Birthday Behavior

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By Erika, Fashion Expert

This coming Friday (March 3) is my 34th birthday and I am eagerly anticipating its arrival.  I have always loved birthdays, especially my own!

img_1315 T-shirt: Sweet Knowledge Clothing (here) I Skirt: Eloquii (similar here) I Shoes: Dressbarn I Necklace: Aldo

As I reflect back, 33 (and 2016 in general) was a weird year for me.  I celebrated some huge successes and also had some massive disappointments and failures.  However, as with every year, I learned a lot about myself, faced things I never thought I could handle, and the good (mostly) outweighed the bad (though, I’m still looking for the silver lining from election night).

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The thing that I love about being into my 30’s is the fact that I continue to come into my own.  In my 20’s I wasn’t confident in who I was and who God made me.  In…

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Curves Becomes Her meets Nyata 

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Curves Become Her

Hellooooo!

It’s been a while hasn’t it? How have you been? I trust you have been keeping well. I’m alright, will update you on all that’s been going on in another blog post. Let me get first started on a few of my fashion posts that have been on the backlog.

I was approached by Nyata, a plus size store in Australia to sample an item from their collection and that had me excited of course! I have marveled at their collection on Instagram before so this was a pleasant surprise.

Nyata means real in Indonesian, and I like that the outfits are given pretty names in the language..I learnt Malay from kindergarten until the O levels so I have a decent grasp of the language. And Real is definitely what we want to encourage in body positivity.

My outfit from the store is quite suitable for my style…

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I got an amazing new camera for christmas it is the Sony DSC-H400 and I have been trying my hand at some photogprahy, thought id share some of my favourites !

My weightloss journey

 

So on January 29th I started my weightloss journey and I’m now 5-6 weeks in. I have lost 16lbs overall , 4inches off of my waist , 3 of hips and 2 off of chest. And I couldn’t be happier!

So what started this whole thing was my happiness, How can I be happy when I’m not taking my health seriously ? I am a type 2 diabetic and that’s down to my weight and eating habits, and I know that if I lose the weight then I could reserve the diabetes and no longer have it! What more of an insentive do I need ? And if my clothes fit a bit better and my skin is a healither then I’m all for it !

I have been on so many ‘healthy eating diets ‘ and working out but it never worked for me in the past until now. I have downloaded the app My Fitness Pal and it is amazing ! I am able to track my Calories, and my macros and also track how much exercise I’m getting in and also my water intake. It has been a massive help for me as it gives me my daily calorie allowance, and I input what food I’m eating and it works everything out for me !

Exercise wise I have gone ant got myself a personal trainer ! I work with her once a week and she works be to the bone ! I am nearly passing out as I leave the studio , and I’m in pain for days afterwards ha! But the pain is good and all worth it in the long run. I also try to go to the gym 2-3 times a week and if I can’t make the gym I workout at home, or I go for a walk/jog down the beach, I’m always trying to do something.

I have such a long way to go, but it’s going to take time and I’m in it for the long haul ! This is just the beginning, I will be posting weekly updates , workout routines , what I eat in a week and any tips and tricks I find useful myself ! Stay tuned!

10 things I’d tell me younger self!

 

I know I can’t be the only one that often thinks about what they would do differently if they could go back to when they were younger. All the things you would have done differently, and it eats are you sometimes,because who knows where you be now, if only you’d changed thungs, or could tell yourself something that you know now.
1) Keep dancing ! When I was younger I loved to dance and know I needed to take more classes and get fit, but I told myself I wasn’t  good enough, so I stopped. I’ve regretted it ever since.

2) Get fit and healthy while your still young! I am only 22, but I’m 250lbs, type 2 diabetic and unfit. And if only I had started taking my health seriously when I was 16-17, I wouldn’t be on my weight loss journey now, I wouldn’t have gotten type 2 diabetes and I would weigh a healthy amount. My weight has always been an issue, and I have never taken it seriously until this year , and I’ve lost over a stone so in 5 weeks which for me is great!

3) Be confident! Don’t let your size hold you back!

4) Dont out your life on hold for a man. Since I was 16 I’ve been with my partner, and at times I have done/ not done things for him and because of him. I need independence.

5) Be kind to your friends, you never know what you’ve got till it’s gone….

6) Go traveling asap!! Don’t start your adult life straight away, take time out for you.

7) Think things trough, some things need more time to think about, don’t rush in.

8) Try new things, don’t be afraid to experiment, if you want to do something just do it.

9) Don’t do things that are easy, the things that push you and that are hard are usually worth more.

10) Love yourself, I am begging you, this is what your life has been missing, do this and I promise you will for happiness.

“Get to know me” Tag : 21 Questions

Hello my beauties !

Today Im doing the “Get to know me ” tag.

I’ve seen this on quite a few blogs recently, and I thought it would be a nice idea to do this as well so you guys can know a little bit more about me! I think the more your readers get to know you the better 🙂

Lets get started!

1. Are you named after anyone?  Nope – plain and simple

2. When was the last time you cried? I don’t normally cry that much… but  the last time was on Saturday eveing after having a bad day, and then a huge argument !

3. Do you have kids? No – but I would love to have twins one day !

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? Yeah! But then Id know to be the more chatty friend as I know how shy I can be sometimes !

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Uh… Yeah. Maybe more than I should! But only with people that know me really well.

6. Will you ever bungee-jump? Hell No ! I don’t think I could physically force myself of the edge of a bridge or cliff etc, and I can think of at least 100 things that would make me feel alive and get my adrenaline going!

7. What’s your favorite cereal? Coco pops ! But when I was younger I loved Golden nuggets ! #throwback

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Body language is very important to me, and if someone is talking to me and not making eye contact, or they’ve got their arms folded, I get very annoyed! But in general I look at a person as a whole such as their ; style, behaviour and features etc.

9. What is your eye colour? Dark brown.

10. Scary movie or happy endings? Scary movies with a great storyline and an unexpected twist in the end, but if it’s just a plain simple scary movie, I’d rather see happy endings.

11. Favorite smells? Petrol, Only the brave aftershave, a roast chicken, chocolate.

12. Summer or winter? Winter. If I could have it my way, winter would be all year round ! Summer and me dont mix well together, its such a magical time of the year, and you get to wrap up and be all cosy, drink Hot chocolate snuggle up and watch a dvd etc. In general I love to be cold,  I have a fan on all year even in the winter just to make sure im extra cold !

13. Computer or television? Computer – I can watch TV on the computer, I can write and chill to music, or I can watch youtube and get inspiration.

14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? The furthest away I’ve been from home was when I was living in London and to be honest that wasnt that far, I Live in Herne Bay, Kent now and to get to London it takes about 2 hours which isnt that bad !

15. Do you have any special talents? I teach dance to special educational needs children, and I used to do gymnastics when I was little.

16. Where were you born? The United Kingdom

17. What are your hobbies? Baking, watching TV shows, learning anything new, photography, researching and writing about all things plus size and fashion on this here blog, relaxing at home with my family and going out with the fiance, and youtubing!

18. Do you have any pets? I have 2 Dogs ( Arthur the Yorkie ) and (Fudge the Chocolate Lab), also 4 cats which are the family cats, and 2 cats which are mine and my fiances ( Simmons and Fitz ) ! As you can tell huge house of animal lovers ! Oh and also our tropical fish !

19. Favorite movie? This darn question, I dont know how to answer this haha ! I dont have a specific fav , but I do love ; Rent , Hairspray , Shaun of the Dead, Zombie Land, Sex and the city and Fame.

20. Do you have any siblings? Yes… One older sister (23) and one little sister (8)!

21. What do you want to be when you grow up? Happy! I just want to be able to say this is what it feels like to be truely happy !

Thank you for reading this, I hope you gained a little insight into my world !

!Look out for more tag blogs coming soon !