Sunday, 14 September 2014

5 Interesting and Inspiring Writings

The Most Frustrating Thing about Depression on Hello Giggles

100 things to be thankful for list.100 things to be thankful for list on Esther and Jacob

5reasonswhyyoushouldtraveltheworld  5 reasons why you should travel the world on The Lotus Creative

missing the mountains | via: bekuh b.missing the mountains on bekuh browning

Hiking Calm Your mind without sitting to meditate on Tiny Buddha

5 Interesting and Inspiring Writings to make you happy

Reverend Linda Hunsaker presides over the wedding of Vivian Boyack, left, and Alice  Dubes, center, in Davenport. 90 year old gay couple marry on the Guardian
Jennifer Laurence is not a thing to be passed around on Playboy
10 National Geographic Pics You Won't Believe on Dose
 Scrapbook Memories on Oh Comely
 Should you catcall her on Playboy

5 Interesting and Inspiring Writings

It's been a while since I posed one of these, Hope they brighten your day.

 20 Words that once meant something else on

 thankful for my infertility on Laurel Lane
12 things that will put a smile on your face on huffigton post
2014-07-23-1450678_10151957277733280_171018472_n.jpg30 things that will probably happen to you in your 30's on huffington post
Photo by Hari5 ways to start living your dreams today on Rowdy Kittens

Magazines I've been reading recently.

I've been blogging about my reading activities on my new blog Adventures with words but wanted to share the magazines I've been reading here too.  I love magazines, and am a subscriber to Stack, which sends out a different independent magazine every month.

Flow Magazine 

Pom Pom


Gift Magazine

Click on the pictures to see my review of each one.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Weight loss with Garcinia Cambogia

I'm not one for trying fad diets and turned  down slimming pills from my Dr. However my weight is getting out of control and I really need to do something about it.  I heard about Garcinia cambogia through a magazine article And decided I had nothing to lose but excess weight. 

Day 1

 I have more energy but feel a little like I have low blood sugar

Week 1

This week I found I had more energy than usual.  I didn't feel as hungry even though I had reduced my food intake. However I found out I had been taken in by a fake article. I did consider ditching the pills,  then thought "why not do a real article?".

One thing I did notice was that I was incredibly constipated. On the bottle it said to ensure you drink 2 litres of water a day while taking the pills,  idiom a fair amount of water anyway and with the extra fruit and veg I was taking I thought I was doing ok, and really how important can it be. Turns out very important! I weighed myself after a week taking the pills and I've lost 2lb. 

Week 1

Week 2

This week was different because i was working 12 hour days.  This lead to me eating more because i was tired.  I had Mc Donald's 3 days and snacked a lot.  This can be seen in my weight this week.  I was expecting to see an increase but 5 lb is a bit excessive and i was quite shocked.

Week 2

Week 3

Back on track this week, though i forgot to take the pills a few times.

Week 3
Week 4

So, I forgot to take the pills a few days again this week.  I thought i'd done ok but the scales don't seem to show this.

Week 4

Well I started out really impressed with these pills but in the end they didn't have much affect for me.  This could be because i forgot to take them sometimes.  They did help in the first couple of weeks while i got used to a reduced diet.  I had more energy because of the caffeine in them and was less grumpy because i didn't feel so hungry.

It isn't the "I lost a stone in a day" story that i see on the web but this one is at least real.