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I can be ANYTHING……Tv commercial

26 Oct

Loving this commercial.

Kuwait and See

23 Oct
A view of Harvey Nichols in London

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Well, big news!! Harvey Nichols is coming to a mall near YOU! Harvey Nichols have announced the opening of its first store in Kuwait, with the help of the Middle East franchise operator Alshaya…thank you, Mr. AlShaya.

The store, which will be situated in Kuwait’s largest shopping destination, will cover over 10,000-square metres of retail space and will stock Harvey Nichols’ most popular brands and designer names. The store will also house the signature Fifth Floor Restaurant concept, which was originally created for the Knightsbridge flagship but is now synonymous with the Harvey Nichols name.

“Our own research and experience points to a strong market for the brands offered by Harvey Nichols,” Mohammed Alshaya, executive chairman of MH Alshaya Co, said as the partnership was announced.

Harvey Nichols, too, is hopeful that the union will be highly prosperous. Joseph Wan, the company’s chief executive, is “confident that Harvey Nichols will experience lasting success with Alshaya”.

The store is set to open its doors in spring/summer 2011.

OK, Now I have a request! Please, Mr.AlShaya BRING PRIMARK!! Thank you 🙂

Realistic Goals

19 Oct

So, carrying on with my last post, how can you shed those stubborn lbs?

Well, first of all…I’m writing this post for myself too. I think the first step is realizing that I/you need to change.

I don’t want to call it a diet…why? Because, I don’t want to live my life on a ”diet”, that’s just silly. I want to have a healthier lifestyle.

The main thing is water. People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. So you can end up eating extra calories when an ice-cold glass of water is really what you need. Aim to have between 10-15 glasses of water a day, that’s roughly 2.5litres. “If you don’t like plain water, try adding citrus or a splash of juice, or brew infused teas like mango or peach, which have lots of flavor but no calories,” says Cynthia Sass, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.

Start by focusing on getting the recommended 5-9 servings of fruit and veg each day. It sounds like a lot but you can cram this all in all day.

Make your ”diet/lifestyle” change public. Tell people you want to change. It will improve your self-esteem and allow people to comment on your (hopefully) weightloss.

Give yourself one day off. That does NOT mean that you sit down on a Saturday afternoon with a bag of cookies and a big bottle of pop but treat yourself, have a slice of bread, have a cookie. One slice of bread and one cookie will NOT kill you and WILL NOT allow you to gain 5-10lbs.

Exercise: Aim to walk at around 6/7km p/h. 5 times a week. Gradually build this up to 7 days a week of one hour exercise. DO NOT over estimate what you can do at the beginning, remember your body has been in survival mode. You will only end up hurting yourself.

Have a red flag weight
Once you’ve lost the weight, you need to keep it off. This is where the red flag comes in. You need to pick a weight and vow to never get heavier than it again. It is normal for your body to fluctuate five to ten pounds. I recommend picking a weight that is ten pounds heavier than what you “normally” weigh and never weigh more than it again.

So those are my tips, it’s now time for ME and YOU to put them in action.

An example of a meal plan should be like this:

Breakfast:

Lukewarm glass of water with a dash of lime or lemon BEFORE food.

A handful (NOT A BOWL) of special K or Alpen/Muesli with either soya or skimmed milk.

Lunch:

A piece of brown/multigrain bread with flora NOT butter.

A cup of soup.

OR

Lean Meat with Salad

Dinner: Lean Meat with Salad or Salad alone with piece of fruit after.

This is my aim.

I will lose weight.

I will stop eating junk food.

I will exercise more.

AND I WILL DRINK 2.5litres of water a day.

I will be happy NAKED. LOL and ..when I reach that plateau and it won’t shift, I will resort to fat burning pills.

Diet Baby Food

14 Oct

I am DISGUSTED.

Today, in lulu, I was browsing the baby food aisle………………………..yes, you guessed it, I spotted BABY DIET FOOD!!

HARAAAAAAAAAAAAM TO ANYONE THAT WOULD GIVE THEIR BABY DIET BABY FOOD!

FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!!

Let your child eat fruit and veg and EXERCISE!!!!!!!!!!

ANGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR AAAAAAAH 10.10.

SHAME ON YOU LULU – GET THIS OFF YOUR SHELVES!!!!!!!!!!

Don’t lose your faith

14 Oct

Wow, this week has been slow, it started off alright but just got worse as the days went on. Anyway, this isn’t going to be a moan and a groan!

It’s Thursday and that means one thing – FAMILY TIME! Yay!

My husband works such long hours and by the time he gets home…he’s exhausted from work and I’m exhausted from being with the kids all day. We don’t get much time together, but, this weekend, we are going to make time for each other! Even if it’s a ten minute…nevermind..cuddles are good…perhaps, a walk on the beach, tomorrow evening… but first thing is first…the weekly grocery shopping which means one place and one place only! LuLu! Yes, I still heart LuLu…

No matter how bad your week is, remember, it’s only life… live it to the full, don’t lose your faith, don’t run away….

Enjoy your weekend EVERYONE!

10 Best Baby Foods

9 Oct

So, this is for all us ‘new mummies’….

We often wonder…ahh, what now, what next…what do I give him today?

Well, here are the 10 Best Baby Foods that your baby should/could be eating…

Squash – excellent source of vitamins A and C, is naturally sweet, and has a pleasing, creamy texture.

Lentils – Crammed with protein and fiber, lentils pack a powerful nutritional punch. They’re also one of the cheapest healthy foods you can buy.
Dark Green Leafy Veg – Leafy greens boast high amounts of iron and folate. While spinach is perhaps the best known of this group, there are many other varieties, including kale, chard, and collard greens.
Broccolli – Brimming with folate, fiber, and calcium, broccoli is also known for its cancer-fighting properties.
Blueberries – The deep, brilliant blue of these berries comes from flavonoids called anthocyanins, which are good for your baby’s eyes, brain, and even urinary tract.

Avocados – Avocados are a rich source of unsaturated fats, similiar to the fat in breastmilk, good for brain development.

Meat – Meat is a great source of zinc and iron

Prunes – Jammed with fibre and can be a life saver when our little ones are having trouble going to the bathroom!

Garbanzo Beans – Like lentils and other beans, garbanzos are rich in protein and fiber

Mandarin Oranges – High in antioxidants and a supreme finger food!