How I changed my life

This week has been really interesting as on Tuesday last week my weight loss story was featured in ‘Best’ Magazine.  It is a strange thought to know that so many people will be seeing you at your heaviest but equally it reminds me of why I decided to lose weight and why I never want to go back to where I was.

If you are a yo-yo dieter and believe me I know exactly how that feels contact me for help and I can support you to say goodbye to that type of life and lose your weight for life. Just go to http://www.weight-away.org

At weight away I offer lovely recipes that will help you on your way and I have attached one today as an example along with the ‘Best’ article that reminds me of how I have changed my life for the better

Warming Chicken and Leek PastaMy Best Story

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Easy Styles that take you from Spring into Summer.

This week I am featuring a guest blog from Denise at Colour with Confidence who shares her advice on Easy Styles that take you from Spring to Summer.

The shops are brimming with styles and colours: but where do you start bring Spring into your wardrobe?  The colours and patterns that you find in the shops are actually reflecting Spring with pastel pinks, yellow and blues but also vibrant floral patterns. Look around your garden and you will see the inspiration that designers are bringing into the high street. There are very few dark colours in the shops at the moment, although there are some dark blue and navy’s around. Here is your easy guide to incorporating a breath of Spring that will take you into Summer.

The 7 key looks in the shops now.
1. Dresses.  Dresses are in soft fabrics and mainly knee length, with many shift styles or some with a gathered waist. Look for floral prints, either all over pattern or on the lower part of the skirt. The flowers are often in bright blues, reds, pinks but with pastel backgrounds.
2. Tops and blouses. Hip-length tops are everywhere this year, again shift style or shirt-waisted.  Colours are often ice-cream colours or soft muted florals. I know blouses and tops are the mainstay of my wardrobe.
3. Skirts. There seem to be two predominant styles this year, pencil and gathered. The pencil skirts are in plain colours, again mainly pastels but there are bright ones around. These would go wonderfully with soft tops and blouses (see no. 2)
4. Trousers. Capri (calf length) or ankle length are very popular this year: they are usually narrow legged.  Both look great with sandals or heeled shoes.  The colours are again pastels, peach, baby blue, yellow, but there are also patterned ones too. I like the medium to dark blue with small patterns which are most flattering.
5. Handbags. A huge range of colours this year: one thing that is consistent is the plain colours but there are pastels as well as brights and also two tones on one bag. The styles are contrasting: either box or envelope shapes or soft, fringed bags. Choose the colour and style to fit your lifestyle
6. Jewellery. Bigger and bolder than ever: back to bling! Again choose the colour or metal to complement your outfit. Jewellery works well if it fits you and your clothes. If you are petite and you wear huge jewellery it can overpower you. A great necklace can finish an outfit perfectly.
7. Sandals and shoes. I’m pleased to see platforms back! I’m on the short side and they give me height! Lots of different styles, but there are comfortable, wide straps across the foot on sandals this year. I love the court shoes that are around in neutral colours, the beige/nude make your legs look longer. Great!
I hope this helps you to find your way around the spring and summer fashions on the high street.
Flowers to inspire Blog 20 April
 You can contact Denise at www.Confidencewithcolour.co.uk

Just What to Wear

When you are overweight choosing what to wear can be a real nightmare.

I know that when I was much larger most of my wardrobe was black and the number of long cardigans and jackets I had to disguise lumps and bumps was unbelievable.

That’s why it has been so great this week to be able to get out some summer clothes and enjoy the sunshine in brightly coloured clothes.

Next week I have guest blogger Denise Howell  from Colour Me Beautiful who will be sharing her ‘Easy Styles that take you from Spring into Summer.’

So hope you enjoy here is me dressed for the sunshine Dressed for the Sunshine

This is so different to how I used to be
Before covered up and drab

Summer is nearly here

Hopefully if you are losing weight Easter will not have taken you off track.  It is difficult when there is so much chocolate about and also as the weather has been quite good you may well have had days out.  This adds the challenge of burgers, ice creams and much much more.

Remember though if you want to look good for your summer holiday and be wearing nice clothes and be happy with the photographs there is still time to lose weight.

I have decided to set me self a target of losing 5kg before I go on my main holiday for 3 weeks June/July.  I decided to do this in kgs rather than lbs to focus my mind so I have 10 weeks to do this.  This equates to just over 11lbs so about a lb a week.  This will allow me to go on holiday with a bit of room to manoeuvre when I am eating and drinking.

What will your target be -if you want help and want to lose up to 2lbs a week before your summer holidays contact me at ww.weight-away.org and I can help.