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    >A Mostly Positive Update

    >The battery on my netbook is LOW so this will be quick for now. This week I’m up 1lb which is disappointing as I’ve done very well this last week. No pizza whatsoever for more than a week! Two trips to the pool, a lot less chocolate and two days with no coke. My mum thinks this is still my body getting back on an even keel following the migraine related puke fest of a couple of weeks ago.  I’m not sure about that but I do know that this probably PCOS thing is likely playing a part here because if not for that I would have had my period…

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    >Monday Music – Proud

    >On my old blog I used to occasionally post songs and such like and those posts were categorised as “Songs of My Life”  I was thinking yesterday about starting something like that again.  And then I thought “Monday Music.” This is Heather Small – Proud (I won’t post the lyrics as they basically are all of the video which I hope makes it accessible).  I really love this song.  And I especially love the idea of finding one thing each day to be proud of.  It’s something else that I’ve been thinking about bringing back to my blogging.  I used to find it hard at times to find something to…

  • scale junkie,  swimming,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Just Keep Swimming

    >This week I weigh exactly the same as last week.  Which considering how ill I’d been for a few days before I weighed last Monday is a Very Good Thing.  I had anticipated that no matter how good I’d been I’d gain a little so maintaining really feels like I’ve lost a bit actually.  Hopefully that makes some sort of sense. Big news for this week is that I have been swimming again!  I absolutely love to swim but haven’t been since about last June for various reasons.  I’ve changed what hours I do at CAB though  and that means that me and one of my friends can fit in…

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    >101 in 1001 – Item 4…

    > Complete Thing A Day one year …has been completed! OK so thing a day is a February thing and I’m a week or so late posting this.  But I was debating taking some photos of the various things I’ve been knitting and sharing them here.  I’ve decided however that the only thing I’d like to share is the blanket squares I’ve been doing and that probably will be a thing that works better when the blanket is finished.  No idea when that will be because I’ve not even touched them this week. I did do a tiny tiny bit of knitting with some of my mum’s needles and yarn…

  • fun stuff,  luck,  surprises,  Uncategorized

    >Lucky Emma

    >Last week I got an e-mail about a survey thing where if you went and gave an hour of your time looking at some proposed new internet thing you’d get £40.  And they specifically wanted disabled people.  A friend forwarded it to me.  So, obviously I went “pick me! pick me!” and unfortunately they had too many people.  A bit disappointing but such is life. But then yesterday I got an e-mail from the company saying they had a survey I could do from home and they’d give me £15 for it.  So I did and I got the cheque this morning, thank you very much.  Gonna spend that on…

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    >Progress Report

    >I’m planning to get back into posting for the Healthy You Challenge every week.  I think accountability plays a big part in being successful so that’s a good idea.  My mum and I are also weighing ourselves every Monday and setting goals for the coming week.  This is the second week of that. Last weeks goal was no pizza which I managed and this weeks goal is no pizza and less chocolate.  I’ve had pizza tonight but that’s it.  I think once a week is acceptable.  The trouble with pizza is that it’s such an easy yet yummy meal for me to make and my CP does mean I struggle…

  • things people say,  Uncategorized,  unexpected things

    >Opening Gambit

    >I had the most bizarre experience earlier today.  I was walking up to the bureau about lunchtime and there with this guy on a push bike who was riding along but slowed down to talk to me.  Not someone I know. The very first thing he said was “people laugh at you all the time because you’re disabled.”  Weird. Then he started talking about how my chair means I can go down the town and run people over.  The main gist of what he was saying was things about how “isn’t it good what disabled people can do these days?” I responded to him a bit then said I needed to…

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    >101 in 1001 – Item 12…

    > Go to bed before midnight every night for a month …has been completed! It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.  Sure there were a few days when before midnight meant the light went out at ten to or five to but a lot of the time I managed it by twenty to midnight or even earlier.  And even one night where I went to bed at five.  But that was because I had a migraine so it doesn’t count!  By 11.30 is what I’ve been aiming for lately It’s done me a lot of good.  I like being in a routine again and having…