I came to midwifery much later in life, beginning study at 30 years of age when my eldest was just 1, and graduating 5 years later when my youngest was just shy of 3. It was a gruelling path and I would not have stuck to it through all the trials, tribulations, sacrifice and anxiety … Continue reading Midwife Emerging.
Raisin toast and coffee, writing and rest, crystals and cards. This is what extreme self care looks like at my house today 🌷 I need to practice this today. Last night was a difficult shift with a beautiful labouring woman, for several reasons. I am very hard on myself, in a way I would not … Continue reading Extreme Self Care
My last post about my intermittent fasting "it's not a diet" weight loss journey was 2 months ago. It's fair to say I dropped the ball there! I had been doing mainly 5:2 (5 days fasting with 800 calories-ish, 2 normal days, and on average 14 hours fasting overnight) for 8 weeks, and had lost … Continue reading Intermittent fasting: 10 weeks to Healthy
Photo by Jill Wellington on Pexels.com ...and I'm feeling awesome! I am so happy to share a more positive blog about it, because I know we all need good news stories when we're struggling through the plateaus or setbacks and willpower is waning. I'm pleased to say I did, as predicted, weigh 70.4kg the day … Continue reading 8 Weeks of I.F…
Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom on Pexels.com Two weeks ago I embarked on Michael Mosley's intermittent fasting program, eating normally (around 2000 calories) most of the time with a few fasting days (800 calories) thrown in. Typically it's 5 "feast" days and 2 fasting days, but succumbing to my innate tendency to 'go hard or go … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting- 2 Week Report Card