…Creating on the Hill…

Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them


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….21…

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..I made it to 21 ..and I’m happy….I’m still craving…but I feel soooo much better

So I have decided to keep going…I’m going to rethink the ‘whole food’ thing (pun  intended)

I’m going to try and continue eating foods with no sugar..no preservatives and I’ve made a plan

..this week I’m going to re-introduce:- Baked Potato, natural yogurt, hard cheese, apples…

I have to say my crohns has been a lot better during the detox and for that reason alone I have to keep going.

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This picture is for everyone who thinks I haven’t changed much over the years (you are kind but need to get eyes checked!!) xx

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….taking steps….forward

Its day 17….technically only 4 days left of the 21 Day Sugar Detox..

I am making a plan of what’s next…..

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I know I can’t go back and be this women!!! She was 21,engaged to be married, weighing in at 8 st 7lbs (oh heck that’s what my thighs weigh now!!)….this women didn’t know what it’s like to be married to her best friend for 33 years, hadn’t found her Faith…hadn’t moved to America

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..this women knew the joy of 5 children…knew that God answered prayers..

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…this women wasn’t on ‘the hill’…she was on her way back to England2001 6b the Family at Laredo airport

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..10 years on ‘the hill’…still smiling

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…this women still smiles but you can see it in her eyes…

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so you can see where I’m at…Planning for the next steps after Day 21…

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…taking steps…to a healthier me

…as I type this I can’t quite believe I have made it to day 12!!..

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It’s been an interesting few days and I can’t lie …it hasn’t been easy.. but has been made so much better by the support and encouragement I have had

  • AMY…where would I be without you, on Monday I didn’t have food on ‘the hill’ that I could eat, there was couscous and cookies ….I was SOOOOO crazy hungry that when I looked across the street at the chickens running around (there’s allotments with a chicken coop) I started to wonder about the possibilities!! Amy rang and asked if she could bring anything …OH YES YOU CAN….DSCN1633[1]she arrived with cooked chicken and an amazing ‘protein pot’ from M&S…..It was just in time because Claire was getting nervous at me eyeing up those chickens!! I devoured the lot in under 10 minutes…did I mention that I have been experiencing cravings like you wouldn’t believe.
  • One of the most thoughtful gifts was delivered to my front door by Moira and Lewis……I love you both for this and your encouragement
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so many goodies to keep me going and bubble bath and candles to chill and how cute is this card x
  • One of the things I have really been over the moon with is that I have still managed a date out with David and received the best service even though I asked for things not on the menu ….we went to The Marquis of Granby
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I asked for hot water with lemon and the waitress bought a teapot of hot water and cup and saucer with slice of lemon (simple I know but made me feel good) DSCN1643[1]
then I asked for grilled chicken and salad with no dressing or sauces
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you might be thinking NO BIGGIE…but for me eating out with my one and only was a BIGGIE for me.. and
can I just say in case you were going to report me to ‘Cruelty to husbands’  David tucked into a 12″ pizza and 2 pints of real ale so he was not subject to the detox!!
  • Yesterday we celebrated Kirsty’s birthday with a family breakfast at Frankie and Benny’s……JOY.. JOY.. JOY
Vegetarian Scrambler was on the menu.. roasted peppers, mushroom and scrambled eggs on a platter + yes you guessed hot water with a slice of lemon x…. I loved our family get together..making memories
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…..I am learning a lot about myself while doing this, and here comes the confession:-
I AM ADDICTED TO SUGAR…there I said it, makes me annoyed with myself that I hadn’t done anything sooner..yes I have dieted before ( too many times to mention) yes I have lost weight but this time would you believe its not about the weight It’s about the healthier me.
I’m half way through now and finding some really nice recipes to try out…I’m enjoying keeping this blog diary…keeps me accountable…focused.
Thanks for all the encouragement and help xx