Sunday, 16 November 2014

Review: Skinny Sprinkles Appetite Control Weight Loss Drink

Hi to all the lovely ladies who may be reading my blog! <3

Sorry I've been gone for the longest time yet again. Just been so busy with work, my son, my family...basically life. I haven't had any time for myself and when I have had a spare minute it's been to sit down and watch Netflix. 

Anyway my weight hasn't been too good lately. Like I said in my previous posts I do struggle with my body, it's never-ending and I'm only human so sometimes I get fed up of restricting all the time and just eat what I want. Then the next day I get guilty, then I feel worse, then I eat more :( It's a battle, it really is. 

Back in October my bestie got me these new weight loss sachets that she'd been using. (Don't worry we are REALLY good friends who have known each other since primary school so I wasn't offended ;) ) She also struggles with her weight and we went to Zumba together all of 2013 but somehow that went by the waste side. Anyway she really liked these new shakes and wanted to know what I thought because we always share stuff like that. 

The full name is Skinny Sprinkles Appetite Control Weight Loss Drink. After using it for over a month, I wouldn't call myself skinny...yet ;) but I have noticed a difference in the amount I eat. When I've drank one of these shakes before my meal I don't feel the need to finish all of my plate, it feels quite content to eat most of it and then stop. I also notice that I can go longer without feeling hungry. If I don't have one before a meal, like if I'm at work and I forgot to pack one, I definitely notice the difference and I crave to eat way more. 

I'm also trying hard to cut down on sugary snacks, so I've started taking healthy stuff like a banana or some almonds for breaks at work. I do like the taste of Skinny Sprinkles too, and now I'm in the routine of drinking it, it's really weird if I don't have one before a meal now. It's also made my skin a lot better, I'm not getting so many breakouts at "that time of the month" and I just feel a lot more energetic in general. 

This is what it looks like when you get the box...
All the sachets you get...

So far since I started with Skinny Sprinkles I've lost about 5lbs and I certainly haven't been doing anything different exercise wise. I really like this product and I'm going to keep drinking it for sure. The only bad thing is the price...I wish it was a bit cheaper because £18 is quite a lot for 21 sachets. 

It's available at Amazon.

If you've tried Skinny Sprinkles please let me know what you think in the comments...I'd love to know. 

Chloe xxx

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

My heart and soul

Hi guys!

Sorry I haven't updated here in forever but things have just been so busy... I've been doing even more hours at work, trying to look after a seriously ill relative, then my whole family went to Turkey for two weeks which was amazing. Two weeks of sun, swimming, party time every evening - it was one of my best holidays ever.
Anyway, my weight's not been too bad. It was only when I got home from Turkey that I actually weighed myself for the first time in almost a month. Can't say I missed it :p In the end it wasn't terrible, I'd put on 2lbs... I was expecting it to be about 30lbs after all the sangrias I drunk!

But yeah, things are back to normal now, in cloudy old London. A bit depressing but I won't forget those two weeks in a long time.

I just want to let you into my heart and soul a little bit more with this blog post. Why I want to be the best I can be. A big part of it is my son, Logan.I haven't mentioned him until now because...well, actually I only ever tell people about him when they really get to know me and I feel close to them. Basically I had him when I was 19 and I'm not going to lie, it wasn't with the right man. But that relationship is long in the past now and the only person I focus on is Logan <3
I love him with all my heart, he is my world. I want him to have everything, all the things that I couldn't have growing up. I don't want him to miss out on anything even if his dad isn't around. I have to be his mum and his dad. It's not always easy but thankfully my family are there to support us in any way they can. 

I want to be the best Mummy I can be to him and I know that I need to be in shape and active enough to run around after him. If I come home exhausted from a shift and sit there gorging myself on the sofa, getting bigger and bigger, I feel like I'm disappointing both of us and that's not how it should be. 

So yeah, basically this is the main reason I want to get my weight and health back on track. I so want to be part of this blogging community and get to know other girls out there similar to me. 

Lots of love,
Chloe x

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Me now

Ok so this is a perfect example of why I like to be in control when someone gets a camera out. I was on a night out with my besties and we met up with some girls that I don't know very well. Like always they were like "Pictures! Pictures!" And I couldn't exactly say no so I just went along with it and the next day there I am tagged in this photo. I was at work when I first saw it last week and it actually made me cry so much I had to go to the toilets so no one could see me. I just can't believe how fat my arms look in it. It was a brand new outift I bought that day to wear out and everyone said I looked so good in it but seeing this I was like a bloated whale. Now I don't know if those girls were just taking pics of me to take the piss :( 

Anyway, because of this photo and also little snide comments I've been getting at work, I've decided I want to change and lose weight for good. I CAN do it and I AM going to do it. It's all about feeling strong inside and motivating myself to change for the better, and only because I want to. 

So I'm not ashamed of my weight and I'm going to tell it how it is, like I always do. I hope you can do the same - it's so liberating to be honest! So here's how I measure up at the moment. Please feel free to tell me yours in the comment section :)

Weight: 152lb
Height: 5'5
Dress size: 16
Current BMI: 25.2

I know it might not seem a massive deal to most people, but to actually open up and be honest about how big I really am is such a release. I hope I inspired you to feel the same way.

Chloe x

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Get to know me

Hi guys! 

My very first ever blog post :') 

I'm so excited to finally be part of the online blogging world. For the last few years I've been a fan of so many other people's blogs and I am a huge watcher of YouTube videos. My favourites are the SacconeJolys, Zoella, SprinkleofGlitter...Well now I want to be one of them ;)

Ok, so my name's Chloe, I'm 21 and from London. I'm such a happy, fun-loving girl but I also struggle with my weight which is not something I feel I can tell everyone. I've got two BFFs who go through the same thing and they understand but other than that I don't have many people I can open up to about it. 

I've had weight issues all my life so believe me I know how hard it is to constantly have to battle against keeping that number on the scales in check. Some days it's so hard I just want to give in and in the past I have taken anti-depressants where I have been so down about it. 

I've had the most down days ever, crying on my bed because of some nasty comment someone's left on my Facebook.

But deep down I know that you've got to be patient and take each day as it comes, and the more I do that the stronger I feel about keeping my weight under control. 

I know it sounds impossible but it's not! I've been down to a skinny size before so I know I can do it again even if it seems harder than ever. 

If you're going through the same thing, or even if you're not, I hope you'll come on this journey with me and we can encourgae each other and take inspiriration in sharing the good and bad times. 

Chloe x

PS. I hope that my selfie photos won't bother you - it's just that I like to feel in control when I need to take a pic ;)