Bye Bye Christmas

Today we started to take the Christmas decorations down, and already its looking very bare.  Christmas as always was a mixture of everything from  stress, tears, sadness to delight, happy and releaxed.  In our family its always a time when we are all together on Christmas Day so for the kids and me too its great.  We found it really hard this year buying presents for the kids as they are getting older now and are wanting all the phones/ipads/computers rather than dolls,play dough, games.  The kids as always done really well, they got most things on their lists.  To be fair even the littlest things they opened that didnt cost that much they were so happy with…….its great as parents watching them open up presents.


So now its out of the Christmas bubble and back to dreary January……… people moaning, looking sad and the cold weather. My resolution is the same as always to lose weight and a good 2 stone at that.  Every year I always say I’m losing weight but never actually do it, this year I will be.  As Katie Hopkins is saying at the minute ” theres no reason to be fat” and although shes very opinionated and always at the wrong time Ive got to agree with her on this one.


Well being Wednesday

These last few weeks have been a little fraught for me, which has resulted in me having to really take a look at how I am looking after myself hence my link up with Wellbeing Wednesday.

I was diagnosed years back with IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome) growing up it was never taken to seriously, just got on with going to the toilet a lotwhen eating certain foods, stomach pains (not to bad).  Over the years this has got worse and has become a real issue.  2 weeks ago I was admitted into hospital with horrendous stomach pain on the right side of my tummy, which did not go despite having pain relief and was constantly there.  I was there for 8 days and had every investigation going such as MR Scan, Ultrasound, blood tests etc and they diagnosed me with Chrones.

This was a shock but to be honest have been researching the last few months and it was quite clear that it was this.  So at the minute I am being really careful with what foods I can and cant eat.  I have totally got rid of all fizzy drinks as I drink all day long due to thirst.  I’m tending to just drink water which is a pretty all rounder.  I’ve also gone back to spinning as I know it is the only way I’m going to lose weight, Im not the type of person where watching what I eat will cut it.  I have to get moving


Hope everyone else in Wellbeing Wednesday has a great couple of weeks