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Fishface77 Tue 14-Nov-17 14:45:01

I'm starting to have breakfast from tomorrow.
I'm usually late up and running around but I'm going to get up half an hour before the kids and am hoping this will help with my energy and mood in the mornings.

But I could do with some inspiration from my mumsnet family!grin

Fishface77 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:17:45

Bump grin

elQuintoConyo Tue 14-Nov-17 21:21:44

Exercise. I sleep better, look better, can walk up a hill without getting out of breath, fit into some old clothes that were destined for the bin, eat better.

Decluttering. I was ruthless! Now my house is always tidy and easy to clean - no more moving one thing over there, hoovering, moving that thing back and hoovering where it was, etc. Uncluttered house = uncluttered mind. Plus healthy bank balance as i flogged a lot of stuff on ebay grin

Str4ngedaysindeed Tue 14-Nov-17 21:23:14

I stopped drinking 4 years ago. Granted I had a bad habit and it was ruining my life but oh my god it is the best thing I ever did. I am a totally different person.

OurMiracle1106 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:24:55

Joined the gym almost a year ago. I’ve lost 3 stone look much better and feel the benefits too.

Leaving my ex husband and divorcing him without looking back.

Fishface77 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:29:12

Exercise (lack of) is a massive thing.
I am naturally skinny so don't want to lose weight but I'm so unfit it's embarrassing!

Fishface77 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:29:35

Wel done str4nge! That's brilliant!

Fishface77 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:30:40

Decluttering is a big thing too! My house needs a good turnout. It I'm scared of throwing shit I might need!
Ourmiracle good for you!

Ecclesiastes Tue 14-Nov-17 21:30:42


Radio 3.

Less wine, more gin.

FellOutOfBed2wice Tue 14-Nov-17 21:31:59

Batch cooking. I batch cook for my work days during half term (am a teacher) and do a whole half terms worth of meals then just freeze them ready for the slo cooker.

WineIsMyMainVice Tue 14-Nov-17 21:34:09

I quit my job 3 weeks ago! I feel like I’ve had a massive weight lifted off my shoulders! I haven’t got anything to go to yet, but I’m on a 3 month notice period so have time to find something. It feels a bit reckless but I already feel better. I just hope the risk works out!!

ClementineWardrobe Tue 14-Nov-17 21:40:10

Got a dog then got a rescue dog. Stopped giving a whole heap of shit about stuff I can do nothing about. (it's a work in progress)
Stopped flying- if my dogs can't go I don't go. Abroad doesn't do much for me anymore.
DH just replied to this question: 'married you.' Aww. He is my best ever decision.

c3pu Tue 14-Nov-17 21:43:13

Left my ex.

Can't believe how much of my life I wasted, wishing she would be the person I wanted her to be instead of accepting she was a fucking nutcase and exiting quietly via a side door.

Bat3 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:43:15

Left a job I hated. I had no other job to go to, but it all worked out perfectly in the end.

c3pu Tue 14-Nov-17 21:43:52

Also - stopped letting perfect be the enemy of good.

Jumperoux Tue 14-Nov-17 21:43:52

Stopped buying clothes that I don't LOVE. Now everything in my wardrobe gets worn and I've saved loads of cash.

NotMyMonkees Tue 14-Nov-17 21:45:13

This is so inspirational, I need to do all these things. Glad it worked out for you all!

EmilyChambers79 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:45:17

I got organised. It's taken 3 years but I've done it! Everything from money to work (went self employed) to the house and to social life.

I may have gone too far with the money aspect part but I feel more secure that way. Now all that is done, I'm looking at my health and fitness next.

Fishface77 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:51:07

You lot a brilliant.
I've been in my job too long and fear of the unknown is holding me back.

I need to ask another question.
Batch cooking.
Do I cook a load of stuff then freeze? Do I defrost before I reheat? What do people actually batch cook?

Fishface77 Tue 14-Nov-17 21:51:24

I've never actually batch cooked blush

Mupflup Tue 14-Nov-17 21:53:08

Got a dog. She's a rescue and a complicated little thing, and she's my heart, she's totally changed me. We love her more than anything. This year I also dropped my hours at work which has made a very positive difference, I"d highly recommend it if you can afford it.

sortingmyselfoutslowly Tue 14-Nov-17 22:00:49

I batch cook a couple of times a week. This week I made 8 portions of fish pie and 12 portions of apple crumble, cooked and froze them ready to defrost and reheat on a busy day. My record is 24 portions of lasagne in an afternoon! In my freezer I currently have roast dinners, curry, beef stew, soup, pasta sauce, cooked meat to use in pies, mashed potato and rice pudding all in portion containers. I try to cook something big at least once a week.

HashiAsLarry Tue 14-Nov-17 22:04:25

I lost 6 stone a few years back. Helped a lot with spinal problems, which still show up but less frequently.

Dumped a so called friend. Life is so much better without their manufactured dramas.

Fishface77 Tue 14-Nov-17 22:04:44

That's good sorting! So I can do like curries and shepherd pies etc lasagne

Stickaforkinimdone Tue 14-Nov-17 22:06:45

Got a cleaner. I love her like I love my children.

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