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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 all.

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

How are we all another day of uncertainty for us here in the UK.

I just want to say my heart goes out to everyone who’s suffering from the virus and to everyone who’s lost a loved one due to the virus it’s very hard and emotional times at the moment.

Before I started my blog i just wanted to thank everyone on the front line who are working around the clock to do what they can at a time like this.

Moving on to tonights blog after i had a tough morning trying to juggle major anxiety, work and trying being normal and rational i did have some positivity thrown my way.

With all this going on at the moment i had kind of lost track on my weight loss but the universe reminded me of how far I’ve come in under just a month on the exante diet.

Ive lost…..

I started exante on the 27th of February 2020 thats the most ive lost in such a short space in time.

I currently run on 800 calories a day here’s me sounding like im a car.

But no seriously all jokes aside ive tried everything nothing has ever worked so well as exante.

I’ve never had a good relationship with food sometimes ide eat fot the sake of it possibly pure boredom.

Wouldn’t think twice of eating multiple packs of crisps or chocolate bars.

But along with the unhealthy eating came health issues.

Me being only 32 and a mum i had to make drastic changes.

See i hate to think about food all the time preparing, batch cooking lets face it I’m no betty crocker in the kitchen infact i can’t stand cooking.

I needed something i could just quickly make on the go and get on with my day.

Of course i cook for my girls and i do make a mean sunday dinner but that’s about as far as it goes.

There are so many diet plans out there some are confusing as hell but i like exante its easy simple and it does the trick it’s an actual diet that works.

My 4 week plan is due to run out on 27th of march but i have placed another order and it arrived today i just wanted to make sure i had enough for the up and coming weeks ahead.

I do have around 15 products left from my existing plan but ive re ordered some or my favourites the boxes you see have 5 products in them at a time which was very good value.

When i do my normal shop i still get certain foods i like to make a 200 calorie meal per tea time.

As i said im on the exante 800 plan which i have to say can be very tough for people who are just starting out but honestly after first couple of days of letting ketosis kick in you start feeling better.

I πŸ’― have more energy and my hair nails and skin are improving beacuse the products include all the relevant vitamins and minerals you need for daily body functionality.

This isnt a gimmick for me to sell for exante its me giving an honest review on a diet plan that actually works if you stick to it.

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❀️My daily meal plan❀️

Breakfast: flavoured shake

Cup of tea

Dinner :flavoured shake or snack bar or soup

Cup of tea

Tea : 200 calorie meal of my choice.

Cup of tea

Snack : exante pudding or snack bar

I also drink plenty of water or my exante flavoured water juice mix.

Each exante product is around 200 calories per items.

As long as i stay within my 800 calories a day im on plan or a step in the right direction.

I also walk a hell of a long way throughout the day and im always busy and on the move so that also helps too.

Ive also lost inches of my waist, thighs, arms and a little off my bum and my face.

Overall im happy with my progress so far and i know if i keep going i will get to my target in no time.

What people need to realise is that you have to really be determined to make changes in your life however difficult things get and actually stick to those changes.

If you ready to make changes and see results honestly hand on heart ive never know a diet plan so simple and easy to follow it just needs your added willpower.

I won’t be posting any more body pictures of myself until ive hit my target weight.

If your interested in giving exante a try you can get there products worldwide and i would highly recommend trying one of there boxed diet plans if your new to exante you get everything you need to kick start your weightloss journey and remember its not a race its a journey your journey…..

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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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