It’s been an interesting day today – good interesting – but I still feel a bit ‘meh’ for some reason.
We all get like this though…no particular reason other than a case of the CBAs (can’t be arsed) and the onset of winter blues.
First up was a blood test. I am having a diabetic review next Friday with the consultant at the hospital and thought that it would be good if he had blood test results to look at there and then, rather than taking my blood and it taking me another six months to get in to see him again. Given my recent blood sugar results, I am hoping for a reduction in medication and want to discuss it with him. So I did the usual fasting before the test and queue jumped…I am a bit of a wuss with blood tests and have fainted before, so they usually let me go straight in!
The nurse that took my blood was lovely. I was talking about my weight loss – wondering if it was easier to get blood from me now…it isn’t! – and it turns out that she is following Slimming World too and also has PCOS. So we had a good chat about it all. Then we moved onto gyms…and she goes to a ladies only gym which I didn’t know existed – which happens to be owned by the lady that I used to love dealing with at the Fitness First for Ladies gym I went to. For a big city, it is quite an incestuous place!
We were then talking bras and plus-sized clothing…I think she was trying to glam me up…as I noticed her wrinkle her nose at my Crocs! Haha – she was so lovely though…and Crocs aren’t exactly worn by the fashion conscious, more for the comfort conscious…so I will forgive her.
On my way out, I did hear someone make a nasty comment about me as I was walking through the hospital – but I was on a mission, with my head held high and a smile on my face. What that person didn’t know was that to get to the blood testing area earlier in the year, I used to have to rest on two benches along the way…but I had sashayed in and out without needing to even think about sitting down. So as far as I was concerned, that person didn’t exist in my happy bubble!
After the hospital, I went to a gym! My other half and I want to join…so we can spur each other on. As he works from home, he often ends up only seeing the inside of our house and the stables, so we think that a healthy change of scene will be good for us both. We had a guided tour by a lovely chap who trekked us all over the building. I saw the pool – which I just wanted to jump in – and I am still concerned about not being able to get out of it. When I mentioned this to him, he did say that they could use the chair lift to get me out…not something that I want really…but I suppose it is a comfort of sorts! :-/
I think that we have pretty much decided to join. I just need to get my fitness tests sorted for peace of mind – and I don’t want to commit to a contract if there are any issues. I also need to wait for new photocard driving licence for ID purposes…as my other half lost his wallet with it in…and my passport is out of date! Plus, I am a bit tight and as I am heading on holiday, I don’t want to waste two weeks membership – haha, ironic that my Mum says it my Scottish blood that makes me over-frugal…and my holiday is up in Bonny Scotland!
After the gym it was then off to uni to pick up a book for the course. I surveyed the land, found a suitable parking area, and felt comfortable enough – so watch out students…WLB will be hitting the campus in October! I found it quite amusing that the companion book for the course just happened to have been written by the course leader…and that this book could be purchased at a reduced rate directly from him. You have to love his enterprising nature I guess – I just hope his book is useful…as I can be quite a challenging student and will happily discuss his theories with him!
We then headed to gym number two – which is in the chain with gym number one, so we can use both. Gym number two is closer to home but has no pool, yet had a large fitness suite…so I think we might head to the pool for aquarobics and then to the other place for the rest of the week. Both gyms seemed fairly quiet, and as we had visited at the times of day we would usually be heading there, this was a comforting sign for me. All that is left is to kit myself and the other half out with gym gear…exciting!
Then it was off to see my nephew – who was three today. He is such a cutie! I had bought him a bag full of masks – farmyard and zoo animals, Thomas the Tank ones, and a pirate one. I bought my niece a little butterfly mask so that she didn’t feel left out…he liked wearing the butterfly mask…typical. I spent my afternoon pretending to be a tiger, whilst he was a rabbit that I chased around the lounge – what better way to spend an afternoon?! I had also bought him some sweets – individually wrapped for portion control! – and he enjoyed a couple of those too.
Once I got home, I grabbed a late lunch and caught up with emails and some stuff for HOOP. I then ordered a new driving licence – bloody £20 to the DVLA – and hope that it arrives soon. Other than this, it has been a fairly quiet evening…more Jack Bauer tonight hopefully.
Today’s food had been lovely – but again, my eating has been erratic! Mainly due to the blood test, as I didn’t eat before that and then had just grabbed a banana to eat after it. Then with all the driving around town and seeing my nephew, I didn’t eat lunch until gone 4pm! It was a good lunch though – the 0.5 syn Quorn burgers with gherkins and cheesy loveliness! Dinner was another good one – mixed mushrooms with onion, courgette and spinach – with Uncle Bens mushroom rice. The Thai paste is 1 syn per tbsp and the rice is 2 syns per packet – I used two tbsps of the pasta and a packet of rice but halved the meal, so it worked out at 2 syns per portion…although I have just eaten the second plate too…must have been the piddly breakfast having a knock on effect…or just the fact that it was so nice and I am a greedy git at times.
Exercise: Lots of walking!
Thank you for reading – I hope that HumpDay has been good to you!
Weight Loss Bitch xxx