For a while now I have had a problem with spots, flipping flopping spots. I’m 30 years old and I’m sure I shouldn’t be having this problem but when I take to Twitter it seems I’m not alone.
I’m sure when I was a teenager I didn’t have half as many so why now? Who knows but if you think I’m cutting out certain foods you’re very much mistake because after my family, food is next in my list of loves.
Well on Wednesday I decided after thinking enough is enough I decided to go to the Doctor’s to see what I could so.
Basically the outcome was to try some liquid antibiotics for the next month. The antibiotics in question are called Zineryt which seem to have positive results in people that have used it. I’m not expecting results in a month but the Doctor wants to make sure there’s no reaction.
I will keep you up to date and fingers crossed things will improve.
On Monday evening I received a phone call from my Mum to say that her brother, my uncle had been diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease.
At first it was shock and then she told me that it’s an inherited disease and it’s up to me if I want to get tested.
Flip what should I do?
Having looked on the NHS website and scared myself I’m still really not sure.
The first thing I’ll do is speak to my GP in the morning to talk it through with them but it seems it’s a disease than can be partly managed but not slowed down or cured.
What would you do?
Get tested a hope you haven’t got the gene or find out you have got it and wait for the disease to develop?
Wow another week over and I hope everyone had a good one.
My week started off with a banging headache which I couldn’t get rid of for a few days for really didn’t feel like eating at the beginning of the week as it will show in the calorie stats.
Monday – 2151cals
Tuesday – 2985cals
Wednesday – 3302cals
Thursday – 3248cals
Friday – 2839cals
Saturday – 2380cals
I need to improve my Monday and Saturday calorie intake as this lets the whole week down.
Exercise wise I managed to do some core training on Wednesday and Thursday but no running which doesn’t bother me too much as I have an active job. I did manage to go swimming last Sunday so that was an added bonus.
As for gaining weight well I’ve added about 0.5kg which isn’t great but it will get better.
Lets see what the next week brings.
If you have any posts that involve any exercise or healthy lifestyle please link them up.
Well its the end of another week and its been a hectic week working wise.
I’ve hardly done any exercise apart from a 3km run on Tuesday.
Once again I probably haven’t eaten enough as its been so hot and busy I’ve burnt more off that I would have expected to.
Monday – 2844 cals
Tuesday – 3753 cals
Wednesday – 2975 cals
Thursday – 2373 cals
Friday – 2765 cals
Saturday – 2382 cals
The problem is when its gets hot I don’t feel like eating.
Once again please feel free to link up with any fitness related post of yours from the past 7 days.
This is something a little bit new but I thought I’d give it a go.
Basically every Sunday I will post how my fitness week has been. I am trying to add weight so I will post my calorie count and what exercise I have done.
Ideally I’d like others to add a blog post from the week along the same sort of lines, whether its about weight lose or the exercise you’ve completed. If its along the fitness/health category then I’m happy.
Monday – 2708 cals
Tuesday – 3341 cals
Wednesday – 3169 cals
Thursday – 3198 cals
Friday – 3033 cals
Saturday – 3455 cals
Ideally I should be eating around 3300 cals a day so I need to increase this week.
My exercises this week have been
Monday – 3km run
Tuesday – Core Training
Thursday – Core Training
Looking at this next week I need to improve every thing, from the calorie intake to the core training.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this and feel free to leave any comments and please link up with me.
Let me first start by staying this is not me showing off or anything like that, this is an actual problem.
I am about 1 1/2 to 2 stone under weight for my height and everything etc.
I know all the comments will be just eat more, trust me I can eat pretty much anyone under the table. My average daily calorie intake is around 3000 – 3500, some days it goes over 4000.
I used to go to the gym and have done the protein shakes but nothing. I’m not that active, my work involves lifting and moving about but it still doesn’t burn off that many calories.
Below is my average days food consumption.
Breakfast – 7.30am
- Bowl of cereal with semi skimmed milk
Snack – 10.30am
Lunch – 12pm
- Chicken sandwich
- Pack of crisps
Afternoon Snack – 3.00pm
- Go Ahead Bar
Dinner – 5.30pm
- Full meal with vegetables
- Bowl of ice cream with banana and chocolate sauce
Evening Snack – 7.30pm
- Either donuts/chocolate crossaint or a pack of Jaffa Cakes
Tea – 9.00pm
- Cup of tea
- 6 biscuits to dunk
If its the weekend or my day off I’ll have all that plus two large cookies with a cup of tea at 10am and I’ll have beans on toast or egg on toast for lunch.
I think I need more calories at breakfast to up the intake. I do also drink 2lt of water during the course of the day plus apple juice.
If anyone has any tips or can help please leave me a comment.
This hasn’t been out best week in our house.
Monday up until about 8pm was fine, then at 8 Aly started to be sick, firstly in our bed then all over herself.
This was not how this night has meant to go. Laura hates sick but I don’t mind it, so we had to clear all our bedding and wash Aly’s hair. We then put her to bed with a bowl and me laying on the floor next to her.
15 minutes later we hear Mia screaming, as we walk in we’re greeted by her sitting up and being sick. So the next clear up begins and a her mattress is soaking we decided she should sleep in our bed. At this point I put a wash on to try and clean it all before it stains.
At this stage Aly can’t even keep water down so she keeps trying to be sick every 15mins or so. Mia is sick once again all over herself so at 12am I’m putting another wash on.
For the next 4 hours I’m lying next to Aly waiting for the next lot while she sleeps. At 4ish I manage to get downstairs to the sofa for an hour or so. When I wake I’m greeted by me now being sick.
The children haven’t been sick again but both are sound asleep so off to work I go and this is followed by being sick a few more times so I wait for the deliveries and at lunch time go home to bed.
Since then Mia has been fine and seems back to herself but on Wednesday night Aly had snuck into our bed and was once again sick so the clear up began again this time she wanted to lie on the sofa which is where we stayed till 1.30am when she woke up and said she wanted to go to sleep on her bed.
After the latest episode she hasn’t been sick but isn’t quite herself.
Oh and to finish the week off I’ve now on antibiotics for a chest infection.
Let me start by saying that I’m not talking about my wife or I.
As far back as I can remember a member of my immediate family has been an alcoholic. When you’re a kid you don’t really know or understand then you hit your teen years and everything becomes a lot clearer.
The person I’m talking about is my mum. She may or may not like me writing this, to be honest she’ll never read it. The first thing to say about this is I don’t hate her and have never not loved her.
When I was younger I remember her enjoying a whiskey of an evening and wine with dinner but at that age I didn’t think anything of it. Even when she fell asleep on the sofa while watching tv again I thought nothing of it. It’s only now when I look back I understand she was drunk every evening.
She never got angry or shouted at me or my sister, she was more depressed. I don’t think she knew that as we got older it hurt us and we knew what was going on.
Due to her drinking problems she got into money troubles, lost her job and in the end had to move house due to her not being able to afford the mortgage. We tried getting her help but unless they want to be helped its near impossible.
We had moments where she’d stop drinking for a period of time then it would all come crumbling down. Sometimes it would go very wrong and she would fall over and end up in hospital.
There was an occasion where she was inside her house and was crashed out and I had to somehow climb on to a roof and through a small upstairs window.
There was a time when I thought I’d receive ‘the’ call but thankfully it never came.
Like all teenagers I went through a drinking faze but when I realised the problems at home I cut all drinking out and still now I very rarely drink and I know the problems and heartache it can cause.
I often feel so low that I can’t help her but if she doesn’t help herself there’s very little I can do.
This is a post that I wrote when Mia was just 6days old so it would have been 19th October 2010. I never actually posted this and only came across it by chance but I thought I’d still post it.
Its been a while since I posted anything, so for those of you who don’t know my Wife gave birth to a beautiful girl called Mia Amber Rose on 13th October weighing 8lb 4oz.
Well since the birth things have been a little mad.
6 days later we were once again in hospital. While feeding at 2am Mia had what seemed like at the time a fit, she had trouble breathing and went really stiff. What followed was the scariest couple of days in our lives.
Laura was feeding and I was just starting to nod off when she screamed, I jumped up and we didn’t know what to do. First things first we needed an ambulance and quick (to their credit they only took about 2mins) while we were waiting I need to phone Laura’s mum and dad…shit what do I say?? Sod it “Quick come over Mia isn’t breathing properly…HELP!!” I couldn’t be bothered to be too polite I was too scared.
So there we were on our way to Brighton Children’s Hospital with our 6 day old girl. A&E were ready and waiting for us and they took her and need to get blood and get a drip in her. She looked so tiny just lying there with people jabbing needles into her while we just stand there completely helpless.After they checked her heart and lungs we got moved to the High Dependency Unit and that’s were she stayed for the next 12 hours. The next day they had to do a lumber puncture on her and told us to go away for a little while as its very disturbing to watch.
Laura and Mia then stayed in hospital for the next 2 days so they could get all the test results back and just to keep an eye on her. During this time I was with them from 7.30am until 8pm and Mia was being very good and feeding well. They kept giving her antibiotics and finally they got the test results back and we were all off home again.
The reason she had a “fit” was she has reflux and while feeding must have been sick but it went back down her throat and into the wrong hole. Touch wood she has been a lot better. When we feed her we have to try and keep her a bit more upright and keep her upright for 20mins after feeds.
Like I said the worst 2 days of our lives. But I have to say Laura handled the whole thing so so well and I am very proud of her. I also think it helped settle Aly as she bonded very quickly with her.