Today has been a day of mooching and pampering – just lovely!
It started off not so good though, as there is ‘something’ in the loft running around and we can’t work out – or don’t want to work out – what it is! I went for mouse, Mum decided squirrel and my other half thought pine marten…there are no squirrels in this neck of the woods according to the owner though…so we shall wait and see. We are trying to pluck up the courage to open the loft lid and have a look! So it was a bit of a sleepless night – I might have to get the farmer to come in and have a look as we are all southern wusses!
Mum then had a riding lesson – more of a trek for her first session – and is having them all week in preparation for our mare returning home ready to be ridden. I got a quick picture of her on Charlie – a lovely old boy who is a similar size to her mare…The rain was pouring and the wind was blowing but she went out there anyway and did it – I was proud! I also managed to get some time with ponies and had cuddles with them – I am missing my lot…I just wish I could move them up here – and I even offered to rent the cottage permanently and bring four liveries with me! I did get some other pictures and am going to try and video her lessons if I can so that she can watch them back.
We then popped into Strontian and the little shop for supplies. Mum also visited the pottery there and came out loaded up! I managed to resist today – I was dreaming of my afternoon pampering session. There is a loop of a drive we did to get back to the cottage and we came across a lovely waterfall…it was another opportunity to get my proper camera out…although you will have to make do with iPad shots for now…Oh – there was a bit of a moment at the stables when I almost fainted. I was just standing around chatting and went all hot so took my coat off…then I felt cold but was sweating…and then I felt like I was going to faint. So I had to grab a chair and sit down for a bit – what a plonker! My blood sugar reading yesterday was really low – 3.2 – and around the 5 mark is normal for me now…so I don’t know if it’s connected to the reduction in my medication, or the fact that I haven’t been having as many carbs…mostly Original days and enjoying my seafood. I am sure I will be back to usual soon!
Once we arrived back at the cottage my other half and Mum popped across the road to the activity centre there – kind of like an outdoor challenge centre…and they both decided to try zip wiring! That was my afternoon of pampering almost out of the window as I needed to play camera man!
It was so funny to watch. They got all togged up and walked up the hill on the other side of the river whilst I stayed at the end of the line with the lady who was helping stop them and get them unhooked. I could see my other half teetering on the platform…he is not good with heights at all – climbing a ladder is a challenge for him! I wasn’t sure if he would do it…but he did and came flying down the zip line screaming…I got a couple of fleeting pictures, but it was all so quick – and he didn’t want to go back up again. Once was enough – he managed his own challenge today!Then it was Mums turn – she practically flung herself off the platform and came down laughing. She then went back up again and we managed to film her second attempt…it was so funny seeing my Mum flying through the air! I was so proud of them for doing something like that.After this, I managed to fit my pampering in – a nice facemask, a body scrub and exfoliate, nails done, feet done and body lotion…followed by pyjamas and fluffy socks – bliss.
What wasn’t bliss were the cookies my other half sat eating next to me…ginger and lemon…they smelt immense! I could have just sat with a big glass of creamy milk and dunked cookies all evening. This wouldn’t have done me any good though – especially as next year I want my arse in the zip wire harness!
We are enjoying ourselves so much up here…I do not want the week to end!
A fairly simple and straight forward food day. Just fruit for brekkie with leftover roast beef in rolls with salad for lunch. Dinner was designed to use up some veggies – so I did my cheesy peppers, with roasted butternut squash, courgette and onion – it was delicious.
Exercise: Not a lot at all today!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx