Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Anxious not so Wordless Wednesday

Since Monday my anxiety has been so bad I haven't been able to get anything out on my blog. On Monday evening I was shaking (it is more like humming actually, like an uncomfortable buzzing through my body) so much I couldn't type a word. I stayed up and watched four episodes of True Blood and took a temazepam to help me sleep.

I have posts half started, I've been writing notes on content ideas and I've even gone through all 111 posts on this blog to make sure my four core categories (sole parenting, weight issues, mental health, addiction) are tagged on all of them (thanks for the tip, Tina). I just haven't been able to write anything. That would take too much focus.

I've been doing lots of research on my sugar addiction since reading Blundermum's blog, which is awesome. On her recommendation I've bought and downloaded Sarah Wilson's ebook and I've listened to this podcast of an interview with David Gillespie the writer of Sweet Poison. I also downloaded his book on iTunes - The Sweet Poison Quit Plan. I'm going to write a separate post about that and it is going to be huge!

Now, it is suppose to be wordless Wednesday but clearly my babbling has come back. So I'm going to shut up now and show you these cool collages I made using a web app called Picmonkey that Mrs Woog recommended today on Facebook.

Blue Mountains holiday random bits

Thank you Picmonkey

Two of my favourite things: Coffee and cake

Can you tell I'm a Campos Coffee devotee?

I better hurry up and post this bloody thing because there's only 22 minutes of Wednesday left!

Linking up with Trish at My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.


Samantha Matthews said...

Let's hope the anxious times come to an end soon, and I am looking into those sugar free books....sounds interesting :o)

The Babbling Bandit said...

Hey Sam!

Thanks for the comment. I've come as far with the lap-band as I think I can now and I think I need to take my weightloss and commitment to better health one step further. I'm terrified though! I love lollies! And cake. And ice cream. Eeek!


Jane Hallisey said...

sometimes you just cant put any words out there , or they are just a blur in your mind... I hope your having a better week and your anxiety is better! I believe that sugar is a big factor in alot of problems.. I wish I could give it up.. I have the Sarah Wilson book and one day I will do it!! Look forward to seeing how you go! xx

Lee Alexander said...

I hear you Vanessa on so much you have written here. I too have heaps of ideas for posts, etc but just can't get them done (damn kids) and I am so exhausted and feral mooded, it's just too ugly to put out there. And I really need to look at my sugar too. Me who just ate a turkish delight AND a crunchie. Man they tasted good, but shit it's not helping me at all in the long term. Love your holiday and cake and coffee snaps. x

The Babbling Bandit said...

Thanks Jane. I think I am starting to feel a bit better. It is weird because Monday morning I felt great! Oh well, onwards and upwards. I am seriously thinking about doing Sarah's sugar detox. If anything it could be good blog fodder!

The Babbling Bandit said...

Thanks for the comment Lee. Yum, Turkish Delight and a Crunchy! Two of my all time favourites. I just woofed down an American chocolate bar called a Butterfinger. It was pretty gross but I still ate it. That's addiction for you!

Blundermum said...

Looking forward to your sugar journey. It's interesting, when I quit and my dad followed suit, the weight just fell off both of us. When mum quit she didn't lose any. It seems sugar is more of a poison for some of us than others.

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