Kelly Michelle’s Diary Week 19, 2017

Weight: 95.3 kgs

“Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 19, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

Wasn’t expecting a 500 gram weight loss this week…G has bought me McD’s fries twice this week and I’ve eaten a bag of eskimos…yes a whole bag of eskimos as I was feeling a bit down on Friday while my uterus was hosting a party…it’s the first time I’ve actually taken a day off work due to my fibroids in my 7 years of dealing with them other than my 2 week sick leave after my operation in February (and a few half days when I returned to work).

Shake Your Booty

I managed to do my Tracy Anderson dvd and a few strolls on the treadmill at the beginning of the week however it all went downhill from Thursday…I’ve got my fingers crossed that things settle down and I can at least enjoy another stroll or two next week.

What I’m Up Too…

Today, we went out for afternoon tea at a little vintage tea room as it was the one year anniversary of G’s dad passing away…I’ve said this before but G’s dads death has really changed me.  I still remember the conversation I had with G’s mum a year ago today…G’s dad was always making sure his family had a roof over their head due to his own upbringing as he was bought up by a single mum who was transported up to Bedfordshire due to the Blitz…they had a little house on a farm where his mum worked however one day the farmer lost the farm in a card game and they were evicted by the new owner.  Someone in the village found them somewhere to stay that night and his mum went to work each day to provide for her son…G’s dad would come home each day from school and started the fire and dinner…he never wanted his boys to come home to an empty house like he did and they never did.

It really made me realise how materialistic and pretentious I was.  While I still like a few things here and there…who doesn’t; I realised that I didn’t need as much crap as I currently own to live and that I wanted to change.  I’ve made some big changes; I don’t buy as many clothes or shoes as I once did and I’ve survived…G and I are happy with a holiday inn hotel rather than a fancy pants 5 star hotel and I prefer to spend time with my loved ones than to worry about my blog or social media accounts (you never get that time back so remove the phone from your hand and make eye contact!)…these are just a few of the changes I have made.

I read a great blog post this week and the quote below has really stayed with me especially in this day and age of social media and full time bloggers –

“It takes so much energy to impersonate what you think others want you to be.  It’s so tiring to keep up an appearance or role.  Why not drop the effort to impress or hide?  Honesty is exciting.  Want more stamina and kick in your life?  Stop propping up something that doesn’t stay up on its own.”

Anyway enough of my babbling…time for some sleep.


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    • May 16, 2017 / 12:34 PM

      Thanks Anna…occasionally I pull one out of the bag hehe

  1. May 15, 2017 / 3:02 AM

    I enjoy these posts of yours so much! Once I’m a big more caught up on our trips (hello 2 years of non-blogged content!), I want to write at least a monthly recap like this. As I’ve been reading back through some of my old posts (is that weird?) I am finding the most enjoyable ones for me to read are the more personal ones I’ve written. Def want to get back into that a little more, assuming I don’t get burnt out and give this up again. Ha!

    I like what you brought up at the end of this. I see a lot of ‘sameness’ in blogs and instagram because I think most people wishing to make a living off their blogs think they have to look or be a certain way to attract an audience. And for whatever reason, everyone seems to have latched on to the same ‘look’, maybe because it worked for someone else so they think it will for them. That sort of thing may initially attract people, but it’s not gonna keep them around in most cases. And you’re right -how exhausting to have to keep that up! No, thank you. I have always loved writing, but never have I been able to get into the social media side of this. I just don’t understand the long-term point of it.
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    • May 16, 2017 / 12:34 PM

      Awww thank you Sarah and yes do!
      I think I have over a year of blog content and I’m thinking hells bells when did I do that?!?! 2 years is crazy! Personal blog posts offer such an insight into what you were thinking and where you were at that time of your life; that’s why I share everything not just the happy stuff so I can look back and see how much I have moved on and grown as a person.

      The copycats are ridiculous and totally agree with your whole comment. The same look is boring – instagram is a prime example of how really white out / overexposed photos have become super popular but to me individually they are white and boring…I need more colour and substance in my feed. I personally think social media is dead and buried; there are to many people faking it and people are slowly waking up to the fakeness…time will tell.