Thursday, 31 January 2013
Steps taken (but in what direction??)
Well, the resetting continues but without any major effect on the scales. I will continue to have faith.
The first of today's re-tunes comprised managing NOT to buy crap at the petrol station. I was thwarted by a non-functioning Pay at The Pump pump so had to go into the shop. There I thought I'd grab something for my late breakfast as I didn't have anything with me. I grabbed 2 pepperamis and then, at the last minute, a chicken and bacon sandwich. Luckily the till roll needed changing and, in the time spent waiting, I perused the nutritional informaiton - 557 calories for a rubbishy petrol station sandwich! I put it back and limited my late morning breakfast to the pepperamis and an orange.
I'm also PLANNING to re-tune back to my previous good behaviours at darts and dominoes this evening. When I started this regime back in September/October I was managing not to drink too much, too often and not to snack after darts and dominoes. Recently both of those achievements have been but distant memories. So, tonight, if I do drink, it must be spirit and diet mixers NOT wine or beer and NO pizza/chips/sarnies etc etc NONE...Nada...Niet...Rien....
Oooh, just thought of another actual retune! I was in town this lunchtime and went into Timpsons for a watch battery and new ID tags for the dogs (Minty has lost hers and Shelagh's is barely legible). He said it would be 30 minutes. So, what to do in town for 30 minutes?? Too far to walk there and back to the office. Done the rest of my planned chores. Coffee?? Coffee and cake?? Mmmmmm, caaaake....
No!! I brisk walked to Tesco and there bought the low fat stuff Rich needs for his cholesterol reducing diet which I can't buy in my local shops and then back to pick up my watch and tags. Much better behaviour. And did I miss the coffee and cake?? NO, to be honest. As I mentally bargained with myself and was heading down towards Tesco, I said, well, you can always have a Maccy D's cappucino after you've picked up your watch on the way back to the office. But when I had picked up the watch, it didn't even occur to me. Chimp duly managed.
God - this stuff is so boring! I can't believe there's anyone out there still reading it. Sorry. But it's helpful to me to keep it going and to keep striving so you'll just have to skip through the tedious mental bargaining and domestic minutiae in the hope that, eventually, I'll post some pretty pictrues of the dogs or something more diverting!
And now I've just thought of a not-so-good reset. Shortbread has wormed its way back into my intake. Why? I managed to avoid it all Christmas and now it's back. I bought a pack af ew days ago (right there at the till, reduced to 50p) although I've only had 2 pieces. And then a colleague brought a Christmas surplus tin in and I've just had another 2 pieces. Grrr
So today is a story of 2 (hopefully 3) steps forward and (at least) 1 step back! Ach well...not all bad then.