• Start as you plan to continue

    Friday, July 3, 2015 Permalink

    Back when I worked in international aid and development I went for an interview with an international non-government organisation. It was one of the ones you’ll have heard of and they do a lot of great work in developing countries.

  • Anger and self forgiveness

    Monday, June 8, 2015 Permalink

    As someone with a long history of disordered eating I’ve done my fair share of reading on the subject. I’ve not tried EVERY hare-brained diet fad, but I’ve dipped my toe into the nonsensical waters promising wellness, weightloss and recovery more times than I care to remember.

  • Commenting on weight loss: yes or no?

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Permalink

    I know better than anyone that one’s weight is a topic fraught with sensitivity. As an anorexic teenager I loved it when people noticed my weight loss. In later years when on diets, I’ve been thrilled to receive comments on my ‘success’. Fortunately people have rarely commented on the ensuing weight gain. Nonetheless, my own angst over the issue of weight means I know it’s a friggin’ minefield and something one needs to negotiate carefully.

  • Vegemite & Cheese Hot Cross Buns

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Permalink

    It’s a while since I’ve joined Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for a Wordless Wednesday post. As it happens I have one almost ready to go. Inspired by another blogger, it’s about my personal first aid kit. However… it seems my blogging malaise continues, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a Vegemite Hot Cross Bun recipe I received last week. 

  • Fat is not a feeling

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Permalink

    I seem to have missed all of the fuss about Facebook’s ‘fat’ emoji. I attempted a google something I’d seen a month or so ago and all I found were stories about the fact that—in addition to sharing that we’re feeling sad / angry / happy etc on Facebook—we can share that we feel fat. #meh

    Eventually I found what I was looking for and it was this clip from Caroline Rothstein (BuzzFeed).

  • My best year or better life?

    Friday, February 6, 2015 Permalink

    I finally had the conversation with my personal trainer last week… telling him I wasn’t going to count calories or get weighed. I’d felt incredibly guilty the previous week when he weighed me as he was so disappointed with the result. I – on the other hand – am really happy with how my new exercise regime is going. I’ve started pushing myself a little more on the cardiovascular sections of the twice-weekly circuit AND I’m increasing my weights whenever possible. As I said recently I already feel more agile and supple. (And yes, I do – however – still feel fat.)