Friday, January 30, 2015

I don't want to do anything...

......but EAT!!

My jeans were a little snug this morning. Granted, I just washed them. But still it's a reminder that comfort eating during the winter isn't calorie-free. And by comfort food I mean roast chicken, great gobs of mashed potato and gravy, corn and squash. And that's after soup and a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch.

In my favour when I go out for coffee I'm NOT having a muffin or anything else to eat..
.though sometimes I have a hot chocolate instead of coffee.

Just when I thought all the Christmas goodies were gone, eaten up, over for another year I discovered a few things I bought at the Bulk Barn - spearmint leaves, beer nuts and chocolate-covered bits of Crunchie Bars. I enlisted Kazi's help but I ate the lion's share. I have a problem throwing things out that I've paid for. I also have a problem with

So Sharon, you aren't alone in the weight battle. It's just not SALAD time of the year!! I do juice a couple times a week but have no interest in a juice fast at this point. And we've been in the deep freeze again which means fewer hikes - I just couldn't face getting out of bed bright and early when it's -15c or -25c including the wind chill. I need to get back on the bike.

It's just that my hips hurt. After that 20km hike last Saturday, and 4km on Sunday my hips were complaining. To keep myself limber I rode 15km on my bike on Tuesday. That night I couldn't get comfortable as both hips hurt. I think I put the tension too high! So since Tuesday I've been a lard-ss, it's only 3 days but I've been eating like it's Christmas again all week!! Arrrrrgh!

I've been researching another hiking trip in England - Hadrian's Wall. I've done everything except click on the PAY button. It's that eternal struggle between spending my money and having my money. I think I'll do it, I think I'll click on PAY!!



  1. Do it, do it, do it!

  2. You should do it ! ! ! ! !

  3. Oh, you're not alone in the poor eating habits. My downfall in January is the sales ... No Frills and its' $0.88 sales ... lowest prices of the year on groceries are in January to entice people to shop even though they vowed not to after Xmas spending. But the problem is the sales are always on the processed unhealthy foods but I always think that I can't pass up a good deal like this ... $0.88 for Furlani garlic bread, I'll take 4 please!!

  4. Click it...CLICK IT!!
    Jane x

  5. I feel your pain I ate myself into a coma more than once over the holidays so i am starving.

  6. livingrichonthecheapJanuary 31, 2015 at 12:27 AM

    Click on pay! Travel never lets you down - always worth it in the end.

  7. Mike @ A Bit About BritainJanuary 31, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Walking Hadrian Wall will take you through some very different country. Beautiful - but bring waterproofs!

  8. Hi Jane,
    Thank you for answering my question about finances/prep for your trip. I am in the same boat with you with my winter weight gain . I was just talking to my DH about it yesterday. He gave me all the practical solutions of course, but all I really want to do is keep snacking! I can not wait for spring. If you do take the Hadrians Wall trip I can't wait to live it through your blog. ;)

  9. Hadrian's Wall?!?!?! Jane, let me know if you do it - it's on my bucket list to do too!!!!!!!! But only if you want some company...xxxx


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