Category Archives: Weight Issues

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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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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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 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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The battle has only just begun

To the outside world I may come across a functioning, cognisant adult who has, in the last year, turned her life around.  It may appear to anyone who doesn’t really know me that the battle has been won.  Victory (goal … Continue reading

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Step to it!

I’ve finally worked through the maintenance steps of Cambridge Weight Plan, taking my daily calorie intake from around 600cals a day up to 1500cals a day.  Yesterday was my final day on the plan and from now on… It’s all … 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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Blowing Raspberries at Perfection

I want you to do something for me.  I want you to write the word ‘Perfection’ on something.  It can be a piece of paper, a chalkboard, a write-on wipe off board, a steamed up mirror, the sand, the dust … Continue reading

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Why I needed to lose weight

The last twenty years of my life has been about repeated attempts to lose weight. Some attempts were more successful than others but for most of the last ten years, I have been somewhere between 17 and 18.5 stone (240-260lbs). … Continue reading

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I am not a failure anymore

I could start this post in one of two ways, but I’ve decided to go with the strange and unfamiliar way of doing it – at least to my mind, anyway. I’m a success. That’s the truth and those are … Continue reading

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