Sunday, 15 March 2015

The life of a foodie

Starting from tomorrow, I will be keeping a food diary on Sprucenews! This will consist of daily posts where I will share with you all my daily meals and drinks. I have always loved my food, I am a foodie and very open about it. However, those around me also know that I am very conscious of my weight. Now, you may all think she is a size 8 why is she bothering! 

Honestly, I expect many angry, negative and selfish comments. So let me clarify what I am doing. First of all, you do not have to be over-weight to be unhealthy. I make wrong decisions when it comes down to food and I eat the wrong thing. I love chocolate, I love lemonade and if you offer my a pastry I am not going to say no. 

I may not look over-weight on the outside, but I feel disgusting on the inside. This is what I want to change. I want to change how I feel about myself, and I want to do it by changing the way I eat. 
I want to feel every bit as beautiful as I should feel, as everyone should feel. I want to appreciate my body now, while I am young and able to do all the things I have dreamed of doing! I do not think I am fat, I am not hysterical and constantly looking in the mirror and crying saying and I quote white chicks here *look at my predonkey...

But I am conscious that the older I get, I will start to see changes in my body that I haven't been expecting. So there isn't a better time to get started really. I would love to hear what you all do to keep in shape and healthy. 

The main things I want to cut down is fizzy beverages and chocolate/sweets. 
I want to eat more salads, vegetables and fish. I want to cut down on the carbs and what carbs I choose to eat will be paired with veg or salad. I also want to save money in the process, which is why I will be putting aside the money that I usually spend on food at lunch time and all those snacks I can't help but purchase. At the end of the year I will open the tub and let you all know what I have saved by making my own food and leading a healthier life. 

I hope you enjoy these posts and I cannot wait to hear your advice on healthy meals to try and what you do to keep in shape.


Friday, 13 March 2015

10 things that annoy me

I wanted to write a personal/ fun post on Sprucenews today. I wanted it to be different from the usual and perhaps share a little more of who I am and my personality. 

It's call 10 things that annoy me, but some of these actually really gross me out! We all have pet peeves, things that can really grind our gears and push us the wrong way. It's just a natural thing, I think everyone has them. OK some of us may react in a slightly more hysterical (over the top) way, but regardless.. we all have things that annoy us. 


1. SPITTING - This is one of those more disgusting habits that I cannot stand! I understand that sometimes it is necessary... but if you choose to just spit for no reason whatsoever just URGH! 

2. FEET - Okay this is more of a personal thing, I don't like my own feet.. I don't find them attractive! But, maybe that's more of a personal self hate of mine. I have long toes that my brothers and boyfriend call fingers to wind me up! It's funny.. but secretly I hate it. 

3. SMOKING - I think I speak for many of the non-smokers out there... It's just a smelly, harmful habit that causes not only life threatening illnesses, but also litter! THROW YOUR CIGARETTE BUDS IN THE BIN PLEASE. Oh and I would rather not have your passive smoke which could potentially harm my lungs and give me cancer one day. Thanks.

4. PEOPLE DRIVING CLOSE BEHIND YOU - Okay, so if you're a driver you know that this is 1) NOT SAFE and 2) highly irritating. Why are you so close to my car?? *This is where road rage kicks in!

5. PEOPLE WHO EAT WITH THEIR MOUTH OPEN - This could potentially be one of the most disgusting things ever.. Do I need to see your food on your plate and then in your mouth? NO! 

6. LEAVING A TISSUE IN YOUR POCKET AND PUTTING IT IN THE WASHING MACHINE - I don't know about you, but this is one of the most annoying things I have done. Not only can you never get the bits of tissue out of your pocket, the tissue sticks to other clothes. 

7. TREADING IN DOG POO - This is both gross and annoying - not only does it smell but you have to clean your shoes.. or bin them! If you have a dog and it poos in public CLEAN IT UP! 

8. TEXT TALK - I used text talk when I was about 15! Now, 10 years on I find it so irritating. Why not just spell the entire word? I don't know if this is just a pet peeve of mine or other people agree with me. But, I get so annoyed. *Maybe I am just not cool any more. I don't understand what half of the words mean any more and I think this could have potentially been part of the reason my writing skills weren't very good in school. 

9. RUDE SHOP ASSISTANTS - I had to include this in my top 10. It doesn't take much to smile, be polite and get on with your day. When a shop assistant is rude and unhelpful it looks bad on the company they work for and themselves. 

10. STUBBING YOUR TOE - There is nothing worse and it is always when you forget your slippers! 

What is on your top 10 annoying things list?
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