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Monday, 22 August 2016

Khaki & Victory



I've reached a milestone in my weight loss journey now and as a reward I treated myself to a bit of shopping. One of the items I picked up was this beautiful khaki coloured bomber jacket with a faux silk material. It was a steal at only £30 and will certainly buy more. Soft to the touch, so lightweight and slips on like a glove. I feel it's really slimming for my figure as well, which is always a bonus.

Jackets and coats aren't something I normally would buy. I don't like coats, haven't had one in about 5 years and normally live in cardigans and my beloved and overworn leather jacket in the winter.

Anyway, back to my personal victory. These blue jeggings, looking brand new, which they are but I've had them about a year. They never fit me when I got them and I have now gone down a dress size on my bottom and top. So I've finally managed to fit into them and damn it feels good. 

I also picked up some beauty bits which will feature in another post and these plain black flats from primark for about £4. I love an everyday casual flat. Something you don't need to think about if it fits in with the outfit and you can just slip on and head out the door. The stretch black and white stripped top also from primark, a long time ago now. 

I will continue at Slimming world and hopefully continue to lose the weight and keep it off! Best decision I made.

Have you met any personal goals recently or maybe a resolution from January? Let me know in the comments below and let's celebrate together! 


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Saturday, 20 August 2016

30 thoughts I Have On A Daily Basis



I don't know about you but my brain feel's like it's on overtime a lot. I think about so many things, some are serious stuff and some are mundane. It can range from if I'm ready to start a family to thinking if I've had too many biscuits that day. Do you want to see whats in my head? Lets go!

  1. That alarm is so annoying, maybe I can have 5 more minutes and just not do my hair.
  2. Why can't I live in France and have fresh croissants for breakfast everyday, well I'll settle for marmite on toast.
  3. Do I need my job, can I not just stay in bed all day.
  4. Damn only 2 days til the weekend and I don't have to wake up with a stupid alarm.
  5. I need to make healthy choices today. I will try not to buy chocolate today.
  6. Right lets get work over.
  7. Is it lunch time yet?
  8. I need coffee.
  9. Time to check snapchat.
  10. I need another coffee.
  11. Why can't I increase my following on my blog?
  12. Maybe I should post more.
  13. Maybe I should write a post tonight, or tomorrow....
  14. I need to grow my blog so I can go part time at work.
  15. Aww a puppy! 
  16. I want a dog..
  17. and a cat..
  18. and maybe a baby piglet.
  19. Right, need to go on a pokemon hunt, wheres the pikachu's at?
  20. How do people manage to be self employed?
  21. I want to be self employed, what can I do?
  22. I need some food, can I not just eat pizza today. I'll be healthy tomorrow.
  23. I need another coffee.
  24. I should buy some more succulents.
  25. Oh I need that new mascara, you can never have enough make up.
  26. Oh, I just want some cuddles now.
  27. Work is annoying.
  28. Is it bedtime yet?
  29. Right i'm in bed, time to settle.
  30. Actually i'll just check Facebook, instagram and twitter.

Are you similar to me? What runs through your mind on a daily basis! Let me know in the comments below.


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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Hot Girls Wanted | My Thoughts


The other day I found myself very restless and very bored. I turned to Netflix as anyone would. When I'm in that bored state I turn to documentaries, but more independent ones, not your average David Attenborough run of the mill. On this most recent documentary screening, I chose Hot Girls Wanted. I'd heard about it from a friend at work and didn't really expect what I saw. 
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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Sunday Summary #19


Sunday again, this year is going ridiculously fast. I'm sitting here, writing my post with my vanilla coffee and David Attenborough documentary in the background. As this year is moving so fast, it's making me realise that I'm getting older and will be 25 come January. I'm currently now working on something which when I've finished I will share with you.

This week has been mostly good, I've been a bit poorly but I've been more active. Me and Scott went to the War Memorial Park in Coventry, Pokemon hunting of course. I'm trying to be more active this week as I went to Slimming World and had put 1/2 a pound on. I know it's not a lot but I don't want gains, I want to keep losing weight.

I've been using the Headspace app as well this week, to try keep my stress levels down. It's surprising how well it's worked and how much better you feel after completing a session.

I've been in a bit of a rut the last few months, as you'll know from my lack of posts. I'm feeling better and want to get out in the world, see it and share it on my blog.

What have you been up to this week? Let me know in the comments below.


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Friday, 29 July 2016

The Casual Astronomer


I've always been fascinated with space, stars and the far out galaxies. I'm certainly a believer, I don't think we are the only living organisms in this vast universe. Opinions aside, I was recently browsing boohoo.com for some casual tops for just laying about the house in, maybe nipping out to see friends.

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Get Body Confident in 8 Easy Steps*

Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, yet so many people are unhappy with how they look. Wanting to drastically change how you look is not healthy for confidence or your bank balance. Do you feel embarrassed about particular flaws? Do you set yourself unrealistic goals? Give yourself a break will these body-positive tips.


Focus on the bits you really like
Write a list of your favourite qualities. Include the last genuine compliment someone gave you. They don’t all have to be about your body! A good list will feature physical and emotional qualities. Whenever you feel unhappy, refer to the list for reassurance.


Get moving
Exercise isn’t just for weight loss, it also boosts confidence and mental health. Gyms can be pretty intimidating places. If you are a beginner there are plenty of mini workouts you can do at home. Even going for a short walk counts. You needn’t go it alone either when there are so many fun activities that can be enjoyed with friends. The goal should be strength and fitness, not unhappy weight loss.


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