I woke up at two in the morning and just couldn’t persuade my body that it was night time despite all the evidence to the contrary. After a while a gave up even pretending to be asleep and played a few rounds of a computer game. Loved one accompanied my games with the rhythmic breathing of someone deeply asleep.
I finally got around to standing on the scales this morning for the post-pee pre-poo weigh in. I knew that it was going to be bad but I wasn’t really prepared for the full hideousness of the situation. I was now heavier that I have ever been. At least it was a pleasing round number. I feel that the diet starts today. I’m going to try the radical method of “not eating quite as much”. I’ve heard that people get good results. I may couple it with the “not drinking as much beer” and the “doing more exercise” approach as well. Hopefully that will help me lose the ten percent of my current mass that I need to discard to get back to the point I was seven months ago.
I’ve been neglecting my stretches for the last few days but I now feel it is time to build them back into my daily routine. With a bit of luck and effort I should be able to try a short run before long.
I spent the morning doing admin, I had to get all the trivial things out of the way so that I could clear the path of the big things that I really should attend to.
The tiredness started to creep up on me in the middle of the afternoon. It started with a few yawns and then developed into a full scale long blink head nodding tiredness. I had a plan, it involved doing some tiding up in the garden. It was nothing too strenuous; removing the fallen palm fronds from the grass and sweeping the pathways. The whole point was to do something physical in the fresh air.
Loved one’s bike had too flat tyres. The back one needed pumping up but there was something seriously wrong with the front one. I pulled the tube out and discovered that the binding between the valve had failed. This was not fixable. I found a spare tube in the saddle bag. This would have been a solution if the tube had been the right size and had the correct valve. I did wonder why a totally useless tube was in the saddle bag.
I prepared a stir fry for dinner this evening. It wasn’t hard as it came from a packet in the freezer. I’d also found a couple of skewered meat things in there so I warmed them as well. It may have taken minutes to prepare but I feel that Loved one apricated coming home to a cooked meal.
We spent the rest of the evening watching reality television as one of loved one’s friends was appearing in the show. We managed to stay awake until ten but it was a bit of a struggle.