11 Mar 2012

Little updates

Time for another little updates - this week has gone so quickly, I can't believe it's that time again.  I'm off to a Baptism today - I've never been to one before, so I hope I don't get something wrong during the service!  I may attempt a few outfit of the day photos before I set off, although I tried this yesterday with what I wore to go shopping and it didn't go well with the camera in the hands of the bf!

Anyway onto my week in photos

My new starfish ring - just £1.99 from H&M


Making mischief with Charli at the Illamasqua event


I'm in a total between season nail rut at the mo - none of my polishes are exciting me and this was the best I could come up with


I've also been in an "I have nothing to wear" rut, so went a little crazy with the online shopping


I got these fab boots from ASOS which I copied from my friend Clare 


And these wedge ones which I love love love 


And some knee-highs which shockingly fit my chunka hunka calves for a change (also ASOS)


Got my hands on Viva Glam Nicki Minaj 


Next up is a whole bunch of food photos, so look away now if you're hungry!  I've started dieting again after spending most of last year failing miserably on Weight Watchers.  I've gone back to the Slimming World plan, and so far so good - I've lost 6lbs at the end of week one!

 Slimming World style roast dinner - doesn't even look like diet food!


I thought I couldn't face another muller for the rest of my life, but these mint ones are amazing and totally syn free


Along with the rest of twitter, I've been obsessing over this.  It's 4 syns for 30g which is quite a lot.  Fabe on toast or with banana 


Lamb Rogan Josh - 8 syns with an M&S jar sauce 


Pub lunch with the bf - I chose a relatively healthy salad with yummy goats cheese


Prawn chilli pasta - I always make this when I'm on any sort of diet as it's pretty healthy - prawns are so low fat and the rest is pasta and veg


I forgot to take a photo, but I also made a massive pile of Slimming World chips!  It feels so good to be back on this diet after the teeny portions I was faced with on Weight Watchers.  I just need to be disciplined and stick to it.  Any tips for your favourite Slimming World lunches and dinners welcome in the comments, or please link me to any great Slimming World recipe blogs you like to read.

As usual I'll leave you with some lovely blogs to check out - this week it's the beautiful people who regularly leave me kind comments on my posts - enjoy xx









48 comments:

  1. Love informal posts like this. Those knee high boots are to die for! I've been looking for a pair similar. Have a nice day xx

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  2. Love the ring and well done on losing 6lbs!! Thats really good xx

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    1. Thanks - I'm well chuffed - not sure I'm doing so well this week though, ooops! xx

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  3. The Starfish ring is lovely! :)

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  4. I want Viva Glam Nicki sooo bad! Pleeease do a little review on it!
    And I gotta say, you are definitely rocking the teal lipstick!! xoxo

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    1. Nicki is coming up soon, and thanks haha!

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  5. so jealous of all your new purchases, im on a spending ban! :( love the little starfish ring :)

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  6. Great post, I love the ring! :)
    xx

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  7. I love posts like this, though all the food pictures do make me hungry! I've never seen that chocolate Philadelphia before, I'm very intrigued... All the shoes you bought are lovely :)

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @Francesss__

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    1. Thank you, and you MUST try the choccy philly - life changing (almost) =)

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  8. All the food looks so yummy! The ring really is gorgeous, its so unusual :)

    Hope the baptism was fun - I'm pretty sure if you don't fall into the baptism pool you're fine (which I have seen happen before haha!)

    Thank for for leaving a link to my blog! :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love your Little Updates posts :) the starfish ring is so pretty.
    x~x

    http://elicomplexchaos.blogspot.com/

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  10. The ring is so cute & the food looks yummy!

    Pippa

    x

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  11. Aw thanks for the link lovely. That ring is adorable, I'm gonna see if they have it in my H&M! Also, that chocolate Philly? OH MY GOSH. I NEED that in my life.
    I know what I'm getting next time I go Tescos.

    Devon xx
    www.eightforawish.com

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    1. Thank you - the Philly is buy one get one free in Tesco at the mo xx

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  12. I'm considering trying Slimming World, just not sure I have the willpower! Also love the wedge boots :)

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    1. Look into it hun - I think you need less willpower for SW than most other diets I've tried. xx

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  13. Great buys! Haha if only i had the cash to just go all crazy on shopping :'(

    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.com

    x

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    1. I don't get to do it all the time, but enjoy it when I can xx

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  14. i've yet to try the cadbury's philly! So intrigued by it! x

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  15. Loved that green illa lippie on you! Really suited you. Seriously I LOVE that starfish ring and I've been doing exactly the same thing re: online shopping! Must be the time of year haha or so I keep telling myself... eek! xo

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    1. Awww thanks - not sure it's for every day wear - got a lot of stares on the way home! xx

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  16. Thanks so much for the link again, you are such a lovely person. I am not just commenting for plugs btw, I actually love your blog. Right up my street. I haven't tried slimming world, but I do use myfitnesspal.com which is free and you can upload your food diary for people to see. It's great for getting ideas for meals and plus everyone encourages each other.

    I'm getting married in November (In Vegas!) and already got my dress, it's off the rack as it was on sale so I HAVE to fit in to it. I've lost a stone and a bit so far since January and I've got another 2 and half to reach my goal, although I have lost enough to fit in my dress now! (Which is a 14). I'm hoping to get back to a size 10 on top and 12 on bottom, as I have huge hips and bum naturally haha!

    Anyways I'm rambling now and I'm sure you don't need my life story.

    Click here to get your daily buzz!

    Sarah xoxo

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    1. No worries hun, and I know you don't! My friend suggested that app to me the other day actually, I must check it out. A wedding is a fab motivation for your diet - I could do with some serious goals like that! xxx

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  17. Hi, I came to say Hi back:), love your blog, and your super cute off season nails! what base colour did you use? I'm following:)

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  18. Great boots! I want to try the philly/choc combo...sounds weird yet yum.

    I'm now following :) xx

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  19. Woo congrats on your weight loss hun! How does Slimming World work? Because at the mo I am calorie counting and it is NOT working for me! haha xxx

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    1. Slimming World involves a lot less counting. There's lots of foods you can eat freely and there are three different plans which include different free foods, and you can switch between them daily. For example on a green day you can eat as much rice, pasta and potatoes as you want, but if you want to eat meat you have to measure the portion size. Red days are opposite where you can freely eat meat but measure your carbs. You get an allowance of 'syns' each day for naughty things like chocolate. I find it the most realistic diet I've tried and it's easier to fit in in with a busy lifestyle whilst still being able to eat the same dinner as my boyfriend and eat out etc. There's a good message board website with lots of info on Slimming World, have a look - http://www.minimins.com/slimming-world/

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    2. Aah that sounds much better than Weight Watchers and calorie counting! How much is it if you don't mind me asking? Do you have regular weigh-ins like WW? Xxxxx

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  20. I love the ring and the wedges. Great buys.

    Found you through blog hop. New follower.
    http://myminibag.blogspot.com/

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  21. Ah I absolutely love the nails! And those chelsea boots are GORGEOUS! Great picks!

    whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com xxx

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  22. When I see you next can I mug you for your ring? Ha! Love it so much, need to get me to H&M!

    We totally rocked that lippie :)

    Every day I keep finding new little slimming world things so will keep you updated on them

    xxx

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    1. Haha no! It's only £1.99 we'll take you to H&M and get you one :)

      Next time I see you it's going to be a mega SW tip swapping chat - it's all coming back to me now! xxx

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  23. The ring is so cute! I haven't got around to trying the Cadbury Philly yet but I really want too! Thanks for the link :-) xxx

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  24. Love the ring!! and you're making me hungry!

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  25. You make me feel hungry...ans I am pregnant in a diet...pfff...

    The ring is amazing!!!Love it! I have to go H&M shopping!!!

    thanks for the comment on my blog! I am blog hopping as well!!
    I follow you, honey!

    Kisses!
    Korina

    www.makeupvibes.blogspot.com

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