COVID Diaries – Day 11

Day 10 or 11, I’m not sure whether you’re supposed to count the day you first realised you had symptoms (Boxing Day). In theory I’m allowed out tomorrow which to my mind is crazy as I feel worse today than I’ve felt for most of the days. Summary – on Boxing Day I started losing…

COVID diaries – Day 8

So I tested positive for Covid. Happy new year to me! It’s not really been notable so far other than on Boxing Day I started feeling a loss of sense of taste and smell. I tried to get a postal test as I thought that would be best. It arrived quickly but then I couldn’t…

Covid or cold?

Any other year I’d assume it was a cold, but when I started to lose my sense of smell and taste on Boxing Day, I wasn’t 100% sure. Got to tell you it’s a strange feeling not to be able to taste food. Right now it’s at maybe 5%. I can feel the texture but…

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…

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….

R3D12: Friday night

Felt so allergic waking up this morning. Got up “late” as B and I usually have a lie in, in this new normal… Then realised I had a last minute meeting in my diary which was actually sent to me 5 mins after it started so I managed to join pretty quickly, all the while…

R3D4: Drinks night!

Every Thursday since lockdown I’ve been hosting a virtual drinks evening with my girlfriends. It started as just a random idea to connect with some friends I hadn’t seen for a while, but has grown into a tradition. We have a WhatsApp group, pick a theme for how we are going to dress (tonight’s is…

R3D3: Fun in the sun

Well the snacking went a bit overboard last night… Nothing terrible (rice crackers and almonds) but I didn’t finish eating early in time to do intermittent fasting. I guess there is a mindset thing here, but honestly I just felt like some late night snacking! Weight: -0.3kg. Not a lot, but I’m glad that mainly…

The first death

My friend Briony’s mum died today. She didn’t die of COVID-19 but the current situation with the UK in lockdown no doubt contributed to it. She was old. Briony’s a bit older than me. And so her mum would be classed in the risk groups. Those of you who’ve been following my blog a while…

Quarantine update

It seems strange to say… The UK is on lockdown. Finally! It had to happen because people weren’t observing the social distancing rules. So now everyone has to be on lockdown and is only allowed to leave the house for one of the following reasons: To go to work (if you have been designated a…