Cooked, swam, ran, ate chocolate.

Ended up not being very well last week so all exercise put on hold and two days off work.  Back to it this week; walks with the grandkids over the weekend.

Monday had my swimming lesson;  back and forth across the width of the pool with a float or a noodle. Managed just over half a width in a sort of extended doggie paddle; two steps forwards, one step back. Feels like it’s taking forever for me to get this swimming lark and I am getting a bit fed up. I’ve paid so much out it would be a shame to stop now,  wonder how much more I have to spend before I manage a width!

Went for a 3 mile walk/run around our local canal in the evening, forgot my inhaler and had to walk quite a bit. I was still red and puffed  so hopefully did me some good.


Chickpea and spinach curry with wholewheat rice for tea.



1 large onion chopped.

1 clove of garlic crushed.

Large potato peeled and chopped into small chunks.

Large tin of chopped tomatoes.

Tin of chickpeas drained.

300ml water.

2 tablespoons of curry paste.

As much spinach as you can put into it.

Fry the onions and garlic until softened. Add the tomatoes, potato, chickpeas, water  and curry paste. Simmer for 20 minutes.  Then add as much spinach  as you can. Simmer for a further 2 minutes.

Really easy and hardly any calories 💃

Then went a bit mad and did 3 fifteen second planks and ate two squares of dark, dark chocolate. 😀