Change in my face!

Monday, July 23, 2012

I was flicking through some old photos last night, I had to share the huge change in my face, it's not always about the body! My eyes were being swallowed by the fat and I could barely crack a smile :( That was in 2008, fast forward four years which you all know the history and if not feel free to read my story here:

I don't think I've ever smiled so much in my life as I do right now, the braces are also making a huge difference to my confidence and they aren't even off yet!  I saw my dentist the other week and all is going well, the top should be off just before Christmas and the bottom in February 2013.  The changes have been huge, I no longer grind my teeth, I can breathe through my nose and my jaw shape has changed quite a lot, almost like a mini facelift not to mention how much more I'm smiling now!  It's been tough, painful and has cost me a small fortune ;) Worth all the pain and every penny spent!

Troy's inspiring story!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I just read this incredibly inspiring story!! Thank you Troy for having the courage to share your personal story :) Your a true legend!!

Head over to his blog to read his amazing story

Sweet and salty chocolate!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sweet and Salty chocolate

  • 3 x 100gm blocks of 85% Green and Blacks 
  • 125gms Butter 
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 200gms of Salted Cashews or any other nut 

Melt the butter and honey on a low heat in a heavy based pan and break up the chocolate and add, stirring until melted and all combined.

Chop the nuts or leave them whole and add into the melted chocolate mixture.

Pour into prepared rectangle tin, and spread out and flatten as much as you can.

Cover and refrigerate for a few hours before cutting.

Makes about 20 pieces

**Please note this is a primal version of Nigella's Sweet and Salty chocolate.

Food snaps and why my scale is gone!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Just a general update guys! I hope that you are all still enjoying my blog.  I get a little bored sometimes constantly blogging about what I eat but I always get a lot of emails telling me how helpful it is so that's why I do it.

For any of you scale addicts out there please check this out:

I haven't weighed on the scale for a long time now, I don't track my progress that way anymore, it's a far cry from the woman I used to be who was a little obsessed with the scale.  I still can't believe that I've managed to ditch it and I feel far healthier for it.

I'm happy with the the size I am, I'm much more focused with toning my body, I was giving the scale too much power and it was dictating how I was feeling each day, now I just measure every few weeks and my clothes will tell me pretty fast if I'm not reaching my goals, I wear jeans almost daily so I'd know very fast.

I'm back into weight training and loving it, doing some personal training with my Pilates instructor and enjoying every minute of it, I do love the feeling of sore muscles and I'm feeling really healthy.  Here's a few snaps of my food, I update on Facebook more than on here as it's faster so be sure you head over and like my page if you want updates on my food and motivation etc...

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