My 0lb Pregnancy

A large number of pregnant women will be concerned about gaining (and not losing) the weight common in pregnancy. The media floods us with images and criticisms of famous women pregnant and “fat/larger than life/ballooning” and shames those that don’t return immediately to their original size 0 model sizes. This means there are often articles…

Puppy Power: How My Dog Is Probably Saving My Life

If you Google the possibility of having a puppy whilst being pregnant you will see hundreds (if not more) of articles suggesting that you would be irresponsible, stupid and downright crazy to even let the thought stick around for longer than it took to type “puppy”. To add, there will be a number of people,…

Our First Five Days of Puppy

At the weekend Bear and I travelled all the way into beautiful Carmarthen countryside to visit a litter of Bernese Mountain Dog puppies. We had researched so many breeds, researched training plans, pros and cons of the breed, things to watch out for in old age, and important things to know about the parents of…

Losing Weight: Finally Some Progress!

I am pretty happy to be able to say that I have lost 7lbs in 2 weeks! This may not seem like much to most people but that is the most amount of weight I have lost in years. This means that if I keep on the same track of diet & exercise I should…

Body Anxiety & Obesity (NSFW)

I have already mentioned that I’m on a rather extreme diet. I was so sure it was due to worries over my health more than anything but after reading “Uncomfortable in our skin: the body-image report” featured in the Guardian yesterday, I’m not so sure. Maybe I’ve been in denial, and if there’s another unhealthy…

My Dark Days: After

This is the third of this series about my time with depression. It was inspired by the Piece of Mind Exhibition which is trying to raise awareness of mental health and well-being. It will take place on the 24th in St Andrews‘ Victory Memorial Hall. For the other two parts of my story click on…

My Dark Days: During

For those who don’t know, this is the second of a three post series describing what it was for me before, during, and after depression. You can find the first part, My Dark Days: Before, here. You will also see through this the progress of my artwork which is being exhibited in the Piece Of Mind…