All kinds of thoughts have kept me away from this blog for some months, and also all kinds of fun things. I feel embarrassed that I keep writing in here about how I am GOING TO eat better, exercise more, improve my health – and I never do. The purpose of writing to keep me honest is one thing, but sometimes writing means I do so much plotting and planning, and not enough doing.
I’m trying to do better. I currently tip the scales at the heaviest I have ever been, and that’s something I need to do something about or I will not live a long enough life.
This isn’t an entry about a sad life, however. We have recently returned from a lovely holiday – we flew all the way to Washington state in USA and played nerdy games with lots of people. We then hopped on board a huge cruise ship to Alaska and back. All pretty mind-blowing stuff, and really worthy of a blog post.
My career isn’t everything I’d like it to be, and so I am going to try some study again. I’m looking at enrolling in a couple of subjects in August towards a degree – which, if I do it, will take a few years to complete. So that’s something to plan for and look forward to.
Also I’m biting the bullet and giving another healthy plan a go. Yesterday we had family lunch for Dave’s birthday which included huge amounts of food and then cheesecake (I baked, but forgot to take a picture of it to share with you). We were so full from lunch that we skipped dinner and went straight to the left over cheesecake for dessert last night. Not exactly good nutrition! This morning my day has started with oatmeal porridge with berries in it, and I am feeling motivated to eat well.
Self-discipline to keep it up is my next wish.
To finish my post, here are some photos – first is of me knitting on our cruise with yarn I bought in Alaska, followed by the finished object (so warm and yummy, I have been wearing constantly since we got back home to Melbourne winter). The other photos are a black bear cub (not a teeny cub, he or she is about five months old) we saw in the wild!