Fat Fridays: Therapy, Therapy, Therapy! – 17.06.2022

Fat Fridays: Therapy, Therapy, Therapy! – 17.06.2022 I’ve had another session with my new Therapist, and at the end, he asked me, how do I feel? And honestly? I was filled with relief. Finally, I opened up to someone and shared my past, present and potential future fears and jubilations.                 I have never doneContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Therapy, Therapy, Therapy! – 17.06.2022”

Fat Fridays: Who Really Cares About You? 20.05.2022

During my absence from work, I received several messages here and there. Some I received as people seeking a current topic to pass the time and ponder over a cup of tea or cigarette break. I mean, that is juicier than someone being on sick leave? Why is it that people feel the need toContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Who Really Cares About You? 20.05.2022”

Fat Fridays: No Time to Work Out? But I’ve just Finished a Netflix Season! – 13.05.2022

I would love to start classes at the gym, but I don’t have any time! Most nights, I turn on the TV, select Netflix and get comfortable on the sofa with a snack, usually plantain chips. Once I’ve finished a series, I crawl into bed during the early hours of the morning and feel aContinue reading “Fat Fridays: No Time to Work Out? But I’ve just Finished a Netflix Season! – 13.05.2022”

Fat Fridays: Colouring, Counselling and Conclusions – 06.05.2022

I have been struggling with my mental health over the last few months, and recently, it has become even more challenging lately. Things that were once grey in my life have now started to form colours, and if I’m candid about it, these memories are hard to process or even accept.      ‘I’m not sureContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Colouring, Counselling and Conclusions – 06.05.2022”

Fat Fridays: The User and the Provider – 29.04.2022

In my life exists some toxic people I never knew were toxic until I understood the types of toxicity that they have been injecting into my existence. For example, one person never calls me, and when I ring them, they complain that they’ve not heard from me for days! I’ll remind them they can contactContinue reading “Fat Fridays: The User and the Provider – 29.04.2022”

Fat Fridays: Consuming for Celebration? 22.04.2022

Fat Fridays: Consuming for Celebration? 22.04.2022 Every year society celebrates with chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies and chocolate shapes of all kinds of flavours. We spend a fortune on chocolate, which makes no sense for the period in question! It is another bank holiday where we overindulge in food and show our love by buying chocolateContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Consuming for Celebration? 22.04.2022”

Fat Fridays: Realignment with my Core Values and Purpose in life – 08.04.2022

Right before the end of the festive period for 2021, I fell out with a family member, which caused an awful start to 2022. As a result, I felt low and lacked the motivation to do anything. It is astonishing how one person can cause so much pain, upset and discord in my life. ThisContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Realignment with my Core Values and Purpose in life – 08.04.2022”

Fat Fridays: How Long Does it Take to Lose Weight? – 04.03.2022

The Other evening, I conversed with a friend and confessed it took me years to lose weight. I’m losing weight in tiny increments; the bulk of my weight loss came last year, and even that was a struggle. For me, weight loss starts in my mind! Because when I feel bad, I eat badly. WhenContinue reading “Fat Fridays: How Long Does it Take to Lose Weight? – 04.03.2022”

The Pressure to Complete and Reach the End – 27.02.2022

The Pressure to Complete and Reach the End  – 27.02.2022 I’ve been dithering for a few weeks now. I avoided completing a piece of work that was overdue by months. My mind is filled with thoughts that repeat and go wild. – The perils of having OCD. My mind focuses on these pockets of memoriesContinue reading “The Pressure to Complete and Reach the End – 27.02.2022”

Mindfulness: Thank You – 08.02.2022

Thank You Two words that many of us forget to use, especially when circumstances permit. It’s like you think it and fail to say it. Hearing these words make people feel appreciated in a world of chaos. Valued in a life of judgement and loved in a society that forgets they exist. Please remember toContinue reading “Mindfulness: Thank You – 08.02.2022”

Fat Fridays: The Art of Depression? 28.01.2022

  Fat Fridays: The Art of Depression? 28.01.2022 Since the festive period commenced in 2021, I’ve been feeling low due to many factors, both of which are tangible and intangible. I began this new year with positive energy in mind and blessings in the form of friendships I never thought would be so nourishing inContinue reading “Fat Fridays: The Art of Depression? 28.01.2022”

Fat Fridays: But It’s Too Cold Outside – 07.01.2022

All week I’ve opted to use public transport to travel to work. Because I feel the icy wind on my face, I talk myself out of walking. While writing this post, I recognise it is a silly excuse. The festive period, blended with this ongoing pandemic, led me to spend most of my time indoors.Continue reading “Fat Fridays: But It’s Too Cold Outside – 07.01.2022”

Fat Fridays: The End of an Interesting Year – Thank you, 2021 – 31.12.2021

This year has been the bomb, the explosion, the implosion and constant repair. I’ve cried a thousand times, maybe less than a hundred, I don’t know exactly, but I do care. This year has challenged me to forgive and mean it simultaneously. To stop saying things for the sake of saying something, stop saying, ‘yes,’Continue reading “Fat Fridays: The End of an Interesting Year – Thank you, 2021 – 31.12.2021”

Fat Fridays: What Fatso Heard? – 24.12.2021

What Fatso Heard? I’m not a ‘fan’ or a ‘traditional follower’ of Christmas! However, it is important to help those who are less fortunate than yourself. This help does not have to be financial; handing them cash into their hands. It could be signposting them to professional/charitable organisations or vice Versa. My point is thatContinue reading “Fat Fridays: What Fatso Heard? – 24.12.2021”

Fat Fridays: What to Eat? What to Do? – 17.12.2021

Fat Fridays:  What to eat? What to do? Ah! The festive season is in full force! It’s the season to fain a few pounds and not be judged harshly because tis the season. What! How can this be normal? Well, society has normalised it! ‘Roll up, roll up, come and feast your eyes on this!Continue reading “Fat Fridays: What to Eat? What to Do? – 17.12.2021”

Fat Fridays: How About Houmous? 10.12.2021

How About Houmous? I was out at an event the other night that had NO veggie options for me to enjoy. Everything contained meat! I asked the hose for any vegetarian options; she advised, ‘whatever is out, is out.’ Of course, I was made to feel bad for asking, like asking is a crime, andContinue reading “Fat Fridays: How About Houmous? 10.12.2021”

Fat Fridays: Overtired – 26.11.2021       

I struggle with saying ‘no’ to people when they ask me to do things, ‘favours!’ it’s always the same people, needing some form of support: Financially Physically Emotionally My answer is always YES! Even when time does not permit. Right now, I’m exhausted! Some people don’t even ask; they send a demand via a text,Continue reading “Fat Fridays: Overtired – 26.11.2021       “

Labels! Air Printed and Un-stick-able

A person going through emotional trauma slid into my DMs with a bad attitude and negative energy. They tried to shame my appearance and devalue my self-worth. My reaction was to delete the messages – they mean nothing to me. In a world where we have witnessed first-hand how trolling can push someone to commitContinue reading “Labels! Air Printed and Un-stick-able”

Fat Fridays: The Delusion of Support – 19.11.2021

The Delusion of Support Often I have fallen for the words of those around me, ‘I’m here to support you if you need me.’ I have trusted those words to be true. Only, on the rare occasion where I reach out for support – they look perplexed and move on to discuss a topic aboutContinue reading “Fat Fridays: The Delusion of Support – 19.11.2021”

Fat Fridays: My OCD and Me! 05.11.2021

Fat Fridays – My OCD and Me – 05.11.2021 A few months ago, I shared with you all that I had been diagnosed with OCD. Which mainly consists of checking things over and over again. I hadn’t shared that sometimes my mind latches onto something and then goes high-speed with mind-mapping scenarios about that thing.Continue reading “Fat Fridays: My OCD and Me! 05.11.2021”

Fat Fridays: Motivation to Run During Autumnal Days – 15.10.2021

Fat Fridays: Motivation to Run During Autumnal Days – 15.10.2021 Problem It is now Autumn, and I feel anxious about training outside. My thoughts consume me, and I create excuses and stay inside. Why do I do this? Because my fear of people looking at me in disgust rises, and I can’t breathe – IContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Motivation to Run During Autumnal Days – 15.10.2021”