Sunday, 6 June 2021

Weekly Reflections

Reasons to be cheerful ...

  • chatting with family and friends
  • enjoying a busy week with a growing feeling that life is moving to the new normal
  • playing through lots of old favourites while attempting to declutter the sheet music, and 
  • remembering how much I enjoy playing the flute
  • appreciating lots of progress in the garden, and
  • making the most of those trips to the garden centre!
  • getting out for a drive around and taking some photos
  • making arrangements to meet with friends during the next two weeks meaning I have things in the diary to look forward to
  • sitting out in the garden on sunny days
  • reading in the bath without dropping the book in the water!
  • making progress on the family tree

I am grateful ...
  • for all that I have in my life - I know I am more fortunate than many people are
  • for happy memories to sustain me through the, thankfully now much less frequent, down times
  • for a good result following the recent blood test

Lifestyle changes
  • exercise (30 minutes minimum every day): achieved 
  • weight: 1 lb gain 😥

End of Lockdown Adventures
  • In the next 7 days: taking photos for the SPSH and my monthly photo challenge - Achieved

  • In the next month (up to the end of June)two trips to National Trust properties by the end of June - No progress yet

  • In the next 12 monthsattempt some bird photography. No progress on this one yet.


  1. You sound very upbeat with lots of good reasons to be cheerful. Don't worry about a one pound weight gain it's nothing. We're having some glorious sunshine which makes such a difference.

    1. Yes, I do feel more upbeat. The sunshine plays a big part in that.

      I'm frustrated rather than worried about the small weight gain. It's most likely due to natural fluctuations in weight but I thought I'd done well this week so was expecting a loss. Never mind, it is what it is and next week will hopefully see the scales heading back in the correct direction!

  2. I have stopped worrying about my weight.As long as I can fit in my clothes that is fine for me.

    1. It's lovely that you are in that position and wish I was able to say the same, but my need to lose weight is driven by serious health issues.

  3. Another week with lots of good reasons to be cheerful and grateful. I'm happy to see that you have upcoming events in your diary! Having something to look forward to makes such a difference, doesn't it? I'm sorry about the weight gain, no matter the reason. I hope it will be gone by next week. I weighed myself this morning and I have lost all the weight I put on due to the one medication and am almost back to what I was before this sciatica pain began. Which is a wonder, considering the fact that I have been absolutely inactive for almost one month! I am not going to question it, though! :) Hope you'll have a lovely week ahead and there will be many more reasons for being cheerful and grateful.

    1. Having things in the diary again is a big step forward for me and I feel really excited about it.

      The weight gain is frustrating but I will keep on doing what I have been and should be able to achieve the 1lb weekly loss - it's salad season so that makes it a bit easier! I'm thinking it's time to increase my daily activity to help the loss and then you say you've lost weight by being completely inactive, not that I want the excruciating pain you've had 😏

      I'm meeting a friend for lunch/coffee tomorrow, and have a ticket to a National Trust property on Tuesday as well as another trip to the garden centre ...all adding to the promise of a good week!

  4. I love these weekly reflections, they help me think about my own week and find reasons to be cheerful and grateful :)

    Sorry about your weight gain, but I'm sure that increasing your daily activity will help you.

    1. I hope you are able to find plenty of reasons in your own life 🙂

      I'll just have to keep plodding on with the weight loss. It's the first gain since I started so it should be easy enough to turn it around.