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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining...


A month-and-a-half into the New Year and time to check on how I'm doing with my resolutions.

As you can see from the picture above I've cleaned up the mess that was my desk (reasoning that starting with a smaller, easily achievable, task would inspire me to tackle the bigger jobs), but unfortunately my recent stay in hospital rather scuppered plans for any more ambitious cleaning of the gamesroom.

However, on the plus side, I weighed myself when I came out of hospital and, despite eating two meals a day while there, I've lost an additional 3.5lb already this month (bringing my total weight loss for the year to 6.5lb).

I know hospital food is often the target of much ridicule and disgust, but I've always found it to be pretty decent, well cooked and tasty. The only 'comedy' meal element I had at St Thomas's was a portion of carrots I'd requested turned out to be four, small, slices of carrot. Don't think that counted as one of my 'five-a-day'.

6 comments:

  1. Hope that you are feeling well soon good Sir....
    My weight loss is mostly due to "budget".... Peanut butter on stale bread... one or two a day as most daily meals these days.... (weigh 130 something) the biggest problem with that is my clothing (mostly pants ... and I hate belts) no longer fits .... and my nerves are too bad tho shave most days and it is too cold in the other rooms to shave ....
    The only hospital food that I have had was quite good.... We try to be in and back out as quickly as possible when visiting the Hospital..... Most times we wait a few days to see how our injuries are before going.... Bruised lung ( my remain portion of my only lung) concussions ... being told that the bleeding should stop in a day or two.... the time that I stepped upon a stick ( the short protruding "fork" of the stick broke off as I stepped upon it .....turning the round stick into a "roller beneath me) .... this caused me to "face-plant" the road.... With blood all down my face had to go then and a couple times when could barely breath.... The bruised lung hurt for a bit... have just found out that my "medical coverage" is to be stopped ... and the days before that I could do anything to prevent this is This Extended "Holiday Weekend"...... So we have a bit of a "mess" to deal with as well....
    Sorry for just going on.... A great Weekend to You and yours good Sir...

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    1. Don't worry about "going on", worry about taking care of yourself. I hope your situation improves soon.

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  2. That's the spirit! My own desk has gone from a mess to piles of books, papers, pens, pencils, tape dispenser balancing on top, scissors, small gaming figures, loose dice, etc... So a sparking clean desk can be the start of a great time making a mess of it again. Glad to hear the hospital got you in the right direction for the diet. I need to do the same and life in the wheelchair has made it easy to gain the pounds and hard to lose them.

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    1. I'm sure it won't be too long before the piles of items "that I'll just leave here for a moment" start to mount up again on the desk, but hopefully in that time I'll have made a dent in the mess that's filling up the rest of the room ;)

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  3. Thank you good Sir... and we are still trying....
    ... and really doubt that things will improve.... but we hang in there any way

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    1. Keep strong. There must be some help available to you in your area.

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