Friday, December 29, 2017


So far this Christmas I’ve asked several people what they’ve had for Christmas but no-one has bothered to return the enquiry ! I’ve done my usual tidying and sorting today which I’ve enjoyed as much as usual. Feeling ambivalent about the new year - life is suddenly seeming to be slipping away from me very fast. Need to be positive!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Saturday, January 02, 2016

No shopping month

Once again I am aiming for a month without shopping except for food and household essentials. Not looking forward to it I must say!

New Year Resolutions

I know I need to make some changes this year! So.... 1. Drink more water. My water app has shown me I just don't drink enough liquids! 2. Stick to the LCHF diet challenge for 100 days - ends April 15th. 3. Waste less food - very important. 4. Either establish a regular gym schedule or cancel my membership - by end of March. 5. Put my health first.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Since my recent diagnosis and my conversion to healthier eating, I have become slightly obsessed with how much rubbish food dominates our lives! Go into a supermarket and you're faced with racks of special offers - bags of cheap donuts, cookies, sweets, chocolate, crisps. And when I went to the Locality conference in Liverpool this week, I was greeted with plates and plates of huge cookies along with the teas and coffees and later on they served a choice of bacon or sausages in soft white rolls! Nothing at all I could eat, and it was only on my way home when I managed to dive into M&S Food at the station and grab a banana and some carrot sticks with houmus. Would it hurt to serve some fruit along with the cookies or even some wholemeal toast?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I am so fed up with people posting photos of their food on Facebook or instagram. I don't care if you're doing whole30 or slimming world or just some made up diet of your own. Food pics unless done by a professional just generally look disgusting and anyway who cares??? I just saw a post on a Facebook friends status that looked like it had been thrown up by a dog! Great way to start your day.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Well, I did it, one month without shopping apart from a couple of support things for my sports injuries. It has been an interesting experience. I am glad I was able to do it. I think it has taught me a lot of my shopping is impulse driven. If I can't buy it at once the urge goes away surprisingly fast. I think shopping is addictive behaviour for me in that I like the buzz of buying stuff more than I value the stuff itself. In the same time period I have given up sugar and processed foods, had hypnotherapy for anxiety and taken up yoga. It has been an interesting and rewarding few weeks.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I really, really want to buy a scarf! I have been looking at Alexander McQueen style scarves on eBay and REALLY want one! It would be so easy to just " buy it now" ....this is the first time I have been seriously tempted! Be strong Julie ....