Wednesday, October 28, 2009

one day, 4lbs

That's how much the Wii recorded that I have lost in the last 24 hours. That's how badly I have been overeating..

Yesterday was good. On points, no wheat, went walking, did 30mins on the Wii fit.

Today is going well so far. Breakfasts have been eaten, I have fed the twins and the kids are playing happily for a few so I can type.


OK, spoke too soon. Anya is now on my lap sobbing because her top is not behaving as she would like..

Anyhow, this afternoon sees another appointment at the hospital for one of my sons. A contributing factor to me having gone so far off the rails has been the ongoing stress of getting through the maze that is the NHS system. Our weekly routine for Malachi is now nearly set. Portage therapist comes here weekly, he has weekly group sessions set up, as well as regular appointments one to one with SALT. Aside from that he has checkups with both his consultant and the audiologist periodically.

Today Seth is going to audiology, as part of his SALT referral. Having gone through the health visiting team, rather than the GP, Seths referral is less involved and much faster than Malachis was. A good thing because the boy is very worried about what is going to happen, and is needing lots of reassurance that it is non-invasive, and mummy will be right there to make sure no-one hurts him.

The set appointments, with people who we know, rather than this constant to-ing and fro-ing is something I really need, for the boys (particularly the eldest one) so they are not wired and freaking!! (and making me want to stuff chocolate in!!)


  1. Stress (especially involving the health of our kids) is enough to make anyone fall off the wagon. Keep your wits about you and just do your best through the difficult situation. It'll get better... then it'll get worse... then it'll get better again. It's just life.

  2. hang in there... kids and doctors do not mix... but then neither do worried mom's and chocolate...

  3. So lovely to see you posting again, good luck on your loss so far .... keep on going & you WILL get to goal :) we're all here to cheer you along !

  4. Great to see you posting again Joy - hopefully those 30lbs will drop off (easy on, easy off?) and you'll be back where you were in no time :-)

    Hang in there!

  5. It's good to see you back and posting again. I'm sorry you are under so much stress ~ it really isn't conducive to healthy eating, is it, and worry over children and jobs is the worst. Good luck with your continuing battle. ((hug))