Mum’s Birthday @ The Real Greek

Hey Sweethearts,

My mums birthday is on Tuesday so we decided to take her out for a meal this weekend to celebrate. Last night we went to a restaurant called ‘The Real Greek’ in spitalfields market.
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Can I just say the food is AMAZING! If you’ve never been, you NEED to go. It is a mix of hot and cold meze and the taste and flavours of the food is out of this world.

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The atmosphere is calm and last night we were wining and dining to the likes of bob Marley and Stevie wonder. It was such a wonderful and relaxing evening spent with my family, we were there for nearly 3 hours!
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The staff were absolutely amazing. They were so helpful and catered to our needs perfectly.

We bought a massive red velvet cake for mum as it’s her favourite and the whole restaurant sang happy birthday as the waiter walked over to our table. It was a lovely and memorable moment.

We will definitely be returning to The Real Greek again. It was a lovely evening spent with lovely people.

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This is what I wore:

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Shoes Zara
Jacket Zara
Dress New Look

There’s lots more pics of the night on my Instagram too πŸ“· @ownkindofbeautx

Hope you enjoyed the read,

Lots of love
Kelly πŸ’ž

MY WEIGHTLOSS ADVENTURE – UPDATE.

WEEK ONE.

Hey sweethearts,

So, yesterday was my first weigh-in at my weight watcher meeting. I was so nervous as to what the scales would say. I hoped and prayed all day for a loss. I ate good, and my colleague advised me not to eat or drink after 4pm on weigh days so that my belly has time to digest everything before weigh in.

I now weigh 10st 13.5!!! a total loss of 4.5 pounds! πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

I was GOBSMACKED!
For the first time in my life I had lost weight eating REAL food! No fad diet powder shakes, no diet soups, no starvation, just pure healthy real food!
I was overjoyed with happiness!
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When I started this diet I was more than skeptical that it would work for me because I love food too much-especially carbs.
I couldn’t understand how it worked when I could eat everything I want, but now I do, thanks to using the pro points system. It has made me realise it’s ALL about portion control.
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My day yesterday before weigh in consisted of:
Breakfast
30g Cheerios ( 3 PP )
1/2 pint of skimmed milk ( 3 PP )
Lunch
Salad leaves ( 0 PP )
Tesco tuna and sweetcorn filler ( 3 PP )
Cucumber ( 0 PP )
Snack
4 slices Mcvities go ahead apple and sultana ( 5 PP ) (2 morning & 2 afternoon)

I drank tea with skimmed milk and two sweetener throughout the day and water and stopped drinking both at 4pm until weigh in.

I got home just in time for dinner.
I had fresh salad ( 0 PP ), 2 Asda chunky cod fillet ( 13 PP ) and 50g McCain wedges ( 2 PP ) and for dessert I had a WW chocolate ice cream brownie ( 4 PP ) and a Jaffa cake ( 1 PP ) to celebrate my results!

In total yesterday I used up all my daily allowance of 26 points plus 8 points from my extra weekly ones.

I am so so happy with my loss and I’m glad all my hard work and effort this week has paid off!

lets bring on week 2 and see what the scales next week!!

Lots of love,

Kelly πŸ’ž

COSMO BLOG AWARDS 2014

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Hey sweethearts,

The Cosmo blog awards are upon us and I would love it so much if you could nominate me for best newcomer…!

I have only been blogging since February this year so Im really new to all of this but I wouldn’t be here still if it wasn’t for all my followers/supporters. I am truly grateful to every single one of you for following me and I hope you enjoy reading my blog posts.

To nominate me for best newcomer click here

My blog URL is:
https://ownkindofbeautifulx.wordpress.com

Thank you soooo much for your support it means more than you know.

You can also follow me on ;-
Instagram – ownkindofbeautx
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Lots of love,

Kelly πŸ’ž

FLOWER POWER 🌸

Hi Sweethearts,

Today I went to the flower garden with my mum and dad as they needed some new flowers to fill their pots with. Its always been a dream of mine to become a florist as I adore pretty flowers and arranging them so I was eager to get started and put my skills to the test.

I filled the four hanging baskets we bought with all different types of flowers. They aren’t all out yet so I’m so excited to see them blossom!

Here’s some pics I took along the way!

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I will do an update post when they start blooming! πŸ™‚

What’s your favourite flower? Mine is a daisy!

Ciao,

Kelly πŸ’ž

MY WEIGHT LOSS ADVENTURE…The Beginning!

Hey my sweethearts,

So the other day I decided to join weightwatchers. It’s my first time doing it but a work colleague has been doing it for four months and the weight has dropped off! So I thought I would give it a try. I’ve always been one of those yo-yo dieters and I’ve literally had enough of trying all these fad diets that claim to work but don’t. So my next resort was to try weight watchers and make it a LIFESTYLE! everyone that knows me knows I am a COMPLETE foodie! Food just makes me happy whether I’m eating it or talking about it, it’s completely my comfort zone but it’s also my worst enemy!

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I have struggled with my weight since I was about 18 and it doesn’t help that I work in an office surround by cakes, sweets, and biscuits bought in by other members of staff!

My weight makes me feel ugly and unconfident. I’ve stopped going shopping for clothes as I get depressed when I try things on and they don’t fit so I give up and go home.
And usually eat to comfort myself. It’s a vicious cycle.

I want to change. I want to be confident in clothes like I used to be. I want to feel sexy again and have the confidence to wear what I want to wear and feel good. I’m also getting married so that is another massive piece of motivation for me.

I struggle with portion control and knowing when to stop and so I turned to weight watchers for guidance and help me to lose weight..for good!

I signed up online first of all and bought the monthly pass for Β£10 as there was a special offer on. The monthly pass allows access to the weightwatchers app, online facilities and meetings.

I went along to my first meeting on Tuesday 29th April. I didn’t know what expect and was a bit nervous but as soon as I got there I was welcomed by the meeting leader Janet who had previously lost weight with weight watchers. She weighed me and gave me some booklets to take home with me and also my personal record card to keep track of my weightloss.

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My starting weight is 158 pounds.
I’m 5ft 3.

Janet advised me that I should be between 7st 5 – 10st 2 for my height.

On Tuesday she set me a goal which was to lose 4 pounds by our next meeting. She said I should do the simple start programme but my friend advised me to start the pro points system straight away as that’s what she did. I must say I do feel a bit skeptical as I don’t feel like I’m on a diet. It seems like I can eat everything as long as I point for it. However it’s my first week and I’m only on day 4 so we shall see what the scales say at the end of the week. I get 26 points a day and have 49 extra weekly points to use as I please but I must not exceed them.
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I have also joined the gym with my younger sister Leah and aiming to go at least 3/4 times a week.

I have been eating really healthily this week apart from Friday as I had a work leaving do and we went to a Chinese buffet. It was so difficult for me and I felt I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I would usually but I made sure I stayed on track and kept my plate kinda clean(ish). I mainly had meat and vegetables and didn’t pile my plate high. I also made sure I ate until I started to feel full.

I am praying for a loss on Tuesday. I’ve been eating healthy and working out so fingers crossed I will.

I was so chuffed yesterday. I went to the gym in the morning for an hour, then met my fiancΓ© and we went for a run along the Thames. He let me try out his new calorie counting fitness watch so I could track how many calories I burnt from the run. He also placed a heart monitoring strap around my waist.

When we finished I was absolutely go smacked what the watch said.
904 calories in 48 minutes!
I couldn’t believe my eyes. I couldn’t believe my body actually burned that many calories as I have never seemed to be able to burn that much in the past. I said to him the watch must be wrong lol but he assured me it was correct. I was so happy with myself and felt amazing after.

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I am now so motivated more than ever to lose weight for good and keep it off so I am going to blog about my journey and bring you all along with me on this adventure!

I will add some progression pics along the way!

For all those that are on their own weight loss journey, What do you guys do to keep you motivated?

Ciao,

Kelly πŸ’ž

TOP BUN & CELINE…

Hey my sweethearts,

Just a quick post of what I wore last weekend before I went to my friends house warming party….

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Celine tee – amazon Β£6.99
Get it here

Leather Jacket (old) – Blanco – Β£40.00
Sold out

Joni Jeans – Topshop – Β£36.00
Get it here

Leopard platforms – Office (sale) – Β£20
Sold out

Hair bun and Bobbi pins – both from Primark Β£1.00 each

I will be doing some more outfit posts shortly so keep your eyes peeled πŸ‘€

Ps – What is everyone up to this bank holiday weekend??

Ciao

Kelly πŸ’ž xx