Monday, 20 October 2014

Christmas Do/Day Dress

I know it’s early, but I am already stressing about my Christmas Do dress! I am going to combine my works Christmas Do and Christmas Day dress this year (mainly due to lack of funds and saving up) so it needs to be perfect!

I think its safe to say I am very much into the Bardot dresses and tops at the moment.

My first choice is the ASOS Bardot midi skater dress withspotted pleated lace. I think this is gorgeous and it’s also quite flow-y for when I have had one too many mince pies on Christmas Day. Typically, my size is unavailable! I keep checking every few hours to see if its back in stock!

I really like the other two as well. The black one is so classy and will look lovely with a little jacket but doesn't look very roomy at all and I really don't want to be sat with a cushion over my tummy all day! 

The red one is similar really but I think I will feel a bit more comfortable with the ruffle at the top as there is more to it.

I will keep my eyes peeled for more flow-y bardot dresses just in case!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Pondering Saturday

What is your favourite thing to do on a Saturday? 

I am sat here on my sofa with a cup of tea, a candle flickering away, thinking about how I spend my weekends and well... life in general.

This morning I did all the chores, washing, cleaning and ironing. So now it's time for some 'me time' while Peter is at rugby. 

My bunny Bailey is fast asleep under the coffee table and all is quiet in the Booth household. 

And, I am happy.

I wrote a few weeks ago about how I am learning to love myself and although I was mainly talking about my appearance and my self confidence, I have realised its a lot more than that. 

I have started to think about all the little things I take for granted that I really love. Like having a moment to think and relax on a Saturday afternoon or getting a sweet text from my mum or a glass of wine on a Friday. 

I should be happy, I really have no reason not to be. 

I guess what I am trying to say is, concentrate on what you DO have not what you don't, smile more and just be happy! 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Guinness Galore in Dublin

So this weekend was my company’s 5th anniversary and we all flew over to Dublin, partners in tow, to celebrate.

I was planning on doing a few really detailed posts while I was there, maybe one on the history of Dublin, the old pubs, what we did, what I saw.  As soon as the Guinness arrived that all went out the window!

I do have a few photographs of the city that I took in between pubs, but I was a little disappointed in my lack of pics. I suppose that just means I was having such a good time I didn’t have time for whipping my camera out (or my head was just too fuzzy to even think about it!)

I have just about recovered after the 2 day affair. I am now on a strict cleanse to make me feel a little more Green tea and a lot less Irish Coffee!

I will be sure to be sure to take more pics and learn more next time I go!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Love yourself first and everything else falls in line

I have been on a diet for as long as I can remember. I have done calorie counting, slimming world, weight watchers, juice cleanses, 0 carbs…the lot. And I am probably heavier than I have ever been.

I have lost weight on these diets, don’t get me wrong, but as soon as I slip off the band wagon I put the weight back on.

Over the past few weeks I have been thinking a lot about this and the effect it will have on me. Do I want to be on a diet for the rest of my life,  restricting what I do and where I go? Can’t have popcorn at the cinema, can’t go out for a meal unless I have salad, cant have an ice cream at the park, can’t have fish and chips at the seaside! No I definitely DO NOT!

So I am now on a mission to learn to love my body. To be confident and comfortable in my skin. I think that is vital to every woman out there.

It has finally dawned on me, after nearly 10 years on a diet that I just need to be healthy and do some exercise. If I want a treat on a Friday night, have one. Just have a healthy few days afterwards. When I am on a diet and I know I can’t have certain things, it just makes me want them more. Then I eat them , feel guilty and hate myself for it, then cycle starts again.

That has got to stop and is not healthy what so ever.

I am never going to look like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley but that doesn't mean I can’t love the way that I look now.

I know this will be on going and I may not be an easy ride but I feeling positive and determined to be as happy and healthy as I can be!

Any advise or tips would be greatly appreciated! 

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