Thursday, 24 May 2012


I must admit I am slightly annoyed at people who smoke and drink who will put their cigarettes, alcohol and in some cases drugs (cannabis) before food, electricity and gas.

I did smoke myself up till January of this year. One week it was really cold and I was faced with the choice of putting gas on my meter or buying cigarettes. I made the logical choice for my children and me and bought the gas so we could have heating. From then I have not smoked.

Yet I have a friend who has children who will go without gas, electric and food, making her children do the same just so she can buy cigarettes. I heard her making arrangements to buy cannabis BEFORE going food shopping for her family.

When I approached her about this, she said she knew she should not put her cigarettes and cannabis first and had not thought of it that way.

How can a mother allow her family to go without when she could so easily give up the cigarettes and give them more. She would have more money to buy more food, and as a side benefit be healthier?

I cannot understand the mentality of these people, when I was put in the same position to choose, it was a no brainer, not hard, took no thinking, I just quit...

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Healthy Food???

Well I thought this would be easy to do, you know eat healthy and lose weight become fit and healthy. WRONG!!!

There is so much information about food, so many misleading comments made, so many companies wanting to make money from you.

So far I have found out Sugar is bad, fat is bad, carbohydrate is bad, too much meat is bad, veg is good and so is fruit as long as pesticides and fertilisers have not been used.

Then there is the fact they are not as tasty cos they have been grown to order in hothouses, then the Supermarkets wasting loads cos they do not look good enough.

Then there are the diets...
Low Fat, High fibre, protein, carb free, the list is endless, but don't forget exercise...
Is that 30 mins a day or interval training or spinning or classes or yoga, pilates or more?

This is more confusing than I anticipated, then I have to be careful not to slip back into my Anorexia ways, but then I am tempted to be Pro Ana cos its what I know.

The quest continues....

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Latest Obsession

I am responding well to my treatment for Anxiety, depression and panic attacks. The new meds I was given seem to be working a treat, I have had the dosage upped by the Doctor but they seem to be working well.

So now instead of obsessing about my weight and getting depressed even more, then comfort eating I have decided to eat a healthier diet permanently. So out have gone all the processed foods all the time and in has come more fresh fruit and veg.

This has lead me to start researching about all the additives and preservatives in food.

I have been learning an awful lot and am preparing some more blogs on each topic as I think they are very interesting and am enjoying the research. I hope to do the first topic next week, till then, have a wonderful time and enjoy yourself.