Wednesday, 7 May 2014

What I Ate Wednesday

cheesy rice souffle and tomato sauce

Chicken, yorkshire pudding and steamed veg

Lentil and bacon soup with a wholemeal roll

*first seen on Dieting Rollercoaster

Monday, 5 May 2014

My Life Monday: Dieting Rollercoaster

After talking about my skin outbreaks a couple of weeks ago I have overhauled my diet pretty much completely.

As a bigger girl I still love clothes, shoes and make-up. What I don't like is being the bigger end of plus size.

It is much better than it used to be, but when you peak at a 30/32 it's not fun. You don't get the clean lines that many items require, may be from front profile, but once you get looked at from the side - it's just not quite right. That's talking as a person that has no bum, I have one heck of a curvature in my spine.

I say this as an opportunity has arrived for me to do something I love doing, but I only have 100 days to get ready for it. I'm currently 20 days in. And I have lost 1st 11lbs since mid-February.

You can follow my journey over at I post a daily journal and photo food diary.

Friday, 2 May 2014

My Targets for May

After the success that was April I'm going to do the same again this month.

Biggest thing that needs to be tackled is the bathroom.

Last September I had a little accident, a bottle of hair dye flew across the room leaving a trail of Dexter-like platters in it's wake. So this month here at BeeBee Towers we are going to concentrate on undoing that.

I've been umming and ahhing over what to do for a while, but now it's time to sort it out. The wallpaper is going to come off and the walls will be painting. We still need to choose a colour and the appropriate accessories of course.

The bathroom is going to be the main focus this month.

Other mini targets include:

Finding a home for my cub paperwork
Clearing the coffee table in the front room window and keeping it clear.
Getting on top of my mending bag, I'm sure it has a life of it's own.
Tackling the multiplying dust bunnies under the bed.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

April Favourites

How fast are these months going now?

I have a mixed bag of favourites for April. 

Barely There Gel Finish Nailwear by Avon. This is the perfect nude. It gives a nice sheer cover with just one coat, but add 2 and it is a fabulous opaque colour. Two looks for the price of one. Currently on offer in Avon for £2.50 - which is half of it's RRP. 

Insulated cup and straw - I now have 3 of these. I love them. One at work, 2 at home. They make drinking water so much easier, I really don't like the stuff that much. Also it keeps it cool for longer and cuts down trips to the drinks cooler at work. You can currently buy 2 large ones for £5 at Wilkinsons.

Going hand in hand with the cup and straw is this miniature cordial syrup by Robertsons. I love the orange and peach flavour. 

I got these sunglasses at the start of the month, when the weather was so much brighter and a lot less wet that it has been this week. I got them from ebay, I think they were about £2. I didn't want to spend too much as I wasn't sure if they would suit me. What do you think?

I'm still pretty much obsessed by cheesy puffs for some reason, pretty much eating them daily. 

For lunch at work I've been taking soup, I love these cups by Sistema. I have a couple of their lunch boxes too. I have these in Red and Blue (currently £3 each at Wilkinsons). They can go in the freezer, but normally I split a fresh soup between the two and take them to work over 2 days. 

I eat them with my other obsession, the pumpkin and sunflower seed rolls from the bakery section at Co-op. 46p for 1 or £1 for 4. 

On a night I've been unloading my daily thoughts in a journal over on and watching youtube videos. This month I've been loving: 

Sprinkle of Glitter - she's a mummy blogger, she's so pretty and gorgeous and funny. I love her hair and make up, it's fair to say she is my current girl crush. I want her as my bestest buddy. 

Saccone Jolys - An Irish family. Anna has just given birth to her 2nd child. I love to watch their antics on an evening I go to bed, and now they're moving to the UK!!!

Fun for Louis - Louis has been out of the UK for 6 months most of this month he has been in LA hanging with other youtubers including Cyr and Piddleass. I'm going to miss them in his life. 

and finally for this month

Betty Pamper - I've really been enjoying her look books this month.