Progress not Perfection

Evening all

I know I’ve already posted once today but I wanted to give a little update to where I am at the moment.

Past few weeks I’ve been pretty hard on myself.

I’ve not been completely on my diet plan and I’ve hardly had anytime to exercise.

I’ve actually not been eating my full calorie deficit.

And Im a nightmare for remembering to drink enough water.

I used to do 30 minutes on my exercise bike and some toning exercises but I’ve not been doing it due to just having hardly any energy.

I haven’t even been taking my supplements.

Which really throws my motivation off course.

I try really hard but my body has now gone into weight plateau.

It’s proving very hard to push past this part of my weightloss journey.

It’s all about time with me I’m very inpatient and I’m quite critical of myself.

I keep getting told its not a race but it’s the journey that matters and what I learn about myself along the way.

I’m a lot stronger mentally and more focused on where I’m heading in my future, but I know the future can change in a instant so I’m trying to remain positive.

This week I’m coming completely out of my comfort zone and recording a few videos to run alongside my blog.

I feel I need to do this to advance my career within blogging.

I’m really focused on my own little family and myself.

It’s all about making myself happier and not thinking about others and how they perceive me anymore.

I had started to slip into a black hole In my mind again after a few issues but I felt I just couldn’t put myself through that again and I sure as hell wasn’t going to go down without a fight.

So I pulled up my big girl pants and got on with it..

My confidence is back I know where I’m heading and to have that clarity is amazing after so long of wandering around in the dark.

I would just like to point out I’m not always glamorous, sometimes I look like a sack of spuds but no one’s perfect its whats on the inside that matters.

So from this week I hope you may see a different side to me.

I’m focusing more on my fitness my wellbeing and connecting with people who actually want to get to know me better.

I just have to learn to believe in myself more and not be so hard on myself.

So please keep an eye out on my social media for updates ❀️

Love to you all

Stacie xx

Clean Up & Clear Out

Evening all

It’s been a while since we last had a catch up.

I think everyone is feeling a bit down and sick and tired now of this stagnant stage we are going through. Life is on hold for all of us it’s all very boring and repetitive.

Alot of my plans like million of others are also on hold.

As you can imagine I like to get things moving but at the moment its work, eat, sleep and repeat.

I’ve not had much to tell you all.

Today I decided to have a good tidy up in my home ready for my Christmas decorations and hey don’t judge its 2020 anything goes this year.

It felt good to throw away the past.

You find closure in all the smallest of tasks these are the ones that help you the most.

So christmas has arrived in my home already.

I’ll do any to keep my children in high spirits in such a difficult time.

Covid hasn’t cancelled Christmas but it’s a going to be very different this year.

I’m trying to stay positive and just get back into a routine.

So self care is what’s need and tommrow us Sunday so it will be the full day pampering myself.

I’ve decided that my hair is going back to full red I get bored so easily.

I’m also going to loose this last Two stone in weight and really start concentrating on my physical and mental wellbeing.

I am a lot happier now in myself but like most I feel stuck.

I’m very impatient and I want things instantly but I know that something you really want is never easy takes time, effort and patience.

I’m learning and changing more about myself every day.

I no longer feel bad for putting myself first.

Deep down apart of me will always remain but the way you glow after you drop the burden is amazing.

Love to you all ❀️

Stacie xx

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Evening everyone

I hope your all doing well.

I hope tonights blog will make more people aware of b12 deficiency and how it maybe impacting on your health.

Since loosing weight I’ve noticed more health issues which I had put down to being overweight.

But the last few months I’ve noticed a huge change in my body and emotional state.

I’ve been constantly tired even though I’ve had my recommend eight hours a night sleep.

I’ve been suffering with numbness in my hands and elevated heart palpitations.

My moods have been very up and down and hard to control.

And I won’t start with the seasick balance issues and brain fog and terrible cold sores.

I wanted to make people aware of how a B12 deficiency can cause serious issues and irreversible changes if not acted on quickly.

I must state I’m no doctor or trained medical expert but I’m sharing my own experience with you all.

Here’s a little bit about Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an important water-soluble vitamin.

It plays an essential role in the production of your red blood cells and DNA, as well as the proper functioning of your nervous system.

Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal foods, including meats, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy. However, it can also be found in products fortified with B12, such as some varieties of bread and plant-based milk.

Unfortunately, B12 deficiency is common, especially in the elderly. You’re at risk of deficiency if you don’t get enough from your diet or aren’t able to absorb enough from the food you eat.

People at risk of a B12 deficiency include.

  • The elderly
  • Those who’ve had surgery that removes the part of the bowel that absorbs B12
  • People on the drug metformin for diabetes
  • People following a strict vegan diet
  • Those taking long-term antacid drugs for heartburn.

Unfortunately, symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency can take years to show up, and diagnosing it can be complex. A B12 deficiency can sometimes be mistaken for a folate deficiency.

Low levels of B12 cause your folate levels to drop. However, if you have a B12 deficiency, correcting low folate levels may simply mask the deficiency and fail to fix the underlying problem.

Here are 8 signs and symptoms of a true vitamin B12 deficiency.

  • Weakness , tiredness, or lightheadedness
  • Heart palpitations and shortness of breath
  • Pale skin
  • A smooth tongue
  • Constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or gas
  • Nerve problems like numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, and problems walking
  • Vision loss
  • Mental problems like depression, memory loss, or behavioral changes.

Here are some foods that are high in Vitamin B12

I’ve been taking Vitamin B12 supplements now for while but I can always tell when I haven’t been including them in my daily diet routine.

My body crashes and I have all my symptoms come back within a few days of being off B12 supplements.

Sometimes life takes over and we forget our own needs but talking care of our bodies needs is extremely important for our day to day lives.

I’m now back on my Vitamin B12 and I’m starting to feel human again.

I hope you have all found my blog resourceful.

Love to you all

Stacie xx

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I never thought I had the motivation to make a change to my lifestyle and eating habits but after a few rough months and lots of heartache.

I decided it was time to make drastic changes.

I didn’t want to just lose the weight that was holding me back but I wanted to work on my self-worth and learn to love myself again.
Over the past ten years, as I’ve gradually yoyo dieted and lost and gained weight.

I’ve been aware of so many changes – not just in my body but life in general.

But this time round I’ve worked my hardest.

Here are 10 things that you don’t expect to happen when you lose weight…

1.Your skin will loosen and head to your feet.

I know, gross. Once you start dropping the pounds, everyone experiences this and its not always exercise that helps with excess skin in fact it doesn’t hardly help at all.

This has to be one of my main issues at the moment it’s been getting to me that bad I’ve actually consulted two private medical practices to ask about paid surgery to remove excess skin.

It’s unbearable at times.

2. Itchy skin and sore stretch marks.

If you have lost weight and have stretch marks from either having children or rapid weight gain.

The healing process of shrinking stretch marks is terrible if you have this problem too then you feel my pain.

3.Your boobs will shrink.

I miss the fullness of my boobs.

Don’t get me wrong, they are still a good handful but not quite what they were.

I’ve reversed two cup sizes which is good for me due to less back pain and better fitting underwear.

4.You feel guilty for even looking at a freddo

I’m more relaxed with my eating now but in the first few months I would feel so guilty if I ate something ‘naughty’. Do allow yourself treats (weekends are a good time for this) but in moderation, of course!

5.You become a boring .

I’m sure I’ve bored friends and family with my nutritional advice as they bite into a sandwich. Sorry.

It’s just because you feel so passionate about your own body and taking care of it you just try and help others.

That can sometimes come across as being over boring with annoying weight loss information.

6. Constantly having to be careful when buying new items of clothing.

This should be enjoyable and a happier side of weightloss infact the whole thing just stresses me out, down to remembering you don’t need your past bigger sizes.

To not wanting to spend a small fortune on clothes that may not fit you after more increased weightloss.

7. The true understanding that being thin doesn’t make you happier.

True statement there, just because being thin changes your body and mental attitude it doesn’t mean that all your problems will disappear.

Remember that your weight doesn’t define you as a person.

8. Maintaining the weight loss.

Maintenance can be even harder than losing the weight itself. When I began my journey, I was fueled by success, non-scale victories, and a newfound confidence I gained from becoming a healthier and happier me. But once I began to reach that weight range I’d been gunning for, I started to think, β€œWell, I’ve already lost a ton of weight.

So adapting my future healthy eating plan for long term process wasn’t going to be easy.

9. My relationships with friends and family have changed; some have grown stronger, and some have become more distant.

When you embark on a big lifestyle change like this, you aren’t just adjusting your eating habits and physical activity. Your interests, hobbies, and thought processes change, too. Even my relationships have changed.
Some friendships have grown apart, because our relationships were so heavily fueled by social drinking and eating.

I think the hardest part about this lifestyle change is that I never anticipated my friendships would shift.

10. I am still scared that I will spiral out of control and gain everything back.

This is an irrational thought, but it is also a very real one. It is especially heightened when I’m traveling or enjoying life and I go in the β€œfuck it, I’m on vacation” mode, and I binge to the point where I’m not sure I can come back from it.

Like going hard on sweets or alcohol hiding it from friends out of guilt, or overeating in general.

I’m aware that this is a problem for me, and it terrifies me when I lose control that way.

While I would be upset if I reversed my hard work, I think there’s a deeper fear there of disappointing everyone else and having my failure displayed on a very public level.

So there you have it the truth that no one tells you during the process of losing weight…

I hope I’ve helped 😊

Love to you all

Stacie xx

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Hiya Everyone

I hope you have had a great day I would like to say I have but that hasn’t been the case.

Do you know when you roll out of bed in the morning and you know its not going to be a great day both emotionally and physically, most the time these days I have my shit together.

But today I felt like the whole world was against me, my anxiety attacks are less and less these days since I’ve found my confidence back but still one slips through the cracks of that barrier that ive built so high around my soul and every now and again the old Stacie tries to remerge from the shadows and i have to rain her back into the darkness because that jush isn’t me anymore.

This blog post I’ve wanted to post for along time now and I’ve been putting it off for a while but i think its time to share it with you all.

To the people who know me in person who read my blog will understand exactly how I’ve been feeling and hopefully you will understand why I’ve needed to do what I have done to simply keep my head above water and to stop myself from drowning.

Up until the last six months Ive been at war with myself , my mind and my heart trying to align all three has been a battle and half.

I’ve always put others first and always put myself last just to make other people happy.

Ive loved and not always been loved back the old unrequited love is an arsehole.

I’ve sat there and listened and let someone pull me apart piece by piece for simply being me.

Ive kept calm when the fire inside me had raged.

I’ve been battered and bruised by my own self confidence.

Until that day comes and you think you know enough is enough I’m not taking this anymore.

I got up that morning in February and thought this is the last time i will allow my life and the people around me to control me..

It started with some external changes I was so determined to loose weight as that held my confidence back massively and I knew I had to drastically do something to achieve what i wanted so that was the first step for me.

So then the hair changed you always know when a women means business she changes her hair said coco channel , so that’s when my transformation really started when the red hair came along , that in itself gave me a lot of confidence.

Over the past 7 months i have worked on my surroundings and the company i kept.

I had taken a step back from anyone who brings drama to my life, I’m not about the drama, I just want a peaceful life.

One thing I realised when your going through a glow up is that some people will support you others will completely turn on you.

Ive been called nasty and evil plus lot more but i know that’s not me at all.

That’s the kind of people I haven’t got time for anymore.

We all go through bad times i know but its how we choose to evolve from it.

You see some people don’t like other people evolving due to their own insecurities, that’s when you realise that your energies are not meant to combine.

Your eyes open and you truly see people and situations that you once where involved with and think what the hell was i doing.

Transformation does that to you.

So what are my plans for the near future I’m sure that people will have something to say but you know what its my life my body I will do what makes me happy.

I don’t go into things blind I do my research..

so I’m fast approaching 33 and its time to start taking proper care of myself as vain as that sounds but again my choice, so i have been in touch with the Harley medical group to see if they will sort my loose skin from weight loss, that for me is a massive step in the mean time i will just have to put up with it.

Its ok people saying you look fine but its my choice i have to do what makes me happy and i would never go to the extreme.

So the glow up after such a rubbish time is amazing and I’m in this bubble at the moment where I feel untouchable from anything or anyone who caused me heartache and upset in the past.

If you like the new me then cool if you don’t then tough I’m never going back.

And I’m so proud of myself, I still have bad days and I know that one day someone will get me and will love me completely for just being me if given half the chance all I want to do is be happy but until then I’m like a elastic band I will always ping back ….

Love to you all

Stacie xxx

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Good afternoon…

I hate to have to do blogs like this now because I’m so far away from the person who I was 18 months ago.
But as its my blog and I know people who truly care about me will understand every word that I wrote. Nothing else matters than how you see yourself.

So here it goes….

Hey I’m stacie I’m a 32 year old working mum of two.

I have two girls that I need to show strength and empowerment to.

Yes how ive evolved from who I once was and to the people who don’t understand why I’ve changed I’m going to explain a little.

If your affected by it then tough then maybe you know you have played a part in my story and maybe the truth hits home hard but that’s not my gulit it’s yours.

When all people say is oh well your strong you can deal with it but your actually screaming inside I can’t do this anymore, I’ve had enough yes this was me 18 months ago disappointed by ego, relationships,friendships and your own personal growth.

If I could go back now and slap myself 18 months previous I would.
How I’ve allowed others to use and walk over me.

To lie, abuse my friendship and my love then act like I was the one who put the knife in their back.

Well guess what I’ve just pulled the last knife out of my own back.

Whatever I’ve done in order to create my own innerpeace is my bussiness.

I’ve lost weight for me and I will continue to do what makes me happy…

And if I want to sit there in my bra and pants and post a selfie I will because this women is proud of who’s shes becoming.

After years of looking in the mirror and hating myself I finally have self love.

If you don’t like to see someone else progress then that’s your own issue.

I won’t settle for anything less than what I deserve.
So yes you can say who does she think she is.

But you don’t know the truth behind my change and why I needed to change myself.

I’m still here there’s still parts of stacie but I’ve upgraded and outgrown people who didn’t bring peace to my life my old ways of thinking have gone.

I’m still compassionate I still have a heart but the walls are a little higher..

No time for drama, fake friends or judgement.

I’m here to make something of myself.

So keep your judgement to yourself because it’s not welcome here.

We don’t cut people out for the fun of it we cut people out because we have finally opened our eyes.

I’m no angel I know that but one thing is I’ve learnt from my mistakes I don’t try and pass them off to someone else and hide.

But understand that sometimes people need to wipe slate clean and walk away from anything that damages the soul.

Sometimes that includes cutting ties and moving on.

Thanks for reading πŸ’“πŸ’—

Stacie xx
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Todays Article highlights the health benefits when applying Apple Cider Vinegar to you’re daily diet routine.

I must make you aware that this post is strictly from a non professional view I’m not a doctor its my own views on the product alone.

I decided to add Apple Cider Vinegar to my diet when I first started my exante diet program.

Ive seen remarkable changes in my health and wellbeing just from applying this wonderful product to my daily diet.

So lets get straight to it.

What is the consistency of Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice from crushed apples. Like apple juice, apple cider vinegar may contain various vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fibre.

Apple cider vinegar may also contain acetic acid and citric acid. But it can be hard to know exactly what’s in some apple cider vinegar products.

When purchasing Apple Cider Vinegar must have the mother still present.

Raw vinegar with the mother contains probiotics, enzymes and nutrients. These things are removed through filtering and heating.

This is why its important to purchase a raw product in order to receive full health benifits from it

Lets us now move on to the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar shown below πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

I have definitely noticed its help my bloating stomach after eating.

I also feel fuller after each meal.

It’s helped my skin and my hair growth and I now have a lot more energy.

It’s definitely helped with my blood sugar levels.

Now on to the method of actually consuming apple cider vinegar.

Never consume straight from the bottle always dilute in water I normally fill a half pint glass half way up with water then add the apple cider vinegar
A typical dose is 1–2 tablespoons (15–30 ml) mixed with water and taken before or after meals.

I sometimes use it on my salads too.

I feel its definitely helped me loose weight alongside my diet plan it just works well together and it’s only three calories so not bad in all.

The taste isn’t fantastic but nothing that’s good for you ever is I normally just take a shot and it’s over with.

Then I’m ready to go about my day.

You can purchase apple cider with the mother at any health food store or local supermarket.

I normally get mine from aldi supermarket.

It’s relatively cheap so apple cider gets a…..

From me give it a go but there is plenty of more scientific resources available online you can research before you buy.

Please check out side effects before use.

I hope I’ve enlightened you all to give it a go you will see amazing results.

Love Stacie xx

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Afternoon all.

Here is a little five month update on my exante diet i hope you enjoy ❀️
Love
Stacie 🐚 πŸ’‹ πŸ’„ ❀️
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Heya all ❀️

I hope your having a good evening.

This evening im hollering at everyone whoever feels caught up in their own head and find themselves battling a dark cloud of insecurities.

When i started my blog back in April 2019 I wasn’t sure if anyone would actually read it yet alone relate to it.

I’ve had people say to me in the past that i wouldn’t be any good at writing because my english isn’t fantastic and my spelling and punctuation is rubbish.

Well here i am im still going and least i admit that im not fantastic.

My blog posts are raw, truthful and direct because that’s who i am in person.

If people don’t like what i write that’s fine by me because aslong as im truthful and i hold my hands up to my mistakes.

Then i know i will always bring the right type of reader to my blog.

Tonight’s blog is definitely a πŸ”ž because i do sometimes use language that isn’t appropriate for people who are easily offended.

You’re probably wondering about the blog title but it fits perfectly with tonights topic.

So here it goes if you dont like cussing don’t read on….

Have you tried so hard at something in life and it starts paying off weither it be a personal goal or something that you have never had the confidence to do then you finally get of your butt and make it happen.

And you feel better in yourself psychically, mentally and Soul fully.

You feel as if you have a good support network around you.

Because people who are supposed to love us are suppose to want the best for us.

Right…

Im not saying that everyone turns out to be this way.

But you find when you start to turn your frown upside down and actually start feeling remotely human.

Some one comes in like a huge..

Leaves their negative attitude and insecurities on you then.

Just struts away like a pigeon that’s just shit all over your favourite sandwich. making you feel like a quivering wreak in the dark corners of your mind.

Inside your screaming at yourself not to give in.

Its very easy for an enemy to mask themselves as a person who has your best intentions at heart.

And to be honest ive been through this myself a few times.

It never hurts any less just to pre warn you.

You just grow thicker skin.

As we grow and evolve we outgrow our old souls and we outgrow people and life paths.

And thats perfectly fine.

We dont need a shit storm everytime we make progress.

You need to remind yourself…

You need to do what’s best for you and sometimes that might mean upsetting someone else in the process.

People will always talk but make sure the people who are in your circle are the ones rowing the boat not drilling holes.

Leave them to fight there own demons.

But what you must not do is loose sight of your own goals just because someone doesn’t support your choices.

Don’t let their insecurities becomes your burden.

Dont let them put you in a situation that you must put up and shut up and not speak your truth.

Your not a follower your the star in this Broadway show we call life.

Dont be victimised into not living the life you deserve.

And if they turn round and say…

Tell them you don’t fucking want to.

Dont ever be anything less than your authentic self.

And if you ever find yourself a victim of other’s insecurities its time to cut ties and move on.

You can’t be both bold and someone’s emotional punching bag.

Humans can be incredibly mean to each other.

Remember the ones who support you and love you will show nothing less than happiness for your success.

They wont pick at your faults or drain your soul.

Its time to πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

And show them you mean bussiness.

Stay strong everyone. 🌈

In a world where you can be anything be kind.

Love to you all 😊

Stacie 🐚 πŸ’‹ πŸ’„ ❀️ ❀️ ❀️

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