Christmas/New year

Well, Christmas is over and the New Year is about to begin.

I’m kind of glad Christmas is over. It wasn’t exactly bad. I didn’t have my kids on Christmas day and I was sad about that – at least on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, but then I went to my parents for lunch and then my boyfriend (still getting used to using that word) came over in the evening and we watched Doctor Who and then Les Miserables the movie. I had a really nice evening. The kids came back Boxing day morning and all chaos then ensued.

I found this week pretty hard work. The kids are full on, unless they are allowed on their tablets and I feel I’ve been relying on that way too much. I tried to get them to do other stuff, like going for a walk or watching a movie with me but they lose interest really quickly and when we’re out, something always seems to go wrong. It doesn’t help that I’m feeling tired and run down – not helped probably by eating crap and not looking after myself.

The kids have now gone back to my ex’s house, leaving me with a house that is an absolute tip. I will try to get on top of it tomorrow, until the bf comes over to take me out to lunch. And then I have new years eve to celebrate on my own with a couple of bottles of fizz – must remember to buy some nibbles. More unhealthy food.

Then the diet starts on the 2nd January. I’m going back to Weight Watchers again. I’m also going to join a gym. Or at least trial it to see how I like it. I need to do some exercise because otherwise, with my work being basically sitting at my desk all day, I end up doing no exercise other than walking down to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee and then coming back up again. I think I also need to make a few other changes. Like maybe less coffee and more water.

Other plans for 2018…. I have been thinking seriously about getting a dog. I have my parents dog at the moment as a trial run to see how I feel about having to take him out for walks etc. I also want to reduce my medication again. I’d really like to keep going this time – ie until I’m completely off it. I don’t know if that will be possible. Its all kind of tied to how my body reacts to the reductions and I can’t make myself ill over it.

Well, that’s it from me for the moment. I hope you have had a good Christmas and have a Happy New Year.


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