The Corset

Many years ago, back in the days where I had family members calling me Fatso! I had read an article in a magazine, it spoke about a woman with a tiny waist – She credited her svelte figure to her consistent use of corsets. ‘Corsets!’ I shouted out within the company of a bowl ofContinue reading “The Corset”

To Dance or Not to Dance? That is the Question!

As a teenager, I went clubbing every now and again, but I never became someone who wanted to visit nightclubs often. When I was around 18 I felt amazing in my short, black mini dress. I’ve always been curvy but that night I felt beautiful. I used to dance the night away and dancing inContinue reading “To Dance or Not to Dance? That is the Question!”

Food: Why I Buy Chickpeas, Lentils and Mushrooms?

It’s no secret that nearly all my meals contain one, two or all the above! I enjoy meals I create with them and I’m always surprised at the results – the dishes I’ve created taste amazing. I began to incorporate mushrooms more into my diet a few years ago, after being told by my GPContinue reading “Food: Why I Buy Chickpeas, Lentils and Mushrooms?”

What to Wear?

What to Wear? At the start of my health journey, I knew I wanted to work out and get fitter, but I wasn’t sure what to wear. I read that its best just to put on an old t-shirt, shorts and trainers and get going. But when I did that, I wasn’t comfortable.      IContinue reading “What to Wear?”

Don’t Eat Carbs

I’m tired of hearing/reading the following statements: ‘Don’t eat carbs; they make you fat!’ ‘I’m sticking with meat only; carbs are bad for you,’ ‘I’m only having a tiny bit of carbs, and I don’t wanna get fat.’ Those statements are common, amongst many others. I’m tired of hearing them! Not only are they wrong,Continue reading “Don’t Eat Carbs”

I See You

I See You I often pretend that you don’t exist, as if I’ve no idea what you look like, or rather, who you look like. After my shower, the mirror in the bathroom is too steamy to notice. Other mirrors are lost? Unneeded. As I go about my daily activities, I catch glimpses of youContinue reading “I See You”

Don’t Hurt Yourself

Don’t Hurt Yourself The days you’re running late and convince yourself there’s not enough time to make breakfast. The days you head out to work, and you’re hungry, so you visit Greggs, or some café and purchase a hot drink and a pastry. Commence workaround 09:00, and by 10:00 you’re hungry! You’re hungry because youContinue reading “Don’t Hurt Yourself”

Missed Marathon

Photo credit: Unsplash The day of the ½ Marathon. I had to withdraw, due to coming down with a dreadful cold, days before the event. I felt despondent, like a failure before failing. I even talked myself into attending but only walking through, rather than anything more strenuous. My mind wanted to participate, but myContinue reading “Missed Marathon”

Negative Comments

‘Don’t allow negative comments to hinder your progress.’ – Unique Fatso It has taken me years to block out the negative comments from people! My body is mine. My appearance is mine. Fat is mine. Cellulite is mine. Larger clothes, all mine. However, people from all different circles, like to comment. Why? So you don’tContinue reading “Negative Comments”

Break Fast

As I sleep, I’m indulgent in dreams of food and drink that keeps me in at the seams. I want cakes, chocolate, ice-cream and pic ‘n’ mix. I want deep-fried chunky chips with gravy and plant-based cheese melting at the tips. Homer and I are leaping, bunny hops into sugared dust. Homer and I areContinue reading “Break Fast”

A Lil Nibble

I used to drool in my mind, about the right time when I could try foods I know, in time will make me cry. I had no reasons why! But I knew I wanted a lil nibble. I told myself that a lil nibble makes no difference. My weight won’t change, it will stay theContinue reading “A Lil Nibble”

Get The Strap

Right before my morning run, my 5-day old Fitbit strap crumbled right beforemy eyes. The parts that you connect to hold the device in place. I was quite annoyed and resorted to using sticky tape for me to complete myrun. My run was stronger than previously, and my mind was more alert. Throughoutmy day, IContinue reading “Get The Strap”

Meaty Misconceptions

Preface (What happened when I ate meat) Several things occurred after I ate meat; stomach pains, chest pains, headaches, feeling sluggish, acne, bad period pains and a subconscious feeling that meat isn’t right for me. I observed many times, what it feels like to live without meat, for a few days to a few weeksContinue reading “Meaty Misconceptions”