How do you get going again after pregnancy?
I am TIRED! Lotte, I am so enjoying at least a wk off running I cannot believe you ran 10 miles today!!
I rarely eat shop bread and love that I make my own. I dont always use wholewheat flour, but you can buy these wonderful mixes in Holland and Barret of things like ground up linseeds, chia seeds, cocoa, wheat germ, oats etc that I chuck a load of that in, plus lots of seeds. My whole loaf has 1tsp sugar and 1 tsp salt in and thats all, and the kids love it.
Coughing again! Guess the new double strength inhaler hasn't sorted it, which is annoying as I had a follow up at the dr last wk and said it's gone! and now its back....... also saw the hygienist yesterday which I hare and she jabbed and scrubbed so much that I now have tooth ache and corresponding ear ache! I never get tooth ache or ear ache.
Need to go to bed but have pilates.......yawn.
I knew you were off FB CM but had missed the reason why. I go through periods of posting a lot or not . I do like it for keeping my inlaws updated on kids things so that I don't actually have to phone them, haha.
My eating is such a weary subject I really cba to go into it . I have had disordered eating since I was 19. The only time I could ever enjoy food and genuinely eat normally was when I was pregnant and breastfeeding. I've done ok really since I had the kids and then found running, its always been in the background but under control.However I probably let the carbs thing go too far. I started it for genuine running reasons, and I still think there is a place for its use particularly for ultra running, but I do seem to be on a downward spiral. I accepted that when I was so low the other week and so I am trying to get back on top of it again.
MM hope you get your work hours back a bit. I have found it hard being in the office 3 days a week (10 - 3), well its not hard being at work but being out of the house all day those days takes it toll. However I do really appreciate my tues and Fridays at home with the house to myself. Amazing how quickly the day goes. Today though I thought to hell with housework , did a quick blitz then went for a second run of 6 miles, 30 mins on the mtb, then I was doing a wee pilates session when a friend popped in for a quick cuppa. Had a very rushed shower just in time to go and do school pick up and swimming lessons!
Anyway better go and get kids in bed. Hubby out at a meeting tonight.
Blimey I have a crap diet compared with most of you!! I have far too many 'treats' and am well aware that I eat way too much sugar. I don't tend to gain a lot of weight so lack motivation to improve it and generally its pretty good. I did see a photo which made me think my butt could do with a bit less sugar (but am eating an easter egg as I type so am clearly taking it seriously....)
The one thing I have found with work is that the more you do, the more they expect you to do. It IS ok to say no. If you are paid as part time then you should not be doing lots of extra hours. Easier said than done I know but unless you value and protect your time, no one else is going to do it for you. I got a lot tougher when I took on this role after having Matilda and made it clear what was and wasn't ok and seemed to get some respect for that. Certainly no one challenges it, but others in my organisation who aren't as good at saying know end up doing crazy hours. I'm not rude or lazy at all and I probably work harder during my work hours as a result so its in the company's best interests in the end I think. Saying that I am knackered today as I worked very late but that was because I had Matilda all afternoon and simply cannot get my days work done in 3 hours!
CM your laptop situation is RIDICULOUS! Why can't they courier you a new one to use while it gets fixed. As they are being so awkward with you leaving I would say, sorry I'm not running all over the place getting it mended, please send one otherwise I will do what I can via phone (ie. stuff all).
lotte - I totally understand with the food thing. I have never had it under control. not since I was about 14. I was anorexic by 17 and didn't start uni until I was 20 because I was so ill they wouldn't let me go. I had to get to 8 stone (i'm 5ft9) before they would let me. I didn't address the underlying causes of my anorexia. I focussed on wanting to get to uni and build a life there. which I did. but I've never had a normal relationship with food. I've been overweight since (up to a size 16, probably weighing over 12 stone). I have always had disordered eating, although I haven't done any vomiting or purging since the early days.
so I understand how hard it is. and your coping mechanism - running plus low carb - will help keep things in check as long as everything else is roughly ok. but when you start experiencing too much stress elsewhere, it probably isn't going to contain it. which may be is what happened recently. you need to make sure you ARE looking after yourself. you don't want to make yourself seriously ill / affect your heart. these things can and do happen. and you have 6 kids (and a hubby) who seriously need you to be well...
says she. I know...
we woman manage amazing things. trying to get a day's work done in 3 hours to manage childcare... we rock. we really do.
they won't send me another laptop. they don't keep spares... everything is recycled.
I was an anorexic teen too. But can safely say I was cured in my teens. Running does help but I also love food now too which also helps. I am careful but do love my treats too, keeps you sane.
I understand too as without running my life falls apart but it can also make you very ill too especially un fuelled. We are just worried Lotte. You are an amazing runner but an amazing Mum too as CM says.b
Oh no, I'm not friends with pip yet so cant see anything either. Glad all ok (it is ok, yes?)
Boo to eating worries and historical issues which sneak up every so often, boo to laptop (you could offer to leave sooner and save the hassle of fixing yours?? ), boo to 'lazy' partner (no advice, but may get better when stress has reduced?)
Yippee to home made bread, love the thought of throwing all sorts in although i have a stockpile of white bread mix which i got cheap to use up first!
Did a 25 mile bike ride and then jogged (sprinted) a mile after the boys on their bikes!
I'm not friends with Pip either so also have no idea but glad all seems well.
PHYSIO was the word you were looking for!! Old exercises I had for when my back/hip/pelvis everything fell apart after Js arrival. They usually work a treat.
MM - I've been having needles stuck in glute and QL (quadratus lumborum) too ... on about my sixth session with this little bout of injury ... sigh!!
Actually, that breakfast of Lotte's sounds rather yummy. But yes, is my biggest fear with a daughter (although food issues with boys is rising too) that she pick up any funny food ideas. I've never had proper food issues, but I would say that being a naturally skinny child, who was the envy of most of the class (who generally picked on me for every other element of me except my weight/size) made is mark on me at an early age, so I wouldn't say I am completely free of daft ideas at times. I get lazy in the week, mainly if it's a night when the kids are eating earlier than me for some reason and I then don't bother to cook properly for myself later on. I try and make up for it at the weekend when hubby is home and I eat LOADS of vegetables then. I do regularly raid the kids chocolate buttons bag in a frenzy when feeling a bit stressed out! I eat less carbs than I used to for sure, but then I think diets of the 80s and 90s were all about jacket potatoes and pasta then anyway.
CM - I have to say, my hubby can be like N in the mornings too - on Fridays, if he is home, he is 'working from home'. This sometimes means 'lie in bed until the coast is clear' (ie I have lost the plot as usual getting kids up and out for school), OR, even worse in my book ... get up, speak to kids, make cup of tea FOR HIMSELF and then shut himself in computer room and LISTEN to me running around in the usual chaos. Therefore I find it easier to pretend he's just not there at all. Far less stress. By the time I come home he's rejoined the real world usually!
Would love a new breadmaker so I can make bread again, just don't have time to do the proper fresh stuff from scratch all the time.
Totally get the not enough hours in the day ... we girls definitely rock, and we are absolutely useless at saying NO!
Mad day at work in the library this morning - dealing with all sorts of wierdos my last customer was definitely high on something and it wasn't dope or alcohol ... was good to escape for an hours running in the sunshine before the school chaos and two hours of swimming lessons, the whole tea/bedtime joy and then a pilates class to be taught. Hence I should now be off here - I haven't even had my shower yet - eek!
Meant to say CM - your eating sounds drastically improved! While veganism is not something I could ever imagine, if it has you eating healthy meals at the same time as the kids then that's awesome. Your counselling seems to be having some very positive effects.
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