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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Aug 15, 11:39 AM
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    smallholdingsister's strivings
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    • 10th Aug 15, 11:39 AM
    smallholdingsister's strivings 10th Aug 15 at 11:39 AM
    Righto, so as Ed says later (ooh I can time travel!) One can't rebrand oneself on MSE. However...
    I do feel - and partly because of the experiences of another MFW who was getting somewhat robust criticism for not being hard core enough - that, well, I'm not nearly hardcore enough.
    So here I am. 43. Mortgage due to expire when I'm 55.
    I am going to try for getting rid of it by 50. Including a move to a smallholding as that's what I am aiming for (no s h i t!).
    I am planning a LOT of storecupboard challenges and a LOT of fiscal fasts.
    Here goes!
    Last edited by smallholdingsister; 10-08-2015 at 6:00 PM.
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    • EatingTheElephant
    • By EatingTheElephant 3rd Feb 18, 6:48 PM
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    Fantastic to have such a positive comment at work

    Do you have any good sports injuries people near you that might be able to help? You must be so fed up and exhausted with the pain
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 3rd Feb 18, 7:05 PM
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    I don't know Elephant. I think its just a wait for it to get better situation.
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 3rd Feb 18, 7:49 PM
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    So good to hear you describe your new boss as 'fab'. That must validate the job change hugely. As well as being told such lovely truths about your impact on the pupils.

    Take care x
    NST April #17; NSD 16/15 ; Ex 17/20 ; craft 16/30 (48); remove 402
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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 4th Feb 18, 9:02 AM
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    That's *very* good feedback already from your boss, brilliant stuff.

    SHS, with the pain that you're in, I keep thinking of the stress the rest of your muscles are under, compensating for it - you'll probably be doing it unconsciously, but I bet its happening I'm thinking massage, self-massage, not of the painful site, of course, but the bits of you that are compensating - if the pain is in your hip, maybe your calf muscle, things like that?
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    • greent
    • By greent 4th Feb 18, 9:12 AM
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    Brilliant feedback, shs!

    Agree with Kc re compensating muscles - which, unfortunately, can bring about their own pain as a result of not working 'normally'/ how they 'should' - massage is usually a great thing for this as often the problem is 'just' tightness. Even your shoulders, upper arms and upper back (so shoulder blades down to bra-line/ just below) can benefit, as you are potentially carrying yourself in a non-relaxed way with the sciatica.

    Really hope you can get some relief soon - sciatica is a b***er
    x
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/10 £104927 01/11 £89873 01/12 £76317 01/13 £52546 01/14 £35356 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786. 2018 OPs (#18) £577.06/£4000
    Net sales 2018 £362.51/£1000 PAYDOX18 (#15) £12808.40/£18694.38
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 4th Feb 18, 10:30 AM
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    Thanks. I am getting annoyed with myself at being unproductive.
    • michelle09
    • By michelle09 4th Feb 18, 6:20 PM
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    If you're a flitter then I am (2 years, 4 years, 1 year - FTC, 1 year, 4 years, 2 years) so I'm going to say definitely not.

    With KC on the compensating muscles. I've pulled something in my chest and OH is clearing knots in my neck on a daily basis. In someway the pain can be worse in the compensating muscles which is utterly unfair.

    Feel better soon.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 7th Feb 18, 4:04 AM
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    Pain subdued in leg now having travelled from back.
    Now I have a vicious head cold. I feel so I'll and also like the worst kind of hypochondriac/winter.

    Depressed and exhausted. Consequently weight and finances have been heading in the wrong direction.

    Aarrgghhh.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 7th Feb 18, 4:15 AM
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    37 days sober and been I'll almost constantly!
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 7th Feb 18, 8:20 AM
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    37 days sober and been I'll almost constantly!
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Erm ... tell me again


    And a head cold too? Not hypochondria, SHS, no way! And your new eating plan ... well, it's more or less impossible for it to work with your current stresses. Be kind to yourself! With feeling so ill, and it being so cold, then honestly, I'd say, drop the dieting/food plan - concentrate on other aspects of eating, like nutrition? RT told me about an Indian herb called ashwaganda ... and hydration too.

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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 7th Feb 18, 6:04 PM
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    Thanks KC.

    I just have no resources left.
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 8th Feb 18, 6:53 AM
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    Pleny of time to worry about weight loss and finances when you are back on top form, take care and have a dodgy hug from me to cheer you up xx
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    Mortgage £39,159.44 -4yrs 2 mths left. Total owed £52,364 plan to clear in 14 months
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 8th Feb 18, 9:57 AM
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    Thanks KC.

    I just have no resources left.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Thats what I'm concerned about, I can *hear* it. Newgirly puts it very succinctly:

    Pleny of time to worry about weight loss and finances when you are back on top form, take care and have a dodgy hug from me to cheer you up xx
    Originally posted by newgirly
    xxx
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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Feb 18, 10:29 AM
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    Arrived at half term. So relieved!
    • CathT
    • By CathT 10th Feb 18, 11:03 AM
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    Just caught up SHS, I was so far behind. Are you feeling any better?
    April 2018 -
    part 1 - £78,128
    part 2 - £45,507
    Total - £123,635
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Feb 18, 11:56 AM
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    You are a glutton for punishment all I do is whinge.

    I think I'm recovering but soo depleted. Thanks for asking!
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 10th Feb 18, 5:48 PM
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    Then half term has come at the right time - you need a good quiet time to relax and rebuild, I hope you're going to give yourself that.
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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Feb 18, 6:19 PM
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    I'll try.

    Quiet day today, some washing, booked hair appointments, arranged to view a horse.

    Tomorrow we are walking on moor with friends and then to theirs for lunch which is a treat.
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 10th Feb 18, 9:01 PM
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    Hope half term refreshes you.
    NST April #17; NSD 16/15 ; Ex 17/20 ; craft 16/30 (48); remove 402
    2018 Pay off: £1188; 2
    018 sell

    Mortgage £21,904 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 11th Feb 18, 7:56 AM
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    Thanks Apple. You too!
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