Author Archives: heidi

Why I’ll never be a bikini model…

After 20 years of putting up with incredibly itchy patches on my left buttock and, in the last 18 months, my elbows too, I’ve discovered this week what it is all about. Coeliac disease. Really? Shouldn’t I be suffering with diarrhoea, … Continue reading

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100 days in…how is it going for you?

Today marks 100 days into 2013. What have you done with it? Or did it pass you by in a blur of days like they always do? If your New Years Resolution seems a long way off and the thought … Continue reading

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The processed meat debate.

You may have heard the news about processed meat being linked to premature death today? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21682779 With this is the news I think people always do a quick mental check of their own eating habits to see whether they fit … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Watercress

I love watercress. The proper buy-in-a-bunch sort of watercress you can get from the market, not that frilly edged leaves all washed and pretty from the supermarkets. So yesterday I managed to chuck a whole bunch of watercress into an … Continue reading

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National Chip Week ( 18-24 February 2013)

Oh yeah! It’s chip week!! One thing we Brits can do well is a chip. The problem is we have to endure them fried in vegetable oils that have been heated and cooled over and over and over again and … Continue reading

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Are you still using margarine?

This month, February, is Heart Health month. An awareness campaign to get people to make lifestyle changes to lower their risk of heart disease. I am all in favour of this, we need to make sure people aren’t ill unneccessarily … Continue reading

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100 days to May.

Today is February 7th and it’s 100 days until my birthday. Yes I did count them, but it’s a nice manageable number of days for a challenge. I proved that already with my 100 Days of Fitness last year so … Continue reading

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Adding a new skill…

You’ve probably gathered by now that I like learning. In fact I get a bit twitchy when I haven’t done a course for a while, so I feel really delighted that I bit the bullet last October at the National … Continue reading

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100 Day Challenge: Grain free for 27 days…

Two weeks on from my last post and I am still on my grain free journey. It’s a lot easier than my 100 day burpee challenge that’s for sure! In terms of any changes to my health I have noticed … Continue reading

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100 Day Challenge: Grain free and 13 days down…

You’ve probably gathered by now that I like to do ‘stuff’ that stimulates or challenges or focuses my mind. The burpees seem a long time ago already and I am now fully ensconced in a grain free existence. Why? well thank, you … Continue reading

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