Monday, 21 January 2019

3 yrs and 33 weeks - New year update and life stuff


3 weeks into the mew year and Bob hasn’t been out of the car. 

3 weeks of massively reduced smoking

3 weeks of drinking and the fasting 16:8 regime and if I’m honest I’m feeling really good.  

 We’ve been out and about a lot, lots of walking and towards the end my legs are sometimes getting weak and shaky, but we know when to take a break and it's working.

Last week was awful and tragic, once again I've lost someone from my life without any warning. A friend and colleague in his mid 30's with a 2 year old daughter had a massive stroke last Monday evening. Too awful for words really, so young no time to prepare, just a great big hole in all our lives. His employers are supporting his family and helping them make arrangements to get him transferred back home for his funeral in India.

 Work is insanely busy right now as we come up to the launch of  a big project, long hours, lots of meetings and a bazillion things that all need to happen now (or preferably yesterday).

The dogs are keeping us busy and cold in the evenings for walkies, we’ve also had a few new menu wins in the last few weeks – eating more healthily has focused us on menu planning and sticking to things – well apart from the accidental meal out last Thursday evening J what can I say the new leaf is turned over, but I’m not a saint.
On the planning front – sadly we’ve not booked a holiday yet for this year. We really need to be less rubbish with these things L

Bloods next Wednesday – hopefully the new dosage of thyroid meds have worked and that’s not running riot any more (assuming it’s okay because of not needing Bob)
Stay well much love
T
xx



Thursday, 3 January 2019

3 years 30 weeks happy new year

Another year done. I hope everyone had an awesome break for Christmas and New Year. Wishing you all the best for a happy, healthy 2019

The last 3 weeks have been manic with work Christmas 'doooooos', then travelling. Over the holidays I've driven 850 miles, so I'm now back in work for a rest.

Up to Yorkshire for Christmas with Gareths family (Via Knowle to drop christmas presents off for my brothers wife and her mum) 30 mile round trips each day to Baffles Dog Park to wear out the beasties - in Yorkshire this is a 3 hour endeavour (I was gutted last night when someone on a facebook group I'm part of posted that there is one less than 10 minutes from the in laws house) then off to deepest darkest Wales to see Aunty Kathy with a detour near Manchester to Fido's fields. Back home again via Knowle this time to actually see Karen and her mum (who were both away on our journey up)

It's been lovely to see everyone and catch up, some pretty epic food has been prepared and enjoyed. The dogs as usual were firm favourites with everyone, with Bella causing many tears up in Halifax as she reminds everyone of a young Jessie -their dog who crossed the rainbow bridge last year.

MS wise - well 7 days in strange beds took it's toll but it was managable, just the usual overly tired with pseudo symptom flares. A few days back in my own bed again and I can feel my legs again YAY - another few days of 'rest/work' and all should be back to normal again.

New year, fresh start time again, resolutions include
  • Dry January (Coming along nicely)
  • Smoke less (preferably nothing but less is good)
  • Continue with weight loss (coming along nicely)
  • Go to the gym at least 3 times a week (It's the 3rd - I've not been there yet - so 3 of the next 4 days it is then)
  • Be less of a bitch / angry about little inconsequential stuff (does it count if I was in car snippy at someone who couldn't hear me??)
  • Stop 'planning to do things but never getting round to them' - like holidays (Can't actually talk about this until later in the year)
This year I want to be positive, hopeful and most of all do some really powerful things to take back control of my own destiny whereI can, getting myself into something resembling a 'fit' state will go a long way towards that I hope.

Positivity - that's what this year is for - lots of positivity

Much love
T
xx