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    Congrats on your run, very well done. Have a lovely holiday

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    Congratulations on your run! That's a great time, too. Under 2 hours will be my goal if I ever sign up for another one.

    The holiday will soothe away the aches and pains I'm sure!

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    Thanks guys! I'll run another one with you Pineneedles

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    B - two eggs, Berocca, green tea
    S - banana, 10 almonds
    S - two satsumas
    L - carrot soup, Nakd 'pecan pie' bar (dates, pecans, almonds)
    S - yeah I just totally ruined everything with a big slice of cake. We won a pitch and retained my client so it was a congratulations cake sent to us. No excuses I know, spesh now my tummy hurts. And I need to be in a bikini in 2 days!
    D - roast chicken & salad... then ate a load of crisps in front of a film with the boyf ergh what is wrong with me at the mo???!!!
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    Last day in the office for 2 and a half weeks!!!

    But I'm exhausted, and hormonal (yay period time again, so soon...!). So I think today is going to DRAG, not least because I was meant to start this work volunteering thing this morn, reading with kids at a local school, and got up early and everything for it, but work hadn't sent in our criminal record check so I couldn't do it! It's half an hour once a month for god's sake, it makes me so sad that I couldn't help out because work couldn't be bothered to send over some paperwork when they've had months to do it. Such a shame.

    Also, someone tell me this, why can't I seem to sleep properly any more when my boyfriend stays over? I think it's because I told him I have issues with insomnia, that now when he's there in the back of my mind I'm worried that he's worrying I'm not going to sleep, and therefore I don't. I'm also so sensitive to sound at night that I wear ear plugs or use a white noise machine pretty much all the time, and obviously don't want to do that when he's around, so I don't relax as quickly and I remain too alert to any noises around the house etc. It's just getting a bit ridiculous, vicious cycle and all that, and he takes it super personally which adds to the stress of it. Not sure what I can do... hopefully on holiday I'll be a bit jet lagged and just pass out after a tequila or two, without needing the noise of a fan in the background, and we can get into a good routine that will come back to England with us. I hate being so sensitive to noise it's literally the bane of my life! Along with my bad skin.

    Trying. to. stay. positive. Holiday tomorrow!

    B - two eggs, banana, cappuccino
    S - handful of almonds (that's the big bag in my desk drawer all finished now!), a few grapes
    L - chicken stir fried rice, mint tea
    D - chicken & salad... and then ruined it with the bakewell tart my mum left in my fridge after the run on Sunday, ridic.

    Just bring on 5.30am....!
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    How are you getting on?!

    I know sort of vanished... life took a dramatic turn back in the Summer. I split up with my partner who I was living with, moved back to where my friends are and have been out living it up and persuing lots of things I didn't find time for before. Strange couple of months really....!

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    Hello!

    Ah me too, 2 weeks on holiday and then was off on two training courses when I got back to work, and before I know it it's December. Where does the time go?! Plus I'm looking for a new job, and am in the process of buying a flat so it is ALL going on at the moment!

    Primal-wise, I didn't do very well on holiday at all... a LOT of sugary margaritas every day and tortillas with every meal... I came home feeling super bloated and my acne had got so bad I actually had one of my best friends ask what the hell had happened - the fact that other people were noticing made me feel horrific so I went to the Dr, and despite my best intentions I have started a course of antibiotics along with a retinoid cream. I know it's not the best thing to do, especially since it's most likely to be hormonal, but I need to give it a go for a few months for my peace of mind (and after 3 weeks I am noticing a difference so that's good), and I can't get any recommendations from a dermatologist until I've done it. Alongside the medication I discovered an amazing blog, Caroline Hirons, and am changing my skincare routine and taking a load of good quality fish oil supplements as well as probiotics so I think that's helping for sure, and even though I am getting quite a dry face with the cold weather I feel a lot more confident which is the main thing.

    I am also being very strict on gluten, and still minimising caffeine & dairy, so have found my stomach is a lot flatter and I'm sure that will help my skin too. What's nice is that my friends/family/boyfriend are all recognising my GF life now and making it easier for me to stay GF when we socialise, e.g. GF stuffing at Thanksgiving (one of my besties is half American... I could be stricter on chocolate and beige carbs (a fair amount of potato and rice recently) but this will come, I don't want to beat myself up about it when I have so much other stuff to think about.

    And finally, I have bought a bike and have started cycling to/from work, which is brilliant. Means I get a good 40mins of exercise & fresh air a day (that's if I just go one way and can't get out of the office at lunchtime so it's usually double that). And if all goes well purchasing this flat I will probably have an hour's cycle each way, so even better (even if that means getting out of bed earlier!).

    I'm so sorry about the split, but 'living it up' sounds like you're doing okay?! I say anything that gives you back some time to delve into your own interests is a good thing, although I'm sure it didn't feel particularly good to begin with.... How's the primal lifestyle going, did that go out the window?

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    So saying that I've been far stricter on gluten recently, I did get taken out for breakfast this morning and couldn't quite resist the delicious bread that came with my meal...

    B - spicy Indian scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, tomatoes, slice of toast, chocolate chai (yep not done so well on the dairy either this morning!)

    L - big salad (spinach leaves, carrot, toms, avocado, beetroot) with grilled mackerel, olive oil & balsamic mmmm

    S - two satsumas

    D - king prawn stir fry with red bell pepper, pak choy, spinach, onion, ginger, tamari... did have a couple of pieces of Dairy Milk later in the evening


    Forgot to mention the boyf has persuaded me to stop reusing plastic water bottles (even if I do recycle them after) and buy a permanent one - so I am now loving my Klean Kanteen and urge everyone to get one!
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    Awful night followed by a not great morning. You know when everything seems to be collapsing around you? Major issues with the main bathroom in our flat meaning other flatmates are having to use my en-suite (great when the boyf's round :|), plus estate agent generally being an absolute cow (nicest word I could think of beginning with C...) about giving me a reference to purchase the flat I've found... and then my bike appears to be broken so had to abandon it this morning and am hoping the boyf is getting it sorted for me. Argh.

    B - two hard boiled eggs, cappuccino (first coffee in ages, didn't sleep last night and just really bloody wanted one)

    S - banana, almonds

    L - big ass tuna salad - really want some chocolate, feeling pretty hormonal....
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    Ergh I just don't have the time to keep this journal going with everything else going on!!!

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