I weigh every day. Sometimes that’s motivating, sometimes not. Most of the time, I understand the fluctuations of weight, but not always; sometimes they don’t make sense and are just frustrating! This past week was one of those times, up and down then up.....
Now if this were one of my Sparkfriends blogging, I would have the following advice...
* daily fluctuations are normal, it will even out
* you are doing everything right, be patient
* you have done so well, don’t give up
* look at what you have achieved so far
* focus on the positives
* slow and steady wins the race
* it will happen, plateaus seem to happen for no reason at all
* baby steps, it will come right
BUT, this was ME!
Luckily, I have my support network right here and, by staying here and focusing on others’ blogs, keeping my head down and following some advice I might have given, such as ‘kickstarting’ my metabolism by ringing the changes of my eating, it worked....
I’m back in Onederland, my weight having meandered the last few days and I’m planning my next steps!
In other news...
I had my first neck physio appointment today. The therapist is a lovely young woman and I managed to explain what had happened in my fall in French, as well as the pain and lack of complete mobility in the neck. She in turn explained what she would do to make things right - she will use a combination of massage and manipulation to relieve the stiffness in my upper spine/lower neck, so that I no longer have the muscle ‘knots’ and regain full mobility and eradicate pain. It all sounds good to me. No manipulation possible today, but I had a wonderful massage and another appointment booked for Thursday. French nealthcare is truly wonderful and I got to practise my spoken French, which needs more practice and has been lacking lately, because of the confinement situation due to COVID, although I have had some practice on the phone, which is even tougher than face to face...
I also found a cheap pair of ‘skinny’ canvas jeans for 10€ in the supermarket, in a sage green. Knowing that I chose the right size, I may well invest in a couple of other colours as many of my jeans are getting too big. I’ll need to get smaller shorts soon too.
Finally, I have now found that many of my t-shirts are too big, so as they’re unisex, I’ll keep them for Laurie as he loses weight...
Yesterday, I also finished knitting the baby blanket for my daughter’s friend’s baby, so I knitted three matching hats.
The blanket with two of the hats
The third hat
I love knitting for babies, they are so quick to do. Now I need to finish some bits for myself that I started years ago, at least three separate items.... I also have the wool for a fourth and fifth lol.