I have been in Manchester for a while looking after my Ex Mum in law who has had hip replacement surgery, and had my own Mums internment too. It has been a long and tiring time, emotional too. My walks have been short and a bit monotonous along the same stretch of paved bypass following the Manchester Ship Canal, even the poor dog was fed up of the lack of fields and scenery I think. I have come to the conclusion that, though spending the first 30 years in cities, I am a country girl at heart. The relief when I pulled the car up my drive at midnight last Sunday was immediate - I was home in every way imaginable. Today is my last day off work and I am going to make the most of it, Alfie and I are packed up with lunch and water ready to hit the fields and woods - how we have both missed our wonderful 'lead free' walks. There will be a fair few kms clocked up today for the ATWI80D challenge too, yay!!!
It is also good to be following my own food plan again too. Meals have been rather plain and limited of late, Mum2 uses a lot of processed and frozen foods and wasn't wanting any variety really. So apart from homemade soup most days ( I am fed up with soup at the minute - never, ever thought I would say this) with hunks of white bread, meals have been if the 'pie and mash' variety. I did weigh myself yesterday, though I promised myself that it would only be on the first of each month, I have stayed the same. Frustrated relief is all I can say really. I have 2 weeks to kick start the weightloss again.
Last night I made some yoghurt with my new Easiyo yoghurt maker bought from the QVC shop in Birchwood, £9.99 and just £2.99 for a box of 8 mixes to go in it. Each mix makes 1kg of yoghurt for less than 40p at the price paid. I picked up 6 boxes, so am well supplied, lol. Just got to find somewhere to store all the boxes, eek. So breakfast this morning was a bowl of the yoghurt sprinkled with toasted oats and hazlenuts and topped with raspberries and a drizzle of honey. It was GORGEOUS. Lunch is my packup of chicken salad and a slice of banana cake. Dinner is to be a veggie stirfry, chow mein style.
Right, I'm set and the dog is quivering in excitement, the great outdoors is a calling. Have a great day everyone. 😊