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Adoption

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Something has been bugging .... no not bugging, that is too nice a word, something has been down right peeing me off for about a week and a half and I am finally ready to talk about it.

There are thousands of children in the UK who are waiting to be adopted, I see lots of adverts looking for people who are interested in adopting. There is even a week in October dedicated to making people aware of children in the adoption system. You see posts about how it doesn't matter if you are a single person, a couple, gay or straight and there was even a push to find adoptive parents from different ethnic backgrounds.





When Paul and I started to look into adoption, I had heard stories from other larger women who told me that they had been turned down for adoption because of their size. I was so shocked because I had never heard of this, I honestly thought ''no it can't be true it had to have been because of something else''. So a couple weeks ago when we contacted a couple…

Weightloss questions

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Weight loss is a very hard thing to do, you have to plan and put time into helping yourself get to a place you want to be. It can be so hard for people if you have no idea where to start. So I am working with a few bloggers on a Weight loss question post, we have come up with question to answer to give you that little boost you need to start off your journey.

1. What is the reason for your weight loss?
As I have said in my previous blog, the reason I want to lose weight is because I want to begin IVF treatment, if you want to know more about my journey take a look at my blog post here.

2. What pitfalls have you come across that have made your weight loss journey unsuccessful?
My name is Charlotte and I have no self control!!! I am terrible when it comes to controlling myself, I will start off really good and see the weight coming off, but if I have a bad day or I am too tired to cook, I will just opt for a take away or chocolate. I need to learn to plan more for meals and have it all pl…

My Baby Journey

My baby journey, as many of you know, has not been an easy one. After 3 years of trying, there is sadly still no sign of a bump. So I have decided to take a leap of medical faith and listen to the doctor. I have joined Weight Watchers and am going to lose some weight.

Not gonna lie I have been so scared to write this, because I worry that I will get backlash from some people in the plus size community. I know that I might not, but my anxiety tells me that people will think I am turning my back on the fat life and giving it up. The truth is that yes there are plenty of women out there who are fat and can have children, but the other truth is I am not one of those women. So in order for me to have my family I need to lose some weight and see if it gives us that chance of having a baby.

I have always said that if you want to lose weight then do it, be who ever you want to be, but I also said if you do want to lose weight, do it for the right reasons, not because you think it will make yo…

2019

I have always thought that ''New Year New Me'' is a bit s**t, I don't think you should need to wait for the 1st January to make any changes. 
 That being said, I am making a bit of a change to my life this year. As many of you know, Paul and I have been trying for a baby for a very long time (3 years in May to be precises). I have had appointments with doctors and they have said that the only way for us to get any kind of IVF treatment or medical help with getting pregnant is for me to loose some weight. To be exact 6 stone!
On 5th December I weighed myself and I was 16 stone, since then I have lost 9 lbs, although the last time I weighed myself was boxing day and I have eaten so many goodies since then so I may have gained this week but that is ok. I want everyone to understand I am still very body positive and very happy right now with how my body looks. I also have one thought that follows me everyday and that is that I want a baby. 
I know people will say but p…

My Body and The Doctor

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I have wanted to wait to write this because I didn't want it to come across as a rant. I wanted to look into it properly and  make sense of things in my own head before I put it all down online and have people come back at me in a negative way, although to be honest I feel that will happen anyway.

Myself and Paul have been trying for a baby for a while (3 years in fact), a few month ago I went to the doctors and was refereed to the hospital to have tests done. Before I go on I want to say that I understand that the NHS is very overstretched, doctors are overworked and I get that but I did not feel the doctor I saw was polite, and she just saw me as a walking piece of fat.

I was looked at like it was my own fault that I wasn't able to have a baby. Yes I love cake and chocolate and cheese and food in general, but why should I be looked at like a piece of filth because of my choice of life. I am a good person, I am a friendly person, I am so much more then the fat on my body, I w…

Curve Fashion Festival

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There are 3 F words I love, they are Food (obviously), Fashion and Fun, if you then add Make up into the mix, well that is just my perfect place. Thank fully I don't have to wait to long to go to this little piece of heaven, which is also called Curve Fashion Festival.

Curve this year is being held at St George's Place in Liverpool on the 17th November. One of my favourite things about CFF (Curve Fashion Festival) is that ever year it just gets bigger and bigger. This is such an amazing and powerful thing. It shows that there is a need for events like this and also shows that there are now so many more brands out there who are catering for us fat people.

Just like previous years there will be a fashion hall for all of us looking to update our wardrobe or those of us who just want to check out what is new with brands such as Topsy Curvy, Marks and Spencer's and Debenhams.

Debenhams are part of the sponsorship team for Curve this year. When I think of them I instantly think …

Preparing your Lips For Winter

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Luscious, juicy, full and plump. These are all words we use to describe our lovely lips! Sadly for me, most of the time the words I use are cracked, dry and peeling and trust me these are words you never want use for anything let alone your lips. I have had so many problems with my lips from peeling when I wear matte lipsticks, to being soar and cracking in the winter. 
I can't be the only person in the world that has so many problems with my lips, so I thought I would try a few different brands of lip care products and see which I find is the better one for me, then give all you gorgeous people my advice. 
First up I tried Carmex Classic. I had heard of Carmex before but I had never tried it. I spoke to one of my friend's Linzi and she said it was the best. I popped into one shop, Ill let it remain nameless, (but lets say its a very big toiletries place that has the same name as a piece of footwear) and it was £2.69. I went in to Primark and found it for the bargain £1, so ther…