Is stress-eating a thing for anyone else? Because it's sure as hell a thing for me.
Say it's four hours before my essay deadline and I'm frantically trying to get a decent piece of work written; I will suddenly find myself excruciatingly hu... Read more
On Pole Dancing.
So, over the past couple of months I haven't been working out much. I haven't found the time and I've found more than a handful of excuses. But the one thing I have stuck with is pole dancing.
Now, if you've never seen a pole dancing perfor... Read more
Question - how many times is too many to start again?
Hello, you may remember me.
(Then again, by this time, you might not.)
If you do remember me, it's probably as the girl who keeps claiming to be starting over and then disappearing promptly. And I'm sort of ashamed that I keep disappea... Read more
Once More With Feeling || I've been gone too long!
"It's time for me to start over," she says, sat at her desk eating the pancakes with bacon and maple syrup that her housemate has just brought to her room. "Gotta get back on that horse."
Yes, okay - a stronger woman than me would have refu... Read more
My first ever race and a new personal best!
I finished the 5K Race for Life this morning in 34:02, which I am very proud of! That includes the annoying slow jog you have to do to actually get to the start line, and a... Read more
Weigh in and running
I weighed in this morning and have lost a pound since getting back from university, putting me at 153. It's good that I lost the pound, but depressing since when I last went back to Oxford, I weighed 144! Err... oops.
But still, I have a g... Read more
Home, home on the range...
As you might be able to tell, I am BACK AT HOME and really quite excited about it. This morning I woke up in my own bed, having fallen asleep to the wonderful sound of silence rather than partying. There was no one being sick in my bathroom when... Read more
Summer begins here!
I'm sitting in my room at Oxford, with all my belongings in suitcases in the middle, waiting for my Dad to appear so I can finally go home! It's been a super-stressful term, and I am so ready to just go home and have a good sleep and unwind. I d... Read more
Passing it forward
So, as I may have mentioned, I've been helping a friend get into running. It started off casual, a couple of times a week, but then we signed up for our first race together - I've been running for over a year now, and she's been running for eigh... Read more
Facing up to the Truth (or 'Why weight loss terrifies me')
When I started this journey at 175 pounds:
My only expectation was to lose weight. Or so I thought.
The most I thought about the reasons I'd let myself get to this p... Read more
Weigh-in and summer goals
So it's been a busy, busy, busy term and I haven't really had time to stop and think. I've been busy writing essays and deciding on my thesis topic, and in my spare time going to London and pretending to be Sherlock Holmes.
... Read more
No excuses! Except...
June 1st. New month, almost summer. My bikini is mocking me. Mainly because it's too big now and last time I wore it I took a stroke forward and abruptly realised I was topless in a public pool. Awk-ward.
But seriously, this is where I real... Read more
One geeky girl and the path to success
I'm unashamed to say I'm a bit of a geek. I like reading books, and comics, and get over-excited about superhero movies, and own little lego figures of the avengers, and have a life-size cardboard cut out of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in my r... Read more
Feels like a new week
Here at Oxford, Sunday is the start of the week, and today marks the end of the dreaded fifth week.
Terms here are eight weeks long, and every term, without fail, people get hit by what we call 'fifth week blues'. You're over half way throu... Read more
Summer in England: weight loss nightmare!
Wow, two perfect days of sunshine in a row! 75 degrees? That's it! It MUST be summer! Cue bare-chested blokes wandering round almost blinding people with their pale, english skin that's not seen the sun for six months, and girls suddenly donning... Read more