As we reluctantly ease back into work mode after a lazy Easter weekend, W & I are pleased to note that we both lost a little weight over the weekend. We did indulge in a few, small easter eggs and sundry other foods such as a lovely bacon/egg breakfast and a couple of takeaways and visits to food outlets in CW (Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century City)
We realise that it’s not about ‘dieting’. It’s about consciously making choices (indulging our love of chocolate which we seldom do) and then simply re-focussing on what we know is the right eating regime for us.
In past years, I – for one – would have polished off lots of marshmallow eggs and any/all hollow eggs that came my way! The huge Easter egg market set up in CW was a sight to behold and I did buy a box of Lindor 60% balls. I dished them out very quickly! I could have polished off the lot by myself without much trouble but in truth I had no real desire to do that.
My glucose levels did not go haywire and we will soon see if there were any real spikes this week. I was due to go for my bi-annual fasting HbA1c test this morning but am fighting a cold that I picked up yesterday. Got up at 2am and swallowed a mega dose of Vit C so have had to postpone the test until tomorrow morning.
I will also make sure we both have our bottles of ice water on our desks – something that we tend to forget. So vitally important!
I have not posted about what I drink – I will try to do that this evening. At boarding school in the village made world famous by Alan Paton, Ixopo, a huge treat was to be ‘let out of’ hostel on a Saturday morning. We girls would all troop down to the village and settle in the ‘tea room’ and check out the boys while consuming large helpings of slap chips, hamburgers and Coca Cola!
Old habits die hard and if I was unwise I would still happily consume greasy burgers, fries and coke all these years later. Such is the influence of childhood habits!
Would love to hear how your Easter weekend went?
You make me laugh remembering your schooldays…the highlight of our week was to stop on the way home from boarding school in Maritzburg and buy hot white Richmond bread and tears off bits and devour it with great big knobs of real butter!! no wonder we all looked rather ‘porky’ ! love from Marilyn
Ah, well do I remember the trip from Ixopo – via Richmond bakery – home to my Dad’s farm at Umlaas Road! All heartsore as I was leaving my boyfriend to go home to his Dad’s farm at Umzimkulu for the holidays! Such is young love! That relationship lasted for a good number of years and he eventually went and bloody married our favourite school teacher who was just a few years older then we were!
I must try and find a photo of me as Head Girl – rather voluptuous but not fat! – wouldn’t mind looking like that now!! E