Wednesday, 23 February 2011

My Life in Pictures

My Life in Pictures (3)
DC & I
New Years Eve
December 2010

Thursday, 17 February 2011

My Life in Pictures

My Life in Pictures
Nat, Adelle & I
Adelle's teaparty
January 2011

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Yum of the Week

Yum of the Week (2)

Jamie Dornan, model, aged 28 from Ireland.

"I've never bought that 'my body is a temple' shit. Although mine does help pay my mortgage."


Monday, 14 February 2011

Date with the Scales

Weightwatchers Thursday

I first started Weightwatchers in April 2009 when I saw this picture:

...and hated the sight of my arm! Sounds silly I know - it's just one picture of one arm - but after a year in halls living off microwave packeted cheese and brocolli pasta (you know the one) and weekends full of baking cheesecakes, I was unhappy and wanted to do something about it.

I started the journey at 10st 7lbs and made a habit of going every week along with my mum and two best friends. It was a big challenge, but a lot of fun and made a lot easier by everyone doing it together.

I reached my goal of 9st 5lbs in October 2009 and managed to keep it off all of the way through Christmas. But I stopped attended classes and over the next year, managed to get back up to 10st. So I decided four weeks ago that it was back to Weightwatchers I went, determined to get back down to goal and this time keep it that way.

I lost 2.5lbs in my first week on the new ProPoints plan, and thought it was the easiest thing since sliced bread. However it only took two weeks for my excitement and determination to diminish, and after losing 0.5lb in my second week I managed to gain 1lb in my third.

This Thursday I lost 1.5lb and feel as though I'm back on track to getting to goal. It may only be a 3lb loss but with another 4lbs to go and a whole load of new recipes (AND CAKES) to try out, I'm loving it.

I plan to keep a track of how I've been doing. So if I go pretty quiet on the Weightwatchers front, you know I've been reaching for the biscuit tin....................

Dans x

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week 2

"I just want them to know that they didn't break me."

Saturday, 12 February 2011


Below are some of the best blogs on the block, that I have chosen to start off my shrine. Please take a look (that's if you don't already which you probably do and rightly so!)

Only Half Dressed

Big Fashionista

the london lipgloss

Makeup Savvy

If you have any blog recommendations or if you would like to introduce your own blog, please let me know!

Friday, 11 February 2011

The Love Side of Things

Valentine Weekend

DC and I are off to Sheffield tomorrow for the weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day. I booked it weeks ago and it was meant to be a surprise but I'm rubbish at keeping secrets!

He's stressed with uni and I'm mega-stressed with work so I'm really looking forward to getting away and relaxing without having to talk about work / do the washing / clean the house. We've hardly seen each other since he's been on his school placement so it looks as though we've got the perfect weekend ahead of us!

I've never been to Sheffield where are the shops???

Dans x

Thursday, 10 February 2011

My Life in Pictures

My Life in Pictures
My best friend Jodie and I
My Birthday
August Bank Holiday 2010

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Yum of the Week

Yum of the Week

William Chalker, model, aged 30 from Sussex.

"Before I became a model I was quite content in any profession that allowed me to use my hands."


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Splash £150 Cash... Topshop (£136)

Tan leather slickback sandals, £60

Knitted cream swing dress, £46

Suede chocolate bag, £30

Monday, 7 February 2011

Bake a Cake...

...Or a muffin or cupcake or two

From now on I'll be showcasing some of my successful (and some of my not so successful) baking which these days seems to occupy all of my weekends! I've found a new hobby and I love it. Below are some of the goodies I've been fattening my family, friends and work colleagues up with over the weeks...

Everything now on will be weightwatchers friendly, so the challenge is to make them still look as scrumptious as the above!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week 1

"I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if you never take it seriously, you never get hurt... you never get hurt, you always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends."