Wednesday 24 June 2015

My Weight Issues!

I am not really to sure where to start this post, but I wanted to try and raise awareness of the issue of being underweight. Since the birth of my youngest daughter Lottie, I have battled with my weight. I eat three good meals a day as well as numerous snacks between meals, but I just can't gain weight!

Many people may think "oh how I would love to be that thin!", well I can tell you its not lovely, is awful! I get told that I look anorexic sometimes although I am most certainly not. I am trying all I can to gain weight but its not working.

I have an under active thyroid that may be playing a part in my weight but if anything, the classic symptoms of having an under active thyroid is being overweight, so I don't fit the medical norm - nothing unusual there then!

Being underweight brings much stress, and I think combined with my thyroid condition, I am prone to picking up illness easier, and generally feel worn out.

I am very fortunate that I have an amazing GP who really looks out for me and she is monitoring my weight and trying to help me in my weight gain. She has prescribed me some shakes in order to try and get a few more calories into me, so two shakes a day are between 700-800 calories in addition to what I already eat. I was weighed nearly two months ago and came in at 46kg, I was then weighed again nearly a month ago and I had gained only 1 kg! I have my next weigh in on Tuesday so I am really hoping for another gain. If not its a referral to a dietician and possibly an endocrinologist!

I'll probably write about this again in a few months to provide an update.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Questions and Answers with Ruby

Recently on Facebook there was a status going around encouraging parents to ask their child or children a series of questions and state their answers, the replies were funny. I therefore decided to film Ruby's responses to use for this blog post.

The questions I asked her were:
  • What is something mummy always says to you?
  • What makes mummy happy? 
  • What makes mummy sad?
  • How does mummy make you laugh?
  • What was mummy like as a child?
  • How old is mummy?
  • How tall is mummy?
  • What is mummy's favourite thing to do?
  • What does mummy do when your not around?
  • If mummy became famous what would it be for?
  • What is mummy really good at? 
  • What is mummy not very good at?
  • What is your mummy's favourite food?
  • What makes you proud of your mummy?
  • If mummy was a character who would she be? 
  • What do you and mummy do together?
  • How are you and mummy the same?
  • How are you and mummy different?
  • How do you know mummy loves you?
  • Where is mummy's favourite place to go? 
  • How old was mummy when you were born? 

As you can see, Ruby's responses were quite funny and I would love to know what your child or children have to say in response to the above questions.