This So Sucks

Coming off meds isn’t something anyone should do without consulting their doctor and not to be done lightly. I followed all the recommendations and talked to my doctor. I tapered off my dosage, which took forever, and ate healthily and sensibly. It still sucks. In hindsight I should have come off a lot slower. Two […]

This World Exasperates Me

The last two days have really show me what the world is like outside my 4 little walls. And it’s not all roses . I had an attack on my hotmail email . Well attack isn’t quiet right, someone somehow got gold on an invoice I created on a third party account and decided to […]

And So A New Episode Begins

For over 4 years I have had to take medication (amitriptyline)  for my M.E. Not something I enjoyed that much as I don’t like being dependent on a tablet. When I first started taking them it was a godsend and really did help with the pain. Amitriptyline is basically a antidepressant but it has a […]

Gallstones – Not Bundles of Joy

Had a new thing start, not a nice new thing either. Gallstones. Oh what bundles of little joy they aren’t. I had heard it be said that the pain of gallstones is up there with giving birth. I have given birth twice. The first was an epidural birth seeing as I had preeclamsia. Upside didn’t […]

You Know Your a FitBit Addict When….

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Last year I bought a FitBit for myself for my birthday. Its advertised as a pedometer that can sync with an app on your phone or on the computer to keep a tally on how many steps you do a day. They reckon you should aim for 10,000 a day and this little fitbit ideally […]

The Month Without Sugar

I have been trying to get to this post for days…ok weeks. January was a chocolate free zone in my house as the other half declared he wanted to try not eating chocolate for a month. To be fair it was a very bold decision for him as being a chocoholic was his life. The […]

Healthy cooking options and how to involve children

You may well be familiar with the constant moaning from newspapers and media commentators that nobody knows how to cook anymore. Apart from that being palpably rubbish ¬– the vast majority of people know how to cook perfectly well, they just often don’t have the time they would like to do it – these sorts […]

Goodbye Chocolate

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The other half decided the before Christmas that he wanted to see if he could go the whole of January without chocolate. What with festive food being everywhere and chocolate being everywhere it was all to easy to eat a lot of the stuff. I realized I was eating a lot of the stuff too […]

Make Goals Work

I never use to be a goal person. I thought I was being all hip and groovy by living life as it happened and proudly not having goals in life. I then started to get arsy with myself because I was not achieving anything. But how could I get anything achieved when I had nothing […]

Why Am I Beating Myself Up With My Weight?

On my walk  back from the supermarket today I got thinking. For the past 4 years I have been trying to loose weight. Trying in vain I might add. Nothing, absolutely nothing, has made the scales wobble in the right direction. In fact the more I tried the more weight I put on and the […]