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BloodiedGhouloshes Wed 16-Oct-13 09:42:30

Oh Okay, hardly original. smile

But describes us all. smile

Me today,

B- apple, yogurt, cashew nuts and honey
L- salmon and salad
D- honey sesame chicken legs with a greek salad.


LegoCaltrops Sun 03-Nov-13 10:08:07

OMG. Worst. Night. Ever. DD would not settle. She's not usually this bad. She came in with me in the end, & DH slept on the sofa as his stitches are still vulnerable (less than 5 days post-op, bless him he's a star). I finally managed to transfer her to bed at 4 this morning. Have left DH in bed.

Shattered. But have managed (moderately) healthy breakfast, 1 slice wholemeal toast & poached egg, a bit of hollandaise but have chucked the rest of the jar so I'm not tempted again.

Not a clue about lunch, may just go makeup shopping instead with all my Boots points! grin Dinner will be a nice carton of skinny chicken soup.


TheRealAmandaClarke Sun 03-Nov-13 13:21:59

Poor Lego

MillyRules Sun 03-Nov-13 14:06:02

Morning Ladies.....Sounds like a bad night Lego.....bit of retail therapy sounds like a " plan"!!!

SlightlyDampWellies Sun 03-Nov-13 14:36:50

Hello FRs! Lego I hope your day is a lot better and your sleep tonight too.

Having leftover roast pork with gravy and veg tonight. Am tired. And need to clean the house as a friend is coming round for mulled wine at 5 and it looks like a bomb has hit it... which it did last time she came around too!

SlightlyDampWellies Sun 03-Nov-13 15:30:22

I have just snapped at a neighbour who lives a few doors down blush.

She thinks it is funny to shove her dog right up to the gate of our garden and to send our dogs into a barking frenzy. She can hear us telling the dogs off, and our neighbours on the immediate side have complained to us. I know when she walks her dog usually and try and have ours locked up, but just now the dogs were barking and I went out and caught her. I snapped 'standing there does not help. STOP WINDING THEM UP' at a roar.

Thing is, the woman is not ignorant surely. She is a retired headmistress. But she thinks it is funny for the dogs to 'talk to each other'.


[head explodes]

[no longer invited to the annual street Xmas party].

MillyRules Sun 03-Nov-13 16:26:34

Sounds like she deserved it Wellies....don't worry about it. You have told her now exactly what she needed to hear. She should stop unless she is a total cow.

LegoCaltrops Sun 03-Nov-13 17:47:01

Thanks everyone. We're trying to keep her up so she is tired for bed tonight (she often doesn't nap during the day anyway) <need slacker mum/defensive emoticon>

Your neighbour sounds a real charmer, Wellies. Maybe you can go and wind her dogs up at six in the morning

I've bought some mini Magnums. Just call me TheRealAmandaClarke grin

I have painted my nails. For the first time since I was in labour, I am wearing nail polish. WooHoo!


MillyRules Mon 04-Nov-13 00:09:30

Hope you sleep better tonight Lego .

Brie and sweet red grapes
homemade curry, yoghurt and poppadoms
vintage cheese omlette
handfull of cashews
Green and Black Ginger Chocolate
lots of tea grin

MillyRules Mon 04-Nov-13 00:19:24

Hazel.....a lot of people get rid of reflux by completely cutting out wheat. I notice when I eat too much I get reflux and IBS.

LegoCaltrops Mon 04-Nov-13 07:22:23

Well - that seems to have worked. She's just woken up. Feel much better, Yay! Hope DH doesn't let her have too long a nap today while I'm at work, have given him strict instructions...

Off to have porridge for breakfast.
L nothing
D lazy yummy filled pasta.
S fruit


MillyRules Mon 04-Nov-13 22:18:59

Glad she slept well Lego . Sleep makes such a difference to our mood doesn't

MillyRules Mon 04-Nov-13 23:26:09

Me today...
two oatcakes and brie
bacon and pepper omlette
coffee and revels ( date night at Cineworld). Watched Thor.....that actor is " corrrrrr" lol.
Chicken with garlic and herb butter, salad and sweet potato.
Seeds and nuts
How's everyone doing?
When are you seeing your food lady TheReal

MillyRules Mon 04-Nov-13 23:29:01

Sorry that was meant to be Ghouloshes

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 06-Nov-13 07:20:39

Hey FRs.
Sorry I haven't posted for a while. Been really rubbish.
I managed 2 fasts last week. I was going to fast today but my craving for breakfast is strong and once I've started eating I know I'll end up snacking.
I've become trapped in my world of tiredness (DD waking three or so times at night) and the relentless stress of 24/7 family life. So I am comfort eating. I think if I actually had the time, energy or head space to plan and look forward to sitting down and eating a meal I would eat better, and less, but it's not going to happen anytime soon.
I feel shit really. My DCs are the best. And I'm wasting this precious maternity leave being exhausted and grumpy and tearful. S ungrateful.
I might lay low for a bit. Car needs an mot which will use up any available brain power. (none left)
Sorry for the grumpy post.

Hazelbrowneyes Wed 06-Nov-13 09:59:09

Hi All,

Sorry I’ve been quiet for a while, been really poorly for the last week and haven’t had enough energy to even hold the iPad.

Amanda I really want to give you a big hug, you sound so down. Message me, if you want, always here to listen. Might not be able to give any advice but happy to just offer support, as you know xxx

Milly I don’t eat a lot of wheat as it is because I have bad IBS. I’m using some techniques to relax which is helping with the stress and I’ve not really drank a lot of alcohol or eaten much food which has helped. How depressing – don’t eat and you don’t get reflux. grin

Wellies I’ll come to yours for mulled wine, promise I won’t care about any mess (and I’m sure it’s not as messy as you think!)

Lego hope things are still improving on the sleep front. You’ve just reminded me that I need to paint my nails. Will do so tonight, it makes such a difference to my mood.

I’ve finally got some energy back, just in time for my flu jab later which always renders me useless for 24hours. Went out for dinner with DH last night (we had a voucher grin) as I really needed to make the effort for him. He’s been utterly fantastic this last week. He’s usually terrible when I’m ill and has a habit of making me feel guilty for being ill. He can’t dish out sympathy either. Totally different this time to the point I’m wondering if my husband has been replaced by an alien. He boarded out the loft on Saturday, fitted a big hatch and a proper loft ladder without expecting any help from me (I didn’t even move off the sofa) and he spent the entire weekend making sure I was ok. All I’ve done is cry, cough, sneeze and sleep.

I did manage to make leek and potato soup and he’s raved about it which is most unlike him. Usually the most I get is “It’s ok”. He likes it so much; we’re having it for lunch again today. 3 days running. Getting slightly dull now.

Someone asked me if I was pregnant the other day so once again I’m feeling low about the fact I’ve never had a flat stomach. I told her I wasn’t and she proceeded to grill me as to whether or not we were TTC and struggling. Surely you just don’t do that?! Thankfully we’re not, but what if I was? She’d have made me feel horrendous. She annoyed me so much, I got out my pill packet and shoved it in her face to show her I was very much still taking the pill. Probably not the most mature thing to do but she’s not even someone I’d call a friend. What the hell is going to happen when we do start TTC? I’m dreading it as it’s going to be obvious when I cut down/cut out alcohol. I do 30 days off the booze every January so that’d be a good time to start I guess, then I can just say that I’m enjoying my new sober lifestyle so much I’m going to continue it. So much to think about. As it is, I’m just going to concentrate on trying to flatten my stomach a bit!!

Sorry for the long post x

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 06-Nov-13 10:23:24

Ppl are probablyasking you if you're pregnant because they are waiting to hear that IYSWIM. And if you're not drinking it makes ppl wonder. Glad you're feeling better.

Hazelbrowneyes Wed 06-Nov-13 10:31:22

Quite possibly, Amanda but this woman works in the same business park as me and has spoken approximately 50 words to me in the past year. grin She wouldn't know if I was drinking or not as I don't see her in a social context at all. I really don't mind friends and family asking/talking about it and I'll be completely honest with them, infact, it's nice to have someone to talk to & I can ask questions, etc. I draw the line at acquaintances/strangers being bloody nosey though grin

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 06-Nov-13 10:38:16

Rude. Just rude.
Will plan revenge for you wink


MillyRules Wed 06-Nov-13 13:56:21

Some women are just evil bitches who like to make others feel bad cause then they feel superior .

MillyRules Wed 06-Nov-13 14:02:27

Amanda....don't worry about feeling low. Your kids don't care. They just take each day ad it comes and I'm sure they have a happy life. Please don't be hard on yourself. You can't help how your feeling. Make sure to treat yourself....a new chick lit book, scented candle and bubble bath, magazine, scarf or maybe plan a lovely little dinner for DH and you when the kids are in bed. Try to get out by yourself as well even if it's just to do the weekly shop. Time out from family life, even just an hour, is so refreshing. smile

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 06-Nov-13 15:35:03

Thank you milly for your kind words.

Feeling a Bit tearful today.
But i got 20 minutes in the gym and just had half hour sit down with a brew while dd had a nap. So that's great. She's feeding now. She's so beautiful. I go to pick scrummy ds up in a minute. Wednesday's are quite easy because he is with cm. I need to think of something nice o do with them tomorrow.
B: bagel, coffee.
L: pad Thai, apple, few grapes.
D: ? Something small, I hope.
I'm quite chuffed to have stayed off the biscuits. grin

MillyRules Wed 06-Nov-13 16:47:55

You sound hormonal Amanda???? Just wondering if you suffer with PMS? Anyway just take each day as it comes, stop worrying about being supermum and just enjoy the good moments. It gets easier I promise smile

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 06-Nov-13 17:51:40

I think it is pmt blush

MillyRules Wed 06-Nov-13 19:23:32

awww!!! there you go. smile

SlightlyDampWellies Wed 06-Nov-13 19:52:41

I am back!!!

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