I had this whole big post typed up and then one swipe of the mouse by mistake on the iMac and I left the page, which means I lost the whole darn thing. Ugh. I hate when that happens. So it kind of put me off posting for a while and all of a sudden 3 weeks have gone by or something.
Anyway, I thought I'd touch base and let you know I'm still around. Caire and I have been eating healthily and walking everywhere, and we've decided to go cold turkey without chocolate because we are such chocoholics. So far we are 12 days chocolate free and counting! When I feel my blood sugars are a bit more stable, I might break out the odd square of 70% chocolate if I get a craving, but the weird thing is, I haven't HAD any cravings really. Well, maybe the first day or two, but I just drank water and kept busy and forgot all about it. I nearly had some on Friday at work - there was a leaving do and although I'd picked really healthy stuff during lunch, there was a box of Ferrero Rochers left in the staff room. When I went in to make a cup of tea I picked one up without thinking... and then dropped it like a hot coal when I remembered lol. I also find that drinking green tea really works as an appetite suppressant. I found that before I read about it, so it's not all in my head. So far I've lost about half a stone, which is good because Christmas and Easter were not very healthy for me. Oops.
Here are a few of the photos I was going to post before...
Out walking I stopped at the library.
Sat in the sun and people-watched.
Treated myself to flowers - and deliberately left white space on the photo so I can type on it for my Project Life album.
More flowers - this time in front of our building.
Ordered new computer glasses (they're kind of pinky-purple on the back).
Today was my mum's 81st birthday. I wish I could have been there, but two of my sisters were and they posted lots of photos in a private album on Facebook, which was nice. After calling to wish her a happy birthday, this is what my Sunday looked like:
I got that book from the library and it's really helpful. GI is recommended in PCOS and Diabetes, and the Consultant I work for says it's the best. GL (Glycaemic Load) just makes more sense of it. It's written by a dietitian and is very easy to understand. I still use Myfitnesspal.com to actually keep track of my eating and exercise, but I'm beginning to use the GL concept. The Primark bags contain things like sheets and dishtowels, and the drink is a Starbucks Berry Hibiscus Refresha. Delicious! Claire went for the Lime Refresha that you can kind of see behind it.
Oh, and I went on a lovely date Friday - I might remember to tell you about it next time.
Off to bed now. Nite!