Saturday, 11 February 2017

Pre-Panto catch up

Basically I've been doing pretty much the same every day or so: work, panto rehearsals, other appointments (french, dancing, darts and dominoes, etc) run or walk, repeat.  So I have no idea when I took these pics.  I'm guessing last weekend.  Whenever it was, it was real puuurrty.  This is probably my favourite run at the moment.  4.8km and quite hilly.  Although much of the route is in a wood alongside a giant cement factory so not desperately scenic it is lovely at the beginning and the end.

This is the beginning:

And this is the middle.  We've just emerged from the wood and are heading down towards the golf club.

I've been meaning to take a pic of the building below. Nowadays it is part of a campsite aimed at childrens' and youth groups but it used to be an old lead mine.  Historic stuff litters the Peak District and is seldom remarked upon.

Here we are on the golf course. It is part of the cement works so the chimney is visible but it does not spoil the vistas.

Now, weight.  It is very frustrating.  I think it is heading downwards and then it bounces back.  I am still bouncing between 16.4 and 16.7.  The parameters are heading microscopically slowly in a downwards direction but I'm not hitting fresh fat with any great regularity.  I'm beginning to wonder if my chimp is fooling me into thinking that I'm doing well, when in fact, I'm not really.

It was something Steve Peters told me to watch out for.  He said my chimp was extremely clever and quasi-rational (unlike most which tend to the emotional and childlike) and could fool me into thinking I'm doing well when I actually treading water (my chimp's aim being to avoid change and discomfort of any sort).  His advice was objective evidence - weighing every day, keeping records etc.  Well these show that I've been hovering around the same weight for ages but I am sort heading in the right direction.

I've thought about the dilemma and have decided not to change anything until after the panto (so another week) and see if I have genuinely dropped into proper fresh fat (16.4).  If not, then I need to tighten up my calorie intake and make more of an effort with the dieting side of things.

And to that end, I had better get out for a run (in the cold and snow no less) before I meld into the sofa!

1 comment:

Seren said...

Firstly, thank you for your comment and your sage advice re running. All taken on board.

It sounds as if things are busy at the moment and, if so, then you're doing well. Once you've got a bit of time, I'm sure a couple of tweaks will be all that are required to get things going back in a downwards direction.

Good luck with the panto!