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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-02-03 22:21
Subject: Birthday!
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So, today it was.

The most expensive present was a pair of wall mounted Alex Lights, which arrived at my work on Thursday, and which we wall mounted that evening. They're much more sensible than ones resting on the bedside tables, because they can be angled to shine away from the other occupant of the bed. They match the pair of floor mounted ones downstairs I got for Christmas.

Also, a pair of guides - a Lonely Planet one to Japan, and a Rough Guide to Tokyo itself. We'll be there this coming early autumn.

We wandered into town this morning, and *cough* walked past the Garden House Hospice charity shop, where I mentioned that the shelves of second hand books at the back were dangerous. Damn it, so were the windows. I ended up carrying home two books. That doesn't sound so bad, but I just weighed them, and they came to 17 pounds between them. (One is an Encycopedia of Myth and Culture, the other, the heavier, a book on European Cuisines.)

And for the evening, a trip to Truc Vert in Harston, which was delightful. We had a bottle of Crozes Hermitages with the meal which was what that particular AOC should be, as compared to the result of what one will find in the supermarket, and the food was wonderful.
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MKIllingworth
User: mkillingworth
Date: 2007-02-03 22:55 (UTC)
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OK, that was just *mean*. ;~)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-02-04 02:31 (UTC)
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Heh!

Of course, now I have to go back on the diet, which means re-establishing full ketosis. So if I come off for a day, it better be damn worth it.

(I didn't mention we did Thai for lunch while we were about it.)

And on the other hand, having started back in October (albeit with Christmas off), and having lost at leat 50 pounds, I feel pretty virtuous.

Now it's full diet for the next three weeks. Damn, it's a pain when it keeps getting interrupted. Which is why we left it till after Octocon and the pair of weddings before we even started it at all - that way, we got at least two months of uninterrupted diet before we hit the speedbumps.
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MKIllingworth
User: mkillingworth
Date: 2007-02-04 12:49 (UTC)
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You do realise, don't you, that you are not actually addressing the outside social pressures that cause you to make unhealthy food choices in the long run. There are always going to be social occasions where you are going to feel under pressure to eat. You should just stick to the plan. Take a food bar with you. Carry around a plate with crumbs on it so that people think that you have already eaten. It's silly to spend that much money on a program and not learn the lessons that got you where you were to begin with. OK that's the lecture I give myself every time I think about straying. Never take your eyes off the goal. I know it was a lovely meal, and when I have got down to where I should be, we may go out there, but I am not doing anything to jeopardise my results on this plan. Does Cambridge do any behavioural/support group weekly meetings, or are you just flying solo?
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Bridget: DinnerParty
User: bugshaw
Date: 2007-02-03 22:58 (UTC)
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Happy birthday!
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-02-04 02:32 (UTC)
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Cheers *hic*
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Natural20
User: natural20
Date: 2007-02-05 16:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Horribly belated, but happy birthday none the less!
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