I like to move it move it

Part of the reason I participate in Weightwatchers is so once in a while I can induldge in a meal like the above. Those chili cheese fries are making me dribble. I know I can't eat like this everyday as I truly will get to the size of a house. But with the tools that Weightwatchers have equipped me with, I can stuff my face and still mantain my weight or maybe even lose a cheeky pound. You really don't have to give up your meals out as long as you're prepared to keep moving.

Here are just a few tips that I use in everyday life when I know i'm having a over-indulgent day - lets face it life would be very boring if these didn't exist! The extra 49 points prove to be a god send but sometimes they just aren't enough!

001: This was very kindly gifted to me by Weightwatchers and it's became my new favourite thing I wear it religiously and love to see the activity points building up. It really does make you more conscious to get your feet moving. It may sound silly but I always make sure I go to the toilet on the top floor at work as I have to climb two sets of stairs. It doesn'ty seem like much but it helps the numbers tick by. When I was in Berlin last week I clocked up 14 activity points!! I didn't feel to guilty about that shortbread!

002: These last few weeks my boyfriend and I have decided to go walking after dinner. It really does help your dinner go down and it's quite a nice time to put the world to rights. We only really pop out for half an hour but usually I earn about 3-4 activity points which always come in handy. I always find walking doesn't really feel like exercise and it's so easy to get carried away and walk for miles. Always good when you're trying to lose weight!

003: As many of you know I work in London so I like to make the most out of my lunch hour and have a wander around. I'm only a 10 minute or so walk from Covent Garden so I tend to head here. There's so much  to explore that I visit a different part each day. It's always a great way to exercise - see a theme here? Once again it's a fantastic way of building up activity points.

Last week I ate out several times in Berlin and scoffed that huge burger and still managed to mantain my weight. All because I decided to move more and sit less. Just think how much weight I could lose if I managed to control my eating habits at the weekend?! I'm on it like a car bonnet. Wish me luck as i'm hoping for my first loss since the beginning of December!

If you're on Weightwatchers, how do you earn your activity points?

You're the one that I want

Off white sheer dip hem blouse: H&M
Black skinny pleather trousers: Next
Leopard print collared coat: Topshop
Leather heeled ankle boots: Topshop
White stoned brooch: Primark
Red lips: Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang
Rose gold watch: Next Birthday gift

I'm living a childhood fantasy in these skinny trousers. I remember watching Olivia Newton John in Grease and complety being in awe of Sandy. I was over the moon when my mum came home with an amazing pair of faux leather trousers for me. Sandy who? So when I spotted these beauties in Next, I just had to have them. I still don't feel 100% confident in them but hey ho fake it until you've got it right? I always think a red lip looks so glam so had to snap this shade up when I saw it in boots - Apocalips seems to be doing the rounds on all the blog.

I'm treking all the way to Notting Hill tonight  - it better be worth the trip! - to see some of my favourite bloggers for a spot of dinner at the Electric Diner. As always I'm sure it'll be a lovely evening putting blogging to rights and stuffing our faces. Always the best types of nights out.

Hope you all have a lovely evening whatever you'll be doing!

This girl is on fire

Black midi lace dress: Primark
Grey fur trimmed cape: Marks and Spencer
Black suede pointed pumps: Topshop
Black tights: Primark

My nan was given a voucher for High Tea for her birthday so I tagged along - never miss out on scones with clotted cream and jam! It was in a lovely venue called Mulberry House not far from my house, proving Essex is far more than Oompa Loompa tans and Sugar Hut. For just over £13 we were given a tray of sandwiches - smoked salmon always get a thumbs up from me - and an assortment of different cakes and scones. I can confirm that the mini carrott cake went down very well as did the mini eclair. Anyone else think cakes taste so much nicer in miniature form?

Have you got any suggestions for Afternoon or High Tea in around the London and Essex area? I'm always on the look out for new places!


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