Monday, 1 October 2012

Weight Watchers

When I moved to Majorca I cancelled my Weight Watchers membership thinking there was no way I would be able to stick to it here so I would try and make the right choices on my own. Well that didn't work did it? Lol. I put on 13lbs in a couple of months and was sooooooooooo ashamed that I'd let myself get so out of control again. When I first got here I couldn't eat much, my stomach must really have shrunk, but over time I ate more and more and more until I was right back in to all the terrible eating habits I used to have. Now, it's really difficult when you love food. I hate being hungry and despise diets but I always found WW really good and flexible as I could eat what I wanted in moderation or more healthy foods and be full so I always opted for healthy and filling food rather than wasting points on chocolate and cakes!

So anyway my point is that 4 and a half weeks ago I started WW again vowing to lose the weight I had put on before I go back to England at the end of October. My stats are as follows:

Weeks 1-18 - lost - 33.5lbs

Week 19 - on holiday

Week 20 - gained - 1lb

Weeks 21-34 - gained 12lbs

Week 35 - lost 4.9lbs

Week 36 - lost 1.5lbs

Week 37 - lost 3.3lbs

Week 38 - lost 0.2lbs

Only 3.1lbs until I am back to what I was before I went on holiday and 31.1lbs to target :)

Here are a few meals I have been having to give you an idea what I eat on the plan:

Enchiladas - 12 ProPoints favourtie! I only have 2 out of the 5 with lots of salad but they are very filling.

Home-made Pizza - 10 ProPoints
 A very simple dough of self-raising flour, water and salt and top with what you like!

Toast and Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinegar - 7 ProPoints
 I eat this pretty much every day now! Can't get over my white bread addiciton. Just cook cherry tomatoes in a frying pan with balsamic vinegar. I have them instead of beans, nom!

Chilli Con Carne - 13 ProPoints
 Another one of my faves and you get quite a big portion. I actually has this for my lunch at 2pm and it's now....8pm and I'm not hungry (which is rare for me!)

Lamb and Mint Hotpot - 12 ProPoints
 From the Hairy Dieters recipe book but with a few tweaks. Sorry about the picture of it uncooked...I had eaten it before I remembered to take one cooked!

Carrot and Coriander Soup - 0 ProPoints
 Simple to make. Stock cube, carrots, onion and corriander, boiled in a pan and blended. My favourite soup by far!

Quiche - 6 ProPoints per slice (makes 6)
 I made mine with spinach, spring onion, ham and cheese. Was gorgeous!

Studded Trench and Stuff

This isn't a very good picture (will have to find someone to take a better one soon) but I bought a gorgeous H&M trench/mac on eBay for only £8 then customised it with nearly 200 spike studs (also from eBay). An amazing, one of a kind coat for only £10! Cant grumble!

And now the stuff...random pictures from the last couple of weeks:

Me and my boyfriend Cole. I feel so lucky to have met him. He is the kindest, funniest, caring, intelligent, geeky, most beautiful man I have ever known. The love of my life <3

 Me and my party lashes ready for another night out!

My latest nails. Acrylics with purple and white "gellish" polish on top.

A rare day at the beach with Cole who lives in Spain but hates the sun (?!?!?!) but he wouldn't pose for me *sighs*

Cooler than the Red Dress

Bought a couple of dresses from ASOS and had to decide on one for my sister's birthday night out in Blackpool at the end of October. I don't know what attracted me to bandeau's as I haven't worn them for ages (under arm fat issues) but maybe I'm finally noticing my weight loss? Obviously a long way to go but was nice to fit into a 14 comfortably (one of the dresses was even too big!)

  This dress was by Club L@ASOS. For some reason was really big on me so had to be a no even though it is really nice. Only £16.50!

 Loved this TFNC dress but for some reason the zip kept sliding down at the back. Could have done with a catch at the top really as it fit well but never mind. Maybe this one was just defective? £19, so another bargain!

And the winner is.......

This stunning red dress from Club L. Only £22 and I love it even though it's a bit daring for me. There are straps at the back (back fat danger) but the cross over material at the front hides the tummy so makes it super flattering. I liked it so much I was naughty and wore it out with Cole one night :(

 Me in my new dress with Foxy Locks extensions and Barry M Pillar Box Red lipstick.
My beautiful Cole <3

Foxy Locks Extensions Review 2

Ok so my last review of the extensions wasn't entirely positive but I have been wearing them for over a month now and have become quite fond of them after I made a couple of changes:

Firstly I cut them. My hair is very short so to have the 20" extensions clipped in with no shape looked daft. I numbered each section as I put them in so I would know where they go next time, then layered them and shaped the hair round my face. They immediately looked more like my real hair!

Next I washed them. The ends had become really tatty after wearing only a couple of times but once they had been washed and conditioned they look really good.

I try not to wear them over night. It makes the extensions really knotty so when they're brushed a LOT of hair comes out. Not good.

I stopped straightening them. Instead every time I taken them out tie them with a hair band at the top (just below the clips), plait the hair together and secure with a band at the end. That means when I wear the extensions day to day I am only brushing them which will really help with the longevity of the hair. I have only used straighteners on them twice in the last month as I really like the wavy look!

So after changing all my bad habits, the extensions really aren't that bad. I would like mine thicker (even though my hair is super fine the standard pack still doesn't seem like enough).

So here's a few photos of me with the extensions in: