The yellow dress I am wearing above is UK size 10. I bought it in the summer sale in 2019 from UK High Street retailer, Warehouse. I had planned to buy UK size 12 but to my surprise, it was too big so I went a size down thinking that I would have lots of time to enjoy it on my weight loss journey. How it looks like my final dress size might size 8 or lower.
Anxiety, BLM marches, racism & thoughts of Stephen Lawrence
I am not as consistent with my blog as I would like to be but I love writing it. It is an outlet that has helped me cope during some really turbulent years in my life. It helped a lot at the start of the lockdown but in the end, the sense of overwhelming anxiety overcame me. I have been sad about the pandemic and the lives lost. I am anxious about the future in all sorts of ways. I have been so sad about the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. The marches across the world following the killing of George Floyd has raised awareness of racism and I hope that the world ultimately becomes a better place. However some of the comments from Trump and the UK PM, Johnson have not filled me with confidence. I moved to Thamesmead in South East London to share a home with one of my sisters so she could live close to the University she was attending at the time. We moved in the same month that Stephen Lawrence, a black teenager was murdered. It was a very frightening time and the wheels of justice took time. As we all know, justice delayed is justice denied. I think that going forward it is incumbent on all of us to speak up against the insidious effects of institutional racism.
Above is a photograph of Stephen Lawrence who was stabbed to death in an unprovoked racist attack in Eltham, South-East London on April 22, 1993. Please click on the link to read more about this \https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8531929/Brother-murdered-Stephen-Lawrence-slams-Boris-Johnson-having-extreme-views.html
Finally making a complaint about my GP
In the last couple of weeks, I finally stood up to my GP surgery and made a complaint. I think part of the reason that I never complained about the service so long was that I had a feeling that they would not care and it would make no difference. If you are interested in the gist of my complaint you can read the Google review I wrote by clicking the following link https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&sxsrf=ALeKk01VdHEQKrTuu31JsvMkoKBwD_robA%3A1594996975328&source=hp&ei=77gRX8mvEc6NlwTM_oywAQ&q=12+the+shrubberies+george+lane+google+review&oq=12&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQARgAMgQIIxAnMgQIIxAnMgQIIxAnMgsIABCxAxCDARCRAjIICAAQsQMQkQIyBQgAELEDMggIABCxAxCDATICCC4yAggAMgUILhCxA1CcIVibI2DkN2gAcAB4AIABdYgB2gGSAQMwLjKYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6&sclient=psy-ab#lrd=0x47d8a735deef383d:0x2653bcf0bf1b1a7d,1,,,
Recurring decluttering nightmares
My current weight