Weight: 97.0 kgs

“Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 11, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

A tiny decrease which is good considering how much gluten free shortbread I ate last week!

Shake Your Booty

Moving on….

What I’m Up Too..

We popped off Surrey yesterday afternoon to drop G’s mum at a wedding so we had a little tiki tour and visited a National Trust property, Box Hill, Littlehampton and had a quick drive past our old house in Arundel!

So last week…I went to work again…I almost did a full week apart from Monday when I didn’t even get to 11am as I had managed to put my back out last Sunday while shaving my legs of all things…I’ve decided that if G isn’t going to shave his legs then I’m not going to bother either from now on…I may have bought this lovely dress from Boden in green so I’m pretty sure I will be shaving my legs very very  soon…the dress is perfect if you’re quite tall and have big boobies!

On Friday, I met up with Rachel before she heads off to Australia…it was lovely to catch up with her again and I will definitely miss our chats and cake dates.

Urgh…I went to the GP last week…after feeling very positive about the NHS after my experience at L&D Hospital, it’s amazing how one GP can turn that on it’s head in a few words.  G was furious with her after I told him how the appointment went; while I’m just rolling my eyes after she told me that my operation to remove my fibroid was a waste of money…she had her bitch face on so I put mine on and told her that the consultant is going in again so I’m guessing she knows best.  As I said to G, this is the same GP that raced me through on the 2 week NHS cancer rule (or whatever it is called) as she thought I had colon cancer at Christmas time…just proving that some GP’s are good with some things but pretty crap with others.

I was pretty obsessed with this blog for many a moon however the past year has taught me not to worry about the little things in life (which includes this blog) so when I forgot to renew my bluehost account and my blog went down…I didn’t fret, worry or have a breakdown and guess what the world kept on spinning without my blog.  I did think of letting the blog go that day but in the end I renewed it as I want a diary to record all my adventures.

Our Russian visas turned up today…yay…happy dance…and we did them all by ourselves as well!  So now I can start researching our little adventure, I like to see what there is available to do in a city rather than planning every waking hour before turning up.  I’m really excited about wearing red in Red Square!

Anyway enough of my babbling…I should do exercise but maybe I will read instead…turning pages is exercise right?!!

xx

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Weight: 97.1 kgs

“A very narrow income has a tendency to contract the mind, and sour the temper.”  – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 10, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

A slight decrease which is always welcome!

Shake Your Booty

Haha…extra fries rather than exercise folks!  I’m going to dust off the treadmill…truly I am.

What I’m Up Too..

Today I popped to Saffron Walden with G’s mum to look around the cute little town and to check out their market where we picked up a few bits and pieces.  I’ve got all the photos sitting in a blog post…I just need to find the words and they aren’t happening at the moment…kinda lost my blog mojo again <insert eye roll>…lets hope it returns!

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 10, 2017

I also went back to work on Wednesday…my goodness it was so hard…I ended up doing half days and came home to sleep.  My VP has told me to take it easy and to listen to my body so I’m not going to argue with that and I think it’s safe to say that my body is in need of rest so I’m listening to it.

G and I travelled into London on Tuesday to apply for our Russian visas so fingers crossed they get all approved this week…fingers crossed!  We’ve got our flights and hotels all booked…just need that pesky visa and then I can look at booking some activities.  We stopped off at Honest Burgers in Kings Cross for a cheeky little gluten free burger and found out they are opening a store in Cambridge next month…woohoo…super super stoked about this news!

I love Anna and her blog and Anna’s latest post is keeping it all very real…On Business – Blessings and woes of Corporate Travel…it’s a really good post about the pros and cons of business travel and I know personally that it’s not all that glamorous…hello 3am starts!

Also…only in New Zealand…you should check out the Hilux New Zealand Rural Games Facebook page and see just how fantastic rural New Zealand is…right down to the gumboot throwing where you can spot a family member competing!

Anyway enough of my babbling…bed time.

xx

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Weight: 97.7 kgs

“My being charming, Harriet, is not quite enough to induce me to marry; I must find other people charming—one other person at least.” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 9, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

No change at all but am currently consuming crisps as I write this as have the total munchies!

Shake Your Booty

Still can’t exercise…I vacuumed and injured myself so maybe next week…or maybe never and I can just get someone to suck all the fat out of me in the future…surely someone could invent an at home liposuction machine.

What I’m Up Too…

Still at home, trying to take it easy…and I have to say this is easier said than done.

After suffering from boredom all week and craving conversation in the middle of the day, I met up with G for morning tea on Thursday…only for him to urgently head back to the office…I’m sure that “urgent” phone call was all planned.

Anyway, I decided to explore Olney properly as it’s a real cute little town…and of course I took way too many photos!

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 9, 2017

So far today, G and I have put up the shelving in the shoe room…and I own less than 80 pairs of shoes now after a huge clear out…and then we both had a coconut oil hair mask session.

After living by the “no news is good news” mantra about my polyps in my colon, I received a letter today to see a Professor in London…I wasn’t to sure if this was fanny or bottom related letter…thank goodness for google…in seconds flat I knew that the Professor specialises in rare genetic colon diseases and has only 5 star reviews!  Nothing is wrong with me yet and the appointment is months away…if it was urgent, I’m sure I wouldn’t be waiting for months…I may have ordered a new dress just to take away some of the anxiety of the letter…that’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

Oh and I bought maternity jeans…honestly, they’re freaking amazing!!  Ladies, buy yourself a pair for when you have those fat days (period days or just plain ol’ overeating days)…I’m not taking mine off.  I bought these black skinny jeans from ASOS for £25…trust me this was a way better purchase than the dungarees.

Anyway enough of my babbling…bed time.

xx

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Weight: 97.7 kgs

“One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s.”  – Jane Austen, Emma

My Life Goal, ze Weight

I’ve come down a bit this week…not a surprise really.

Shake Your Booty

No exercise this week; I had really good intentions and was heading to Aqua Aerobics and a few sessions on the old treadmill but then had an operation and am now signed off from exercise for two weeks.

What I’m Up Too…

I was having a totally normal week and then on Tuesday, I had 30 minutes to make a decision just after lunch time about getting my fibroid removed the following day…G said go for it girl (my last two periods were pretty horrendous for me and for him) and I had a vagina chat with the girls in the office where it was decided that I should take the opportunity and have the operation a month earlier than planned.

So Daddy and I both had operations this week under a General; Dad jumped the queue but in the end I got back in front <insert evil laugh>…I had a majority of the fibroid removed plus another polyp (15 polyps removed altogether so far this year from my colon and uterus) and they also found another fibroid so I will be having another operation in the future to remove the new one and the rest of the big one…while Daddy had his kidney stone removed.

After spending the night in hospital which wasn’t planned, I’m now home and feeling a bit uncomfortable and at times slightly crazy…I may have told G that I’m worried about the dolphins that are trying to get out of my vagina (and that comment was from today!).

I’ve decided I’m going to write a post about my fibroid journey; it won’t be for everyone but I want something written down so I can reflect on the changes in my body due to these dodgy little things.  Fibroids have changed the way I travel, my confidence levels and just my general health and well being.

I had my operation at Luton & Dunstable Hospital and they were fabulous with my care over the past three months; it’s amazing the difference between the Women’s Clinic at Bedford vs Luton & Dunstable Hospital and their treatment options.  I will be forever thankful to the covering GP that saw me late last year when my iron levels had hit rock bottom again and as he read through my notes he basically had very angry kittens…unfortunately not all GP’s are created equal and he went on to refer me through to L&D Hospital for a second opinion and was going to lodge a complaint over the handling of my case at Bedford Hospital (who knows if this happened but I got my second opinion).  After getting told for years that my symptoms weren’t anything to do with the fibroid, he told me that every symptom was…it was a revelation and I stopped beating myself up.

As I’ve said before, yes I’m hard on the NHS however I do believe you have to fight to get treated these days and if this year has thought me anything…my colon and uterus fights were not in vain.

Unfortunately I’m now signed off from work for two weeks and I get easily bored…G is telling me to sit still today and I’m struggling to do that…I’m really not a great patient!  I’ve decided to take the two weeks off and let my body recover not just from this operation but also from my colonoscopy…my body has dealt with a lot in the past 4 weeks.

G is currently watching a dodgy Syfy movie while I’m writing this post…he’s asked a valid question though, why is it that when aliens first come to earth they always try and blow up the White House?

Great Reads from Other Bloggers

Blogging has driven me insane for a long time now and I’ve gotten very angry…this post from Hannah Gale on Blogging, Jealously and Getting Over It is seriously on point and this line from the post “There’s a fine line between greed and ambition, and I think it’s that very line that drives so many of us insane on a daily basis” resonates with me on so many levels…and unfortunately not just blogging these days!

I was watching instagram stories last night and one of my favourite bloggers was saying how she was looking for a certain type of blogger for a particular campaign but on checking their stats on social blade realised they were following / unfollowing and she wouldn’t use them…a little bit of me did a dance on hearing this!

I’m a huge fan of Catherine from Not Dressed As Lamb and it was a lovely surprise to see Catherine in the Good Housekeeping Magazine yesterday!  One of the reasons why I love Catherine is that she is unique in her fashion sense and doesn’t look like every other fashion blogger currently out there…she wrote a great post on 13 Fashion Blogger Girl Crushes of Mine (That Aren’t Instagram Clones!)…once again her rant on this post in seriously on point but I don’t think it’s just related to fashion blogging clones anymore…I’ve started unfollowing a number of almost “clone” like travel accounts now as well.

Anyway enough of my babbling…nap time.

xx

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