Pat, who is my friend from Dublin just called. He is blind, and he lives on his own. He had some underlying health issues, like type one diabetes, and he’s had a kidney transplant, and he has problems with his lungs.
His brother was tested for coronavirus earlier this week, he called me tonight, pat did, and told me his brother got the all clear, he doesn’t have it, but now there is a chance that his 8 year old child may have it. It never rains but it pours!
We had a nice catch up. And he said I am like his unofficial girlfriend! Lol! He was kidding of course. He knows I have a girlfriend, and that I am gay. He jokes around a lot, and we’re really good friends, so I don’t mind when he says things like that to me, I know its just how he is.
We said we’d call one another more often, now that Irelands gone into lockdown, and we can maybe keep each other sane and company.
I’m all for that!
Good friends are so important during this tough time! I firmly believe that!
We were grocery shopping with our pa this morning! What an experience it was!
We went to the store, and we went during the 2 hour window that is set aside for elderly shoppers, or those who are vulnerable or disabled.
When we first went in we had to sanitise our hands, and there was disinfectant to wipe down the carts! We did that and then we went in, but there was a long line to go into the store to shop!
We finally got in there, and I got everything I needed.
I spent 100 euro! Now I have enough food to last me for 2 weeks! I am good to go! I certainly wont go hungry!
When we were done and on our way out to phone a taxi to go home, the lines were so long to get in, I said to my PA its a good thing we came when we did! There were two huge lines of people waiting to get in!
I certainly dont want to have to go through all that again unless I absolutely have to!
But I am grateful I was able to get everything on my list. I am also grateful for the store assistant who helped me find the vegetarian sausages, and I am grateful for the other store assistant who got me some change so that I could put it in the cart. Its 2 euro for a cart, but you get it back when your done shopping!
Some people are so helpful! I am glad to see that and it makes me smile!
So I heard today that slimming world are organising for their consultants to run their groups via the zoom app, thank goodness I got familiar with it through my therapy sessions. We are going to use it to have conference calls, and there will be a reduced charge for them while we’re in lockdown from the coronavirus. We have to weigh ourselves at home, then text our weight into our consultant, so she can update the system, so that when we do return our weight and history will be there. This seems like a great idea to me. I’ve been struggling to stay accountible and to stay on plan. If this goes ahead it will be easier. We are going to trial it for 2 weeks, so for the first 2 weeks we can go on zoom and do the conference calls for free. This also seems like a good idea, to see if everyone is comfortable with the set up. I know I will be, so I said yes and signed up to it. I’ve told my friend Norma that she’s welcome to come over to my house, and weigh herself on my scales, and do the group chats with me since she’s not computer literate and she wouldnt be able to use zoom herself. She said she’d like to do that. I just need to get back on track. Go back to basics. I’ve started now. I am back on plan again, had wheetabix for breakfast, fruit and a sandwich for lunch, and I’ll be having chicken curry with rice for dinner today. From today onwards I need to be super good, and focused, that will be easy now since most take aways are shut. I dont feel so bad though, since even my consultant is struggling, and she admitted to eating all around her over the past few days. She said she knows when she weighs herself she’ll be up. I’m up a bit, but am hoping to lose it over this coming week, if I can go in next tuesday with a maintain or a loss I’ll be chuffed. Heres hoping…fingers crossed.
Eyes slowly open
Its 7 PM!
How long have I slept?
I shoot out of bed
Go to the kitchen
Get a drink
I hate it
When I am suddenly
Thrown into awakeness
Its so disconcerting
I turn on my tv
And thenI decide
A coffee would be good!
Off to the kitchen again I go!
I had a moment of weakness, and I ordered take away food for my lunch. I am not pleased that I caved and gave in to my cravings!
I wish I hadn’t eaten it now! I feel so guilty!
I suppose all I can do now is move on. Start fresh from now. Try to do the next right thing. Try to focus again!
Has anyone got some words of wisdom for me?
Words of encouragement even?
I could so use them! Why is it always so easy to give in!
I really, really need to work harder on saying no to cravings!
I’m finding it tough this week to stay on track with my diet! My slimming world group is shut for 3 weeks, but it probably will go on for longer than that.
I have slipped up a little this week! I’ve eaten a few chocolate bars, dark mint kit kats are my new obsession. I’ve also had some peanuts, and some crisps.
I need to pull it back now, get my act together and just stop eating shit!
Its proving really hard to set my mind to it especially when I know I’m not being weighed for a while! I’m trying, though.
For breakfast today I had two wheetabix, mid morning I had some fruit, and For dinner today I had a nice chicken stir fry with noodles. Tomorrow mom is making a chicken curry, we’ll have it with rice and some nan bread.
I’m gonna do everything in my power to stay motivated, and stay on track! I have a ton of fruit I can snack on over the weekend, and this morning I bought a ton more for when I am back home next week.
Anyone got some words of inspiration for me? I need them!