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A private replace from me

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 wish to share the nice and unhealthy of life and all the things 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 web site with a cookbook and at all times sincere. So right here I’m with the nice and the unhealthy, transferring home, weight and weight-reduction plan, household life and my psychological well being!

Transferring home

I’m positive you’ll have seen me publish on social media or point out it in different articles, however earlier this 12 months we moved home. After all, transferring home is worrying, we nonetheless have issues we have now not unpacked within the storage however principally we’re all moved in now.

I like the brand new home, one image beneath of the skin earlier than we had the entrance backyard carried out (footage right here of the brand new backyard). This photograph was taken on the day we received the keys so we have now modified rather a lot inside too and I have to take tons extra footage and share these quickly.

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

I like being within the new home, we have now extra space than we did earlier than, I’ve my very own workplace to work from and I’ve cherished the recent 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 discuss him typically. There isn’t any actual cause as to why I don’t, it’s simply the best way issues occur however sure we’re nonetheless collectively and actually completely happy.

Fathers’ day yesterday was a beautiful household day. I at all times discover it onerous as by no means had a relationship with my dad and am not massively near my stepdad. This 12 months Ben selected Stuart some presents himself and wrote his personal card and many others. This hilarious mug was considered one of Ben’s decisions!

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

Ben has lately completed his GCSE exams which I’m so pleased with. He has autism and has at all times struggled rather a lot and I by no means imagined he would have the ability to sit any GCSEs however he works and tries so onerous and has sat 3 topics, now preserve your fingers crossed for outcomes day!

My weight and weight-reduction plan

The image above leads me on to speak about my weight and weight-reduction plan! The elephant within the room, I run a wholesome consuming web site however I’m not wholesome for the time being!

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

I do know that I have to drop some weight once more for my well being. Additionally, I do know that I want to be slimmer once more.

That mentioned, I’ve struggled mentally rather a lot these days and that has put me off beginning. I really feel like I have to take management and begin afresh however not get as obsessed as I did beforehand.

At the moment I’ve weighed myself and it isn’t fairly, however hopefully, now it is just going to go down from right here. I’m initially going to begin 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 have to preserve 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 pals, I’ve began to essentially perceive myself much more over latest months.

I’ve come to just accept the issues I’ve suffered from over time and that they don’t seem to be my fault and in addition settle for that because of these I’ve PTSD and different ongoing points. That mentioned I’m additionally at a degree now the place I really feel I’m studying to just accept it extra and dwell alongside these points fairly than attempt to bury them or remedy them, neither of which is admittedly doable.

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 purpose 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 try 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 continuously and many others 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 related I’ll purchase myself one thing off that! After all, for those who fancy treating me to something off it be happy to, I received a little bit carried away when constructing it!

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