Light in the Darkness by Liz Carter part 1


Continuing the theme of Light and Dark, I am delighted to welcome Liz Carter to the blog. She will be sharing today and tomorrow, and we'll hear about her new book, Treasure in Dark Places: Stories and poems of hope in the hurting. So, over to Liz... With the clocks going back and the winter …

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Stepping back into the light


I've been thinking about this post for a couple of weeks now. Not sure what to say or how to say it. Searching for the words to describe the last year or more honestly, without sounding like I'm grasping at the sympathy vote. Before COVID was a familiar talking point, before lockdowns were a thing, …

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Looking after the bricks and mortar


Helloooo! Am back after another blogging break. I have a good excuse though. I was nursing injured ribs. I almost called this post 'Falling Slowly.' I can remember every moment of the fall and the landing. I tripped over a few millimetres of crooked paving stone and landed with an extremely painful THUD! So I …

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Q is for Questions


When I was writing the first draft of my book, I asked 'social media' for questions. Mainly to help me think of elements of weight loss that I hadn't thought of. I got more than I bargained for, and I believe they've really added to the book. Here is just a small sample of the …

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O is for that ‘orrible word


The word obesity is one of the most upsetting words for me to hear, say or write. When I started my weight loss journey, I was off the standard BMI charts. Having lost 5 stone, I'm still well within the morbidly obese category. I will have to lose another 6 stone! to just be obese, …

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(catching up) M is for Mammy


I'm running late this week, so will be playing catch up this evening. M is for Mammy, as in my mother. Mammy regularly tried to encourage me to lose weight. I know she was very worried about my health. When I was in the zone and trying hard, she did everything to help me. She …

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L is for Low Carb Buddy


 Short post today as I'm away with family this weekend, but I wanted to give a shout out to Sam at Low Carb Buddy (LCB). Sam is based in Bristol, UK and runs a Facebook page, an interactive group, a Pinterest page (with some fabulous recipes), and for a small fee, runs weekly interactive group …

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K is for Kind


Following on from my thoughts in the 'I is for If' post, I wanted to share another way my thinking has changed over the last few years. These days, I am kind to myself. In the book I'm writing about this journey, I talk about how I used to hate myself. I could not bear the …

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J is for Jumping Around


Greetings all. I'm away at the mo, so catching up on my posts using the app on my tablet. Apologies if the post looks a bit wonky. I'm using this #AtoZ  to share about being a 'Clumsy Carb Cutter' for the last 3 years. As well as changing my eating habits in that time, I've …

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