#WeekendCoffeeShare (January 21, 2022)

Hi everyone on this late Friday evening. I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare, even though it’s a bit late for coffee here. I am going to grab a glass of water and some fruit in a bit, so if you’d like a soft drink or a glass of water too, you can have one. Let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, first I’d moan about the cold weather some more. Boy, do I hate winter! Several staff have been trying to coax me into going on walks because it was supposed to be sunny and nice outside. Then I’d invariably reply: “It’s 3°C outside too, brrr.” Usually, the air would become cloudier soon enough and we’d get rain.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that, probably due to my lack of exercise, I didn’t lose weight over the past week even though I stuck to my healthy food plan pretty well. That is, I didn’t feel as though I was just eating carrots and lettuce all week, so maybe I accidentally sneaked in some extras I shouldn’t have had. For example, I am allowed 225ml of yogurt or 200ml of quark with some muesli for breakfast. On Wednesday, my staff poured half the 500ml can of quark into my bowl. Now quark contains only about 50 calories per 100ml, so that didn’t really make a huge difference on its own. However, given that I or my staff may’ve made other such slightly less healthy food choices over the week and I also hardly got my butt off the chair, this combined caused me to maintain. At least I didn’t gain any weight either.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I went to the dentist on Wednesday. Thankfully, other than slightly inflamed gums, everything was fine. I was pretty sure I’d be diagnosed with gum disease and have to be seen by the oral hygienist. Apparently not so. I was sent on my way with instructions for better teeth-brushing and flossing and an appt with the prevention assistant in February.

If we were having coffee, I would share that I texted with my sister this evening. I can’t remember whether I shared before that she’s pregnant again. She’s expecting another girl in May. So far, all seems to be going as it should be. My (other) niece (other than the bump, I mean) is doing okay too. I mentioned in August that she was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. After surgery in September and a cast for several months, she’s now doing pretty well again.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d share that my husband is off work with the flu. He tested negative for COVID, but thankfully he wasn’t so crazy as to go back into work as soon as he got the negative test result. Back in early 2020, before COVID was known outside of China, he did go to work as a truck driver while sick with the flu. I am glad he doesn’t have COVID, of course, but regardless I’m hoping he’ll feel better soon.

How have you been?

9 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (January 21, 2022)

  1. Hi! I am so happy to hear your gonna be an aunt again! Congratulations!
    Also happy to hear your niece is doing so well!
    Sorry your hubbys sick, though.
    Good you maintained, now its my turn, I need to rain it in as I sorta went a little crazy when I went off my slimming world plan, so this week I am planning on raining it back in a bit! Xx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Take it easy though, carol anne. You have so much going on, it’s totally understandable your weight is not a top priority. There’s something inbetween going crazy with overeating and dieting again.

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  2. I don’t really have any personal experience with dieting for the sake of weight loss but I’d think a maintain is still a win, so congratulations! 🙂 Also congrats on becoming an auntie again soon! I’m sorry your husband is sick, but it’s great news that your niece’s hips are doing better now after the surgery and recovery. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes, my niece is doing as well as possible with respect to her hips really. She will continue to be checked by the orthopedic regularly until she’s about 16 I think because the hip dysplasia might return.

      As for my diet, weight loss isn’t really my main goal, so I’m not too disappointed that I maintained.


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