Slimming world weigh in

So on saturday I had my 2nd official weigh in since starting it at home. Well it wasnt what I had hoped by a long shot….. I gained 1.5lbs. I knew I had gained 2lb after my weekend away at my friend’s wedding  (cheeky weight in) but I really thought I could rein it in over the week to at least get a maintain but no such luck.

I woke my husband up in a mood as I really didn’t expect the result. He gave me a pep talk and told me not to lose focus. In theory that was good but in reality I was pretty unmotivated. I did indulge in a meal out with the husband his cousin and her partner but I didnt partake in the wine drinking that everyone else did but the meal was not the best.

Last week I followed the plan everyday, never went over the 15 syns, wrote it down in my fox and moon planner and did enjoy the meals I cooked. I did log some of the meals on instagram but not consistently as now one wants to see a picture of a boiled egg lol.

I did review the week and see there are so key things I need to change in order to have a better week.  The main things I will be doing  is to drink more water and have more fruit and veg with every meal.

I have the Tesco shop turning up today, meals are planned  so im ready for a good week on plan.

Heres to another week………..

Curves curls and life

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I’m back…….

Well hello people! Its been a while. Just as I was getting into the hang of this blogging thing life went a bit crazy.

So what has happened these past 7 months? well in a nutshell life is good, husband has been back in work 8 months and is enjoying and thriving in his environment. It’s so amazing to see, and be part off. For us as a household his depression was very difficult but to watch someone you love lose themselves and become someone you don’t know is heartbreaking. He has worked so hard this past year to get himself back to him and I’m so proud. It is said there is a lot of help out there for people struggling which is true but trying to access that help is ridiculous. It’s taken a good year and half to really get the help needed but we are there and the change to both of our lives is huge. Anyone who needs the support, dont take what the doctors say as gospel there is so much more they can do you just have to be relentless. Happiness is key!!

I turned 30, I had my glitter garden party which was amazing! I was so happy with how everything turned out, even if it was pouring with rain (British weather for you) my friends and family made my birthday one to remember. Now I’m 30……. how did that happen. No but in all honesty some people freak out, I think I look like quite a young 30-year-old (or my staff who are 18-24 are keeping young one or the other)

We then finished the year with Weddings, family meals and a 2 week holiday to Morocco. It really was a good year for us.

It’s exactly what we needed after a couple of hard years.

So as you can probably tell, life is good………… weight loss not so much! I decided to take a break from slimming world group life, it’s very new I only stopped going about 3 weeks ago so im doing it from home now. In all honesty I stopped caring about the group and was getting quite resentful with the whole process. For my first week i lost 2lb which im pleased with but then had a weekend away so am just trying to plod on this week. I will start blogging weekly updates for anyone who cares. My main motivation right now is 1. im a bridesmaid in June 2. my jeans don’t fit me anymore and 3. I want to get my body healthy for starting a family.

So that leads me on to our new exciting chapter in life. We are trying to start a family……… it’s still relatively new, so we are trying not to get caught up with the whole process and still make it fun (as it should be) but that being said IT IS HARD. My parents were very much “if you don’t use protection  YOU WILL GET PREGNANT” I’m starting to think that is true for when you dont want a baby but for when you do it’s a whole other game hahaha

So that been my life in a nutshell the past few months. Hopefully we will have lots of exciting things happening that I can fill you in with.

Curves curls and life


Being AWOL……

So its been a few weeks since my last post, tbh life just got in the way. I went to Norwich and had a lovely drunken night out with friends and then I came back to reality of life and work. Work has been pretty stressful but nothing that can’t be dealt with, that and I also have a more important task of arranging my 30th birthday!

The theme is a glitter garden party held at my in-laws. Anyone that knows me will know I am all about the sparkle life, I love it. If I could wear glitter every day I would be a much happier person.

The last time I arranged anything like this was for my wedding and didn’t really enjoy the process until after it all come together. I have high hopes for how this will be and am already getting daily deliveries of all things glitter.

Ebay is life!

I am thinking about cakes but need to decide on flavours so far my top choices are lemon, chocolate and orange and raspberry and white chocolate. Is there any must have flavours I need to know about? I’m having 3 tiers so want a variety.

I think I need to start following some DIY party people as some of the things that people do for wedding is incredible. I’m not really that kind of person, generally I will spend more to have someone else do it so I don’t need to stress about it but unfortunately I don’t have my wedding budget and can’t really justify spending lots on a party so I best bring my creative side out.

I have just got back from my friends baby shower that looked amazing so I have taken some inspiration from that, there was so many lovely little touches which I always think brings everything together

I will probably be blogging about the things I have made and where I got them so lots of pictures to follow, so if you have any tips please comment away.

For now I will leave you will some of the little things we did for our wedding.

Curves curls and life


Positive thoughts……..

So I’m all for positive thinking and making the best of any situation that may arise, but last week really did test me.

My husband had been back in work for 3 weeks after a year off and we were so excited about it, but I started to see the same signs as before and tried not freak out……. I failed so after a desperate phone call to a friend and some choice words from her, I really tried to put my positive pants on. Unfortunately my concerns were right and my husband is no longer working. I know he doesn’t want this and he cant help it, but to say I’m stressed about the whole thing is an understatement. Along with this I also had some unfortunate things going on at work that layered onto the delightful week.

The problem with me is I’m an all nothing kind of girl with a streak of control freak chucked in for good measure, so when things like this happen I have to control the situation to through it but it does mean I do turn to food as my comfort and stop caring about my own self. This then meant that I was freaking out for the whole week about what my slimming world results would be on the Monday.  Vicious circle right.

The other thing about me is I’m very logical and generally this will out way my emotional side (most of the time) so for me I was excited when Sunday came as this is the beginning of a new week which means it’s a fresh start. I got through last week and was ready to enjoy my week of work. I was due to work Monday and then on annual leave and ready for all the catch ups with family and friends. Life doesn’t always go to plan so on Monday I had to deal with one of the hardest situations I’ve come across. I truly believe that everything I have to do will make me a better person, so although it was challenging this will have made me better in some way, that isn’t to say that it didn’t wear me down which meant I was grumpy for the whole day.

On Monday’s I go to slimming world and usually I look forward to this but OMG did I want to just hide away in the bath for the evening, but I was a good “slimming worlder” and got my bum on my bike to get weighed. It really wasn’t that bad as I maintained and I got to see my lovely group. I now have a heavy task on maintaining again this week which will be difficult, as I said earlier I’m a huge comfort eater and when this is teamed will having the week off to see family and friends the outcome probably wont be good.

I am very excited though as I will be going out at the weekend with my high school friends for an evening of prosecco, cocktails and dancing. I’m all about a good Beyoncé bum shake and a gallon of porn star martini’s so Saturday can’t come quick enough.

My plan for the next couple of days is get my hair sorted, my greys are like little shimmering stars that are trying to show the world (I honestly thought greys happened after you got to your 30’s) find an outfit that make me feel like i got my sh*t together and to chill out. Positive Wednesday has begun and I’m ready for what the rest of the week has in store for me.

FYI if any of the people of Norwich see’s some crazy dancing, cocktail loving curvy girl, that will be me so…… you’re welcome.

Thank you for reading the rambles of my life and lets all have an amazing week

Curves, Curls and life


A big hello

Hello and welcome to my space.

My name is Carrie, I’m an almost 30-year-old living in Cambridgeshire with my husband of almost 2 years and my diva of a cat. I will be using this blog to talk about all things in my world ranging from married life, my relationship with food, all things slimming world, finding a happy balance with work and my love of fashion.

This is the first time I’ve ever thought of doing a blog so please bear with me while I get to grips with it. I’m not naturally a writer of any kind  (one of those people who can’t text and talk at the same time)

It’s very strange as I have always been someone who cares what others think of her, be it in weight, I was always very curvy as a teenager but it was at a time when curves weren’t in fashion so being a size 12 with G cup boobs was not the norm. I will say, that is one thing that Kim K has done for females which is making curves cool.

So yeah I have always been so focused on making sure I pleased other people, that I look nice, that I’m not too fat, that I have done everything the traditional way, but it really hasn’t gotten me very far! so now i’m trying a whole new outlook where I embrace what I have and try not care what others think about me. Easier said than done right….

I am in a much more comfortable place in terms of my body, I love my hourglass shape, large bum and H cup boobs – they make me, me and they suit me. I recently got back from holiday where I wore a different bikini each day and I have never felt so confident even with a bloated belly (cocktail life) and love handles.

This blog will be raw at times as I’m still not sure how much I am willing to share as there is a lot going on in day-to-day life but I do want this to be a way for me to breath away the stress i’m feeling.

I promise it will be filled with fun as well as I am all about that life! I would love for you to follow me on this journey and read the strange rants of a 29-year-old porn star martini loving women who loves to laugh

Curves, Curls and Life