Well the back ache came back with a vengeance today - with an ache running down my right leg. Even worse when I drove (which I did to Tesco to fill up with petrol and do some shopping - and the again to Hull as I shall explain later) the pain shot up my leg when I moved my foot from the accelearation pedal to the brake pedal. Needless to say I drove carefully!
So the morning started off early and, by 8:20am I had arrived at Tesco. It was so quiet then - clearly a good time to shop. After the shopping was done, and the car filled up with diesel, it was time to accomplish a challenge - going to a drive through McDonalds. Now I have taken a lot of stick for putting this on my challenge list but the idea was either to be difficult or to take you out of you comfort zone. Going to a drive through was an alien act to me - despite the large sign saying order here I didn't even know that you spoke on some form of intercom that was situated away from the actual building to order your food!! However, as you can see, I did it - ordering a very chaste cup of coffee so that it didn't spoil the diet! Happymum had recommended the pineapple and mango ice smoothie - but the weather was too cool for that.
I also completed a second challenge by choosing a young lady to send a card to from Post Pals .I chose Faith, and her younger sister Mae, to send these two cards to. Faith is a teenager ad sometimes these young people can be overlooked. Also Faith is blind and loves chocolate cake - I thought that these felt cards would be a good match. (Please ignore the upside down photo - I have no idea what happened there!!)
So - suffering from the bad back I, once again, ensconced myself in the kitchen - with the hot water bottle and began to wax the drawers. They suggest two coats and it does slightly darken the colour of the paint but it will protect it for the future. After a quick lunch of macaroni cheese and ham (3 1/2 syns in total in case anyone is counting - with an apple and grapes for afters) it was time to set off for Hull with my good friend Wendy. We were visiting a good friend Tanya who has just been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and is recovering from an operation to remove the tumour. She's had a tough time recently and we were going to cheer her up - or that was the plan!!
On the way we stopped off at a Toby Carvery. Now you must note that I had researched this move from a slimming world perspective and chose creafully - ending up with a total of 9 syns which, with the earlier 3.5 would bring me in under the 15 total. Sadly I did not bargain for Wendy's bad influence and the honeycomb ice cream sundae - I looked it up AFTER I had indulged - 36.5 syns - woops!!! Well tomorrow is another day I guess!
Tanya was looking well considering and extremely pleased with her raffle win of a quilt kit - plenty of fabric to inspire her - she has decreed that Wendy and I are to help her make the quilt when she comes home.
So that's it for my day - two challenges in the bag so now on track. As someone suggests and extra one - such as walking across the Humber Bridge and back again - a 4 miles round trip - they are going into the challenge plus section to motivate and inspire toi stretch myself even further.