Porridge with honey and flaked almonds made a warming food this breakfast time. I've had another day revelling in the simple flavours of great food. I have in my hand a pink lady apple, sweeter than a cake and with a more refreshing crunch than crisps. My brain feels clearer somehow today. I haven't had sugar withdrawals or any intense cravings. Meals like egg on toast have satiated me.
Today I started what I thought would be an arduous task- that of editing November's mini novel. So far it is charming as I am re-reading and adding rather than subtracting. At some point I know I will have to be brutal with some scenes and get rid of things that are ok but don't fit with the plot. I guess editing is like weight loss- you add the nutrients and take away the slack.
My parents house has a lovely atmosphere tonight. There are piles of fruit in the fruit bowl and veg in the fridge, the cats are curled up in the warmth and dad has been venturing out for once socially. Mum is pouring over soup recipes to gain new ideas. She has lost 35lbs thus far and has dropped a couple of dress sizes.
I managed to get her a very dramatic jacket, from some where she has never managed to find what she wanted, for Christmas. It's a really lovely experience to have someone close by who has made such positive changes to their health. She has bought only a few new clothes and has bagged up the old ones so i'm hoping the jacket will be a hit.
My weigh in is in two days and I feel like i'm looking forward to it oddly.