Losing weight is weird when you’ve spent most of your life fat…

I was probably around 12 years old when I realised that I wasn’t built like the rest of the girls my age. Whilst other girls bloomed into teenage-hood, I just bloomed. Along with my ever-increasing waist-line, my early teenage years (and subsequent young adult years) were fraught with low self-esteem, being bullied and generally hating … Continue reading Losing weight is weird when you’ve spent most of your life fat…

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10 Things I’ve Learned in the Past 10 Years…

Ten years ago, I was a 16-year-old bundle of low self-esteem, low self-confidence and absolutely zero self-love. Sometimes I feel so far removed from 16-year-old Fran, that she feels like a perfect stranger to me. From 16 to 26 years old, my life has changed beyond belief. This post, more than anything, is an aid … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned in the Past 10 Years…

How to fall in love with yourself this Valentine’s Day…

Whether you're single or not, it's impossible to ignore the imminent arrival of Valentine's Day. Slowly but surely the shelves become full of all manner of heart-shaped goodies, fluffy teddy bears and rose petals. Whilst we feel the pressure to couple up on this rose-tinted day, there's something that deserves more attention than your significant other - you. … Continue reading How to fall in love with yourself this Valentine’s Day…