Well here I am back in France, where the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the temperature has increased by fifteen degrees compared to the UK. Yum yum! It seemed to get dark early last night – we had the lights on before 8.30pm. That’s a disappointing sign of things to come. Otherwise, not much has changed. The bags are unpacked, the washing is on the line, and it’s back to business as usual. There’s one more week before the school’s go back; not that I’ve got kids to worry about, but it’s the date which defines the end of summer here in France. It’s a good time to take stock of where I am and where I want to be by the end of the year.
The crash diet
Talking of taking stock, it’s the end of the crash diet, which I will declare a limited success. As reported earlier, I don’t think I lost any actual weight, according to the scales. However, on my best day, I’d lost almost an inch around my left thigh (I didn’t measure the right one) an inch from my hips, and half an inch from my waist. Unfortunately, social engagements meant some of it has since come back again. I can’t keep up the strict regime of the past three weeks, but I’m going to see whether there are more sustainable changes I can make to my usual diet that will be easier to live with (it starts with less alcohol!).
Song of the day
I heard a Peter Gabriel tune on the radio the other day and it took me back to a simpler, happier time in my life 😉 I’m not sure if it was this one, but this is good enough for me – In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel.