Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

How many times??





The pictures are just a couple of snippets from everyday life round here. The flowers were a lovely surprise from Rich for my birthday. We had agreed no pressies as we're pooling resources to go on a long weekend to Rome after Christmas so purty fleurs were a bonus. The first ones he's bought for me too!!


The cake is our christmas cake (well, durrr..) which I am now feeding with brandy and will be icing soon. It's looking yum. I'm wondering whether I have the energy to make another one for Mum and Dad.


I should also have taken some snaps of the gorgeous sloe gin presently doing its wonderful stuff in the kitchen cupboard. I will remember next time I give the bottles a shake.....I made it a bit late for Christmas this year but the berries were bursting with juice and beautifully frosted so I'm sure it'll be a good batch. Can't wait.


Well, that's the Domestic Goddess stuff out of the way - back to 'fessing up re your "diet" Lesley!!!


I was right - I had put on weight over the 2 weeks since my last WI. I knew that first week had been bad but I'm pretty certain the second one wasn't too bad, I just stopped the rot so to speak. But overall I gained 4lbs!! Aaaargh! How does it go on so quick?? Especially as I had been even lower than my last SW weight midweek so the gain was actually even bigger.


Doesn't bear thinking about. So I won't.

I am back being mindful of what I eat and resisting the worst excesses. Back doing regular exercise and cutting back on the demon booze. The scales are assisting my endeavours by grudgingly heading back in the right direction. There are few positives from a nasty cold/cough which caused me to forget what had been a reasonably sucessful diet and pile on 4 hard-lost lbs but let's have a try at finding them eh??
I'm back on track and I did not actually fall off the wagon.


If I hadn't started the diet and lost some weight, I would be even heavier now - I'm still half a stone or so lighter than I was when I started and who knows how much I could have added to THAT total?!


It's not the end of the world and will give me motivation next time I feel grotty not to let it all hang out....I will try and remember this sickness ambush and guard against it.


In other news, we're off to Meadowhall tonight to try and find something nice to wear for the Golf Club dinner on Saturday night! I had hoped to be able to fit into some party gear from a year or so ago but I'm prob at least half a stone off that.....grrr. Hey ho - I like having some new gear every year and we might be able to do some dancing this year - they might play a waltz or even a tango and there's always the cha cha or a jive. I'm not really looking forward to Meadowhell at this time of year....especially not with yet another cold brewing - this one a runny headcold, just to ring the changes...

5 comments:

Isabelle said...

Reading a few posts - so glad to hear that you're so happy with Rich. You deserve to be happy.

Claire said...

Looks like you had a great birthday. X

Peridot said...

Fruit cake is one of the few cakes which just leave me cold (along with carrot, shudder!) but that does look like a beauty, you domestic goddess you!

We're making sloe gin for sloe gin fizz cocktails at our wedding next year - any tips would be great! We have a lot of sloes in our freezer waiting to be made into sloe gin once we find some big enough jars to do the deed.

Px

Seren said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful cake!

It's a universal truth (or seems to be) that it is about 100 times easier to find pounds then it is to lose them...but with your positive attitude I have no doubt that the gain will disappear as quickly as it came.

Sx

Sarah said...

Belated happy birthday - from Cambodia! Having a nice holiday here, blog will be updated on my return!!

Sarah x