Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Wednesday weigh In-26/11/08

Another weigh and another loss , whoo hoo! Got my 2 stone loss award today.
I have re thought my mini target before Christmas and settled on losing 2 1/2 stone rather than 3 as it was wasn't really achievable (little steps I keep being told).
I also got slimmer of the month (Oct). I have never won this award before so its really given me renewed motivation.
I stick n my award stickers on the front of my slimming world book. Below is my decorated booklet.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Looking back makes you appreciate things you sometimes take for granted.

As some of you know ,I have tried a few different medications and some suited me other didn't.
For example when I first started using betaferons it was trial and error with me.
Beta interferon was the first desease modifying drug I tried (every other day injections). I started having quite bad site reactions and my relaspes got more frequent and severe, time was called on that drug.
Then I gave Avonex a go. It was a weekly injection and to start with all seemd ok , even getting over how big I thought the needle was. Then site reactions got worse and I became tearful before each injection that my neurolgist suggested I stopped taking it.
Now I am on copaxone (daily injections). I have a self injector and very few side effects, it fits into my daily routine well , infact I am so relaxed self injecting now , remakable really as I was so needle phobic after I finished taking avonex!
Its been about 13 months now since I started taking copaxone, I am sure my relaspes are less frequent and I seem to recover quicker.
I am very thankful I was eligable for this drug as it isnt cheap! I am thankful for my doctor and neurologist and thankful for the NHS.
You sometimes have to look back to realise what has happened and how things have turned out.

Friday, 21 November 2008

A balancing act

Getting back to walking again , and trying to walk through the pain ( as my legs cramps have been quite bad recently). It seems though I tread a fine line in trying to walk and having to rest , as when I do too much I am bed bound for awhile.
It's a challenge to say the least because getting fitter improves my health but doing too much (which isnt alot!) does the reverse.
It is going to be a balancing game!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Weigh in Wednesday

Well I lost 2 lbs, total loss of 1 stone 12 lbs, but I have to admit being a little disappointed because I aimed for more. Yes I am impatient!
Still a loss is a loss and I suppose not too bad as I havent been feeling well to walk much this week.
Must be positive and be motivated for this week..

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

A lot to be thankful for.

Today has been a weird sort of day. I think I am just out of sorts mentally and physically.
Everything just feels like an uphill battle and the pain in my legs and my right eye is just wearing me down.
I am so thankful that I have had a good few months, relatively pain free and quite mobile.
Walking this afternoon with my husband and dolly the dog was lovely , as the tree's are stunning at moment , the reds and yellows are so vibrant. It took away my thought on pain and it made me smile at the beauty.
This is just a snippet of Gods awesome creation and its wonderful..What a Great God we have.

Monday, 17 November 2008


Today I haven't got out of bed, I feel worn out , lots of pain and unmotivated. Maybe I have over done it in the past few weeks. I will rest today but will get back to normal I hope tommorow.
Haven't felt like this for awhile , which I am very thankful for.
I have a great God , and a great family, I have so much to be thankful for.

Sunday, 16 November 2008


This is my blog that concentrates on weight loss, MS , and my journey as a Christian.
My crafts are seperate on another blog.