No specific topic for today’s blog post…partly as I am very tired…but partly because my eyes seem to have had a delayed reaction to the insect repellant I put on earlier and I can’t keep them open without them stinging, despite repeatedly washing them! So maybe there is a topic – do not, despite what the label says, spray insect repellant into your hands and then rub it all over your face…especially when the sweat makes it run into your eyes!
Today has been manic at times, yet wonderful – a really good day.
First thing was hectic, as I wanted a bit of a rest in bed, but ended up getting up well before the alarm to get my exercise in. I had to have a word with myself – these internal conversations would be quite amusing if I had some way of recording them – to encourage my ample behind onto the treadmill! I managed to do the hour without rest breaks, and then completed my weights. This was followed by breakfast and a shower.
My other half decided that he wanted to wear sandals today…yet has toes that look like they belong on a creature from ‘Lord of the Rings’! So I told him that he could only wear them if he let me cut and sort his nails out…a task that wasn’t on my already busy list for the day, and not one that I particularly wanted on the list as I don’t like feet that much! So he wiggled around complaining that I was too tough – tough?! – whilst I screwed my nose up and tackled his claws. In fact, my eyes could well be sore as a result of a stray nail!
Once that was over, I sorted out my list for the BBQ tonight – we went overboard once again and bought far too many salads and sides – then I headed out to Asda to get this, and quickly picked my Mum up from the horses as we needed to buy supplies for tomorrow.
‘Tomorrow’ is when our lovely princess mare heads off to be backed. So she is going away in a big lorry to spend time with a lady who will show her the ways of the world! I have only one concern and that is getting her on the lorry. She travels very well, but can take a while to load – so lots of patience will be needed tomorrow morning. We had to go and stock up on some supplies for her – a new girth (which attaches the saddle to her back), a new lead rope (as the one we have is green and my Mum wanted a purple one for her!), a new feed bucket (as she has trashed her old one), and some stuff to make her hair pretty.
My only concern about her is loading – yet I have big concerns about how her half-brother will cope without her, as he is like her shadow and she protects him from my Welshie who tries to bully him. He gets very agitated when he can’t see her, so I am staying behind to keep an eye on him – although what I will do if he panics is another matter…I do have some sedative if needed, but I am loathe to use it without good reason. I will have to wait and see. Keep any fingers and toes crossed for me, and him! I am hoping that without her, he might get a little braver…who knows?!
Anyway, I had to rush to get the supplies as my friend and her hubby to be were coming over to see us for a BBQ. I haven’t seen her for a couple of years – since we last worked together, and she is getting married next year and is just buying a house…so all exciting stuff. I had never met her chap before either, but had heard lots about him…and he was lovely – a really nice guy! Him and my other half were chatting about gadgets, and he’d bought his camera and took loads of pics of the horses which he is going to send over. I really liked him – you know when you just feel comfortable with some people…well, that was him!
My friend looked ace too – so happy and content. It was great to catch up. She said that she could really see how much weight I had lost…I was a little unsure, but when I thought about it, I guess I would have been around 40st – if not a bit more – when I had last seen her. I just thought that she was being polite and encouraging as she knows how much I have lost…but maybe not! I need to learn to accept compliments. So I took it as the compliment it was and it was a nice sign of my progress.
Sometimes I think that it is hard to see the changes in yourself. I know that I now have clothes that fit which didn’t, and I know that my mobility is so much better, but I also know that how good I feel doesn’t translate into how good – or not so good – that I look. I often feel like a right slinky gym minx when I am on the treadmill or lifting weights, and then my other half will take a post-workout video, as he did this morning, and then when I see it I get a bit deflated. Onwards and downwards though…I doubt that these things will play on my mind once I am horse riding, or walking up waterfalls in Scotland!
Anyway – I will wrap up now as my eyes are on fire! I just hope that my friend and I can find time to catch up much sooner that we did this time…two years is far too long when you have lovely, genuine people to see! She also reads my blog…so I had best say lovely things! Haha – I actually think that she is the only person I know that I have never had anything negative to say about – she has never pissed me off, never wound me up…at work she used to bring out my ‘sister’ side – I would have defended her like I would my sister if anyone had a bad word to say. So I am thrilled that her and her chap are moving their life on together and that they are doing well – it is exciting to see!
Breakfast: Two Alpen light bars (6 syns) and a banana.
A lovely food day! Brekkie was the usual, and this was followed shortly afterwards by lunch which I had before heading out for the afternoon – lovely warm pittas stuffed with loads of salad and my cheese and chicken…I was as stuffed as the pittas were afterwards! Dinner was yet more lovely BBQ food! No room for snacks today…as I type it is well past 8.30pm and I feel full and content.
Exercise: 1 x 60 minute treadmill session and 1 x 15 minute BodyPump / Swiss Ball session.
Hard going this morning getting that hour done in one go…with no rest breaks! But I had a busy day ahead and knew that it needed doing. What a trooper hey?!
I hope that you are having a good weekend – and enjoying the cooler day…although I do moan about it being too cool – but shush…cooler day tomorrow would be a blessing for travelling my mare!
Weight Loss Bitch xxx