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: 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: 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”

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”

Welcome February 01.02.2022

Welcome to February, a month of love – in the form of thy self! January was a hard month for me to endure; towards the end of the month, I started to climb out of the well and find myself again. For a moment, I had forgotten what I had achieved and what I wasContinue reading “Welcome February 01.02.2022”

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”

Welcome December 2021

Today is the 1st of December 2021 – A year that will end 30 days from today. November was a difficult month for me, as I aim to complete so much in very little time. Unfortunately, I gained a few pounds through emotional eating, which was bought on through a series of failed plans. NovemberContinue reading “Welcome December 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”

Welcome November 2021

Last month was going well for me, diet-wise, until week 3! I reunited with someone from my past. And it’s influenced a cycle of emotional eating, with slight weight gain. A new trigger identified? I believe so. It’s difficult to focus when you have other aspects of life coming into your world and disseminating anythingContinue reading “Welcome November 2021”

To Unwind – 18.09.2021

Recently I purchased the Vanilla Almond Frosting Yankee Candle from Tesco. I must say that the fragrance is delightful! I found peace through listening to the sounds of the vacuum cleaner and the warm hum from the tumble-dryer. Then drifted into a sweet daydream, where the streets were made of sweet doughts and the rainContinue reading “To Unwind – 18.09.2021”

 Fat Fridays – Remember that Feelings are Temporary! 27.08.2021

 Fat Fridays – Remember that Feelings are Temporary! 27.08.2021 Before Whenever I would experience emotional turmoil, I would brood on the feelings for days, weeks and sometimes even months at a time. I didn’t care much about finding solutions to my problems or even trying anything to ease the pain. Instead, I would eat junkContinue reading ” Fat Fridays – Remember that Feelings are Temporary! 27.08.2021″

Fat Fridays: Forgiveness 06.08.2021

Fat Fridays – Forgiveness 06.08.2021 Before Those that hurt me, I allowed them to continue, whether that be name-calling, mocking my appearance and 9/10 I agreed with them. ‘You’re so fat!’ ‘You look ugly.’ ‘Your ass is massive!’ ‘Your face is so dark. Black and ugly.’ ‘Look at your ugly duck lips.’ Sure, I wouldContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Forgiveness 06.08.2021”

End of July Reflections

Dear All, We have arrived on the last day of July 2021! I’m an advocate for reflection and implore you to reflect on your month. Thinking about goals you set in June and if you achieved them. Please include your reasons for not meeting them and accept that no one is perfect. My history isContinue reading “End of July Reflections”

Fat Fridays: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – 25.06.2021

Fat Fridays – 25.06.2021 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder A few days ago, I was officially diagnosed with OCD which stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. While it has become an annoying aspect of my daily life, I’m thankful that it is a mild form of OCD. I had thought about whether or not it was a good idea toContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – 25.06.2021”

Reflections: Week 7 – C25K

Reflections – C25K – Week 7 Week 7 was a bumper week. First, I had to sort out a replacement laptop to continue working on my studies. Second, I also had to work on my mental health, as I felt pretty low since my laptop broke down during a crucial time in my life, whichContinue reading “Reflections: Week 7 – C25K”

Fat Fridays: No, I Will NOT!

I’m tired of being the one to step up and mend the cracks. They formed because you keep on leaning on my mind. Taking pieces, slice by slice, like a greedy person. Like anyone else, I need time to myself too. I have days where I do nothing, and that is great for my mindContinue reading “Fat Fridays: No, I Will NOT!”

Reflection: C25K – Weeks One and Two

Week One Erm, this never worked out as expected. Anxiety took over and I convinced myself that I couldn’t do this, who wants to see a fat woman running through the streets? It had taken me 1 hr and 45 minutes to get up and get out and about! I was dressed and ready toContinue reading “Reflection: C25K – Weeks One and Two”