2021 – Starting the Year with a Bang

Happy new year everyone! Whilst I’m not expecting miracles, I’m praying that we shall regain some normality from this shite Coronavirus at least by summer!

Now then, just look at the state of this…

WHAT EVEN IS THAT?!?!?!?!?!? I have NEVER been anywhere close to this figure before. What makes it worse is – I’ve not even been eating that bad and I’ve been walking more! I got so depressed after weighing myself – I have to lose 3 stone to get back to my heavy weight of 16st. It’s going to be awful!!!!!!!

I’ve decided not to go with resolutions this year and simply set monthly goals to try and be more manageable.

My goal for January is to lose 7ibs. Its going to be awfully hard but you can’t expect change without changing yourself and your habits!

What are your goals for January or resolutions?

S x

Cliché Beginning

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas regardless of the current situation. That’s me enjoying my Ferraro Roches and Aldi version of Baileys white choc on Boxing Day.

Now Christmas is over, I’m thinking ahead to new year. Will it be another cliché? Trying to lose some ibs for one month but then relapse after a month or so? Signing up for the gym to go maybe once and think that’s enough?

The answer is … maybe.

Due to my ill health this year and me not watching what I eat for most of it (bar Gousto for a couple of weeks) I am now at the heaviest I have EVER been. I am 18.5 stone. It’s crazy!

What’s worse is, I can really notice the impact on my health (regardless of Covid). My breathing is hindered by the fat around my neck, shoulders snd breasts, I stop breathing during my sleep, I snore a colossal amount, my neck is joined to my face, I get tired out doing nothing and my PCOS has gone crazy. Forget 5 o click shadow I’ve got 9am shadow. I’ve also been on my period since Nov 3rd….. non stop and counting!!!! God knows how I’m not anaemic. Therefore this is not going to be a sheep following some fads. This is going to be a serious attempt at getting my health back in order. If I’ve learnt anything from this shit year it’s that your health and happiness are all that matters (there’s the cliché).

Come the 1st of January, I’ll be more active on here and try and post weekly posts. Comment your accounts so I can follow your journeys too! Maybe we can help each other.

S x

Yule Tidings

Happy December everyone. The season to be Merry.

I hope you’re all good and getting into the festive spirit.

Update on situation:

  • Currently still off of work
  • Still suffering with post Covid symptoms – but going in the right direction
  • I can confirm I am the heaviest I have ever weighed in my entire existance
  • I’ve been on my period since November 3rd (and counting)

I’m so desperate to go back to work and get on with exploring and going for walks. I’ve managed the occasional small one but then only for it the following day.

In all honesty, I’m pretty anxious about once I’m better and getting back in the weight loss/fitness track. I’m at my worst health that I’ve ever been in. A few years ago was hard – this time I know it’s going to be even harder.

On the other hand, I have signed up to Gousto to try and regulate my diet but more of that coming up.

What motivates you? I need some tips.

S x

Covid Take 2

Hi everyone. I hope you’re all safe and well.

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. I tested positive for Covid on my 30th birthday at the beginning of Oct yet again and my symptoms are lingering … yet again. Starting my 30s off with a bang!

I think any exercise posts will be a lot further in the future and more like rehabilitation ones. At the moment I’m trying to push myself with things like – walk for 5 mins. I even went to get some food from the shop the other day – almost fainted! In the mean time, I shall try and upload some recipe ones when I feel up to writing more posts.

Please, anyone with Covid, take as much time as you need to recover. Long Covid IS REAL. Also, you don’t have to have a cough and temp to have Covid, this time I had neither.

Ongoing symptoms:

  • Headache left side
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Major fatigue (get up to go loo, sit back down and feel like I’ve done a 12hr shift).
  • Breathless doing the smallest tasks
  • Insomnia
  • Hair falling out in clumps
  • Face burning up on same side as headache
  • Tight chest feeling
  • ‘The Covid Choke’
  • Palpatations
  • Dizziness

To name a few.

Stay safe everyone. All the best,

S x

A Little Break

This is my first post in a month or so. I’ve stopped doing the weekly weigh ins recently along with pretty much everything else as I keep getting ill at the moment. Between that and work I am also in the process of buying a house.

Rest assured I’ll be back on track once all this illness is gotten to the bottom of and gone. I’m just focusing on getting back to a ‘normal’ healthy state before I continue with my fitness.

In the mean time I’m trying to snack on veg, currently seasoned sweet potato.

Keep safe all.

Bed Potato

Happy Friday all. Since last Friday evening I have literally just laid in bed doing nothing other than writhe in intermittent pain.

I suppose in a way – rushing to the toilet every 20mins for a few days can count as exercise surely?! Especially not eating anything and not being able to keep sips of fluid in. As you saw the other day, I was 7ibs down (great). However, having been on the mend for the last two days, I have been able to eat bland food (carbs) and so I am sure as hell that weight is already back on (not great).

I will however, show you my bike that I’ve bought. I’ve cycled to work once on it (the day before I got I’ll) and plan on doing it at least once next week. And at least once a week following from that, rota permitting as I work at three different sites.

Here’s to health guys! 🍻 Have a good weekend.

S x