Life Challenge: Exhaustion sets in

Things were going great. I’d lost 4-5 pounds since the start of April. Better yet, my clothes were feeling better and I was feeling stronger and fitter.  Then we got company.

I don’t blame the company, because I still went for my morning swim. I’m still counting calories for awhile. However, I find that when we have visitors we spend more time outside, on the beach or in the sea. We try to do something fun every day. Sometimes all that sun, sea, wind and fun can be exhausting. I don’t have much energy for a swim when I wake up lately.  We need to alternate the busy days out with a calmer day where we take things as they come.

We also tend to eat out more. Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I could say I was spoiled. Not only did I not have to cook any meals, but I had a special breakfast and dinner made by my son, and we ate a very filling lunch out. I may have enjoyed a few drinks, too! Fortunately, that doesn’t happen every day. It is not a “lifestyle” I want to adopt.

Since we ran out of eggs and haven’t been for groceries yet, I thought I’d cook some oatmeal so we could all enjoy a healthy breakfast. Oatmeal with cinnamon, raisins and nuts used to be one of my favourite ways to start the day. It seems fitting to have it now with the cooler weather we’ve been having, even if “cooler” weather means 28 Celsius in the morning and not -28 Celsius!




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