Friday, 4 August 2017

Friday's Fave Five 4/8/17


Fridays are a time to look back on the week and share our blessings.
If you want to join in or check out the other participants pop over to our host Suzanne's blog at Living to Tell the Story

Here are mine for the week: 

1) Willpower.  I seem to have had a bit more of it this week.  A good thing because Hubby and I embarked on the South Beach Diet on Monday.  We've done it before and it does work but of course it's hard not to fall back into old habits especially for someone with a big sweet tooth like me.  So gradually the weight has crept up and I declared enough is enough.  My son and his wife are away for 2 weeks so it seemed a good time to try again with just the two of us here.  So far so good. Of course I'm useless at remembering to take pictures of the meals I've prepared but this was my lunch today, a hearty beef soup:

And this was a turkey sausage muffin that I made for breakfast.  It's cold there but we had them fresh from the oven this morning and they were really tasty.

So far I've resisted cheating although I've not given up on my tea - should really be drinking decaffinated but there are limits lol.  I put a lot of planning into the this though so hopefully we'll have a good first two weeks which is the hardest part.


2)  Staying power.  You might have seen this pic of my knee strapped with rock tape.

Along with that I have exercises to do before going back to see the physio next week.  I've actually been quite good at doing them.  I'm supposed to do them at least 3 times a week but I've been trying to do more and I'm keeping a log of them.  Coming from an organised work background does help at times!  The tendon is still causing me pain on stairs but it's not as bad as it was so hopefully the exercises are helping.

3) Lunch with friends last Friday.  It had been a while since we'd been together so there was lots to catch up on.  A good thing it was before the diet started as our host had prepared lots of lovely food and it would have been rude not to eat it right?

4) Reading time.  I love being at home and this last couple of weeks I've made more time for reading.  Or rather I've read books that I didn't want to put down so I just kept on going!  I'm thankful to have the luxury of being able to do that.

and of course my week wouldn't be complete without

5) Nathan time.
We saw him on Tuesday this week.  I'm so glad we live near enough to visit frequently.  It's hard to believe he is 4 months already but of course his corrected age is only just over 6 weeks.  He's starting to smile now and make responsive noises rather than just crying for food!  I think his Mummies are beginning to relax a bit, he's had all his early vaccinations and weighs over 10lbs now but they're still exhausted as he still hasn't got the hang of sleeping for long periods yet!

Have a great weekend all.
 

 

19 comments:

  1. Ah Nathan is so sweet! And still so tiny! But growing. Good luck with the diet. I am planning something of the same once Harley is back in school. It will be easier with just me to worry about. Have a happy weekend.

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    1. Yes definitely easier when there's only one lot of meals to plan.

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  2. Nathan is so cute! I'm so glad you live close enough to visit. Good for you for keeping up with your diet and exercises - hope your knee feels better soon and heals well and quickly. I'm hoping to spend the weekend with some good books.

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    1. Thanks. I have reading planned too.

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  3. Good luck on the diet, and I am sure you will do great. Nathan is a little cutie for sure. Hope that knee continues to mend.

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  4. Ah...Nathan! What a blessing that he is progressing so well after such a tough beginning. Hope he starts to sleep through the night soon and gives his moms a break!

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  5. It sounds like a good week for you. Time for self care, being with friends and reading. And, best of all, little Nathan time;) Oh, is he beautiful!

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    1. Thank you. I am definitely smitten!

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  6. Sounds like you have a great eating plan in place, and a good past-time (reading) while resting your knee (in between all the exercises!).

    I'm happy for you to have lots of Nathan time. Nothing like time with little babies - they are so sweet!

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  7. Ooh diets are hard but so rewarding. Little Nathan is just adorable. I'm glad to hear he is doing well.

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  8. Oh my, your little Nathan is so adorable! Don't you just love being a grandma?
    Good for you on starting and sticking to your diet! Keep it up!
    I agree that reading time is a wonderful luxury! Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks. Yes I love being a grandma

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  9. Little Nathan is absolutely adorable! Enjoy every moment you can squeeze in! Read away as your knee gets better!

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  10. Your photos certainly look tasty enough to eat! Can you tell I am hungry? I said the same thing to myself today, "Enough is enough." It must be helpful to have someone eating the same way. And I agree that with a plan it is easier. I need/want to make a plan today.

    Hurray on doing those exercises. I remember when I had to do them for my shoulder, it was like having a part-time job. I bet you will keep on noticing a buildup of strength.

    Reading is sometime more than a luxury but a necessity! Your books sound intriguing - what are some titles that you recommend?

    Hurray for your adorable Nathan! What else is there to say?

    Have a great week.

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