Friday, 23 February 2018

Friday again!!

I got up at 7, H was up had had his breakfast and put the breadmaker on. I put on a load of washing and had a slice of toast for breakfast. We had a coffee and after just 1 chapter of my book I put my shorts and vest on ready to turbo. My average was only 16.4 today because I decided to try a few hills for a change. I did 21.2 miles in 1 hour 16 minutes. It was worth it because I burnt over 500 calories. I had a shower and made soup for lunch in my new soup maker. It was very nice. As soon as we had finished we got ready to visit Philip. It’s hard to believe anyone can go downhill as quickly as he is. Since we went on Monday he has wasted away, his face is so sunken. In the 2 hours or so that we were there he was sick 4 times, he had an injection that’s supposed to stop his vomiting but I think he is past help. When we got home we had a glass of wine and I cooked dinner spaghetti bolognese, it was nice, mince, onion, mushrooms, grated carrot, peas, a can of chopped tomatoes and a glug  of red wine. My sheets and duvet cover were dry when I got them in so bonus.
Yesterday’s food......porridge, sugar, scampi, chips, peas, ice cream sundae, 3 cream crackers, cheese, 2 pickled onions, Benecol, square of chocolate, pear, orange, tea, coffee with skimmed milk.

Thursday, 22 February 2018


I got up at 6.30 put on a load of washing and sat and read till I heard H moving around upstairs,then I made a pot of tea. When he came down we had our breakfast. We had a coffee and he did a bit of studying while I hung out the washing, stripped the bed and popped it all into the washing machine ready to wash on cheap electric in the morning. I read another chapter of my book, H went to his Spanish lesson and I made the bed up again with my new duvet cover, sheets and pillowcases. I sat and read till H came home and then we went straight out to Fakenham and H took me to lunch. We had a look at furniture and carpets, I bought another soup maker because mine has died. I use such a lot and really miss it. As I can many free veggies we used to have soup all the time. I am looking forward to leek and potato tomorrow now. When we got home I got the washing in and it’s all dry.
Yesterday’s food...... toast, butter, 2 date scones, banana, small tin sardines, half tin baked beans,2 eggs, square of chocolate, Benecol, 4 plums, 1 pear, 2 malted milk biscuits,1 slice of corned beef, 2 mugs of tea, water.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018


It was work today so I got up at 6 and had toast for breakfast. I packed my lunch, made the bed, dressed and got ready to leave. When I arrived I found it was only Andrew and me, Andy is on holiday this week. I had to pick a sack of sprouts, 7 dozen bunches of carrots and 2 boxes of loose ones. I then trimmed leeks till 3.30 when Andrew took my leeks and me to the yard and there was just time to wash and pack them before I left off. I forgot that I also had to pack 30 bags of leeks with Andrew when I first arrived, they were some he trimmed yesterday. When I got home my cup of tea was ready and as soon as I drank it I had a bath, we had eggs and beans  for tea. I am really tired so I expect I will sleep through my soaps this evening.
Yesterday’s food. .........toast, marmite, Belgian bun, corned beef sandwich, quiche, tomatoes, mushrooms, orange, Benecol, a square of chocolate 3 plums, tea and coffee.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


We got up at 7 and had our breakfast. We had a coffee and then I got on with some housework. H did a bit of homework and at 10 we got ready to go out. We had a wander round a few furniture shops and had a coffee and a bun while we were out. By the time we got home it was lunch time so we had a coffee and a corned beef sandwich. After lunch we both sat and read, I had a bath and cooked dinner, we had quiche, chips, tomatoes and mushrooms. H’s sister rang and H gave the phone to me!! We talked about their brother who is going down hill fast. I checked H’s lottery ticket this morning but as usual it was no good. I don’t bother with one any more. Our daughter rang and said she hoped she wasn’t too late to tell me she doesn’t want an Easter 🐣 egg. I haven’t bought hers yet so I won’t have to eat it!! ☹️. I have in fact only bought one so far and as I have to get so many I will have to get a move on.
Yesterday’s food. ......2cream crackers and a cup of tea for breakfast, a slice of corned beef and a coffee at 10.30, cheese sandwich for lunch,Benecol, chicken and pasta in a white wine sauce for dinner with a cup of tea, a square of chocolate 4 plums and an orange.

Monday, 19 February 2018


I didn’t wake up till 7.50!!! H had finished his breakfast and put the bread maker on. I had my breakfast and a cup of coffee. H went up to turbo and I vacuumed the house. When he finished we had a coffee and cheese and biscuits for lunch and it was time for us to go to the nursing home to visit Philip. He is going down fast, he’s even thinner than he was on Friday, they brought him a cup of tea and a wafer biscuit , it took him nearly 15 minutes to eat it! It was raining when I got up and hasn’t stopped all day. We stayed at the home till almost 5 so as soon as we were back I cooked dinner, chicken and pasta in a white wine sauce with mushrooms and onion. This week I lost a pound and a half, I hope I can keep it up. I had a shower and now I am waiting for Corrie.
Yesterday’s food. ....... porridge, banana, cheese sandwich with celery, steak, chips, peas, 2 plums, orange, tea, coffee water and a very small glass of wine.

Sunday, 18 February 2018


I got up at 6and put on a load of washing. I sat and read till I heard H moving around upstairs then I made a pot of tea and myself a bowl of porridge. After breakfast we had a coffee and I hung the washing out. We washed up all the big stuff and I sent our granddaughter a birthday message. She is 15 today and is now taller than me!! Much to her delight. Her parents took her and her friend to London yesterday, she went to the science museum and on the chair lift across the river. At 10 I went up to turbo while I listened to the Archers omnibus. I had a steady ride and my average was 18.3 mph  it was a bit of a pain because twice I stopped and just sat there even though I was peddling like crazy!
When I finished I had a shower and then lunch, cheese sandwich with celery and a hot cross bun with an instant coffee. This afternoon I washed my hair and read my book. I got the washing in, all nice and dry,then I did the weeks ironing. For dinner tonight we had steak, chips and peas.
Yesterday’s food........slice of toast with margarine and jam, jam and cream donut,!! pate sandwich, beef stroganoff, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, 4 plums, hot cross bun, square of chocolate, 1 menthol sweet. Tea coffee water.

Saturday, 17 February 2018


I got up at 6.25 (5 minutes late)we always get up at 6.20 the day we shop. We had our breakfast and got ready right away. When we got home again H made a coffee and went straight up to turbo. I unpacked and put everything away and went outside to try to finish weeding the garden path. It’s still not done but I only have a few slabs left it do, it’s looking better. When H had finished and had his shower he made a coffee and called me in. I made a couple of pate sandwiches and we had our lunch. I couldn’t be bothered to go out again so I read a chapter of my book till it was time for me to get into the pain cave and have a ride. I did 20.5 miles and then had a bath. We had a cup of tea and I cooked dinner, beef stroganoff with carrots, potatoes and cabbage.
Yesterday’s food........porridge,sugar, spaghetti, toast, 2 eggs, half tin baked beans, Benecol, square chocolate, 3 plums, orange, date scone.