Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Slimming world; gotta get my head in the game!

Good morning boys and girls, I'm led on my girlfriends broken bed with a headache coming and I'm thinking, I have 5 months until my sisters wedding at the end I August, Zoe and I have both decided to wear dresses and I would love it if I could buy a dress in a size 12 for the wedding. These are my current problems.

I haven't been weighed in 2 weeks, I'm currently staying with Zoe in the ass of nowhere (I don't even get any phone service here) and there isn't a supermarket or anywhere that sells fresh fruit and veg anywhere around here. She lives in a pub so the only food here is things that get chucked in the fryer, white bread, crisps and peanuts (but I get all the post mix diet coke i want!)

Even when I try to be good here it gets even harder cause Zoe doesn't very often eat proper meals, she snacks on crisps and chocolate and crap all day and it makes me want to snack too, no where near as much as she does but it doesn't help me for sure. 

I'm here all week so I'm going to try and work with what I have. No snacking, no crisps or chocolate just meals and try and for some of the time cook healthier food in healthier ways. It's only a week and then once I'm home I'm gonna be back on plan 100% cause dads in London and me and mother can both cook slimming world friendly stuff. 

I'm thinking of this dress for the wedding!! 

Monday, 17 February 2014

Living the crazy life ...

Since my last blog post everything in life went very very strange indeed. 

My girlfriend and I went through a very rough patch in our relationship, broke up for a few months but now we are back together and better than ever. 
I have a trial day for an amazing job that I am desperate to get and I'm back living at home with my parents. It's annoying in some ways and amazing in others but finally my life has calmed down to a point where I can actually do the things I want to do instead of dealing with whatever life threw at me! 

I started a YouTube channel ages ago before I even had this blog but I deleted everything on it when Zoe and I split. (I thought we were over for good so it seemed like a good idea at the time) but I have a new one and tomorrow I am filming my very first video. The only reason I'm starting a YouTube channel is because I have a lot of thoughts in my head and it's just as easy for me to talk about them as it is for me to write about them. So that should be fun! It's going to be a mix of random, beauty, lifestyle and everything really! 

Also, I have rejoined slimming world, my mother is also a member so it's a lot easier than it ever has been unless I'm with Zoe who can eat what she wants and stays tiny then it gets slightly more difficult. I will be doing a few blog posts here and there about that too, probably when I'm struggling and really need to have a good whinge about it. 

I will definitely not leave it so long to blog again and hopefully I can organise myself better these days and make it a regular weekly thing. 

If I fail, give me a kick up the back side on twitter :) 

(Ps. I'm blonde now!)

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Karla Powell and the MUA scandal.

I'm not the first to blog about this and I'm sure I won't be the last but I am appalled by the way MUA cosmetics have treated Karla powell's decision to further her career to a different company.
She is a talented make up artist and like any normal person wants to develop herself and further her career, the Facebook status from Mr MUA was bad enough without any names being mentioned then they topped the level of unprofessional by writing another status, not only mentioning her name but a sly remark thanking their other employees for their loyalty.

I know there are two sides to every story but that's not for the publics eyes.
I see this as nothing more than a disgruntled company trying to discredit a talented young woman who has made a decision for the benefit of herself.

I know a lot of people are talking of boycotting MUA and I might have to jump on that bandwagon.
Even if I like the products I'm not sure that I'm comfortable giving such an unprofessional and vindictive company my money.
Either way they have a lot of making up to do to restore their faith in the beauty bloggers community.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Motivation and organisation. HELP ME!!!

Currently I'm sat at work with only three people in the pub and so I thought to myself why not write a blog? So, I have yet to miraculously turn my life around but I am heading in that right direction. All I need to do now is get organised.
This is less of a blog post and more of a cry for help! I have all the tools I need to be organised. I have more notebooks than one girl should have, I have a Filofax and an iPhone. Surely there is nothing else I need in life to be neurotic, obsessed with planning and Monica Gellar-esque!
Yet I can never force myself to use these things productively. So, what I ask of you is how you keep yourselves organised and on top of everything in your busy bloggers lives?

Any comments on the matter would be highly appreciated and I will enjoy staring at an empty bar for the next 3 and a half hours!!

Andie xoxo

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Happy New Years!!

So Christmas is officially over, there is chocolate, biscuits and sweets everywhere so for some reason this is the time that everyone decides their New Years resolutions. So for those of us endeavouring to lose weight we are surrounded by the things that are destined to make us fail already!

I'm not saying New Years resolutions are a bad thing! I actually really like the idea of them but usually (for me anyway) by the time valentines day comes around they're long forgotten. This year however my main resolution is not to lose weight as it has been for the past few years. I am going to try and change my eating habits yes but that won't be my main focus this year. This year there are more important things! So, I have three New Years resolutions this year and I hope to stick by them all.

1. To stop eating meat again. I was a vegetarian for the best part of the year but the only things I really missed we're chicken and fish. So I decided that this year I wouldn't deny myself fish as I eat more tuna than you can possibly imagine and I will allow myself chicken very occasionally. I mean once or twice a month and even then it will just be chicken breast/roast chicken/breaded chicken. No KFC!! Haha.

2. Sort out my finances. Sadly I had to quit my job as I have been being bullied by my supervisor, the company did nothing about it so I left. I know I could appeal or take it further but it just really is not worth the hassle I am much better at letting things go than holding grudges. So I have been left in a lot of debt from my old house, no job (even though the wage was barely enough to live on without having to pay off debts) and bills to pay on the new place. My wonderful girlfriend is helping me out with this because as a wonderfully talented girl she makes a hefty wage but its not fair and I don't want her having to support me at all let alone for a considerable amount of time so I will be spending my new year finding a good, well paid office job, I have done office work in the past and enjoyed it far more than factory work. Hopefully this will be remedied soon as I have a job interview for a very promising job next Friday. Fingers, toes, eyes and everything crossed for this one,

3. This one is perhaps a little juvenile or soppy but I want to do cute/nice things with/for Zoe. Too many times have I been in a relationship when I lost appreciation for the other person or vice versa. I love her too much to let that happen so basically my New Years resolution and probably the most important one is to put all of my love and effort into my relationship because it was the only good thing to come out of 2012 with me.

2012 has been a terrible year for my family and I. My dad lost his pops, my sister moved to Australia, although this was for her and my parents are happy for her it still broke their hearts. Then my Niece passed away of meningitis at just 6 weeks old leaving her twin sister, older brother and all my family devastated. It's been a hard year and Zoe was there through most of it holding my hand, for that I am and always will be grateful.

So here's to hoping 2013 will be much better than 2012! And full of love, laughter, life and family.

I hope you all have a very good New Years and that 2013 is a good year.

Andie xoxo

Friday, 28 December 2012

New year, new clothes.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got everything they wanted! Mostly this year I was given money but I did get a few gifts that hit the nail straight on the head. A beautiful gothic looking wine glass from my sister, a Harry potter themed charm bracelet, a new book and of course lots of toiletry goodies! (Some pictures included) I am going to be testing them out over the next few days to see if there is a hidden gem amongst them.

I have been shopping with my Christmas money and managed to get myself a few real teats. New handbag was definitely a necessity no matter what my mother said.

A lot has happened over this Christmas period, I quit my job because unfortunately I was being bullied by my boss, there was an investigation but because everyone wanted an easy life for themselves no one backed me up so I decided to leave. This leaves me in a terrible predicament for money but my wonderful girlfriend has said she will support me until I find a new job which is wonderful of her, although that may be sooner rather than later as I have an interview on Friday for an office job.

I will be doing a post about what I decide to wear to the interview, though if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to share!

Now, I'm going to go and continue eating my way into the new year!
Merry Christmas and happy new year!
Andie xoxo

Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Most Wonderful Time...

This is the third time of me trying to make this post so I really hope it works!
I haven't been able to blog properly for a while because I have just been so busy! I've moved house, a month earlier than planned so everything was a complete rush! I no longer have my computer so I'm doing everything from my phone until I can get a new one, and I had my birthday weekend!
My birthday weekend was amazing, I felt good in my dress and everyone made me feel really good and special. My girlfriend book me a limo for all my friends and then we went to one of my favourite pubs for pre drinks, then off to the gay clubs! Even my straight friends enjoyed themselves, it wasn't a late one but it was good fun. (Picture at the bottom of me and my girl in one of bristols biggest gay clubs, check out how lucky I am!!)

As it is the most wonderful time of year, that means its also the most expensive. This year I have really struggled with money but I am managing! So I decided to think tell you everything I'm doing to help myself this year.
Prioritise gifts, in my family, there are a lot of kids. I have 3 sisters and between them I have 5 nieces and nephews, they are the main priority so I got their presents straight away. Then my mum told me to get my girlfriends presents before I got theirs, they could wait, which I thought was very nice of them. I don't even know if I'm going to be able to buy for friends this year but I will try.
Selling stuff, taking things you no longer want or don't need to car boot sales or sticking them on eBay, every little helps!
Changing up all those silvers and coppers you have lying around. You'd be surprised at how much that £8 in change could help.

Normal posting will resume again soon, now that the hectic times are passing although I'm going to be very busy over Christmas (my girlfriends parents are running a pub so I will be working a lot) I will post as much as I can!

Merry Christmas
Andie xoxo