It’s been a while

2020, what can I say? You’ve been sh!t. At first I thought it was okay. Quite nice, even, to spend time at home with my family. That hasn’t changed, and I’m grateful to have had that time. But 2020 has been less than ideal in many ways, and today (yesterday now, it’s 02:30) was the…

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…

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…

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…

R3D9: Banana bread is not on plan

Given the amount of snacking I’ve been done lately, I’ve managed to lose weight so that’s something. Still not enough! I need to go a bit harder over the next couple of weeks if I’m going to hit my targets. Weight: -0.4kg, -2.4kg since the beginning of this “round” (last week). I haven’t really been…

R3D6: An inside sort of day

Yesterday was pretty appalling where my period was concerned, and I had to get up a few times during the night. But luckily I now have better period protection (check out my post on it here) and so it’s a lot easier to deal with. It just made me feel a bit meh and the…