Sunday, January 21, 2007

Still ...

dieting although I haven't managed it alcohol free although I've cut down considerably. Water is now one of my best friends!

The food is delicious, I don't get hungry during the day, I feel energetic, I'm starting to wake up in the mornings without difficulty and I'm sure my trousers are a bit looser. It doesn't feel like a diet more a different way of eating, like going to live in another country and eating the food there.

I still walk everyday, but something tells me it's going to snow soon and that might put a halt to that. I do have some exercise steps which I can drag out if that happens but their boring and not much fun.

In spite of some bad weather recently the early mornings have been beautiful so I am posting two more pictures of my walks.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


I restarted my early morning walks yesterday. From my flat to the woods and back is an hours walk with just over half of it in the wood itself. About half way there is a fallen bit of tree which has been carved in the form of ... well I'll post a picture (not the best quality).

And here is another picture of my woods.

And another

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Dieting and detoxing

It's time I did something about my weight. It's not gross by any means but I've put on a stone more than I think I can carry. I'd like to drop a size from 14 to 12 round the middle.

So, I've got to get back to my walks. I am walking but sadly at work through musty court corridors and hard rain sodden pavements, and not in my lovely woods. The weather combined with dark mornings and dark evenings prevent me from walking, and even if they didn't I don't have the time at the moment.

I've bought a diet book which appeals to me as it's about eating meat and cream and butter often combined, nuts, vegetables and cheese. All these things I love with a passion.

I have to give up alcohol for two weeks which I won't enjoy and I might slip occasionally in that direction. I have to drink lots of water, and decaf tea (the decaf tea is OK though).

So tomorrow I start the regime although I tried a recipe tonight, strips of chicken from a breast piece, fried in butter and oil and parsley (it should have been tarragon but I couldn't buy it and don't like it much). Cream poured in after the chicken is browned and then some lemon juice and black pepper. Served up with steamed cauliflower blended with butter and cream (in a blender of course). I put a handful of mixed green leaves with it and it was wonderful! I did have a glass of white wine with it, but then the diet doesn't start properly till tomorrow. I can start the day with egg and bacon and mushroom, but no bread/toast.

And lots of water.

I am quite looking forward to this diet.

I have got it from,,9780670916481,00.html

It's a good read actually.

So wish me luck!


Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year?

I wonder.

I use to think Christmas Day was the best day for getting up early but I've discovered getting up early on New Years Day is even better. It's so quiet. I'm in the middle of Birmingham and I haven't heard a single vehicle. I shall spoil all this in a minute as I get in my car and drive to court.

All I have heard has been the humming of my computer, water flowing in my bathroom and a crow. Even the other birds are silent.

I wish it could be this quiet every morning. I suppose another resolution is to get up earlier in the morning. That would be involve going to bed earlier but maybe that's not such a bad thing.

More later?