Category Archives: Body Image

Posts about negative and positive body image

Shortcuts

Wouldn’t it be great if we could take shortcuts – if we could get where we wanted to go with a click of our fingers or make things happen with a twitch of our nose (anyone remember Bewitched from years … Continue reading

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Finding my way back

This photo was taken when I was 22. I’d just finished at Oxford University and was about to head off to Italy to drive minibuses across Tuscany for a high-end travel company. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to … Continue reading

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Food is my friend

In recent months, I’ve shared some of my culinary adventures on Facebook – my first attempts at making soup or my forays into baking coconut and banana bread – and a few friends have expressed surprise that I got to … Continue reading

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Baking my way back

It’s been more than three weeks since I’ve posted on this blog and I’m hoping you’ve all been having such a wonderful summer that you haven’t noticed my absence. If you have, you may have been thinking I’ve been having … Continue reading

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This is it

Here’s one I prepared earlier … and edited and uploaded once I got online … I’m writing this from a bed on a ward at University College Hospital in London. I came in via A&E for a brain scan and … Continue reading

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Every body beautiful

Anger can sometimes get a bad wrap but it has its uses. In fact, it was anger that got me blogging. When I launched myself into the blogosphere some 18 months ago, I didn’t really know what I was doing. … Continue reading

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Operation Happiness

I wrote in a previous blog post that I was going to explain more about my Operation Happiness plan but I got sidetracked by the Samantha Brick saga (see my previous post if you’ve never heard of her!), which, after … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Brick

I’m not sure how many of you have followed the Samantha Brick saga, otherwise known as Brick-gate or, as I’ve decided to rename it, Beauty and the Brick. She’s a 41-year-old woman who wrote a piece for Femail, the Daily … Continue reading

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Why weight?

Something odd happened recently. For the first time in my life (apart from the two occasions when I got salmonella poisoning), I lost weight without trying. This may not seem odd to other people, to those who have a more … Continue reading

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This Lent is about love

Before I blog about Lent, which starts tomorrow, a note on my last post. Has anybody noticed I’m a bit of an extremist? Maybe I shouldn’t blog when I get the urge after all – maybe I should actually wait … Continue reading

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