Thursday, 12 November 2009

I'd been thinking

For a little while (probably since the day I made the double batch of cupcakes ;o) ) I've been thinking that it's time I started to be a bit more careful about what I eat. I don't want to say I'm going to go on a diet, because that just makes me want to eat all the wrong things!, but rather that I need to start watching what I'm eating and try and make more sensible choices.
This afternoon my SIL phoned from Chicago for a chat and she told me that she has managed to lose some weight and is the lowest she's been in a while. She's also not gone on a diet but is just making changes in her life. She and I have always tended to be about the same weight and have had the same issues. Now I'm proud of her for getting where she is and she is my inspiration to make the changes I've been thinking about.
Tonight, for example, I made oven chips for Emily to have with her meal but decided to do some new potatoes and vegetables to go with my fish (I know, it's still breaded fish but I tell myself that has to be better than battered ;o) - and it was oven cooked, not fried; has to be good for me - haha!!)
Tomorrow is another day. My aim is to have my three meals during the day but to eat fruit if I feel the need to snack between meals - not cupcakes! :o) Wish me luck!! I'm going to need it.
As for the rest of today, a trip to the opticians confirmed what I had already suspected - my prescription for distance has got slightly worse so they need to change my contact lenses. I also need to book another eye test to see whether my glasses will also need changing.
The sewing has gone well and most of the quilting is done. A little bit more to do round the edges tomorrow and then on to the binding. I wish I could show you it properly but I'm afraid you'll have to wait until after Christmas :o(

Keeping busy

The sewing is now in full swing and is keeping me busy :) xx