Today I am grateful for living in such a friendly country--where you can chat to strangers on the street or at the bus stop, where almost everybody thanks the bus driver when they get off the bus, where the driver will drop you off right in front of your house, and where it's free for people like me who are 60 and older!!
Good news! The Scottish government wants to help everybody make their homes more fuel efficient. So they will give you a grant and an interest free loan to have the new system installed. We have decided on an air heat pump. The house will be warmer AND we'll cut our fuel bills by about 2/3!
Got off track yesterday and started eating the leftovers from Saturday night - chicken, potatoes, a devilled egg, a roll, ice cream. I'm on track now though!
Workout at gym:
35 mins spin bike (I can't believe they got it fixed already! They are usually VERY slow about getting equipment fixed.)
Today I am grateful for good friends, good food and good wine!
Friends coming for dinner tonight (the couple who feed us SOOO well when we go to their house). Yesterday I baked oatmeal raisin cookies and made devilled eggs. Today is housework and baking rolls and making a big salad. Hubby is doing the BBQing in the garage (gas grill), but we're eating indoors.
salad & homemade rolls (half wholemeal half white flour with sesame/poppy seeds on top)
BBQ'd chicken, parboiled potatoes finished on the grill, gravy, grilled corn on the cob, devilled eggs
oatmeal raisin cookies (low sugar, low fat), diabetic or light vanilla ice cream, fresh raspberries (one guest is diabetic)
Today I am grateful that I've been able to see so much of the world and that it opened my eyes.
Sunny today! Not anything like yesterday. Pouring rain, thunder, lightning, hail.
Ok, I'm obviously not getting enough fuel with the intense workouts as shown by my 'binge' yesterday. I was HUNGRY. Today I'm keeping it around 1300 because I had a lot of cals yesterday and will have a lot on Saturday with company coming.
Otherwise the plan I'll try is 1500 on my heavy workout days, 1400 on spin bike day, 1300 on rest days, and one day a week of about 1700.
Today I am grateful for sunshine and stunning scenery!
Husband got up an hour early to go to Glasgow to check on his uncle. So I figured since he's getting up at 6.30 and waking me up anyway, I might as well just get up and get to the gym an hour early. So I got back home just after 11.30 and did my hour of at-home strength training before lunch.
The scale is NOT budging. Maybe I need more high cal days? I certainly don't need less calories or more workouts. I only want to lose a couple more pounds. Ack! I've been 131.* for the last 7 days.
Workout at gym:
40 mins spin bike (level 10 - nearly 500 calories!)
My workout today will be housework. I'm cleaning the inside of the oven and cleaning the outside which is stainless steel. Looks so nice when it's all shiny but doesn't last for long! Then I'm going to do a top to bottom in one of the bathrooms...wall tiles, etc. Then I'll start to tidy up the guest room (aka junk room) as we may have overnight guests next month.
Today I am grateful for my warm, cozy home on a chilly day!
Hope everybody in the path of Isaac stays safe!!
Really dreich (dreary) day here today.
Friends dropped by yesterday so I had a half pint of my hubby's home-brewed beer (mmm). We invited them for dinner this coming Saturday, so it's a good thing that's now my higher calorie day. It'll just be much higher than usual!
I'm increasing my heavy workout day calories to 1400.
Hubby and I did not intend to go into town today for the Highland Games, but his Aunt and Uncle who live across the water near Glasgow wanted to meet up. We did not go the games at all, nor stay for the March Past with all the pipers. The day started out lovely but then we had showers. So the 4 of us sat in a hotel restaurant overlooking the town square and loch and had beers.
Didn't take my camera into town but noticed the dark clouds around the castle so snapped this with my camera phone: (this is where my wedding was and also my UK citizenship ceremony)
So unexpectedly today became my high calorie day--should have been Tuesday. So I guess I'm changing it to Saturdays now.