Monday, April 29, 2013

The Fast Diet - starting point . . . .

13stone in old money/82.55kg metric


what do I do with these?
Was ravenous by 6 o clock so had a boiled egg. You all know what a boiled egg looks like - hence no pic.  Had cup of tea at 8 this morning followed by coffee at 11am - another cup of tea at lunchtime followed by one in the afternoon. Had last cup of tea at 8pm.  Drank tap water between hot drinks.

Have based this eating regime on Dr Michael Mosley's book - 2 fasting days in each week. Book makes interesting reading - makes sense.

Hoorah! Tomorrow I can eat anything . . . . definitely a Magnum on the menu . . .
No point weighing myself in the morning - tho I probably will - for curiosity.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Starting The Fast Diet . . . .

Starting The Fast Diet tomorrow.

Weight loss = less pressure on spine since operation.
Sitting - watching telly - knitting 22 jumpers (just started a grey 23rd) whilst convalescing - not helped.

Plan to stand on above scales tomorrow morning . .  photograph the scales whilst I stand on them so you can see the numerals  - hoping I will not fall off or include nude bits in the process.

Will tell you what I eat - and when.

As a Girl Guide and Cub Mistress (Baloo) in a previous life will do my best to follow the Code and not tell porkies!

Tune in tomorrow evening for first episode.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mindless knitting . .

These are my 21st and 22nd jumpers knitted since Stephen died. Same pattern - different sizes - different wools. Have to knit these jumpers with my eyes shut - pattern having disintegrated after 20th creation. I call it mindless knitting!  The wool stall is running out of different coloured 'chunky...'

Family think of them as my 'ugly jumpers' so most of them have been given to anyone who showed the least bit of interest and remaining jumpers sent to charity.

Having said that I was knitting the gold one for Polly -  (matches her hair)  and then -  blow me - she won a gold medal at the World Cup in Sydney so it was most appropriate. Whether she ever wears it is another matter. It is a bit 'bright' but so then is her hair. She'll be glad of a big warm (woollen) jumper when winter arrives. On second thoughts - has it ever left?
It will be useful to slip on after training. Or slouching around watching TV when the CH is off.

I finished the blue jumper the other day.  It's for my sister-in-law, Pamela - to wear when she's gardening. Had some extra blue wool so knitted a bobble hat using leftover gold wool to make the bobble more interesting.  I doubt she will ever wear it  . . but I enjoyed knitting the cap one evening when watching telly.

It's an interesting life folks, 'ain't it?

Am back to (limited) quilting which should perk up my life a bit more.  Hmm . . . .


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Quilting the Singing Garden borders on my Juki - 9 weeks after surgery . . .

 Singing bird in corner of Autumn Singing Garden quilt . . . .  random quilting.
FMQ nests of squawking chicks around borders of the quilt . .  well, it's bird song ain't it? Know lots of people who squawk and call it singing - so why not my little chickadees!

It was quite scary starting to quilt again after so long. Luckily my Juki stitched like a dream. I oiled ithe machine thoroughly before going into hospital so it was ready to go . . . . and so was I . . .

Thursday, April 11, 2013

MBE's for rowers and trainer

Olympic Gold medallists Helen Glover and Heather Stanning together with their trainer Robin Williams awarded MBE's yesterday at Windsor Castle.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2013 World Cup 1 Womens Coxless pair race . . .

Click on link to watch the above race on World Rowing website. VERY exciting.
Scroll down and click on W2- . . . (womens coxless pair)