I Quit Sugar, Days 24-38: Crochet, Cramps and Cracking

I Quit Sugar, Days 24-38: Crochet, Cramps and Cracking

Apologies for the lack of updates. I’ve been busy with Christmas present prep.

I don’t earn a huge amount of money, so I thought that for Christmas this year I would make many of my gifts. And so I’ve spent most of my free time learning/practicing crochet.

And it’s pretty fun, I have to say. Maybe in a later post I’ll put up pictures of things I have created.

So that took up my head space for most of Week 5. This week is Week 6, and I’ve spent most of it so far in bed. To explain, I woke up on Monday with sharp stomach pains. They carried on throughout the morning, coming in waves of varying intensity, and I decided to visit the doctor. The doc says it’s probably something muscular and to keep up a course of paracetamol and ibuprofen, and I’ve spent yesterday (Day 37) and today either in the bed or bath, trying to arrange my body into the least painful position I can manage. It hasn’t been fun, at all.

And today I cracked. I bought a Crunch bar, and have eaten the whole thing. And I feel… the same, I guess. I don’t really want to eat any more chocolate, which is probably a good sign. I don’t feel particularly bad about it either.┬áIt’s kind of nice to know that I am still able to give myself a break when I’m feeling unwell.

That’s all I got for now.

I have a domain now! And also, a video!

Greetings, Fatshion Hustlings readers!

It’s been a seriously long while, and I do apologise for that. However I can hopefully assure you all that there will be more blogging (and certainly more STRUCTURED blogging) soon, because a) I now have a beautiful domain name! And this blog can henceforth be accessed at http://www.fatshionhustlings.com, and b) Within the next few weeks, I will be starting my Marketing dissertation, which is to be on marketing in the plus-size fashion industry. Since this will hopefully ultimately be a size-ist, femininst, and other assorted -ist-y blog, what I discover in my research should be of interest.

Alternatively this blog might go viral if I start angrily reviewing the next 50-Shades-esque book to hit the market, in which case it will become more about that. But either way, more blogging will happen. Soon. And I might even change the design of this thing *looks around. is unimpressed*

Anyway, to the more exciting part! I was in a short video as part of body image awareness week last week at my university. The Women’s Officer was on the prowl for people who have experience with eating disorders, and since the camera absolutely loves me I immediately put my hand up. Even if camera-whoring hadn’t been an option, I would probably have been keen to do this, because I represent a type of eating-disorder-sufferer that is not often seen, I think. There were some other very interesting participants, I have to say. It’s well worth watching, but since eating disorders are talked about, I officially issue a trigger warning.