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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Death by adrenaline auto-injector – are they safe?

28Feb

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People often ask me, are adrenaline injectors dangerous? “If I use one on my child and they weren’t having a servere reaction, could it cause them any harm?” It’s a common worry and one which I can put to rest … Continue reading

  

I don’t give a feck!

28Feb

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Despite what the title and I myself may say at times…I kind of do give a feck. I think we all do. I care what people think about me to a certain extent…not so much in terms of my looks, … Continue reading

  

Learning to walk and fork

27Feb

Last week we had a visit from Rosie’s physio who said she’d noticed a big difference in her, which is so encouraging to hear, especially from a professional as I often lose sight of how well she is doing – … Continue reading

  

Compassionate Responsibility

27Feb

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Being compassionate can often be misinterpreted as being too soft. I began thinking a bit more about compassion quite some time ago, and was reminded of it again this week. It is Eating Disorders Awareness Week and Beat are working … Continue reading

  

Protecting your child from meningitis

26Feb

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Meningitis can strike quickly and kill within hours – its impact can last a lifetime. Babies and children are the most at risk, with around half of all cases occurring in the under 5s. Risk increases again for teenagers and … Continue reading

  

Are you ‘storming’?

26Feb

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Okay…so bear with me tonight. I am trying to mix my old work stuff with my new work stuff…and I have made a little connection that makes a fair bit of sense – to me at least! So the old … Continue reading

  

The Truth about Detox Diets

25Feb

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Thinking about trying the latest ‘juice diet’ or ‘colon cleanse’? Those trying to sell you their products will claim that you will lose weight, feel great and be ‘cleansed inside’. Feeling tempted to try one? Well this article will explain … Continue reading

  

I have lost 19st with Slimming World

25Feb

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Can you tell that Mr WLB came up with tonight’s blog post title…something to do with his digital PR brain apparently! So it’s as it says on the tin really…I have now lost a total of 19st with Slimming World…no … Continue reading

  

What problems could my dental health cause?

25Feb

Infographic about what problems could poor dental health cause

There are new findings which support something that dental professionals have suspected for a long time – infections in the mouth can cause problems in other parts of the body. Problems which may be caused or made worse by poor … Continue reading

  

Living arrows 8/52 – in the picture

25Feb

Since becoming a mum, I’ve taken hundreds (possibly thousands) of photos. Early days, baby firsts, special days, family, friends, funny moments, milestones. They are a lasting reminder of both our daughters time in this world. Looking through them the other … Continue reading

  

Living arrows 8/52 – in the picture

25Feb

Since becoming a mum, I’ve taken hundreds (possibly thousands) of photos. Early days, baby firsts, special days, family, friends, funny moments, milestones. They are a lasting reminder of both our daughters time in this world. Looking through them the other … Continue reading

  

Eating Disorder Awareness Week – Day 1

24Feb

This week is a rather important week. If you don’t know already it’s  Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Mon 24th Feb – Sun 2nd March 2014) and I’ve made a provisional goal with myself to at least aim to post on … Continue reading

  

Exercise..

24Feb

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Why does that word strike fear into the hearts of some, yet give others a warm and dreamy glow? Those thoughts of gym-knickers, freezing cold cross-country runs, and all-weather hurdles which resulted in me having gravel embedded in my palms … Continue reading

  

A Complicated Question

24Feb

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For someone with a Chronic Illness, “how are you” is a complicated question.  In a split second, you have to analyze how much the person cares.   Because with a chronic illness, you aren’t just good, fine or okay.  Each … Continue reading

  

A Complicated Question

24Feb

For someone with a Chronic Illness, “how are you” is a complicated question.  In a split second, you have to analyze how much the person cares.   Because with a chronic illness, you aren’t just good, fine or okay.  Each … Continue reading

  

Goodness me…

23Feb

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…Mr WLB wants me to let him loose again! He has been emailing little suggestions over to me all day! Things that he thinks I should mention to you. However, his idea of mentionable behaviour and mine are a little … Continue reading

  

From a father’s perspective..

23Feb

“My kids are my heart and soul. They will always be my babies even when they grow old”- Anon. Many may question why I’ve chosen today’s quote as I have no children of my own however I think the title … Continue reading

  

Diplomacy…

22Feb

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…it’s not really a strong point of mine! I spent years playing along and not saying how I felt – certainly at work – and when I gave up work to focus on my health, I vowed that I would … Continue reading

  

An Update

21Feb

I realise I’ve neither blogged nor given a real update on how things are going with me for a while. Things have been a bit chaotic here but here’s an update as to how I am. At the beginning of … Continue reading

  

It starts on the inside…

21Feb

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I am having a day off today – just from the blog writing…not from my eating plan or exercise before you start to get concerned! The wonderful Will Pike has penned the following for you…which I think you will quite … Continue reading

  

Can girls do sport?

21Feb

As I’ve said many times, I wasn’t what you might call a sporty type at school. I was more ‘get sent to the head of year to get my eyeliner taken off’ type. Hated all sport, picked last etc etc. … Continue reading

  

Dentistry Show 2014

21Feb

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Written by Amanda Oakey On Friday 28 February and Saturday 1 March the Foundation will once again roll into the NEC in Birmingham for the Dentistry Show. If you come and visit us at stand H102, you will definitely leave … Continue reading

  

A Skeptical Approach to Medicine – Part Three – What’s the harm ?

20Feb

It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to post on Talk Health Partnership. This is despite a range of subjects interesting and moving me to want to comment. As ever, time is one of a select few commodities … Continue reading

  

Epilepsy Cases Set To Rise In Yorkshire Due To Ageing Population

20Feb

A Leeds Consultant Neurologist has voiced his concern over the increasing number of epilepsy cases in the Yorkshire area. Dr. Peter Goulding, a specialist in epilepsy at Spire Leeds Hospital, says he expects the number of cases to continue to … Continue reading

  

What a day…

20Feb

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Today has been looming for a while…today was the day that I had to go and have my lady parts inspected by the gynaecologist! I have PCOS and Endometrial Hyperplasia with cancerous cells and so have to get regular checks … Continue reading

  

Email question!

19Feb

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So I received this email a few days ago from a friend who wants to get into shape for her wedding, I asked what her current diet and training was like. “OK,  so I have gone from normal to brown … Continue reading

  

First time your allergic teenager eats out without you – letting go, slowly

19Feb

This is Alison’s story, a mother to three children, the oldest of whom is 13 and a half, and is anaphylactically allergic to tree nuts, ground nuts, sesame and lupin. He was diagnosed when he was 36 months after a … Continue reading

  

Temptation…

19Feb

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There is a Twitter account called ‘Food Porn’…you really would think that I would know better by now, wouldn’t you?! But no, I just had to open a couple of their pictures…one was ‘Caramel Kiss Brownies’ and the other was … Continue reading

  

I don't like to feel Pathetic

19Feb

I have this unbelievable fear of overreacting to a symptom.  For some reason, I am terrified that one of these days, I am going to make a big deal out of a symptom that turns out to be nothing.   … Continue reading

  

I don't like to feel Pathetic

19Feb

I have this unbelievable fear of overreacting to a symptom.  For some reason, I am terrified that one of these days, I am going to make a big deal out of a symptom that turns out to be nothing.   … Continue reading

  

The truth about sugar – a summary of the evidence

18Feb

Sugar is in the news, and on a lot of peoples’ minds at the moment. I wanted to write a blog to give some guidance and provide a correct interpretation of the best evidence available to us. I have decided … Continue reading

  

Adventures with Henry

18Feb

On valentines day, Ella bought a friend home with her from nursery to stay for the weekend.  He came with a list of likes and dislikes, a diary for us to write in and he seemed to be a well … Continue reading

  

Adventures with Henry

18Feb

On valentines day, Ella bought a friend home with her from nursery to stay for the weekend.  He came with a list of likes and dislikes, a diary for us to write in and he seemed to be a well … Continue reading

  

Flash of Wrath

18Feb

I had a little bit of wrath last week – or a flash of wrath as I like to call it. I’m not a particularly angry person, sure some things will piss me off but it’s only very certain subjects … Continue reading

  

A strange analogy!

18Feb

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Mr WLB freaked me out a little at 3am… …I woke up as he was talking a lot. I thought he was talking in his sleep, but he was so lucid that it was like a full-on conversation. He told … Continue reading

  

Thyroid Eye Disease Meeting – Newcastle upon Tyne – Friday 16 / Saturday 17 May 2014

18Feb

A unique event bringing together leading European and British experts on Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) will be an opportunity for patients with TED, their families and carers, members of the public and pupils to meet European and UK experts to … Continue reading

  

Fear of using your adrenalin injector – don’t be scared!

18Feb

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In my recent Ruth’s Allergy Diary slot I wrote about conquering the fear of injecting yourself or someone else with an adrenalin auto-injector. Have you been there? Or have you just not used yours because you were too terrified, despite … Continue reading

  

Would Renaming Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Make a Real Difference?

18Feb

Jules_GastroRD: This is a thought provoking piece about renaming IBS – we certainly need more IBS advocates would a name change increase advocacy? Originally posted on IBS IMPACT: Over the years, the symptom cluster currently known as irritable bowel syndrome … Continue reading

  

Eczema and Scratching

18Feb

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  In 2013 NursingTimes.Net reported a survey that showed one in five eczema patients scratch “at least 10 times” a day, and of the 500 questioned, a third said they go to “extreme lengths” to hide their symptoms. Our experience … Continue reading

  

Stop the world…

17Feb

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…I want to get off…or I did earlier on today! I woke up this morning in one of those moods. One of those moods that everyone gets, but that I felt was unique to me…only I could feel this bad. … Continue reading

  

Living arrows 7/52 – one little pirate jumping on the bed!

16Feb

I’ve had a tough week with Ella, she’s been stroppy, defiant and shouting when she’s tired, frustrated or things aren’t going her way. Learning how to handle her when she’s like this and trying to decipher what’s wrong has been … Continue reading

  

Living arrows 7/52 – one little pirate jumping on the bed!

16Feb

I’ve had a tough week with Ella, she’s been stroppy, defiant and shouting when she’s tired, frustrated or things aren’t going her way. Learning how to handle her when she’s like this and trying to decipher what’s wrong has been … Continue reading

  

Haha – love!

16Feb

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Today’s post is courtesy of Mr WLB… ‘WLB asked me (or told me, a little aggressively) to write something today for you as she was busy planning this weeks quotes and recipes to share with you. I think she is … Continue reading

  

Crossing paths and Valentine day thoughts.

16Feb

“You don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our paths for a reason”- Unknown. Right well I think this quote has pretty much summed up today’s entire blog post in one sentence. Need I continue? I think … Continue reading

  

Why, why, why?

15Feb

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How often do you sit there wondering ‘why?’ Why do I do this to myself? Why do I eat until I hurt? Why do I eat this junk when I know it’s no good for me? Why am I eating … Continue reading

  

Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Low Fibre, tea scones

15Feb

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Afternoon tea is an English tradition that is now only consumed for a birthday or other celebrations and one of my favourites for a treat. It should contain sliced sandwiches, a scone with jam and small cakes. The following is … Continue reading

  

He knows me well…

14Feb

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There were no flowers today. There were no chocolates today. There was not even a card! Mr WLB knows me incredibly well, and so I got these beauties…Smoked scallop slices all the way from the Hebridean Smokehouse on the Isle … Continue reading

  

Two today!

14Feb

Remembered at the last minute that the blog is two years old today, seen as I haven’t prepared anything to mark the occasion here is a little ‘off the cuff’ and if I’m honest ‘pretty naff’ poem: 

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The Cabbage Patch: Any Takers?

14Feb

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So tell me, is it a good system or a bad one? Reproduction and all the joys and troubles it brings. Sometimes I think the cabbage patch would have been a better plan. If babies came from cabbage patches, we wouldn’t … Continue reading

  

Your Oral Health Valentine

14Feb

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Men are from Mars and women are from Venus – that’s the saying we often utter to mark out the differences between the two sexes. For centuries, scientists and scholars have tried to offer some answers to this mystifying enigma … Continue reading

  

Combatting Lifeless Hair

14Feb

When I get sick, my whole body gets sick, including my hair. During flares, my hair tends to become very thin and hard to manage.  Therefor, I have developed some simple tips to help combat thin, limp and brittle hair! … Continue reading

  

Combatting Lifeless Hair

14Feb

When I get sick, my whole body gets sick, including my hair. During flares, my hair tends to become very thin and hard to manage.  Therefor, I have developed some simple tips to help combat thin, limp and brittle hair! … Continue reading

  

Personal Training!

13Feb

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The time had come…the time when I stepped up and became a personal-trained WLB! Today was my first personal training session in years. I had sessions regularly in my mid-twenties, but piled so much weight back on that it was … Continue reading

  

ilumi meals – ask your local pub to buy some

13Feb

Vozars gluten free cafe, Brixton Village

This week I was lucky enough to get invited to an ilumi taste-off session at Vozars gluten free cafe in Brixton. Vozars gluten free cafe, Brixton Village There were a bunch of bloggers from gluten free and allergy to health … Continue reading

  

British Association of Dermatologists’ statement on the Government’s response to the Keogh Review of cosmetic interventions

13Feb

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In Spring 2013 the Government commissioned an independent review of cosmetic surgery recommending better regulation, better training and proper redress if things go wrong. Initial recommendations have been made as a result of the review and a full statement from … Continue reading

  

I need a slap…

12Feb

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…or a hug – depending upon where you sit on the compassionate-mind approach scale! Today has been a bit of a ‘meh’ day. I have spent most of it with some lovely people on my coaching course, but I just … Continue reading

  

True or false? Unhealthy habits that are actually healthy

12Feb

In February it’s tempting to dump your healthy resolutions and sneak a cheeky cigarette or a glass of wine. Research suggests that nearly 50% of us make New Year’s resolutions but only 8 per cent go on to keep them … Continue reading

  

Smokers to get ready for battle on No Smoking Day

12Feb

National No Smoking Day on 12 March 2014

Smokers in across the UK are being urged to prepare for battle and attempt to give up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 12 March 2014. One in five UK adults smoke (1), but … Continue reading

  

Going…Going…Gone

11Feb

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So I don’t like to cry.  At all.  In fact when I cry I often feel weak and I know that isn’t the case, but I really really don’t like to cry. Plus sometimes when I cry, I can’t stop … Continue reading

  

Going…Going…Gone

11Feb

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So I don’t like to cry.  At all.  In fact when I cry I often feel weak and I know that isn’t the case, but I really really don’t like to cry. Plus sometimes when I cry, I can’t stop … Continue reading

  

Neither up nor down

11Feb

I’m happy to say that Rosie’s biting and face grabbing has subsided quite considerably. Whilst it hasn’t stopped altogether it’s certainly a step in the right direction and we anticipate it disappearing completely in the coming weeks – wishful thinking … Continue reading

  

A little thought about body image…

11Feb

I’ve recently turned 39, and while I’m certainly smaller than I’ve been for 15 years, I’m certainly not small, at still a generous size 16. And while I’ve probably felt fat for nigh on 30 years, I’m the least bothered … Continue reading

  

Tripping over Humpday!

11Feb

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Literally tripping over it…my three year old nephew saw me this morning getting into my car to head to the hospital. “Why you trip over?”, he said in garbled toddler-speak… …to which I replied, “I haven’t tripped over sweetpea, and … Continue reading

  

I would rather walk the plank than actually do a plank!

11Feb

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As I get older the more I notice that my opinions change. As I continue to learn about the human body I sometimes shake my head at what I have done in the past. Presently on social media I see … Continue reading

  

Healthly self image

11Feb

Healthly self image: Danielle’s story about living with eating disorders. Today I’m starting off with some great news as I’m delighted to say that I am officially a blogger for the talkhealth partnership! My blog is now accessible through their … Continue reading

  

You have to laugh…

10Feb

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…well, it is kind of expected when you attend a comedy gig! The past 24 hours have been good – very good. Last night I went to see Russell Kane and Omar Hamdi. Yet again I went through that panic … Continue reading

  

Another year of freefrom food awards judging

10Feb

FreeFrom Food Awards 2014 judging sheet

You may be thinking that it’s the life of riley, swanning up to Foods Matters head quarters and tasting a bit of this and bit of that. Well you’d partly be right, it is one of the high lights of … Continue reading

  

Living arrows – 6/52

10Feb

Loving watching Ella and Lucy’s relationship develop. Ella at times can be bossy, reluctant to share, rough and there’s a little jealousy creeping in now too. Lucy is beginning to assert herself when Ella removes her toys or is too … Continue reading

  

Living arrows – 6/52

10Feb

Loving watching Ella and Lucy’s relationship develop. Ella at times can be bossy, reluctant to share, rough and there’s a little jealousy creeping in now too. Lucy is beginning to assert herself when Ella removes her toys or is too … Continue reading

  

Do what Slimming World tells you! ;-)

9Feb

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There seems to be a little confusion around my food choices when it comes to Slimming World. This week alone I have had over twenty emails and messages from lovely concerned blog readers who think that I am making errors … Continue reading

  

Feeling like we are in the middle of nowhere.

8Feb

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself”-Anon. Till a year ago I never knew myself. I allowed myself to be dominated by a condition. A one where although … Continue reading

  

Aphrodisiac Foods – The lowdown on the evidence

8Feb

As Valentines Day is fast approaching, I thought a post exploring aphrodisiac foods was in order! Cliche foods like oysters, chocolate, wine and chillies are often cited as having special ‘aphrodisiac powers’. However is there really such a thing as an … Continue reading

  

Giggling and Farting!

8Feb

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What a combination…when you giggle so hard that you fart! It’s been a tough week…a very tough week. I have been a bit hard on myself and getting a little fed up with the effort in vs weight off balance. … Continue reading

  

Adventures with Quinoa Flour

8Feb

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Due to a fortuitous reduction in the price of Quinoa flour at a local health shop I have purchased some to try baking with it, for you. I decided to bake some blondies – ginger ones, or may be I … Continue reading

  

I’d rather sit down than stand up!

7Feb

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This statement made Mr WLB chuckle earlier on today…”I’m quite lazy really when I’m not at the gym…I mean, I’d rather sit down than stand up!”, I said. He found this rather amusing, but also agreed with me! We were … Continue reading

  

Well What-If I wasn't sick….

7Feb

Today’s video deals with the dangers of asking What-If….We all do it at times, but what we don’t realize is that asking “what if” is actually harmful to us!  So check out my video as I give an alternative to … Continue reading

  

Well What-If I wasn't sick….

7Feb

Today’s video deals with the dangers of asking What-If….We all do it at times, but what we don’t realize is that asking “what if” is actually harmful to us!  So check out my video as I give an alternative to … Continue reading

  

Week 2 – Couch to 5k

6Feb

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Last night we held the second session of our Sherfield Park Runners Couch to 5k course (or C25K for short). But before I give you an update on how last night went, I need to tell you about the hard … Continue reading

  

Mini Cheddar Suspension

6Feb

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Mr WLB sent me a link to an article last night that I read with a mixture of feelings. It was about a six year old boy who was suspended from school for having Mini Cheddars in his lunchbox…or at … Continue reading

  

Walk and talk

6Feb

Just when I thought there was no more to say, a simple comment to Dad today brought out another level of reflection from us both. Time has given us the space to listen and so nearly three years since Mom … Continue reading

  

Time to Talk- 6th February

6Feb

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Today marks the first ever Time to Talk day organised by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness – two of talkhealth‘s charity partners who supported our Online Clinic on Mental Health with NHS Choices back in October 2013. The aim of … Continue reading

  

I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London!

5Feb

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It’s been a few months since my last blog post and I have been very busy with my food poverty and dementia work.  Firstly, as my alter ego; the Chairman of East London Food Access @ELFA_Ltd , a social enterprise based in … Continue reading

  

Eczema is bad for my health – part 2

5Feb

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Ok, so I might be admitting here what a twit I can be, or maybe just highlighting what a danger nocturnal parenting can be. The other night I’d just started to drop off when the inevitable ‘Mummy!’ came from the … Continue reading

  

Are free sugars a health enemy?

5Feb

Sugars are added to foods for one simple reason: it makes them tastier. I have no idea what unsweetened Coca-Cola might taste like, but I’m guessing ‘not great’ since it’s not a variety of the iconic brand that has ever … Continue reading

  

Biggest Loser…but what of?!

5Feb

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A little controversy surrounds the recent winner of the American fitness and weight loss TV show ‘The Biggest Loser’. I have to hold my hands up and say that I haven’t watched the series…I have just been reading about the … Continue reading

  

The Adventures of Max the Dog & Ella the Princess

5Feb

My brother and sister in law wrote a book for Ella a while ago. It features her as well as some beloved family pets (Max the dog and Gordon the cat).  My brother has spent many hours and lots of … Continue reading

  

The Adventures of Max the Dog & Ella the Princess

5Feb

My brother and sister in law wrote a book for Ella a while ago. It features her as well as some beloved family pets (Max the dog and Gordon the cat).  My brother has spent many hours and lots of … Continue reading

  

Epilepsy vs the world.

5Feb

” Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing, it was here first”- Mark Twain. I’ve chosen this quote above for a reason. Many may deem this quote as controversial and maybe a … Continue reading

  

Can't Catch a Break

4Feb

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Do you ever just feel like you can’t catch a break with your health?  That one thing after another goes wrong with your body and there is nothing you can do to stop it?  Well that is how I feel … Continue reading

  

Habit scratching causes chronic atopic eczema

4Feb

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  The itch-scratch cycle is familiar to everyone who knows about atopic eczema. When eczema flares up, it itches – a feeling, which leads to scratching – a behaviour. The scratching irritates the skin further, then there is more itching, … Continue reading

  

Happy Anniversary!

4Feb

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It’s been two years since Slimming World and I began this magical relationship…although I must admit that we had been together on many occasions before. We decided to give it a ‘proper’ go this time though! During the past two … Continue reading

  

Slip Ups

4Feb

Today’s topic will be slip ups. Not that I’m wanting or intending to negate last weeks post about the beauty of freedom but the fact is that slip ups can happen, old behaviours can be returned to – however it’s … Continue reading

  

Whole Life Fitness on Facebook

4Feb

Hello, hope everyone is feeling happy and healthy today with at least 10 minutes of physical activity planned. Now the friendly reminder is over this is just a quick post to say that I have a facebook page which I … Continue reading

  

A shot in the arm for the HPV jab

4Feb

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It is forecast to be the leading cause of a cancer more prevalent than testicular and cervical cancer combined. In the UK one in five cases of mouth cancer are associated with this virus, yet the general awareness surrounding it … Continue reading

  

Newburn Bakehouse Sandwich Thins – just like real bread!

4Feb

Newburn Bakehouse Sandwich thins with humous, watercress and pepper

Just a quick blog to share one of my latest ureka finds from the freefrom shelves. This is one for all you coeliacs, wheat allergic, wheat intolerant people out there and they are also dairy and soya free. I don’t … Continue reading

  

love:Fitness

3Feb

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As a social media user with a bit of a ‘story’, I often get contacted by people trying to rope me in to promoting something or other…and sometimes I even get free yogurt! You have probably read my rants about … Continue reading

  

Living arrows 5/52

3Feb

Ella…a million and one things before she is a child with Down’s syndrome.  Sister, daughter, friend, mischief maker, banana fiend, puddle splasher, bookworm, hairbrush hater, Mr Tumble’s No 1 fan, trampoline jumper, climber, cat lover and makeup artist… My Ella … Continue reading

  

Living arrows 5/52

3Feb

Ella…a million and one things before she is a child with Down’s syndrome.  Sister, daughter, friend, mischief maker, banana fiend, puddle splasher, bookworm, hairbrush hater, Mr Tumble’s No 1 fan, trampoline jumper, climber, cat lover and makeup artist… My Ella … Continue reading

  

Super long Sunday…

2Feb

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Today has been purely focussed on Mr WLB…who is experiencing his first day of giving up smoking! Bless him – he is really going through it. For him, smoking was a way of deflecting his feelings. He really suffered quite … Continue reading

  

Not giving up.

2Feb

“If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long”- Hayley Williams. Why is it every time we have an episode we have to make the ultimate decision as to whether to allow the episode … Continue reading

  

Haddock Florentine with mustard roasted carrots (gluten free, low lactose, Low FODMAP)

1Feb

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It’s grim ‘up north’ today, the weather is grey and dismal at February’s threshold, still winter then? Few frosty mornings have occurred to evidence winters grasp on the landscape, just sodden foliage and waterlogged boggy moor – a relentless morass. … Continue reading

  

Pilates – wowzers!

1Feb

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Given that my theme for 2014 is ‘challenge’ – in fact, I might not have shared that with you…because I have only just decided that this IS my theme – I finally manned-up and got to a Pilates class. Now, … Continue reading

  

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