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Preparing for a Hen Do with Fibromyalgia

I'm not going to lie, I've got an insanely busy few months coming up. As someone who is used to spending a lot of time alone, this is genuinely so different to my normal life, but I'm so happy about it! I did a quick post earlier this year going over some of the things I've got going on this year, so I thought I'd share some posts about how I'm preparing for these with regards to my fibro.
First up I've got two hen do weekends for two amazing bride to be's this year. I am so excited and crazily happy that I've been asked to attend. I've got one in Benidorm and one in Leeds, and they're both going to be jam packed with activities to make it an unreal time. But with this comes a lot of preparation on my end, to make sure I know I can have a fantastic weekend without a dreaded fibro flare. Whilst I'm fully expecting to need a bit of recovery after, I'd like to try and make it through both weekends without a flare up.
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07.05.18 - 13.05.18

I feel like this is the perfect week to pick for this months week in photos as it was my birthday so I had tons going on! 

So this week I turned 24 and I really don't know how I feel about it just yet. Half of me is like 'I'm still young, don't worry, enjoy life' and the other half is like 'OMG you're getting old, you need to have a house and get your life together ASAP'. Regardless of this, I'm really enjoying my life at the minute and despite struggles with my fibro, overall I'm just really happy! I know a lot of my friends and family can see such a change in me over the last year and a half.

Monday I had an absolutely lush day in York with one of me besties Kloe for my birthday. The weather was amazing, we really picked a good day for it. We had such a laugh and it was just the perfect start to my birthday celebrations! I also got to wear one of my favourite outfits - the blazer and vest top were a treat to myself when I hit my 1 and a half stone loss on SlimmingWorld!

Tuesday was my birthday-eve.  It was pretty chill to be fair but I decided to treat myself to one of these Gu cheesecakes. It was absolutely delicious and the perfect treat to have whilst I caught up on Riverdale. It felt like the calm before the birthday storm!

Wednesday was my birthday! I turned 24 and had just the best time. Birthdays definitely feel weird the older you get, and it's hard to fully celebrate when you're at work but I still had a lovely day and got to see my family on the night.

Thursday I celebrated my birthday with my best friends Hanna and Rozemah doing my favourite thing - having Afternoon Tea! We visited The Great British Cupcakery and it was lovely, a perfect birthday treat, but you can read more about it in my next Afternoon Tea Adventures

Friday I had to get my act together and start planning my meals again now I'm getting back on SlimmingWorld! I've come pretty far to be fair but had a bit of time out for some big social events and my birthday, but with just over a month till my holiday I need to get back on it. I'm actually looking forward to cooking again and seeing results every week!

Saturday was a family filled affair. Me and my older sister have our birthdays super close to each other so we always have a family night for joint celebrations. Following my planning the day before I decided to make one of my favourite SW meals, from the Slimming Eats blog. the Chinese Chicken Curry. It went down a treat, it tastes just like a takeaway but without the guilt! I thoroughly enjoyed cooking for everyone and it was just a lovely night with the family 💙

Sunday I visited one of my favourite pubs for Sunday lunch with two of my friends as a little catch up. The food was lovely, I actually rarely have a Sunday lunch like this! We had a good laugh and made so many plans for later this year, it was a lovely end to the week.

So this was my week! It was a fab birthday, I've had a fantastic time. As you may have noticed, there was actually almost no alcohol involved! I'm not a huge drinker because of my fibro, I find it even harder to recover the next day, so my celebrations always revolve around food instead, which is perfectly fine by me!

Let me know what you got up to!

Abbey xx


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