nic77e

dealing with narcolepsy, wedding planning, a law degree and some new fitness goals…

busy little bee

My apologies for being slack with the posts of late.  I have been very busy!  I have started a new job that I am really enjoying, I am finding it both challenging and rewarding and I am learning a LOT!  5 days a week is keeping me very busy, plus 1 day a week at the law firm and I have also started summer school.

What’s that you say about burning candles at both ends or biting off more than you can chew!?  I am slowly getting into a schedule for myself and am getting on top of things however my fitness has certainly not been amazing these last few weeks.

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I have discovered a new flavour of ice cream – Connoisseur Chocolate Obsession.  My previous favourite ice cream was Mövenpick Chocolate.. Connoisseur leaves it for dead..!  It has a cherry brandy sauce swirled through it and it just might be the most delicious thing I have eaten all year… I am too scared to look at how many calories are in a scoop.

So other than working, studying and pigging out on ice cream I have not done very much else!l 

I did have a lovely time a few weeks ago – I have mentioned previously that there is an amazing group of women that I met through the 12wbt – we all share a common goal of weight loss aspirations, are of a similar weight and we all have weddings to attend soon that involve donning a bikini as they are in tropical locations.  We have all really bonded and they are an endless source of support, encouragement and inspiration.  One of the “Bikini Girls” was here in Queensland on holidays so we were able to meet in person, we went to the beach and had a jog/chin wag.  It was so much fun to meet her and we both felt like we could have chatted for ages and ages.  It is a beautiful thing to see new friendships forming in your life.

I am resolving to get back on the exercise band wagon this week.  I have been so slack.  My weight loss has still continued to slowly drop but at a much slower rate as my diet has not been as disciplined.

I am now taking a double dose of my medication each morning (2 x tablets) which seems to give me a good start to the day, then I am averaging only one further tablet around lunch time.  I am constantly on my feet running about a very busy store with my new job and I am finding that the vibrancy of the new job is really refreshing and well suited to me.

I am starting to realise that I will continue to feel exhausted when I first wake up for the rest of my life, but I am trying very hard to change my mentality when I wake up each morning, so I try not to lay in bed to get “5 more minutes” anymore.  Instead I force myself to get up and have a coffee and take my medication.  About 5 minutes later I am feeling excellent and no longer sleepy.

And yes, as you may have picked up – I have started drinking coffee again after 10 months of abstinence.  Amazing how quickly you get back into it and need it again!  Old habits die hard I guess!

I am keen to start a new diet in 2013.  There is a great deal of information that suggests that a gluten free diet is very beneficial for narcoleptics.  So I am going to give it a go for a few months and see how I feel.  

Additionally, my summer school subject is Animal Law.  It is incredibly confronting to be faced with things that I have continually swept under the rug in relation to how meat is produced.  I am not sure that I am comfortable continuing to eat meat that has been produced in this way.  Am I a potential vegetarian..?  Me?  The “I love steak girl”?

More to come on all of this, I just wanted to say hello to the internet land and confirm that I am still here and awake!

More updates soon!

Nx

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