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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Decisions, decisions…

31Jan

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Have a little look at this……what do you think when you see it? I see a decision. In fact, I see three decisions: 1 – Eat the lot and sod it…blowing it for the weekend, as I’ve ‘failed’ anyway. 2 … Continue reading

  

Mr WLB…

30Jan

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…decided that he wanted to choose the subject for tonight’s blog post. It seems that he wants to be amused! Mr WLB has been reminiscing and reminded me last night of some of the silly and stupid happenings we have … Continue reading

  

(NOT) New peanut desensitisation treatment

30Jan

Today the news about ‘groundbreaking’ peanut desensitisation featured widely on the radio and in the newspapers and it was heart warming to hear the story of Lena, who can now live without the fear of peanuts after her successful treatment … Continue reading

  

Fruyo – amazingly good!

30Jan

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I guess that I have already given the game away in terms of my thoughts on the Fruyo yogurts?! I felt pretty honoured to be asked to try them…you know you’ve ‘made it’ when you get asked to do stuff … Continue reading

  

Week 1 – Couch to 5k

30Jan

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Last night, on behalf of Sherfield Park Runners, I ran the first ever session of our beginners’ running course – Couch to 5k. Over the next 9 weeks I will be taking people who have never run before through a … Continue reading

  

To swallow or not to swallow a gastric balloon

30Jan

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Much has been written about gastric balloons and how effective they may or not be for some people.  And last week a new gastric balloon was introduced to the market from Obalon in the form of a pill that can easily … Continue reading

  

Falling off the wagon.

30Jan

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When I used to work in a commercial gym this time of year was mental. We would be inundated with new members who are on a mission to get fit and healthy by leaving their old lifestyle and bad habits … Continue reading

  

Friendship…

29Jan

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First of all – a huge apology for the website problems that some of you experienced earlier on today…you couldn’t get your blog fix and I feel awful! As soon as I found out that there was a problem, I … Continue reading

  

Tips that Make Not Eating Easier

29Jan

Ever been on a liquid or supplemental diet for your IBD, or been on TPN, like me and not been able to eat anything?  Well it sucks!  So here are 5 tips that I have developed of the last 14 … Continue reading

  

New group to tackle obesity is sweet as sugar

29Jan

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A new group formed to tackle and reverse the growing obesity epidemic has been welcomed by the British Dental Health Foundation. Action on Sugar, formed of a number of leading worldwide experts, hopes to educate the public on the dangers … Continue reading

  

Birthday wishes and having faith.

29Jan

“To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe”- Anatole France. Poignant words for such a fitting couple of days. Before I take this post any further I would like to … Continue reading

  

Freedom

28Jan

Since my last post landed on the same day of the week I’m aiming for a weekly Blogging Tuesday from now on. At the moment it’s the most reliable full day or afternoon off for me so I’m hoping to … Continue reading

  

Lightest I’ve been in 10 years!

28Jan

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Thanks to a crucial wee I am now at my lightest weight for over 10 years…10 bloody years! When I went to Slimming World a good few years ago, I managed to lose just over 8st and went from 33st … Continue reading

  

Speed!

27Jan

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A few months ago I got caught speeding – 34 in a 30 limit…in my defence – not that there ever is a defence when it comes to breaking the speed limit – I was coming out of a 50 … Continue reading

  

Pruritus ani or itchy bum, labial eczema

27Jan

We all have a bottom and private parts and those of us with eczema, psoriasis or a tendency towards sensitive skin may at some point in time experience pruritus ani and/or anal or labial eczema. Anyone can get this condition, … Continue reading

  

#talkhealth Twitter Chat – Should ecigs be banned for under 18’s?

27Jan

Should ecigs be banned for under 18s?

Tonight is the first of our #talkhealth weekly Twitter Chats. Each Monday from 8-9pm we will be hosting a Twitter Chat based around a topical health news story of the week. Tonight it’s all about electronic cigarettes. “Should ecigarettes be … Continue reading

  

The Lesser of Two Evils

26Jan

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So as some of you know, for the past 4 weeks or so I have been experiences headaches and vision problems.  I went to the ER two weeks ago to have an MRV, which is different from an MRI, done … Continue reading

  

Living Arrows 4/52 – sweet dreams

26Jan

This weekend we decided to move Ella out of her cot bed (which we need for Lucy) and into a proper single bed.  I had no worries about the transition (other than she’s growing up too fast!), Ella’s been sleeping … Continue reading

  

Living Arrows 4/52 – sweet dreams

26Jan

This weekend we decided to move Ella out of her cot bed (which we need for Lucy) and into a proper single bed.  I had no worries about the transition (other than she’s growing up too fast!), Ella’s been sleeping … Continue reading

  

Dancing on the ceiling!

26Jan

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Okay…so it wasn’t the ceiling…but I did dance and there was a bit of Lionel involved! I will let Mr WLB fill you in, as he wrote his words first thing this morning and so must be keen to share … Continue reading

  

We are what we do.

26Jan

“You are what you think, you are what you go for, you are what you do!” Bob Richard. What a statement eh? Gosh that quote didn’t half hit me hard when I read it and believe me I’ve read it … Continue reading

  

Aquafit Hippos…

25Jan

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More about the aquafit hippos in a second! First off, a little warning that I am in a foul mood today…for no apparent reason, and I can’t seem to snap myself out of it. I have been swearing at drivers, … Continue reading

  

Weight Loss Worries

24Jan

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Today has been really interesting and humbling for me. I spent the afternoon with a lovely woman who is desperate to lose weight. She is so desperate that she is trying to shift a considerable amount of weight by drinking … Continue reading

  

I wish I’d done it sooner

24Jan

One of our patients Daniel from Bournemouth was very worried about HIV. He thought he may have caught it after having unprotected sex. He worried about it for a whole year. We were able to perform an instant test, and he … Continue reading

  

Meningitis B vaccine licensed for use

24Jan

The first ever wide-ranging Men B (meningococcal B meningitis and septicaemia) vaccine has been licensed by the European Commission, which judged the vaccine, called Bexsero® as safe and effective. Licensure meant that the vaccine was authorised for use and governments … Continue reading

  

Rectal Bleeding – A discussion about possible causes

24Jan

Reblogged from Doctor Rennie’s Blog:    One of the more common problems that bring patients into the doctor believe it or not is seeing blood in the toilet, on the stool or on the toilet paper after having a bowl … Continue reading

  

Commonly malabsorbed sugar causes obesity! What? – I’m afraid its just not that simple.

23Jan

What is Fructose? Fructose is a hexose, a single unit sugar which occurs naturally in fruit and is a component of the disaccharide table sugar sucrose; it is also the building block of the long chain carbohydrate, fructans. This sugar … Continue reading

  

There’s a line…

23Jan

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…but where do you draw it? We all have a line at which point something in our mind starts to feel uncomfortable…when we don’t quite agree that something is right. I got thinking about this line following my post about … Continue reading

  

NEW twitter chat #talkhealth

23Jan

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Starting next Monday – 27th January – we are piloting a twitter chat at 20:00 (GMT) on the health news of the day.  To get involved with the conversation all you need to do is follow our hashtag #talkhealth. By … Continue reading

  

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) link with cancer

23Jan

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in the deep veins of the legs, is always going to be a matter of concern. Worryingly however, recent NICE guidelines have highlighted an additional concern for those found to be suffering from … Continue reading

  

Dear Body…

22Jan

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Right then – the idea for today’s blog post has been shamelessly stolen from the lovely Katie at FatGirlPhD…she knows I am stealing it though…and is quite happy about it too! When I started writing this blog, I felt like … Continue reading

  

The health hazards of sitting

22Jan

I’ve added this to my news feed but I like it so much I’m going to repost it here so you all get to see it.. The Health Hazards of Sitting A tip to remind you to move more. The … Continue reading

  

Assisted Suicide Story in the Psych Ward

21Jan

WARNING: This post talks openly about suicide so please do not read if you are triggered at all by this topic. Also, SPOILER ALERT: this talks about the plot of *that* Coronation Street episode so if you haven’t watched it … Continue reading

  

I love this video. I love this speech. For me, it is one of the…

21Jan

I love this video. I love this speech. For me, it is one of the most inspiring talks I have heard.    When I started my blog, wrote my first post and revealed it publicly, inside my head I kept … Continue reading

  

Oooh – My Baggy Body

21Jan

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Last night was a toughie…one of those moments when I am wondering whether to man up, or just retreat to my blanket fort and hide! As seems to be the case in recent months, I decided to man up! My … Continue reading

  

Foods to keep colds & flu at bay

20Jan

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If you search the internet for foods / nutrition to improve the immune system, you will be inundated with websites and supplement companies providing information and sales campaigns about foods / supplements, claiming they do wonders for the immune system. … Continue reading

  

Running – Couch to 5k

20Jan

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It’s been quite a while since my last blog post but I’ve lots to say about my running and the running club I co-founded in April last year – Sherfield Park Runners! In October, I completed my third ever half … Continue reading

  

Do some people like the drama?

20Jan

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I will give you a warning before you read any further…this is a rather contentious blog post! As ever, it is my opinion and my views…and I am entitled to them! In answer to my blog post title…of course some … Continue reading

  

Is calcium propionate safe for gluten free baked goods?

20Jan

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Calcium propionate can be found in many gluten free baked goods and it may be the cause of many of migraine headaches. So what’s it included for? Is it really needed? E282 – Calcium propionate Calcium propionate “Occurs naturally in … Continue reading

  

I learn a big lesson

20Jan

So I was totally excited about my crossfit birthday. I was booked into classes all through January, I’d set my crossfit goals for the year, and (most importantly it turns out), I’d decided to see the doctor about the nagging … Continue reading

  

Living arrows 3/52 – Moving Up

20Jan

This last week, Ella has moved up to the over 3’s group at nursery.  She left the baby room 18 months ago and has continued to flourish since then.  And suddenly, she’s become a real little girl now, certainly knows … Continue reading

  

Living arrows 3/52 – Moving Up

20Jan

This last week, Ella has moved up to the over 3’s group at nursery.  She left the baby room 18 months ago and has continued to flourish since then.  And suddenly, she’s become a real little girl now, certainly knows … Continue reading

  

Tapas

19Jan

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Click to view slideshow. This recipe is inspired by tapas dishes, usually filled with lots of garlic and onion – not great for people who are avoiding these ingredients. I hope you enjoy the recipe and the views of Barcelona! … Continue reading

  

I do love Slimming World…

19Jan

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…however, there are a couple of things that my over-active mind queries on occasion! First off though, let me say that I think Slimming World is an amazing plan – it has helped me to save my life…and that isn’t … Continue reading

  

The finish line.

19Jan

“A man is not finished when he’s defeated; he’s finished when he quits”- Richard M Nixon. Defeat, worry, resentfulness. These three words are the one’s that come to mind when I read the quote above. I think it’s the subconscious … Continue reading

  

Warning! Contains lots of swear words!

18Jan

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Goodness me – I am so bloody annoyed this evening it is crazy! What I have been left pondering this evening is why the good people constantly get shat on…should I just start being a total bitch, or should I … Continue reading

  

I love a bit of Netflix!!

18Jan

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There is nothing I like more than a good old documentary. Well that’s a lie, there is a lot of stuff I like more, a lot more. However, sitting on the sofa with a cup of tea (made with almond … Continue reading

  

Tomato free moussaka – low FODMAP

18Jan

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Moussaka is one of my favourite dishes, in my humble view it has to have cinnamon included – and lot’s of it. You might feel that adding a spice used in sweet dishes in the UK sounds strange, but it … Continue reading

  

Knees…my poor knees!

17Jan

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Ouch, ouchy, ouch…my poor knees are feeling very sorry for themselves today! The aerobics class yesterday was such good fun and it gave me a real mental boost – just getting through the class put a huge smile on my … Continue reading

  

JANUARY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CLINIC IS NOW OPEN!

17Jan

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January has seen the return of our ever popular NHS Choices Weight Management Clinic in partnership with The Healthy Portion Plate, B-eat, MGEDT and HOOP. Has Christmas left you feeling like you may have over-indulged? Are you generally an emotional … Continue reading

  

The day my life changed…

17Jan

There’s a tradition at Crossfit London, and I’m sure at other boxes, of marking your first year. So, January 13th was my crossfit birthday. Like the queen I sort of have two birthdays. In the previous summer, I did the … Continue reading

  

Sticking To New Year’s Resolutions Does Not Depend On Will Power

17Jan

Do you stick to your New Year's Resolutions?

Those struggling to stick to their New Year’s resolution might take comfort in scientists’ assertion that will power has very little to do with a person’s character. Professor Nick Chater revealed that the environment is a far bigger factor in … Continue reading

  

Aer’NO’bics

16Jan

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Well, what a day it has been…First up was a bit of something new. Mr WLB and I decided that we would give an aerobics class a go. Actually, I decided that I wanted to do it…and I decided – … Continue reading

  

Overcome Food Cravings With Self-Hypnosis

16Jan

The festive season seems to last longer and longer doesn’t it? Christmas seems to start mid October these days! The Christmas advertisements are on the television, shop fronts are covered in sparkly adornments and of course, we start reaching for … Continue reading

  

Outer Space Body Shaping With Self-Hypnosis

16Jan

With the current online clinic for January 2014 being about weight issues, today I thought I’d share one of the psychological processes I have continued to do using self-hypnosis to help make the changes. It combines some classic therapeutic ideas … Continue reading

  

Well, you have been on holiday…

15Jan

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If one more person had said this to me yesterday, I think a crime would have been committed! I lost 2lbs at my morning weigh in…2lbs is great – it’s a decent loss…but it doesn’t feel fair for a Christmas … Continue reading

  

Emerade – the new adrenalin autoinjector

15Jan

New Emerade autoinjector

Emerade – new on the market as of 30th December 2013 A new Adrenaline Auto-injector now available in the UK; Emerade is now available on NHS prescription. You use it in much the same way as the Jext and Epipen … Continue reading

  

Do you spend too much time sitting down?

15Jan

If so then here’s a great tip from one of the ladies who attends my Friday class. Set your alarm for every 30/45 minutes but, and this is the important bit, make sure you leave the alarm in another room … Continue reading

  

Translation: You look like Crap

15Jan

Ever had someone tell you that you look tired?  How did that make you feel? Uh it probably kind of made you feel like crap.  Ya if you didn’t feel like crap before, you definitely did after.  Now imagine always … Continue reading

  

Half a Day in A and E

14Jan

To those not from the UK, A and E is Accident and Emergency, also known as the Emergency Room in other countries. Also, there is talk of hospital and psych wards throughout this piece so if you are triggered by … Continue reading

  

Bud Bites Back…

14Jan

Thanks to our very generous family and friends Rosie has been well and truly spoiled again this Christmas time. She has plenty of new books and a whole array of new toys to help her move on with her development. … Continue reading

  

I am happy because…

13Jan

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‘Losing weight will bring a temporary form of happiness. It’s like getting a shiny new car, soon the novelty wears off and you’re still you.’ I read this on Twitter today, courtesy of @thinnerisms, and it made me think about … Continue reading

  

Dermatology appointment – debrief

13Jan

Well, it didn’t help that last time (4 mths ago) as well as this time, MyItchyBoy was seen in the Dermatology Department.  Sound odd?  No, I know, a dermatologist in the dermatologist department, right?  Well, yes, but when you have … Continue reading

  

Product Review: Meridian Nut Butters

13Jan

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Last week I was sent a jar each of smooth peanut butter, smooth almond butter and smooth cashew butter from a company called Meridian to review. Let’s just say that I found all 3 of these nut butters absolutely delicious! … Continue reading

  

Want To Run A Marathon? Tips To Help…

13Jan

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 So, you’ve signed up for the London Marathon? Here are some generalised training tips and knowledge to help. OK, not the London Marathon, but I do like this shot of me and the huskies on the Brecon Beacons! A marathon … Continue reading

  

Hearing and your emotional wellbeing

13Jan

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Many of us take our hearing for granted, and it’s only when a problem develops that the true impact of hearing loss becomes apparent. Hearing is a part of communication, and therefore by extension plays an important role in an … Continue reading

  

Living Arrows 2/52- Lucy

12Jan

This weeks pictures are of Lucy. I’ve been told she doesn’t feature enough on the blog, which I guess is true being that Ella has dominated this space for the last 2 or so years…  So Lucy and I have … Continue reading

  

Living Arrows 2/52- Lucy

12Jan

This weeks pictures are of Lucy. I’ve been told she doesn’t feature enough on the blog, which I guess is true being that Ella has dominated this space for the last 2 or so years…  So Lucy and I have … Continue reading

  

Mr WLB…really?!

12Jan

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Mr WLB is not a happy bunny today. He was shocked – his words – about his holiday and Christmas weight gain. He weighed in at the gym and had gained 7lbs. The look on his face was priceless. Had … Continue reading

  

Taking your IBS on holiday – too scary to contemplate? Or perhaps it might help!

12Jan

January is a time when we start to think about holidays later in the year. However many people who suffer from IBS don’t travel as a consequence of having symptoms. Travelling can be a daunting prospect if you suffer from … Continue reading

  

Can us warriors ever find peace with our Epilepsy?

11Jan

Tonight consists of two quotes both received from close friends of mine. I intend to look at them both closely and provide my interpretation albeit merging the two together perhaps. Here we go; ” The answer lies within ourselves. If … Continue reading

  

The Little Things (again!)

11Jan

Watching Ella develop and grow into the independent, defiant, funny child she is today has been one of the best things about being a mum. Along the way, we’ve always been more appreciative of the little things she achieves. Small … Continue reading

  

The Little Things (again!)

11Jan

Watching Ella develop and grow into the independent, defiant, funny child she is today has been one of the best things about being a mum. Along the way, we’ve always been more appreciative of the little things she achieves. Small … Continue reading

  

Diversions

11Jan

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My journey home was not as smooth as I had hoped… Snow stopped play for three cars on the M6 this morning…one was on the hard shoulder facing the wrong way, one was in the ditch, and another was also … Continue reading

  

Please vote for whatallergy in the Health category

10Jan

Weblog of the year award

Right now here is a shameless plug for my humble little blog, voted in the top UK allergy blogs which is already pretty cool. Pretty please would you mind ever so voting for my blog in the Weblog awards? I … Continue reading

  

I am strange…

10Jan

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I have a little amusing confession to share…that had Mr WLB in stitches of laughter! Now, I am sure that I am not the only one who does this…but when I am in different places – Scotland for example – … Continue reading

  

Only 17% of people with allergies/coeliacs trust waiting staff

10Jan

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Damning results from a recent survey suggests that “Only 17% of allergy sufferers and coeliacs trust waiting staff to give them accurate information about allergens or gluten in the food they are serving.” A wake-up call to the food service … Continue reading

  

Make friends…

9Jan

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The end of my holiday is nigh! The owner double-booked Friday night…and as we only booked it last week, we are heading South tomorrow. I have decided to have a little stop-over in Kendal on the way back down though, … Continue reading

  

Hospital food must be made to meet standards

9Jan

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Most people believe that hospital food is poor quality – even those with no experience of it themselves, and regardless of whether their criticisms are fair in individual cases. Three of the complaints we hear most often from patients is … Continue reading

  

Do you value your inner compass?

9Jan

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January.  All I can literally see around me are resolutions. They’re on the telly, online and in the papers. This time of year, a large chunk of the population set out on their new quest to achieve some wonderful and … Continue reading

  

10 eczema secrets your doctor won’t tell you

8Jan

10 Eczema secrets your doctor won't tell you about

Here, as a New Year’s present just for all you people out there with eczema, Why not download a totally free pdf ebook right now called “10 secrets doctors won’t tell you”. We’ve all come across advertisements for ‘eczema cures’ … Continue reading

  

Empathy…or action?

8Jan

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So this is a difficult blog post – as I am not quite sure how to articulate my feelings over it all. I read an article and watched a TV show this week that prompted some pretty strong emotions in … Continue reading

  

Can we really choose what we want?

8Jan

“There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he’s absolutely free to choose”- William B Bulger Choice it’s a word that can cause controversy. The word choice is something that we tend … Continue reading

  

Product Review: CalBisc 100

7Jan

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The views and opinions in this product review are all my own and this is not a product /company endorsement or recommendation. This products was sent to me for free, and I have chosen to write this review independently. No … Continue reading

  

Be thankful in 2014 – allergies can be a gift

7Jan

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Having allergies, eczema, asthma, food intolerances or coeliac disease CAN be a gift, though it might sometimes feel like a curse. If you write New Year’s resolutions every year and struggle to keep to them, why not explore the idea … Continue reading

  

Packing with an Illness

7Jan

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Being sick makes moving around so incredibly complicated.  Not only because I feel crappy, but because I have to lug all my medical equipment with me wherever I go.  For me, whenever I travel overnight, I have to have my … Continue reading

  

Myth Busting!

7Jan

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Last night was fun! I watched lots of dieting myths being busted on a Channel 4 show – Food Undercover. I will sum it up in a not so nice nutshell for you here: Sweetener = okay Detoxing = bollocks … Continue reading

  

The Mosaic of Menopause

7Jan

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There were days I thought menopause was chipping away at my body. And there were days I felt like menopause was chipping away at my soul. Pieces of me were falling off bit by bit. But the good news, the … Continue reading

  

Little Women: Christmas Won’t Be Christmas

7Jan

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Famous first line!  A Christmas line, spoken by a great character of literature, Jo March. In honor of that first line and the ambitious and opinionated Jo March, I present the Little Women collection of my friend Nancy Espersen.  Nancy’s … Continue reading

  

Expectations!

6Jan

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It’s been an interesting day…my expectations have been challenged and I threw a tantrum or two! After the highs of yesterday, came the lows of today which resulted in me standing on a hill and shouting, “I hate it that … Continue reading

  

Dermatology appointment this week

6Jan

We have a consultant dermatologist appointment this Wednesday.  It doesn’t seem to be the same person we saw last time. I started making a list a few weeks ago about the things we want to ask about.  I contacted the … Continue reading

  

Living Arrows 1/52 – cat and snuggle

6Jan

Living Arrows – A portrait every week of what having children is all about.  Some weeks it will be Ella or Lucy, others a favourite toy, place, meal or just something that has caught my eye that wouldn’t neccessarily have … Continue reading

  

There’s always one…

5Jan

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Today has been bloody fantastic! Despite my reservations I managed to climb that big hill that I have talked about…the one I climbed at the end of September and really struggled with. I did not struggle today…I was up it … Continue reading

  

2013….In Review

5Jan

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Happy New Year… Time to make some of those new years resolutions that we all stick to….no matter what…..right??? However, I have to look back at the year that has passed to see where I was, in order to know … Continue reading

  

New Year – new doctors, new hope and new adventures.

4Jan

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all had a good Christmas and have seen January off to a good start. I am happy to report that we had a very good end to the year and positive … Continue reading

  

I forgot my phone!

4Jan

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Sometimes I read something or watch something that resonates…and today contained one of those moments, so I thought that I would share it with you. Before I talk about what I watched, please take just two minutes and ten seconds … Continue reading

  

Be Your Own Advocate

4Jan

Going into a doctor’s appointment can be entirely overwhelming.  They use big words and talk a lot, and in general. when people use big words, I just smile and nod.  But when you are at the doctors, you can’t just … Continue reading

  

The big push.

3Jan

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“Don’t be pushed by your problems be lead by your dreams” Ralph Waldo Emmerson. When I say push I mean don’t go trying to impersonate giving birth however in some ways the word rebirth can come into the equation. To … Continue reading

  

Thank you and Happy New Year!

3Jan

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This is just a very short blog to say thank you to all of you have visited my humble blog and left comments and joined in discussions. It really does help to hear what you think, even if it’s a … Continue reading

  

Hmm…my eyes might need checking!

3Jan

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As this was the sight that I was treated to when driving through Newtonmore today… A fox riding a horse…it was rather unusual! I am not quite sure what was happening, as they were on their own and not in … Continue reading

  

Are tiger nuts actually nuts?

3Jan

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Ever heard of tiger nuts? They sound very like nuts but are actually the small dried edible tuber of a kind of sedge which is grown in the ground like potatoes. Also knows as cyperus esculentus or chufa sedge, nut … Continue reading

  

What do YOU want to change?

2Jan

So it’s the New Year and I’m a personal trainer so I’m going to talk all about resolutions and eating healthy and moving more. Nope. You get that in my blog the rest of the year. I’m not against resolutions, … Continue reading

  

Gulp, Adventures on the Alimentary Canal – a review!

2Jan

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Gulp – Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, is the perfect book for my blog! This is a wonderful lighthearted trip down the digestive tract with lots of fun, facts and interesting comments. Mary writes genuinely funny chapters on diverse subjects … Continue reading

  

Wet knickers and tissues…

2Jan

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Hmmm…today has been an interesting one in the Highlands – and a few lessons have been learnt! The first is never to veer off the walking path you are supposed to be following. The second is never to sit on … Continue reading

  

Always check labels – milk in Tyrells vegetable crisps

2Jan

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You know when you go to parties and you either take your own food, eat before you go or speak to the host to check which foods might be suitable for you? Well the one thing I have always known … Continue reading

  

It’s a new year!

2Jan

It’s been a while I know. I committed the cardinal blogging sin of not blogging. My excuse is that I’ve been busy doing, to write about doing, if that makes sense? So, in the fresh crispness of a brand new … Continue reading

  

My Year in Review

1Jan

This past year was extremely difficult for me.  I had three surgeries, stayed about 2 months in the hospital and had 2 PICC lines and now a portacath.  Being sick is hard, but learning to “dance in the rain” and … Continue reading

  

Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

1Jan

Out With The old   Today is New Year’s Day, and my Facebook feeds are filled with people selling products and solutions for weight loss. Without exception these are based on the ‘calorie deficit model’ – or dieting. Unfortunately this … Continue reading

  

Hello 2014!

1Jan

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I guess that I should be trying to write about something poignant to welcome in the New Year. But you all know that this time last year I struggled to walk due to my weight, that I hid myself away … Continue reading

  

2013 in review

1Jan

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In the great tradition leading up to New Year we look back at what has gone before and think about the times ahead. Last year I published the WordPress stats of my blog and I decided to repeat the process … Continue reading

  

Gluten free bourbon cream biscuits

1Jan

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Ingredients 2 egg yolks 160 g of gluten-free plain flour 120 g margarine 180 g of golden castor sugar 2 heaped dessert spoons of gluten-free cocoa powder 90 g of plain chocolate – gluten-free 30 g of low-fat mascarpone Method … Continue reading

  

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