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A blog about weight issues.

Having trouble getting all your MICRO and MACRO NUTRIENTS cleanly?


🌿Have you tried MICRO ALGAE?🌺As well as containing Proteins, Lipids, and Carbohydrates, it’s also a powerhouse of Vitamins A C & E, various B Vitamins, and minerals Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, and Iodine.🌿THE BENEFITS✔️I use Micro Algae in place of … Continue reading


The importance of hydration


Now that exercising has become a social status symbol and there are so many people training for the very first time in their lives just to look good and compete with the “Joneses”, it is interesting to realise how the … Continue reading


Time to diet!


Now that the excessive party season is over, people are focused on re-boosting themselves to face the rest of the year ahead and get their weight back on track. Some individuals are desperate to get rid of the extra weight, … Continue reading


How to reach your health goals this year


achieve health goals

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, give up smoking, or just try something new, New Year’s Resolutions are tough! According to statistics, most people who set resolutions were likely to give up by 12th January.  Here are some tips to … Continue reading


Pigging out for Christmas


This is everybody’s favourite time of the year when people are merry, bright and over indulge themselves with loads of office, family, friends and street parties going on every single week. It is equally the time for indulgence and over … Continue reading


Heart Attacks Affect Women Too


The British Heart Foundation are campaigning for more people to recognise the signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women. Many people have the misconception that heart attacks only happen to men and this has led to thousands of women … Continue reading


Why not replace a meal with a healthy homemade shake? 🥛


🌿 This gives me the nutrients & fuel I need for a busy day, whilst safely reducing my calorie intake to lose a few pounds. – – And it tastes delicious 😋 – – 🌺 * 1 cup Nut milk … Continue reading


Antidepressants, students & mental health care, sugar tax & tea-drinking benefits


Missed out on all the latest health news this week? Catch up now… Most common antidepressant does little to relieve depression symptoms New research suggests that the most common antidepressant actually does little to relieve symptoms of depression. The largest … Continue reading


Diet drink risks, suicide rates, vegans & strokes & more


Check out our health roundup, featuring all the latest health news from this week. Two diet drinks a day can increase death risk by 26% Consuming two or more diet drinks a day can increase your chances of dying by … Continue reading


Heatwave warning, hospital food, multiple medicine risks & more


Have you missed out on the health news this week? Get up to date now with our weekly health news roundup. Met Office issues heatwave health warning for Bank Holiday weekend The Met Office has issued a level three heat … Continue reading


5 Reasons Why a Diet May Fail to Cause Weight Loss


We live in a results-oriented world. Indeed, instant gratification is a part of the norm thanks to a myriad of tech innovations. However, some things still require lots of hard work and patience; weight loss is one of those things. … Continue reading


Going Vegan? 🌱


You may already know of the many benefits of going Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Flexitarian; 🌺 To name a few: * Better digestion * Improved metabolism * Improved energy levels * Improved circulation * Healthy weight loss * Improved detoxification ability … Continue reading


Alexa health advice, joggers & air pollution, fizzy drinks & cancer & more


In case you’ve missed all the latest health news this week, check out our highlights! Amazon Alexa now offers NHS health advice That’s right, people will soon be able to receive expert health advice from their Amazon Alexa, following a … Continue reading


Chronic Illness and Eating Disorders


Potential trigger(s): Please note I will be talking variables of eating disorders When eating disorders come to mind, for most, people think of the most common like anorexia and bulimia. Eating disorders like these, stem from a psychological disturbance. Whether … Continue reading


Health round up – exercise & weight loss, asthma & young people, PTSD


Hiit and short bursts of exercise aid weight loss

This week in the news about health (22 February 2019) we look at exercise and weight loss, young deaths in the UK from asthma and PTSD in young people. Short bursts of exercise is good for weight loss According to … Continue reading


IBS Weight Gain and Bloating


 I’m the girl on Instagram showing my ‘best life’. I like to show off my love for fashion and life in general through pictures! This is the superficial me, I portray on my socials. Every since having IBS (c), I … Continue reading


Slimming Down: How to Lose Weight without Working Out


When it boils down to it, losing weight is about losing calories. It is a simple idea, but it is not something that most people can achieve quickly. It might surprise you, but more often than not it is the … Continue reading


What to Expect: Endoscopy


Welcome back my most exquisite readers. I am starting a new series called “What to Expect.” It will touch base on such topics as doctors, hospitals, treatments, so on and so forth. Note that I am speaking from my personal … Continue reading


Low Fodmap Diet is Not for Everyone


Greetings! It is the IBS savvy teen, Laura. Being in the IBS community for quite some time, I thought I should share my experience with the lowfod map diet. If you do not know what that is, it is an … Continue reading


This week in health – 4 January 2019


Children are consuming too much sugar

Each week, talkhealth summarises the key health stories of the week. This week it’s all about wasted GP appointments, sugar and children, children and screen time, how the NHS is coping better this winter and the challenges the NHS will … Continue reading


This week in health – 21 December 2018


It’s only four days until Christmas Day, but that hasn’t slowed the flow of health news. Instead, it seems to have spurred a number of health professionals to call for stronger actions to dissuade people from eating unhealthy foods. This … Continue reading


Walking with the Ramblers – the perfect way to keep fit in the great British countryside


Walking in the great British countryside can be one of the most relaxing and refreshing ways anyone can spend their free time. A little gentle exercise, fresh air and – in many places, wonderful views – are all well known … Continue reading


This week in health – 14 December 2018


The temperature has suddenly dropped around the UK, which could have implications for the nation’s health services. Hospitals bed occupancy in the ‘red zone’ With Christmas Day less than two weeks away, health experts have already warned that hospitals are … Continue reading


This week in health – 30 November 2018


Our last health news round-up of November 2018 features an exciting new health trial for the over-65s, a major achievement by Public Health England (PHE) and the continuing theme of the UK’s major diabetes challenge. Keep up to date in … Continue reading


This week in health – 28 September 2018


It’s been another busy week at talkhealth but that hasn’t prevented us from monitoring news from the world of health. Our topics this time include sleep, allergies and weight loss. We always welcome your views so why not air them … Continue reading


This week in health – 14 September 2018


You might agree that health seems to have suddenly become a more popular topic than ever in the media, with breaking news stories almost every day. Here are a few that caught our attention here at talkhealth in the past … Continue reading


This week in health – 24/08/2018


With another week coming to a close, talkhealth are back with another round-up of the weekly news. This week we will be looking at a range of different news stories in the world of health, including drinking levels, prostate treatment, … Continue reading


This week in health – 29/06/2018


With so much going on in the world of health it can be difficult to keep up to date with all the latest news and breakthroughs. Luckily, talkhealth’s weekly round-up should help you keep on top of all the latest … Continue reading


This week in health – 01/06/2018



Welcome to another week of talkhealth’s round up on the biggest news in the world of health. This week, we will be looking at subjects including new cancer research, new reports about obesity as well as the rising popularity of … Continue reading


This week in health – 11/05/2018


Hair Loss

Welcome to another week of talkhealth’s news round-up. This week, we will be looking at news around a new drug that could help cure male baldness, how delays in cancer treatment are having a huge impact on patients, and new … Continue reading


Denialism on veganism: a systemic blind spot among doctors regarding the health benefits of plant-based diets


“So, where do you get your protein?” A fellow doctor asked this question after finding out I became a vegan. Imagine my surprise, considering that doctors should know that a person’s daily protein requirement was less than one gram per … Continue reading


Work”Out” or Work”In” ?


  I talk rather alot about working “In”as well as” Out” in my sessions but how do you know when to work “in” and not work “out”? It’s really simple protocol but as ever you need to be accurate and … Continue reading


Supporting your marathon running training


Once you’ve made the decision to enter an marathon or endurance race of any kind, the same is true for all sports in general for that matter and that is don’t let all the hard work and effort be wasted … Continue reading


Pilates where did it come from? Should you be Practicing Pilates?


Where Did Pilates Come From? Should you be practicing Pilates?  Joseph Pilates was initially a frail young German who took it upon himself to become a very strong, educated, healthy man. Joseph took part in wide range of sports including fencing, … Continue reading


How effective is a plant-based diet


A review of the effectiveness of a plant-based diet compared to a meat-eating diet on health, performance, and weight-loss.   When considering a plant-based diet, what option do you have to consider: –   Vegan, complete removal of all animal products … Continue reading


Superset training – how to implement them and when is best to do so


I am going to give my views on how best to implement agonist-antagonist paired set training and their benefits over traditional set training based on my own experience of training myself and others as well as a recent review was … Continue reading


Beginners guide to weight loss


I have listed 5 methods of the many available when considering a nutrition protocol for weight loss. The fundamentals must exist when choosing your protocol but the protocol must also be fit with your lifestyle and level of engagement, choosing … Continue reading


How to take control of your own health


Now that it’s January everybody wants to get back to the gym and start a new diet or exercise health kick of some description whether that’s a detox protocol or simply couch to 5k. For the average person in the … Continue reading


Weight Loss for Health


Since the start of January, the media has been full of weight loss plans and exercise regimes. My gym, which was quiet over Christmas, was full to the brim on Monday and I struggled to park the car at 6.30am … Continue reading


No Time for Exercise? How about 3 minutes?


Are you tight for time and want to try Pilates?  “I don’t have 10 minutes to myself” sound like you? To busy to book in at a club, drive to the club, and attend a class…. I know that time … Continue reading


Protein requirements for weight loss


My top points when looking at protein needs in general and when trying to lose weight. My top points when looking at protein needs in general and when trying to lose weight. When our aim is weight loss by default we … Continue reading


Type 2 diabetes costing NHS £8.8bn each year


It is estimated that 600,000 people in the UK have Type 2 diabetes but have yet to be diagnosed. Including the undiagnosed, that’s around 4 million people in the UK alone. And since 1996, the number of people with diabetes … Continue reading


Health Benefits of Walking


Greek physician, Hippocrates said: “Walking is a man’s best medicine,” and over 2000 years of medical and scientific research later his statement still holds pretty strong! Even celebrities like Brooke Shields, Katherine Heigl and Bethanny Frankel enjoy a good stroll … Continue reading


Link between cancer and obesity higher in women


As someone who has recently lost weight (22 pounds or 9.7kg in new money) I was interested to read a recent study published in The Lancet. A recent cancer diagnosis within my family made me stop and think. I’m middle-aged … Continue reading


Find the Fun in Fitness for National Fitness Day 2017


This week, talkhealth will be joining thousands all across the UK in supporting National Fitness Day 2017. Wednesday 27th September will see people all across the country shoving on their running shoes or slipping on their swimming costumes to have … Continue reading


Successful Weight Loss


So many people out there are having difficulties with their weight, in fact more and more people are becoming overweight and plenty are on a losing battle to reduce the weight they have gained for a couple of reason. Firstly, … Continue reading


Next stage of world-leading childhood obesity plan announced


Publich Health England (PHE) are now considering the evidence on children’s calorie consumption and are setting the ambition for the calorie reduction programme to remove excess calories from the foods children consume the most. These foods include pizzas, burgers, ready … Continue reading


40-60 years old not even walking for 10 minutes once a month


According to a report by Public Health England (PHE), middle aged men and woman are not getting enough exercise. In fact a staggering 41% are not even managing a 10 minute brisk walk once a month! Dr Jenny Harries, Deputy … Continue reading


Manage your health with Patient support Programmes


For those living with chronic health conditions, self-management is crucial for managing and controlling symptoms day to day. Protecting your own health is a responsibility that can require some help and guidance to ensure you pursue the right treatment for … Continue reading


3 Tips for Incorporating Healthy Living Into your Family’s Life


If you have a family, you will want to do all you can to keep them healthy. This will take the right amount of effort on your part and know-how. It’s important to understand how and why you will want … Continue reading


Discussing Ways to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyles with Children


Children today live in a world that’s changing rapidly. Processed foods are the new norm and electronic devices are replacing activity. If you’re concerned that your children are caught up in the fast lane, it’s time to put your parenting … Continue reading


Meal delivery services – is this the new way to lose weight and eat healthily?


In theory, losing weight should be easy – eat fewer calories than you burn. But in practice most of us know that it’s really difficult to lose weight and requires a combination of the right food and portion size, with lots … Continue reading


Dentists urge us to cut the cake culture in the office


Yesterday, (3 January 2017), the Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) issued a press release urging workers to cut the cake culture that seems to have become established in many offices up and down the country. The FDS … Continue reading


New Year Resolutions


Weight Loss

  We hope you’ve all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! In the talkhealth office today, we’ve been talking about our various New Year resolutions. It’s safe to say we’ve all over-indulged this Christmas and several … Continue reading


Getting a Bikini Body the Healthy Way



Whenever the slumber of winter ends, the goal on the tip of everyone’s tongue seems to be “bikini body.” In many ways, the idea of being “beach body ready” has got a bit out of control, with diets claiming to … Continue reading


Refusal to treat obese patients and smokers: should this plan be put on hold?


Fat man holding a measurement tape against white background

In April of this year, the Vale of York clinical commissioning group (CCG) voiced their plans to make people wait for up to a year for treatment for non-life-threatening conditions such as hip and knee replacements if their body mass … Continue reading


This Week in Health: The Power of Pokémon



The resurgence of Pokémon has taken the world by storm in the past week, and you would be hard pressed trying to find someone who had no knowledge of it. The Pokémon Go app has in its first few days … Continue reading


6 easy ways to cut the carbs on your dinner plate



If you’ve decided to go down the low carb route to try and shift a few pounds then don’t despair. There are lots of tasty alternatives which you may not know about. Here are 6 of my favourite options, but … Continue reading


This Week in Health News: Revelations about the Quality of Mental Health Care for Young People and a Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment


Children and teenagers are being let down by the medical establishment, two new reports argue

Two stories that have dominated the health news over the last few days share a common theme: that young people with mental health problems are being let down by the medical establishment in the UK. An edition of the BBC’s … Continue reading


How will the 2016 Budget affect your health?


Sugar Tax

Today, George Osborne delivered his 8th budget as Chancellor. Tell us what you think of the 2016 budget. Do you think the Chancellor went far enough with his health initiatives? The key health-based initiatives announced are: A new Sugar Tax. … Continue reading


Sugar Consumption


Our Love Affair With Sugar: Sweet Treat or Public Enemy Number One? Sugar is getting a lot of negative press of late. Books like David Gillespie’s “Sweet Poison” and Dr. Robert Lustig and John Yudkin’s “Pure, White, and Deadly” have … Continue reading


Breast reduction surgery in men. Is it necessary?


‘Man boobs’ (gynaecomastia) have always threatened the masculinity and machismo of men of all ages but a recent article in The Independent has suggested that breast reduction surgery in young adolescents has surged in the US in the last few … Continue reading


Type 2 Diabetes doesn’t discriminate for Age



The news of an obese 3 year old from Texas being the youngest patient ever with type 2 diabetes is shocking indeed. She reached the weight of 5 ½ stone and developed symptoms of extreme thirst and excess urination after … Continue reading


13 symptoms never to ignore



A large number of people have a habit of ignoring potentially serious symptoms. This may have dire consequences for the individuals concerned as delays in diagnosing cancer can lead to disastrous outcomes in terms of treatment and potential cure. There … Continue reading


The Black Seed Plant: Over 2,000 Years of Health Benefits



Black seed plant, also known as black cumin, or black caraway, has been used for numerous health problems and conditions. Here’s what it can do, what it might do for you, as well as side effects to be aware of … Continue reading


5 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Sessions


Because of the incredible benefits it offers your body, HIIT is fast becoming an incredibly popular fat loss workout plan in the fitness industry. HIIT enables you to burn a ton of calories, lose more fat and enhances an individual’s … Continue reading


This week @ talkhealth


AposTherapy Team

It’s been another very busy week at talkhealth, as always! We are delighted to have an Intern, April, who will be joining us on Monday. She will be primarily helping with our social media campaigns as well as various projects … Continue reading


Why Microbiotics should be in your diet


Many of us are much more aware of our need for good nutrition than ever before – but even more people are confused and bewildered by the contradicting advice, and ever-emerging string of ‘super foods’ we are advised to include … Continue reading


Gut Feelings: Understanding the Digestive-Immune System Connection


What does digestion have to do with your immune system? Surprisingly, a lot. The gut is intimately tied into your immune system and can dramatically effect your overall health. If you have poor digestion, odds are, you have other health … Continue reading





For a few weeks I have been trying to get back on the wagon and lose my baby weight that I had put on throughout my pregnancy with my second son James. Now, I confess that my head was not in … Continue reading


FitBit Breakdown: Watch-Profile Models Compared


The current line of FitBit personal activity trackers includes four wrist-worn models: the FitBit Flex, FitBit Charge, FitBit Charge HR, and the FitBit Surge. Although each of them serve a similar purpose, tracking the daily exercise and activity habits of … Continue reading


5 Pieces of Technology That Will Help You to Lose Weight Permanently



Promising to get fit and lose weight is the start of a long journey. Far harder is actually sticking to your commitments and following through on your promise. Weight loss requires dedication, motivation and the right information. However, all too … Continue reading


The Invisibility Cloak


I didn’t gain weight accidentally.  I didnt gain weight because I simply couldn’t resist the chocolate or couln’t be bothered to exercise. I didn’t gain weight by having my four children. It didn’t creep up on me.  I gained weight … Continue reading


Recent talkhealth Survey Results


Young Man in Boxer Shorts. Model Released

To coincide with our Online Clinics we ran a survey in November on Erectile Dysfunction, in December on Drink Awareness and in January on Weight Management.  A brief summary of the results are below with links to the full findings. … Continue reading




When I started writing about my weight loss journey I imagined myself sitting at my laptop being witty and wise and hopefully inspirational. Whats happened is Ive opened a can of worms where my feelings about my metamorphasis have bubbled … Continue reading


The Magic Pill


Ive traveled the country chatting to many different groups about my weight loss journey and the various issues surrounding weight.  At the end there is a Q&A session and there are two questions that ALWAYS pop up.  I’ve got to … Continue reading


Dream a little dream.


Lets talk about inspiration.  Specifically inspiration to lose weight. Why are you putting yourself through the upheaval of making all these changes?  Lets face it, its a right pain in the arse so whats your motivation? Are you doing it … Continue reading


4 Ways That Green Tea Helps Weight Loss


Progesterone helps weight loss as it rids the body of excess fluid, but one fluid you want to increase is tea. Black tea helps osteoporosis, but green tea has many other health benefits including helping get rid of those extra … Continue reading


A slice of what you fancy….


Chocolate cake

You would be forgiven for thinking that all we do is eat cake at talkhealth as it is currently looking that way – as the last Wednesday of the month we have ‘Cake Wednesday’ in the office….. The saying a slice … Continue reading


No Pain, No Gain? Keeping Fit with Tietze syndrome


I know that almost all gyms and fitness instructors have long-since moved away from the die-hard dedication to “No pain, no gain” but it can still be a psychological issue for someone with a chronic pain condition. Depending on what … Continue reading





So today I thought I would talk about a couple of the mindset tricks that have helped me over the past couple of years. They relate to the word ‘can’t’. I don’t know about you, but if somebody tells me … Continue reading


An early night…



Tonight I am going to have an early one and read a book I think! My soothing system is in need of some love and attention…a decent meditation is in order too. I lost 0.5lbs today. I am not really … Continue reading


The dreaded scales…



One of the issues I have picked up on – that all of the lovely people I have spoken with, coached, or emailed since starting this weight loss campaign have in common – relates to scales…the dreaded scales! They become … Continue reading





I spent last night having a look over some of my old blog posts…I was in the mood for reminiscing! I wrote a post in July last year in which I was trying to explain my fears regarding my old … Continue reading


Moving on…



Today I have been remembering a lady that I was desperately hoping to help. Unfortunately, she died before I had the opportunity to have any kind of real impact; although during our brief period of contact she kept telling me … Continue reading


World’s best?



My comments the other day surrounding variety seemed to cause a little debate! We are constantly told that variety is crucial, yet if we get the range of macro and micro nutrients we need…the body doesn’t really care. If you … Continue reading


Challenging times!



Mr WLB and I are going through a challenging time at the moment. Him with his reflux, throat issues, stress and anxiety…me with my usual fight of shifting weight, carving out a new career, and feeling frankly bloody exhausted all … Continue reading





Oh no! My honest nature seems to have offended yet another sensitive soul! It seems that a blog post I wrote a year ago has caused some offence. Please don’t expect an apology to follow…as one will not be forthcoming … Continue reading


Big Fat …….!



Don’t blame me for tonight’s unsavoury blog post title…blame the lovely FB Natalie!   Haha – it did make me chuckle when I saw it! There were also a few additional words thrown in by other lovely FB people in … Continue reading





Mr WLB is wanting to take over tonight’s blog post! So here he is…filling you in on what’s been happening for him recently… ‘Hey everyone it’s Mr WLB here. I’m very sorry that I haven’t been interfering in WLB’s blog … Continue reading





I have done something today that may make or break a really important friendship. Some years ago, when I was at the beginning of my career – long before I met Mr WLB – I spoke to a chap on … Continue reading





I haven’t eaten a bag of crisps in over 4 weeks now.This is a pretty major deal for me. Crisps are my weakness…my nemesis…my love…my friend! On a typical day the old me would eat a multipack of McCoys crisps … Continue reading


End of an era!



Today saw the end of an era – sort of! It was the last day of my coaching work at uni and I felt a little emotional actually – which was unexpected. For me, this course has been a crucial … Continue reading


Angry Bird!



As I was driving Mr WLB to the doctors this morning, I was wondering what changes losing weight has made to my mood. So I asked him, ‘Do you think I am less angry now that I have lost some … Continue reading


Feel the fear and do it anyway


I’m generally a cautious kind of person. I’ve written before about how much during crossfit beginners’ I was actually scared. And it occurs to be that I’m generally a fearful person, combining a lack of confidence in my physical ability … Continue reading


If I gave you…



…a gun containing a single bullet and asked you to spin the cylinder before placing the muzzle of that gun to the side of your head and pulling the trigger, would you do it? My guess is that you would … Continue reading


Unexpected ;-)



Given last nights blog post of goals that I have hit, I imagine that you might have guessed what was coming tonight?! Yes, you are right…some more goals! So first of all let’s get a little bit more ‘scientific’ than … Continue reading


Review Time!



Twelve months seems like a long time, but it bloody flies by! This time last year, I wrote a blog post with some goals in it. I wrote, ‘…summer 2014 will be here before we know it, and I want … Continue reading





It’s time for me to talk about something that I am reading again…and, as always, I am constantly likening things to weight loss – which bores even me, so apologies to you for having to put up with me! My … Continue reading


Smart Works



I spotted something on Twitter the other day that caught my eye. It was a request from a charity called Smart Works for plus size clothing, and it simply said, @SmartWorksHQ: We are always in particular need of plus sized … Continue reading


Coolest Ever Present!



This has to be the coolest – in more senses than one – birthday present ever! It’s an individual ice-cream maker…and the best thing about it is that you can make the healthiest treats in it. My ‘ice-cream’ tonight was … Continue reading


Goodbye…farewell…so long…



…feck off! I have had the best news today – I am no longer in need of my diabetes medication, as my lifestyle overhaul is doing far more than the drugs ever can…according to my doctor. So I am waving … Continue reading


It’s my party!



Well – not so much of a party…but it is my birthday today! For thirty-three years I have now roamed this planet – well, as of 8.58pm this evening! – and they have been good times. I have a lot … Continue reading


A quickie!



‘What motivates you?’ is one of the most-asked questions thrown my way. It is difficult to answer, as what motivated me back when I was 43st 5.5.lbs is very different to what motivates me now at 22st 10.5lbs. Also, motivation … Continue reading


Respect and love



My guilty pleasure is watching ‘Made in Chelsea’ – I have to say that I love the foulness and stupidity of some of the cast members…it has me screaming at the TV! I wrote last year about the fact that … Continue reading


Pilates Shoes – Daisy Roots



I was so excited when the postman delivered these gorgeous Pilates shoes! You see, I have foot issues. I hate bare feet…and the thought of standing bare foot and doing Pilates or Yoga makes me shiver…so I tend to just … Continue reading


How do you feel?



How do you feel? It’s a simple question…which can open a can of worms. The typical British response is to say, ‘Fine, thank you’! People often get a shock when they ask me how I feel now…as I am quite … Continue reading





This isn’t about balance in the traditional sense – although I have done some mean moves on a bosu and a foam roller recently! It’s all about balance in the slimming sense. As an ‘all or nothing’ creature, I find … Continue reading


Dreams…can come true?!



Goodness me – I had the strangest dream last night! I was walking across the field to see my horses. It was really muddy and the ground was kind of moving up and down…like a wave. Then, the corner of … Continue reading


Happy Days!



So the little 100 Happy Days project has reached the end! I am going to carry on with it though! 100 days ago, I wrote about ‘100 Happy Days‘. I wanted to spread some happiness and positivity – as well … Continue reading


On days like this…



…I should not be allowed on social media, or in fact allowed any form of communication with people! So please take this as a warning – if you are of a sensitive disposition then you should check back tomorrow. I … Continue reading





Gosh – I have been doing everything today apart from the one thing that I should have been doing! Which was to write my final assignment…based on the use of compassionate approaches in coaching. Instead I decided to: have a … Continue reading





What fun I have had today! First up was a Saturday morning Slimming World group for one of my talks. I don’t usually see Saturday mornings at that time…the roads were so clear! Another great bunch of people all trying … Continue reading


Binge Eating



Bloody hell! Tonight was a sharp reminder that you rarely overcome but instead learn to manage your issues! I have been looking forward to my dinner all day…burgers…I love burgers! So as I plated up and arranged it all to … Continue reading





Goodness me, talk about opening a can of worms! The lovely email from a coaching client that I shared with you last night has prompted a fair few questions about coaching…and I am going to try and attempt to give … Continue reading


Be proud!



I had to chuckle when reading some of the comments left by people about my weight loss results yesterday. ‘Be proud!’, or, ‘You should be so proud of yourself!’, or, ‘I hope that you are proud!’ The reason I chuckled … Continue reading


I have lost 20.5st with Slimming World!



Another title decided upon by Mr WLB! It’s true though…today I lost 5lbs and managed to get into the ’22′ bracket. I am now 22st 12lbs! This means that I have now shifted 20st 7.5lbs – or for my American … Continue reading


Makes me sad…



Despite the fact that this research was commissioned by a fecking ‘fat-freezing’ company – whom I won’t name as this shite needs no promotion – the findings, if they are to be believed, make me sad! I happened to glance … Continue reading


Looking back…



After my tough day yesterday, I decided to take a look back in time. There is a ‘thing’ on Twitter at the moment that lets you look back at the first ever ‘tweet’ you sent…I didn’t bother so much with … Continue reading


It’s not easy!



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!



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





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





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?…


Marya Rosales

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


The perils of personal training!



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…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


Awkward situations…



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!



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





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


Peppa bloody Pig!



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





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!



‘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


Feels like progress…



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





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…



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





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


Clearing something up…



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





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!



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





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!



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


Back home



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…



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! :-(



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


Wild Weeing!



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


Watch out trolls!



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





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


All smoked out!



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! :-)



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!



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!



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


More mindfulness!



Mindfulness…I do go on about it quite a lot! So imagine my delight when upon arrival at uni today, the headline acts were ‘Mindfulness’ and ‘Gestalt coaching’…it certainly renewed my waning enthusiasm! Now, when it comes to the Gestalt stuff, … Continue reading


I have lost 20st with Slimming World



Can you tell that this is another blog title decided by Mr WLB…something to do with SEO?! We argue over this kind of thing…it’s his day job, but promotion of my ramblings is not for me – if you like … Continue reading





What does the word ‘success’ mean to you? The definition of success is, the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. For me though that definition is so bloody broad…success means different things to different people…defining it can be a nightmare! … Continue reading





This isn’t one of my usual rants about judgement – please don’t worry! We all judge and we all get judged…deal with it; it’s life. I have talked a great deal before about the lives of our ancestors having a … Continue reading


Good times!



Compliments – some of them are lovely, some of them are a little back-handed – and I used to struggle to accept them…still do at times I guess. Why is this…why is is so hard to graciously accept a compliment? … Continue reading


Moody Cow! ;-)



Actually I am a happy-mood cow today! It’s been a good day for no particular reason…which is always nice! Being happy…it was once something that I dreamt about. There were little moments of happiness and things that made me smile … Continue reading


Superfree…or Jenga?!



Last year, I set myself some challenges to keep me on track with Slimming World. I am not going to dwell too much on the first element of my challenge as many hardcore Slimming Worlders may disagree with this bit, … Continue reading





Eggs. I love eggs. They are bloody marvellous – a source of complete protein and full of vitamins and minerals! As I was eating my eggs for breakfast, I remembered a discussion we had in group. Actually, this discussion took … Continue reading


A loss is a loss…



Which is quite true…I cannot dispute that! However the simple fact that ‘a loss is a loss’ does not mean that I am not pissed off though! 1lb was shifted today at weigh-in. Given that I put 0.5lbs on last … Continue reading





What a bloody nightmare. I had one of those moments where I thought that I had lost my completed university assignment! The panic was immense! The focus of my writing has been negative self-talk and how powerful it can be. … Continue reading


What to do…



Goodness me…I have been having a few sleepless nights over my future! I am going through the process – again! – of wondering what I should do with myself. My old life involved all sorts – recruitment, resourcing, assessment, leadership … Continue reading





Not least because of this… …my poorly fingers…but because of these feckers… …Easter food…it’s killing me – ironically though this type of food really was killing me! I know that I have had a good old moan about Easter food … Continue reading


Do your own thing!



A comment was made last night about a food choice of mine…and it got me thinking. Now, I wasn’t bothered in the slightest by this comment…you can ask what you want to ask – as long as you are not … Continue reading


It pays off!



They say – whoever ‘they’ are – that sweat is fat crying. I guess ‘they’ are sweaty people in gyms…I prefer to think of it as my liquid awesome! I am proud to be a sweaty gym person…especially following my … Continue reading


Ponies, sunshine, and family!



I have had a great afternoon – full of fun! Mr WLB stayed at home today whilst I went to the gym. So off I went to try my new ‘leg day’ workouts with a high intensity session on the … Continue reading


Bugger, bugger, and poo!



Tonight’s title was inspired by Liz…it was part of her response to my weigh-in day news! I put on 0.5lbs! Now 0.5lbs in the grand scheme of things is nothing…I would like to lose 907 little 0.5lbs in total…so one … Continue reading


Mind power!



Wowzers! Today has been a tough old day in terms of food cravings. It has taken every ounce of my mind power to stay on track and not overeat. Now I know that some would say that I can eat … Continue reading


Attentive Eating…



One of the TV shows that I quite like watching is Secret Eaters. Most weight loss TV shows are bloody awful. I used to be a fan of the Biggest Loser until I read some behind the scenes interviews with … Continue reading


Inner Games…



Inner games…I refer to both the voice in our head that plays games with us…and also the books by W. Timothy Gallwey. I have read two of his books so far – The Inner Game of Tennis, and The Inner … Continue reading


A bit rubbish…



Today has been a bit rubbish…all of my own doing really! Nothing catastrophic has happened or anything…and that is the point – it has been a very unproductive day. I had a lazy morning…a really lazy morning. Surprisingly for a … Continue reading


Not much to say…



Surprisingly, I don’t really have much to say today for a change! The past few weeks have involved a lot of thinking – about food, about movement, about the mind. This past week has involved a lot of talking too…five … Continue reading





What do I make of my 4lb loss this week then? Obviously I am happy…but just a little confused. I am confused because I have done less than usual, eaten the same amount, drank six litres of water the day … Continue reading


“Don’t diet – just eat what your body wants.”



When an old doctor of mine uttered these words, I thought that they were crazy. Seriously! How could a professional sit there and tell someone who was morbidly obese – I may have even been super morbidly obese at that … Continue reading





This is a subject that I have written about before… My love of fashion – Vivienne Westwood in particular – has been a sort of secret for some time. When you are wearing XXXXXXXXL t-shirts and jogging bottoms from a … Continue reading


My week…



It’s been a bit of a mixed week really…aren’t they all?! I have had some thinking to do regarding my weight loss, but have just taken the view that I am doing what I need to do and my body … Continue reading





I did warn earlier on today that tonight’s post may contain a few swear words – so please don’t read if you are likely to get offended…as I won’t deal well with any arsehole-ish private messages from concerned blog readers … Continue reading





So yesterday I shared a picture of my little motivational jars… They are a great visual motivator for some…for others they add too much pressure. I shared the picture as, for me, seeing the ‘lost’ jar getting fuller makes me … Continue reading


‘There aren’t even 7 types of fruit and veg!’



Goodness me – what a comment – this was a face in palm moment if I have ever had one! The second face in palm moment happened when I read the articles relating to the claims that we need to … Continue reading


Big Girl Pants!



Today I decided to grab a little perspective and pull on my big girl pants. Here are the big girl pants…just in case you thought I was being metaphorical! So I had a bit of a moan yesterday – I … Continue reading





Weigh-in day today…and one of those days for me! I lost 1lb. I got my 19.5st award… …but I am not feeling the love today. There is not really much that anyone can say. I am fed up and whilst … Continue reading


‘Why did you let yourself get so fat?’



Whilst this is a valid question to ask someone who reached 43st 5.5lbs, it’s also quite fecking irritating! I have some questions of my own… Why did you let yourself smoke so much that you ended up with lung cancer? … Continue reading


Mummies Day!



What a wonderful day of celebrations galore for mummies out there! I will share with you the message that I decided felt right for Facebook today…’Special ‘wonderful day’ wishes to the mummies, soon to be mummies, those who have been … Continue reading


Good weather…good company…thankful!



Today has been as it says on the tin really – a day of good weather, good company, and lots to be thankful for. First up was a bit of thankful. I watched a video of a lady called Joanne … Continue reading





My first thought this evening was that I don’t really have much to say today…but I bet as I write it will all start to come out! There is one thing that has bothered me this week, and that is … Continue reading





An article, written by Sarah Abell, in this months ‘Psychologies’ magazine started my mind whirring today. I was sat in the car reading it whilst Mr WLB was having his training session. I was sat in the car not really … Continue reading


Just do it!



Or JFDI as a friend of mine says! Just fecking do it… Today’s blog post was inspired by a conversation that Mr WLB and I had after my weigh-in yesterday. He asked me if I was disappointed by the result … Continue reading





Oh how I do love people who look at the positives! I will get on to the Oxygen-Stealer shortly, but first I will cover my weigh-in and group today. It was a good morning. This was the number that the … Continue reading


Who said?



What?, Which?, Who?, When?, Where? These are some of the most important words for me now. Not ‘Why?’ as this can be seen as a challenge and can rile people…I might use ‘why?’ on the odd occasion though…on purpose! I … Continue reading


Getting emotional!



Last night I briefly mentioned emotional intelligence. It’s quite important stuff really. The definition of emotional intelligence (EI) is, ‘the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.’ So it … Continue reading


I’ve got a strap on!



Sometimes words come out of my mouth and I wish I could stuff them right back in there again! Today’s little gem was as the title says…”I’ve got a strap on.” This was in response to a question my personal … Continue reading





I am curious as to what we think we are missing out on when we choose to eat healthily. I am also curious about my binge-eating…and whether a one-off occasion would put me right back in a place where that … Continue reading


Spoon feeding…



There may be a tiny rant coming up…but I am going to try and contain myself for now and see what happens or else there will be more naughty marks against my name! It was weigh-in day again…another 2lbs off … Continue reading


Exciting opportunity!



Well I think it’s quite exciting anyway! I was recently contacted by a couple of lovely guys who have created something that I think is pretty bloody good! A lot of the questions that I get asked surround exercise. As … Continue reading


Two things…



There are two things that I am going to share with you today…one is a moral karma kind of thing, and the other is a what pisses me off kind of thing. So first up is the very brief moral … Continue reading


I changed my mind!



It can happen…I can change my mind! Despite what Mr WLB may tell you, I am a reasonable individual! I wrote the other day about the headlines we are subjected to. The headline is designed to provoke a reaction and … Continue reading





Could you really believe that Special K for breakfast with double cream and jam is healthy? Secret Eaters is one of those weight loss shows that I actually quite like. It manages to remove the smoke and mirrors that people … Continue reading


Pilates…and ballet



Today was the little Pilates meet up that I had organised! As soon as I wrote about enjoying Pilates I was inundated with messages from people saying that they were either too fat, too uncoordinated, too shy, too scared, etcetera … Continue reading





Mr WLB likes to be helpful – occasionally. He gets concerned that I will run out of words when it comes to writing this everyday…me, run out of words? How can he not know me after so long?! So he … Continue reading


A nice bit of platinum!



Not of the expensive jewellery variety…but of the Slimming World award variety! I have to say that I am thrilled to have this and would choose it over a piece of jewellery any day! For me, this little bit of … Continue reading


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