5 good things (burning candles, button up skirts and finding the balance!)

26.1.16

I am heading into a mammoth blog and YouTube catch up but before I do I thought a quick update was in order to let you guys know what's going well for me at the moment. I had a really crap day yesterday but today was a new day and much more positive, so I'm hoping the week continues in that fashion.

Here they are, my 5 good things!
1) I feel like I am finally getting somewhere with the doctors in relation to my health issues. This morning I had what felt like half the blood in my body taken to have a full screen of blood tests, the results of which I will get on Monday. If they're all fine I will be referred to a specialist centre to be treated for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is just utterly shit. But at least I will be heading in the right direction of ways I can improve my body and mind!
2) Finding the balance. For the first time in a long time I have stopped obsessing over calories, and tracking percentages of carbs and protein and fat, and worrying about the bits that wobble, and being too restrictive. It feels totally liberating to just eat what my body fancies and not deny myself anything which then leads to an obsession over that thing. I just need to be well enough to exercise again and I'll be laughing!
3) New Bath & Body Works candles. My American friend Amy recently sent me a box of goodies including a heap of mini B&BW candles which all smell uh-ma-zing and are currently filling our house with scents of pumpkin and waffles and vanilla and other such delights. Thanks Amy!!
4) Finding a skirt in the sale that fits and subsequently deciding it's your favourite-est skirt ever and wearing it all the time. Not so fun when you catch it on the edge of a table in a busy restaurant and all the poppers come undone though!
5) I've got the afternoon off tomorrow for a bit of a midweek break with Paul, Lily and Lola and I am so ready for it. A bit of quality time with those guys always perks me right up.

Link me to your current "good things" if you've blogged about them!
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11 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you're making progress with your doctors!! Hope everything goes well :)

    Renee | Lose the Road

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  2. Hope everything goes well with the tests. Love your skirt - hope you can get it fixed! x

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  3. Hope you're feeling a bit brighter now Victoria - and today you can perk back up with those adorable little ones!! x

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  4. I was diagnosed with CFS last year and remember feeling upset that it had got to that point when I was referred and I hadn't managed to get myself better! However, it's positive that your GP is being proactive in trying to help you. And remember, even if it is CFS people can, and do, make good recoveries in time!

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    1. If you see this reply will you drop me an email or leave your email address here? Thanks! X

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  5. Sure, what's your email? Had a quick look but couldn't find it on the blog.

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    1. lilyloveslola@yahoo.com
      Thank you X

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  6. I have M.E./C.F.S. which started with glandular fever too. It's not easy to be told you have something which is very mis-understood and incurable but there are definitely ways to improve the situation. I wish you the very best of luck & if you have any questions at all, my email is beautylyme@gmail.com

    I had to giggle at your buttons opening! lol! xx

    Beautylymin

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  7. Oh. That's a bit pants about the Dr's and all the visits. Fingers crossed your results are positive and there is something you can do to get better.

    I'm off to Canada in a few weeks and I'm debating how much extra space I'm going to need for the b&bw shopping spree I'll be doing!

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  8. Sorry to hear you're still not feeling great. I'm not a doctor or an expert but I suffered from post viral fatigue syndrome after having glandular fever and it is horrible. But I have found that trying to take care of myself more (more rest, less stress - harder than it seems!) has helped to extend the good periods and the super tired, achey and generally miserable periods are less frequent. I know it's a different journey for everyone, but the positive thing is that you are getting help from medical professionals and hopefully they will be able to help. Sending lots of hugs
    xx

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  9. Oh I'm gutted that you're having to look into cfs now. I was diagnosed with cfs/m.e over 7 years ago and I go through good and bad periods but as long as you can stay positive and use your energy wisely you can still lead a relatively normal life, just in a different way! x

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