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The night before starting school… again

My son says he is looking forward to going again, so that is something, he is not refusing, yet. To be honest I think he had a meltdown at the end of last term as he just started to get into the swing of going and doing full days, and it ended too soon for him and he didn’t want it to end. However, never received a very good account of what happened from the school. We walked by the school yesterday evening to show him that not much has changed, he knows he will have a different teacher and be in a different class. We will just have to see how he embraces this change and copes.

As for my health kick as kind of ordered by the doctor, I have lost some weight, but not as much as I would like. According to my own scales, it’s about a 6 lb weight loss since I started cutting down on calories about a month ago. However, I had a scan a few weeks ago to see if any abnormalities were causing my recent issues and symptoms, and everything is normal, relief and to be honest had no symptoms for the last month. I would still like to reduce my weight, but I find it difficult to increase my activity during the working week, other than I am using stairs more. I stopped that as I had awful hip pain for over a month from last April and I was told ages ago when I first started to get severe hip pain after the birth of my son, that stairs can make it worse. However, hip pain has settled so starting to use stairs more as long as I do no heavy lifting up stairs I should be fine. I could fit more exercise in the evening, but my son is still an unsettled sleeper and my OH has just started a new job, got a promotion eventually, so not a good time to join a gym just yet as will not commit enough time to it. I have tried to increase steps over our summer break and weekends. Over the holiday I averaged a daily 11,000 steps, but my usual daily average is around 7000 steps per month. In August I managed to increase it to just over 8000 steps for the month, helped by the increased walking on our holiday. Not sure how well I will do this month, find it hard to reach the recommended 10000, although I know it’s a bit of mythical number as some people need more and some less, I am probably one of those people that could do with more though due to my sedentary job and I don’t think my metabolic rate has ever been fantastic. I finally found a jumpsuit to document my weight loss so that will be interesting, sorry more embarrassing ha will this unyummy mummy ever turn yummy? Particularly one that is getting closer to 40 than 30 hehe Don’t worry I am still trying to love myself as I am, but for health reasons and for wanting to be around for my son in a fit state need to try reduce my weight, but we shall see if I can progress with that.

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Drained

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Feeling drained, finally had the health visitor round for a home visit yesterday. Let me say I had to reiterate a lot of things that went on that I rather be moving on with, but at least I got confirmation that no further referral is needed for my son in her opinion. He is just a normal, yet very active mischievous boy. I should crack open the champagne, but don’t quite feel like that as still working on the transition to primary school for him.

Champagne being poured into champagne glasses

He had a stay and play session at his new school yesterday, not sure how it went, but there were no dramatic goodbyes when we left him and he seemed very excited when we collected him from the session. However, have no idea on how he responded to the teaching staff or other children. We have one last session next week before he starts his settling in week in September. A picnic party so let’s see how it goes.

My OH’s mum is in hospital again, to be honest that is getting exhausting dealing with that. However, in between my OH being completely stretched with that and trying to spend some time with us as well, and the drama of two months ago. I am now looking forward to finally taking my boy to visit a farm this weekend, a place we have been meaning to take him for ages, but always never happened. Hoping we can take our mind off of things and enjoy our day there.