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Stop Weighing Yourself!

Stop Weighing Yourself!

It’s January and everyone, but everyone seems to be holding back, tightening their belts and generally wearing a hair-shirt. January smells of denial. So, if this is you, if you are going yes, yes, yes, to a new regime and you’ve booked your (no-return) ticket for a fast-track ride from a size 16 to a size 12, then to ensure a sound mind (as well as a totally awesome body), try and stay off the scales. Stop weighing yourself!

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Bellies, Bottoms and John Lewis Mirrors

Bellies, Bottoms and John Lewis Mirrors

I’ll cut to the chase. I hadn’t looked at my bottom for a while. In its naked form I mean. I was trying on underwear and I wanted to upgrade from sensible shorts style to more of a floozy Brazilian to see if I could weather the storm of discomfort. But it wasn’t so much discomfort as disillusionment. I’m sure I didn’t always have bits of bottom that fell out beneath the knicker line and which refused to be captured. Like the proverbial wriggling ferret in a sack… though not as cute.

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10 Ways To Put The Bang Back Into The Christmas Cracker

10 Ways To Put The Bang Back Into The Christmas Cracker

I’m sitting at my laptop. Got the blog page open on one side of the screen and a recipe for cheese straws open on the other. (I also have my head wrapped in a towel which is hiding a deep conditioning hair treatment… and an intensive moisturising face mask on… so glamorous I am not, but the feeling of supreme multi-tasking is giving me huge pleasure).

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Broccoli – Packing A Punch Against Cancer

Broccoli – Packing A Punch Against Cancer

You know when there’s nothing on the telly, so you scroll through all that stuff you blindly recorded in a whim, hoping for a little gem. Well, my gem last week was this programme about Superfoods on BBC2. The channels were full of either cricket or Corrie so I pressed play and settled down. It was a piece about broccoli.

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8 Ways To Stop Age Scuppering Your Weight Loss Plans

8 Ways To Stop Age Scuppering Your Weight Loss Plans

I was sitting at my desk the other day, when the lovely Aaron came bursting in waving his phone. “Look at these photos!”, he exclaimed (Aaron handles the personal training side of the business and has acres of before/after photos of semi-clad women on his phone). “Blimey, that’s impressive!”, I reply, “In how many weeks?”, “Four”, came the reply.

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Guilt Isn’t Necessarily A Negative Emotion

Guilt Isn’t Necessarily A Negative Emotion

I would have made, according to my great friend Karen, a fantastic Catholic. Permanently clothed in a hair shirt (although I feel camisole is more apt), the word ‘guilt’ trips off my tongue far too readily.

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