Vanessa Davies

Updates: Week 1

Updates: Week 1

This week has been so busy that I’ve hardly given my eating plan any thought. I’ve stayed far away from sugar (until today), and avoided all carbs. I’ve dropped another half kilogram, and have much less bloating. I also have more energy and clearer skin, despite averaging less than five hours’ sleep a night since […]

Getting enough sleep – part 2

It’s a funny thing, how information seems to filter into the conscious world in themes. Completely without intent or effort, not long after writing the post about getting enough sleep, I discovered this article. Essentially, the author refers to anecdotal and historical evidence, as well as the results of scientific studies, to suggest that perhaps […]

TEMPTATION!

Just when I think things are going SO well, I stumble across an evil website like Buns in my Oven, where recipes like this are shared: Ingredients For the cookies: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon […]

Getting enough sleep.

One thing I really battle with is getting enough sleep. Between home school, freelance work, house work and dawdling, I rarely get to bed before midnight. A big part of the problem is that, because I always go to bed so late, I always think I have time to get to urgent stuff “later”. I’ll […]

Back on track.

Back on track.

Apparently it takes hitting the bottom to get back up again. My skin is bad, with a couple of unsightly cysts and outbreaks. I’m unreasonably tired, my hair is dry and falling out, and I smell … hmmm … unattractive. I have little motivation to work or do house work, or even home school – […]

New year. Ho hum.

Well. Here we are o the 3rd of January. I feel horrible. Needless to say, I caved in and ate some of EVERYTHING this Christmas. That includes the Christmess Pudding (even though it was a small portion, I’m sure I got a few biscuits in my bowl). I’ve put on 2kg, and the bloating means […]

Christmess Pudding

Christmess Pudding

In a previous post, I extolled the virtues (briefly) of the one tradition our family has established at Christmas time: Christmess Pudding. Here’s how it goes: Every person coming to your party brings up to three pudding items of their choice. All items are dumped unceremoniously (or ceremoniously, if you like), into a big bowl. […]