Quick Update – 09.03.15

Hi guys,

Sorry I’ve been a bit AWOL again! I appreciate your patience. Just a quick update into life at the moment and hopefully you’ll understand why I’ve taken a little step back from blogging.

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, OH has severe depression. It’s been really hard coping for both of us and on top of that there’s been some family issues so I’ve been all over the place to be honest. I’ve not been sleeping properly for a few weeks and I just seem to be worrying non stop. Add into that 42 hours of work and 6 hours of college after work as well as trying to fit in SW and blogging it’s been really tough. Plus OH has been having difficulties breathing and we found out last week he had a lump on his lung. It’s been checked out today and he had a scan and everything and luckily it’s not cancerous. They think he tore a muscle and there’s a lot of fluid build up pressing on a nerve. I wish I was making all of this up but it’s been a seriously stressful few weeks.

Anyway, as you may or may not have imagined, it has meant that I’ve not been looking after myself as I should (I mentioned in my post a couple of weeks ago). I’ve literally been either forgetting to eat or comfort eating really badly. There’s been a lot of headaches, lethargic moments and just general restlessness and lack of sleep. I booked an appointment last week to see the doctor and ended up with a nurse practitioner who I feel, wasn’t listening to me and didn’t seem to know what she could do so I’ve rebooked another appointment on Thursday to see an actual doctor so hopefully he can help me get a handle on things. I’ve also started seeing a therapist just to help me get my thoughts in order. It’s been helpful but after each session so far it’s felt really draining. Hopefully it will help and I can start getting my life back on track a bit.

Sorry for the ramble. My plan of action at the moment is just to try and get back into having three meals a day and a couple of snacks and just trying to not eat junk and being relatively healthy. Also get back into drinking water and lots of it! I’m not sure if I’m going to be 100% on SW at the minute but I will try and get back onto getting my meals blogged even if it’s not necessarily SW-friendly. Just small baby steps for now I think. I hope you can bear with me whilst I try and get my head back into things (I seem to be repeating that a lot!).

Until next time.. x (and hopefully it will be soon!)

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Weigh In Monday – 02.03.15

Hi guys,

Went to weigh in today with my little sister who wanted to see what group was like. After my 7lbs gain last week (!) I lost 2.5lbs. It would have been better if I stuck to plan religiously but kind of failed on that front. It was nice having my sister there and we’ve made a plan for her to sleep over once a week and she can choose an SW recipe for us to cook for the first time. I have to say quite plainly that I’m not bringing her along to lose weight (as she’s only 11) but to learn about healthy eating. She seemed to really enjoy group and liked the consultant. My consultant also said she’d have more information about the Free2Go for her next week if she wants to go again.

I have a few days off this week but I think I have a fever so I spent a lot of today just resting as I haven’t been sleeping much the past few weeks. Doesn’t bode well as I wanted to get so much done this week but may or may not be on the back burner. Not done a food plan this week but I think I’ll see how much I can make from leftovers in the house as I spent quite a bit last week.

Until next time.. x