Category Archives: Self-Esteem

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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The World is My Oyster

One of the things I love most about having a holiday is that for a few days at least I get to stick my head above the parapet of my life and check out what’s going on ‘out there.’  It’s … 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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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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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 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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The Food Files: Part 1 – In the Beginning was Food

A change of tack this week at Mother of Reinventions.  I’m devoting an entire week to food and the relationship that some people have with it.  There are a myriad of things you could write about this subject; but I’ve picked out five … Continue reading

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I Still Have Confidence in Me

At the end of 2010, I posted a blog on Tales from Lewis Lodge, which outlined some changes that were going on in my life at that time.  Here’s an extract: “So let me introduce you to my first new … Continue reading

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More bang for your buck

I’ve been working the Cambridge Weight Plan since November 18th 2010. It’s now mid-August and I’ve been at this nine months.  This morning I start on Step 5, which is increasing my daily calorie intake to 1500cals and is their … Continue reading

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