My diet can be described as specific and random at the same time. If you read any of my other posts, you know by now that I love to eat and that I like variety. Yet, I naturally tend to put on weight, so through trial and error, I have come with a list of a few things that I will avoid eating. Why do … Continue reading What Do I Avoid Eating?
It’s not new information that food and emotions are connected. Who hasn’t lost their appetite after some bad news? Or eaten more than they should, to heal a broken heart? Or ate a whole tray (or bag) of cookies and only noticed after there was nothing left? It happens. In my previous posts about how I lost weight (you can read part 1 and part 2 … Continue reading Emotional Eating
Now we’re doing it for real This was a decisive moment in my life. I had moved back with my mother, I was working at home, I could prepare my meals and snacks. Eat every 3 hours. Have more time to work out. But the most important thing is that this time something was different. I was so tired of the emotional distress of gaining and … Continue reading My Weight Loss Journey – Pt. 2
I have lived many lives at this point. I had many different jobs. Lived in different countries. Had different dreams and life goals. But one thing has never changed for as long as I can remember. My struggle with weight. For as long as I can remember this issue always was in my life’s spotlight. Even though now I am happy with the way I look, … Continue reading My Weight Loss Journey – Pt. 1
A lot of people believe that weight loss is an expensive process that requires a lot of money and special products and services. While some require medical support, most people are healthy and can solve all their weight issues with a balanced diet and exercise. I am usually very skeptical and I don’t like to spend a lot of money unless I am 100% sure … Continue reading The cheap way to weight loss
Consistency is the key to weight loss and maintenance. Trust me, I learned this the hard way. Time and time again I lost weight, and once I was satisfied with the results, I would slip back into old habits and gain it all back. It wasn’t until I drastically changed the way I ate, that I was able to lose weight and keep it off. … Continue reading My top 5 go-to foods
Since I moved back home after eight years, I have every piece of accessory I own together in the same room, which is a big deal for me. But at the same time it can become a problem, mostly because my memory is poor, therefore, I won’t remember I own the things I cannot see. So, I decided to make a few projects that helped … Continue reading Organizing accessories || Organizando acessórios
There are some things that you find amazing, specially when you buy it online, but when you actually try it on, it doesn’t look too good. This is what happened with this top I got from ASOS. Since it was asymmetrical, I had to cut the back. Now it is a simple top, but it is still a golden mesh top. So, to make my … Continue reading The golden top || A blusa dourada
Sometimes we end up with classic pieces, that on their own can look serious and boring. I own a dress like this for almost two years now and I have never once worn it. So I decided to create a few looks that have my style, so it will get some use. — Às vezes, acabamos comprando peças clássicas e que podem parecer meio sérias … Continue reading Styling tips: The Boring dress || O Vestido sem graça
By now, it is pretty obvious that I love shoes. But this year I am very much in control of my shopping. So far I only got 7 pairs, which is a miracle for me. So, at sales time, I got four pairs from ASOS (two of which were taxed and left a burning hole in my pocket) and now they are finally here to … Continue reading Shoe party!
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A few things I got last weekend. || Algumas coisas que eu comprei fim de semana passado. I’m obsessed with this top and I was in need of some cool flats. || Fiquei louca com essa blusa e estava precisando de um sapato baixo. Accessories are never too much. || Acessórios nunca são demais. Continue reading Shopping!
A few shots from Salvador, Bahia. || Algumas fotos de Salvador, Bahia. Baía de Todos os Santos Elevador Lacerda and Mercado Modelo || Elevador Lacerda e Mercado Modelo Arena Fonte Nova Pelourinho Farol da Barra and Beaches || Farol da Barra e Praias Lagoa do Abaeté Continue reading Salvador
Yesterday, my afternoon was brightned by the mailman visit. He brought part of my ASOS shopping!!! — Ontem, minha tarde foi abrilhantada pela visita do mocinho do correio. Ele trouxe uma parte das minhas compras da ASOS!!! Continue reading June and July sales: Part 2
Anyone who knows me, knows that I only shop twice a year: January and July = sales time. So, here is what I got so far (hopefully my BFF, the mailman, will bring the rest of my shopping this week). — Qualquer um que me conhece sabe que eu só faço compras duas vezes ao ano: Janeiro e Julho = época de promoções. Então, segue … Continue reading June and July sales: Part 1
A few months ago, I got a T-shirt and a dress from the Prabal Gurung for Target. After sending for my dad’s friend, who sent to my friend’s friend, who gave to my friend, who gave to my cousin, who gave it to my uncle, it is finally here! (Yes, that is how you get what you really want). I’m in love!!!!– Alguns mese atrás … Continue reading Prabal Gurung for Target
It is very clear to anyone who knows me that I am not the most sociable person. I am polite, I have conversations when I need, but I always try to distance myself as much as I can from people. Most of the time I am not understood, because the world is a beautiful place where everybody lives happy and in harmony. Well, not for … Continue reading Trust no one but yourself
Monday (May, 13th, 2013) || Segunda (13 de maio, 2013) Continue reading What I wore today
Monday (May, 6th, 2013) || Segunda (6 de maio, 2013) Continue reading What I wore today