• Not being defined by our struggle

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 Permalink

    Last year I had weight loss surgery. I’ve talked about it briefly here and there and I temporarily opened a separate Instagram account so I could share stuff and follow similar accounts. But – before starting I knew that account would be short lived. I know myself pretty well you see and knew that it would take over my life if I let it. And I did not want my life to be about my weight loss surgery, as it had been (perhaps still is) about food and weight and so forth. (Indeed, I eventually ditched my Diet Schmiet blog for that exact reason!)

    I DID NOT WANT IT TO DEFINE ME.

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  • Contentment, happiness and joy

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Permalink

    I’ve written before about my views on contentment vs happiness. The former, I think, is some sort of internally-generated, semi-permanent state of being, whereas the latter comes and goes.

    I’ve been thinking more and more about this for a few reasons lately.

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  • Realisations and transformation

    Thursday, December 8, 2016 Permalink

    I listened to Kelly and Brooke’s ‘slow realisations’ Let it Be podcast when I went for a walk last Saturday. The subject came up, they said, because someone in their Facebook group had mentioned their ‘a-ha’ moment came after years of therapy and journalling and wondered if there was some way of fast-tracking these lightbulb moments.

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  • Returning to Isowhey

    Friday, November 18, 2016 Permalink

    I’ve talked a little about the surgery I had four months ago. I’m pretty sure I also recall complaining about the surgery prep, which required me to cut out carbohydrates and stick to protein for a couple of weeks in advance.

    It was recommended two meals each day comprise a protein shake. The dietician I was seeing suggested two different brands. One of those was not gluten-free. But fortunately the other – Isowhey – was, and it was one I was familiar with from the free-trial I participated in almost four years before.

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  • If I wasn’t coeliac

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Permalink

    I had a conversation with a colleague recently about the latest research into coeliac disease.

    “What if they found a cure?” she asked.

    Now I know it wouldn’t be like finding a cure for cancer or Alzheimers, but the idea is exciting for we coeliacs nonetheless.

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  • 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.)

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  • 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.

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