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Thursday, 6 September 2012

A mini adventure!

It seems we're having a little bit of an Indian Summer again this year. Yesterday was a beautiful day filled with sunshine so after running a few errands (not so fun) my boyfriend and I decided to take the Countryman for a little spin in the countryside. We're so lucky to be surrounded by such a pretty landscape and we really don't appreciate it as much as we should!

I snapped a few outfit pictures while we were out and after looking back over them just now I realised just how much difference an extra 7lbs makes to my body shape and how different clothes look on me. I had been doing so well at the beginning of summer, I lost around 10lbs and I felt better than ever. Then a few life things took over, which left me feeling a little stressed and I fell off the healthy bandwagon with a bump. Although I'm not happy with my weight right at this second in time, I'm glad that I have these outfit pictures and I know what I have to do to feel completely content within myself. I have set myself quite a big challenge but I want this time to be the time I change my lifestyle once and for all. I'd like to lose around 30lbs in total and it will take as long as it takes but I hope to lose the majority of that by January. Fingers crossed.

My bag is my new love & it's from French Connection. They kindly asked if I would like anything from their Autumn/Winter collection and I jumped at the chance to feature this bag. No doubt you will see it pop up a lot more over the coming months. I just think it's so gorgeous. And roomy. I do love a roomy bag!

xoxo

39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos Jennie, I always love seeing your photography. I live in a similar landscape and I think I often take it for granted since I see it everyday! It's so pretty though. And I hadn't noticed in the slightest that you'd put on weight - I'm sure your boyfriend agrees that you're still beautiful no matter what!

    louisejoyb x

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    1. Aww thank you so much lovely, that really means a lot! xo

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  2. Beautiful snaps Jennie, you look gorgeous! Always love a spontaneous little adventure, it makes you appreciate the little things :)

    I think you look fabulous the way you are my dear, but i know how you feel when it comes to trying to stay on the healthy band wagon! Its the pitts! hehe

    Alexis xo

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    1. Aww thank you lovely! It really is the pitts haha! xo

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  3. I love your dress, so pretty!
    Im your newest follower!!!!! :)

    HippieChicPao

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  4. I really love these lifestyle blog posts. I find it difficult to share this sort of blog post but I feel like i should do it more, because i love reading them and it also gives me a reason to go to more places. I need to be more of a "yes man". Sometimes, i'd prefer to stay in the house if it's too cold or it's raining! Hope the weather stays this nice for a little while yet. We've been robbed of summer this year!!!! wwwah! :( x

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    1. I know, fingers crossed for a few more sunshine filled days! xo

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  5. I don't suppose that's foremark resevoir? Looks familiar! Love the new bag, as for weight I think it's whatever you feel comfortable with - so good luck on your journey, although remember that slow and steady loss will be much more maintainable long term x

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  6. I just found your blog and I love it, it's gorgeous :D Lovely photos. When you get a chance I'd love it if you could check out my blog, I'm recently new to blogspot.

    Xaimarys ♡
    www.ajumbled-mess.blogspot.com

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  7. I always get lost in your beautiful photos :)x

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    1. <3 Thank you, that's such a lovely thing to hear! xo

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  8. Love these photos, the 6th one down's just lovely :) And I really wouldn't worry too much about your weight; you still look gorgeous! And you'll lose it when you're more relaxed, it will happen and you'll feel much better for it but I bet your boyfriend still thinks you look beautiful regardless of a few pounds :)
    xx

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  9. Beautiful photos as usual :)
    You look wonderful xo

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  10. That dress looks lovely on you. I'm trying to eat more healthily now that I'm back from holiday but it's just so hard! xx

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    1. It is, when there are so many yummy things around haha xo

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  11. Gahhh such pretty photos! I lost about 20lbs a few years ago and I realised this summer that I had put all back on again. BOO! I have now lost 10lbs in a month and a half so it is doable but FOOD IS SO YUMMY IT IS SO HARD TO SAY NO!
    Keep up the motivation but you look lovely anyway :)

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    1. Haha I know exactly what you mean! xo

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  12. It looks like such a beautiful day, I love escaping away on little adventures into the countryside! You look lovely as you are, you are by no means overweight Jennie, but I do know how it feels to be unhappy with your size xxx

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    1. Countryside adventures are the best! Aww thank you lovely, it's definitely one of those things that no matter what people say, if you're not comfortable then nothing is going to make it better instantly xo

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  13. Could you be any prettier? o_o These photos are lovely too! xo

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  14. Here we also have such beautiful landscapes but we don't appreciate them at all! Everything in the pictures looks so pretty! Oh hun I'm rooting for your and your journey to weight loss, please keep us posted as I struggle with that a lot! I always start and go halfway then drop it D: Sigh, let's just do out best!

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  15. Hi, I tagged you in a 10 products I would re-purchase tag. I would love to see what your products would be... Check out the tag here:

    http://allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/10-products-i-would-repurchase-tag.html

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    1. Thank you! I'll definitely do this! xo

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  16. Love the title, haha! :D Your dress is gorgeous, you have a lovely figure too :) But I know people saying that doesn't help much if you're not happy, so I hope your weight loss plans go well - I've been trying to lose some myself but life has been so chaotic it's been hard to fit in exercise and think properly about my food choices!

    The countryside landscapes look really beautiful, and make me want to go on a little country adventure now!

    x

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    1. Haha definitely thought of you! It really is hard when you're always on the go and have other things to think about! I hope you manage to reach your goal super soon! xo

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  17. Beautiful pictures! I really like your FC bag.
    I've been the exact same this summer, I've now joined a gym and hopefully keep my motivation to go to it!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I hope your motivation sticks around, I bet you'll feel so much better each night after a gym session! xo

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  18. You look really lovely and that dress is fab. I always fall into rubbish eating habits when I'm stressed :-( x

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  19. Lovely photos :) May I ask what kind of lens did you use?

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