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Maria Kang: inspiration or irritation?

Maria Kang: inspiration or irritation?

The lady in the picture above is called Maria Kang and she became the object of intense media scrutiny, both good and bad, roughly this time last year. She posted the following picture on her Facebook page and it didn’t take it long for it to go viral. Nor did it take long for the backlash to begin and for the gloves to come off. A whole lot of people were royally pissed off with Maria and took her “What’s your excuse?” message as though it was aimed at them personally: “obnoxious”, “arrogant”, “a fat shaming bully” were just some of the names thrown her way. Share the...
My ovaries are bigger than yours

My ovaries are bigger than yours

A strange title for a blog, perhaps, but chances are that my ovaries are indeed bigger than yours. Bigger isn’t always better, however, and in this case my enlarged estrogen and progesterone secreting organs are a sign that all is not entirely as it should be in Reproductive Land. Share the...
Noom: A new FITNESS app that could be for YOU!

Noom: A new FITNESS app that could be for YOU!

Thursday morning saw the GW taking a cheeky little trip into London Town. There I am on the tube making my way to Baker Street for a connection to Oxford Circus. There’s nothing like a gratuitous tube selfie with big red lips! What took me into the nation’s capital was an invitation from my friend Sarah Moriarty to attend the UK launch of Noom’s body confidence campaign and habit-changing challenge. Chances are you’ve never heard of Noom so allow me to enlighten and inform. Share the...
Suck it up, spread ’em, get it done!

Suck it up, spread ’em, get it done!

The vast majority of women hate it to the extent that 1 in 5 of us ignore the dreaded letter that arrives like clockwork once every three years (or once every 5 years if you’re over 50). You start to forget about the letter which is now at the bottom of a very large pile of other correspondence you’re choosing to overlook until, lo and behold, you receive a reminder. Then another and another after that. It seems the NHS would like you to take their invitation to participate in a potentially life-saving procedure seriously. Share the...
Clean 9 Cleanse is complete!!

Clean 9 Cleanse is complete!!

I didn’t think I would, Craigy Boy didn’t think I would, anyone who knows me and my love for all things sweet probably didn’t think I would… BUT I DID!  I, The Ginger “sweet toothed” Warrior saw the Clean 9 Cleanse through to its conclusion (there might have been one minor slipage, more on that in the video) and really ought to give myself a hearty slap on the back. There. Just did it. Bit awkward twisting my arm at that angle, but I did it.This blog post is going to be short and sweet (Oooh! There’s that word again! ) since everything you need to know you will find in my final video diary. Share the...
Clean 9 cleanse: Days 4, 5 & 6

Clean 9 cleanse: Days 4, 5 & 6

OVER HALF-WAY THERE!! Not that I’m relieved or anything. I want to drink aloe vera gel at every meal for the rest of my life! Yes, you do detect notes of thick sarcasm, almost as thick as the gel itself.  😉 Since we last touched base several things have happened: 1) Despite what I just said I’m actually at peace with the aloe. It’s a necessary evil and tastes slightly less vile the more I ingest. 2) I found a way to make the pancake-mix-like milkshakes taste deeeeelicious! But you’ll have to watch my video below to find out what I did. 3) On Saturday, Day 6, I weighed and measured myself and the results are in!  But before we get to that part, which I know is the part you all want to get to, let me remind you of the menu for days 4, 5 & 6. Here it is Share the...