It’s that tense week during PMS that usually stops me washing up. Now we moved house and it came with a wonderful little dishwasher, that barrier has greatly reduced but I was getting the hang of it at our previous location as well.
I still take a little longer than I should in washing up things like roasting tins…working on that in 2012!
But I have definitely lost weight. I think it comes down to moving more, but also not snacking – avoiding those treats that people bring in at work. Just don’t look at them. Go or a stroll at lunch. It adds up. I’ve even noticed that pigging out once in a while is ok, as long as its balanced out by a little less food on most other days. Drink loads of water, too, or some sort of liquid that isn’t full of sugar. Green or any herbal tea is especially good.
Now I’m intending to get a bit fitter, using those ‘own bodyweight’ exercises and consciously exercising more. I need to get my endurance back up and stretch a lot too, to keep limber before my body stiffens up in old age!
So, I have a plan. I hope 2012 works out well for me.
And the final few books were:
88. Little Fuzzy – Henry Beam Piper (K, Sweet book, Fuzzies are awesome)
89. A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters – Julian Barnes (Um, typical ‘literature’)
90. Just After Sunset – Stephen King (Great as always, short stories)
91. Freaks – Tess Gerritsen (K, short but good intriguing read)
92. The Voice in the Fog – Harold MacGrath (K, readable, no Conan Doyle….)
93. Habibi – Craig Thompson (Outstanding Graphic Novel, loved it)
94. The Gate: 13 Dark & Odd Tales – Robert J Dupree (K, fun, creepy collection)
95. Rashoumon – Ryusuke Akutagawa (K, short but effective, moral questions here)
96. Raven’s Bride – Kate Silver (K, Not my usual genre, but really liked this)
97. Strangers – Gardner R. Dozois (Amazing, absorbed into it, hated the cover though)
98. Liquid Fear – Scott ichoson (K, free book but felt unmoved, didn’t really like much)
99. Devil Music & 18 Other Stories – David McAfee (K, strong collection of short stories)
100. Point Horror: The Accident – Diane Hoh (Nostalgia, and time, meant this was chosen to sign off the year)