Category Archives: Emotions

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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Gimme Some Loving!

Warning: Marriage and ladies bits.  If that’s not your thing read something else. An article in the Guardian yesterday piqued my interest.  In essence, it said you can forget the societal stereotype of women as being more suited to monogamy … 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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Happy Thoughts

You don’t need something depressing on a Monday morning, do you?  You need the energy to explode out of a filing cabinet drawer a la Hong Kong Phooey. You need attack!  You need zip! You need an exceedingly large mug … Continue reading

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Say it with Pasties

Interflora may want you to say it with flowers, but Bolton-based Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery have something far better.  They’ve launched ‘Pasties by Post.’  You can keep your petunias, I’ll say it with a cheese and onion pastie instead, thanks.   … Continue reading

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Team GB Public: Taking Gold for Spectating

I admit it, I’m an Olympic junkie.  I may approach each Games with cynicism towards all the money and the corporate insanity that surrounds it; but the moment people of any nation start getting their hands on medals, it all … 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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