Category Archives: Dieting

Getting Some Motivation from Mo

When you’re actively losing weight, finding yourself in a position where you eat something other than what’s on your plan can lead you to think you’re a failure and that you might as well give up.  Nothing could be further … Continue reading

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Pressing on…

It’s been a while since I posted a blog on here, but I think it’s time I pressed it back into service. I’m 45 now and it’s not sitting easily with me.  It’s not that I’m having trouble being a year older, I’m … Continue reading

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What’s next…

November 18th 2010 was a very special day for me.  It was the day I decided that I couldn’t cope with having to use a CPAP machine to manage my sleep apnoea anymore and it was time to do something … Continue reading

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This was never about a bikini

All being well I am having surgery on Friday. Seven stone (100lbs) weight loss leaves a legacy and thanks to the generosity of my local Primary Care Trust, they have agreed to fund an abdominoplasty, which is the removal of … Continue reading

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Monday: “Today is a good day to die-t”

Dear Lieutenant Commander Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation, please excuse me from borrowing and modifying your Klingon battle cry; “Today is a good day to die.” But changing ‘die’ to ‘diet’ nicely sums up what I want to … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations

Many of us start the year with good intentions, and in the first few days we’re genuinely committed to improving those bits of our lives where we feel we’re not reaching our full potential.  We make solemn promises to ourselves … Continue reading

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I’m not buying it

Bryony Gordon wrote a fabulous piece in the Sunday Telegraph yesterday about fat still being a feminist issue.  What’s cheering is that she highlights several key women who have stuck two fingers up to ‘society’, the media and done the unthinkable … Continue reading

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The Food Files: Part 4 – Who are you and what have you done with Fatso?

In the fourth part of my series on food and eating difficulties, today’s all about when the best happens and you finally do get that voice to break its hold on you.  I suppose in some people’s eyes, writing about … Continue reading

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The Food Files: Part 3 – Diets and Food Demons

In the third of my series looking at food and the problems some of us have with it, today focuses on food demons and that other demon of those who have one too many pounds on our bodies: Diets.   … Continue reading

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The Food Files: Part 2 – Being Fat

In the second of this week’s blogs about food, I’m going to focus on the experience of being fat.  There’s lots of posts about how you get slim again, but there are relatively few that talk about what it’s like … Continue reading

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