7 – Exhaustion – posted 26 August

Ok this subject heading wasn’t even on my radar until last weekend. After collapsing into bed at 9:00 pm last Saturday night – asleep by 9:30 pm and then sleeping all the way through to 7:00 am – a total of 9½ hours I decided I was a little tired and perhaps even exhausted. I was away with mum in Sarlat in the Dordogne (I hope to write about that soon). So obviously the lead up to mum arriving and trying to clean and organise the house, having an ill husband (slowly recovering but my goodness I never want shingles) and still trying to work and run the household I think things had got a little on top of me. I will admit this week has also been hectic but having mum around has helped. I’ve finished up work this week for my holidays (longer hours than normal) but I can now spend some time with my mum (and my aunt who arrives this afternoon).

One of the nice things is I’m not having to do the dishes as mum is doing these, Pat has taken on trying to do some of the cooking. I also have a lovely weed free patio and one of my garden beds has been weeded. I’m planning on doing some gardening with mum while she is here, not only to get a hand but also for advice.

What I am pleased with is the fact that I usually comfort eat when stressed, and while I will admit a bit of that has happened over the past few weeks, I’ve obviously not gone over the top as my weight is still maintaining.

The other added bonus is that my fitness is improving with two walks a day. Added fitness is always a bonus as far as I’m concerned.

Until next time

Current weight – 76.5 kg
Total loss to date – 11 kg

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