Healthy Revolutionaries!(804 Posts)
Oh Okay, hardly original.
But describes us all.
B- apple, yogurt, cashew nuts and honey
L- salmon and salad
D- honey sesame chicken legs with a greek salad.
Five mins from Beach, Low low crime, community, children can play out and it has that old fashioned quaintness to it.
South Coast of course! Plenty of airports to choose from (Gatwick, Heathrow, Southampton, Bournemouth), good rail links to London (and other places of course), lovely countryside and equally lovely seaside.
I have to live here for work but I love it here and I can't see myself ever moving. There is something really quite wonderful about just getting up and going to the beach, even on a wintry day. It's lovely to go for a walk, breathe in the sea air and then sometimes even go to the arcade . DH and I had a great evening in there playing on the 2p machines
Lots to do on your doorstep - the New Forest, Paultons Park, villages to go and explore, the seaside (have I mentioned that?!), ferries to France and beyond, I could go on. I will infact, if you PM me :-P
One of the main things I love about living here is (and this sounds daft) you're never that far from a motorway. I live in a reasonably quiet village and the motorway is 5-7 minutes drive. That's it. I'm then connected to two major cities and obviously, further afield. Most people I know down here live a maximum of 10-15 minutes away from a motorway.
In all seriousness, it's important that you choose somewhere that suits you. For me, having family close by is important. I need the support network, even if my mother is a fruitloop. I like living in a village because it is easy to make friends (DH and I are not good at making friends yet we seem to have made loads of them in 4 years of living here!). The only thing that puts me off living here at the moment is whilst the primary schools are good, the feeder senior isn't. BUT I don't even have children yet & that could all change so I'm not too worried about that at the moment.
Happy to chat more about the joys of South Coast living, you know where I am x
Oh, yes, food. Err. Do I have to?
Ok, I put on 2lbs whilst away which is not horrific considering the amount of cheese I consumed.
B – pain au chocolat
L – snacks so mainly chocolate and crisps
D – OMG. Right. Here goes.
Amuse Bouche: Liver and onion mousse (hate liver, loved this)
Starter: pike mousse in a butternut squash “soup” (really just a thick paste)
Dessert: deconstructed mojito with an after eight “cigar”
Gorgeous. All of it.
B – ham & cheese, pain au chocolat
L – 2 dairylea dipper pots
D – hamburger and fries courtesy of McDonalds
S – Indian curry crisps (amaze), bueno bar
B – none
L – tuna pasta
D – likely to be fish fingers and chips or egg, chips and beans
S – 1 packet of low fat crisps, 1 packet of mini cheddars, 1 wispa. Could soon be 2 packs of low fat crisps as I’m hungry.
Need to start again. Feeling crappy (especially after my DH said something that made me want to hit him with a shovel and bury him in the garden) about how I look so I need to start making an effort again. I feel revitalised after the holiday so I’m determined to get to a point where I’m happy again. Firstly, I need to get rid of the SEVENTEEN mosquito bites that currently adorn my body (and face, weep) and I need to do a food shop so we actually have food in the house.
I have made a doctors appointment as I keep getting reflux and it’s making my life bloody miserable. I’m 99% sure it’s stress related so I’m working on sorting that out. I’m seeing my life coach tomorrow as well so I can have a good chat with him about everything.
That’s enough long posts from me today. Big hugs to those who need them (and those who don’t because you can never have enough hugs, right?) xx
Hazel what did DH say to you about the way you look that has made you feel bad about yourself? Not necessarily a bad thing though if it spurs you on to make the changes YOU want to....maybe....! Hazel...with regards to reflux, carby food can cause it and I find a lowish carb diet does get rid of it.
Where I live as you know is on the side of a mountain looking at the sea. Iydillic!...NO motor ways, no airports, nearest shops 10 minutes. Get snowed in every time it snows.....love it. Very very very rural. Its like stepping back in time. Where Hazel lives sounds lovely too. We moved here from London about 15 years ago cause this is where DH comes from. He is Welsh speaking as is the area I live in. So probably not the best for someone to move too unless you want your children to become fluent Welsh speakers. I speak Welsh and my kids are fluent too. All the schools are Welsh and little if any English is spoken until Secondary school.
Milly He said I wasn't fanciable now I'd gone back to my natural hair colour and had to wear glasses He was drunk when he said it and after a day of ignoring him he said he didn't mean it like that but couldn't explain what he did mean . I do see what he is saying to be honest - my glasses looked better with blonde hair but my hair was getting wrecked from the bleach. Removing the glasses is not an option as it's nice to be able to see. So I'm a bit buggered really. I need to experiment with make up a bit more as I know I look washed out with my hair darker.
The reflux is worse when I drink alcohol and eat heavy or rich meals. Really annoying.
Milly where you live sounds absolutely perfect. Sigh. Am jealous.
Hazel trouble is they sort of do mean if when they are drunk don't they. The censor chip is off so to speak.
I have very warm blond hair and im naturally (20 years ago) dark brown. Hairs good condition and I colour it myself.
My husband prefers me blond too.
I live in North Wales near Caernarfon.
Re Reflux, Doctor cant really do anything other than give you strong tablets or something whereas you have just answered your own question. If you stopped alcohol, heavy and rich meals, you might find it a lot better????Maybe!!!!!
I know milly which is what made me quite upset. I know he meant it.
I don't want to cut out all the nice things in life though I've done a fair few of the self-care things mentioned on the NHS website and it's not making a massive difference at all. I'll get some antacids today if I ever get away from my desk and to the chemist before it closes!
Do you think you would be happier being blond as well Hazel. I know I feel so much more attractive and "sexier" as a blond than I did as a brunette. I do think brunettes look sexy and attractive though, don't get me wrong, just that I always wanted to be a blond and it works for me.
Go to the GP and get that checked btw. If it's an ulcer it will need treating with antibiotics.
I am wondering about ulcers too. You have been under alot of stress lately Hazel and have had palpitations, sleepless nights etc. Might not hurt to go to the GP anyway.
Not peri menopausal are you by any chance Hazel. That's one of the things you can get along with the palpitations, sleeplessnights, headaches, hot flushes, brain fog etc etc etc.
Ooh I hadn’t considered it could be an ulcer. Hmm. Will definitely get it checked.
Thanks for the shovel Amanda, not sure if I should dig a hole for him or hit him round the head with it
Milly I doubt I’m perimenopausal to be honest – I’m 27 I know it can happen young but I’m fairly sure it’s just down to the stress – I can’t go into details as to what’s going on but it is all very stressful
I’ve seen my lifecoach today and I feel better already. We went through a strange little task which is apparently meant to help me reprogram my brain to cope with what has happened over the last 6 months, am hoping it’ll work.
Just got to get back into the groove of eating well again. Oh and exercising.
Yesterday I had another bag of crisps (OMG!) and dinner was egg, chips, beans AND a fish finger. 3 glasses of wine too. Gulp.
B – boiled egg and toast
L – vegetable soup and a roll
D – will be takeaway, either Indian or fish & chips
S – 2 bags of low fat crisps (weep), 1 chocolate bar.
O noooo 27 is wayyy to young. Too much ibuprofen can cause damage to the lining of the esophagus.
This week's food chez clarke
Crap, more crap, roast beef etc. crap, cake, biscuits, chocolate.
Fasts so far: none
Weight: 47 stone
Oh Hazel I've been thinking about your reflux. Has it been worse since you've been on the Brie in st tropez?
Stress, high fat diet and alcohol consumption are all high risk factors for g.o reflux. Be prepared for your GP to advise you to lay off the sauce for a bit <sorry>.
Yep I said the same Amanda......but Hazel doesn't want to lay off the sauce and rich food lol!!!
Amanda, no not really worse since all the Brie. (Mmm, Brie)
I'm prepared for the doc to say lay off the booze & I'm happy to (well, as happy as one can be as the festive season approaches!)
Me today -
B- grapes, apple and two mini chicken kiev bites
L- pumpkin soup and an egg and cress sandwich
D- mushroom pie mashed sweet potato and green beans.
Mmm.... Brie. You have triggered a craving... [must resist must resist]
Maybe it will help to record my food.
B: muesli with s s milk. Coffee
L: too many cream crackers with cheese, cucumber, malted milk biscuit, chocolate digestive. Coffee
D: 1 sausage, small amt of mash, few spoons of beans. Lemon yogurt. Chocolate digestive
Snacks: few pistachios. Coffees and teas.
I am not eating "mindfully" and I haven't fasted this week. I am ridiculously tired. Just want some sleep really. Hey HO.
Must try harder
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