MARCH FAVOURITES

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As March has been a bit of a right off for me I thought I’d just wrack my brains for some things that have bought a smile to my face.

FOOD

Noisette potatoes… Had them in the hospital bit of nostalgia from my childhood. Like little balls of potato in batter. Delish.

SONG

Jim Reeves – I love you because. My poorly great aunt ( who’s had a stroke) said put Jim reeves on and when I played this she mouthed all the words. Bless her heart. The lyrics are beautiful 😍

LISTEN HERE

APP OF THE MONTH

Pottery lite – it’s therapeutic, you throw a pot then decorate it then sell it at a pretend auction. It’s rather addictive and is good if you want to fill in some empty time.

QUOTE

Purely because of what I’ve endured these past weeks.

Let me know down below something in your March that’s made you happy.

ROLL ON APRIL 🙈

My Monthly Favourites For December

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First of all i want to congratulate myself.

I’ve actually managed to stick to a whole year of writing my monthly favourites…small accomplishments and all that.

Anyways lets get on with this months faves.

FAVOURITE SONG

Play by Jax Jones and Years and years. It’s one I’ve very recently discovered and i absolutely love it.

FAVOURITE FOOD

These were things I’d never tried before but without a doubt I’d have it again and again – obviously had sprouts before but not with anything added to them. Stollen is a German cake i think with marzipan, fruit and other yummy things and looks a bit like fruit loaf but it’s so much more fancier.

FAVOURITE APPS

I Really enjoy my instagram stories and it’s good to try stand out. I think last month i done pocket video which can be used anywhere on social. But these 3 are especially for Instagram. Worth downloading to have a play around.

FAVOURITE QUOTE

The quote speaks for itself and doesn’t really need any explanation.

So December is nearly over and it’s been one hell of a month. Roll on the new year i say.

I do hope you all still aren’t eating turkey sandwiches.

(Got to be a long standing Christmas joke)

TTFN – ta ta for now for all who were thinking what on earth does that mean

Diet starts Monday

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Why always Monday you ask?

Well i guess it’s a new week and you want to start a fresh.

When actually, you can start it any day you wish.

But heres me again saying it to you on a Sunday night (face in hands)

This totally represents me – getting on the scales and thinking noooo way that can’t be right and get on a second time just to make sure.

I really have a sweet tooth. If i had to write a list out i bet you most would be sugary foods.

I attempted to diet/healthy eat here

I HAVE A BIG BUTT AND I CAN NOT LIE

I failed miserably as i wasn’t fully focused and something upsets the apple cart and i turn to my beloved comfort food.

You know what i did it before and lost 6 stone back in 2008 so I’m pretty sure i can do it again.

Obviously i don’t want to lose that amount. A stone would be amazing.

Maybe I’ll do a series on my diet/healthy eating. I shall get my thinking cap on.

Just because Christmas is just around the corner its no excuse for me not to start.

Monday I’m coming for ya.

Til next time

I have a big butt and I can not lie

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I am starting to feel less confident with my body and i think it’s because as i sit down in my wheelchair everything gets squashed by gravity pulling it down. I have always been on a rollercoaster ride with my weight, you can read it here:

food and me – my story

However i have spotted that i am forever grabbing the sugary options and need to really think of the goodness my body needs. I do love healthy food it’s just i am easily led when it comes to a treat.

There’s 10 inches between my waist and my bum. My waist is 30 and my bum is 40. There’s nothing wrong with being an hourglass shape. I just think i owe it to myself to think about how I’m feeding it junk.

I have downloaded this app known to so many of you…

It says i am allowed 1240 calories a day. Which i think is plenty. I just need to even out what i am eating and make sure i am allowing a couple treats but healthier ones otherwise I’d fall off the wagon.

Exercise is hard for me because of my health problems and mobility so going on a diet it is.

I think I’ll start tomorrow as its the beginning of the week and whenever you are on a diet these are the famous words

I will keep you up to date, probably monthly as you may get fed up of me withering on about it.

Let me know your thoughts below.

My February Favourites

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Eeeek, I love this time of the month. It’s a time to reflect and share all the things that made my month.

I feel like if you blinked for too long you would have missed February, it’s over before you know it.  Right, I will stop talking nonsense, let’s hop right in…

CHIPPY CHIPS

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Every Friday me and Mum have a treat and for the past month we have both opted for the chippy up the road. I have the same thing…Pea fritter and chips. It’s so delicious even though it’s not very healthy its a sod it,  it’s pig day. Looking forward to this weeks already.

LETTER BOARD

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I bought this letter board because I thought I could use it for my Instagram/blog and also just be as expressive as I like with it. It came with 360 letters in white, pink and blue and emojis too so it’s going to get used for all sorts of occasions. This is this weeks chosen quote.

WHITNEYS GREATEST HITS

Don’t tell me you haven’t ever belted out a Whitney Houston song and didn’t care if you were in key or not. I have this on CD I bought it at least 10 years ago and I needed cheering up a bit one afternoon and I thought I’d see if it’s on Spotify and it was. a couple hours later our windows were all shattered but I had a good time…think if I had I’d be in so much trouble.

NEW DESK CHAIR

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Since I had a desk about 3 years ago I just had a plain black desk chair that really didn’t give any character to my office it just sat there like an unwanted pair of shoes looking sad. So I thought I have always wanted a pink one so I thought out with the old and in with the new, It’s so comfy, and looks absolutely fabulous in there. It will be looked after very well.

FAVOURITE BLOGGERS

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Here are 4 stunning ladies i have made friends with through blogging and i think they are so talented in their own ways.

  • First of all There’s Bex from HelloBexa who is always giving great advice and her photography is just wow.
  • Second is Katie from Lifewithktkinnes who has such a funny way with words and writes about her ramblings and books of the moment.
  • Thirdly its Jade from Bellainizio who does flawless makeup looks, and posts some really great theories about social media etc
  • Last but no means least is Chantelle from ChansBeautyCorner. Her nail art designs are out of this world, and shes the most thoughtful girl ever.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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Its all about being beautiful from the inside out. If you have a beautiful and kind soul and personality then you would be liked very much. What the eyes see is a wonderful thing but what the heart feels is even better.

Thanks for stopping by

til next time…

hol

FOOD AND ME – MY STORY

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There’s only a selective few that can eat what they want and never gain weight or inches. Unfortunately I don’t fall into that category.

My weight has always been a bit of a problem to me if not to anyone else.

I would say from about 2003 I saw my weight creeping on…there were two reasons for that

  1. I worked in a fast food restaurant so food was in my face literally all the time.
  2. I was on the contraceptive injection and it seemed to pile the pounds on.

I remember being 12 stone at the age of 18 and a size 14-16 and it kept creeping on by the end of 2006 I was 13 stone 10.

I was so miserable as you can see by my face so I started going to weight watchers. I loved that you could eat whatever you liked as long as you were within your points. I lost 4 stone in a year following this way of eating. Soon it became quite obsessive that I had to keep losing weight as I believed that perfect people weren’t 10 stone.

I stuck to smaller portion sizes and didn’t snack between my main meals and over a year and a half I got to about 8 and a half stone. Perfect I thought. So why was I still shrinking?

I moved out of my childhood home in 2010 and I lived off a weekly shop of £20 which consisted of super noodles on toast, cottage pie, corned beef and tuna. Not a fruit or vegetable in sight and dropped down to 7 stone 7 pounds which was probably looked on as anorexic but I did eat just not healthy food.

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I suppose getting Ill in 2013 and having to move home helped my weight gain. Mum was building me up with her homemade meals and some junk food for good measure. Then 2015 I had a huge operation on my bladder and I was really low so I turned to food for comfort. Then going on an antidepressant for a short time didn’t help.


I’ve gained 3 Stone in 4 years but to be fair my body has been through a lot of upset and food was what I would turn to.
So today as I’m writing to you I’m 10 stone 7 and a size 12. I have been eating a lot of chocolate and cheese lately which my waistline isn’t too happy about. So today I am on a healthier diet that I hope can shift a bit as being short my weight shows.

This was my lunch and I really enjoyed it.

I’m going to eat 1200 calories a day or aim for that and hope for a little miracle.

I’ll keep you informed on how I get on and hopefully you’ll see me post a full length once I’m happy as at the mo I can’t bring myself to do it.

Thanks for reading

Til next time…

hol

Bye Bye Spots – Amazing Discovery

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I was one of the unfortunate sods to still get spots way after puberty had been and gone and no matter what products i used over the years i was still having to find a way of covering them up with thick cakey foundation and concealer.

But the thing was it never got rid of them it just masked them.

I stumbled across the discovery after i had noticed the difference and i thought a ha thats why i have near to no spots. As i write this i have one very small one which is a definitely a huge change from the 10-15 i used to have on my cheeks and chin.

The hot weather came and so did my craving for fruit. i fancy when the weather gets better your hot food doesn’t make so much of an appearance and you opt for something quick and easy.

So here it is….

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Yeah a lovely juicy watermelon.

I have it every single day of late either for breakfast with some strawberries and blueberries or as a snack mid afternoon.

Here are some alternatives that include watermelon to jazz it up i you fancy

I have found out these skin facts about watermelon

  • Its rich in Vitamin A, B12 and Vitamin C
  • It hydrates the skin leaving it looking healthy and supple
  • The vitamins in it work as anti ageing
  • It minimises pores and stops oil secretion and therefore helps skin clear up

I am not saying you will be spotless i am simply saying that its working for me and its been proven by many others.

Let me know if there are any other foods you have tried and found helps your skin.

hol

Ice creams of the 90s

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Memories of the icecream man coming round in his van. Before Ben and Jerrys there were these. Not so extravagant but yummy all the same 😋

Solero Mango Ice Cream

Mini milk (Chocolate / Strawberry/ Vanilla)

Fab Ice Lolly

Screwball Raspberry Ripple

Twister Ice Cream

Calippo Ice Lolly


Mr Whippy 99

Then when Mum and Dad said they didn’t have no money for the Ice Cream Man there was always one of these

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The good old faithful Choc Ice

Foodie Friday: Now that’s what I call Great British Food

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Living in England all my life I can honestly say that I love our British food and enjoy it whenever I can. I am actually one of those people thats been to an Indian Restaurant and had Ham, Egg and Chips. I know shame on me.

So little me went for a nosey on the internet to find some examples and here’s what I came up with.

By the looks of it we area nation who love our potatoes…

xxSausage and mash with Onion Gravy

Cottage or Shepherds Pie

Sunday Roast Dinner

Fish and Chips and Mushy Peas

Our puddings always seem to be rather fruity but truly scrumptious.

Strawberry Trifle 

Rhubarb and raspberry crumble 

Victoria Sponge 

Scones, cream and strawberries 🍓 

and last but not least we have these two which let’s face it go hand in hand.

Tea and an assortment of biscuits 🍪  very British indeed.