Thanks for nothing, brain

Despite being on holiday today, my brain woke me up bright and early at 0645 this morning. There’s just no need for that.

Old habits die hard, I guess.

I stayed in bed with a coffee and did some Japanese practice on Duolingo, caught up on the news on Threads and watched some YouTube videos about NotePlan, my newest favourite app.

Since showering and getting dressed, I’ve actually been 100% relaxing!

There are no remaining Christmas errands - which is quite the surprise. I’m normally frantic at this point, but everything has been bought, gifts wrapped and food organised. So I’m going to have an early lunch, then catch up with a local friend and have a couple of leisurely pints.

I’ve also scheduled beers with another friend this evening - but it’s at the local Brewdog, where there will be burgers to soak up some of that beer. I’ve got parties on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve to enjoy, so I don’t want to peak too soon this Christmas season.

And then we enter January - or as I’m terming it, The Month of Deprivation. Based on recent feedback and gentle nudging from my GP, it’s time to up the exercise, down the pint glass, and lose some of the weight I accumulated since the summer. He’s going to check in on my weight and cholesterol in March, so I have a couple of months to make a dent in it all.

But before then, there’s a full fridge and far too much rich food to ignore. Weight loss is next year’s problem.

Richard MacKinnon @TheMacPsych