Thursday, 31 March 2011

Thinning Thursdays - week 9. Another month gone.

It's Thursday again. Another pound lost. I'm not going to make excuses, I know I haven't been as active as I could have been. Mike has had a couple of hospital appointments this week, I had a blood donor appointment another and that with a couple of days of rain has stopped me getting into the garden as much as I would have liked. Hang on I think I just made excuses. Oh well.

I have been trying to get Mike to post on his appointments. You will all have to ask him nicely what was said.

On the subject of blood donation, I would like to encourage those who can to give blood too. I feel so guilty that I used to give regularly, but what with pregnancy and the 9 month wait after, I got out of the habit and hadn't given for 20 years. We worked out that during Mike's illness 14 units of blood donated by complete strangers have been used. Fourteen people gave the gift of life. It doesn't hurt and in my case took 15 minutes not counting the wait for a bed and the tea and biscuits afterwards. (Actually I can blame the biscuits for my abysmal weight loss!)


  1. Yes, while living the U.S. I was a regular donor as I have a rarer type, but I don't think I'm allowed to do that where I am now.

    On the subject of Thinning Thursdays, I have managed to drop a pound this month, thanks in part to a lovely little virus that took away my appetite for several days and scoured my insides. Now that food has some appeal, I am trying to limit myself to keep the success going along.

    So, Mike, pretty please will you let us in on your news?

  2. Interesting experiment: does a pint of blood weigh more or less than a biscuit and a cup of tea?
    You're doing great!