Monday, 7 July 2014

Week 2 Weigh In

I was NOT hopeful at all about this morning's weigh-in.  Not. At. All.  Last time I stepped on the scales (Thursday) the previous week's weight loss had been reversed and things were not looking good.  Since then we have been away for the weekend and we drank rather a lot.  Not oodles but more than a usual weekend.

So, I was extremely pleased and relieved to see a drop.  1.2lbs off taking me to 16.4.0.  I'm on m way now - 2 consecutive weeks' of dropping the lard.  A start has been made.

The weekend turned out to be pretty good.  We went over to my parents' place near Lincoln with Rich's dad and stepmum.  It was a bit risky  - mixing the parents for 2 whole nights, especially with my mum not being all there and dad having to care for her.  But it worked really well.  Friday night I cooked of course and then we went down to my Dad's local for his usual Friday night session with his pals.

Saturday we headed off to the Waddington Airshow in the cold, pouring rain.  Aaaargh.  Luckily the weather reports were accurate and the rain soon lightened and then disappeared within an hour.  Although the cloud cover stayed reasonably low so some of the displays were altered accordingly, we had a lot of blue sky and sunshine.  So much so that Rich's head has turned a fetching shade of tomato'ey brown/red and my cleavage has a reddish stripe across it.

It was a great day.  Sitting around eating picnic treats (healthy obvs) and supping beers while watching planes and helicopters whiz around the sky.  I spent a lot of time taking photos and trying to keep up with the big boys with their jumbo lenses (often in cammo) and tripods.  I've waded through all 779 (gulp) of my pics now and I've got some good 'uns.  I'm determined this year to have a couple of the good ones blown upon canvas rather than just thinking about it.  We have the wall space now - yay!

Saturday evening Carolyn and I worked together to whip up a roast beef with all the trimmings which always makes my dad happy and we collapsed onto the sofa in front of the footie knackered after a full day of fresh air.  Love it.

Sunday was much more relaxed.  Leisurely drive back home.  We had been intending to head into Sheffield to catch part of the Tour de France but Rich's sunburn was not great and we just couldn't face the effort so I took the dogs out on the hills for an hour or so (see pics below) and then we settled down in front of the telly for a few hours of cycling-in-Yorkshire (and Derbyshire) action.  How brilliant was it??

I suppose, looking back, I've not pigged out and we've been very active so I'll definitely take that 1.2lbs.  But this coming week I'm going to knuckle down and stick to the routine because we all know that you cannot "get away with it" 2 weeks in a row.  It will be a week of golf alternating with swimming.  Golf this morning (we won!), swimming tomorrow before work, golf Wednesday, swimming Thursday morning and then more golf on Friday, swimming/chores/gardening Saturday and yet more golf on Sunday.  And of course, don't forget the dog walks.  Bring it on!!

Heaviest this year - 16.7.4
Drop this week - 1.2
Current weight - 16.4.0
Total drop - 3.4


Seren said...

Woo hoo! Well done you that's brilliant!


Peridot said...

Well done!

And that sounds like a great weekend. Beautiful pics too.

And guess what? Even I love the TdF!