Hello! I’m Shauna Reid, a Scotland-dwelling Australian blogger, author, porridge aficionado and co-creator of Up & Running online running courses for runners.

This blog began in Canberra in January 2001 when I weighed in at 351 pounds (almost 160 kilos). Six years later, on the other side of the planet, I’d lost exactly half my body weight. Six years after that, I’m moving on from Dietgirl but the archives are remaining for anyone who’d like to have a stickybeak at twelve years of ups and downs, ins and outs and adventures.

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From day one I wrote about the quest for a healthier mind and body, while ditching the diet mentality and learning to feel happy in my own skin.

After maintaining my weight for three years, I regained around 50 pounds after a long period of depression and falling back into my old all or nothing ways.

I’m now happily working on my relationship with food and body with a combination of things that work for me, including food journalling, exercise, mindful eating techniques, plus the odd spreadsheet!

Progress is slow but it’s great progress nonetheless. There’s more about this new journey in the Mindful Living category.

I’ve also written a book – The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl is out now! You can read more about the book here.

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