A new philosophy.

As i’ve alluded to before, at the moment i’m really digging into the whole story of my struggle with my weight, and examining it from angles that I might not necessarily have considered before.  I’m starting to realise that weight issues are as much metaphysical as they are physical…that is, that there is a very strong mind/body connection that influences our ability to maintain a healthy weight.

Back in 2006 I journalled about something that has played on my mind from time to time since then…I wrote a very sad and self-critical piece about how I was SURE that all my unhappy, negative thoughts were ‘laying themselves down one ontop of the other’ on my thighs, my hips, my backside…all over really.  And that unless I resolved that negativity, toward myself and others, I was never going to be able to get rid of the unsightly results of that.

At the time, I was stuck at the peak of a vortex of self-hate, but beginning to see some glimmers of light.  This idea, though it arose from a place of self-loathing, is one of those glimmers…for a long time, even before that point, I was CONVINCED that there was one single thing I would discover that would literally unlock the door holding me back from solving my life-long struggles with weight and self-image.

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Garlic Day!

It was garlic harvesting day today!


This is my first time growing garlic.  It was mostly successful – the birds kept rooting out my cloves early on, and some failed to shoot – but what i’ve ended up with looks (and smells) amazing.

Now that i’ve got the planting cycle straight in my head (pretty easy really…plant on the shortest day of the year, harvest on the longest) i’ll definitely be dedicating more space and effort to it next year.  There’s nothing like having your own fresh garlic to cook with, after all!

Next step is to clean it and hang it to dry…still not sure how long that needs to take, but that’s what Google is for, right? 🙂


My two favourite breakfasts at the moment:

Egg & Dukkha

Toast with labne, avocado, poached egg & pistachio dukkha, drizzled with a bit of lemon juice & olive oil.

Tomato & Salmon

Toast with labne (loving my labne lately!), fresh tomato, smoked salmon (lox), with a bit of lemon juice & cracked black pepper.


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