It has been a hard emotional year for me but some good has come. It was our first full year home educating all our school aged kids (which there are three) and that has worked out well.
On a personal level, I fell into exercise! That is to say, I started walking for some grounding and stress relief and now fitness is an important part of my life when before it was virtually non existent. Its early days but after three months I am feeling good about it all.
In 2002 I had a thyroidectomy, which I think has made it difficult to lose weight. I am vegetarian and made plenty of dietary changes over the past years yet I have put on so much weight I am classed as obese. My heaviest being over 100kg.
It was a shock to see those numbers. I did get over 100kg when pregnant once but to see three figures when I was not nurturing a child within was a shock. I am not fussed about being skinny but I do want to feel better than I did.
Walking has lifted my mood and helped me work through my emotions somewhat. And then of course the more I walk, the more I want to achieve so being lighter will help me in that way. I am also doing the C25k program albeit slowly.
My goal is to get under 100kg before Christmas which I think is possible, and to be no longer obese (under 30 BMI) by my birthday in late January. My weightloss is slow but at least its happening and slowly is good.
My fitness goal by year’s end is to walk 10km in less than 100 minutes. In the new year I want to give up oil as I have found it is rancid to smell and cannot be good for me. This will hopefully help me to eat better as I will eat less cooked foods.
Circumcision is not routine in Australia so thankfully not an issue for our four boys. Have not vaccinated any of my kids in nine years due to a severe reaction in my son. Delayed and researched since.
Out of the parents that don’t believe in circumcision how many of you believe in vaccinating? I’m genuinely curious and I’m not trying to start drama.