Category Archives: Exercise

Getting Fitter To Get Better


In the bad old days (many years ago now) I subsisted on tea, cigarettes and rum. In slightly better days this changed to tea and wine. Now it’s water, the occasional cup of tea and wine. I’m still not eating … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Body Image, Body Parts, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Disability Aids, Disabled Gardening, Discomfort, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Exercise, Food, Health, Neurological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Resolutions, Seizures | 18 Comments

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, As Told By A Sufferer


As I believe I may have mentioned before, my sister – Serena Lesley – has been battling CFS since late 2011. This is a subject that I have been wanting to cover, but as I am completely unqualified to talk … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Bodily Functions, Body Image, CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Discomfort, Exercise, Family, Health, Illness, Pain, Personal Goals, Side Effects, Strength, Symptoms, Tenacity | 10 Comments

Epilepsy And Fitness – Resolutions For 2013


Usually I don’t make resolutions, partly on account of my health and also because I forget what the resolution was in the first place, but this year I am very clear on what I need to focus on resolution-wise. Health … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Aspirations, Attitudes, Choose Life, Confidence, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Epilepsy, Exercise, Food, Health, Jogging, Mobile Phones, Patience Is A Virtue, Personal Goals, Phone Apps, Positivity, Progress, Seizures, Self, Self-worth | 17 Comments

An Overview Of 2012


Every year, for as long as I can remember, I have always taken the year that was and written a review of it. As a child it was in paper diaries; for the last twelve years or so it has … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Autism, Body Image, Born This Way, Confidence, Cooking, Courgettes, Cross-stitch, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Discworld, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Exercise, Family, Fezes Are Cool, Friends, Fun, Geekiness, Girl On Film, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Injuries, Kitchen Witchy, Making A Lovely Mess, Marriage, Medication, Memories, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Self, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Status Epilepticus, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Wedding, Wedding Gown, What Not To Do In The Kitchen, Winter, Writing, Yule | 21 Comments

Goodbye To Compass


This morning we had our final meeting with Sheila, our Compass counsellor. Since that first meeting, when I was still so withdrawn and suspicious of strangers, it hasn’t really felt like counselling at all; it’s been more like visiting a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Alcohol, Anxiety, Body Image, Cooking, Counselling, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Discomfort, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epiphany, Exercise, Fear, Food, Food Experimentation, Health, Home, Home Crafts, Humour, Kitchen Witchy, Life Plans, Milestones, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Psychological, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Tenacity, Therapy, Tribble Towers | 4 Comments

Epilepsy Won’t Hold Me Back Any More!


I spent much of yesterday attempting to compose my thoughts and feelings concerning my meeting with Sheila at Compass and what was discussed there. I couldn’t really piece it all together, so instead I gave you some fluff about my … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Aspirations, Attitudes, Born This Way, Choose Life, Christmas, Confidence, Cookery, Cooking, Counselling, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disabled Gardening, Discomfort, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Epiphany, Exercise, Family, Fear, Food, Food Experimentation, Friends, Health, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Life Plans, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Love, Marriage, Medication, Memories, Milestones, Navel Gazing, Neurological, Non Fiction, Pain, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Self, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Strength, Tenacity, Therapy, Validation | 14 Comments

A Cosplay Report


Every now and again somebody will ask me how I fill my days when Epilepsy prevents me from being able to work. It’s a reasonable question when you think about it, as people who can still work will wonder what … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Clothes And Cosplay, Confidence, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disability, Doctor Who, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Exercise, Fandom, Geekiness, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Kitchen Witchy, Milestones, Neurological, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 4 Comments

In Which Fandom Proves Dangerous To My Health!


Sorry for the radio silence recently; I’m catching up with all the emails (several thousand!) and blogs that I possibly can – and have learned my lesson for neglecting my inbox and WordPress. Never again, aside from when I’m at … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishments, Clothes And Cosplay, Creativity, Disability, Doctor Who, Exercise, Geekiness, Hobbies, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Refusing To Be Beaten, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 10 Comments

You Can Do It!


Over the last three weeks I have been stuck in bed due to the fall that caused the bruises, sprains and broken toe that I recently blogged about. I have never taken the limited mobility that I still have for … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Accomplishments, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Attitudes, Cookery, Cooking, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Epilepsy, Exercise, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Homemaking, Injuries, Kitchen Witchy, Neurological, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Refusing To Be Beaten, Strength | 11 Comments

Disability, Fitness, Health And The Law


My doctor would like me to attend regular courses at my local leisure centre. He’d like to see me rebuild some muscle, improve the shreds of balance and coordination that epilepsy has left me with and maintain a healthy weight … Continue reading

Posted in Attitudes, Confidence, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Epilepsy, Exercise, Health, Neurological | 9 Comments