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
Twitter – ownkindofbeautx
YouTube – ownkindofbeautifulx

Lots of love,

Kelly ๐Ÿ’ž

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FLOWER POWER ๐ŸŒธ

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Ciao,

Kelly ๐Ÿ’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 ยฃ10 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 fiancรฉ 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 ๐Ÿ’ž

WHAT A GIRL WANTS…

Hi Sweethearts,ย 

Sorry I haven’t blogged in over a week! I am Slackin’… Tutty-Tut-Tut!

Tonight I have been busy checking out the products I am going to purchase on payday!

So without further ado, here is my March Wishlist of the Beauty products I NEED in my life… โค

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I would love some recommendations of products to purchase from ELF Makeup so if you have any, please leave me a comment and I will check them out ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Guys!ย 

Ciao,

Kelly xXx

‘OwnKindOfBeautifulx’ YouTube Channel…

Hi Guys,

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Just wanted to share with you all my YouTube channel ‘ownkindofbeautifulx’ which at the moment contains only my singing videos, however I will also be uploading Beauty Reviews, Lookbooks, Tags and Hauls too.

I’ve put the link to my YouTube below if you want to check it out?!

http://www.youtube.com/user/mizzjohnstone11

Let me know what you think?!

Kisses,ย Kelly xx

Bloglovin’

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Hi guys,

Follow me on bloglovin’ too!!!
Link is below ๐Ÿ™‚

Kel xx

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