Morning disaster!!

Woke up this morning to a sad and very lame Great Dane..Rolley has hurt his paw!! Lord knows how but he is limping and holding it up for me to look at..
And a very dirty furry thing it is too.

Iv had a good look at it and can’t see any obvious problems so il rest him a couple of days and see how he is.

Anyway tucked him back up on bed. Walked Barney and got ready to go to work….
OMG FLAT TYRE!!!
So now iv got a lame dog and a lame car….
Now I don’t know about you, but anything wrong with my car and my stress levels go through the ROOF.
First thing …ring Danny. Even though he is also at work and 50 miles away.
Luckily he did remind me im with Green Flag…They were amazing. Here within an hour and all fixed in 10 mins.

Michael Jaguar is quite sad with his little wheel instead of his big Alloy!

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My 500 Calorie day

We all had a little lay in this morning, after yesterdays long hike we were a little tired. Although we were only walking it has left a good burn in my calf and thigh muscles, so i feel it has done some good!

As i didn’t have to go out with the boys today, i took the opportunity to have my “500 calorie day”
Iv long been interested in the science of fasting, and while i am not as hardcore as some..(water only) i do find it very easy to stick within the 500 calorie limit.

I find it especially beneficial if i have overeaten the day before, I feel it gives my system a little rest….

Although simple to follow, i have just bought a book to give me some ideas of what to eat….

5:2 Diet Book

I started the morning with a cup of tea = 10 cals

Then had my usual porridge with almond milk, but just half a sachet = 73 cals

Almond Milk

Porridge Sachet

After this i felt fine till 2pm..when i felt the familiar rumble of an empty tum…

Lunch Time!!!

Lunch

1 Hard boiled egg = 70 Cals

Got home around 5.30 this evening so straight out for dog walks. I had them both walked within 90mins so I must have paced it around.
Its strange how I seem to have more energy on a 500 cal day.

Tea tonight was veg with a stew on the side. No potatoes, or bread just a little amount of beef to protein it up a little.

evening meal

Let me know if anyone else is trying this diet, and if so how are you finding it? Have you had good results??

Sleepy dog day.

This morning Rolley was tired…He is usually the high energy dog and its unusual for him to be sleepy in when its run time…

Danny gets up at 5am to go to work and i usually get up 45 mins later,so when he has let them out, they come and get into bed with me for cuddles, till its time to get up for our morning excursion.

Not this morning though!!!Rolley GET UP!!!

After I finished work tonight I wanted to go and look for a new BIKE!!

How exciting is THAT!!!

Well no it wasn’t…I ride a mountain bike through the woods and over rough terrain, but iv been desperate to invest in a roadbike, one that I can really cover some miles on, easily and quickly.
I might even think about joining a cycling club, but after iv had a lot of practice.
Id had a good look on line and as the sales are on at the moment found one with £170 discount that looked ideal for a new rider.

We went into our local branch of Halfords to order one but were disappointed to be told the only one available was a very sorry looking display model…I was totally gutted.

The bike I wanted...

Oh well guess il just have to keep looking.

Exercise early!!

Up early this morning for a run with the boys….Im always glad to get my daily exercise out of the way first thing.

I have discovered a brilliant way to start my day..collagen-shots.com….My therapist Jane at embellishbeauty.co.uk put me onto these, and im thrilled with the improvement to my skin. However iv also realized that they really do give me that added bolt of energy I need to get me out of the house at 6am on these cold damp winter mornings.

Collagen Shots

It was very dark today on the fields with the dogs, but luckily Danny always looks out for me and has given me a fab little torch to use while im out…this combined with the new coats Rolley and Barney got for Christmas, means i can keep track of where they are even if they are deep in the woods following deer and rabbit scents..

The coats are from http://www.ruffwear.co.uk and are amazing…they were quite expensive, but that was mainly due to the sizes we need, but I would highly recommend them. Rolley does look a little like Vin Diesel in his!!

Hurtta Dog Coat

Breakfast this morning was porridge, with a sprinkle of ground flax and half a banana, I made the porridge with almond milk as I find this makes it nice and creamy and keeps me full till lunch time.
I love bananas but find i only ever eat half…Does anyone else have any odd food habits??

Breakfast!