It’s likely that in the next two weeks that my YouTube could be set up, still struggling to understand the technology behind it all, but I am hoping that I will have it up before December now.
I am totally not confident about showing my face on there right now, because I still have that missing tooth and the dentist hasn’t given me an appointment for the braces we’ve discussed yet as she has a backlog of appointments to get through.
I did try to remind her, but I seem to be lost in the paperwork somewhere.
So until the braces come I am not confident about showing my mouth in particular. The tooth was pulled July 28th and though some of the gap seems to have closed itself with an exercise I found online to move teeth without braces, it isn’t happening as fast as I would like!
Stupid tooth would go and break on a chicken bone though wouldn’t it? Gosh that makes me sound like a Neanderthal with chicken wings doesn’t it? I guess I am though, lol, pretty crazy about wings.
I forgot to have my medication last night so today is pretty painful to eat for me and I may not keep things down. Especially as the planned meal is a rare treat of a steak pepper pie with salad, can’t change my mind as the alternative is worse – Chicken Arribiata, I have problems with that at the best of times without having it when I’ve missed medication!
I love Arribiata but it’s too acidic for days like these!
I took the medication by now, but it won’t work in time for dinner.
On a positive note my size is slimming down faster than I expected, even my smallest clothes are getting big on me now.
Although I love it I am scared of it, because I can’t afford to replace clothing and at the rate I am losing the weight I will need a full wardrobe of clothes once every six to eight weeks!
To be honest with you, it’s why I am bringing forward the YouTube set up, I am hoping to try and get some money in order to replace my clothing so I don’t have to stall my exercises for a while, like I have been doing, just because I can’t afford the transition! I don’t have much choice over the diet, we can’t eat much lately as it is.
I am not confident I’d earn enough with YouTube alone, so I am going to be posting things in Instagram and putting my blog up for monetisation soon as well, because I need to try and get some kind of income coming in now that Paul is officially retired and our money looks cut again.
We really can’t stretch our money if there is another cut; we have lost £60 a week from this past Monday, so things are getting awful right now. But Paul assures me it is temporary, The Royal Navy will give him a pension by the end of the month that will boost us again, but we have a whole four weeks of having £60 a week less than normal, we may not be able to pay our utilities this month. Probably going to be the hardest month of my life!
I am just so glad I am not like my cousins who ignored my grandparent’s stories about how they coped with rationing during the war and actually partook in their lessons to learn how to stretch things out.
How that just because you opened a can of beans yesterday doesn’t make them inedible today – you just pour them into a pot with leftover veg and hey presto a vegetable soup, ok not ideal, but least you won’t starve!
But I’ve learned a lot from them, you see, I learned that those can of beans you open yesterday can be mixed up with fried sausages, onion and dried herbs with mashed potato as a lovely sausage & baked bean casserole – which is a family favourite!
I think every poor family in the UK was raised on sausages and baked beans; it seems to be the go to meal for the poor here.
To be honest with you I hate sausages, had them so often I actually don’t like them anymore, same with baked beans – I like them sometimes, but I am getting to the point I will be happy never to see sausages again!
Unless of course its garlic sausage, chorizo, salami or saveloy – gosh I miss having those! But economy brand 60% breaded sausages are, well they are just ew ok?
You can more or less tell who is poor in the UK by their weight, if you are fat; you are probably on the tight budget – as healthy food comes at a premium here.
It’s a strange world when the fat is the poor and the rich are the slim.
You know we can go days without vegetables and that’s not a choice! Meat and potatoes keep the poor fed!
You have no idea the trouble poor people have with their kids, because we’re taught that meat is unsustainable and your kids are like, but we heard eating meat is killing the planet mum; you don’t care about the planet. Oh my gosh have you tried to explain to a child that it costs £20 a week to feed us in our 5 a day plan but it is only £12 a week for the meat and £5 for the potatoes? When you are on a £30 – 45 a week budget, you can see why we’re not healthy, the poor!
I’d love to have fruit and veg every day, I don’t believe in the 5 a day plan, I am more of anything over 7 is great kind of woman, before all this started to happen in my life!
Before our money got cut in 2017 for the first time, Henry was waking up to vegetable frittatas and carrot muffins, lunching on tuna and avocado pasta and dining on Roast lamb salads and we always had soup before dinner and a dessert after it! Not anymore, often times we go without breakfast and lunch to help Henry at school and our dinners are rarely over 900 calories!
I have to skip the protein shakes this month to survive! Or dip into my £30 savings?
I already told Paul, leave that Christmas savings alone, we barely have £50 for that so far and its so hard telling Henry we just can’t do the Nintendo 64 you want love, we aren’t like your friends who can have that! Anyway, that’s a old console, weren’t that out when I was a teenager? Anyway Henry definitely said that’s what he wanted! He does like vintage stuff, so I am hardly surprised really!
Anyway, rant over, thanks for reading!