• Wordless Wednesday: The hippy hippy shake

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Permalink

    It feels like yonks since I particpated in a Wordless Wednesday post… and in all honesty I’m here today because last night I started a Facebook rant which became lengthy so I decided to mix it up and add it onto the blog. (Also attempting to make up for my lack of blogging of late.)

  • The i in team

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Permalink

    My running friends are growing. And I don’t mean in stature. I mean in size. Well, I don’t mean in size INDIVIDUALLY… I just mean there seem to be more of them. Runners, that is.

    More and more are commencing ‘learn to run’ programs, while others embark on 10km runs, and then there’s the odd marathoner or two.

    Besides the fact that I’m fat and unfit I’ve never been a runner. Even when fitter and healthier. Indeed, even when anorexic and exercise-obsessed.

  • I didn’t buy a zoo. But I joined a gym

    Friday, May 20, 2016 Permalink

    Exactly three years and six months and twenty days after making my seachange I’ve joined a gym.

    I know, I know… you’re worried I’ve rushed into things, but – believe it or not – I have sussed out this very same gym on a number of occasions. 

  • Quiet desperation

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Permalink

    I’ve alluded to it and occasionally been pretty blunt about it, but I no longer write a lot (if at all) about my weight (etc) here.

    However… I’m really struggling and feeling quite desperate. And wondering if this is the best place to share that.

  • So damn unpretty

    Monday, April 25, 2016 Permalink

    I’m again joining Kirsty for her ‘I must confess’ challenge and today’s question is…. Do you feel beautiful? Why, or why not?

    Eek. In my current headspace this could be a very dangerous topic and as I’m also vaguely (and occasionally) doing an alphabet challenge in April, it seems fitting that today’s letter is U. And we all know U is for UGLY. 

  • Martyrdom

    Friday, April 22, 2016 Permalink

    My last two Friday posts have referenced an interview between Elizabeth Gilbert and Brene Brown. As I’ve mentioned, I find both women inspiring in terms of their outlook(s) and approaches to life and creativity.

    And I swear this will be the last time I mention that podcast but I couldn’t let it go without mentioning yet another point of discussion… related to martyrdom.

  • My biggest roadblock

    Monday, April 18, 2016 Permalink

    Kirsty’s prompt for this week’s confessional asks us to share our biggest roadblock.

    I had a post all planned – about my writing – and the fact that I don’t even try. I blithered about my fear of failure and my apathy but… the post wallowed in my drafts folder and I didn’t get it finished before heading off on a long long work trip yesterday.

    It gave me time to think however… and I realised, if I’m really being honest, my biggest roadblock – when it comes to life in general – is my weight.