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Monthly Archives: May 2014

How to cook quinoa in 5 easy stages

31May

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I have met so many people who have shunned quinoa because when they cooked it was hard, didn’t taste right or just looked plain wrong. If you’re coeliac or eating a gluten free diet for whatever reason, quinoa is a … Continue reading

  

It’s not easy!

31May

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It certainly isn’t easy – this losing weight malarkey! I am not aware of anyone who attends a Slimming World group who doesn’t want to shift some weight and become a bit healthier. Yet if we want it so much, … Continue reading

  

Tough times!

30May

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It’s been a tough day for Mr WLB. My day has been fine, if a little strained… He is in the process of becoming a non-smoker! I caught him this morning trying to sneak out of the house to buy … Continue reading

  

A Climb to Remember

30May

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Two weekends ago, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Intense Intestines Foundation 3rd annual rock climb event!  I was both nervous and excited about the trip, but lets me honestly, I was mostly just excited!I had never flown … Continue reading

  

Referrals

29May

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The news has been full of stories recently regarding the NHS referring patients to weight loss organisations such as Slimming World and Weight Watchers. Some people think that it’s an excellent idea…others do not. One article I read discusses a … Continue reading

  

Assumptions!

28May

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What an interesting moment I had today on the rowing machine. Interesting…judgemental and annoying…or flattering? I will let you decide… So I was on the treadmill when a couple of women walked in. One was small and petite, and the … Continue reading

  

Genuine and practical help for people with weight issues?…

28May

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Today’s newspaper headlines highlight the NICE guidelines that make “recommendations on the provision of effective multi-component lifestyle weight management services for adults who are overweight or obese (aged 18 and over)”.  The major health problems often cited as a consequence of obesity … Continue reading

  

Let’s do this..

28May

“You have to get up every morning and tell yourself I can do this”- Anon. Too true. This is the thing. We all have those days where we feel demotivated like we cannot be arsed to get out of bed … Continue reading

  

Courgette and Caramelized Onion Bread

27May

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Here is my courgette bread recipe – easy and simple – perfect for a first time bread baker – and doesn’t even require a bread maker machine. I must admit it was a touch time consuming, what with all the … Continue reading

  

The perils of personal training!

27May

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I absolutely love the training that I do now…the Pilates moves that I can do, the weights that I can lift and pull and push, the cardio work that I can endure…40 minutes on the rowing machine today! But sometimes, … Continue reading

  

Memories

26May

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Memories…today bought up a memory that made me incredibly proud of what I was doing at that moment in time. Which was actually staring at the clock in the gym at minute 109 of my 120 minute double personal training … Continue reading

  

I Attended An Eczema Convention and I Liked It

25May

This year the 8th Georg Rajka International Symposium on Atopic Dermatitis was held in Nottingham, UK. This is only a couple of hours drive from me and the University’s Centre for Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD) were very kind in extending an … Continue reading

  

Awkward situations…

25May

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Life as a part-time blogger can be interesting at times…and also awkward. There are those wonderful highs when I get messages from people who have felt inspired by my ramblings and ruminations and have gone on to make some incredible … Continue reading

  

I’m going to bash your nuts up!

24May

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This was the line delivered to Mr WLB today…”I’m going to bash your nuts up” I said. My mind was full of cleansing and de-cluttering once again…and his nuts were on the list! I am of course referring to the … Continue reading

  

Energising!

23May

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What a jam-packed day that has been full of delights! First up was a conversation with a rather wonderful woman – a kindred spirit of sorts I would say. I anticipated speaking to her for about half an hour…2 hours … Continue reading

  

Udi’s gluten free now in the UK

23May

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This is a bit of a belated blog post for Udi’s as I received a HUGE box of goodies some long time ago (February – awful blogger, bad blogger #hangsheadinshame). It was right in the middle of a pretty nasty … Continue reading

  

Peppa bloody Pig!

22May

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What an afternoon I have had! Today was the day that Mr WLB and I accompanied my nephew to see Peppa Pigs Big Splash…I can only describe it as a production made by someone with an over-active imagination…and possibly a … Continue reading

  

Five potential new allergy and eczema cures

22May

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If you’ve had allergies all your life no doubt you will have tried all sorts of whacky and wonderful cures, things that will change your life, solutions that will get rid you of all your allergies, amazing treatments that will … Continue reading

  

Does sunlight help protect against skin cancer?

22May

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Moderate sunbathing outdoors or on a sunbed can be good preparation for a summer holiday. Sunburn and recreational exposure to the sun, e. g. during a summer holiday, encourage skin cancer, particularly in fair-skinned people. At the same time, the … Continue reading

  

What role does the gastrointestinal microbiota play in IBS symptoms?

21May

Video from the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. One of the most interesting yet unknown topics in IBS is how the gastrointestinal microbiota play a part in the symptoms. The research team at King’s where I work discovered that the low … Continue reading

  

What role does the gastrointestinal microbiota play in IBS symptoms?

21May

Video from the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. One of the most interesting yet unknown topics in IBS is how the gastrointestinal microbiota play a part in the symptoms. The research team at King’s where I work discovered that the low … Continue reading

  

Purposeful?

21May

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I had an interesting conversation the other day that got me thinking about why I reached 43st 5.5lbs. It centred around the fact that I had never really had to deal with what I felt was a proper challenge. There … Continue reading

  

Good old Mr WLB!

20May

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‘Bless ya xxx Keep going u will get there! X’ This was the response that I got from him when I sent my text update after getting on the scales this morning. He is a gem! I feel quite sorry … Continue reading

  

International No Diet Day

20May

I’m a bit late to the party to discuss this but two weeks ago, Tues 6th May was International No Diet Day – something I didn’t know existed until now, and as much I would happily march down the street … Continue reading

  

Need to lose weight ASAP!

20May

I’ve just had a Facebook message asking me for help, looking for a gym, as they “need to lose weight ASAP” Here is my response: “Here’s some free advice that most people pay for, so I’ll keep it simple and … Continue reading

  

What a team!

19May

Well what can I say about yesterday?I’ve tried thinking of suitable words; Proud, emotional, humbled, grateful, tearful… but nothing comes close to explaining how I really felt seeing everyone, runners of all abilities, in their green Running for Rosie & Friends 2014 … Continue reading

  

Feels like progress…

19May

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Progress has been made today in terms of getting my house in order…I always feel that if my life is cluttered with ‘stuff’ then my mind is cluttered too! So it was time for a bit of a de-clutter. First … Continue reading

  

NHS CHOICES ONLINE EPILEPSY CLINIC NOW OPEN

19May

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  Our first ever NHS Choices clinic is NOW OPEN FOR QUESTIONS! We’ve teamed up with NHS Choices, Epilepsy Society, Epilepsy Action, Medic Alert UK and SUDEP during National Epilepsy Week to hold an online Q&A session. Our fantastic panel … Continue reading

  

Vest!

18May

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Today has been bloody marvellous…I am feeling very content and happy this evening! The day started well with a lovely long lazy morning in bed. I did wake up quite early but just lazed around for a while – I … Continue reading

  

Feeling myself…

17May

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My name is Weight Loss Bitch and I have a problem – I can’t stop feeling myself! I am going through a strange and exciting phase of finding new sticky out bits. There are these little things protecting your knee … Continue reading

  

Pride!

16May

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Goodness me – my pride got the better of me today…and I am suffering as a result! This stupid pride often gets me into trouble at the gym. If I set myself a target – such as 30 minutes at … Continue reading

  

New gluten #GF and wheat free beer from Van Bulck

16May

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A day in the life of an allergy blogger is never dull. The doorbell is often ringing with new deliveries of freefrom stuff to try out. There have to be some perks to blogging apart from the proud feeling when … Continue reading

  

A true honour..

15May

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“TEAM- Together everyone achieves more”- Anon Do we have to go it alone? Of course not. Do we sometimes feel like we cannot turn to anyone? Sometimes. Should we feel that way? No you don’t have to feel that way … Continue reading

  

Coeliac Awareness week – top five #GF reads

15May

To celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week (12-18th May 2014) here are this week’s top five coeliac and gluten free reads, in no particular order, which all arrived into my inbox this week. Perfect for coeliacs, wheat allergic or wheat intolerant people, … Continue reading

  

Clearing something up…

15May

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I just wanted to clear a couple of things up today! I get shit wrong too. I realised that last nights blog sounded a bit critical and it wasn’t meant that way at all…I sometimes write about stuff that I … Continue reading

  

The Allergy UK Conference 2014 – My top 5

15May

Ruth Holroyd of What Allergy? at the Allergy UK Conference 2014 with Michael Merrett of Allergy Essex.

Last month I was extremely lucky to be able to attend The Allergy UK Annual conference, the first one they have run but hopefully the first of many. The quality of speakers was excellent and I learnt so much my … Continue reading

  

Sea shell whispers

15May

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This lovely cowrie shell was collected on Durban beach a long time ago, when Granny was a girl. She treasured it. She gave away all her earthly belongings before she died. She was bed-ridden, on a high-care ward, dying from … Continue reading

  

Harsh?

14May

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One of the things that I learnt a while ago is that just because you share a common interest with someone it doesn’t mean that you have other things in common! This blog post probably won’t make sense if you … Continue reading

  

Good, bad, and ugly!

13May

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It’s been a day of contrasts…the good…the bad…and the ugly! First up I guess is the good stuff. I had a review with the dietician and she was thrilled. She is really pleased with my progress and told me trust … Continue reading

  

Ten Things Not to Say to a Person with Schizophrenia

13May

I’ve seen a few of these types of blog post around, for various mental health problems, so I thought I’d do one for schizophrenia. These are ten things I’ve heard from people that, although sometimes said to try and help, … Continue reading

  

Anti-Ageing Show 2014 – we find out some great hints & tips!

13May

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talkhealth visited Olympia this weekend to see some exciting products and services available to help with the signs of anti-ageing.  And as you can imagine it was all in the interest of ‘science/talkhealth‘… and clearly not for us personally!….  In … Continue reading

  

Taking a stroll

12May

In true Rosie fashion any worries and anxieties raised in last weeks post were swiftly put to one side (for a short while at least) when she walked across the room for the very first time with the aid of … Continue reading

  

A mother’s work is never done..

12May

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers”- Harriet Bercher Stowe. I thought it would be rather apt to write a post about something that has entered my head recently. As I’ve been online the main topic of conversation is Mother’s day and … Continue reading

  

Reminiscing!

12May

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After my ‘poor-me’ day yesterday, I decided to give myself a proverbial kick up the backside! So I asked myself some of the questions I would ask my coaching clients…and got a sense of perspective, which is always helpful. I … Continue reading

  

A tough one!

12May

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Some days are better than others…this has been a not so good day! I am sure the fact that I am back home and not in the wonderful Scottish Highlands has something to do with it. The pictures and videos … Continue reading

  

Mental Health Foundation report highlights how increasing levels of anxiety are affecting the health and wellbeing of the nation

12May

New survey for Mental Health Awareness Week reveals nearly half (47%) of people in Britain say they get more anxious than they used to Almost 1 in 5 (19%) feel anxious a lot or all the time Money, finance and … Continue reading

  

Adrenaline auto-injector review; needle length and muscle depth

11May

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2% of the UK population have a diagnosed allergy and many of those will be carrying an adrenalin auto-injector. We trust them, we know these little devices save lives and they give us some security that we have instant access … Continue reading

  

Perfect Caramelized Onions

10May

You asked for it… So here we have my caramelized onions recipe. I made this for the first time last week to go into my courgette & caramelized onion bread – recipe to come next week. It didn’t disappoint. I … Continue reading

  

Back home

10May

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This was the ferry we hopped on this morning to head home… It was a sad moment! I have had such a great holiday – great company, great seafood, the use of the gym, rifle shooting, archery, tomahawk and knife … Continue reading

  

Standing is the new sitting…

9May

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I am sure you will have read or heard over the last few weeks & months about how standing at your desk / computer is so much better for you than sitting.  We’d heard a number of people saying how energised … Continue reading

  

Last day! :-(

9May

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My holiday is coming to an end…and I am a bit sad! I absolutely adore it up here and feel so refreshed and rejuvenated. And I know it might sound sad, but being able to use the gym whilst I … Continue reading

  

Saliva ‘could be power source’

9May

The story is published on British Dental Health Foundation News -> Saliva ‘could be power source’ Scientists could have found a new renewable energy source – and they haven’t had to look further than our mouths. Engineers at Penn state University … Continue reading

  

Sweet potato and chickpea risotto

8May

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Today’s blog is a delicious vegetarian twist on a risotto. It uses chickpeas as the main protein source. As well as protein, chickpeas (along with other beans and pulses) are a good source of iron and calcium. I like to … Continue reading

  

Wild Weeing!

8May

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Wild weeing…it’s a new form of sport that my Mum has invented! Firstly, you have to have a weak bladder…or have consumed more fluid than your bladder can hold. Secondly, you have to then decide that the aforementioned fluid needs … Continue reading

  

Exam Pressure – Helping Out the Kids!

8May

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Kids at the age of seven appear to be doing their exams at the moment. It appears that they are being put under lots of pressure. Parents are reporting to me that their kids are experiencing tantrums, sleepless nights, crying…in … Continue reading

  

Watch out trolls!

7May

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Today has been fantastic…I have been learning some new methods of dealing with ‘trolls’…those online eejits out to try and knock you off track! First up was rifle practice…then it was tomahawk and knife throwing…and then it was archery – … Continue reading

  

Ever felt like pulling your hair out?

7May

…”Might be a bit of a struggle in your case Tom!” I hear you say. However for Rosie things are a bit different. To be honest with you this post doubles up as a cry for help/advice/reassurance as much as … Continue reading

  

Deciding who you are.

7May

“I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself”- Emma Watson. As I read the quote above I start to think about the influences that other people have on our lives whether … Continue reading

  

The Learning Journey

6May

Last week we received confirmation of Ella’s pre-school place… Can’t actually believe I’ve just typed that. Pre-school?! Where have the last 4 years gone?!  I’m already an emotional wreck about it.  She will be leaving the wonderful nursery she’s been … Continue reading

  

Temptation!

6May

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Goodness me – what a tempting day it has been! First up was a rather grey and wet ferry hop over towards Fort William… I was heading to Aviemore to meet a lovely lady again that I met via Twitter … Continue reading

  

An Interview on Radio 2

6May

This afternoon, I did an interview on BBC Radio 2 about my experiences of being sectioned. The interview stemmed from a news story about how mental health patients sometimes have to travel hundreds of miles to receive care. That story … Continue reading

  

Shocking news head lines today

6May

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There are some big health stories in the news today after the long bank holiday weekend . As we all know health problems never abide by the Mon-Fri 9-5:30 rule and the more we educate ourselves about the issues we … Continue reading

  

All smoked out!

5May

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Another day of my holiday has passed and it has been fabulous! First up was Glenfinnan – I trekked up the hill for a better view… I took a few pictures – of the Harry Potter viaduct too – but … Continue reading

  

‘Seafood’…and eat it! :-)

4May

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What a fabulous day! Rainy and grey but it’s just so wonderful here…great company, great surroundings, and great food! We headed over to Oban today…well, I just HAD to go to the green seafood hut on the pier…it’s pretty much … Continue reading

  

My second home!

3May

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We have arrived…Mr WLB, myself, our dog, Mum, and my aunt have all arrived in Scotland! Our journey started a little before there’s did…at 2am when the neighbours yappy dog woke us up – after doing the same at 10pm … Continue reading

  

Saggy and baggy!

2May

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This is a subject that I have written about before…and it seems to be the subject that pretty much every person I meet wants to ask me about… …loose skin! My wonderful body is starting to give me some interesting … Continue reading

  

Want to know the latest news on talkhealth? Here’s what we’ve got coming up in May…

2May

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National Epilepsy Week National Epilepsy week for 2014 is running from 18th – 24th May – and talkhealth will be doing everything we can to help raise awareness during this time. We are very excited to be running the FIRST EVER … Continue reading

  

Goodbye thinning, hello healthy new hair!

2May

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by Anushka F – Content Editor at MagicFreebiesUK – Free Stuff, Free Samples & More Over the last few months I’ve been on a mission to strengthen my hair from within. So for my first blog post, I wanted to share … Continue reading

  

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