The dress fits once more. I reached a milestone today. Finally, I can enjoy wearing this beautiful dress again, after 7 weeks of intermittent fasting and exercise to shed the 10 excess kilos that have crept on over the past 2 years. Today I'm 70.1kg, down from 74.6kg at the start of these concerted efforts. … Continue reading Bittersweet
I ran 6 out of seven days that week, and evened that out by liberally drinking wine with Chab 5 out of 7 nights.
I'll have whatever they're having, thanks. A couple of days ago I wrote about my deep appreciation for the apparently 'little' things people do that actually are not so little, but rather represent great love- and affection. I have always been an affectionate person. My nickname in the lower years of high school was "Huggy … Continue reading On Showing Affection
At 7:42 this morning, I reversed hurriedly down the driveway, two gorgeous crazy making girls in the back, one who almost forgot to bring her shoes, AGAIN. It is the exact latest possible time we can leave home to get to school with a chance of making it to the turning circle before they close … Continue reading Turning Circle Rage- a symptom not the cause
I wrote my 2 week intermittent fasting report card a couple of days ago, because I want to keep a record of progress reports that involve facts and figures. But it wasn't the blog I really wanted to write. Every time I find myself naked in front of the bathroom mirror as I prepare for … Continue reading I Am Not My Body
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
My lady's blood pressure measured 148/100. That couldn't be right. She was a healthy antenatal woman, expecting her first child at 40 years old after several miscarriages and a long struggle to fall pregnant. She would be with us on the ward until her induction of labour as close to term (37 weeks and over) … Continue reading To Have and To Hold
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com These are the exact words uttered by my 6 year old straight shooter as she watched me get dressed a couple of days ago. "I can see the fat on your body mummy." What. The. HELL? My head snapped to face her, mouth agape in disbelief. My dress lay … Continue reading “I can see the fat on your body.”
Photo by Kamille Sampaio on Pexels.com There is a unique pain that comes from preparing your heart for a child that never comes.David Platt I wasn't going to share our story today. I simply wanted to write a short blog to recognise International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, on October 15th every year. It … Continue reading Number 3 Who Wasn’t Meant To Be
Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.-Pablo Picasso Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com Go to any mothers group get together (and maybe fathers groups too, but I wouldn't know) and much of the conversation revolves around our little ones and their latest achievements and blossoming talents. … Continue reading Prioritising Creativity- why is it so hard?