The Mystery of the MAC 217 Brush…

You know you’re a MAC girl for life when, while casually strolling around the neighborhood (six feet away from any neighbors, of course), you spy with your little eye a MAC eyeshadow brush from afar.

See that!?

Yeah, we were just taking a walk and, kid you not, I saw what looked like a makeup brush in the middle of the common area in our circle.

My gut told me it was a MAC brush (note the black handle and the shape of the ferrule). Turns out my gut was right.

I screamed, “Hey! It’s a MAC 217!” (As if El Hub or Connor would know what I was talking about).

El Hub yelled back, “DON’T TOUCH IT!”

Of course, I wondered if it was mine, although I have no idea how this would have been possible. I’ve never done my makeup out there before.

It also crossed my mind whether I could have sleep walked in the middle of the night. Maybe to do a brown smoky eye? First of all, it’s an old-school 217 (the one with natural bristles, which is THE BEST one!), and not the newer 217S (synthetic) version. I’ve got a few of the old 217s in my collection (I’m that dedicated).

Also, this one had bristles of a particular shade of brown, like it had been swished and swirled inside brown pans like the MAC staples I usually wear (Saddle and Soft Brown), so IT TOTALLY LOOKED LIKE ONE OF MY BRUSHES.

Pretty sure it wasn’t one of mine, though… I wonder whose it was and how it got there. Who did it belong to? Whomever it was, he or she must be missing it something terrible.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

SociJam Review

It is a fact. You can’t deny that part of people’s daily routine is opening their social media accounts. Of course, Facebook is on top of them.

Facebook has over 2 billions of users, and it is considered the most powerful social media today. This is the reason why most of the businessmen take Facebook advantages to promote their products because they know it is a big market. But do you think that they will get the profit they expect? You’re right. This is answer depends on how competitive their contents are.

Facebook users are now looking for visually attractive content if you want to get their attention and drive them to take action. Too much focus on image and forgot the importance of text vice versa might messed up the message you want to relay to your viewers. That’s right! You have to spend several hours to probably get the right one. Otherwise, you’ll end up hiring experts to do it for you which is a large cut of your margin.

But you’re lucky today. I have with me the perfect solution for this. Introducing SociJam!

This breakthrough software turns free traffic into the easiest way to profit with Facebook. It has a secret 1 Minute Trick to turn your basic Facebook post into profits. Amazing right?

Wanna know more? Let’s go check this review!

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Features

1. Bold, italicize, underline, strikethrough content
2. Emoji integration
3. Real time editor
4. Unlimited Posts
5. Unlimited Ads
6. Unlimited Stories
7. Unlimited Pages
8. Unlimited Groups
9. Works on all browsers

Copy and Paste Simplicity
You don’t need ANY technical skills. If you can copy & paste, you have all the skills you need!

Powerful Engagement
The surge of activity and fast social proof encourages others to take action towards having more posts and ads go viral with no extra work.

Emoji for Action
Emojis are used to express emotions. Combining that with a bold text or underline really communicates your message.

Less Work, More Clicks
With more engagement, you instantly get more out of every single visitor without the hard work and extra expense.

Browser Friendly
You want your messages seen everywhere, so this system is tested and works flawlessly across all major browsers.

Go Viral Instantly
The more people interact on your post, the more it is displayed with higher frequency to everyone else’s wall without costing you extra.

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How Does It Work?

Step #1
Just log in to your SociJam dashboard and add your content to the editor that allows you to bold, italicize, underline or add emojis to your content and see the changes in real time.

Step #2
Once you have stylized your content to engage more with the audience in the editor, simply click on the generate button and copy the generated profit-making content ready to use on Facebook anywhere.

Step #3
SociJam has made sure to get you the most engagement without any extra effort or cost involved. All you have to do is simply add an easy but powerful twist to your posts, stories, and ads and unlock ways to get more profit than ever.

Let’s see SociJam in Action:

Conclusion

There you have it! Take action now and leverage the power of this software. Make it big because the moment you take this step, you know you are in the right path.

Be smart and check SociJam NOW!

The next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge begins Wed April 15th!

Yes, you are practicing social isolation and shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic. But you can still begin the process of reclaiming health, losing weight, and emerging from this national crisis in far better shape than when it started. And ask any successful Wheat Belly follower: Do you get sick like other people with viral illnesses every year? You will receive a resounding “NO”: people living this lifestyle enjoy a huge reduction in viral infections that plague others. We cannot claim that this makes you resistant to coronavirus, but it surely helps to achieve the higher levels of health that we achieve on this lifestyle. You may not have ready and safe access to supermarkets to make the full conversion of your kitchen to a grain-free lifestyle, but you can still take the necessary steps to transform your life.

So put it off no longer: We are planning our next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge that starts on Wednesday, April 15th. This is your opportunity to seize control over health and weight, maybe even turn the clock back 10 or 20 years, look and feel better, be freed of numerous, if not all, prescription drugs.

By joining our Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge, you will have access to:

1) Our Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Private Facebook page that provides videos, success stories, and plenty of feedback and answers to your questions.

2) LIVE Facebook sessions with Dr. Davis and April Duval, our main Facebook page administrator. Dr. Davis will personally kick off the Detox Challenge on April 15th. And because April is herself an example of a fabulous Wheat Belly Detox success, she knows the ins and outs of this lifestyle like the back of her hand.

To join our Challenge, you must sign up to become a member of the Wheat Belly Blog community with an annual subscription fee of $15.99. Sign up here. Once you have signed up, you will be given access to our Private Facebook page. 

By becoming a Wheat Belly community member, you will have access to the huge number of resources available on the Wheat Belly Blog, also—additional recipes, tips, new concepts, avoiding pitfalls, etc.

Our goal: to help you succeed in turning around your life and health and achieve all your health goals including weight loss, getting off prescription medications, and turning back the clock 10 or 20 years.

 

Why the Detox Challenge?

Through my New York Times bestseller, Wheat Belly, millions of people learned how to reverse years of chronic health problems by removing wheat from their daily diets. But, after reading the original Wheat Belly or the Wheat Belly Total Health book, or even using the recipes from the Wheat Belly Cookbook and Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook, people still said: “I’ve read the books, but I’m still not sure how to get started on this lifestyle.

That’s why I wrote the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox  and now help readers along in this Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox CHALLENGE. This is the quickest, most assured way to get started on regaining magnificent health and slenderness by adopting the Wheat Belly lifestyle.

We are kicking off the next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge on Facebook LIVE on Day 1: Wednesday, April 15th, 12 pm EST/11 am CST/10 am MT/9 am PT. Come join us on the private Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/

The Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox supplies you with carefully designed meal plans and delicious recipes to fully eliminate wheat and related grains in the shortest time possible. Perfect for those who may have fallen off the wagon or for newcomers who need a jump-start for weight loss, this new addition to the Wheat Belly phenomenon guides you through the complete 10-Day Detox experience. And we will kick off this next Challenge with a live Facebook session with Dr. Davis on Day 1!

In addition to this quick-start program, I’ll teach you:

  • How to recognize and reduce wheat-withdrawal symptoms,
  • How to avoid common landmines that can sabotage success
  • How to use nutritional supplements to further advance weight loss and health benefits
  • How to effectively navigate the grocery store and choose safe products

To join the Detox Challenge:

Step 1
Get the book. And read it (at least the first 5 chapters).

Detox Challenge participants should be informed and active in order to get the most out of the challenge and private Facebook group. READING THE WHEAT BELLY DETOX BOOK IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE. PLEASE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK or else the conversations will not make sense and you will not enjoy full benefit. It is a very bad idea to try and piece the program together just from our conversations. (Note that the Wheat Belly Detox program is NOT laid out in the original Wheat Belly book.)

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Step 2
Join the Wheat Belly Blog community to access the thousands of discussions that provide additional recipes, discussions about issues relevant to the Wheat Belly lifestyle, access the newest ideas in the Wheat Belly Blog. The cost is $15.99 for an annual subscription. Here is why we have converted to a subscription process.

Step 3
Come join the Private Facebook Group.

http://bit.ly/WheatBelly-PrivateFBGroup

Step 4
Head back to the Private Facebook Group starting Tuesday, April 14th (the day before the official start of the Challenge) and onwards for tips, videos, and discussions to help you get through your detox and reprogram your body for rapid weight loss and health. Dr. Davis and site administrator, April Duval, will be posting video instructions and answers to your questions. Or just join the conversation now, as we discuss the ups and downs, share recipes, and just have fun every day!

Feel Good Makeup

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Good morning, friend. If you’re struggling right now, I’m right there with you.

Nothing personally devastating happened this week (knocks on wood), but the realness of the new world order is sinking in, and it’s manifesting itself in an ever-present tightness in my body.

Like many people around the world right now, I feel the weight of an uncertain future, and it’s heavy. 🙁

I keep replaying a memory of something I did with Connor a month ago… Wow, it was only a month ago! We were walking down the aisles at Trader Joe’s singing David Bowie while looking for Jojo the stuffed horse (a fun thing they do for kids) and touching everything in sight without a care in the world.

THERE WAS SO MUCH PASTA. And rice! And flour! The frozen food section was gloriously bursting at the seems with bags of frozen broccoli and peas. Nothing was out of stock!

Connor found Jojo the stuffed horse that day, and we walked straight up to one of the sales associates (barely two feet away). He congratulated us and handed Connor her reward — a red lollipop — which she promptly opened and quickly devoured without a second thought.

This was back when Connor still had school to go to and was allowed to physically touch her friends. I also had the bakery… Life was sweeter than I realized at the time.

Today’s makeup was supposed to be inspired by pastel Easter eggs, but for the life me…I just couldn’t get into it. I tried a few times, swiping and playing with purples, pinks and blues, but I couldn’t make it work.

Sooooo, instead of bulldozing my way through it (which is what pre-pandemic Karen would’ve done), I stopped, took a few deep breaths and did what I knew would make me feel good.

Bronze eyes and neutral lips are the makeup equivalent of comfort food for me, so out came the bronze big guns! — Tom Ford Spice eyeshadow (THE BEST CREAM BRONZE), Charlotte Tilbury foundation and MAC lipstick and blush, of course.

I know, I know… How many variations on bronze lids and neutral lips can one girl possibly wear?! (Apparently, it’s a lot!)

But I really, really *needed* this today. I needed to feel normal, even though we all know life is nothing close to normal now and probably won’t be anytime soon.

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My feel good makeup products

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Makeup worn in this look

You hang in there, OK? Sending a warm virtual hug. 🤗

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. TGIF!

How to Best Treat Your Skin Right Now

All models are makeup- and retouch-free.

Here at Glow Recipe, we understand how important it is to treat your skin based on its daily concerns. Whether you’re dealing with dryness, breakouts, excess oil, or anything in-between, here are some helpful stories packed with dermatologist advice to help you get your healthiest, glowing skin.

Dry Skin

Quench Your Skin’s Thirst With Electrolytes
Drinking electrolytes can be a big help after a long night, but did you know that applying them topically can benefit your skin too?

What’s the Difference Between Dryness and Dehydration?
Dehydrated skin doesn’t necessarily mean dry skin. Allow us to teach you a little about both, and learn how to treat your skin accordingly.

6 Essential Things to Know About Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is known as a hydration holy grail, and for good reason! Here’s what you need to know.

Breakout-Prone Skin

How to Identify Your Breakout
Before you decide to take action against an annoying breakout, your first step should be identifying its type.

7 Surprising Reasons You’re Breaking Out
You’ve got a great skin care routine down, so why are you still breaking out? Here are 7 reasons that you might not have thought about.

How To Tell The Difference Between Skin Purging and A Breakout
Breaking out after trying a new product? Don’t toss it yet, your skin might just be purging.

How To Get Rid Of Dark Spots For Good
Breakouts come and go, but dark spots like to overstay their welcome.

Sensitive Skin

Red Face? Here’s What Might Be Causing It
If you’re tired of always having flushed skin, start by figuring out why you have it.

Everything You Need to Know About Sensitive Skin
For skin that seems to throw a tantrum every time you apply a product, here’s what you need to know.

Stressed Skin

Get Better Skin & Sleep With This Magical Mineral
Who would’ve known that your high school chemistry class would actually come in handy later in life?

5 Ways To Soothe Stressed-Out Skin
Is your skin giving you signs that it’s had enough? Here are 5 ways to treat it.

How To Get Rid Of Undereye Circles, Puffiness, & Fine Lines
The right eye cream can make all the difference in combatting visible signs of stressed skin.

Textured Skin

Texture Talk: The Secret To Smooth, Clear Skin
For those who want to hear, “OMG your skin is so smooth!” more often.

Why You Should Exfoliate Every Day
Daily exfoliation is the secret to glowing skin. Here’s how to do it without damaging your skin barrier.

Everything You Need To Know About Milia
Say goodbye to those pesky white bumps! But first, what are they?

How to Tell If You Have Keratosis Pilaris
If you have KP you know it can be frustrating to treat, here’s some tips to help.

Beauty Business News : How The Beauty Industry Is Helping Even More

Right, so there are a few snippets of news other than how the beauty industry is helping out during the Covid 19 situation, so I’ll bullet point the helpers before getting to the other bits and pieces. Needless to say, things have more or less ground to a halt but there are a few beauty happenings that aren’t virus related. It’s not a comprehensive list but just the ones I’m aware of and a truly heartening example of how brands can really ramp up and get going when the chips are down and brands, big and small, are making contributions in the best way they can.

  • Starting with MAC Cosmetics – their Viva Glam charity is donating $10 million to 250 charities helping those affected by Corona.
  • Victoria Beckham is donating 20% of all beauty and fashion sales to charity.
  • Mary Kay is swapping their production lines to the production of sanitizer with the initial runs going free to front line workers.
  • CHANEL is busy making surgical masks and gowns.
  • Natura (owns The Body Shop) is shifting their production to much needed personal hygiene products.
  • Unilever is working with the UK Government to produce a global hand washing campaign as well as protecting salaries for 3 months.
  • Manchester based The Hut Group (Illamasqua, Mio Skincare, LookFantastic, Espa, Glossybox) is donating £10 million to support vulnerable communities and workers affected by Covid 19 as well as giving out £1 million worth of hand sanitizer to people in need. As they own a couple of Manchester based hotels, these are being given over to medical staff and police officers who can’t live at home.
  • Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation is giving $79m to Doctors Without Borders, New York Community Trust’s coronavirus unit, the Red Cross and China Women’s Development Foundation.
  • Gucci is providing over one million surgical masks and 55,000 surgical gowns.
  • Prada is financing three ICU units in Italy as well as producing surgical masks and gowns.
  • Johnson & Johnson have committed an immediate $50 million for USA front line workers with a further $250 million over the next decade.
  • Burberry’s Yorkshire factory is producing masks and gowns and the brand is funding vaccine research as well as donating to charities that feed people in need.
  • Coty has turned over their factories to produce sanitizer for front line and emergency services.
  • Armani has donated $1.4 million to Italian hospitals and medical services.

Other News:

In 2019, L’Oreal announced their intention to buy the fragrance division of Clarins – the Clarins Fragrance Group. This has now taken place so Mugler and Azzaro now belong to L’Oreal, as well as Thierry Mugler fashion which I didn’t know that Clarins owned in the first place!

The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa has closed its doors for the final time and filed for bankruptcy. Who knew it had been re-branded as Mynd Spa & Salon last year in an attempt to entice the millenial generation? Not me, that’s for sure.

LVMH were one of the quickest corporations to respond to Corona issues – which served them well on the stock market, earning back $11bn as stock prices grew after the US government announced their stimulus package. According to Bloomberg, it’s the biggest trading-driven gain in the history of their Billionaire’s index (featuring LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault). However, despite this, the company is down $32.5 billion in total.

Sources & Resources: Harper’s Bazaar, Johnson & Johnson, CosmeticsBusiness, Bloomberg, Globalcosmeticsnews,

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.

CHANEL Irréelle Gloss 2003

As you might imagine, CHANEL features a lot in my archived products. For a very long time it was my absolute holy grail of all beauty products – they genuinely do make things better than most. I like their creativity, their innovation and their attention to detail but at the same time, behind the scenes, it’s a disappointing relationship these days. So, I have mixed feelings, but still appreciate that over the years this brand has given us a slew of utterly beautiful, immaculate and exciting pieces that haven’t been bettered. My all-time favourite palette from CHANEL is Les Coromandels de Chanel (2005) with the design taken from the Coromandel screens that Mme Chanel collected. But, I’m kicking off with CHANEL Irréelle Gloss from 2003.

CHANEL Irréelle Gloss 2003

The packaging describes this gloss as an ‘intense radiance lipgloss’ and it’s completely clear but for the linked C logo which is (properly) holographic. I have The Makeup Museum (HERE – you’ll be lost for hours) to thank for reminding me about Heidi Morawetz and Dominique Moncourtois who between them were responsible for some of the most decorative and innovative pieces the brand ever created. Heidi – who as Chanel’s most influential make up artist also created Rouge Noir – died in 2018 aged 79. Dominique Moncourtois spent 30 years as head of the brand’s make up creation division – both retired in 2007.

CHANEL Irréelle Gloss

I’ve managed to catch the holo effect (after some effort!). I think there was a pink version as well. With the palette open the interlinked Cs look like they’re floating in the middle of the transparent square of gloss and when you move it around, the Cs appear to move. Although I’m not 100% sure, I think the gloss is poured over the holograph print which then appears to float.

CHANEL Irréelle Gloss

You can see that the surface of the gloss, which I’ve never touched, has gone a little ‘dewy’ but apart from that, it’s in pristine condition. Actually, something has just popped into my head – when I had only just started my blog and was still working as a beauty writer for print, I met Sam Chapman and we went into Chanel on Sloane Street together to have a look around. Her presence stopped the store with customers asking for her autograph and suddenly, suddenly I understood the power of YouTube. I don’t think I’d really grasped the enormity of it at the time because I was more focused on my print work. It’s a really nice memory. ‘Ireéelle’ means unreal – I don’t know how many times I’ve seen that on French brands and never even wondered what it meant! Now I know.

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.

Aarogya Setu App; A Must For Everyone.

Aarogya Setu App

The daily increase in numbers of coronavirus cases is making each one of us Indians uncomfortable. Covid-19 has become a crucial concern for people all over the world as well as in India. According to Indian health ministry website, the total number of cases has crossed the mark 2000 along with the death count 50. The government of India is doing a wonderful job and also the states are ramping up efforts to control the crisis in every which way possible.

India is already undergoing 21 day lockdown and to make life easier for all of us the emergency helplines have already been activated. Now the government has also developed a mobile application to make citizens aware of the current scenario and to track the spread of coronavirus. To top it all the Indian government launched its COVID-19 tracking app, Aarogya Setu, for both Android and iOS users on Thursday.Aarogya Setu App

This Aarogya Setu App has been developed by the National Informatics Centre. The app aims to get people involved proactively in the best relevant practices and follow the advisories to help contain COVID-19.

Arogya Setu App for mobiles

This app ‘Arogya Setu’ requires our smartphone location and Bluetooth to let us know if we have come in contact with a Corona positive person. This app also tells us if we are in and around a Corona high-risk zone.

Using the location of our phone and Bluetooth connectivity, this Aarogya Setu app tells us if we have been in the proximity of 6-feet of an infected person. In case we find ourselves to be in the high-risk zone then we are advised to test immediately by calling the helpline number 1075. The test can be scheduled. Aarogya Setu App also includes a chatbot that answers our query about Coronavirus.

Here is what it looks like… Yes I have already installed Aarogya Setu App on my mobile. It was very reassuring to have it tell me that I was not at the risk of getting infected. This app also provides contact numbers of every states COVID-19 Helpcenters.

Aarogya Setu App; How it works

As we open the app it has this opening page.

Aarogya Setu AppAfter this, it takes us to the instructions on how to install the app and how it works.

AarogyaSetu App

So as you can see, it works with Location and Bluetooth data. The App detects other devices with Aarogya Setu installed that have come in the Bluetooth / GPS proximity of our phone and captures this information. In case of any of those recent contacts Test positive, the App calculates our risk of infection based on recency and proximity of our interaction and recommends suitable action. Well here is a doubt…. What, if the affected person is not carrying a smart phone with Aarogya Setu App installed!

It has a Self Assessment Test also and we have tried it and liked the way it works to reassure individuals and control panic. After providing all details, this was my result….

 Though we think that it is a very good initiative by the GOI to fight against Corona Virus and we do recommend all our Indian citizens to use this app but keeping in view the recent hostility by a particular group of people, how successful this app will be, we cannot say. But yes it surely will be worth a try.

Oh! by the way did we tell you that you can install it from Google Play Store? So try it for once and stay home, stay safe.

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“I’m finally in double digits” says EXCITED mum after losing 15kg in just 2.5 months

Losing weight and keeping it off doesn’t always come easy as mum-of-two, Jess Jones Homan has discovered.

Now back on her Healthy Mummy journey for the 3rd time, she is more determined than ever. She has already achieved AMAZING results (losing 15kg) in just a couple of months by following the Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges and Smoothies

She shares her weight loss journey below and what she is doing to help her achieve her goals.

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Third time’s a charm

Mum-of-two Jess is no stranger to The Healthy Mummy. In fact she has been following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges on and off for a few years and has both lost and gained weight.

She says “My weight loss journey has been up and down.

This is my 3rd attempt at The Healthy Mummy so I am excited and nervous to share my results but they say the 3rd time is a charm!”

As a platinum Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member Jess gets access to monthly meal plans, thousands of delicious recipes and hundreds of workouts all via the Challenge App on her phone. Click to find out about platinum membership.

Re-starting her Healthy Mummy journey

Jess officially re-started her Healthy Mummy journey on January 7th 2020 after having let herself go and putting on the majority of the 20kg she lost last year.

Determined to lose the weight for good Jess has been following the Healthy Mummy meal plans and enjoying Healthy Mummy Smoothies twice a day as well as exercising 6 days a week. In addition, she is making an extra effort to keep herself accountable.

“I’m making myself accountable”

Jess keeps herself accountable by taking regular progress photos and posting her results regularly on the Healthy Mummy Private Online Facebook Group.

Exercise routine

In addition, she is exercising 6 days a week to achieve her amazing body transformation.

She follows The Healthy Mummy exercises on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App. These include Dancefit with Dee and the Dance workouts with Rachel as well as Pilates 4 times a week. Jess says “In all I try to get in 1/2 – 1hr exercises 6 days a week!”.

Enjoying delicious Healthy Mummy meals

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Some of Jess’s favorite Healthy Mummy meals and snacks include stovetop lasagna, weetbix slice and coconut bliss balls.

Favorite Healthy Mummy Smoothies

Jess is currently replacing two meals a day with a nutritious Healthy Mummy smoothie

chocolate smoothie

chocolate smoothie

“My favourite smoothie is plain chocolate and fresh bananas blitz with ice and skim milk” says Jess.

The smoothies are delicious and filling and exactly what I need to keep up with my family, and my full time uni!” .

Weight Loss – 15kg and 2 dress sizes down in 2.5 months

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Jess has lost 15kg in 2.5 months (down from 114.5kg down to 99.2kg) and is down 2 dress sizes (from size 18 to 14). She has also lost over 40cm from her waist.  And that’s not all!

Excited about her progress she says “Today I stepped on the scales and I’ve finally dropped back into DOUBLE DIGITS.. I’m beyond excited!

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“The last time I was a size 14 was after my first baby 7 years ago.

Can’t wait to see how much more I can achieve in the next two months” say Jess.

“Since losing weight I feel more beautiful in my own skin”

Not only is Jess’s beauty beaming from inside out since losing weight she says it has also had an impact on the types of clothes she wears.

She says “before I went for black or dark colours that were loose so I could hide my body, whereas now I’m wearing more dresses and skirts as I feel more confident and beautiful in my skin”.

Why I keep going back to The Healthy Mummy

“I keep coming back mostly because of

  • the support provided in the groups and from other mums. They understand how life changes and how that can impact on you mentally and physically
  • the ease of following meal plans, doing exercises from my living room and enjoying myself.

What I am doing this time differently this time is holding myself accountable.

I do this via regular communication in the groups, taking regular progress photos and knowing that if I do fall off the wagon again, I have a whole tribe of mums behind me to cheer me on again”.

Weight loss goal

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Jess-Jones-Homan-weight-loss-15kg

While Jess has a goal of getting down to 88kg she says her goal goes beyond her weight.

I want to be the best mum, wife and person I can be by being healthy and happy; inside and out.

Losing weight impacts my self-esteem mostly. When I’m bigger I hide away and am not as involved socially. When I lose the weight I lost feel as if I am alive and can be the person I feel I am on the inside; beautiful, happy and loved.

What I am most looking forward too in reaching my goal is not hiding and feeling like I have no worth. For so long I’ve been so ashamed whereas now I’m beginning to lose myself and enjoy being healthy and smiling because I feel good on the inside”.

So far I have gained more energy, more confidence and a new wardrobe”.

Well done Jess! That’s a huge achievement.

The Healthy Mummy team would like to congratulate Jess for taking back control of her health and weight and for sharing her story with us.

We have no doubt that with her new determination and commitment to making herself accountable, she will achieve everything she has set out too and more.

 

Want more? Read 9 Healthy Mummy mums share their Top 5 WEIGHT LOSS MOTIVATION Tips

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