A private replace from me


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It has been some time since I wrote a private publish so I assumed I ought to give all my beautiful loyal followers an replace. I need to share the great and dangerous of life and all the pieces in between. Once I first began running a blog nearly 7 years in the past I needed it to be extra private than a recipe website with a cookbook and all the time sincere. So right here I’m with the great and the dangerous, transferring home, weight and food plan, household life and my psychological well being!

Transferring home

I’m certain you should have seen me publish on social media or point out it in different articles, however earlier this yr we moved home. In fact, transferring home is anxious, we nonetheless have issues we now have not unpacked within the storage however principally we’re all moved in now.

I really like the brand new home, one image beneath of the surface earlier than we had the entrance backyard executed (footage right here of the brand new backyard). This photograph was taken on the day we obtained the keys so we now have modified lots inside too and I must take tons extra footage and share these quickly.

It might be after a cleansing day although that I take the images if I took photographs now you’d see all kinds of random litter dotted round!

I really like being within the new home, we now have extra space than we did earlier than, I’ve my very own workplace to work from and I’ve beloved the contemporary begin a brand new home brings.

Household life

Somebody requested me the opposite day if I used to be nonetheless with Stuart and it occurred to me that I don’t speak about him typically. There is no such thing as a actual purpose as to why I don’t, it’s simply the way in which issues occur however sure we’re nonetheless collectively and actually completely happy.

Fathers’ day yesterday was a stunning household day. I all the time discover it onerous as by no means had a relationship with my dad and am not massively near my stepdad. This yr Ben selected Stuart some presents himself and wrote his personal card and so on. This hilarious mug was one in all Ben’s decisions!

We had a number of days away at Wembley for the soccer – the much less stated about that the higher, they misplaced!

Ben has lately completed his GCSE exams which I’m so happy with. He has autism and has all the time struggled lots and I by no means imagined he would be capable to sit any GCSEs however he works and tries so onerous and has sat 3 topics, now maintain your fingers crossed for outcomes day!

My weight and food plan

The image above leads me on to speak about my weight and food plan! The elephant within the room, I run a wholesome consuming web site however I’m not wholesome in the meanwhile!

As you may see I’m not skinny anymore. I’ve put weight on over the previous few years or so and I’m again to having two chins (perhaps extra) and bingo wings.

I do know that I must reduce weight once more for my well being. Additionally, I do know that I wish to be slimmer once more.

That stated, I’ve struggled mentally lots these days and that has put me off beginning. I really feel like I must take management and begin afresh however not get as obsessed as I did beforehand.

As we speak I’ve weighed myself and it isn’t fairly, however hopefully, now it’s only going to go down from right here. I’m initially going to start out by simply consuming extra healthily and begin gently then I feel I’ll begin a plan.

I’m undecided which one but! I’m additionally very conscious that my psychological well being is a pivotal a part of this and I must maintain engaged on that too.

My psychological well being

I’ve struggled on and off with my psychological well being for lots of my life. With the assistance of counselling and assist from Stuart and buddies, I’ve began to essentially perceive myself much more over current months.

I’ve come to simply accept the issues I’ve suffered from over time and that they aren’t my fault and likewise settle for that because of these I’ve PTSD and different ongoing points. That stated I’m additionally at a degree now the place I really feel I’m studying to simply accept it extra and reside alongside these points relatively than attempt to bury them or treatment them, neither of which is actually attainable.

While my psychological well being has most undoubtedly affected my weight I cannot truthfully say it’s the solely trigger. The principle reason for my weight acquire is sheer greed! I like meals and I like unhealthy meals! While I don’t intention to cease them fully I do hope I can scale back the amount of them and have a bit extra restraint!

I’m engaged on doing extra for myself and studying extra, discovering issues to do this I get pleasure from and loving my physique extra. When I’m depressed I battle to take care of myself and typically wash my hair much less often and so on so that is one thing I’m going to essentially work on.

I’ve additionally made myself an Amazon wishlist and every time I really feel down and like treating myself to chocolate or comparable I’ll purchase myself one thing off that! In fact, when you fancy treating me to something off it be happy to, I obtained a little bit carried away when constructing it!

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