Monday, 25 April 2016

NOTD: Golden Peach

Okay it's not quite peach but I couldn't think of a better title for this one.  I'm going on holiday today.  I'm off for a fortnight going to the States visiting San Francisco, Las Vegas, LA & Palm Springs.  The truth is I will always pick red nails, every single time but I fight the urge.  I've hacked them all day to minimise the risk of them catching and ripping, as I always do and I had in my mind that I wanted some sort of peach with a golden shimmer but as always, who knows what I'll end up with!

I chose one of the newest CND Shellac shades in Pink Pursuit.  I really do think this has such a peach type of pink so I teamed it up with Lecente Stardust Glitter in Milky Way for my middle finger only, I wore it alone on my thumb and little finger and then wore CND Shellac in Safety Pin on the index and ring finger to make a little different.  Finally I took another one of Sascha Gossen Yours stamping plates and stamped over every nail with a pretty fine detailed print.
liverpoollashes liverpool lashes cnd shellac pink pursuit lecente milky way sascha gossen

These nails aren't typical of me at all, they're a little more subtle than my usual style but it makes a change and I quite like how neutral they are.  Don't forget to follow my Facebook page for future updates!  I'm also on Instagram & Twitter - @liverpoollashes

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Slim Down Sunday: Week 50

Week 50, wow!  Who knew that I would still be here 50 weeks on, I know when I started this I genuinely didn't know how many months I would still actively be thinking about my weight.  I feel like although I class myself as currently failing miserably at weight loss, I will take every achievement and celebrate it.  For a long time I have pushed the unhappiness of being fat to the back of my mind so despite struggling more recently, I am proud that I continue to acknowledge it and bring it back to the front of my mind.

This week has been a mixed one, some days I've been pretty good and some days I've thrown the rule book away and eaten as I please.  The above photo is food I had on a road trip I did, normally I would bring all kinds of convieniece food and sweets so I had to take a photo of the fresh fruit I happily munched on instead as I was proud!

Next week I am travelling around the States for a fortnight so I cannot predict how things will go but the probability is I will return heavier.  I shall try and blog next Sunday but this is all internet connection depending!  I didn't weigh myself this morning, not even going to lie about it but I shall see the overall damage on my return and I hope that by then I'll be keen to get back on it properly and get past my lowest recent weight.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Slim Down Sunday: Week 49

The struggle continues on so many levels but it is slowly getting better.  This week I can proudly say that the binge eating has been a lot less.  I've taken myself out of situation.  I'm so ashamed of some of the things I've done recently that I honestly don't think I would even write them here but I've eaten a lot in secret, put it that way.

I've tried my best to have decent meals, satisfying meals with a good tasty breakfast to help start the day right.

The key to controlling your weight is definitely to enjoy what you're eating and be busy, too much time on your hands means you have those spare minutes to raid the cupboards or fridge.

I am determined to not carry on this battle forever, it will always be something that will need to be never too far away from my mind but I just don't want it to be a struggle for the rest of my life.

I go on holiday in just over a week.  Previously I have been able to follow a healthy eating plan abroad but I was in a self catering situation.  This time it will be eating out in the States so this concerns me but I can only try my best. 

I did weigh myself this morning which in proud of as I'm now back into the habit with at least monitoring it.  I'm pleased to say that once again I have not lost weight but, more important, I have not gained any.  Emotionally I am in the eye of the storm and I have a lot further to go but I will continue to ride the storm.
  • Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year.
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
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