Last week I watched The Big Crash Diet Experiment. It really inspired me. Not only was it disgusting seeing the big lumps of fat which was an eye opener but the success and health benefits of the people that took part were inspiring.
I started a week ago today and I've lost 8 pounds in one week. I've been eating very healthily, averaging 800 to 900 calories a day. It really makes you think about what you're putting in your body as if you are not having many calories you want to make sure they're healthy.
This was my first meal I started it all with. Tuna, new potato, raw spinach and asparagus salad. It was scrummy.
Not to done without Doctors advice and no longer than 8 weeks.
6 156 days ago
Another share for a wonderful artist , Emily Mulleady, @emilymulleadyartist
A few months back, a lovely little visitor appeared in my garden, a little field mouse. It have been feeding on the bird food and was just so adorable, I just fell in love with her . Sadly on finding they carry diseases, and I have pets, I had to take the food source away so that the mouse would no longer come. I was so sad, I really got quite attached. I then found a lovely picture and Emily very kindly drew it for me so that I can have a memory of my little friend. I named her Bess. Isnt it amazing?! Such beautiful work. I am thrilled. ❤
Dear friends, it has been a long week and the wait sat by the phone for results to come through was dreadful and an extra delay did not help matters. I also didn't want my son, who is in the last few weeks of his degree to know, but with better news this morning I have now talked to him and he is ok.
Sadly the wait brought the dreaded news. My dear sweet little Tolkien, who is only five, has leukaemia. Initially I thought it was the end of the world, was just devastated. Apparently this type is quite rare and that fact, along with him being so young, just seemed a cruel Twist of Fate! After the initial shock, I have calmed down and cleared my head. This morning the vet phoned me and after speaking to a specialist said that hopefully things can be positive with treatments and that Tolkien could live on for a few years, all being well, the only complication is his liver is swollen and thickened and we are not too sure at the moment if this is connected to the Cancer or something different and whether it could interfere with medication.
What I would really like from you my friends, is if you have any advice you can offer. I saw on a forum that along with the chemotherapy treatment, in tablet form, that natural supplements can be given to help with sickness and the effects but I cannot find this now so just wondered if anyone had used anything and were there any problems or was it a positive effect. Be grateful for help. Then positive thoughts and prayers please.
Tolkien is not in any pain fortunately although sleeps a lot. When he is awake he is as spritely as ever. He is eating well which is good too. So fingers crossed, positive thought, lots of Cwtches and spoiling and we hope a for a few years yet and more.
A Humongous Shout Out to Helen at HM Hairdressing Calne. She always follows my specific requests. My hair is very fine but thick so layers can be a nightmare. On a damp day I would look like I was touching a Van-De-Graaf machine! The razoring technique is horrendous for me so I asked Helen if it's possible to have layers without that. This is the result.
Bottom right is what I'm aiming for. Top left is before. Top right and bottom left is after. Love it. Hair feels light with more movement and volume and still easy to style.
Helen is utterly brilliant in my eyes!