Renna's Discoveries: January 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

What Have I Been Eating ? With The Help of Nutribuddy

So I've been eating more healthier and cutting out (trying to) any unhealthy snacks. I thought I'd give you an insight in what I have been eating.
I have had some help from Nutribuddy to help me from snacking, but to prove that I have actually been eating as well as loosing weight, here you are....

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Nutribuddy Weight Loss Starter Kit

To help me on my way to loose a few pounds and to tone up more I am using Nutribuddy's Weight Loss Starter Kit. When I completed a diet a few years ago it was a very high protein diet. This is a healthy diet and makes you feel fuller and less likely to snack on rubbish. So I actually like using protein snacks just purely to curb any temptation. They also help in repairing or building any muscle mass. I'm not a nutritionist and I'm not a personal trainer however, for me, these work along side a very healthy diet.
The kit includes : Nutribuddy Sculpting Whey, Nutribuddy Hunger Fix Capsules, Nutribuddy Multivitamins, a Nutribuddy Shake Shaker and a Recipe Guide Book to help you along your way. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Banana & Oat Cookies - Clean Eating

With my slight change of diet, I started to miss my biscuits and chocolate, and I was wondering what I could do to curb those cravings. I was thinking of what alternatives I could use in the recipes, and then whilst scrolling Facebook, I saw a recipe that apparently has been around for years and years. It's so simple I had to try it.
Very simply Banana and Oats and that's it! No sugar, no flour.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

New Year New Me

New year , new me ..... Yes, I am trying, but, I don't really need a new me, just the old me would be great. Pre kids I was always really slim with a great toned bum, but, then I got a job where it meant sitting on your butt all day.... This was not good. I was always used to walking around for half the day at work. So I gradually put weight on, then I fell pregnant and then a fat person came out that I had never met before and being 5ft and a size 12 is not good. After pregnancy I took my time loosing the weight, then I got back to almost super slim me and then fell pregnant again. So this time, I was more conscious of weight gain, as I knew I'd have to loose it again. Then at 8 months pregnant, I went bridesmaid dress shopping with a couple of friends, one being the bride to be, and she bought me a size 10 bridesmaid dress and said, that I'd be able to get in it easily, I had 7 months until the wedding after all.....well......I felt very much under pressure and had the motivation to make sure I could get in the dress. Women that have never had a baby just don't get it.....for some the weight literally just falls off, for others it can take years.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Has anyone tried Skinade ?
I was given the 10 day travel pack and, I have to say, that I couldn't finish the course. I know there is a saying of No Pain No Gain, but, there is No saying about drinking bad tasting drinks to make you look younger.  This is like medicine, mixed with the worst artificial tasting orange squash. It actually made me shudder every time I drank it. I think I got through five sachets.

Carita Beauty Products

I keep hearing about a beauty brand called Carita. It's not a new brand, its just new to me.
The Carita Sisters, Rosy and Maria who were born in Spain and moved to France, Toulouse during WW1, started their journey in 1945 as they wished to create the best anti-ageing products. They started off being extremely successful hairdressers who opened their own salon aged just 18, which the whole family worked in. They had pure natural skills and learnt all about the beauty trade so by 1956 they even had their own beauty school and started focussing on beauty products and accessories like Wigs. They enjoyed clients that were very high class, royalty, politicians, actresses and the incredibly wealthy. By 1960 their first facial cream was described as ' a pearl of youth '. In 1967 they started the men's beauty club, where the likes of Yves Saint Laurent would go, along with many others.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

My New Blog Header by Aloha Lola Cards

It's a new year and I really wanted to improve my blog....again. I've had my blog for over a year now and when I started, it was all very new and I was learning how to use blogger. So many people said how easy it is ....blah blah....but if you've never designed a website or used a computer in years its all very daunting. I had to ask for help to redesign the blog the way I wanted, so I've already had help in that, but I wasn't really happy with my previous header that they designed. I wanted something more...something more eye catching and that actually symbolised what I do, however, I'm on a budget and was scared about what people would charge, seeing as I've already paid someone to sort out bits of my blog, I thought, I'd wait.

Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Watford

Watford is in the midst of a huge redesign. Over the past couple of years, restaurants have been popping up all over the high street, in the wake of the shopping mall Intu Watford being transformed into a huge shopping, cinema complex like many other towns have.
A new restaurant is Middletons Steak House & Grill.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Cream's - Watford

For out last treat of the year 2015, I took a friend to Creams in Watford High Street with our kids. It only opened late in the year, so its still a new establishment within Watford Town. Ice Cream parlours are not somewhere I go regularly at all, so to be fair, I can't really compare it to anywhere. However, we got there just after midday and it was pretty much empty. Which for us is perfect as then the kids can do as they please and I wasn't pressured to keep them sitting down. On a Friday night, this place is absolutely packed with teens so we hear, and I can see why!!