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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.

Life: Five Things

If you really want to write a blog post, and have no clue what to write about, then I find writing about some of your favourite things or things you're doing is a good place to start.

For one, it's always good to give praise to the things you love. If only in the vain hope other people will see it, like it, the thing will become popular and then continue to grow. And if not, hopefully maybe just one person will take your recommendation, and then they too will become a crazy obsessive person about said thing.

So, without further ado, here are some things I've been loving recently.

Life: Five ways to cheer yourself up without food

I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling a little bit down and glum, my go-to is to reach for the biscuit tin and gorge myself on delicious goodies.

Which, if I’m honest, does little for my mood but just feels like it should be the right solution.... 
(I’ve written a bit about emotional eating in this blog post FYI.)

So today, I thought I’d write a blog post that will serve as a reminder for me, and maybe possibly help you the next time you’re feeling glum and looking for food to be the answer.

Food: Easy Slow Cooker Enchiladas

What's this, a new blog post that's actually about food? It's been a while since one of these graced the old blog. But alas, this past weekend when I was doing my meal prep for the week (something I think is really important), I found a quick and easy way to make enchiladas and just had to share.

I know, I'm so good to you. You're welcome.

It kind of originated from this blog post, however, I've simplified it down, bunged it in the slow cooker for the most part and turned it into an easy to make a mid-week meal. (Or something to fill your freezer with).

Musings: How you know your head's in the weight loss game

You know those times when you're feeling all fired up and ready to totally kick weight loss butt and nothing can touch you, 'cause you my friend, you are pure health.

It's often felt when we first embark on a new plan, or after a bit of time off when you're feeling rubbish to turn things around or even when you look in the mirror, hate how you feel, and then decide enough is enough.

Many of us often call it Monday morning, but regardless, you know what I mean.

Musings: The pains of trying to lose weight when you work in an office

Sure, working in an office is not always on the top of everyone's list, but it's something many of us have to deal with. And whilst it's rarely all fun and games anyway (well, aside from the occasional day here and there) it can often feel 100x worse when you're trying to lose weight.

Life: What are you even doing right now?

Oh hi, remember me? The girl who lost loads of weight, put it all back on and then kind of disappeared? Well, I'd like to think I'm back.

It's pretty obvious this ol' blog here got completely neglected last year. There's many reasons for that. It started with lack of time, which then lead to laziness and then, ultimately, it felt like it was this big task there was to break. However, I've realised recently, I really enjoy writing random nonsense on here. It makes me feel better. So, I'm going to start doing it again.

Musings: Nine thoughts you have when you've lost weight multiple times

In case you're new around these parts, this isn't my first rodeo at the whole weight loss thing we've got going on here. And, now whilst I'm not at my heaviest right now, I'm closer to that end than I am my lowest, oh joy!

Musings: Being honest online

I've recently been reflecting on my weight loss (or lack thereof) and my documentation of it online.

When I first set up my 'Fatty Wants a Biscuit' persona I'd post every last thing that went in my mouth, and because I was so conscious of everything, I wouldn't eat as much and I'd wait only until I was actually hungry.