Food and happiness

I wanted to do a quick update on the, for want of a better word, diet. (I’ve tagged these posts diet, but really it’s an overall thing with food and exercise and general me-time. But there doesn’t seem to be a word for that.) I wanted to say a few words on food, weight loss,…

My friend Briony: 1970 – 2020

My friend Briony died on the morning of 2 July 2020. Briony wasn’t her real name, but I know she would have loved the pseudonym. I’ve kept thinking I should write about it but I just can’t put it into words. There hasn’t been a day I haven’t thought about her for a good portion…

Death, family, grief

Following on from my last post, this is just a way of letting it out really and trying to make sense of what is happening right now. I’ve been feeling very morose lately, largely in part to the fact that my close friend Briony is in hospital with stage four cancer and last Thursday (it’s…

The grief of the not-yet-happened

Yesterday (well, now the day before yesterday as I never seem to sleep much during lockdown) Briony woke up and she couldn’t feel her legs. She couldn’t walk. Her husband called the ambulance and she was taken to hospital as an emergency. It being COVID time, he wasn’t allowed to go with her. Briony is…

Lockdown update

I haven’t posted in a while and that’s because everything is pretty similar to what it was – but recently in the UK they’ve suggested that we might be coming out of lockdown, so the world might start returning to normal. I’m not sure what normal is any more or whether we want to return…

Lockdown parenting and potty training

I’ve been meaning to do a little life update. Honestly it doesn’t seem like there’s that much news but actually it feels like I’ve been busy because we have been… (cue atmospheric music) potty training! Warning: if you aren’t interested in our potty training achievements that this post is mainly about that so you may…

R3D21: Smashed it!

The good news is that I met my diet goal for this month. It was hard going but I managed it. I’m not going to advocate what I did – nothing horrific but I didn’t eat much last week. Drank a lot of water. Definitely need to have fewer days off this month! I actually…

R3D16: Small things

Well at least it didn’t get any worse overnight! Weight: No change, -1.7kg in total. Post loo: another -0.2kg, so -1.9kg in total. Going to go hard this week as I want to hit a target by Saturday. This isn’t recommended as such but I’m that kind of competitive person who doesn’t like to lose….

R3D15: Oh dear

Well I knew I shouldn’t have had the chocolate ginger biscuits last night! I guess I’m that person who always just thinks they can go hard at the last minute (deadline this Saturday; it’s Monday) and I’ve always been like that. Oh dear! Weight: +0.7kg, -1.7kg down this round. I need to lose 3.5kg by…

R3D14: Slow progress

Well after my chocolate cookies yesterday it could have been a lot worse! Weight: +0.3kg, -2.4kg overall. Last night stayed up really late talking. Which is quite a change, as usually T goes to sleep before I do. It was nice, like old times. Then I fell asleep for about an hour and then I…