Hello! First thing’s first, I did not do my 15 minutes today. But that is not a fail. I have not stopped since I got in from work. I was exhausted but I haven’t stopped (hence the post being a little later than I have been posting).
I cooked a meal using actual ingredients! It was not healthy. I make no illusions. But it did not come from a packet. I made toad in the hole with actual ingredients. I weighed stuff and everything! And more than that, I would call it a success. It is one of my favourite comfort, rather stodgy, foods and my version tasted the same as I have had in other people’s houses or in a pub or from the freezer section of the supermarket. More than that, it looked pretty much exactly like the photo on the wikipedia page. Result!
I also went to the gym. It was not a great workout but the place was heaving. I know it is January, and I went at a busy time of day, and it has all new kit but it was crazy in there. But I went and I did a short workout. That is what counts. I went.
On that note, Weekly weigh-in. I’ll need to go back and check but I think I was 141pounds last week. This week I weigh 140 pounds (63.5 kgs). I am happy with that. Staying the same, or a loss is the goal here. I don’t have masses to lose so slow and steady is the way to go.
Another achievement today, I finished the book I was reading! It was good, I really enjoyed it. I have debated with myself about whether to mix up my book reading or whether to keep pushing through the one series. I don’t read fiction in bed. I’m not very good at it. Perhaps that sounds strange but there you have it. I have decided to keep a non-fictiony book for bed (I am currently reading Stephanie Pearl-McPhee – The Yarn Harlot – Things I Learned from Knitting …whether I wanted to or not) and I have decided to stick with the same series for my fiction reading on the train and during the daytime. My thinking is I am more likely to read the series quickly if I go one after the other because I don’t have to “get into it” each time if I don’t break it up with other reads.
I then had an errand to run so I haven’t really sat down this evening. It felt good. It felt productive.
I have not touched the offending knitting. I am still not sure what I want to do about that yet. I am thinking I am going to start the same pattern again but with the ribbed cuff rather than the scalloped edge cuff. That should give me a better base to start the pattern from, hopefully reducing the likelihood of ladders between needles when I get that far. We’ll see.
No pictures today but it is getting late and I need my beauty sleep!