21st March 2018…..The ups and downs….

I was too tired to post yesterday…the joys of not sleeping catching up on you.  Food intake wasn’t too bad…but today was a different story altogether.

Am going to hold my hands up and say that today has been a bit of a disaster.  As the work week goes on, I get more and more tired, and more and more drained….and sometimes my willpower is just non-existent.  Cue sugar cravings after lunch…resulting in Jaffa Cakes and a Dairy Milk being consumed…along with a raspberry Magnum ice cream (who even knew they were a thing??)

I do feel bad, but I’m not going to beat myself up about it.  Had a hard day today.  Sometimes being a Mental Health Nurse is so emotionally draining, hearing such awful stories of people’s lives.  Two women have disclosed today that they have been victims of abuse and domestic violence….but that they’ve never told anyone, until today.  Both ladies I will be seeing again and trying to get them the right support/input….but it’s hard to listen to and hear their distress.  However, it’s why I love my job…building up rapport and trust with someone so that they feel able to talk to you about their problems….it’s such a privilege.  To see them improve (hopefully) is one of the most rewarding things ever!

So I shall put today behind me, eating wise.  Start again tomorrow!!!!

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