“do not underestimate smiling faces”

Mental Health Awareness Month. Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month. I’ve been ok, as you could have guessed by my absence. I have also been super busy, new job, studying etc. Life just gets in the way. I was told they have enough people in my age range for the study so they will let me know if another one comes up. This annoyed me, I just really want to help but I feel like no one really wants to help me. It’s like “You have your results. You’re not symptomatic. Get on with it.” But I want to speak to symptomatic people. I want to gain knowledge and experience. Even Scott seems to have pushed it aside. I leave books around and send him articles… “Thats good news” “you’re reading ANOTHER book on it” is all I get. If I don’t bring it , it isn’t spoken about and I am bored of being the only interested one. 

Mums MH hasn’t been great so we have been looking after her. She crumbled a bit but the Drs have said she is still non-symptomatic still! 60 years old, amazing. 

This month be extra nice – don’t underestimate smiling faces, we never know what they’re hiding. Happy MH & HD awareness month! xoxo

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“Monday morning feels”

Monday. I don’t usually work Monday so I don’t get this start of week downer. I have a productive day, spent with my partner & his little girl, walking in the woods, painting, baking etc. Today I have to go to work and I get Friday off instead. Which doesn’t really help me. BUT I will make good choices today, I’ve already made lunch – speedy lentil curry with courgettes, carrots and onions and a fruit salad of pear, grapes & strawberries. I’ll buy a yogurt at work. 

I’m in a better headspace than last week so fingers crossed it stays that way. I did not make good food choices last week and it will definitely show on the scale this evening at weigh in. Oopsy. I was so annoyed aty last weeks weigh in, I was 100% on plan and a maintained for a 2nd week running, so I lost my way with it a little last week, I’ll get back on it as of now. Have a good Monday guys, xoxo.

“sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe”

‚ÄčNot having many good “mental health” days recently and I couldn’t tell you why. So today that is what I am trying to focus on before I go back to work. Colouring in, catching up on my TV programmes, bubble baths & good comfort food – today it’s leftover pasta and red sauce from the lasagne we made last night and loads of cheese, with a bowl of speedy fruit salad! Doesn’t ever look pretty but always tastes bomb AF.