August 22, 2014


Spoiler alert: adulthood is 96% of you going “well, I hope this is how it works and I’ll keep doing it till someone yells at me”

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August 22, 2014

I’ve just made a quiche for lunch and dinner today. I had a totally overwhelming urge to calculate the calories, I don’t know why, other than I weighed myself this morning and I have lost weight. Anyway it has…. omg so many calories in it.

I’m now panicking about it, despite eating it several times before with no concerns. My head is doing calculations involving exercise and snacks and smaller portions. I don’t want to be doing this, I hate that my imminent return to work is sending me back into disordered thinking and planning, but losing weight intentionally once again feels incredibly important even though I know it’s not, and neither is it safe for me emotionally.

August 21, 2014

Anonymous said: i just read an article that said when weening you shouldn't let the baby touch the spoon, try and hold it etc, and that you should try and teach them to keep their hands in their lap. something about this just cried out wrong to me and i wanted to know your opinion

It’s totally wrong! Weaning should primarily be about exploring tastes, colours, and textures - the nutrition comes second. Even a spoon fed baby should be allowed to “play” with their food, and learn how to hold a spoon themselves. Research shows that the messier a baby is allowed to get at mealtimes, the higher their IQ, and they are less likely to be fussy as a child.

And from the point of view of a parent, as soon as you try and stop a baby from touching something, they become single mindedly determined to touch it!!

August 21, 2014

That skittles advert where everything the man touches turns to skittles really, really bothers me far more than is normal.

Like… how does he get dressed in the morning? Is he able to sit in his chair because it’s his skin that turns everything to skittles? If so, he would have to be naked all of the time. How is he able to have a job? It would be impossible. He couldnt write, type, answer the phone…How does he eat? Well, I mean other than skittles? I’m sure you can’t live on skittles.

August 21, 2014
ED vs recovery thoughts.

I stole the idea for this post from Hannahhopes. (My phone won’t link her for some reason, but follow her, she’s cool)

Anyway, what follows is what happens in my head on at least a weekly basis.

Wake up and wonder what I weigh, think about whether or not I was “good” yesterday, feel either repulsed or excited at the outcome. Remember I only weigh myself weekly now. Sulk for two minutes. Get on with breakfast, laundry, chores etc. See an advert for diet chef, wonder if that would be a legitimate way to spend my savings. Remember that’s a stupid idea, get cross about not being able to have someone else monitor my calorie intake. Decide to make a diet plan and lose X pounds in X days, write it down, get excited, write a shopping list, remember that I need to be able to function for the boy, add a couple hundred calories to the plan. Realise it’s still ludicrous, screw the paper up and decide to work out instead. Fit is good. Put the boy in his carrier and start a walk. Remember after 10 minutes that a two hour hike would be unfair on the boy, go home feeling cross. Decide to do 100 jumping jacks every hour. Laugh at my own stupidity and eat three slices of toast. Consider purging, realise I can’t be bothered with that. Look at a book with the boy, finish chores, make and eat lunch, see friends, forget all about relapse.

August 21, 2014

We did nursery and neither of us cried. But I did eat a donut very quickly in a cafe while waiting to collect him. Mind you, I could have bought a PACKET of donuts and eaten them very quickly so it’s not all bad.

Also, I have made a very, VERY delicious chocolate cake for my friends this afternoon. I would totally quality for the great British bake off with it.

August 20, 2014

Alfie legit just force fed me a chewed up, squished oven chip.

Thanks kid.

August 20, 2014
Chicken update:

They are called un, oo, and ee.

Yes I stole it from in the night garden.

No I don’t know which is which.

Yes you all made much better suggestions, but I just can’t deal with the commitment of giving them real names.

August 20, 2014
An intellectual like his Mother :P

An intellectual like his Mother :P

August 20, 2014

We have a “bargain foods” place in the next town over, It sells packaged food just past its best before date. I just got an entire carrier bag of pastry mix, crisps, soup, pasta, and chocolate for £3.50.

My Mother is horrified and says I have no pride. I say why the hell not buy cheap food that would otherwise be thrown out?

August 19, 2014

In the UK we have a TV channel called Dave.
It’s remit seems to be to play Top gear, Lizard Lick Towing, and QI on a continuous loop.

Dave: “the home of witty banter.”


August 19, 2014

Discover I am down a dress size.



August 19, 2014


A summary of our morning.

* a summery of our day.

I wish I was exaggerating. He hasn’t gone more than ten minutes without sobbing hysterically or whining and following me around the house.

August 18, 2014






Something from the sixpenceee tag 

It’s really cool. You get to start your life over again from scratch and you make your own decisions and see where it takes you.

I found it pretty amusing. 

You can play the game here

legit been playing this for like an hour

going on 2 hours here

That was fun but I got kidnapped.

this is rly good 10/10 plz play

I just lost three hours to this game. I ended up having an affair with my PA, then I divorced my husband and lost all my money in the stock market. But it’s cool because an old woman gave me a small fortune. YOLO. Or not, actually, you can just reset it. Hahaha haha.

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August 18, 2014
Unpopular opinion on why breastfeeding is unsuccessful in our society:

The World Health Organisation recommends that babies should be breastfed to age two and beyond. For the first six months they should receive only breast milk on demand, and between 6 and 12 months their diet should be mainly breast milk alongside a complimentary diet of varied tastes, textures, and colours. We all know this, and yet the rate of Mother’s breastfeeding at 6 months is pitifully low. There seems to be a few reasons for this:
Firstly, current UK maternity rights allow a woman to receive maternity pay for nine months, and then an additional 3 months unpaid. Most woken start leave before baby is born, and few can afford to take three months out with no income. This means that the majority of mothers are returning to work when their baby is between 6 and 9 months of age.

While there are guidelines that make providing breast milk possible for the working mother, they don’t make it easy. To successfully pump enough milk to provide a bottle for your baby you must be relaxed - something that’s difficult in between meetings. And that’s assuming the mother in question is able to express her milk - many simply can’t produce milk for a machine. Let’s not even talk about the babies that refuse to take milk from a bottle or beaker…

Of course, Mum could travel to her baby in her breaks, use her holiday and flexible working patterns to breastfeed her baby during working hours, but this is hardly convenient or simple either. And how much money would that cost in fuel and missed working time? Or what if your job simply doesn’t allow for such flexibility?

So, the easiest option all round is to offer formula during working hours. Often this leads to a dip in milk production, and lessens the baby’s appetite for breast milk when mum is around, which further limits supply. On top of this, baby may become confused over the different flows of breast vs bottle and may either refuse the breast or a bottle. How many mothers have just decided to stop feeding altogether on their return to work to ease these worries? Thousands.

Secondly, while nature has designed us to feed our offspring for at least two years, society has programmed us to feel that this is odd, attention seeking, “for the benefit of the Mother, not the baby”, or downright disgusting. Personally, I have been asked on countless occasions if I’m still feeding my nine month old, and when I say yes, I’m met with a surprised look and the next question is usually “when are you planning on stopping?” When my baby asks for milk in public, well meaning family members have suggested giving water or a snack instead of breast, the implication being that he’s too big to feed, or that he no longer needs my milk. These people simply don’t know that he should be having mainly breast milk until he’s a year old.

Let’s not even start on the formula companies who throw words like “iron” and “healthy” and “complete nutrition” into our living rooms dozens of times a day, telling us that “IF” we decide to “move on” from feeding, then they will give our babies just as good nutrition as our perfectly designed milk does.

Thirdly, while the NHS and the government understand that breastfed babies are healthier and have higher IQ’s than bottle fed babies, they don’t do enough to promote breastfeeding, or to support Mothers. GP’s frequently claim that thrush in the breast doesn’t exsist, my own doctor all but told me to stop feeding my son at 8 months as he felt the pain i was suddenly experiencing was due to his size. This seems to be a common myth, along with “you’ve done so well to feed for one week.” This implies that breastfeeding is difficult, and In my opinion, Is setting us up to stop feeding early. Instead of encouraging the use of formula, the medical professionals would be better off giving new mum’s the time and information they need to feed successfully for as long as they WANT to, as opposed to as long as they feel ABLE to. Most women who stopped feeding in the first 6 weeks will say they HAD to stop due to pain or because they weren’t producing enough milk. The lack of knowledge the general public and new parents have about breastfeeding is frankly shocking.

Perhaps if the government spent as much money promoting breastfeeding as the formula companies spend promoting their products, then many of the issues we currently have would no longer exist.

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