the old skill came back to me! I thrashed her but the exercise was brilliant, really sweaty and tired. My backside ACHED afterwards though so I'd better keep playing to try and keep that muscle in use! We went for a good long walk on Sunday; I managed a quick jog on Monday morning before the dentist and personal training this morning. So, if I can manage a class or the gym tomorrow night, training again on Thursday and some more exercise Friday and Saturday (squash or badminton maybe), that'd be a full week which would be a first for a long time.
Have a good week everyone and stay strong Mrs L!!