Dear Red Wine

Dear Red Wine

I have loved you for as long as I can remember. Actually, this is not strictly true. My first memory is of my sister being born when I was 2½ years old and orange squash…

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Enough with the eating madness

Enough with the eating madness

As I sit here typing, I am idly picking at the last of the festive macaroons so that they are all ‘gone’ by the new year, which I plan to sing in with a belly full…

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The Weight Game

The Weight Game

I landed back on the Slimming World scales with a giant thud and some 13-lbs heavier than when I stepped on them before the summer. I wish I could say it was worth it, but…

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Enter the Race for Life and Get Fit …

Enter the Race for Life and Get Fit With Kiqplan

Written in partnership with the Kiqplan. My timeline has recently been inundated with friends running the Race for Life – a series of women-only events raising money for Cancer Research UK. I have been following…

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Pregnancy after Miscarriage

Pregnancy after Miscarriage

Written in partnership with the The Portland Hospital. When I got pregnant just 3-months after my miscarriage, I was still dealing with lingering feelings of loss and sadness. I thought seeing the word ‘Pregnant’ appear…

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Losing Weight with Slimming World

Losing Weight with Slimming World

You may remember last year, at my 40-year old health check, I was advised to lose weight and exercise more. Although, after years of yo-yo dieting on every fad diet to ever hit the book…

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The Sickie Myth

The Sickie Myth

The Greek God(zilla) returned home from a recent overseas work trip with a stinking cold.  At first, I assumed ‘stinking cold’ was man code for ‘don’t ask me to do anything’, but when he passed my ‘fancy a beer?’…

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No More Babies?

No More Babies?

After my first miscarriage, I thought the only thing that would heal me would be to fall pregnant again. Then, I did fall pregnant again. But, the memory of miscarriage did not disappear. If anything,…

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Miscarriage Never Really Leaves You

Miscarriage Never Really Leaves You

My last miscarriage was in January 2013 and for the most part, I have moved on.  Although, as much as it does not hurt me to speak out loud about miscarriage anymore; nor does the memory…

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Stuck in a Diet Rut

Stuck in a Diet Rut

I have been on a diet for half of my life and I have still not cracked it. I have cut out carbs, fat, sugar, fruit, meat, and vegetables, yet I am further away from…

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High BMI Does Not Lie: I am Obese

High BMI Does Not Lie: I am Obese

Shortly after I turned 40 last year, I received a letter in the post inviting me for a free health check at my local surgery. Because I needed another reminder of my age. The test…

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