Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sunday Life Cereal

'Morning, gang! I slept super well last night, but for some reason still feel all groggy this morning, like a hangover, except I didn't drink anything - no fair! A big fat coffee is in order, to sort myself out.

It's been a mostly good week, but as always, life likes to give you ups and downs. 

The Good

Going out for posh afternoon tea to celebrate my mum's birthday and getting to spend a little time with her, my nan and my sister. Oh, and getting to eat yummy cake.

Discovering that Krispy Kreme have new, Reese's peanut butter doughnuts. Um, this should probably also be filed under 'The Bad'! Oh lawdy, they're goood!

Coffee and more doughnuts for's been a pretty doughnut-heavy week.

Receiving awesome things in the post, like this beautiful crocheted 'L', which I won in an Instagram comp, hooray!

People getting in touch to commission my cards - makes me so happy!

The Bad

My clothes have been feeling rather tight recently. I never weigh myself, but I decided to, because the size gain was concerning me. Holy crap, I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life. I know I am not obese or anything, but I was so upset and had a little cry. The last thing my already low confidence needed was another blow, so I'm feeling pretty darn crappy. I have been indulging a bit too much lately (see doughnuts, above), but I'm also fairly certain that the tablets I've been taking have contributed a lot. When I first started taking them just over a year ago, I noticed some rapid weight gain and it's been increasing since then. Having spoken about it with a friend who's a nurse, she confirmed that said tablets are notorious for weight gain. Needless to say, I'll be hot-footing it to the doctor's this week to talk about coming off them. Maintaining a healthy weight is really important in terms of cancer, which is the main reason I want to shift these extra pounds. I'm not beating myself up about it - I've been through enough and have faced far worse things, so I just have to deal with it.

Talking of cancer, I get the results of my MRI this week and so the terror that always lives at the back of mind, simmering away, has reared its ugly head and washed over me in a tsunami of fear. Trying to keep practising mindfulness, to keep it under control.

The Everything Else

I was going to list a couple of 'ugly' things that have happened this week, but I don't want to bring too much negativity here, to my pretty, happy space! Instead, I'll share some more cute snaps from my week...

A sweet card I made for my mum's birthday.

Molly keeping me company at my desk.

Adorable new heart-shaped tunnels!

My beauteous Polly Pockets.

Sweet little corners of my home, like my bedside table.

Sofa snuggles with my darling boy.

Realising just how little has changed over the years!

Surf Club

This Guardian article on what really goes into food (even those not considered 'processed'), is a long, but interesting and worthwhile read.

Thank you Becky, for this handy list of Twitter blog chats! I'm always missing them, because I can never remember when they are! 

I love Sarah's post about getting your brag on and celebrating yourself, your life and others. 

I hope you are all having a super Sunday!

What has been the best bit of your week?


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  1. I hope all your results come back clear and you can either stop your pills or find a better alternative!
    I LOVE your Polly Pockets, I remember collecting them as a child <3

    p.s. those donuts look so delicious

    @smeethsaysfashn on twitter

    1. Thank you, Hannah :) Ahh, always pleased to meet another Polly Pocket lover! x

  2. Sorry to hear that there's been some tough stuff going on this week. My weight is something that I've always struggled with; it's so hard. I often have a lot of guilt about how much I care about because I know that it doesn't matter (objectively, logically) but it's such an emotional thing for me. I can't say as to whether that's the same thing for you - and obviously you have health reasons that are different than mine. If you're feeling really down though about your weight, a good read that I've found helpful is called Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtney E. Martin. If you can track it down, it's so worth a read. I've read the whole thing probably about 10 times over the past few years, and there are certain sections and parts I go back to frequently.

    Sending lots of love, light, and good wishes your way. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for some good news!

    xox Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

    1. Yes, I'm the same - I've always struggled one way or another and have had various eating disorders over the years. After the cancer I decided none of that mattered - I just wanted to be healthy and take care of myself, which is why the weight gain has hit me hard. I thought I was eating (mostly) super healthy. I don't want to get silly and controlling about it, but I want to be as healthy a weight as possible in order to increase my risk of staying well.
      I don't feel pressure to be a certain way at all - it's about personal feelings. Thanks so much for your kind words, lovely lady. I will look up that book and see if perhaps I can get it at the library.
      Hope you're having a good Monday! xxx

  3. I hope your results are all clear and that you get everything sorted with your tablets. Sounds like you had a tough week, I hope this week is much better for you.

    I know I said it in your Saturday post, but your kitties are so beautiful.

    The heart shaped tunnels are so cool, you're making me wish my ears were still stretched! Do you think you can get unicorn shaped tunnels? They would be amazing.

    1. Thank you very much, Rosie <3 It is tough, but there have been far tougher times, so I'm trying to keep it all in perspective. Very stressed about getting my results, but hoping for good news.

      Ahh, I'm glad you love Soldier and Molly! They are my babies!

      Unicorn tunnels would be so good! Although possibly a tad uncomfortable! xo


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