Things have been getting better for me. Progress is slow but I can tell it’s happening especially when I read back over my blogs of the last few years. A constant question that bothers me however, is why? And not so much the existential why me and why did this happen, but a more practical, … Continue reading Day 30: Giving up why
Seemingly separate to my health mission, although related of course, is that I am in a breast cancer early screening program due to family history and today I went for a procedure called an automated breast ultrasound (ABUS). Unlike attending a mammogram at the hospital where you’re seated in a warm medium-sized room with other … Continue reading Day 28: It’s not all about diet
As the month has gone on my desire to write daily has really waned and at first this bothered me but now it doesn’t. I’m not going to make the (arbitrary) target of 50,000 words this month but I will make around 25,000. I’ve learnt quite a bit, but I’ll save that for the last … Continue reading Day 27: The internet is no longer a place for information
I’m really tired. What I think is happening now is that my body is doing a decent job of recovering and continuing to find strength and get on with life but my mind is over-worked. It’s worrying and thinking and turning over situations, questioning everything, trying to find answers and work out what happened and … Continue reading Day 25: Free from second guessing
Watching Insight a few nights ago, the show featured athletes debating the topic of endurance racing, and a term stuck in my head. ‘The perception of effort’ was described as the state of mind people can perceive whilst attempting something they think is beyond their physical limits. They develop a phase in their thinking where … Continue reading Day 24: Perception of effort.
I’ve been updating this blog as a part of NaNoWriMo, an online community who encourage each other to write across the month of November. But also so I could detail the impact of making a change in my diet and taking on a program including some meal replacement and caffeine replacement elements. I couldn’t really … Continue reading Day 23: Lost momentum
I seem unable to stick to any plan especially when it involves limiting myself, or what I perceive as limiting. Today I went to a kids party and was offered a coffee and said yes. Right after I’d finished a fizz stick drink (containing caffeine) and I was standing at a hot, steamy indoor public … Continue reading Day 19: Sabotage
For the past almost 6 months I’ve been struggling to come to terms with life insurance and income protection. I guess I mention this because it’s been an unpleasant process, talking about how much money you think you might need to provide for your child if you were to become totally and permanently incapacitated. Probably … Continue reading Day 18: Income protection
Half way through what? Half way through changing my diet with the help of the Arbonne 30 days to healthy living plan and today is the first day I’ve felt a little crappy. Oh wait, minus the pounding headache in the first week! But today is the first day the energy hasn’t felt quite so … Continue reading Day 14: Half way through…
It must be Day 13. By now I’ve found the thought of updating you on what I’ve eaten, quite dull, so I’ve considered other topics to broach while doing this instead. I’ll just say I haven’t been sticking to the regime at all well. We went out for dinner last night, I had a … Continue reading Day… uh what day is it?