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Another Week Off

Finished up today for another week off work! Such a lucky person! My birthday is the end of next week, so some time ago I booked next week off in case we wanted to do something or go somewhere. As it happens, we did that a couple of weeks ago as the prices rise terribly at the end of May, so I had my official birthday at the end of May!

It does mean I still have the week off though – which is lovely – although I will probably do a bit of decoration in the house, so not really a holiday.

Meanwhile, I worked at home today so managed to catch up with emails and stuff and tidy up for my holiday.

At the end of the day we went for a walk in the wind.

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It stopped raining long enough for us to get around the block, but it is very windy out there! I tried to capture the movement of the trees, but probably failed!

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Still, nice to get out in the fresh air.

The Paleo eating is still going well with today being day 14 of no grains, no sugar etc – just protein and fruit & veg. It’s a regime that suits me well and I feel good for it. Today I had a tin of tuna and some salad left over from dinner yesterday for lunch and lamb curry for dinner. Long may it continue!

It’s the weekend! Yeah! Have a wonderful one.

 

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Happy Day

Yesterday I ate my way through absolutely loads of nuts, plus a banana, almond butter, hard boiled egg, chicken, salad, steak and more nuts. I went to bed feeling that I had eaten way too much.

I get up this morning and I weight 2lbs less than I did yesterday morning! What is that all about then? Maybe all that protein was good for me. Maybe that is what I need to be doing? What ever the reason, it made me happy! 🙂

I worked at home today so I was able to snap hubby in his makeshift studio!

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He’s happy too!

Lunch was tuna and salad – a whole tin all to myself with some chopped red onion – yummy! More work, then a short walk as thunder storms were threatening!

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Nice to see the crops growing well with all the rain.

Dinner has been ‘Pigs in Blankets’ – that’s sausages wrapped in bacon! I oven cooked them while we were out walking, and ate them with cabbage and carrots and gravy. Lovely – all Paleo too!

I have a few special nuts left for nibbles later, but I really must cut down! My problem last night was that I opened a bag of Sainsbury’s Macadamia and Cashew nuts with black pepper! Boy are they addictive! I had to put them in a cupboard to stop me eating the whole bag!

Tomorrow I am back at the hospital to see the Consultant about the leg – I wonder what he will have to say when I tell him it is no better. I really hope he has some answers, or at least a plan to find out what is happening. I’ll let you know!

Thursday is very nearly Friday – have a good one!

 

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Welcome to Summer!

Windy? It’s blowing a gale out there! I feel for those down here on holiday and camping, it’s also the Royal Cornwall Show today – poor things!

The rain has kept us tucked up at home today, so I resorted to taking pictures of my funny eye!

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It is half brown, half blue – cute hey!

Work today was from home, so happily I haven’t had to venture out at all. I’ve done loads, and feel as if I have earned my crust today.

Food wise, I am sticking to Paleo – except I overdosed on nuts last night and ended up with chronic indigestion! I have done some research and it seems quite a common occurrence. The recommended remedy is to soak the nuts in water overnight – not sure about that – sounds soggy and horrible! I think I just need to be sensible about the volume I eat.

Today I had chicken and lettuce for lunch and then corned beef and salad for dinner. A bit boring, but tasty and filling.

Tomorrow I have my second physio appointment which I am really looking forward to. I have been good and cut down my walks, done no running, and have done my exercises and massage. I’m hoping she will be happy and give me a bit more to do!

Hope the weather is better tomorrow too – have a great Friday!

 

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What’s This Work Rubbish?

I’d forgotten what to do when I logged on to my work pc this morning! It seems like an age since I had to do real work!

I was up and at them early today – sat in front of my computer before 8am, which made for good productivity, but a long wait until lunch. Talking of lunch, the Paleo eating is going well still – I am so much happier without the rubbish that crept into my diet. I did go a little overboard with the nuts again last night, but I’m not worried, I’m just happy to clean up my system first, I’ll worry about weight in a week or two.

Lunch today was a whole tin of tuna (line caught) with red onion and shredded lettuce. Dinner has been chicken wrapped in bacon, with braised leeks and courgettes. Great food!

We also got a 2 mile walk in late afternoon – lovely to see the lanes getting smaller as the hedgerows grow!

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The Foxgloves are particularly spectacular!

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Lovely to get out, and looking at the forecast, tomorrow may be one for indoors – luckily I’m working at home as they are forecasting 60 mph winds! Blimey!

Take care out there!

 
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Posted by on 06/06/2012 in Paleo, Personal

 

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Jubilee Weekend

Rain again – but can you believe it’s Tuesday already?! Love Bank Holidays, love even more two of them!

I have enjoyed the celebrations on the television, and watched the concert last night too. I was amazed at how many ‘famous’ names can’t sing! Elton John was awful, and many others – he was not alone, but the spectacle was amazing. The best bit was the light show on the Palace – particularly the images that accompanied Madness and ‘Our House’ – amazing!

The rain today meant we have been indoors today, I have done various bits of office work and accounts – nothing earth shattering. Occasionally I looked out of the conservatory only to see more rain.

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The good news is that my eating has been marvellous! All Paleo again, and I am starting to feel a bit more normal. I have lost 2 lbs over the last few days – a sign that things are settling down. Today’s food has been tuna and lettuce for lunch, a few nuts and sultanas mid afternoon, and salmon salad for dinner.

The nut rationing is going well – I am a bit more in control now. All is good.

Back to work tomorrow, not looking forward to that – but needs must and all that! At least it will be half way through the week!

Have a great Wednesday!

 
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Posted by on 05/06/2012 in Paleo, Personal

 

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Holiday Memories

I promised some surfing pictures when I had downloaded the waterproof camera – here is a section for you to laugh at!

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Shame the sun wasn’t shining, but there you go!

Today we were back to walking the lanes rather than the beach.

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Much nicer than the rain of yesterday. We did lots of office type stuff before lunch, then I had cold beef from yesterday with salad, then a bit more stuff before we headed out for a walk. We did 3.5 miles , which was 3.5 miles further than yesterday!

The village had a fancy dress competition this Afternoon followed by tea – very British!

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So sweet! I love all the bunting and stuff , the village is going to look dull post-Jubilee.

Walk over and I did ham salad for dinner – still all Paleo and I think my body is trying hard to sort out the mess that was last weeks food! I can’t wait to feel ‘normal’ again! My stomach is still football-like, but it is settling down.

I even managed to limit the nuts last night by putting a handful in a little bowl and not going back for seconds! Finally I am getting on top of my eating.

Another holiday tomorrow! Yeah! Looks like rain though, let’s hope we get a break and can get out again for a while.

Have a great Tuesday!

 
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Posted by on 04/06/2012 in Paleo, Personal

 

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Holiday!

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We made it! The drive was hot, but we stopped at a little nature reserve for lunch.

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We reached our holiday cottage mid afternoon. What a view! This is the garden and beyond –

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I’m afraid the diet has already gone out of the window, but we did get 2 hours surfing in this afternoon! We are now in the pub watching the sun set – heaven!

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Posted by on 25/05/2012 in Personal

 

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Four Down – I’m Done!

It feels great to have finished work until 6th June! I love Bank Holidays! They give me a few extra days on my holiday.

Work was manic trying to catch up, attend meetings and delegate all the left overs! I managed to get to town at lunch for a spot of last minute shopping, boy was it hot! These folks are enjoying the outdoors eating at Cathedral Green in Exeter.

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Home and a quick dinner before packing – all done now! The beauty of driving down the road is you can take everything! We have cases, boxes, bags and even a bucket with the wetsuits in! Happily we are only an hour and a half drive from North Cornwall, so we will have a leisurely start and a sedate drive in the morning as we can not get into our accommodation until 2pm. I really hope the weather holds – we should be surfing by 3pm! 🙂

In other news – remember the gang of four? Our four big Woolley sheep in the field across the road? Well – four became five! One has a tiny little lamb! So lovely. I wonder if the other three are also expecting? When we get home there could be more!

Food wise I have stuck to my Paleo diet – banana and almond butter for breakfast, tuna salad for lunch, baked cod, leeks and courgettes for dinner with a few nuts in between. I need to cut down on the nuts – they seem to go straight through me! I’m hoping the change of routine tomorrow will help me get over the nut habit!

Right, time to go – blogging may well be intermittent over the next week, but I’ll try!

Take care.

 
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Posted by on 24/05/2012 in Paleo, Personal

 

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Two Down, Two to Go

Long old day in the office today so not a lot of news or witty banter from me today I’m afraid!

It started as usual with Nero’s coffee, followed by emails and more coffee, meetings and more coffee! I managed to get out for a short walk at lunch, but apart from that, nothing happened!

Food has been good again. I had a banana and almond butter for breakfast mid morning, then a handful of mixed nuts and cranberries. Lunch was tuna salad, and then dinner was mackerel and salad. I have probably eaten my daily dose of nuts already, but can’t resist a few more while I watch the television later! The great thing is, I’m not hungry. Apart from mid morning, I am never hungry – the protein fills me up very nicely and don’t feel the need for snacks or stuff in between meals. How much of a change is that! I used to eat two maybe three chocolate bars a day and be constantly picking at sweets and stuff. Not any more!

I say that like I have eaten this way all my life – when in fact it is only just over a week since I decided to give Paleo a try. I am no expert, and I will fall off the wagon at some point, but for now, it’s good and I don’t see any reason to change. Next week, when we are on holiday and eating out, I know will be difficult – I mean – there are not many shops that sell hard-boiled eggs alongside the chocolate bars! Cake – that will be a huge temptation for me, as will sandwiches, pasties and all the other easy to eat foods – I need to stay strong and do my best.

So, tomorrow I am home, but probably won’t be home for long as I have a doctor’s appointment, and a physio appointment – different times, different towns! I’ll spend longer getting  there and coming home than in the appointment, but that’s my fault for living in the middle of no-where! One day working at home tomorrow, and one day in the office on Thursday – then holiday! Yeah!

Have a great Wednesday!

 
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Posted by on 22/05/2012 in Paleo, Personal

 

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Time for a Sit-down

Weigh day!

Weight last week – 150lbs
Weight today – 147.75lbs

Total loss – 2.25lbs

Go me! 🙂 Actually, I should write – Go Paleo eating! It is suiting me very well, I not only feel so much better, I lost a whole load of weight too. What is not to love?

Until today hubby has scorned my refusal to eat bread, cereals, potatoes etc – he actually accused me of being “stupid”. After weighing this morning he asked how it worked – what I had cut out etc! 🙂 I have given him my books, he can make up his own mind.

Today has been non-stop. This morning I did some tidying in the garden – looking pretty:

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This little chap was getting a bit overgrown!

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He’s much happier now!

Hubby fixed the log store roof:

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It had started to rot away, so he fixed another layer of wood on top to protect it.

We paused for lunch – I had a 3 egg omelette and salad, then did all the prep for dinner – slow roast lamb today.

Hubby finished that roof then we did our Sunday long walk – 7.58 miles in just about 2.5 hours.

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Shorts and t-shirt weather today!

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Dinner was lamb with cabbage, carrots and parsnips – hubby had roast potatoes too – we were both starving!

Time to sit down now, my legs are really sore from all those hills today. Tomorrow it’s back to the office, but it is just a 4 day week for me as we are on holiday Friday! So looking forward to it!

Hope you had a great weekend too!

 
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Posted by on 20/05/2012 in Paleo, Personal

 

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