2021: Health — Day 19

I want to tell you a story.

As a child growing up I was told a number of things and some of them were:

  • Susan’s tall
  • It’s lovely to be tall
  • She’s a talented sewer

And some of them weren’t so flattering:

  • Oh do you really think you should wear that? (implying I was too fat for it)
  • What are you going to do about that? And pointing to my thigh that was sticking out
  • “She’s a size 14 you know”. This was said to a family member when I was only 13 — what did I know about sizes or care.
  • Make sure you get the biggest size, you’ll grow into it

And this played out throughout my life.


By this stage I wasn’t looking for validation but I was still ‘picked apart’.

I tell you this not because I’m looking for compliments or a pep talk.

I’m telling you this because weight has always been a big part of my life and the stories I had are, what you weight indicates:

  • Who likes you and who doesn’t
  • Whether you get selected for things and whether you don’t
  • What you can literally do in life, and what you can’t

NONE of which is true.

However weight management and, over the last two years, weight loss, have been a big focal point for me, which has probably flowed onto the content I provide you.


Health is about so much more than weight.

Sure weight can play a part but so can:

  • What you think
  • How you feel
  • The unique health challenges that you may have
  • The products you use on your body
  • What you eat
  • What you drink
  • What air you breathe in, and so much more.


The healthier you are in mind, body and soul, the more options you have, because if your:

  • Sleep deprived
  • In pain
  • Tired all the time
  • Having constant mood swings
  • Sick with colds and flu

Why would you ever feel like getting out of bed? I get it — that would be completely normal.

So when I talk about health and wellness, know that I talk about it from a whole person perspective — not just weight, although given that’s my subconscious — it might be something that creeps in (and I know a shit tone about it)!





I'm a Holistic Health Coach and I inspire mums and dads to live the life of their dreams, right where they are xo

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Susan Scollen

Susan Scollen

I'm a Holistic Health Coach and I inspire mums and dads to live the life of their dreams, right where they are xo

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