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False Lash Effect Without False Lashes?

As many of you know, I am a make up fanatic and for a long time I was always on the look out for a decent mascara. I tried falsies but I hated how they felt on my eyes and inevitably I wold end up pulling them off! I also wanted decent lashes every single day – not just on special occasions so I fell for all the hype of every single brand, but there was one which once I had tried it, there was no looking back. Continue reading False Lash Effect Without False Lashes?

No one Cares

This made me laugh today. Thing is, over the last few weeks I’ve discovered that people really, really do care! Even the ones who don’t comment on my running updates, will comment on all sorts of other things. Different strokes for different folks. And the ones who don’t? Well they don’t matter… so I genuinely don’t care. We watched the Social Dilemma at the weekend. Nothing about it shocked or worried me. I know that I’m famously laid back, but none of it was news. I’ve carefully managed my social media use for years. I don’t count my likes or … Continue reading No one Cares

From couch to marathon…

This blog has the potential to become a marathon…. or at least a blog about my marathon training… For the longest time, I’ve had ‘run a half marathon’ on my bucket list. And if I was allowed extra entries on my bucket list I would add ‘run a whole marathon’ But I’ll be honest, I never really thought I’d do it. I just had it there as a story I would wheel out when someone talked about running I would chip in and say ‘oh I’d love to do a marathon one day’ and then I would go back to … Continue reading From couch to marathon…

50 kilograms… Gone!

Anyone who knows me will know that LOOOOONG plateaus are part of my journey… but today I broke the latest and can now say that I’ve dropped over 50 kilos since last November. I didn’t shed the entire 50 with TKS. Since I joined in February I’ve shed just over 21 kilos, but I can say without any doubt at all, that TKS has been responsible for keeping it off. There’s no way I would have maintained never mind gone on to lose even more, had I tried to carry on doing what I was doing. When I found TKS … Continue reading 50 kilograms… Gone!

Running on Ketones

Running. Ok I avoided exercise for a long long time when I started this. Way back in November 2019 I started shedding weight (pre TKS) and tried to add running. I hated it and it hurt. So I stopped. Then I discovered TKS and the no exercise rule and was over the moon! But one of my 50 reasons has always been that I wanted to start running. Not to get fit or lose weight or burn calories but because I want to run! So, having lost 50kg since November, and with the knowledge that 6 months of TKS had … Continue reading Running on Ketones

On Showing Off

I’ve had lots of questions so I thought it was time for some answers. Since November 2019 I’ve shed 6 stone 10lbs… thats 43kg or 95lb. I was wearing over sized layers – somewhere around a UK 22. And yesterday I wore a size 14 skirt. I have talked about it in my blog – here – but havent talked about this subject publicly on Facebook because somewhere along the way in my 45 years on this planet, I picked up the idea that the worst thing I could be was a show off. But today I posted this. I … Continue reading On Showing Off

The Skirt of Success

Here’s a couple of glamorous photos of me! The first… March 2020 before I started detox. I’d done 30 days at this point and shed a massive 12 kilos and I was very very proud of myself! I went charity shop hopping as i was visiting the UK and found this brand new Gap skirt. At the time I was still a good size 18 but I had my eyes on the prize so I paid £5 intending that a 14 would soon fit. Well, I got it home and saw that it was teeny tiny! Then I spotted that … Continue reading The Skirt of Success

Peaks, Troughs and Plateaus

Good morning all! I woke up this morning ‘feeling’ slimmer… stood on the the scales and they don’t agree…. but I don’t care cause I’ve got the two dents that always appear in my stomach which means I’m about to see a little drop and my clothes will fit better today. Lots of you have seen my posts over the months and watched me change. There are success stories just like me all over this group and I promise that they all tell a similar story. ➡️None of the success stories had a linear weight loss journey ➡️All of them … Continue reading Peaks, Troughs and Plateaus

Memories of the Palace

Frock Up Saturday… Ok it’s not Friday today but yesterday I was dossing around the garden in shorts. However, today a memory popped up so I thought I would do a little comparison and dig out the same dress I last wore 7 years ago. It’s a bit creased… but so would you be after 7 years in a cave! It’s only had one outing before and that was on May 30th 2013 at Buckingham Palace when I froze to death at the Queens Garden party! 👸 🏰 👑 (I know I don’t look cold but it was flippin’ freezing!) … Continue reading Memories of the Palace

Villa Carmen

I love this! Almost all of the houses in our street have these plaques on their outside walls. They all have names. There’s even a La Roseraie! When we moved here, we weren’t aware of a name, but on one garden exploration I found this dirty and broken plaque under a hedge. Villa Carmen. I propped it up in the garden and didn’t imagine I would ever find the missing corner piece but yesterday… as I was digging out some weeds my spade hit something and it was the piece. Filthy dirty and a bit chipped, but it fit! So, … Continue reading Villa Carmen

Love the skin you’re in.

The second round of healing soon comes to an end! I’ve supercharged myself with some extra gut loving supplements (glutamine, probiotics and a special immune/gut supporting one) but otherwise I’ve just done the basic plan to the letter. My weight loss has slowed but that’s normal. My body feels smaller and I can touch the outline of bones that I haven’t felt for a long time. I can see the changes almost daily. Now and then I notice things in the mirror such as how much bigger my thighs appear now that my knees have got slimmer, or how there’s … Continue reading Love the skin you’re in.