New Year….nearly new me

I have decided that new years resolutions are only there to tempt you to break them as soon as possible. So I have not made any. 

I have since then had a bit of a health issues that has scared me into losing some weight and eating healthily. So this isn’t a resolution it needs to be a total lifestyle change. 

I’m currently looking at some different changes I can make to improve my health but not be total pain in the rear. In other words I don’t want to have to cook different meals for everyone as that would be stressful and expensive. 

I have decided to give Slimpod another go and actually stick at as it worked for me last time I did it. You listen to Slimpod and make some short term goals and long term goals. However the major difference is you don’t weigh yourself!! Use a ribbon and watch it get smaller each time you measure (which is only at certain weeks in the 12 week plan). 

Many of my friends know that I have Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Which means my body can’t make its own collagen. My joints are very bendy and I can dislocate easily. Unfortunately this also has further health complications as there is a lot of ligaments throughout the body not just at the joints. The dentist is a total joy for me as the local anaesthetic they use doesn’t work on me, then add in jaw subluxation (it slips out of place but doesn’t dislocate) if they move it the wrong way. 

I have very generously passed this condition onto my daughter as it’s genetic. At least this allows her to be given help as she needs it. We are lucky that the school she attends already has another child with the same condition so is very aware of the limitations she has and they also have access to an occupational therapist and physiotherapist within the school setting. 

Thanks for reading!

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