My Chocolate Principles

My Chocolate Principles

 Chocolate is a great example of the shift I had to make in my mind, to lose weight and keep it off. I had to shift my mindset from one of diet or binge, to choosing to take care of my body and give it the nutrients it really needs, most of the time. Ask my family and...
I wasn’t always slim!

I wasn’t always slim!

 I am hoping that the photo above will dispel two common misconceptions that I find people have about me (I’m the one dressed as Glinda the good witch)!Firstly, I haven’t always been slim. My weight has changed a lot over the years; I have been a size 18...
Self-Care Tips

Self-Care Tips

I have found self-care to be absolutely crucial to my weight loss and overall health. It was only once I changed my mindset from trying to punish my body into submission, to trying to take the best care of myself, that my health and weight really changed for the...
Mini Habits

Mini Habits

  Mini habits are one of the most transformational methods I have come across to form new healthy habits. I can’t take the credit for inventing the idea, that was Stephen Guise in his book Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results. I have used his method...
Sleep

Sleep

Sleep is something many of us have trouble with. Like being the perfect weight, it can be something that we aspire to and sometimes we are a bit unrealistic about what is normal. However, it does make our lives much more enjoyable if we can get enough and there is a...
Diabetes Conference

Diabetes Conference

 Diabetes ConferenceI sometimes wonder if I am in a different universe to other people. The photo above is a from a diabetes conference that my partner (also a nurse) attended last week. It was a really good conference apparently with interesting discussions including...