So, week 2 ended and I had my weigh in on Monday. I’ve lost 6lbs. I’m really happy with that. It means I’ve lost a total of 10lbs in 2 weeks. I’m very happy with this result and I’ve gone into week 3 feeling pretty happy and confident.
I can’t say I’ve noticed a huge difference yet, but I am wearing some leggings which previously were a bit uncomfortable around the tummy. I’m now wearing them without them feeling uncomfortable so that’s good. And I put on some jeans today that I haven’t been comfortable in in a couple of years. They were a bit snug but not uncomfortable. And I did measure my waist again and I’ve lost 2 inches.
However, I’m struggling a little bit this week. Partly because the kids are home as it’s the Easter holidays. Partly because I have some family issues right now which are causing me some stress and partly because I’m just feeling really tired and worn out – more mentally than physically.
I have also recently reduced the medication that I’m taking for bipolar. The reason for wanting to do this is that the medication interferes with my sleep. It makes me feel drowsy but then as I’m dozing off to sleep, I then get restless legs which makes me fidget so much that I can’t get off to sleep. It’s been a bit better since I reduced my dose but I think the side effect has been that I’ve felt a bit washed out and a bit anxious.
I’ve also not done much work (as in making bath bombs and things). Which makes me feel un-useful. The truth is I can take a break from it. I have plenty of stock and I could be promoting it without making things and sharing photos of them. So I think I really need to just give myself a break. Nothing will break if I take a break from making things this week. It’s hard to be productive all of the time.
So I’ve just decided to go with it this week and take some time off. There will be plenty of time next week to be productive and if you can’t take time off during the holidays, what was the point of being self employed!?
If you are interested in knowing some more about what I’m doing this is the plan: The New You Plan. I get a little treat of £10 if you sign up through the link.You might need my email too which is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divorced single mum of 2, living with bipolar and embarking on a new career as a virtual assistant. I write about divorce, kids, being single & dating, mental illness & generally about my life. I also write reviews and sponsored posts sometimes.
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