One month down on this diet. A total weight loss of 8kg and an average of 2cm loss on parts of my body. I have to wait two more months to do blood tests and see the affect on my body in other ways. I think I am happy with that. At least I am getting smaller and I feel fine. I have not starved or felt icky and dizzy. I have to admit the first week was not easy: I felt ill (well eventually found I actually was ill, so may not have been the diest at all.)
I have added back exercise, since I have been feeling better. So 30 minutes. I must say I have not been finding it easy to make time for those 30 minutes. I have announced to my family it is my 30 minutes and I am taking it for myself. I try to do it last thing or first thing in the day. It has also kick started hubby to do some exercise too. His a whole lot different from mine, as for now, I am just doing basic cardio, until I feel more fit to try anything else.
HB has been such a pleasure, that darling child. Some days he can be so sweet and cooperative, that I wonder where that terrorist inside him lives? He is one of those children who takes the time to notice a new shirt or earrings and compliments me. He will tell me how much he loves me. He is a child that loves to be touched. He will notice that his room has been tidied away. He will offer to help clean.
And some days, I wonder if I have been gifted with the patience to deal with the moods and tears. I need to learn to listen and be sensitive to avoid these moods. Sometimes I feel that he just wants drama. His sandwich is not cut exactly right, his shoes are missing, he wants a specific teddy bear, he wants to bath, and not shower. He does not want to wear his shoes. Sometimes, I have to give myself the timeout, to clam down and find the patience.
Hubby and I were busy all Sunday, redoing the inside of my clothes cupboard. I just do not understand deep shelves, that are too high to reach. We moved my hanging space higher and then installed full extending drawers from the bottom up. Now I can see all the things packed into the drawers and everything hanging. I can sit down and see everything and then I can actually wear all the clothes I was too lazy to wear, because they required a ladder. Note I am average height, and not particularly short.
I have decided to give the Marie Kondo method of folding a chance. Hubby took one look and said he was not packing my laundry into the cupboards anymore. I must say it looks great. The folding really takes up less space and because I designed the drawers shallower, we fitted in more drawers. The standard shop fitted drawer sizes are too deep and waste space. Also, the fully extendable sliders make a difference, you can see everything. I must remember this the next time I design cupboards for a client.
Have a great day bloggies.