As a result of the traumas experienced on Monday night, I resolved to do thing differently last night. The moment I got home (which nearly didn’t happen as the car got stuck on ice and wouldn’t go anywhere – why don’t they grit outside of London?), I turned on the oven. I then cooked soup (butter bean, sun-dried tomato and pesto), turned soup off and did some exercise (30 mins of step, 10 mins of jogging), reheated soup, heated some bread and ate tea. No coldness was experienced (at least, not to the extent of Monday night). I then went out to meet a friend for a drink. I think that this will be the plan of action from now on (not the drinking, but the turning on of the oven as soon as I get home).
On a different note, the post-Christmas healthy-eating, exercising and losing weight thing is not really going very well. At least, the losing weight part of it isn’t. I have been watching what I eat, carefully planning a menu, not snacking, eating lots of fruit and veg, exercising every day, and I’m putting on weight. I don’t mind putting on weight if it was worth it (ie overindulgence, all-you-can-eat Chines buffet, Christmas lunch). But its SO unfair to put weight on when I’m trying so hard 🙁
However, I am wearing the red shoes again today which makes life infinitely more bearable.