Lunchtime laugh – on a roll

Yesterday without telling each other, we stacked our toilet rolls differently so the other would see when they next went to the loo. My partner (btw i’m now calling him AP, I’m tired of writing “my partner” lol)…AP started it, he’s such a child lol. I don’t know, maybe it’s a ‘you had to be… Continue reading Lunchtime laugh – on a roll

Happy Anniversary …not!

This month marks 2 years since I was labelled with chronic fatigue. So, what’s changed?… Well, I still wake up every day feeling like I should be going to bed. I’m endlessly exhausted and weak. I constantly yawn and breathe heavy when I move about. On a morning my brain craves for stimulation, mainly internet… Continue reading Happy Anniversary …not!

Health Update

I had a Lumber Puncture today. This is where they put a needle in your spine and drain out some cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF). It is the last test before they can 100% rule out MS. The procedure was fine, the only discomfort was the needle for the anesthetic going in but that only lasted a… Continue reading Health Update

Health update

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

How I lost 1 stone without exercising – part 4 – keep going.

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.

How I lost 1 stone without exercising – part 3, more obstacles.

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.

How I lost 1 stone without exercising – part 2, my tips and tricks.

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.

Two words got me through this year

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