Loving Me

Loving Me is a twelve part series talking candidly about self confidence, body image and weight loss. 

If you have ever struggled with any of those things, read this series to see that you are not alone.

Loving Me: Part 12 – Self Belief

I’m not yet in a place where I can say I have self-confidence.  But I am beginning to believe that I can get there.  Self belief can get you far.       I hate the term ‘will power.’  It implies this kind of super human strength if you have great ‘will power.’  It also implies you […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 11 – The Toddler Workout

I used to spend all day sat at my desk in an office.  Now I spend all day running round after the kids.  In theory I should be a size 10, and here’s why…      The School Run: I mean that quite literally.  Going to pick the big one up from school with the […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 10 – Beef Madras Recipe

A fantastic beef madras recipe for you this week.  One that is so delicious it feels like you are being naughty by eating it.  Warning though, this one is not for the feint hearted.  It is hot!             Loving Me is a weekly weight loss series following the LighterLife Fast […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 9 – First Time At ‘Fat Club’ Thoughts

A bit of light humour this week.  Most diets involve going to some kind of group meeting, aka ‘Fat Club.’  The first time you attend can be pretty daunting.  These are some of the thoughts of a Fat Club first timer.     Sat in the car, composing myself and getting the nerve to go in… […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 8 – Top Dieting Tips

So after being very soppy last week, this week I’m going practical with some top dieting tips to help you stay on track and focused.     1 Have a treat but don’t cheat Cheat days are so hard to come back from and do so much damage to your weight loss and mentally too. […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 7 – Together Alone

When I started this series seven weeks ago I was terrified of hitting the publish button.  I was worried people would laugh, or roll their eyes and tell me to get over it.  I felt like I was exposing my innermost thoughts, baring my soul for people to see, and letting people in for the […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 6 – I Hate Clothes Shopping

I hate clothes shopping.  There are lots of people out there who hate clothes shopping, and they are perfectly comfortable with that.  The problem is, I don’t want to hate clothes shopping.  I want to love it.     I have experienced what clothes shopping feels like when you are happy with the way your […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 5 – Beef & Macaroni Bake Recipe

This week on Loving Me I thought I would change things up a bit.  There’s been some very raw and emotional posts, there’s been a bit of light relief, and this week I am going practical with a healthy recipe that the whole family will enjoy. I love Italian food.  You cannot go wrong with […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 4 – Being Invisible

I never really noticed that I was invisible before.  But then I lost lots of weight and realised that I had been.  But the weight loss made me visible.  Now I have put weight back on I feel invisible again.     Now I am not saying that the invisibility is related to size.  It’s […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 3 – The Sods Laws of Dieting

The last two weeks of Loving Me has been tough to write and scary to publish.  So I thought I would lighten things up a bit this week with a look at the things that always happen when you are on a diet; The sods laws of dieting.     The start of your diet coincides […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 2 – Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones my break my bones but names will never hurt me. Only they do hurt me.  And they wound me far more than sticks and stones ever could. Because long after the marks from the sticks and stones have healed, the scars from the words you said will always be there. I think […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 1 – A Confession

This is the hardest post I have ever had to write.  It’s very personal.  Things I don’t normally talk to anyone about.  I’ve been staring at a blank screen for ages trying to make the thoughts whirling around my head make some kind of sentence. I like to think my blog is an honest account […] Read more…