Friday, February 3, 2012

Still Stagnating .....

.... in more than one way.
Lol, the rain stopped briefly last week and I went for a walk along the road but a shortcut I took had the problem of hosting some 'farmer's friends' which really enjoyed hitching a ride on my flannelette shirt!

There's squishy ground everywhere and althought we had a starry night the clouds are back with a vengeance today. I'm still stuck with this kilo I put back on over Christmas and if I eat any less I may as well not bother getting out of bed. Unfortunately I'm one of those who needs to exercise to lose weight as dieting alone doesn't work because my digestive system just becomes more effective and I only have to breathe the aromas of food to gain weight  :(.
I've started making my own bread again and find it's more filling than purchased bread and of course it tastes better and keeps longer. I hand kneaded the last lot and my fingers and hands protested about it later so I'll hunt out the bread hook attachment for the mixer this time and just do the final kneading by hand. The long hand kneading did make lighter, fluffier bread though than I've ever made before and I think the exercise worked out some arthritis kinks I have nad with all this damp weather :). Guess you have to take the bad with the good, hey?
I'm having a cleansing day today so I'll be drinking lots of water and only eating fruit or raw veg as I think all this sitting around is depositing toxins in my joints because my knees and ankles are having twinges if I sit for too long and even my elbows popped yesterday after an extended period at the computer :O!
Hoping the weather is not being too hard on every one else's health programs.
Cheers,
Robyn

2 comments:

  1. What are the "farmer's friends"? They look scary.

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  2. They are a plant that produces a small long black seed with two or more prickly prongs on one end which stick on your clothing, your horse, dog, cat....they are sort of like the prickly side of velcro in that they will attach to most fabric/furry/hairy items. That's why it's so difficult to eradicate them and just about every farmer has a little friend stuck to them when these plants seed.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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