Author Archives: sludgebelly

When medical opinions collide

Ten months and a five month waiting list ago I managed to finally meet the NHS dietician. She said: Have you tried losing weight before? Yes I replied, thinking of the drawer full of clothes that had become too small … Continue reading

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Hair today…..

Any pet owner will understand the frustration of dealing with the sheer volume of hair a pet sheds. My husband feels the same. All around the house are little twists of long, dark hair. They are mine. While I am … Continue reading

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The diet battle ground is in your head.

Recently, my husband got me thinking about my motives for weight loss and led to my trying to figure out what I want. This last fortnight was beset with a workload requiring two, ten day weeks (thank god for freelancers), … Continue reading

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Expectation Management Begins At Home

This week London had the Tube strikes. My husband was a strike newbie. Being a veteran of many enforced route marches across London caused by strikes, I expected bloody carnage and fisticuffs galore. Knowing my much adored husband as I … Continue reading

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Week 4

No weight loss this week. At an average of 1600 calories per day, with brisk walks (not enough, TBH), you might think something would have shifted. Apparently not. Yet two weeks maintaining is better than a gain, right? It’s demoralising. … Continue reading

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Weight loss does NOT cure PCOS

Originally posted on Stretchmarklandia:
Weight loss won’t make my cat’s eyes stop glowing, either. I really believe that if doctors stopped believing that weight loss cured PCOS, we’d have better treatment options. I was inspired to write this post by…

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Falsus Corpus: Thoughts About Women’s Stupid Bodies

Originally posted on You Monsters Are People.:
In prehistoric times the thing that made a woman the most desirable to the rest of her pack was having both arms. Things like sharp teeth and having no diseases were just perks…

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Is it three weeks already?

Week 3 Starting weight: 257lbs (it has been worse) Current weight: 251lbs Loss : maintain Loss to date: 6lbs Exercise: yes. Learns: housework burns a lot of calories. With an average daily intake of 1470 calories, walking early in the … Continue reading

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Grieving for that which is lost.

Sunday was a great day: some dear friends who had been struggling to have a baby for many years were delivered of a healthy baby boy. We are thrilled for them and so pleased they have succeeded. Sunday was a … Continue reading

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Confession Time – Week 2

Week 2 Starting weight: 257lbs (it has been worse) Current weight: 251lbs Loss : 4lbs!!!! Loss to date: 6lbs Exercise: unbelievably old school levels of bad. Learns: exercise less, eat more, it would seem! The truth is I was sitting … Continue reading

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