Motivating me / That voice in my head

Looking to please Looking for approval Making people happy That’s what motivates me I’m working on me Now I’ve put you in my head It is the you in my head that I am listening to It is the you in my head that is guiding the way It should not be the you in Read More


Last post was about finding Zumba. I found Zumba and I got addicted. This week was the first time that I decided not to go to class without there being a need to do something else. I was tired, I still am. I promised myself that I would not force myself to go to class. Read More

I just found Zumba! I just found Zumba!

I just found Zumba! For those of you who have already found it you know I don’t need to say much more. Before Christmas I went to a few classes that were a mix of Latin and street that were making out to be Zumba. They really weren’t. This week saw me at my first Read More

Learning Nothing New

A long day ended with pizza and shandy last night. It’s now five o’clock in the morning and I’m sitting up after a serious episode of acid reflux. It was a high fat food day, starting with bacon and sausage for breakfast. This is not a usual breakfast for my but a lack of preparation Read More

Slave to Food

Just watched episode one of Claire Richards’ Slave to Food and it has left me slightly unsettled, but I’m just not sure why. Pressure on Claire started before she was in Steps, with weight loss being a prerequisite of getting the job. She admits that she always thought she was the fat one and you Read More

Good foods

Vegetables Potato Rice Polenta Wf bread Rivera Nuts Hummus Oats? Cornflakes? Rice crispies Beans Fruit Meat Fish Lentils Gf pizza Stew Casserole Gf soy sauce Chickpeas Soybean Quinoa This is a quick brain dump and is not an exhaustive list by any means. I will add to this as I develop my diet. Read More

Bad Food

Here’s my list of foods to remove from my diet. Bread Pasta Cake Biscuits Roles Quiche Pasty Pork pie Pie Cous cous Alpen Weetabix Pancakes Poppadoms Nan bread Soy sauce Msg Sausages Corned beef Breadcrumbs Crackers Stuffing Custard Ice-cream Gravy Funny how this list includes many high fat, high sugar foods. Maybe my body is Read More

Taking Advice

A wonderful woman gave me some advice on how to approach a wheat free diet. She suggested an initial 30 day process to trial the change. This will remove the instinctive rejection that total change often brings, but will likely change my eating habit long term. The second suggestion is to list the items to Read More

Reject the Gift of Abuse

An angry man interrupted one of the Buddha’s lectures and verbally abused him by hurling insults. The Buddha just sat there calmly. Finally the man asked the Buddha why he failed to respond to the insults and abuse. The Buddha replied, “If someone offers you a gift, and you decline to accept it, to whom Read More


By not making a decision I am making a decision. So when I am debating what to eat and I say “I can’t make a decision” I should really be saying “I have the option of not eating along with these other options of what to eat”. By not deciding on a physical activity to Read More

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