House Before Mates

We are moving house this week!!!!!

Sorry folks for being MIA, so stressed with the house move but it happening at the end of this week.

At least I’m getting a great workout going up and down stairs constantly and carrying ridiculous heavy boxes!

Keep safe all!

S x

PCOSsed Off

I’ve finally spoken to my GP about my PCOS being out of control at the moment.

My cravings are RIDICULOUS! It’s like I’m pregnant or something, I just can’t stop eating or craving bad things. I’ve never been this bad before.

Not only this but my period has skipped again and I’m growing thick hair on my back …… NOT impressed.

They’re sending me for bloods and an ultrasound scan just to see if I still have PCOS (it’s never been followed up since my diagnosis) then decide what to do from there. I’m only hoping they don’t prescribe a pill that makes me balloon even more!

What do you guys do to help your symptoms?

S x

Just a Quick One

Yesterday was a milestone for this year. Yesterday I walked the furthest that I have done all year. Well, since September even. Yesterday I walked 4miles.l!

It wasn’t in a picturesque setting and my goodness it was so boring but I did it regardless. 4 miles from my doorstep around the town and back home.

I’m mega achey today and tired but feel better for it. I’m trying to get rid of my post Covid frustration of not being able to do what I used to and just getting on with it. By beck, there’s a bloody long way to go but it’s a start.

4 miles! Let’s try and do more by the end of the month.

Stay safe,

S x

Gousto Review

During the Black Friday period, my social media pages kept popping adverts for Gousto up at me. Even AI knows I’m fat! “50% off your first box and 30% off your next 3” I thought that sounded quite decent and so clicked.

Looking through the menu I could have selected at least 10 meals that I fancied so I decided to give Gousto a go.

Now my girlfriend is very fussy when it comes to food so I decided to select the 4 meals for 2 people per week plan but have my half for dinners and save the rest for lunches.

I signed up and downloaded the app, selected my 4 meals, opted what day I’d like my delivery (which is free) and that was that. All very simple.

The delivery day came, in the morning I received a text to tell me an hour time frame to expect my delivery. Always helpful when planning my day. On schedule, the driver came and delivered my Gousto box. Inside there’s a separate cold box with the meat inside and ice, packets of sauces and other small bits numbered to correspond with the chosen recipes, loose veg/fruit etc and your recipe cards. It felt like Christmas.

All the meals come with recipe cards with easy broken down stages that make the meals simple to make even for a novice like me. You can also order a free recipe folder to keep all of your recipes in.

The Gousto App is extremely simple to use. Every week they release the weeks worth of recipes to choose from for the following week. There is always lots to choose from and have so many options for vegetarians/vegans/gluten free/ lactose free etc.

Here are some of the meals I’ve made so far (please excuse the sketty baking trays – we are in the process of moving so waiting to buy more when move house).

If you want to try Gousto let me know. Use my code SOPHI42091647. Use it to get 50% off of your first box and 30% the rest of your months boxes! You can cancel at any time! Visit the link here to start up:

And as if all of that isn’t enough to get you to try Gousto … most if not all the packaging is recyclable and my cats LOVE the boxes!

I am definitely loving Gousto thus far – 4 weeks in. I’m not over spending buying lots of excess food and wasting it. Im not snacking as much as I used to be and I’m also not stressing about what meals I should have and make. Give it a go and see if you like it as much as we do!

S x

Covid Update

I thought I’d do an update on my current Coronavirus experience.

I’m currently going through Long Covid. Still off of work (since 2nd Oct). Still fatigued. Have random bouts of palpitations. Dry cough. Major headaches in exactly the same place (left side of head) every single day. Sometimes that writes the day off. Earache and tinnitus. Sore lymph nodes. It’s better than it was at least!

In terms of my period , I was on it from 3rd Nov to the 31st of December. I was prescribed Norethisterone (progesterone pill) which stopped my period (but made me put on a stone in a week along with being an absolute monster). Now my ten days are up and I’m no longer taking them – I’m back on my period, let’s see if it eventually stops!

I’m aiming to go back to work on phase return next week if my GP signs me off. I probably shouldn’t but staying inside all day alone bored/doing house chores is making me seriously depressed.

Anyone else having lingering affects?

S x