Mental health day

I’ve been having a mental health day today. I am at my parents house, and I did absolutely nothing today.

I got up late, 9 AM which is late for me. I slept really well last night, I always do though when I am at my parents. Well mostly I do.

I just relaxed, read a book, watched some tv, and chatted with my mom.

I ate leftovers for dinner, I had cooked a shepherds pie yesterday, a slimming world friendly one. I had leftovers of that today, and I have some which I’ll have during the week also.

I’m enjoying a coffee now, and catching up on blogs. Yay for a happy day. I love those.

When I stepped on the scale today…

I was down 1.5 pounds! Woop woop! I was so thrilled!

I now weigh 14 stone 7 pounds! That means as of today I’ve lost over 2 stone, or 28 pounds for my US readers.

It has taken me over a year and a half, but I did it. I’m so proud of myself for sticking with it.

I’ve a long ways to go to reach my goal weight or 9 stone, but I’ll get there, even if it takes another 2 years, I’m not gonna give up.

I’m really going to try to cut back this coming week, as I’d like to see a big loss on the scales next week at weigh in. That means, no treats! Other than the slimming world bars. If I want something sweet, I’ll eat fruit!

I’m beyond thrilled that I had a fantastic result at weigh in today. It gave me a real boost of confidence.

Calmed down somewhat

I’m a little calmer now. A cup of tea helped. And I read for 40 minutes. That seemed to do the trick, thank god! I hate anxiety with a passion! It ruins everything, and it attempted to ruin my night tonight but I am pleased to say it didnt succeed!
So yes anxiety you can fuck right off!
I am ok, I am ok, I am ok!
And thats what I will keep telling myself when you come back again as I know you will!
I put the radio on for a while. The house is really quiet, well yeah, obviously it is being that its the middle of the night. But I like a little noise!
I’m just happy I feel ok now again!

Putting on makeup as a blind person

So earlier today I posted pics of myself with my makeup all done.

I did that makeup myself. I’ve never done that before. Every time I wear makeup I always get someone else to put it on for me.

For christmas my sister gave me really good makeup. It was an expensive brand. One she uses and one she’s used on me before as well.

Today I decided to try it out and I decided I’d do it myself. Its not easy being blind and applying makeup. I got my sister to sit with me while I attempted to apply it. I wanted her to tell me what I had to do to get it right.

It turned out nice. Of course my mom and sister did laugh a few times, because I was doing it wrong. I had to tell them to quit it as it was making me feel bad. They said though when I got done and was finished that I did good.

Even my 11 year old niece said, for a person who cant see what they are doing, you did well. That meant so much to me.

I am going to practice putting the make up on for a few days, and then if I keep getting it right, I will wear a little every day. Just a little foundation, powder and blush and maybe a little eye shadow as well. I’m not able to apply the lipstick too good by myself, so I think for now I’ll just use lip gloss.

I’m happy with how it all turned out. I’m happy too that I’ve got good makeup now that I can wear daily if I choose to do that.

Gift giving

Yesterday my PA Frances and I exchanged christmas gifts. We were very excited about doing it. My PA got me a lovely top, a dressy top to wear. Its mustard color and its a lovely fit on me. She also got me a gift set with shower gels, body lotion and body butter in it. She also got Nitro a tin of doggy treats. I made her up a hamper with a load of shower products in it, chocolates, and some alcohol and I gave her a card with a lottery ticket in it. She loved what I got her. She said I was really thoughtful and that I’d put a lot of effort into the gift. It was a nice morning. She’s off now until January 7th. She was supposed to work with me on the 3rd, but I’ll still be at my parents house then so I told her to leave it until the 7th. She thanked me and said she appreciated that I’d do that. We wished each other a merry christmas as she was leaving, but we’ll be talking to each other online, as she’s friends with me on facebook.

Alphabet of happiness

A. Accept
Accept others for who they are and for the choices they’ve made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.
B. Break Away
Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.
C. Create
Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with.
D. Decide
Decide that you’ll be successful and happy come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.
E. Explore
Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you’ll learn more about yourself.
F. Forgive
Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.
G. Grow
Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.
H. Hope
Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.
I. Ignore
Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.
J. Journey
Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day, and you’ll grow.
K. Know
Know that no matter how bad things seem, they’ll always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter.
L. Love
Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there’s room for nothing else, but when love is in your heart, there’s room for endless happiness.
M. Manage
Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you’ll suffer less stress and worry. Then you’ll be able to focus on the important things in life.
N. Notice
Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding.
O. Open
Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there’s still much to be thankful for.
P. Play
Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.
Q. Question
Ask many questions, because you’re here to learn.
R. Relax
Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and remember that things always have a way of working out in the end.
S. Share
Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times over.
T. Try
Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish.
U. Use
Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that’s wasted has no value. Talent that’s used will bring unexpected rewards.
V. Value
Value the friends and family members who’ve supported and encouraged you, and be there for them as well.
W. Work
Work hard every day to be the best person you can be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.
X. X-Ray
Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you’ll see the goodness and beauty within.
Y. Yield
Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain dedicated, you’ll find success at the end of the road.
Z. Zoom
Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow rear a ugly head.

I got an A on my 3rd module!!

The results of my 3rd module are up on canvas. We had four modules in total for our course. The 3rd one I just finished in late October. For that module, I had to do a poster presentation and a learner log which was 800 words in length. I chose to do my poster presentation on friendly call and on isolation and loneliness, and I did my learner log on what it was like to work on friendly call. I just checked my result and I got an A for both the presentation and I also got an A for my learner log!
I am so very proud of myself! I put in a lot of work into both the presentation and learner log!
That means I will get a 1-1 first class honour in the overall course, as I have all A’s in the 3 modules, and I am hoping this last presentation I did today, for the fourth and final module, I am hoping to get an A on that too!
What a great way to end the night! I can go to bed happy! I am so elated!
This is the best news ever!
❤ ❤ 😀