I am going to put another post on the 'all things weight loss' section about my weight and actually how to lose it etc but just thought I'd introduce myself as the title suggests.
I am 44, married, no children and a cat.
I have had a stressful few years and, having lost my dad and my mum having a stroke, this year we have sold our house and mum has sold hers and we have all moved in together.
She was very lucky with her stroke and she is still independent but us all living together just helps me to relax a little more and not be quite as anxious about whether she is ok (she did have a fall and couldn't raise help and was there for 10 hours).
So, all is good.
I am a tax adviser which I have now dropped to part time but I keep my hand in and I have a business where I help all manner of people with whatever it is that drains their time. Admin support for a solicitors practice, shop cover for a small local contemporary furniture shop, 'caretaker' for a storage and office units facility, as well as doing errands for busy people such as dry-cleaning runs, trips to the cobblers or seamstress, getting new watch batteries or jewellery repairs.
As you can see I am always on the go - couple that with having a very good but stressful (trying to fit it in) social life which also equals lots (and lots) of eating out and not much time to plan and prepare when I do stay in.
I am also a qualified reflexologist and indian head masseur - I like to keep things varied - I love each week being different and I don't do routine - but maybe I should because I never know whether I'm coming or going.
This week as I have started getting my weight loss head on I have also upped the exercise so have found time to do a yoga class (novice), 2 short yoga sessions at home (Down Dog app - brilliant) and last night I had a private tap dancing lesson.
Just off out for a quick walk round the block and when I get back I will post my weigh problems on the other area - hope I haven't frightened you all way and there may be some help out there.