Saturday, 26 September 2009

Lighter Post!

Hi Guys. Thank you for plenty of really great comments yet again. I'm going to write about those issues in another post. But today is a lighter post with no navel gazing!

Tammy of From Fat to Fab has awarded me the Honest Scrap award. I haven't won any awards since I was 11 years old so I have to admit that I'm quite pleased about it! Conditions of the award are that you have to tell people 10 things they didn't already know about you and to chose 10 people to give the award to. While I'm up for the first of these I don't really go with the second part. I think you should give the award to the people you think truly deserve it rather than have to stick to a specific number. Also I think it's a bit silly to give it to someone who's already been awarded one of these. Once is enough!

10 things:
1) I have red hair (dyed these days)
2) I am educated in psychology to postgrad level
3) I had a breakdown late 2000, and another end 2007
4) The only person on TV or in film I fancy is Kevin Whately aka Lewis in Inspector Morse. When I am severely anxious I get under the bedclothes and listen to him reading Morse novels.
5) I have a very large Sindy doll collection
6) I used to be an Ebay addict (explains no.5!)
7) I wanted to be a detective when I was a child until I realised I'd have to join the police - I'm too much of a rebel ever to wear a uniform
8) I wanted to be a fashion designer until eating disorders made it too painful to look at fashion magazines anymore
9) I love gardening but have never owned my own garden
10) I am a scorpio but not the sexy jealous stab you in the back sort. I even lived with 2 other scorpios in a shared house when I was younger and we never had a cross word between us.

Here are the blogs I would like to pass the award on to (all in my blog list):
A Healthy Mind and Healthy Body - Chris is maintaining her weight and is honest about the difficulties involved in doing this. Her blog is well worth a visit if you haven't already. She plans out her food for every day and puts up beautiful photos of her healthy colourful meals. She is honest about the fact that she still sometimes binges and finds herself struggling to stay in control. There are also many beautiful photos of the countryside where she lives and places she has been on her travels recently eg Hampton Court Palace, London and Windsor. Highly recommended!

Vicarious Therapy - Aqua writes about her depression and how it impacts on her life. She is very brave.

The Green Stone Woman - Nora is an amazing writer who usually posts once or twice a day. I find both her honesty and her writing totally inspiring.

Wishing and Discovering - Cheryl writes about the struggles her family have been through dealing with a mentally ill child. You'll also find many beautiful photographs of the area where she lives.

Something Brilliant is Brewing - Leslie writes about her battles with the inner binger and her analyses recently have been getting quite deep!
Losing Waist - This lady is searingly honest about her eating problems, body image issues, relationships, the lot. Again, very brave.
The winners can copy the award above to their own blog. Enjoy!


  1. Thanks for sharing these things! Today was "share 10 day!"

    My daughter used to want to be a soldier until she too realized she'd have to join the military. Then she changed her mind.

    I can see your education shining through in your writing. You are very well written and your posts are always thought provoking.

    I hadn't heard of some of those blogs you mentioned. Thanks for introducing me to some new ones!

  2. looking forward to peeking in on some of those posts - thanks for the snapshot of your life, interesting... I completely agree with #8 - although gaining weight has made me far less fashionable (or is it the spitup on my shoulder?) either way from one red head to another - nice to meet you :)

  3. Thanks! I haven't won an award for ages either!
    And thanks for telling me about some sites I haven't yet visited too!

  4. Thank you very much for the award. It's been awhile since I received one and I'm very pleased with it. I can now see, though, why your posts are always so well written and informative. You are practically a psychologist yourself!

  5. Hi FOTB,

    Thank you so much for the award! Like others, I haven't gotten an award in a totally long time (ever?). And congratulations to you, Friend. I agree with the person who wrote that your writing evidences your educational background. You write well and with great insight. You've definitely helped me! And congratulations on getting your own award.

    Enjoyed learning more about you in you 10 things list. The only uniform I've ever worn or would wear is a nurse's uniform - thank goodness we don't have to wear them any longer! Take care,

  6. Hi Friend! You are totally deserving of the award....and the psychology background doesn't surprise me one bit! It shows! Loved your list. Hope you're having a fabulous weekend. :)

  7. Leslie gave me the honest scrap award after you gave it to her. She is great I love her blog and now I love yours. It is a great read. Thanks,

  8. Congrats on your award! :) It was GREAT reading more about you!

  9. Hi friend,
    Loved your list and learning more about you!! congrats on your award and very deserving!!!
    I too always wanted to be a detective...but the cop thing got me too...why cant you just skip all that and start investigating!!! lol
    hope your weekend was good!!

  10. I love that part of the award, too. It's nice to learn more about the people whose posts I read everyday.

  11. I really enjoyed getting a better insight into my bear friend!

    Thank you for your honesty!!! And thank you for all of your support,
    My best always

  12. I think it's great that you share from such a deep level. I know I appreciate your thoughtful comments. I can relate with the whole meltdown thing... I too pushed way too hard until I couldn't push at all.

    As for e-bay... I think watching those people flip out on the shopping channels is way more fun. I have never bought anything from e-bay... I actually wrote to a guy that had a car bank I wanted on e-bay and he took it off for my lack of e-bay skills... then I just sent him a money order.

    Best wishes from Foolsfitness!-Alan


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