Today I am mostly grateful. On Sunday morning, with just a few hours left till the end of my working week, I came down with a stinky cold. Trust me to get sick just as the weekend starts, but I’m actually very pleased it happened when it did. Because if I’m ill this week, then it means (all being well) that I won’t be ill next week. And next week I have exciting plans.

My body is actually being a pain in the butt, and I think it’s trying to tell me that I’m a bit run down. I have a load of mouth ulcers, my skin is dry, my lips are chapped, I’ve had a huge breakout of spots and I caught a bug. I hardly EVER catch bugs. I’m not sure what I could do about it, because I already eat tons of veggies, take my vegan omega three, take a vegan multivitamin that has everything I need in it, plus I have fortified plant milks and cereals on top of that. I think it’s just the weather, and like anything else I’ll come out the other side of it right as rain.

This weekend I had plans with my dad to go out for a meal, which is kind of our Christmas meal because I’m now busy every weekend right up until Christmas. Traditionally I go to my dad’s boxing day, but I’m working it this year so that’s out of the window.

Even though my dad isn’t a fan of Italian food I convinced him to take us to Zizzi’s as they have a dedicated vegan menu and it all looked delicious. I’ll be honest, they do a lentil ragu that’s apparently about 6 syns (although it’s not on the app) but I wanted to really enjoy myself so I chose to push the boat out. Especially as my dad was paying!

My nose miraculously unblocked for the duration of the meal so I could taste and enjoy it, although as soon as I got home I crashed out and ended up in bed by 10 past 8…

So I had a pizza, which was nice but not as nice as the one I had at Acanteen in Chelmsford. But that’s not a fair comparison because that pizza was truly exceptional. The garlic bread though, oh the garlic bread! It was heavenly. It was a very light flatbread, not too oily, with whole slow-roasted garlic cloves. Even now I must absolutely stink!

Because I’m still feeling rough and wanted to get as much rest as possible for work, today I did a home weigh-in again. I’ve put on half a pound, which I’m very, very pleased with. I mean look at that food!

It’s back to the grindstone now though, because I went to the hairdressers today and I’ve gone short, really short. As such there’s no hair for my face to hide behind so I can’t afford to put any more weight on. I’ll be too self-conscious!

I’m not particularly taken with today’s haircut, but then this is more of a functional haircut. I still have parts that were bleached from when I had some of it dyed blue, and those parts were really damaged so I asked him to cut off as much as possible. This haircut should be good value for money and take ages to grow out, but after that I’m (very guiltily, I must say) abandoning my hairdresser and going to another salon.

The thing is I’ve found a completely cruelty free salon locally, and it’s £20 per cut cheaper. So I have to go where my ethics take me. On the plus side my hairdresser’s salon, which he owns himself, is doing really well and they’re pretty much running at capacity so me going elsewhere isn’t going to impact his business. It is a shame, but all good things must come to an end.


I have found another cruelty free salon in London, called Monster House. It’s quite expensive, so I reckon once I year I’ll treat myself to a cut there because their styles are FANTASTICALLY MENTAL. I don’t want to look too normal, that’s for sure.

There we go then. Now I have to start preparing for work after a weekend spent mostly in bed, reading. And it was gone in the blink of an eye, too. Oh well, once this week is over everything should start to get quieter at work and be much less stressful. We have so many temps in to cover for Black Friday and it’s utterly exhausting trying not to kill them with my forklift truck. Especially when they seem to be constantly throwing themselves in front of it!

Thanks for reading,

Hayley x

About Hayleyhttp://hayleyslims.wordpress.comCrazy bird lady, vegan, weight loss and fitness enthusiast, lover of photography

5 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. I think you should totally kill a few temps. They totally deserve to die!

    Maybe a double dose of B12 is called for – although your multivitamin is probably already doing the trick in that respect…

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