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November 11, 2020

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JAMES

Dear Lucy,
this is the first time I'm writing a comment. I've been following your blog for ages (like, 10 years?). I love the pictures you publish of your town, they make me dream of going where you live (I'm French). I've lived in Brightlingsea for one year when I was 20 (now I'm 47!), seems so long ago (I absolutely loved it!). Your town and environment seem so peaceful, lovely, simple and friendly.
I love the simple and happy way you make your everyday life a joy for your readers.
Thank you very much for being there, somewhere far away from me but still, very close!
Have a very nice day.
Muriel

Annette

Oh Lucy! I loved this post. Thanks for sharing. I'm right there with you, wanting to get into a routine that works but so far I haven't found my way... I'm a bit lost in this pre-menopause (or whatever it is called...) with unwelcome changes in body shape, mood swings, blues, brain fog, lack of energy, bad sleep, feeling overwhelmed and sluggish... I need to do something about it. so thank you for this post that inspires me to really REALLY become proactive and just DO IT! For the moment I'm working on a morning routine to stick with. I'm practising meditation to see if it will help with better sleep, more focus and stress release. I think I'll add YouTube Lucy to my regime. Looks like great fun and so easy to follow. Maybe I'll start tomorrow. Got me a new pair of training tights for my birthday. I'll put them next to the bed in the morning and we'll see how it goes. The exercise starts at 7 am. No procrastination. Let's do this! Courage, as we say here in French-speaking Switzerland. And well done you for sticking to your new lifestyle and making such great progress. You should be really REALLY proud of yourself. It is not easy. But you're doing it. Every day. "Exercise is an investment in your future health" Great quote.
Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Annette

Alison Lawson

You have inspired me to invest in my well being, thank you and keep it up

Linda

How wonderful, Lucy! I’m so happy to read of your successful wellness journey! Congrats to you, and thank you for taking the time to share about it—offering inspiration (and helpful links!) to others! ❤️

Sue Crawford

Thank you Lucy for this inspirational post. It was just what I needed right now. I live in Melbourne Australia and we are finally out of lock down and things are looking good for us now. The warmer weather is starting and I feel the need to start looking after myself better now we are out of the doom and gloom. You have provided the motivation I needed.

Helen Davies

Thank you for this post. I read it a few days ago now but it has really stayed with me and inspired me.

Jackie Robertson

Thankyou for this post. I’m currently going through ‘the hormone crap’ and for the first time ever, I have a belly!! I’ve tried exercising, but put it off after a few days as I feel ‘I have to get on with other things.’ I need to change my mindset to the fact that ‘it’s an investment into my future.’
I’m going to try this new mantra xx

Jane

Thank you Lucy for sharing you have been such an inspiration to me will check out those videos well done you have helped so many of us by sharing your day to day life xx

Rachel

Thank you for your honesty Lucy; I am in awe of your commitment to all these good things for yourself. I have recently discovered PERMA from Martin Seligman's book 'Flourish'. In these times where we are all coping with so much and are fearful for our safety or jaded with all of the restrictions he talks about how we need:- Positive emotions (feeling good), Engagement (finding flow) Relationships (positive relationships) Meaning (purposeful existence) Achievement(something to be proud of). Most of all be kind to yourself <3

Gillian Greenshields

Would love it if you posted some recipes from time to time (every day haha)

Trish Annie Stevens

Inspirational Lucy! I too am trying to look after my body through good nutrition and exercise. I hadn't come across Lucy WR before, but having just had a quick look, I plan to start using her 7 minute workouts. I wonder if you'd like to share your time-management strategy with us? I rarely relax because there always seems to be such a lot to do. I'd love to know how you manage work, family and all those lovely long walks.

Joy

Thank you for your interesting and inspiring post on your well being journey. Your posts have always been inspiring to me... the colourful story of your everyday activities are a must read... especially since March and the first lockdown.
I just wish I could crochet. I’m desperate to make one of your beautiful blankets. Stay well and thank you again. Best wishes Joy xxx

Nancy Swank

Thanks for sharing this, Lucy! I really enjoyed reading it, and you have a wonderfully kind, thoughtful perspective on health. So glad you are doing well!

Filozailes

Hello Lucy,
I m glad to see you have taken the command of your health.
It was the same for me during the period of 50.
Sorry, I go on in french, it's easier for me :o
Donc, oui, la période de la ménopause est compliquée et j'ai fait comme toi. J'ai trouvé d'autres moyens, mais tout aussi efficaces.
Si ça peut t'aider, pour les problèmes d'inflammations articulaires, j'ai utilisé l'huile essentielle d'eucalyptus citronné dans de l'huile de noisettes, c'est très très bien.
Et je profite de ce comm pour te dire merci pour tes généreux partages de crochet qui m'ont permis de me faire une couverture en chevrons sans problème.
A bientôt.

Elaine

Well done! I am inspired by your post. I had enjoyed your blog previously but assumed you were 'perfect.' It's reassuring to know that you struggle like the rest of us. My fitness has gone down during isolation (my first year of retirement!) and my weight has gone up. I'm going to check out the ex programs you recommended and I'll try to revamp my diet. Like you I want to eat healthily, without low fat substitutes and processed foods. Please keep us updated with your journey!

Jules

Just brilliant Lucy and congratulations for all your hard work! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I started my exercising journey in my early fifties and have recently discovered Her Spirit on FB and Instagram. They do great Podcasts from women for women based around fitness but also around all aspects of life. There's a fantastic one by Dr Louise about the menopause...so interesting and feel all women should hear it! Link below.

https://bit.ly/34RiiLj

Also recommend the book Roar by Dr Stacy Sims #womenarenotsmallmen

Keep going! :)
Jules

Laurel Pries

Well Lucy, you've done it again...an awesome post!! I am well past my 50s, and 60s too, but still find your posts a pure pleasure!! You are such a talented inspiration for all of us. I am working on my 4th blanket of yours and so enjoy it (the Aria), and am soo looking forward to the new one in January! Although I am well old enough to be your mom, I find myself looking forward to each of your posts, so keep up the great job you do, even for us öld Ladies"! Best wishes, Laurel

Anne Agar-krill

Hi Lucy,I so needed to read your journey today.Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations on finding your way back to wellness .So inspiring!

Susan

I found this post very interesting. Lots of good ideas to think about as I need to improve my health. Thank you for taking the time to share this.

Valentina

Thank you Lucy for this lovely post! I'm still sligthly overweight after 2 pregnancies one right after the other but with my youngest being 3 now I really feel I should get going with losing it! I've never been a sporty person so your super quick workouts really appeal to me, I'll give them a try!

Leslie Shrage

Bless you, as always for writing the things that I feel. It is so good to "know" someone who is going through the same things as me, and feels the same as I do. Well done you for making lasting changes! It encourages me to try again.

Vedette

Thank you for sharing, Lucy, and congrats on your wellness journey. I am so happy for you! I am about to embark (once again) on a wellness journey. I just need more guidance this time around so I am using Virta Health here in the US, which specializes in metabolic health/diabetes reversal.

Kathryn Grimshaw

Thank you so much Lucy, for taking such a lot of time and effort to tell us about your journey over the past few months , and I applaud your commitment. You are an inspiration and I wish I had your will power and strength to commit to taking care of your wellness. I guess you already know what a strong and determined woman you are, but well done to you, it is quite a commitment. I do not have a huge amount of weight to lose , but I find it impossible to lose any! Well done for putting yourself first, I admire your willpower and determination. I am sure that you are amazed at
how many women ( myself included) empathise and feel they have so much in common with you. Thank you once again for sharing your journey, and I wish I had a smidgen of your will power strength, motivation and determination xx

Amaranths

I’d just like to add something which has helped me enormously with my terrible menopause symptoms, especially hot flushes and night sweats which have left me exhausted (I have ME as well and my body currently hates me lol) and waking up every two hours for months, I was exhausted, tearful, sweaty, uncomfortable and bad tempered. Then I discovered, quite by accident, about sage as a supplement - I was on Amazon looking at vitamins and anything else to help with menopause when in the “ this is what other people who looked at this have bought” bit of the page I noticed lots of people had bought sage tablets, so, as you do, I went to have a look and see why.

It turns out that sage has been used for centuries to help with menopause symptoms and for general inflammation. The reviews were all saying how people were now sleeping though and their hot flushes had gone, so I thought I’d give it a try as by this point I was desperate. It did take three weeks to work and I do have to take a large dose, which isn’t true of everyone, most people seem to manage on the normal dose and lots seem to find it only takes a week or so to work, but it completely and I mean TOTALLY eliminated my hot flushes day and night. Just......gone. I was astonished and I’m not ashamed to say I had a little cry with relief the day I realised it had actually worked, I was so exhausted with it all.

There are lots of different types, but these are the ones that see, to work best for me. I don’t know what’s in them that affects the hot flushes but whatever it is, it’s magical. I gave them to my daughter to try as she’s always suffered from night sweats and it’s completely got rid of them for her too. She uses a different brand to me but they seem to work just as well for her.

So here’s the one I use and I hope that this will help someone else, especially if like me, you’re trying to avoid HRT and need something to stop life being quite so miserable with hot flushes. Give it time, and try upping the dose if you don’t get any results. I have to take 8 of these whoppers a day but I don’t care, I’m flush free and that’s good enough for me! Plus the anti inflammatory effect is making a difference to my arthritis too, I’ve been able to reduce my painkilling medication as well, so a double win.

( I hope it’s alright to post the link, please do remove it if not).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sage-Tablets-2500mg-Standardised-Rosmarinic/dp/B07TVSY8CM/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Sage+tablets&qid=1605219653&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzNlJVRTU5QVFES0JFJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTM0MDA3MjhQUDBEM09ER0VFQSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjY2NjA3MzM4SU1POTNENEFPMyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=


Judy Bell

Hello Lucy, when i read this today i felt like i was reading about me...except your diet is so much better than mine. Thank you so much for sharing your journey...it made me feel very connected to you as I think we may be on a very similar journey even though Im in Australia. We spend most of our lives looking after everyone else and I believe at our age its time to put ourselves first. Take care x

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