Hello and Happy Easter or if you’re reading this after Easter I hope you had a happy Easter and if you’re not that into Easter, don’ celebrate it because of religion or well for any reason I hope you had a good weekend (but do you still eat the egg-shaped chocolate?).
I’m not eating the egg-shaped chocolate or any chocolate at the moment (unless you count the 40 cal drinks I’m addicted to which are very nice, especially the dark chocolate flavour – yummy!). I am not a religious person but I still like Easter and I celebrate it as a purely secular occasion as I do Christmas. To me it’s purely a historical thing but I do have many friends who are Christians and celebrate it as intended as part of their faith. I have thought about doing the same for all the other special occasions associated with the other religions but if I did I think I’d be pretty busy with celebrating most of the year and I don’t have the time!
I’d also like to join in some of the non- religious ones as well. I quite fancy Independence Day when you folks in the US managed to get yourselves out of the Empire (it was ok we still had Australia, for a while anyway). It wouldn’t be hypocritical, I wasn’t around in 1776 (honest I wasn’t though my children think I was). We still have some vaguely socialist holidays (May Day mainly) but there are efforts being made to change these but I’m all for it – if we can have a few Christian holidays why not a Atheistic one?
Anyway back to me not eating chocolate. I am dieting having gone up to a weight I didn’t like and that didn’t suit my clothes (they were resisting heartily as I forced my expanding body into them every day). I don’t think I’ll ever get down to my fighting weight of 10st (140lbs) but I’m aiming for 11st 7lbs – I was that when I was 11 and 20 and 27 and… well it has gone up and down and few times. I was only ever 10st when I was 7 and 28!
I’m doing ok as I’m on 12st 9 at the moment but it’s getting harder – have you ever noticed how many adverts there are for ‘bad’ food on the television? My mouth is watering all the time (which can be embarrassing especially when I’m out in public) and even the McDonald’s ads are getting to me (and I’m a vegetarian!)
Ah well I have a lettuce leaf egg substitute to eat (have you ever tried making a pile of lettuce leaves into an egg shape?!) and I need to watch my boys devour their real chocolate eggs (I have to get my fix somehow).