Friday, 24 October 2014

Pre-Christmas Giveaway - Win a Urban Decay Naked 3 palette&more!

Can you believe there are only 62 days left until Christmas? Over the next six weeks I will run a pre-Christmas giveaway and you can win one of the prices below. Every Friday until the 5th of December more items will be added to the list below.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Weightloss Wednesday

My previous attempts to lose weight this year have failed, as well as every attempt the previous year and the year before that. I don't have much willpower and it is much easier to eat a package of biscuits for dinner than to cook a healthy meal. I don't actually eat a whole package of biscuits for dinner, but being insulin resistant I know what works for me and what not. A diet high in carbs and sugar makes me put on weight, while a diet high in protein and fat makes me lose weight. You say that doesn't make sense? Maybe because you think low-fat is healthy and a diet high in fat can't possibly make you thin. That's fine and I gave up explaining people my theory of the matter. After all, who is listening to nutritional advice from somebody who is four stone overweight. I never ate much and I am not lazy and yet I carry a little bit more around the middle than I should. In January this year I made the decision to lose weight, I followed the Paleo diet for three months and I lost 24lbs. Below is a picture of me in the beginning of April just before I had my exams and thanks to a lot of stress I went back to my unhealthy eating habits.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Personal Tuesday

My week has been busy and I feel much better. I am planning Christmas in Germany, even though I don't like Christmas. When I was a child, I loved Christmas. Now, many years past my milk teeth covered in Christmas candy, I am less fond of Christmas. In fact, I don't like celebrating Christmas at all. I don't know why, but I guess it's because I dislike winter in general. The cold, the snow and the short days. Yes, I associate Christmas with winter and snow, cold fingers and frozen toes. The boys, especially George, will be in Christmas mood though, and I will probably end up baking lots and lots of German Christmas biscuits and sharing them with all our friends.

But for various reasons, I have decided not to book a holiday somewhere sunny and hot, but spend two weeks in Germany to catch up with friends. So, here we go: I dislike Germany and I dislike Christmas. The two together? Oh no. Anyway, I am currently trying to see at which hotels I like to stay and when exactly I will be where.

On the other hand, though I am planning a Christmas Party for Bloggers in London on the 29th of November. So maybe I don't hate Christmas that much after all? Planning this Meetup keeps me busy and I am looking forward to meet many other Bloggers.

Tomorrow I am heading off to the Tower Bridge Studios for a photo shooting. It is a 'before' shooting for a ten week diet and exercise feature in a big national newspaper. I am super excited. There is a team that does my hair, my makeup and dresses me and I can't wait. I will tell you all about it tomorrow.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Soupe du Jours in Soho - Finally great soups in London!

My friend Linda and I met for Lunch today. Our destination of choice was Soupe du Jour in Soho. I am a soup lover, but finding a good soup in London is hard. Of course I was pleased to hear from Julia, one of the founders of Soupe du Jour, and couldn't decline her invitation to try the soups myself.