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”

November 1st

November 1st and 8.2lbs lighter. 🙂 September – October has been hard due to intangible factors. I’m happy that I’ve lost some weight during these challenging times. This November I hope to manage my portions better. Increase my iron intake and learn more about plant-based skin care. 🌱🌱🌱 Will be updating my blog more thisContinue reading “November 1st”

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”

Work Hard

Nothing can be successfully achieved by doing nothing. One must strive to work hard at everything they do, to reap the benefits of success. I know it can be difficult to remain focused or even motivated on your goals, no matter the size. Remember that while the notion, ‘work hard’ is easy to say andContinue reading “Work Hard”

Week One: Fatso’s Fitness – August 2020

Monday 3rd August I didn’t do much today; I’m menstruating and feel exhausted with everything that’s going on in my life. Do you know when your support networks are faulty? I ‘ve just wanted to sleep all day today. Tuesday 4th August I had planned on going out for a 45-minute walk. But that’s notContinue reading “Week One: Fatso’s Fitness – August 2020”

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”

What’s In My Fridge?

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I only endorse products that I use personally and have something positive to share with you all. Some of the items in my fridge are available below *Click on the item for further information Alpro Oat-milk Alpro Soya-milk Oatly Chocolate-Milk Very Lazy Ingredients Highland Spring WaterContinue reading “What’s In My Fridge?”

Stairs & Stomping

During my daily walks, I encounter hills and while I enjoy walking down them, walking up frustrates me. Because at that point I’m tired. However, as my body needs this I will walk up the hill, but I walk up stomping. Not like in an angry way, but in a way where my strides areContinue reading “Stairs & Stomping”

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”

The Daily Walk

I’ve not been running/jogging much lately, though I’ve been walking each day – not really on Sundays. I’ve increased my walking from 20 minutes to 45 minutes, minimum per walk. It’s been an experience getting the know a bit better the city I live in. From the roads that are covered in dust, to streetsContinue reading “The Daily Walk”

Lockdown: Snacks & Naps

Here in the UK, the policy on Social Distancing has been extended for a further three weeks. This came as no surprise to me: No cure found, many people are still contracting Rona (COVID19.) I’ve developed a few strange things; I now snack a lot! And nap a lot! Since the UK began social-distancing, IContinue reading “Lockdown: Snacks & Naps”

Where to Start?

This is one of the main questions I ask repeatedly asked myself at the beginning of my weight loss journey. Where do I start? I turned to sections in magazines, and I would tear out pages from them; Slim Down for Summer! Lose 10lbs in 7 days. Diet this and diet that, live like thisContinue reading “Where to Start?”

Curves

Curves I’m curvy, and I know it. I can’t hide away; my body shows it. I own these curves, and don’t I know it! My intrigue is captured by the way some people cherish some curves and mock others. Definition of a curve: ‘a line or outline which gradually deviates from being straight for someContinue reading “Curves”

Lockdown ⚠️

I’m not going to write a long message here. We are all aware of what’s happening across the globe with this COVID-19 pandemic. Stay Home – Only go out if you need to purchase food, medication or assist those in the vulnerable categories. Social Distancing – Stand at least 2 metres apart when queuing. StopContinue reading “Lockdown ⚠️”

Is It Ever Okay To Throw Food Away?

Is it ever okay to throw food away? I was raised to finish my meal, which was always whatever was shared out for me. Many different family members often told me, ‘don’t waste food, people are starving in…’      I remember eating everything until my serving was gone. Even though I was not hungry sometimes,Continue reading “Is It Ever Okay To Throw Food Away?”

Night Routine

Last night I realised I’ve created a night routine that works for me. Before, I used to eat late and wonder why I couldn’t sleep later on. I would toss and turn, then text and view – a plethora of nonsensical things available online. Imagine, I would lay in bed feeling exhausted but unable toContinue reading “Night Routine”

Shopping, shopping, stop!

Shopping, Shopping, Stop! I went shopping while hungry, I bought vegan pizza, spicy wedges, apple juice and mushrooms. I’m tired though. I got home and unpacked my shopping and saw I had bought, vegan pizza, spicy wedges, apple juice, mushrooms, pringles, bagels, coco-powder, hand-wash, cotton pads, curry powder, peppers and other things I don’t need.Continue reading “Shopping, shopping, stop!”