Fat Fridays: Alone this Christmas?

25.12.2020 Today Is a day that many people around the world will spend alone. For a vast array of reasons a recent one being this global pandemic. The UK Government imposed ‘last minute,’ rules around the festive period. Which means that today, at this very second, someone is home alone. See the Positives This yearContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Alone this Christmas?”

Fat Fridays: Happy Holidays! Eat, Drink & Gain a Few lbs?

18.12.2020 Overeating during the festive period. When I was a meat-eater, throughout the festive period, I used to go wild with over-eating. I was immersed into those succulent phrases, ‘It’s fine, It’s Christmas!’ and ’Everyone gains a few more pounds during the winter.’ I admit I loved hearing those sweet sounds, they formed reassurances toContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Happy Holidays! Eat, Drink & Gain a Few lbs?”

Fat Fridays: Antidote 11.12.2020

Why do we try and try to fit into the narrative of stories told by others? Why do we give so much to those that never give anything back? Why do we change our preferences to make it fit with the other person? What I’m saying is, why do we not believe in ourselves enoughContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Antidote 11.12.2020”

Fat Fridays: Super-power 27.11.2020

Before For many years I avoided photos! I’ve always felt that I was too fat, too unattractive and too unworthy to have a photo taken. And whenever I saw myself in random photos, I used to feel disgusted. ‘Like, look at you! UGLY!’ When I started buying my clothes, I always opted for dark shades,Continue reading “Fat Fridays: Super-power 27.11.2020”

WTF: I Ate Too Much

‘Oh, my word! I’ve overeaten every night the past few days.’ – A Human ‘I’ve gained so much weight! I’ve been so stressed out lately and I needed those comforts.’ – A Human ‘Yeah, I’ve had a lot of takeaways recently. But I’m bored indoors and well, food tastes good.’ – A Human What theContinue reading “WTF: I Ate Too Much”

Fat Fridays: Stress and Acknowledgements – 20.11.2020

20.11.2020 This week has been a challenging week and I can’t lie, I’ve been dealing with a lot of things, Positive Mindset: Family Loss, Food Intake & a Faulty Friendship Yesterday, I visited one of my household bubbles! *For those of you who aren’t aware, the UK is now in another lockdown. One which isContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Stress and Acknowledgements – 20.11.2020”

Things

Things I wish I had known back then – Unique Fatso Frequently, many people reflecting on their weight loss journey, feel that they often felt alone at times. And how they wish they knew a few things at the start of their journey to better health. It’s extremely interesting as we live in a worldContinue reading “Things”

Iron Lady

It’s been a while since I last posted about the challenges I’ve faced during the first lockdown and beyond. However, I thought it would be best to post an update about my struggles increasing my iron intake naturally. Previously, I’ve shared with you all the anxiety I have when out shopping for food. How myContinue reading “Iron Lady”

Introvert

As for myself Unique Fatso, my online pen name – I’m an introvert, I’m an introvert when it comes to visual displays. I’m no good with photos, if you have one of me, you’re lucky! I’m an introvert who feels comfortable writing and I know some may say unlucky! I receive feedback in all formsContinue reading “Introvert”

Last Night I Wanted

Last night I wanted junk food! Chips, curry-sauce, more chips and maybe a pizza? I wanted plain doughnuts! And sugared doughnuts and I have no excuse or plausible reason, as I’m not menstruating. I guess that’s apart of the life. This life. Lockdown. Kept in. Alone? Yes. I felt alone last night and craved fulfilmentContinue reading “Last Night I Wanted”

Why I’m no Longer Dating a Meat-Eater

For a few months, I was dating a wonderful guy, who consumed meat and dairy. Initially, when I found out he ate those things, I was sure I wouldn’t get along with him long-term. Surprisingly so, we got along extremely well! Conversations, jogging and surely meditations. I also remembered when I was a meat-eater andContinue reading “Why I’m no Longer Dating a Meat-Eater”

You’ve Gained Weight!

You stepped on the scales this week and seen the increase in your weight. This could be due to various factors, such as menstruation (for females,) or an emotional event. When I’ve experienced something that has caused me a great deal of emotion, I’ve turned to food and not just any food – I’ve gorgedContinue reading “You’ve Gained Weight!”

Rewards of Eating Right!

In my previous post, I spoke briefly about becoming ill due to not eating properly and allowing my anxiety (shopping during the pandemic) to take over my life. Today, I found out from my GP that my blood results came back and indicated my iron count is low. I must go and collect a prescriptionContinue reading “Rewards of Eating Right!”

I Get so Weak

Before the pandemic, I was buying fresh fruits and vegetables, weekly. During the lockdown period, I continued to eat the foods my body needs. However, the past few months have been difficult. I feel anxious when buying groceries, due to a large percentage of the general public not adhering to the distance element of theContinue reading “I Get so Weak”

Dating a Meat Eater

A couple of months ago I began dating a meat-eater… I have told myself for the best part of a year, that I would only date someone who was plant-based. As I’ve given up meat, so it’s only right that the person I date doesn’t eat animals during mealtimes. During many of our conversations, IContinue reading “Dating a Meat Eater”

Dating and Dieting

Recently I jumped into the dating pool and started swimming again. It has been an interesting experience so far. The general, deciding where to eat together, where to explore and most importantly, staying safe from COVID-19. However, I’ve struggled with the first part of this new experience. Which is something I never thought I would?Continue reading “Dating and Dieting”

3 Things You Like About Yourself?

Before I started my weight loss journey, I couldn’t list one thing that I liked about myself. I hated every inch of my body. In particularly my thighs and my stomach, both of which bare my tiger stripes. I hated my body because to me, my reflection was ugly and undesirable.It has taken me aContinue reading “3 Things You Like About Yourself?”

Fridays with Fatso

At my heaviest weight, the scales displayed 19 Stones and 4lbs. I can’t tell you how hard this is for me to write. I’m ashamed of myself for eating my way to that size. This week has been a challenging week, due to some thing’s I’m dealing with in my personal life. Not many peopleContinue reading “Fridays with Fatso”

Buy Your Veg Safely

Today is the day that all shoppers in England are required to wear a face-covering when shopping. This is to help prevent the spread of COVID19 and to adhere to the rules of social distancing. I know there exists pockets of people that don’t like this at all and they feel strongly against wearing aContinue reading “Buy Your Veg Safely”

My 10 Hour Fast

A few weeks ago, a dear friend of mine suggested that I try fasting, as they found it to be a great way to cleanse their system and reported feeling much better after. They informed me that they felt the following: Increased sense of mental clarity. Enhanced ability to ignore food cravings – better willpower!Continue reading “My 10 Hour Fast”

Triggers for Period Pain

I’ve pretty much been in bed for the last four days. I’ve been feeling quite tired due to this month’s menstruation. Which got me thinking about diet & nutrition when menstruating. I was overcome with cravings for seeded toast with sweet popcorn sprinkled over it. And deep-fried beans with chunky chips. Only, I never gaveContinue reading “Triggers for Period Pain”

Bruised Fruit

Life online shows only one-side, which is perfect images of perfect-looking food. But the reality for many of us is that we often have bruised or misshapen fruits and vegetables.      It is nice to see pretty pictures and click like from time to time, but my life doesn’t have that image each day. AndContinue reading “Bruised Fruit”

Update: My Ovarian Cyst – Bean

Almost a year ago, I shared with you all the horrible GP (General Practitioner) appointment I had. Which subsequently led to finding out that I had a cyst on my left ovary. I named the cyst ‘Bean,’ as it was the size of a baked bean when I first found out about him. He grewContinue reading “Update: My Ovarian Cyst – Bean”

Food: Takeaway

I had envisioned that my health journey would be about me eating fruits and vegetables, drinking water and working out. However, there will come a time where you are with friends or family and they want to order a takeaway! You can always make suggestions that they ‘cook their own food.’ Or simply remind themContinue reading “Food: Takeaway”

Focus: It’s Okay

I’ve been feeling blue along with my fellow peers on this earth. So much has happened and all seems to be hitting us at once! Well known people dying this year, COVID-19 making the whole world stop and those common feelings of self-doubt and restlessness. Then the spotlight on the murders in police uniforms –Continue reading “Focus: It’s Okay”

Food Glorious Food

For years and I mean years, I found solace in food. Whenever I was sad, happy, bored or relaxed I found eating food made me feel? Different each time. Preparing the food, I salivated – I knew I was making something I ‘really’ wanted to eat.      Rather than having 2 bacon rashers, I wouldContinue reading “Food Glorious Food”