The Garden – Escape to colour

  Today I escaped to the garden, its Spring and time outside is long overdue. I have finally been able to spend a little money investing in aesthetics rather than necessities, for me flowers are the top of my list. I love country gardens, I love the colour and the warmth they can bring, and…

Just stop eating when you are full…

  I ate last night, I ate a lot… I ate a lot of pizza, my vice food, my binge food. Ah, if only it was that simple. My mother said to me once when I was talking to her about my weight ‘I just stop when I am full’, I looked at her blankly….

Watching the English – Kate Fox

Why are we the way we are? For those that are English we usually understand our eccentricities and bizarre rules, which to others are just completely confusing. I work with some of my colleagues who are from Zimbabwe and their take and reflections on English habits and culture are so refreshing where to us they…

More life pondering

So another year older 31, and looking to make the most of it, so whilst curled up with a cup of coffee. I came across this article. So lets see how I match up? 1. Start Saving for Retirement Now, Not Later Debt is no laughing matter, I clearly can recall the sleepless nights as…

Declutter your home and mind

So I booked a rare day off work and although my plans fell through I was determined to use my time constructively. Cue looking with trepidation into the depths of the spare room aka dumping ground. You know what they say, often our surroundings are a reflection of our state of mind. When I bought…

A time for reflection

So it’s the time of year again where I am pondering about getting yet another year older, this time 31. For my birthday what have I asked for? a tweed jacket and blinds for my lounge, oh times have changed! Whilst pondering I came across this wonderful article and though it a good way to…

What motivates me – Health, Diet, Fitness & Weight Loss

So I have been reading on a few other blogs about struggling for motivation, well we have all been there, otherwise I would have never got to a size 22 and 18.5 stone at my largest. Things seem to be going pretty well at the moment and I do *shock horror* enjoy going to the…

Binge – complete failure or just a stumble?

So we knew this was going to happen, and to be honest I could feel it was coming on. Two days of the gym on my own, feeling good monitoring my diet in a positive way, Even went to a BBQ yesterday and just ate the yummy grilled veggies. I even steered clear of the…

Needing a little motivation

So the couch to 5k was a failure, and I realised my anxiety and issues around exercise and food were just to big to deal with on my own to start off with. All the intention is there but when it gets to the time to do it, I find the anxiety and then the…

Cleaning for my health?

So recently I have been feeling run down and lethargic, I have been working long days, the dog is shedding, the washing basket is overflowing and my life feels as chaotic as my house does. I realise how much better I feel when my house is clean so instead of a Friday night out I…

Fat to 5k?

So after my last post I sat surrounded by sweets, crisps and ice cream and generally wallowing in self-pity, I came to a realisation IT IS ALL DOWN TO ME I am responsible For my fat – as I have eaten every little lb of it that I have put on For my health –…

Binge Eating

So we all struggle with food, I mentioned this to a psychologist not that long ago and she replied with “I think the majority of females have an unhealthy relationship with food” I have a binge eating disorder, and today seems the right time to tell you a little bit of what it feels like…