Monday, 26 November 2012

Free Glasses? "Yes please, but what's the catch?" Errm, none!

Hi everyone,
When Firmoo approached me and offered me a totally free pair of glasses I was skeptical. Nothing is free right? I asked for further information and the sent me a message asking that all I did in return was share my experiences (good or bad) and let all my friends and readers have a free pair of glasses too. I found it incredible to believe but a quick bit of research showed that it is true!!! All you have to do is follow


 to the site order single vision lenses (if you are not sure what that means click HERE ) and pay for shipping ( $15.75 USD at time of writing approximately £10.00 GBP)

You can choose from hundreds of pairs, just ensure you enter the code FIRMOOFREE at the checkout. To help you pick there is a "virtual try on system" which I found is great and really gives you an idea of what suits you and what doesn't!!

There is a really comprehensive help section you can check out HERE if you have any questions.

This is the information Firmoo want to share with you:

The old opinion that glasses are only necessities for people with vision problems has already gone. Glasses are increasingly becoming a fad and must-have accessories for celebs and fashionistas. Everyday we can spot millions of non prescription glasses wearers and we are constantly fascinated by many noted film stars’ signature non prescription glasses.They instantly upgrade your look of modern,sexy, vintage or geek by wearing different styles of frames. Any hot glasses/sunglasses /goggles frames you want can be found on Firmoo, and all are available for both prescription lenses and non-prescription lenses. Are you desperate to have a new look? Now here is the chance, Firmoo has launched a First Pair Free Program to people worldwide. You will absolutely fall in love with the excellent quality, affordable prices, fashionable designs, fast delivery and the good service after trying them with paying shipping only! You even can get a refund/exchange if you&nbs p;are not satisfied with them. It's totally Risk free, so why not have a try?

And here are some photo's of me in my lovely new free glasses!

This is the link for these glasses if you CLICK HERE

Thanks for reading and enjoy your glasses!!!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Guest Post Love!!

I was really happy to be asked by Sarah at sugarpuffish to do a guest post. I had just the right post in mind as I had recently started using an amazing new soap that doesn't upset my delicate skin. You can read my post HERE Please do check out and subscribe to her, you won't regret it!!!!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Very LOW Fat Coleslaw Recipe

Hi everyone,
Following my discovery of the amazingly low fat but delicious mayo from Aldi (see post HERE)I decided to try this recipe. It was very easy to make, tastes amazing and has hardly any calories or fat in it too!!! The recipie itself is mega versatile and you can change it up by adding lemon, vinegar, mustard, curry powder or anything your imagination would like.

 Easy Coleslaw

 I used the following:
1/2 a white cabbage
one white onion
1 large carrot
6 tablespoons of mayonaise

Basically you grate or food process the ingredients, mix them in a bowl, add as much mayonnaise and seasoning as is to your taste  & enjoy!!
I like a bit of texture so I thinly sliced some of the cabbage as well, Depending on your preference you may prefer to slice rather tha grate the cabbage. I think I shall do that next time.


Do you have any easy low-fat recipes? I'd love you to share them with me :-)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Amazing diet find!!! Only 3% fat mayonnaise.

 Hello everyone,
I am really really excited this week, I am now 30 pounds lighter! I am enjoying the challenge and still feel really motivated with fruit and skinny sprinkles helping out on snack attack moments.

I love mayonnaise and was thrilled to find such a low fat one and it tastes so delicious I was convinced I had read the label wrong and had to keep checking!!!! I Have photographed the labels to show you the shocking comparison between it and the UK leading brand at the moment. The best news is that it is from Aldi and costs less than £2.00 to buy (sorry can't remember the exact price)

Check out the 3.1g per 100ml  fat content on the Aldi mayonnaise

This 27g per 100ml  is the Total fat on the Hellmann's mayonnaise

Basically it means the Hellmann's mayonaise is 27% fat and the Aldi one is 3.1%. It is a massive difference I am sure you will agree. What are your amazing diet finds?

Thanks for reading

Sunday, 4 November 2012

My diet I devised - How I lost 27 pounds since the start of September.

Hi everyone!Anyone who follows me on twitter or face book will no that I have been loosing weight lately and have lost 27 pounds in 2 months!!! I was admitted to hospital at the end of August with a gallstone blockage and was listed for an operation but it was postponed so I needed to wait for it. The pain from gallstones is one of the worst you can feel and the only way to control it is to eat low fat small meals to prevent the gallbladder form spasming. I left the hospital after a week and started the diet I devised myself based on early teachings from Rosemary Conelly and a bazillion diet books and diets I have done over the years.

Here are the basic principles:--

1. Do not eat ANYTHING that is more than 5% fat. (more on this later)
2. Eat tons of fresh fruit and veg
3. No butter/margarine or any "low fat" alternatives
4. Drink sugar free drinks in abundance
5. As many cup a soups as you like.
6. Have skinny sprinkles as snack and smoothies (see this post here)

Based on these principles I have made and adapted recipes that have fed the whole family with me having to cook two meals sometimes but it has not been a problem to me as I feel that it is worth it!!!! I have had the occasional bag of very low fat crisps, a little cheese (a teaspoon or 2 grated) on a meal and jelly type sweets are generally fat free so great as a treat too!!

How to read a lable is easy, just check total fat content per 100g, if it is 5g or less you are good to go. (sorry it is sideways I could not get the photo up-loader to stop turning it round!!!)

Look per 100g if it is less than 5g then you are good to go!!!

I have enjoyed spaghetti Bolognase made from meat substitute mince with a little cheese on top which the boys love (easy made from a jar). I love matzo crackers (almost fat free!!) crumbled in homemade or cup a soup or with jam on. It is really easy and I love finding new stuff to eat in the shops or on line. I discovered a virtually fat free mayonnaise in Aldi the other week and it is so nice I had to keep checking the label to make sure I hadn't made a mistake!!!!! I love boiled ham, sliced tomato, mayonnaise and mustard on a barm cake (bap/bread roll).

 My favourite less than 5% foods.
Aldi morrocan cous cous, bread toasted with marmalade, Starbucks skinny blueberry muffin, intant custard, ALL fruit and veg, Soups, most yoghurts, merangue, porridge, meat substitutes (check to be sure though!!) and the list goes on. I can post some recipies if you like but here are a couple I love for the whole family.

Spicy bean burgers
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit)
1 tin kidney beans (or drained baked beans or any beans really!) mashed
table spoon ketchup
1 onion cooked in a little water in microwave until soft
fresh bread crumbs (about 2 cups)
half teaspoon chilli flakes (optional0
about 40 grams or a heaped tablespoon of grated cheddar cheese (stronger is better).

1. Put half the bread crumbs and all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix.
2. Form into 4 balls and squash down a bit and coat in remaining breadcrumbs
3. Put on a lightly oiled baking sheet and cook for 10 mins turn and cook for 5 to 10 mins more.

That is it!! serve with salad and bread rolls or potato wedges.

Cheats Pasta bake.

preheat the grill to hot
1 tin Sainsburys chicken in white sauce.
1 tin of skimmed milk
1 tablespoon of flour
fresh breadcrumbs
400/500g pasta cooked.

Put the chicken in a pan.
Refill the can with skimmed milk and  add to the chicken in the pan
when it warms whisk the flour in and bring to a boil until it thickens up .
mix into the cooked drained pasta and put in a baking dish
top with breadcrumbs (I do 2, one for the family with cheese on and one for me in a small dish without)
Grill until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.

Serve with side salad.

Skinny sprinkles have given me a boost too as I find if I have a sprinkles smoothie for breakfast I feel great for the whole day with no desire to snack. If I need a snack or am having a "hungry" day I have another and it kills it dead PLUS they increase your energy with out making you jittery. Check out their website HERE

Any questions please PLEASE ask and I am in no way a nutritionalist but this is how I have done it. I have loads of more recipies I can share on request and would LOVE to hear your tips too.

Thanks for reading