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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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Afternoon everyone.

I wanted to share a blog with you all this afternoon about my mental issues and my weight loss.

I know quite a few people that would benefit from this blog post so I decided to share my thoughts and experiences surrounding the Mental affects of loosing weight and how I’ve been dealing with it.

I hope whoever reads my blog will find it helpful.

Isn’t it just fabulous when you loose weight.

In just over seven months I’ve managed to loose three and a half stone on the exante diet.

I couldn’t be any happier I’ve actually achieved something and most importantly have actually stuck to a diet by the third week I’ve normally given up but no I was determined to do it so I have.

I’ve had the odd blip along the way but that’s normally when I’m under stress and I have to say won’t give my Sunday dinners or the odd gin up for no one that’s my weekly treat.

One thing I’ve had issues with is clothes and my mental health.

I haven’t had a problem purchasing clothes at times I’ve thought oh lord somebody take my bank card off me.

But what I’ve have had issues with is the mental side of loosing weight.

My whole style has changed because I no longer feel that I need to cover up every part of my body.

Or look in the mirror and hate the way I see myself.

One of the issues I’ve had is when I’ve been shopping online I’ve been automatically looking at my original pre weightloss size it happens everytime I still forget even now.

It’s so nice to to say I can’t purchase that as its not in a plus size range.

Not that I’m being biased about other ranges.

But after so long of liking clothing that I would feel silly in due to my size.

I can now shop anywhere and know I will find something I will like in my new size and feel amazing in the style and colours of my choice.

Instead of looking like a member of the adams family.

Now I don’t have to feel that way any more but again your mind can have a negative impact on your desired outcome if you let it.

I popped out today to a bit of essential and non essential shopping.

Its been a while since I’ve set foot in a proper clothing store other than primark.

So I decided to go into newlook my local store in town hasn’t got a plus size range but I’ve always gone for the biggest size they stock.

Looking through the clothing racks not touching anything was hard expecially when you’re trying to work out sizes.

But needs must my brain was saying to me you need biggest size they have.

I actually stood their for a while thinking what the hell am I doing I don’t need the biggest size anymore.

Put my normal size back and picked up my new clothing size.

I’m not sure if I will get used to being a small size its been a very long time since I’ve been in a smaller size.

I cannot express how emotional I am to be able to get my whole bottom half of Me in a size 14 trousers from a store like new look and know I’ve achieved that outcome from my own determination.

Normally i wouldn’t of been able to get my ankles in a size 14 never mind my whole bottom half of my body.

It’s so difficult to train your own mind after years of negative thoughts about your own body.

It’s affected me both mentally and physically and its also affected my relationships with past partners.

Really knocked my confidence.

But In time I hope I can change my shopping mindset still i can’t believe I’m a completely different person and with the transformation still ongoing I just suppose it will take some getting used to and a whole lot of Selflove.

Today’s purchase #newlook

Love to you all.

Stacie xxxx

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Afternoon all.

Here is a little five month update on my exante diet i hope you enjoy ❀️
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Stacie 🐚 πŸ’‹ πŸ’„ ❀️
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Happy Saturday All ❀️

I hope you’re all well.

I really want to share my recent boohoo haul with you.

I get lots of promotion discounts codes from boohoo.

So i decide to treat myself to a new outfit firstly ive ordered alot from boohoo over the past few years ive never been dissatisfied with my order its always turned up on time and perfectly packaged.

I get asked alot about the quality of the clothing and do i ever have any issues regarding sizing.

After loosing nearly three stone on the exante diet and being in lockdown ive found it hard to find clothes that i like and ive not got many clothes that fit me anymore due to weightloss and at the moment im living in my work clothes and pj’s.

I love to give myself a pick me up so I’ve ordered two skirts and two new summer tops over the past few weeks both hauls from boohoo.

At the moment im really into my prints before when i was larger in size.

I would never wear prints only ever black or plain clothing.

Loosing weight has definitely made more confident.

Both outfits cost under Β£25 gbp.

My first outfit was a black crop top with flowing animal print wrap skirt..

I’ve had a lot of comments on this outfit shoes where previously purchased from newlook.

The skirt was very comfortable and suited my curvy body shape.

I ordered size 14 in skirt and top.

The top wasn’t a short crop top but i felt it made the skirt stand out better again it even suited larger bust ladies.

Both items come to Β£24.99 including postage.

My second outfit i absolutely love and I can’t wait to wear it on a night out πŸ˜‰

This outfit i had ordered a size 14 for both skirt and top again great fit skirt is so comfy would either look fabulous with heels or boots for a night time look or pair of converse or vans for day time look.

I can’t wait to wear it soon.

Being able to buy nice clothing and being able to feel great in them has made me want to reach weightloss goal even more.

Sounds silly really but coming from somone who’s always battled with weight issues i can’t discribe how i feel.

And thanks to boohoo for their amazing clothing range and fantastic affordable prices alongside quality and vaule for money again i would be happy to recommend them to you all.

If you have spare time have a look on their website link is below. πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ”—

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At the moment they have 50% off with an extra 20% off when using this discount code.. πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰ EXTRA

Enjoy β™₯️

Lots of love stacie ❀️ ❀️ ❀️ ❀️

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Evening all ❀️

Sending you all well wishes.

My working week is over and somebody please for the love of god take my bank card off me.

One thing I’ve learned during lockdown is that me and the Internet don’t mix when it comes to online shopping.

Every social media platform i have is filled with sale’s and offers.

Temptation is hard to deal with.

But with me loosing so much weight all my old clothes don’t fit right anymore even some of my shoes are loose.

Loosing weight off your feet is strange isn’t it.

I’ve purchased a few clothing items from boohoo, but im trying to revamp my style a little as I feel pretty stuck sometimes on what to wear and how to connect to others.

I believe it or most people do judge from first impressions.

It’s important to give yourself an identity you can be confident in.

I do like to look nice and feel confident it brings out my best side and the real me.

I dont really have a style nor do i follow fashion trends i just like what I like see how it fits and go from there.

One thing about me is that im not materialistic.

i don’t actually find anyone attractive or interesting that seem to have it all.

I work hard for my money so I’m happy to treat myself every now and again.

Lifes for living not waiting for what ifs.

You can wait a lifetimes for something that’s within the moment.

To find that moment never comes.

But what matters is that we don’t loose ourselves in the process.

I know I’ve changed psychically and mentally i didn’t see progress until few weeks ago but im finding myself again and finding that life really isn’t as hard as people say it is.

Here is my boohoo haul…

Whole outfit cost me Β£22 i am very pleased with the fit and the style.

I really hope you like my new boohoo haul.

For now im shattered and in need of a goodnight sleep.

Love to you all 😊 😊

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Hey everyone ❀️

This is my long awaited product review for St Tropez Bronzing Gel.

I have to say i absolutely love a fake tan i just feel more confident and happy when i feel good and look good.

Im not vain or anything but i do like to make an effort.

I felt a bit rubbish monday and i thought needed to kind of get myself in order.

All ive been doing is going to work coming home showers and pjs living like an actual couch potato.

If i don’t do something about it i will end up in a downward spiral so thats where the pampering comes into it.

I was sent the product to review #gifted

I am very keen to try new fake tans and omg how have they evolved over the years.

Back in school i would cover myself in dove gradual tan every night I’d end up smelling like a bag of beef monster munch.

But hey girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

Ive tried loads of fake tan products from cheap alternatives to expensive ones.

So i was a little bit excited when i was sent this product along with one of their tanning mits.

Here’s a little bit about the product..

St tropez 1 hour tan in a new hydrating gel texture.

Their most advanced 3-in1 Express tanning gel allows you to control the depth of your fake tan, for a natural-looking sunkissed tan in just 1 hour, or a deep dark bronze in up to 3 hours. Giving you a ultra-hydrating and streak-free fast tan that suits your skin tone and lasts for up to 10 days.

Features

– Choose from a Light, Medium or Dark Tan. Simply rinse off after 1 hour for a light tan, 2 hours for a medium golden bronze or 3 hours for a deep, dark tan
– Up to 72hrs hydration & 10 days wear with even fade
– Lightweight, streak-free, non-sticky and easy-to-blend
– 100% clean, vegan-friendly & naturally derived tanning active.

My verdict…

I would give it..

Only reason i haven’t gave it a five stars is because i found it didn’t dry as quickly as it says and it did transfer to my clothing a little but apart from that it didn’t have a bad smell colour turned out quite well.

I didn’t leave it on so long as i normally do beacuse i didn’t want it too dark but i worked out and it didnt run after it had been absorbed into my skin.

I would recommend this product to family freinds and followers.

Im really hope it last as long as it says beacuse that would make my life lot easier than keep topping my tan up every few days but honestly i feel 80% better in myself by just using this little miracle in a bottle.

It also shows my new body shape which i absolutely love.

So thank you so St tropez for your amazing products and my chance to review it on my blog πŸ™πŸ»

Sending love to you all ❀️

Stacie 🐚 πŸ’‹ πŸ’„ ❀️ ❀️

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Evening all ❀️

I hope you have all had a good day.

This week feels like it’s gone so quickly.

The week didn’t start of too well but towards the end of the week I feel postive happy and determined to really make a change in my life..

I’m so fed up of putting everyone else first.

Constantly working and running around after other people.

I’ve always been used to not having much support that’s not a dig to my family but I’ve always coped on my own with the girls.

They have always come first and my home has always come first and I’ve always wanted my girls to have the best I can possibly provide for them.

But something I’ve not been doing is looking after me and my own wellbeing.

I’ve put a lot of things aside the past few months to help others and enough is enough.

I did loose a bit of self confidence but I feel I’m getting stronger and back to my old self every day.

I’ve been mostly bothered about my health and my body and I really want to shift this last 2 stone of weight but atm it’s been very hard to find the motivation.

But I just keep telling myself…

I’m super excited I’ve ordered my first fasting program I’m fully aware it’s not a quick fix but with my body and other health issues it’s hard for my body to kick start into ketosis.

I’ve heard so many people’s reviews on this program it seems not to be some fad dieting.

But it helps ketosis kick in which helps actually shift the pounds and not just out your bank account it’s actually very affordable.

You can start on 7 days plans to 30 day plans but I’ve been advised not to do it for any longer than 10 days.

I have to add I’ve not been gifted this program I’ve paid for it myself out of my hard earned cash.

But I’m excited to review 😊

I will also be reviewing the St tropez bronzing gel in a few days which I was gifted.

Everyone who knows me knows I love a tan…

I will be back to singing again and songwriting again soon.

Alongside me continuing to write my book and poetry.

It’s time to start putting me first and realigning my soul again.

Love to you all 😊

Stacie 🐚 πŸ’‹ πŸ’„ ❀️ ❀️ ❀️

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Don’t just loose weight get healthy.

Evening all hope your all well..

Anyone else sick of the sight of left over Christmas food.

Why do we buy so much crap over Christmas to complain in January we are feeling overwhelmed and overweight.

You either eat it and don’t complain.

Or just eat in moderation.

Health kicks can happen all year round.

Flipping hate new year and new me bullshit you can change at anytime in life.

Why wait till new year the list to join slimming world this Monday coming will be as long as the Great Wall of China.

And no way are you just going to be able to jump on a treadmill as easy as before either but don’t panic by the end of February it will all go back to normal.

I don’t mean to sound condescending.

I’m all for people becoming a better version of themselves just know you can do it all year round not just for nye.

Get ready for the keep fit videos.

And the dodgy weight loss pills and plans..

Seriously they do not work I’ve got many of stories some embarrassing ones too about crappy weightloss pills and plans.

One time not in band camp πŸ€”πŸ˜‚..

I actually thought I was dying I had taken a pre workout supplement before I headed to the gym my heart was beating so fast I had to go to hospital wouldn’t regulate for a while was very scary.

I actually tried to follow a detox plan let’s just say that didn’t go well either.

There isn’t any quick fix that safe around. it’s abusing your body putting it under pressure to survive on these stupid shake and one meal a day rubbish.

Real food little and often and the right combination of food to.

Bread is a massive downfall in human consumption.

Bread to me is like the devil can’t even sniff the stuff makes me so ill in so many ways I really don’t miss gluten or wheat.

Exercise 3 times a week max that’s a healthy recommend amount of times to go your body needs to rest in between to prevent over doing it.

Loosing a lot of weight all at once is also deamed to be dangerous it’s better to loose it slowly than too quickly.

We need to think of what we put into. Our body fuels us for the day ahead.

Good education on food and healthy balanced diet is what’s nessary to achive and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I’m starting back my running this weekend with a run on the beach I live by some lovely places running to me clears my head helps my body and my strength.

Please think twice when your looking for a quick fix to loose weight there isn’t one.

I’m Sorry to say takes determination and the will to want to be healthy and maintain everyday life.

You really must want to do it for yourself and not for anyone else.

Love to you all 😊

Stacie 🐚 πŸ’‹ πŸ’„ ❀️

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Fit, fierce and fabulous

Hello πŸ‘‹

Good evening if your in the UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

To the rest of the world good morning or good afternoon not quite sure on timezones you all live in but I wish you well.

Just before I retire to bed I wanted to do a little blog about my fitness journey for everyone that doesn’t like fitness this post might not be for you.

Just a heads up there….

So I started on this journey around 10 years ago yes I know that sounds like a very long time but one thing I’ve found about the human body and undoing the harm you cause it that nothing works overnight it takes time energy and most importantly patience.

I literally struggled so hard with motivation infact I still do at times when I’m having a bad day. But I just look back at very old pictures of myself to realise I can never loose my motivation again.

Here’s me doing my ten year challenge.. β€οΈπŸ”ŸπŸ’ͺ

I’ve literally worked my butt off to get where I am today with a few wobbles in between and health issues stopping me from progressing but now I’m ready to start pushing myself again.

Believe me I’ve tried everything diet pills classes, constant gym sessions actually starving myself causing more illness to the point I would physically be sick after ever meal I ate all beacuse I was dying to be thin.

The worst experience I had was when I was taking diet pills my heart was beating so fast I physically fainted I really thought I was going to die honestly there isn’t any quick fix to weightloss its all about maintaining a healthy diet and active lifestyle.

Again It was all in aid of me dying to be thin I was so focused on how others might see me I actually put my own life at risk silly really when I think of it now as I really don’t care these days how people see me it’s more for my own wellbeing.

Only downside to loosing weight is the skin your left with mines not too bad but I would like surgery for it to be removed that does knock my self confidence a little but again untill times right there is nothing I can do about it.

I have actually teamed up with future fitness and one of their lovely fitness experts dave is helping me along with my journey.

I’m so happy as I really do struggle when I try and stick to it at home alone so support is what I need.

Best part of my new journey is that I’m training myself to run again its been a while but there is lots of lovely coastal and woodland paths I can train on which will also be good for my mental strength also.

So I’ve ordered myself a good pair of running shoes and a good training sports bra beacuse I’m going to need one..

.So with exercise and heathly eating combined I will be able to reach my full potential along side my gluten free diet.

I would just like to recommend two apps one for meal tracking and other for beginners 5k training.

My fitness pal (on android or istore)

Couch to 5k (on android or istore)

Remember progress is progress however big or small it is..

I just want to say If I can do it anyone can just takes determination and motivation.

..

Good night from Me and I’m sending you lots of love 😍

Stacie 🐚 πŸ’‹ πŸ’„ ❀️ ❀️ ❀️