Today's garden happy - peppers! There are ten of them, mini ones, a palm's width in length, and almost ready to start enjoying.
(I've just spotted a baby one - I don't think that will come to anything much though.)
Good morning, everyone. Welcome to another weekend - and where is the month going? We're into the third third of August; soon it will be September with all the joys and colours of Autumn - how lovely is that!
Yesterday plodded on. It was a beautiful Summer day, sunny and warm with blue skies and a gentle breeze. No humidity, no uncomfortable heat. Gorgeous!
SW group was really good (again) and the tasters were delicious. Eileen was asking have I always gone to SW. I think it depends on what you mean by 'always' but no. I had been super-large pretty much all mu adult life, certainly the latter half of it. After retirement, I had those gallbladder issues and had to eat a very restricted diet, partly because the doctor told me to lose some weight before the op and partly because if I didn't, it hurt!!
I had the op and started putting on a bit of weight again so, after chatting to a friend who had lost a considerable amount of weight, joined SW. I'd always thought SW a bit silly what with red days and green days, As, Bs and sins/syns, etc, (and it still does a few rather silly bits to it - a good dose of common sense helps a lot!) but, once I went into it all, I thought it was a really good, healthy structure to build my eating on and I still do. Again - application of common sense helps a lot, plus knowing the whole 'plan', not just selected bits!
I still go every week because I'm on the social team and do the weighing but also because it's a lovely bunch of people, really friendly and helpful and I really look forward to Fridays.
There's no magic about SW that any healthy food plan doesn't have - and any plan that has restricting calories at its heart is going to work, but it's structured, balanced and allows me plenty of leeway for enjoying cooking and creating meals from scratch.
The cleaners came and scattered their usual magic dust so my house is lovely and clean now. I changed my bedding and got the sheets in and washing but totally forgot they were done so I will need to give them another wash this morning before hanging them out and starting in on the rest.
So today is basically wash day - wash, dry and iron day anyway! That gives me plenty of time to finish off my sock and start another one. :-)
Have a grand day, everyone. Stay happy! xx