Good day.

So, as I mentioned yesterday, mum and I went alone to the Wellness Centre in my local village. There we met a lovely lady, who alleviated all my fears. (even though I had to get weighed) and made us both feel very comfortable. 

The actual machines are really easy to use. They’re a gentler way to exercise, doing some of the work for you but you get more benefits from them if you actually push and pull. They do have treadmills and cycles and all other kinds of equipment, and because it’s a smaller more personalised setting I didn’t feel as intimidated as going along to a busy gym. 

Because they monitor everything, I got told not only my weight, they included BMI, visceral fat levels, hydration, bone density and muscle. All of which were pretty interesting to learn about. 

I know what my weight is, and that my BMI is high, but I wasn’t expecting to hear that my muscle weighed in at more than my mothers whole body weight. That I am dehydrated and need more fluids. (will have to see how that one might work as I head back to the day job next week) so now that I got to see what it all entailed. I am really looking forward to a positive start to the year. 

And yes, the house scales are getting wizzed. Am going to give them to my mum to look after for me. They’ve agreed to monitor me watch my weight doesn’t fall too low, or that I become overly addicted to it. 

My plan would be to walk there use the machines and walk back. More likely when the weather is nicer, but I will use their machines for the more aerobic stuff for now, and get used to it. 

I’m not going to talk all figures and numbers, as I know it triggers myself off and others. This is a lifestyle change. Not a diet. My aim is to continue on with what I eat, go back to work and see what happens. This is a slow thing. Hence why the scales are going. Its aimed at my general condition. 






Into week 2 :)

Okay, so I am slacking a little this week. I had a day off. I mean come on, it was past busy day yesterday. 10pm when we sat down last night. And I had a whisky, thought I’d be okay as we also ate late, but nope. Bit of a headache this morning. 

So yeah a day off. Not that I seemed to do much. By the time we were up it was already late. Hubby got some outside things done, and I edited for a while before I had my Skype session with EJ, wanted two this week as Chap 10 is a pretty tough one. A huge space battle. 🙂 so fun, but tough. 

Tomorrow I am heading out to the 

I joined a gym last time only to have to stop because of a sprained ankle. So, I’m trying something different this time around. Mum and I are booked in for a trial and talk through at 10am so I will defo have lots to report from there. 


I am hoping it’s a more reactive training that just going to the gym, they use toning machine and do have other treadmills and stuff at the back. So, I think I should be able to get in a good hour, hopefully not each day though, perhaps 3x a week. I guess it will have to depend. I want to make sure I don’t neglect the birds, so it will have to be worked around them, hubby and my editing. Wow, sounds like I will be pretty busy, but I have to make the change, and going back to work should help lots too. 

Mum has plans for Friday so I’m really enjoying my last week off. 🙂 



Week 1 of get fitter/healthier

Hey guys. 

So this has been a very quick week. Like the countdown to a holiday well I’m counting down going back to work. 🙂 I might feel nervous and it will be weird. But I am really looking forward to it. 

This week, I opted for a few changes to the way I’ve been doing things. I kicked my butt off the couch for one. And started to walk. It takes around 15 mins to my local village, so walking there and back has been a good start. I’ve done it 6 out of 7 days. 

I changed some of my cups of coffee for herbal tea, Chamomile an hour before bed, and green tea after dinner I’m actually surprised at the effect this has had on me, because I’ve felt much more alert. I do still need the ‘coffee’ in the mornings or by 2pm I am just gasping for one. But the fact that I feel more energised is great. 

I am not focussing on the weight loss side of things, but I can report that I have lost a good few pounds. Considering all I have done is walk everyday, I think that getting back to work should alleviate the rest of the excess I am now carrying. But I do want it to go further than that I need to shift it all off this year. 

The craziest thing I’ve done, is I bought some silly sweat suit from a pound shop. It’s kinda like dressing up in rain gear, then going running. But, after 5 mins on my twister and then 10 more mins step exercising, I really was sweating, so maybe that will be a good thing. 


No, there will defo not be any pictures of the big girl in a silly sweat suit. 


I am pushing ED to the back of my head, with the way I am tackling things I am not listening to him, even though he is there. Nagging. Yes, I am the heaviest I’ve been since 2000 when I bust my knee in, but I CAN deal with this. I WILL not starve myself, or go backwards. I am a healthier person, inside and out, and you can go ShooT Yourself….. right? Right! 

All in all, positive result, so I am really happy. 🙂


I am going to write my ‘editing/writing post’ later,  because I want to keep the two things separate. So, catch you laters. 


Dawn x 


Enjoying my last two weeks :)

Well, kinda have to make the most of it don’t I 🙂

Thankfully Eon paid up my latest solar panel cash. Meant I wasn’t begging to get my car back on the road till the end of the month. So insured and will tax it on Friday, wasn’t really wanting too, as we’re part way through it, but hey ho. All is good. 

Been out today, to Wigan to get the birds some more pellets. I really am trying to wean Bobby onto them properly, getting him off the seed and onto it, but he doesn’t like his bowl full of just pellets. Sigh. 

There was a lovely Senegal in there, 1yr old, very friendly. Just wanted me to pick him up and cuddle him. This made me really sad. Owner had to move suddenly and get rid of her cats and the bird. She must have been heartbroken. I know I would be. 

Such a lovely little chap. And such a shame. 

Been really knocking on with editing for TSK, but even though I know I am half way over the hurdle, I still do have a fair bit to go. I’m really happy with it’s progress even if it’s slower than I wanted. Better to get it right than to rush. 

Settling in for a relaxing evening, been to the village for a walk, all animals happy. Have a good one everyone. Catch you soon. 


D x 

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