I’ve been pretty wiped out this month. It took a full week of cleaning and tidying to prep for my mother’s 70th birthday. The family all had a great time, but it took its toll. It was then the dreaded ladies’ week and this time I just couldn’t get moving. My brain malfunctioned; I didn’t… Continue reading Health update
This morning I switched the Kettle on and walked away to sit back down. Next thing I thought…what’s that noise? Is it raining? I looked outside. No, it’s sunny. So what is it? I look around. Oh, It’s the kettle I just switched on!
12 weeks felt like a long wait for results but when I lost weight in the first week, I proved to myself it’s doable. Psychology teaches ‘Goal Setting’ to keep focus. I used short-term, medium-term and long-term goals as stepping stones to my target. Here’s how: Firstly, losing 1-2 lbs each week is best. My… Continue reading How I lost 1 stone without exercising – part 4 – keep going.
I don’t how but calorie counting became an obsession. It actually caused a fatigue crash. It was a busier day and I just didn’t have the headspace. Lesson learned. Any way I could, I made it easy for myself. Here’s how I got by: Divide a full meal’s calorie count equally – Even if I… Continue reading How I lost 1 stone without exercising – part 3, more obstacles.
I interrupt my Diet series with a short note to say I’ve started a new medication. The Neurologist has prescribed me with Amantadine 100mg twice a day. Amantadine is a drug used for Parkinsons but also it helps with fatigue for people with MS. So it could maybe help my fatigue?? Fingers crossed for something… Continue reading Health update – Amantadine
It turns out calorie counting isn’t that bad. I weigh all food as I go, calculate its calories using the nutritional information label and note it down. I soon learnt the calorie count for the common foods I ate and weighing became less and less. After that, here’s how I got started: I got my… Continue reading How I lost 1 stone without exercising – part 2, my tips and tricks.
Tight trousers. “They’re freshly washed, maybe that’s it?” I thought, squeezing into them. I undressed and tentatively stood on the scales. 11st 3lbs. OMG! I have never been that in my life! Shedding my undies (because they add weight too) I tried again. 11st 3lbs! The more accurate digital scales: 11st 3lbs! That’s too much.… Continue reading How I lost 1 stone without exercising – part 1
Here we are, New Year is upon us. Christmas decorations are hanging by a thread and we’re all a little bit fatter. As I slump my body down, I start thinking about what 2022 has in store. This year, I’m making a New Year’s resolution. I want to commit to less nagging. Hooray! (I hear… Continue reading New Years Resolution
When you wake up at 4am with your brain playing Walking In A Winter Wonderland on repeat, the words gets changed. This is the result… Laying In a Hazy Wonderland Ears do ring, are you listening?In the street rain is p*ssingA dull and drab nightWe’re grumpy tonightLaying in a hazy wonderland. Gone away is the… Continue reading Lunchtime Laugh – A Christmas Song
Reflecting back on this year, two words gratitude and patience stand out. Their meanings have become very apparent. Gratitude – When I notice everything around me. I feel grateful. I’m laid in bed right now but I’m grateful I have shelter while the rain pours outside; I’m grateful my dog is lying next to me… Continue reading Two words got me through this year