I asked yesterday - 'How do you react to bad news?' (Of more anon).
And eat and eat.
Mostly cake, and ice cream. Chocolate, not so much.
I have put on more than half a stone in about eight weeks. Not a lot, some will say, but when you are five feet tall, it shows! And when you are going to a family wedding in just nine days time it is time to take control. I have a lovely pair of trousers I want to wear. I can get into them, but I can't sit down in them. (Vanity, thy name is Freda!)
So here goes.
I started yesterday with step one - eating the right things - a little protein, lots of fruit and veg, lots of water.
It made me think about being kind to myself. 'Be good to yourself' is a bit of a modern mantra and has also become a bit of a cliché - have a bubble bath, get your nails done, treat yourself to some chocolate....but being truly good to yourself is different and takes more thought..
So I am asking myself 'If I was being really and truly kind to myself what would I do here?' And I am pausing for a moment till the answer gently comes: 'Eat something truly nourishing, slowly and mindfully, and enjoy.'