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#SoCS and JusJoJan 8th – Getting off to a good start for 2022

Hooray! It’s the weekend, and that means a joint venture between Stream of Consciousness Saturday (#SoCS) and JusJoJan annual January challenge. Thanks to Linda G Hill for hosting these weird and wonderful prompts. Today’s prompt is to use the words “In the…”. So here we go.

At the beginning of the year, just shortly after I stepped off the bathroom scales, I found myself in the depths of despair…. Again!

This is an annual event. Every November I try to get into racing-snake form before the season of overindulgence begins. I figure that dropping a few pounds before the big Ho Ho Ho, will give me more room for feasting and quality-testing my gin collection. And every year Christmas seems to sneak up on me while my waistbands are already feeling the strain.

So here we are, testing the breaking strain of jeans buttons and bemoaning my lack of self control. However, me being me, after a moment of sulking, came out of my corner ready to battle the bulge once more.

I’m pleased to report that in the first week of getting my head in the game and being more mindful of my nutritional intake, a few pesky pounds have left home. The jeans button is no longer threatening to launch itself at twice the speed of sound. Now comes the hard bit… staying on track and waving bye bye to more of those wee pounds!

Wishing you all a safe, healthy and happy 2022!

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#One-liner Wednesday – choices, choices!

Should I have a freshly pulled pint of golden ale or an ice-cold gin and tonic?

This was my dilemma yesterday evening, after work. Now that I’m free to visit our local pub for the first time in 6 months, what should I have to drink?

Also on the dilemma list, what should I wear? Pubs are limited to outdoor service only. I’ve yet to encounter an outdoor space heater that works beyond a few feet. So, should I opt for wind proof hillwalking gear or dress up (wear thermal undies) and put on a little make-up?

In the end I opted for hillwalking gear and a full face of makeup… and to drink? A beer, followed by another beer. I’m keeping the gin for Thursday night when we go back for our dinner date! Yippeeee!

This happy little post is part of Linda G Hill’s weekly challenge. Click here for the details on taking part.