Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Day 12 - Crafting

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all well! I can't believe it has been 12 days since my first post, time is flying! I got very excited yesterday as I received my first comment on my blog! I was so chuffed and happy to see people are actually reading this! Thank you :)

Well, yesterday was another (relatively) good day. We attended another BBQ, but I wasn't feeling too peachy so didn't eat anything. Below is the outfit I wore to the BBQ. I'm not sure if you would be interested in me posting more 'outfits of the days', let me know if so!

Top - Zara
Jeggings - Tesco (!)
Shoes - Topshop
Scarf - Boutique in Padstow, Cornwall

Then in the evening once we had gotten home I was starving so chopped up a jacket potato and make oven chips. Completely healthy as all it is is potatoes! I then spray them with fry light, an alternative and much healthier option to oil, and hey presto, chips!

When we got home we then watched the Jubilee Concert, which at first I didn't think it was anything special, but then the last hour of it was amazing! The best part was when Prince Charles did the speech about his 'Mummy', so cute! I love of a bit of Royal Family-ness!

Whilst watching this we had opened a bag of Maltesers... bad, bad move. I'd promised myself to only eat a couple but low and behold, I broke that promise. They are just too damn tasty! So to keep my hands busy so they didn't creep back into the bag, I started craft making!

I've been planning on making some decorative crafts for some time, but life has been so hectic recently I just haven't got round to doing it. But I made my first cushioned heart yesterday guys, and am so chuffed with it! What do you think? I did have to hand stitch it so its not the neatest, but I am hopefully purchasing a sewing machine soon for when I make more. I found it so therapeutic and can't wait to get cracking and make more!

So, today the other half has gone back to work (sob) even though it is still a national bank holiday, so I will probably spend my day doing jobs, going for a walk and hopefully seeing my 7 week old niece!

Hope you all have a good day!

Ellie xx

Monday, 4 June 2012

Day 11 - Jubilee Celebrations!

Hey everyone!

Just a quick post to say hi! Trying very hard to stay on track this bank holiday, temptation galore at the moment!

Yesterday we went to a lunchtime BBQ, where I stuck to salads and pasta. I'm not overly fussed eating meat so stuck to the other healthy foods available.

Then in the evening we went to my parents for dinner, which consisted of shepherds pie, cauliflower, beans and asparagus. So all very healthy, until the deserts! I ended up having fresh strawberries and cream, the healthiest of the choices and it was delicious!!

I was very bad and didn't manage to get any pictures today, other than my freshly paints nails! You will lean throughout my posts that I LOVE painting my nails, and being the perfectionist I am, cannot stand chips or smudges! So my nails are painted quite regularly, which drives the boyfriend mad! Today I am wearing Essie 'Eternal Optimist', such a gorgeous colour!

I'm having a fantastic weekend so far, seeing lots of lovely people! I hope your having a good one too!

Ellie x

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Day 10 - DIY day

Hey everyone!

Hope your all having a great jubilee bank holiday weekend! As the weather was miserable and wet today (of course it would be, it's bank holiday!) I decided to get a job done we've been putting off for weeks...wait for it... re-painting the living room!

We live a crazy life!

We've been meaning to do it for a while but due to one reason or another we kept putting it off. Today was the day though! I completely forgot to take 'before' pictures, but have included pictures taken just after I'd started, and of course some after shots!

Once I'd started decorating I couldn't stop, and have managed to do both coats of paint and glossing all in one day. I am aware how sad this sounds but I love that the job is now done, and I can tick it off my list!

Because I got into the swing of things I didn't get round to attempting my jog, I know it's a terrible excuse! Once I get into the swing of exercise I really enjoy it, but getting into the routine is SO hard! Do any of you have any tips on how to get started, and to stick to it?! I am going to attempt to go tomorrow, however have a very busy day with family visits. I'm even annoying myself with my excuses! Argh!!! I am off work next week so am going to use the extra time to get properly into an exercise routine.

Food Diary -

Breakfast - special k with semi skimmed milk

Lunch - poached egg on brown toast

Dinner - spaghetti bolognese

Snacks - 4 square of cadbury's dairymilk

Food wise I have been pretty good today. All of the decorating did make me very hungry however having the eggs for lunch really filled me up for the rest of the afternoon. Definitely a good meal choice that's quick, easy to cook and very satisfying!

I'll be back tomorrow, enjoy your weekend!

Ellie x

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Day 9 - Weigh In Week 1

D-Day has arrived!!! I was very nervous to step on the scales, these results are below...

Weight: 13st 7lbs

3lbs weight loss! I'm so chuffed! I've stuck to the healthy eating, with a few treats thrown in, and I'm so happy with the results! It just goes to show healthy eating with the occasional treat goes along way.


Arms: 31cm. Lost 1cm!
Chest: 100cm. Lost 3cm!!!
Waist: 88cm. Lost 4cm!!!!!!!
Hips: 116cm. Lost 1cm!
Thigh: 66cm. Lost 1cm!

I am so SO happy with the results just after one week! Allowing myself to have a few treats makes me feel like I've not even been 'dieting', which is perfect for me to continue this long term.

Today I shall mostly be grinning like a cheshire cat whilst decorating and attempting my jog!

I also wanted to post this picture that I saw on fitnessista's blog the other day, it feels very relevant to what I'm doing right now and wanted to share it with you all!

I'll be back tomorrow, hope everyone has a fantastic jubilee weekend!

Ellie x

Friday, 1 June 2012

Day 8 - All is Well!


Things are still going well, I'm so happy that I'm sticking to it and I really do think it is down to blogging my food intake and exercise routine.

Food Diary -

Breakfast - Special K with Semi-skimmed milk

Lunch - pasta with peppers and table spoon of light mayo

Dinner - 95% meat sausages with mash potato, peas, sweetcorn and beans. Below is a picture. It was very tasty! I even added some pickled cabbage to give it some more flavour.

Snacks - raspberry cereal bar

Today has been rather un eventful. My intentions were to go for a walk after work, but is completely forgotten I already had an appointment for the hairdressers! By the time I'd finished there it was almost 7.30 and I'd not eaten since lunch. And you do not want to mess with a hungry Ellie! So instead I will be going tomorrow night and Saturday to make up for it! I promise!

I'm feeling really motivated still, and am actually looking forward to weigh day which is a first!! All of my posts are a uploaded the day after, however I will post a blog on Saturday letting you all know how I've done!

Fingers crossed its good news!!!

Speak soon,
Ellie x