28 September 2009

Back to normal...

...in more than one sense.

Yep, it's back to normal. The fat lass is back after a few fabulous days in the warm autumn sunshine with her lovely hubby and her beloved Mum.

The first 'back to normal' is that lovely hubby and I have finally stopped shaking. We had a rather too close for comfort incident on our drive home when a large deer (well it looked pretty darned big to me!) bounded out of a hedgerow just in front of us. Lovely hubby is my hero as he took avoiding action (if he'd just braked we'd have hit the thing and been hit from behind by the car very close behind us looking to overtake). His good sense got us, the deer and the other driver safely away from this somewhat unanticipated problem. His ROSPA training obviously kicked in when it was needed - he really should have been given the Gold award, in my opinion, even though the Silver is great. I wonder if the deer has stopped shaking yet?

Aside from that scary incident, what a wonderful weekend it has been. On Saturday we sat by the sea and nibbled naughty but freshly-fried fish & chips, thoroughly enjoying every morsel (although Mum and I did share a portion of chips and couldn't finish more than half). As we sat, we watched the world pass us by, all enjoying the unexpectedly clement weather as much as we were to judge by the smiling faces.

I did some cooking for us too, which is quite a treat these days as lovely hubby is my main man in the kitchen. I do miss being 'domestic' at times so I made the most of my opportunity with grilled lamb chops and pasta with red pepper sauce (which Mum loved), and a very healthy vegetable, sprouting bean and prawn stir fry (which I loved). Hmmm, I can see the wok coming out of retirement again in the near future as it tasted so fresh it could quite easily have done without the prawns. I'd probably add in a bit more garlic, some fresh ginger and a nice spicy chilli or two for my tastes though.

I found myself rather idly wondering what this weekend of 'feast' not 'fast' would do to my weight, but I didn't actively worry about it. I was expecting a bit of a gain although I was relatively sensible with portion sizes and food choices. Well, I found out what the effects of this weekend were this morning...

...I'm back down to that 'normal' target of 66kg! So, let's see if I can get another pound off before I see the dietician, hopefully for the last time, next week.

Am I happy? Yep! I'd say so.


Crabby McSlacker said...

Good thing your husband is such a great driver! I'd have instinctively slammed on the brakes and hit the deer, I'm sure of it. No wonder you were shook up, that could have been a disaster.

So your healthy stir-fry description totally has me craving some. Definitely time to get out the wok!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

I'm so glad he didn't hit the deer. I would have slammed on the brakes too.

Sounds like the rest of the weekend was just lovely.

Diana said...

Oh, scary about the deer. My brother-in-law and sister were hit by a moose last year. Literally, this was in Alaska and the moose ran out into the road and hit their truck. Totaled the truck, killed the moose, but my sis and brother-in-law were okay. Good job on your husband's driving. You're very lucky!

You are skinny! 145 pounds (I had to google the 66kg). Wow, wish I was there.

Deniz said...

Oh Diana, skinny? Not yet, I'm afraid. I'm still very much a work in progress but thanks for saying such a lovely thing.

If you saw me sideways you'd see that belly straight away, for all that I appear to have rediscovered I have collar bones.

Hmmm, maybe I ought to be up front and post a recent photo. I'll have a look over the weekend and see if I can be brave.

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