Back to Real Life
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We have had our young grandsons staying with us in France for the past 3 weeks and any thoughts of dieting have gone completely out of the window.
We have enjoyed ourselves going out and about. We visited a monkey colony where the monkeys are free to leap from tree to tree above our heads. We went an historic battle re-enactment evening - the French won against the English in 1453. We went to a scarecrow festival and played ancient games as well as archery and pony riding. We went canoeing on the river Dordogne marvelling at the chateaux on the passing hills. And so much more. We ate burgers, pizzas and lots of ice cream but also got plenty of exercise. We have a pool in our garden and I taught the youngest to swim (age 6), I had taught the other one to swim the year before (age 7), a little older as he was a bit more timid. So this year I taught the older one (now 8) to swim a full pool length (10 metres) under water to make his mommy proud.
Now they have gone back home to their parents and we are feeling quite down and sad but so glad we have been able to give them a wonderful experience. The ferry tickets have already been booked for next year. We will see them again in October when we visit England.
Anyway, back to the diet. With all that food and all that exercise I have managed to just about maintain my weight of 158. I have now set a new goal for 20th October to lose 8lbs and see that magic 150 on the scales. Back to real life and the real world without my boys but so much more enhanced for the experience.