Do you struggle to forgive yourself? “I’m a failure! I start each day on plan and then mid-morning someone offers me a doughnut and I just give up because the day is ruined!” How many times have you said this? If you do, you are not alone. I certainly have and still do sometimes. We put huge pressure on ourselves to be perfect and then, when we inevitably fail, we punish ourselves for one small bad decision by deciding that the whole day or worse will be ruined. How about if we said the following instead? “I’m really proud of […] Read more
The topic of fat shaming is a difficult one and one that unfortunately I have a lot of experience of and one that sadly I see and hear a lot about. I am not talking about people who shout out nasty insults in the street or write abusive comments hiding behind their keyboard online. Those people don’t deserve any of your, or my, time and the only answer to them is to ignore them. We sadly can’t change the people who behave like this but we can change how we choose to react to them. This article is in response […] Read more
Any change is hard and sustainable weight loss can be one of the hardest changes of all. The secret of weight loss success is to make small sustainable changes that become habits.
As someone who has spent most of their life in denial about weight gain or in an endless soul-destroying battle to lose weight, I have thought long and hard about what is different this time and why I am now able to maintain a very healthy weight and am fitter and most importantly happier than I have ever been. I have realised a very simple fact that has actually been very hard to accept. But now I know it to be 100% true. What was different this time was: “I knew what I wanted and I stopped being afraid of […] Read more