Thoughts on Self Care

As I look at the food wrappers and Dr Pepper cans littered around me, running my tongue over my slightly furry teeth and trying to remember the last time I got myself a drink, I come to a stark realisation…

Introducing ‘Free To Be Okay With Me’

Have you ever thought about what it would feel like to be okay with your body? Up until less than a year ago, this was a completely alien concept to me. I thought that my body was made for nothing…

My Binge Eating Recovery: An Update

The further I get along this road, the more I realise that there is no destination. Everything is a journey. Even when you think you’ve gotten somewhere, to your goal…there’s always somewhere else to aim for. Or a long way…

‘Fat People Too’ – Spoken Word Poetry Video

Here it is folks, my first spoken word video – ‘Fat People Too’ is a poem expressing my feelings about being plus size, life on the bigger side and lack of representation of overweight people when it comes to eating…

How Effective is Calorie Counting For Recovering Binge Eaters?

I’ve been through a lot of phases with calorie counting. There’s been odd times of a few months since I was around 18 where I’ve stuck to it religiously, using apps like My Fitness Pal to track my food and…

My Advice On How To Beat Binge Eating

Since I started sharing the amount of days I was binge free on my Twitter and Instagram, I’ve had lots of extremely kind and lovely comments from people sharing support, as well as messages from others who also experience binge…

Depression: My Rock Bottom

I’ve been here before – but never quite this bad. The bathroom is getting cloudier with the steam from the shower. My skin is wet and my long hair is clean but dripping, and my fingertips start to wrinkle with…

Not Going Out: How My Mental Health Affects My Social Life

The Facebook invite came through before Christmas. It was from a good friend, a former work colleague who was planning a get together for us and some of her other pals to catch up and connect. I deliberated, as I…

I Am More Than Food: My New Mantra

I am more than food. I am more than what’s left on my plate, or the wrappers hidden in my drawer, or the overwhelming urge to eat that consumes me at every turn. I am more than my calorie intake,…

A Love Letter To My Body

I know you may be surprised at the title of this letter, as I’ve treated you with such great unkindness for so long. I’ve felt separate to you for such a long time, like you’re letting me down, like you’re…

Managing Binge Eating Disorder: My Triggers and How I’m Trying to …

I’ve used the word ‘managing’ in the title of this blog, rather than my initial idea of ‘recovering from’, for a reason. What I’m learning about mental health and eating disorders is that they never really leave you; there’s no…