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 !
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!
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.
As many of you know over here in the UK finding an affordable plus size clothing store is like finding a needle in a haystack. And you want to actually go to that store and try some clothes on , well you can think again ! Plus size stores are far and few between , and they are getting even less. A few of my local New Looks have now taken their plus size section out of their stores , which means I can only purchase their stuff over the Internet. Which I still do because they have great stuff , just a shame I can’t try it on first! And some Evans stores have closed down and it’s just such a hassle to get some fashionable and affordable clothes. So I search the Internet to find the top trends, styles, what suits and works for me.
I’m here today to give you my top 5 fashion brands! These are brands I swear by , and can’t live without , they work well for me and my body type and always have something new and on trend!
1) Asos Curve
Style in three words : Trendy without trying
2) Yours clothing
Style in three words : effortless looking glam
Style in three words : elegance , chic, everyday
4) Forever 21+
Style in three words : trendy college chick
5) Simply Be
Style in three words : work it girl !
This post was inspired by buzzfeed
Why is it that our self worth is determined by our size ? Why do we feel the need to judge ourselves and point out every individual flaw we may or may not have? Why can’t we see ourselves for the amazing beautiful human beings that we are. I have felt this way for a long time, and recently I havent been feeling self conscious, Ive been going out and not caring what others are thinking of me, and if they are judging me or not. And its at this point in my life I can smile, I can appreciate that I only get one body, and that this body is always going to be plus size, and thats ok. I can still be beautiful and be big, I can hold my head up high and not have to worry about feeling like I need to high every aspect of my being.
For anyone that tried to hide away or are constantly thinking theyre not good enough, you need to stop! You need to allow yourself to be happy, you need to allow yourself freedom, otherwise you will be trapped forever, and thats a worrying and sad thought, and I know no one wants to feel that way. Any haters are only hating as they cant believe someone of our size can be confident and love ourselves, only because they dont love themselves, and seeing us do it intimidates them. We are so powerful, we are strong and we need to wake up and see this ! We have the power to intimidate people through our self love and confidence, we have the power to make me notice is, we have the power to be whoever we want to be ! Our size has nothing to do with it, its our confidence, its our self love, our respect for people and our ability to see others for more then their appearence. And is that isnt truely magnificent , I dont know what it.
Now ladies and gentlemen, next time you want to put a part of your body now, “oh my thighs are so fat”, instead of thinking like that, think about what they do for you,or what they allow you to be able to do. Such as ” my legs allow me to dance, which makes me feel great, or my legs allow me to run and play with my children”, making these positive changes about the way you see your body, will start to have an impact on how you view yourself. Now this may sound crazy, but I need you to start talking to yourself ! I need you to start telling yourself what you love about yourself, yes it may feel awkward for the first few times, but by saying it out loud, your hearing it and understand it, and it can have great benifits! Treat yourself as though you would your mother or you sister or friends. And what I mean by that is why not be as nice to yourself as you are to the people you love? “Think to yourself, ‘would I say this to my best friend, or my sister, or my mother?'” Silverman says. “If you cannot imagine another human being who you love saying this to themselves or someone else talking to them that way, then how are you talking to yourself in that manner?”
I hope this has reached out to somebody, thats all I ever hope !
Until next time my beautiful plus size people!
Wow can’t remember the last time I was on here! That makes me feel awful, because I love blogging and posting photos etc. I will make a promise at least once a week if not more I will blog!
So what’s new I hear you ask?
Well I’m engaged!! 🙂 after 4 years with my man he proposed and on our anniversary, some may say cheesy I agree hehe but who cares I’m marrying the Love of my life 🙂 ill insert a pic if you wanna see the ring!
What else is new… I’m moving! This past year I’ve been living in London, and it’s had its ups and downs. But I miss the country and fresh air to go with it, so Canterbury I’m back 🙂 the New place is gorgeous, 3 bed bungalow with a lovely rose garden and seating area, a huge living room /diner and massive bath tub. Every girls dream! Moving to a new house also means a trip to Ikea! I love Ikea, buying all the decorative pieces and come on Ikea plants is a must have! So in November I will be doing a huge haul and will post what ive picked up on here! If your like me, I love seeing other people’s hauls it gives me alot of ideas and inspiration 🙂
Next on the list is, I’m starting my own Cupcake business 🙂 living in a small London flat for a year ive felt so enclosed and unhappy. And recently I’ve just been in a rut. So I’ve been thinking and thinking about how to cheer myself up, and so I bake. Baking is a huge love in my life and it makes me feel good. So I’m starting my cupcake company on August, called Cupcake Kingdom. I will link the website in this post so you can check it out.
Also I’m debating whether to start a YouTube channel. I always love watching plussize fashion or makeup videos and it’s a huge inspiration to see them and how much body confidence they have. I want to be able to inspire people and make them feel good about themselves. So that’s on the back burner.
What else is there to say…..
I’m glad I’m back and will be posting regularly and getting back into the swing of things! Watch this space.