Eventful Day (car problems) - not even 11am!!!
I tried using the car yesterday night, and it wouldn't start....the radio and mileage reset itself, and it wouldn't start. Even I know enough to think, something's wrong with the battery. But it was 10pm and I was tired, so I thought I'd phone in the morning.
I got up today, and the snow started before forecast. I rushed to find everything I'd need to call my breakdown company (including my credit card because I'm with a company that has a cheap outlay but I pay whoever they send, and then they reimburse me when I send the receipt....anyhow that's missing too...my credit card). When I phoned they came quick through the snow (15mins)....but the guy wouldn't give me a bill which is fine, as he said he'd just claim off AutoAid (my breakdown company) but he recommended letting the engine run for 10 mins, then taking a 20min drive (in the snow) and then stopping at Kwikfit and getting a new battery as it's unlikely to start tomorrow morning if it's already conked out once (5 yrs and still the original battery). Anyhow Kwikfit tested it and said it's fine, don't worry about it (they didn't try to fleece me which is great), and so I went on my way to do the shopping I originally set out to do yesterday...and I got there, and they were out of what I wanted anyhow. Here's hoping I can get to work tomorrow morning.
So, doesn't look like I'm escaping the gym because I can't drive there (I think that's positive?).
Anyhow some definite good news. This is my proper weigh in day and I'm 97.9kg, down from 100.8kg (same as 222.3lbs down to 215.9lbs). So I've lost 2.9kg or 6.4lbs in week 1.
Looks like I don't have the massive losses some people have in week 1 of CD, but slow and steady will do me fine (2kg or 4lbs per week)
Weight going wrong way....
...but that's ok. It's TOTM for me (first time in a while, this diet seems to have brought it back, which is good even if I hate the side effects). I know that tends to make my weight fluctuate up to a couple of pounds (usually up). Never mind...now I just have to try to keep off the scales until weigh day (Sunday). I didn't end up at gym yesterday either; went for a walk in some botanic gardens, which was nice, although a little chilly....so at least I got exercise.
Didn't quite reach goal, but it's ok...
I had wanted to get down to 96kg by today but I fall just short (0.5kg or 1.1lbs short). It's my first set goal but atleast I've lost 9.5lbs in the 2weeks. I got some good advice in the forums here, and I'm feeling more positive about it now.
I had actually managed to get out yesterday even if only for an hour (went to the Botanic Gardens again...3rd time in 8days...I've made my annual membership back already...£8 for annual, or £3 a time). It was good having a walk round with a friend. Today I don't have anything to do, although hopefully I'll be able to meet up with friends at some point. Otherwise it'll just be a laundry day. Actually, thinking about it, I have tonnes of housework to do. Hmm we'll see...
In other news, I have a massive crush on someone at work, which is kinda nice but they can't ever know, and it could never go anywhere even if they did. I don't feel guilty as you can't help who you crush on, but as I sit beside them, I'm terrified I'm just going to start blushing all the time. It is a nice feeling though...the flutteriness in my stomach, the feeling tongue-tied, the intense smiling (I can't help it). Part of me though, can't help but feel lonely because of it, knowing I don't have anyone, and it might be a long time before I do meet anyone.