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Musings: Things you learn from living alone

I cannot believe that I’ve been a proper ‘adult’ living on my own in my little flat for four months now – time is literally flying at the moment – and I’ve learnt a lot in that time.

In case you don’t follow me on social media and don’t know, I did the scariest thing of my life and move 80 odd miles up north to Manchester at the start of July – on my own!

Musings: How to be supportive to a friend who's losing weight

Losing weight is tough. We all know that. It shouldn't be, but it is.

And when losing weight, there's nothing better than having someone support rather than sabotage your efforts. And the thing is, if you're mainly friends with 'thin friends' (you know, the ones who can eat whatever they want and still stay in the same jean size) they can often not get this difficulty.

How to support a friend who's losing weight

Unless they're a really rubbish friend, then they're going to want to support you and often don't know how to.

Musings: The Thing About Gaining Weight

Ah, weight gain! It's a right bitch isn't it?

I'm pretty sure you've only come on my blog because you yourself have struggled with weight loss, so I'm assuming you've experienced weight gain. If that's true, then I'm sure you'll relate to a few of these points. If not, then maybe it'll give you some insight into what it's like.

The Thing About Gaining Weight

Regardless, weight loss/gain is bloody difficult, and if someone can figure out the magic cure that would be fan-bloomin'-tastic. 

Musings: What are we all waiting for?

Just like Roz from Monster's Inc is always watching, I'm always waiting. I mean, this post has been an idea for a while and in my drafts for a few weeks because I've been waiting to get it written and then find an image for it.

Don't get me wrong, it's not just this blog post I'm waiting for. I feel like I've always got a little bit of my life on hold, just waiting for the right time.  And I'm sure I'm not the only person doing this.

Part of it may stem from our desire for perfection. Constantly waiting for the right moment, only realising too late the moment is gone without the chance to experience it.And the other part, I'm pretty sure comes from laziness.

Musings: Wouldn’t it be great if everyone just ate in moderation?

I was talking to my friend the other day, my friend who, like me, also struggles with her weight and is never happy with how she looks (can I get an ‘I hear ya sister’?) and she mentioned something her boyfriend said that struck a chord with me.

Apparently, he looked at her Weight Watchers Magazine and said ‘Imagine what the world would be like if everyone just ate in moderation?’

This is something my dad always says to me.

Now, I like my friend's boyfriends, he’s great, but he’s a typical ‘skinny’ person. He didn't mean it maliciously, he just said it off hand and my friend told me 'cause she knew I'd get it. But it made me think. So many people have said to me in the past, maybe you should just eat a bit less.

And so many people are experts on how to lose weight.