How do I feel? 6/10 – usual physical concerns, but went to knitting group in a positive frame of mind, and had a good time there.
What do I need? More sleep, and a rest this afternoon. And maybe a treat! Luckily my friend from knitting group has made me a cake as a thank-you for a lift I gave her a couple of weeks ago.
I remembered to do the squats too – I am pleased that I remembered.
How do I feel? 6/10 – tired, bit pissed off (slight falling out with husband last night), usual headache.
What do I need? A rest.
What did I get? A walk on the beach, and fish and chips for lunch in the fresh air – which was great. And then paddling with the dogs in the sea, also great. Plus that is one of my objectives fulfilled – I said yes to N’s suggestion of fish and chips and a dog walk on the beach. The rest of the afternoon will involve Game of Thrones on dvd, licorice allsorts, ipad games and knitting – pure indulgence!
Firstly, I forgot to do my 10 squats yesterday – I will try to remember today.
Secondly, how am I feeling – 7/10 – tired and a bit headache-y, but that is the norm, and looking forward to husband and No 1 son getting home today. Slept reasonably well.
Yesterday’s achievements – breakfast and extra fruit – yay me! On the downside, the house is still not tidied or hoovered, but I did put three loads of washing through yesterday, and sorted the two that came out of the dryer before bedtime into ironing and non-ironing. If I can work up the energy, I will do some of the ironing this afternoon, whilst watching rugby and Game of Thrones on the tv.
And I just did the 10 squats!!
How do I feel – 6/10
What do I need? To feel a bit more organised, have the house a bit tidier.
I achieved breakfast this morning, and the extra fruit yesterday – and my lovely Tesco delivery man has just delivered fresh apples, bananas and cherries, so I have no excuses today! And dinner is a nice, easy one – pizza and garlic bread – so that means I can relax a bit on the catering front. Which might mean I have a bit of energy to push the hoover round the house…
I haven’t done the squats yet today, but I have remembered them, and will do them.
How do I feel? 6/10 Tired and headache-y again, and stressed from family issues – one son having a major wobble about his choice of university course and wanting to switch (lots of issues there) and another wanting gallons of cider to take to a festival with him – sigh.
What do I need? Peace and quiet, sit in the sun with a book.
On the plus side, I had breakfast this morning, so that’s good. And yesterday I had an exotic fruit salad for lunch, so that was the extra portion of fruit/veg. I must remember that I have got a little bag of cherries in the fridge, and some grapes – those would be lovely for today’s extra fruit. Supper last night was healthy – home made teriyaki chicken stir fry with rice noodles (and I have the leftovers for lunch today), and tonight’s dinner is healthy too – spaghetti bolognese – I fry off the mince and drain the fat, and I use lots of veg in it, so it is a healthy option.
I’m going to post this, and then do today’s 10 squats.
I’ve bought myself some treats, and am going to work towards earning them – I’ve got a new patchwork book, and some new yarn coming. And my lovely friend suggested a bunch of flowers as another non-food treat – I hadn’t thought of that and it’s a great idea – I love fresh flowers.
I have been having cognitive behavioural therapy, and my homework this week is to check in with myself each morning, and ask myself 2 questions – how am I feeling (on a scale of 1-10) and what do I need.
So – how am I feeling? 7/10 seems about right – I am tired and a bit headache-y, but emotionally I feel OK
What do I need? A fairly gentle day – I’m meeting a friend for coffee and a chat, and then I am coming home for a quiet afternoon.
I am also supposed to be making baby steps towards a healthier lifestyle – one part of this is to eat breakfast each day, and I have succeeded in that today – porridge and brown sugar – yum. I am also supposed to do 10 squats a day, and when I press post on this, I am going to stand up and do them. So that is two victories today – two positive things!! And I remembered them, which is a third.