Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Fairy Tale of Princess Vicki

Once upon a time there lived a fair maiden princess called Princess Vicki. She was young, she was fit and lived with a prince in a lovely mid-century modern castle. Life was good. She worked in a very busy job that kept her active, she would go out dancing Lindy-hop 3-4 nights a week. She was very social and had alot of fun.

However, after a while the prince stopped loving her and became more & more distant. To cope with this the princess had a love affair with another prince called Prince Dan Murphy and his father King 2008 Merlot. More time passed & the princess became more & more depressed until one day she decided that she had had enough.  The Black Dog had come to visit & he was strong.
Luckily she came to her senses & quickly ran to the kingdom's doctor where she was diagnosed that she had been inflicted with the dreaded Biplor curse.
She went on medication & started to feel alot better, however, this medication came with a price. The side effect of sanity was weight gain.
Many moons passed & soon the prince & the princess decided that I was better to part ways.
The princess moved into a new castle & started life anew. With this new found freedom she began to eat & drink alot more because she didn't have anybody to tell her she couldnt' anymore.
To celebrate her independence she decided to host a banquet for all of her friends in the village.
One of the guests at this party was the local lumberjack. As soon as the princess laid eyes on him she was bewitched. Twas love at first sight.
The lumberjack who was a great hulking man truely loved the princess more than anything and loved her just the way she was.
They moved quickly into another castle in another kingdom in the magical seaside of Redcliffe.

On their wedding day the princess put on her best smile as she walked down the aisle. On one hand she was so incredibly happy to be marrying the man of her dreams but on the otherhand she despised the way she looked and when she looked in the mirror she didn't see a princess she saw only a fat hideous hag.
The princess had never been loved & cared for like this before in her life & wanted nothing more than to spend all her waking time with her bearded giant.
So she stopped going to the gym because all she wanted to do was get home from work & be with him. She loved spending all her time on the couch snuggled into his big manly arms.
She stopped worrying about what she was eating because he loved her no matter what her size. She ate because she didn't have to worry anymore about what she looked like.
However, whenever she would drink the Black Dog curse would appear again and send her into a spiralling depression. This in turn would make her eat even more.
Gradually her weight increased & increased.
One day Princess Vicki looked at herself in her magic mirror and was horrified by the image that stared back at her. 

She sat down with her husband and weeping told him that she hated herself. Loathed herself. She had stopped going to parties & dances because she was so embarrassed by how she looked and thought people were laughing at her. She told him that some very unkind words that some people had said to her which made her not want to be around people anymore.
Thankfully her husband took her in his arms & told her that he would support her 100%.
The Princess decided that she should not drink anymore.
She decided that she would take control and try to be the best person she could be. She contacted the local witch doctor Michelle Bridges and began a routine of eating WHOLE foods. She began to exercise again. At first it wasn't easy but as time went on she found that she felt alot better.
Mentally, she, for the first time in her life, began to be kind to herself.
And even though she still just wants to race back to the castle after her day working she knows that by going to the gym she is making a better healthier future for both of them.
Occasionally, The Black Dog still follows her home but she now knows that best ways to keep that mutt away. Good sleep, healthy food and quiet times.
And so Princess Vicki... WILL.... live happily ever after.


  1. Nawww such a brave and beautiful fairy tale ♥ This fairytale princess is definitely one worthy as a role model for other girls - such strength and determination wrapped up in the looks and the goods! So glad she is getting the happy ending she deserves! I'm so proud to know that fairy princess, she is pretty amazing ya know! I do love her so xxx

  2. tanya / caddalinaJune 20, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    i have ACTUAL TEARS. of happy, i think.
    So much so that i finally worked out that i can indeed post a comment without having a blog of my own.

    ps. if this doesn't take the blogg award I AM PROTESTING.

  3. MZ Vicki, You most certainly have my vote for the best blogger. I'm starting to look forward to my lunch break to read your blog. ha ha not just the food. Todays entry gave me a liitle tear.

  4. That is a brave and moving post, Vicki. A bit like my own story except i never found another prince! But i am losing weight. And i have changed my meds. Good on you, keep it up, you can be proud of yourself.

  5. Love you. CHOP CHOP CHOP

  6. Good for you! Sober two years (since my bipolar diagnosis) and it was the best thing I did was give up alcohol....and now exercise. I can't believe how much better I feel after a run. I now have gotten fit enough that I can pin curl my hair (before my arms got too tired 1/4 of the way in and I would give up).

  7. Mz Vicki, thanks so much for sharing. You're an inspiration and I can't wait til you win best blog (they're MAD if you don't!!).

  8. Really great post. Looking forward to reading the happy ending to this story.

  9. Hey girl, you made me cry ! You are strong and brave and I admire you for it.

  10. Not the end. The beginning. xx

  11. So creative! I love your positive outlook on your journey, And admire your man for being so supportive and living you for who you are as opposed to how you look!