At a party I recently saw a friend who I hadn’t seen for almost a year. She had lost a lot of weight and was being praised for the achievement by all the women at the party. With my history of rapid weight loss, crash dieting, binge eating and excessive exercising I stayed silent. I … Continue reading Talking diets and online expectations with Carly Rowena
I've seen my anxiety start to level off in the last twelve months, after struggling to cope with it everyday for over five years. Like many of you, I was particularly anxious about work and social interactions. I've always been happy to go to the gym, walk around town and use pubic transport all on … Continue reading 3 bad habits I eliminated to help my anxiety
Since ditching the dieting lifestyle that gave me the 'perfect' body and a twisted mindset, I've made a conscious effort to redefine what beautiful means to me. I've retrained my brain to realise that not everyone can or should look the same. We can't all have a tiny waist, a big perky butt, a generous … Continue reading Can Instagram really make you more body positive?
I'm done with dieting. I've been on a diet for the last ten years and I'm so exhausted from it all. I got thin. Now I'm a bit chubby. Life goes on. There are so many worries in the world that I don't have the will power to count calories and fight cravings any more. … Continue reading 10 things only a diet addict will understand
Getting back into the swing of things has been taking longer than expected. When the rest of the UK was squeezing into their just-bought spandex leggings and doing the obligatory Facebook check-in at the local gym, where was I? Well, you could find me eating Oreos for breakfast, watching Netflix for 10 hours at … Continue reading Mind games and Hob Nobs
As I sit here with a belly full of porridge and and nice strong coffee in front of me, it's easy not to think about food. Well when I say easy, it's not consuming my thoughts like it often does during every waking moment of my life. In fact, forget the 'every waking moment' crap … Continue reading Why I’m learning to forget about food
Aaahhhh I love me some healthy pancakes. I have been trying really hard to curb my ongoing sugar addiction so when I crave something sweet I go to my favourite pancake recipe which you can view here. These ones were a late breakfast during the week when I'd been craving them from the day before … Continue reading My week in food pics
Last Sunday it was a scorcher here in Scotland, which means everyone has a BBQ and sits out in the back garden normally getting sloshed on cider. I have been off the booze for a few months now so we just had a BBQ. Well actually we couldn't be bothered lighting one so we made … Continue reading My week in food pics