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Lizzie Griffiths

Freelance writer and single mum to Henry

After losing 8 stone in weight and now bringing up a baby boy on my own, I believe anything is possible. I love to write about mental health, wellbeing, fashion and now parenting, thanks to my little muse, Henry.
Dear Baby Boy: A Letter To My Unborn

Dear Baby Boy: A Letter To My Unborn Son

So here we are two weeks from your due date. It seems like an eternity since the moment I first saw you at the 12 week scan. A tiny bean bouncing up and down with innocence and happiness. The relief I felt, I will never forget. You were real and you were mine.
28/09/2017 12:55 BST
Princess Diana: A Shining Light Of Strength In The Darkest Of

Princess Diana: A Shining Light Of Strength In The Darkest Of Times

Looking back, deciding to have a child when you're newly single is a pretty big decision to make. I didn't know if I would have the father's support and I was scared of how my friends and family would react. However, the love and protection I felt for this tiny foetus growing inside my body cancelled out any doubts or fears for the future.
29/08/2017 15:17 BST
What To Expect When You Become Unexpectedly

What To Expect When You Become Unexpectedly Pregnant

The overwhelming surge of love I felt for the tiny foetus inside me was overwhelming. I felt protective of this tiny being. The maternal instinct I wasn't sure I had suddenly kicked in. I had wanted to make a change in my life, who knew that in 2017 it would be having a baby.
05/07/2017 11:38 BST
On A Health Kick? Losing Weight Is The Easy

On A Health Kick? Losing Weight Is The Easy Bit...

When you achieve your goal weight that seemed so far out of your reach, you believe your life will magically improve. You'll find a man who will love you; you will ooze confidence; and self-conscious thoughts will disappear along with the traces of fat.
12/09/2016 16:02 BST
Me, Myself and

Me, Myself and Anxiety

In a world where we are now all connected by social media, with people appearing to be natural extroverts where they freely share their thoughts, views, experiences, and what they ate for breakfast, it's hard to admit to being a natural introvert.
13/06/2016 17:04 BST
Ten Things I Love About Losing

Ten Things I Love About Losing Weight

I've been a gym bunny for well over a year now and I am amazed at how much my body has transformed through exercise. Along with eating healthily the majority of the time (apart from booze-fuelled holidays in Portugal and when I'm feeling sorry for myself during the time of the month), my mind and body are healthier thanks to my fun exercise regime...
04/03/2016 12:59 GMT
10 Things They Don't Tell You When You Lose

10 Things They Don't Tell You When You Lose Weight

I never thought I had the will power to make a change to my lifestyle and eating habits but a bad breakup and lots of heartache was my turning point. I didn't want to just lose the weight that was holding me back but I wanted to work on my self-worth and learn to love myself before meeting anyone else.
14/02/2016 19:55 GMT