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Feeling weak but on way to recovery, remembering the nice time we had to a friend’s wedding last week! And countdown to Miami again, only 13 days!

3 Sep

Hello readers

I haven’t been the best this weekend and I am on the way to recovery now luckily, I got a stomach bug that gave me nausea and painful stomach cramps…and it stopped me eating for 3 days, not like me at all! I have started again to feel a bit better today, and I look forward to cook again instead than eat one spoon of rice or mash potatoes, or porridge even! (just pleased to have lost some weight without have to worry about diet!)

Last week we attended a friend’s wedding in Surrey, where we had a great time, and I just want to share with you all some pictures. I start to feel the pressure…I can’t wait to fly again to Miami in 13 days…England is treating me well right now that I can’t complain at all, gorgeous weather, still warm temperatures…but still…my heart is not here!!

ilovemiami

xxx

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The ups and downs of dieting…crazy cravings, food obsession or more? I blame my vacation in Miami!!

2 May

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I have been over indulging for 12 days, I cannot bare the idea to deprive myself of a dirty stinking burger and fries If I want to, ok the bikini started to feel a bit tight but as I said to my friends, more responsible than me…Sod it the diet starts on Monday when I will be back…but when I got back and checked my weight on the scale I wanted to bang my head on the wall…2.5 kg more (5.5 pounds), damn me and my food obsession!!!!

No reason to panic, let’s just start to cut down on alcohol first of all : I have been drinking a lot but that is what you do in vacation, you don’t drink a bottle of Corona and think : Oh yes this is already 148 calories…oh yes let’s pop the champagne at 10.30 am, which must be 5pm somewhere…and here we are another 89 calories per glass….  But as my dad would say to my husband when we stay by the seaside in Italy when the new bottle of Prosecco comes up…Holiday!!! (Or Vacation! for Americans)

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Anyway I am not 20 years old anymore and my metabolism is not as fast anymore so I am trying to go back on track cooking lots of fish, chicken, cutting down portions of pasta, never been crazy for chocolate and what happened?

I suddenly find myself obsessed with “I need a piece of chocolate right now”! I find myself on my iPad checking new recipes most of the day, and because I haven’t drunk anything alcoholic since Saturday night I started to crave even that….tonight we are going out for dinner with friends in town and do you know what I can’t wait to have? A Bombay gin and tonic before dinner!!!!

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1kg (2.2 pounds) has already gone down ( probably water retention)  and I still have a lot to work on. Luckily I have a crazy dog here that needs walking and exercise so at least I have to get out and walk a lot with Coco and listen to me….I went back to the gym today…please orchestra go on….we need to celebrate this rare moment!!

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And what about this weekend that we are going to visit friends in the Cotswolds? Fuck the diet let’s start again on Monday….actually on Tuesday because Monday is bank-holiday….thanks British calendar!!!

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Xxx

The late weekender edition: eating out, drinking out, cupcake-ing out…had a busy and nice time out!

21 May

I had a few busy days last week, that’s why I couldn’t update the blog before today, sorry for the delay I hope I haven’t disappointed my supporters.

After my looooooong afternoon nap on Wednesday I probably recovered from my minor operation to my lip, had the stitches on until this morning and if I knew how painful it was going to be to have them removed…I could have kept them! Always complaining don’t I? I thought, I wouldn’t be able too eat much in the next few days due to the stitches…as if!!! It’s Monday, it’s time to go to the gym and to lose some weight now…Friday night, dinner out, Saturday lunchtime, lunch out, Saturday night, dinner out, Sunday lunch…out…and to end my weekend in super sweetness….I have been stocking up cupcakes at my friend Sarah’s shop…every few months some doctors come along with a new diet…what about the cupcake’s diet? I will be so happy!

One cupcake a day…keeps the doctor away!

It was a great weekend, nice time with my husband, nice time with friends, couldn’t ask for anything better…but now let’s hit the gym!

Jet lag must have let the building, why am I still so up and down? Need another vacation probably!

16 May

It’s very strange to face again reality, I mean, I’m happy and relieved, back to work enjoying some new projects, thinking about what to do next and where to go next! Today I haven’t gone that far, I had a minor operation at the hospital, something on my lip that had to be removed, came back home…and fell asleep on the sofa for nearly 4 hours…wow! I had some catch up sleep to do probably!

Will I be able to match again working life/housewife-ing/chef/gym fanatic etc.? I am sure I will; just need some motivation and probably a few more hours of sleep.

At the moment the thing I enjoy less to be back home is…the weather of course! 16th May 2012…freezing cold! If I think that 3 years ago like today my brother got married and the weather in Italy was great, sunny and warm…right, nothing we can do about, apart wear again my winter jacket…

Some more trips have been planned, lots to look forward to, Italy, Miami, St Tropez, Italian Riviera…busy summer then!

Sunshine, strong wind, powerboats…that’s Miami baby!

7 Mar

Hello everyone,

Sorry I haven’t been posting for a few days but between the long flight, a busy and windy day yesterday and no internet connection at the condo I have been struggling! I love being back here, I do feel at home so much!

So far we haven’t done much, been in bed at 9pm for the past 2 days (damned jet lag), moved the boat for one place to another, via another one…hanging out with friends and drinking…haven’t had time to put my bikini on yet but the weather is not the best today anyway so…let’s wait!

It’s Monday, but please l pretend I’m still enjoying the weekend!

13 Feb

This weekend just gone was just about lots of food, lots of cooking and lots of drinking…that’s why I don’t want to let it go!

I let the pictures to speak for me:

Saturday night, in, eating Italian cheese and drinking red wine

At one stage the cat decided to read my magazine

Sunday morning, good start with a cappuccino

Followed by bacon and fried egg in fresh bread…

Followed by a few hours enjoying the swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, so we could eat more later!

Dinner…

But it’s not over yet, my husband made a new york cheesecake to show me that I suck at baking…he’s right!

Now, do you understand why I nearly cried this morning when I checked my weight on the scale? I have two solutions…or I change all the jeans in my closet or…I eat a bit less!

All day on my Hello Kitty gown…not what I planned for my Monday!

30 Jan

Really not what I planned to do today, this cold and flu seem like they don’t feel like to abandon me and despite all my good intentions, got up reasonably early (before 8am) breakfast, cleaning, tiding, shower, work…I started to feel not well at all.

Lots of tea, lots of tissues and lots of sneezing and the Hello Kitty dressing gown over my clothes to keep me warm, drowsiness I hate you!

Thinking about our dinner tonight, it’s going to be a lamb shepherd’s pie and hope to be stronger tomorrow…who said Italian people cannot cook British food? I’ll show you!!!!

Have a good evening!

Feels like I have been beaten up, but that’s ok! First day at the gym

27 Jan

I must start saying that I have never been in a gym in all my life and I thought it was the right time to start. Put leggings on (can you believe it? Me with leggings), t-shirt, my converse and off I went, for the first training day. It was good, tried a few different machines, felt a bit sweaty and now my program is done, will I ever tone myself? To be continued!!!

Well…my gym has the spa next to, so I think I will work out and go to fall asleep in the Jacuzzi or having a massage after every work out….OMG…I love my life of leisure!!!!

Have a great weekend you all!!!

xxxx

Time zones worldwide, where am I right now? In my wonderland!

18 Jan

Yes, it’s one of those days. No I haven’t got my period yet, I’m just on moaning mode, so I have warned you!

Nearly 5 days later the jet lag hasn’t abandoned me yet, feeling so awake when it’s time to go to sleep and feeling like I cannot wake up when it’s time to.

I think my body is in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) but my brain and my soul are still on Eastern Time (EST)!

I’m feeling so confused, so I tried to treat my body with some rays of light (from the sun bed shop not from Brighton beach, it’s raining and it’s grey, no one can see the sun!). I hate the wintery cold humidity, my hair after being out for 15minutes makes me look like a scarecrow, where’s gone my long bob made by my favourite gay French hairdresser??

Please wake me up when the spring is coming! Can’t face the sales either, in holiday I read the last book of my favourite writer, Sophie Kinsella, mini shopaholic, so every time I see a shop I feel like to buy everything! I’m not on my right size at the moment so it will be a waste of time and money to try on something…someone please cheer me up!

I don’t care if Monday’s blue…

31 Oct

Best way to kickstart a new beginning of the week?? Book yourself a 9am appointment for a blood test! Weekend went down well…lots of food, lots of driving around and lots of films to watch!!! Not lots of drinking involved unfortunately…the price to pay to have my parents here for 11days!!! Three official countdowns have started…. -1 my husband is back, finally!!!!!
-4 to Miami, I cannot wait!
-6 to be in Miami, on my own, for 2 days, priceless!! Sunbathing and shopping, all I’m going to do!!!

While I start to dream which bikinis to bring with me…oh forgot I have already everything there…I wish to everyone an amazing week!!
Beat the monday blues…well beat the monday evening blues by now!!
Xxx

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