In Search Of The Little Black Dress…

dress shopping

Who would have thought dress shopping could be so EMOTIONAL… oh boy, there have been tears! All year, I have dreamt of the moment I get to go dress shopping for the perfect LBD. Almost 4 stone lighter and 5 clothes sizes smaller, I could not wait! I *thought* I had already found (online) my outfit for…

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Getting Hotter As The Weather Takes A Chilly Turn!

Brrrr! The weather has taken a chilly turn these past few weeks which means I’m busting out ALL the layers: gloves, hats, scarves, and boots to stay warm. Because this mama DOES. NOT. DO. COLD. Seriously, if there is one thing that makes me cranky – that’s being chilly! But as much as I hate the cold,…

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Have You Made A New Year’s Resolution?

Have you made a New Year’s resolution yet? Resolutions… plans… goals… whatever you call them I’ve decided my main goal for 2015 is going to be fitness related. I know what I want, I’m just not entirely sure how to get there right now. But once I’ve got the deets all figured out, I’ll be…

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Avoiding Binge Fest 2014

Image credit: Nikos Koutoulas Avoiding Binge Fest 2014 It’s that time of year… the fun, the festivities, family, food… and an average 8 lb weight gain!  It’s said the average calorie consumption on Christmas day alone is 6,000 – 8,000. Fo’ real?! This year, I have worked hard to lose weight. 52 1/2 lbs to be…

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jelly chocolate sweets

Slimming World Sweets: Jelly Chocolates

Sometimes, I just want something sweet to eat. Not hungry, not bored – I just want to eat sweet stuff. Do you get that way, too? These sweets are a fun way to kick that sweet craving whilst staying on my Slimming World plan. And because they’re only 2 syns for the whole lot, you can…

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Warming Breakfast: Baked Apples and Mincemeat

I do love the Slimming World ‘Extra Easy’ weight loss plan. It’s, er, extra easy! The clever clogs at SW HQ have done all the thinking – so I don’t have to – and so long as I stick to the plan, my weight loss is guaranteed. And I get to enjoy dishes like this for…

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Chinese style pancakes

Chinese-Style Pancake Wraps ‘Fakeaway’

I do love Chinese takeaways. But I’ve decided, I love being slim more. I also believe that diet and weight loss success is all about moderation. So whilst I will indulge in a takeaway once in a while, I’ve been spending time in the kitchen figuring out how to make my favourite dishes HEALTHY and TASTY…

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egg fried rice

Chinese-Style Egg Fried Rice ‘Fakeaway’

Fakeaways are the new takeaway! Before I started my Slimming World journey, I could easily enjoy 2, maybe 3 takeaways a week. It’s no wonder I was piling on the pounds! For me, it was always Chinese. I adored my egg fried rice and crispy duck pancakes. And even those times when I tried to…

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John Lewis Christmas Advert 2014

It’s Real Love! John Lewis Christmas Advert 2014

Aw, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year. You know the countdown to Christmas has truly begun when adverts from your favourite brands begin to air. I mean, who doesn’t look forward to the John Lewis Christmas advert each year? Or the Coca Cola truck arriving on screen?! In a break from my regular…

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