Today has been even harder!

Okay, so today has been one of those days where, wherever you go there seems to be chocolate and nice things to eat. An you can't eat them and you are so stressed you want a glass of wine to de-stress and you are in need of a big hug from the man of your dreams that is laying next to you on the sofa. But then you realise you are healthy eating so no chocolate and you are teetotal so no wine and you are single so no hug!!!

Wow when those days arrive you don't quite know what to do for the best! Well I have had one of them and they are tough, today has been tough and the negative voices have been loud and they have been saying all sorts. Like "You should just eat what you like and enjoy it", "Have a bottle of wine that will make you feel better",  "It's horrible being on your own, you should just do all the things you want as you deserve it"

Then I made a decision, I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself, I decided to give myself a break in the right way. I decided the only way that this is going to work compared to all the other times is if I do things differently. As a famous philosopher once said the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different outcome!

So I didn't break I didn't eat or drink anything that I shouldn't, I didn't wallow I got on with things, I have done nothing life changing but neither have I sabotaged my efforts so far. What this means is that tomorrow I can have a better day and not beat myself up with a big stick about having made a big mess today. 

Instead of feeling pants I did positive things, I treated myself to some new craft bits :) and a printer! So my plan for the weekend is to get it set up and then use it to communicate with the world so in effect you can give me a big hug whenever I get a kind word or a nice comment!

I'm going to journal and then put pictures on here so you can see it. I am going to take photo's of my achievements, places I go, people I see. Will post the pictures of me trying to reach my new challenge Sheffield half marathon in May, only 13 miles easy lol. Will keep you posted.



  1. I think whoever stole my sister and changed the mind set before sending her back is awesome LOL! I love this new and upbeat you, I too have had a tough week - the scales didn't move - I counted every morsel, I glided for 8 miles and they didn't budge - but giving up isn't an option - that's what I always do and I don't want to be stupid - I love that definition you should definitely journal that because it's awesome! My difficult day was 24 hours earlier than yours and for the first time in a long time my mind wandered onto the biscuit aisle, the chocolate aisle and step back in amazement the wine aisle and I too gave myself a little shake then a kick and told myself to stop being an idiot! So I crafted my way through a tough evening and it was good and I didn't fall off no wagon whether it hold chocolate and cakes or wine - so I'm giving myself a pat on the back and sending you the biggest hug!

    Hope you have a great day today remain positive you can achieve anything you set your mind too!


  2. Hi Melanie, well done, you! It isn't easy but you put your positive hat on and got on with it.

    I went to a new Zumba class last night - my god it's wild! I came out of there buzzing (and sweating! Apparently each session burns up around 600 calories). I really enjoyed it. If you've got a Zumba class near you you might want to consider giving it a go.

    Have a great weekend.


  3. Hi Melanie. Your positive thinking is a real inspiration and I think I can learn from it to make positive changes to my life. When you're not feeling great you believe that you're the only one - but you aren't alone and if all of us in the same position can encourage each other we can conquer our gremlins.


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