The Balance Blog – Web – Weight Loss – The Dark Mistress of Denial

A reflection on virtual versus embodied life, and the process of finding sunshine, fitness, weight-loss, stress relief and general grip-getting for screen addicts.

Weight-loss Blogs and the Heroic Journey of the Blogger

Weight-loss Blogs and the Heroic Journey of the Blogger
On February 6th, 2011

The Dark Mistress took a short holiday from Blogging and spent her time … well … reading other Blogs. Once you get over all the crap gobbledygook product blogs served on pages one and two of Google’s Blog Search there … Continue reading » »


Weight-loss and the love of alcohol…

Weight-loss and the love of alcohol…
On January 11th, 2011

The Dark Mistress has been alcohol-free for about 6 weeks. I am noticing it less than I thought I would – given that my entire social life occurs in pubs and restaurants. The thing is… I will return to alcohol, … Continue reading » »


Holy crap – Maybe the New Year weight-loss brief was a little too limiting…

Holy crap – Maybe the New Year weight-loss brief was a little too limiting…
On January 3rd, 2011

The Dark Mistress is surfacing from a successful weight-loss routine of daily yoga, fasting, detox and health education at the Dharma Healing Centre on Ko Samui. Weight-loss fasting leaves you a lot of time on your hands – once the … Continue reading » »


Raw or cooked for energy and weight-loss?

Raw or cooked for energy and weight-loss?
On December 31st, 2010

The recent screening by SBS of “Did Cooking Make Us Human?” during my week of post-fast raw food has given cause for consideration of cooking, and meat. Coming off a fast, raw food is recommended. Eat raw, very little, one … Continue reading » »


Weight-loss: Struggling to control your food intake? What would a food addict do?

Weight-loss: Struggling to control your food intake?  What would a food addict do?
On December 30th, 2010

Do we really need to eat so much food? Who says? For most of us, eating is about the relentless search for satisfaction – nutrition happens to be a convenient side-effect. Desire for food is more fundamental than desire for … Continue reading » »


Is Weight-loss tea back to haunt us?

Is Weight-loss tea back to haunt us?
On December 30th, 2010

Did you see the Today Tonight report on alternative medicines last night? Very exciting, albeit rather badly reported, stuff! This is all especially confusing for consumers when it comes in the same year that many medical schools started adding a … Continue reading » »


Is weight-loss just about denial?

Is weight-loss just about denial?
On December 29th, 2010

True to her name the dark mistress of denial has started fasting this week. Yes – taking a genuine break from food. No food for a full 7 days. The program is supervised of course, and with a few herbs … Continue reading » »


Weight-loss & Wikkileaks

Weight-loss & Wikkileaks
On December 13th, 2010

In an attempt to find sunshine, holistic fitness, natural weight-loss and stress relief the Dark Mistress found herself waking up in Thailand today. Leaving the iPhone was hard, leaving the laptop impossible, the only hope for this hopelessly addicted screenager, … Continue reading » »


Things we won’t be using our “like” button for in the quest for information about good health, natural weight-loss, holistic fitness, and stress-relief on the internet…

Things we won’t be using our “like” button for in the quest for information about good health, natural weight-loss, holistic fitness, and stress-relief on the internet…
On December 5th, 2010

WalkScore.com The website much loved by Real Estate Agents that cleverly uses Google Maps to analyse neighbourhoods and rate them according to walkers needs. The Dark Mistress loves data, but do we need a website to tell us what we … Continue reading » »


For weight-loss and better health: GP, Internet or allied health professional?

For weight-loss and better health:  GP, Internet or allied health professional?
On December 1st, 2010

As a “healthcare consumer” the Dark Mistress has always found an integrative approach to be the way to go – go to the Doctor for diagnosis, and the allied health practitioner to find out what to do about it. Doctors … Continue reading » »