Before I begin, note to self: Do not turn the kettle on to boil and then sit down on the couch. Over there, far, far away, the tea bag is in the mug and the water has finished boiling. You will have to get up off the couch to complete the whole tea-making process. This is unpleasant.
Moving on (tea now made - sigh).
How I am feeling today:
Having launched myself into an intense exercise regime, I promptly hurt myself and ended up at the osteopath.
Since then I have mellowed out the routine and am building up slowly. I have also been to the massage therapist once and have another appointment on Saturday, to try and help sort out my lower back problems. The first session made a great improvement, so I’m hopeful that the next one will help me even further.
The punch line is I have now lost half a stone (aka seven pounds). And even though no one but JP has noticed any changes (if he’s lying, he’s really good at it and I am not about to force the truth from him on this occasion), it’s still a big deal to me because the most I have been able to loose in many, many years (before I got bored or discouraged and just quit) is four pounds. So hooray for me. Now I am almost as great as Jedi dog!
Scotland for the Senses blog and help me find homes for some little pieces of Scotland DVDs. I am calling it a “pay it forward” giveaway, in which the entrants tell me who should get the gifts. Know any veteran organizations or someone with Scottish ancestry who gets a little homesick sometimes? Please give me a hand - maybe we can make someone smile.
I am off to watch something on my BBC Iplayer and dream of the porridge I’m going to make for my breakfast.
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