I remember when I first started (Paul McKenna's version of) mindful eating, I began with just one very simple and measurable target: put my cutlery/food down in between bites. From there, the rest flowed easily.
I'm going to try that again... Read more
This time of year is a wardrobe nightmare for me, for a whole bunch of reasons. One of those reasons is that my thighs rub together, and quickly go raw unless there's fabric between them. I love wearing summer dresses, and would prefer to not ha... Read more
I've been kidding myself for a good long while now... telling myself that it's ok to eat that pint of ice cream, big bag of crisps, and family size pack of Skittles all in one sitting because I'm stressed, and I'll deal with the repercussions la... Read more
I've written before about how I'm über-lazy when it comes to preparing food, but every once in a while, I'm struck by inspiration.
I prefer to cook without a recipe when I can get away with it. That's the way my mum has always done it, and ... Read more
... I thought I'd share this video from a few years ago when I was in my dancing prime. This was an improvised dance we filmed just to get a sense of what our slow social dancing looked like: youtu.be/orWKyBwfIRk
It still m... Read more
I saw on someone else's Sparkpage that they'd listed all the countries they'd been to and I really liked the idea. I love to travel, though I'm fairly new at the international side of it. I've been to 40 US states and 9 Canadian provinces, but I... Read more
The magic of beans isn't restricted to fairy tales about giants in the sky; ordinary beans of all varieties are a little bit magical.
They count as a vegetable, a carb, and a protein. They're low in fat and calories, high in fibre and nutri... Read more
I made it through my placement. I'll have another one to worry about in a couple of months, but for now... I feel (figuratively) much lighter.
Physically, I'm a little it lighter too. Not by much, but it's still gratifying to see the scale ... Read more
Never in my life have I had upper body strength. I've never even been able to do a push-up (not even on my knees). But it's time to change! I'm starting off slow with just a few mini-workouts here and there... but I *will* have arm muscles. Oddl... Read more
This is possibly TMI for some of you, though only marginally so...
The pill I take means my monthly visitor never comes 'round anymore. I absolutely love it that way, but unfortunately it doesn't take away all my symptoms. Whenever I've be... Read more
As part of my work with my therapist, I set myself a goal of returning to the gym. I went through a particularly bad wave of panic attacks this past summer/autumn, and two of those attacks were triggered by gym workouts. The result is that I now... Read more
It's been a bit of a manic week but I think I've done we'll under the circumstances.
Monday was my first day back in my placement school. It was so nice to see everyone again and to be back in the thick of it. It was Drop Everything And Rea... Read more
My boyfriend's been telling me for a while that I look like I'm losing weight. I didn't believe him because the scale wasn't budging and, last time I checked, my measurements weren't either. But I checked again just now and holy cow! I've lost 1... Read more