I tried to post this pic yesterday, but Blogger (or my computer) wasn't cooperating. Betty was licking OH's head (to try getting his hair to grow perhaps?!), she just loves jumping all over him, especially when he gets down on the floor (he'd just been looking for something in the bottom drawer of the sideboard).
Some new followers have joined, welcome to you. And thanks again for the comments - several of us are now dieting it seems, I hope we can all support each other.
We had our first fast day yesterday and it went well. Michael Mosley has recently updated his Fast Diet and now says that, instead of the 500 cals per fast day for women and 600 for men, everyone could have around 800 cals and it will still work, albeit possibly a bit slower. I'm not going to be slavish in counting calories, but know that by drastically reducing carbs/portions the calories will be a lot less. OH says he doubts he would manage on just 1 meal on the Fast days, so we're having 2 - brunch and dinner, we have our brunch around 10 am and dinner about 5 pm - that way we have a good long fasting period between dinner the night before and our brunch on Fasting day, and then another long period between Fasting day dinner and breakfast the following morning.
So yesterday for brunch we had 2 rashers of lean grilled bacon, 2 of the large Portobello mushrooms and half a tin of tomatoes, OH also had a poached egg. For dinner we had some roast beef slices from out of the freezer, heated through in gravy made from an Oxo cube, and a pile of green veggies - cabbage, broccoli and courgettes. I did miss the roast potatoes, but never mind, I didn't die! We'll have our next Fast day on Wednesday.
I've managed to walk Betty with OH both Saturday and Sunday, although by last night my back was killing me again. It's not too bad this morning though, so will go again today. Even if I only do one of her walks daily, and a short one at that, it's still better than nothing.