Monthly Archives: May 2014

WeightLossBitch

31 May

It’s not easy!

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It certainly isn’t easy – this losing weight malarkey! I am not aware of anyone who attends a Slimming World group who doesn’t want to shift some weight and become a bit healthier. Yet if we want it so much, …

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WeightLossBitch

30 May

Tough times!

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It’s been a tough day for Mr WLB. My day has been fine, if a little strained… He is in the process of becoming a non-smoker! I caught him this morning trying to sneak out of the house to buy …

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Sarah Brocker

30 May

A Climb to Remember

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Two weekends ago, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Intense Intestines Foundation 3rd annual rock climb event!  I was both nervous and excited about the trip, but lets me honestly, I was mostly just excited!I had never flown …

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WeightLossBitch

29 May

Referrals

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The news has been full of stories recently regarding the NHS referring patients to weight loss organisations such as Slimming World and Weight Watchers. Some people think that it’s an excellent idea…others do not. One article I read discusses a …

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WeightLossBitch

28 May

Assumptions!

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What an interesting moment I had today on the rowing machine. Interesting…judgemental and annoying…or flattering? I will let you decide… So I was on the treadmill when a couple of women walked in. One was small and petite, and the …

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talkhealth

28 May

Genuine and practical help for people with weight issues?…

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Today’s newspaper headlines highlight the NICE guidelines that make “recommendations on the provision of effective multi-component lifestyle weight management services for adults who are overweight or obese (aged 18 and over)”.  The major health problems often cited as a consequence of obesity …

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Saz

28 May

Let’s do this..

“You have to get up every morning and tell yourself I can do this”- Anon. Too true. This is the thing. We all have those days where we feel demotivated like we cannot be arsed to get out of bed …

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Annemarie Aburrow

27 May

Courgette and Caramelized Onion Bread

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Here is my courgette bread recipe – easy and simple – perfect for a first time bread baker – and doesn’t even require a bread maker machine. I must admit it was a touch time consuming, what with all the …

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WeightLossBitch

27 May

The perils of personal training!

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I absolutely love the training that I do now…the Pilates moves that I can do, the weights that I can lift and pull and push, the cardio work that I can endure…40 minutes on the rowing machine today! But sometimes, …

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WeightLossBitch

26 May

Memories

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Memories…today bought up a memory that made me incredibly proud of what I was doing at that moment in time. Which was actually staring at the clock in the gym at minute 109 of my 120 minute double personal training …

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talkhealth

25 May

I Attended An Eczema Convention and I Liked It

This year the 8th Georg Rajka International Symposium on Atopic Dermatitis was held in Nottingham, UK. This is only a couple of hours drive from me and the University’s Centre for Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD) were very kind in extending an …

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WeightLossBitch

25 May

Awkward situations…

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Life as a part-time blogger can be interesting at times…and also awkward. There are those wonderful highs when I get messages from people who have felt inspired by my ramblings and ruminations and have gone on to make some incredible …

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WeightLossBitch

24 May

I’m going to bash your nuts up!

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This was the line delivered to Mr WLB today…”I’m going to bash your nuts up” I said. My mind was full of cleansing and de-cluttering once again…and his nuts were on the list! I am of course referring to the …

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WeightLossBitch

23 May

Energising!

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What a jam-packed day that has been full of delights! First up was a conversation with a rather wonderful woman – a kindred spirit of sorts I would say. I anticipated speaking to her for about half an hour…2 hours …

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WeightLossBitch

22 May

Peppa bloody Pig!

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What an afternoon I have had! Today was the day that Mr WLB and I accompanied my nephew to see Peppa Pigs Big Splash…I can only describe it as a production made by someone with an over-active imagination…and possibly a …

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Charity News

22 May

Does sunlight help protect against skin cancer?

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Moderate sunbathing outdoors or on a sunbed can be good preparation for a summer holiday. Sunburn and recreational exposure to the sun, e. g. during a summer holiday, encourage skin cancer, particularly in fair-skinned people. At the same time, the …

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LeeMartinRD

21 May

What role does the gastrointestinal microbiota play in IBS symptoms?

Video from the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. One of the most interesting yet unknown topics in IBS is how the gastrointestinal microbiota play a part in the symptoms. The research team at King’s where I work discovered that the low …

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LeeMartinRD

21 May

What role does the gastrointestinal microbiota play in IBS symptoms?

Video from the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. One of the most interesting yet unknown topics in IBS is how the gastrointestinal microbiota play a part in the symptoms. The research team at King’s where I work discovered that the low …

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WeightLossBitch

21 May

Purposeful?

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I had an interesting conversation the other day that got me thinking about why I reached 43st 5.5lbs. It centred around the fact that I had never really had to deal with what I felt was a proper challenge. There …

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WeightLossBitch

20 May

Good old Mr WLB!

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‘Bless ya xxx Keep going u will get there! X’ This was the response that I got from him when I sent my text update after getting on the scales this morning. He is a gem! I feel quite sorry …

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Danielle Stewart

20 May

International No Diet Day

I’m a bit late to the party to discuss this but two weeks ago, Tues 6th May was International No Diet Day – something I didn’t know existed until now, and as much I would happily march down the street …

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Danielle Stewart

20 May

International No Diet Day

I’m a bit late to the party to discuss this but two weeks ago, Tues 6th May was International No Diet Day – something I didn’t know existed until now, and as much I would happily march down the street …

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Gary Turner

20 May

Need to lose weight ASAP!

I’ve just had a Facebook message asking me for help, looking for a gym, as they “need to lose weight ASAP” Here is my response: “Here’s some free advice that most people pay for, so I’ll keep it simple and …

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The Future's Rosie

19 May

What a team!

Well what can I say about yesterday?I’ve tried thinking of suitable words; Proud, emotional, humbled, grateful, tearful… but nothing comes close to explaining how I really felt seeing everyone, runners of all abilities, in their green Running for Rosie & Friends 2014 …

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WeightLossBitch

19 May

Feels like progress…

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Progress has been made today in terms of getting my house in order…I always feel that if my life is cluttered with ‘stuff’ then my mind is cluttered too! So it was time for a bit of a de-clutter. First …

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talkhealth

19 May

NHS CHOICES ONLINE EPILEPSY CLINIC NOW OPEN

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  Our first ever NHS Choices clinic is NOW OPEN FOR QUESTIONS! We’ve teamed up with NHS Choices, Epilepsy Society, Epilepsy Action, Medic Alert UK and SUDEP during National Epilepsy Week to hold an online Q&A session. Our fantastic panel …

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WeightLossBitch

18 May

Vest!

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Today has been bloody marvellous…I am feeling very content and happy this evening! The day started well with a lovely long lazy morning in bed. I did wake up quite early but just lazed around for a while – I …

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WeightLossBitch

17 May

Feeling myself…

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My name is Weight Loss Bitch and I have a problem – I can’t stop feeling myself! I am going through a strange and exciting phase of finding new sticky out bits. There are these little things protecting your knee …

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WeightLossBitch

16 May

Pride!

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Goodness me – my pride got the better of me today…and I am suffering as a result! This stupid pride often gets me into trouble at the gym. If I set myself a target – such as 30 minutes at …

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Saz

15 May

A true honour..

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“TEAM- Together everyone achieves more”- Anon Do we have to go it alone? Of course not. Do we sometimes feel like we cannot turn to anyone? Sometimes. Should we feel that way? No you don’t have to feel that way …

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WeightLossBitch

15 May

Clearing something up…

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I just wanted to clear a couple of things up today! I get shit wrong too. I realised that last nights blog sounded a bit critical and it wasn’t meant that way at all…I sometimes write about stuff that I …

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Lesley

15 May

Sea shell whispers

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This lovely cowrie shell was collected on Durban beach a long time ago, when Granny was a girl. She treasured it. She gave away all her earthly belongings before she died. She was bed-ridden, on a high-care ward, dying from …

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WeightLossBitch

14 May

Harsh?

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One of the things that I learnt a while ago is that just because you share a common interest with someone it doesn’t mean that you have other things in common! This blog post probably won’t make sense if you …

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WeightLossBitch

13 May

Good, bad, and ugly!

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It’s been a day of contrasts…the good…the bad…and the ugly! First up I guess is the good stuff. I had a review with the dietician and she was thrilled. She is really pleased with my progress and told me trust …

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Katy Gray

13 May

Ten Things Not to Say to a Person with Schizophrenia

I’ve seen a few of these types of blog post around, for various mental health problems, so I thought I’d do one for schizophrenia. These are ten things I’ve heard from people that, although sometimes said to try and help, …

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talkhealth

13 May

Anti-Ageing Show 2014 – we find out some great hints & tips!

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talkhealth visited Olympia this weekend to see some exciting products and services available to help with the signs of anti-ageing.  And as you can imagine it was all in the interest of ‘science/talkhealth‘… and clearly not for us personally!….  In …

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The Future's Rosie

12 May

Taking a stroll

In true Rosie fashion any worries and anxieties raised in last weeks post were swiftly put to one side (for a short while at least) when she walked across the room for the very first time with the aid of …

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Saz

12 May

A mother’s work is never done..

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers”- Harriet Bercher Stowe. I thought it would be rather apt to write a post about something that has entered my head recently. As I’ve been online the main topic of conversation is Mother’s day and …

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WeightLossBitch

12 May

Reminiscing!

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After my ‘poor-me’ day yesterday, I decided to give myself a proverbial kick up the backside! So I asked myself some of the questions I would ask my coaching clients…and got a sense of perspective, which is always helpful. I …

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WeightLossBitch

12 May

A tough one!

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Some days are better than others…this has been a not so good day! I am sure the fact that I am back home and not in the wonderful Scottish Highlands has something to do with it. The pictures and videos …

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Charity News

12 May

Mental Health Foundation report highlights how increasing levels of anxiety are affecting the health and wellbeing of the nation

New survey for Mental Health Awareness Week reveals nearly half (47%) of people in Britain say they get more anxious than they used to Almost 1 in 5 (19%) feel anxious a lot or all the time Money, finance and …

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Annemarie Aburrow

10 May

Perfect Caramelized Onions

You asked for it… So here we have my caramelized onions recipe. I made this for the first time last week to go into my courgette & caramelized onion bread – recipe to come next week. It didn’t disappoint. I …

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WeightLossBitch

10 May

Back home

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This was the ferry we hopped on this morning to head home… It was a sad moment! I have had such a great holiday – great company, great seafood, the use of the gym, rifle shooting, archery, tomahawk and knife …

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talkhealth

9 May

Standing is the new sitting…

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I am sure you will have read or heard over the last few weeks & months about how standing at your desk / computer is so much better for you than sitting.  We’d heard a number of people saying how energised …

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WeightLossBitch

9 May

Last day! :-(

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My holiday is coming to an end…and I am a bit sad! I absolutely adore it up here and feel so refreshed and rejuvenated. And I know it might sound sad, but being able to use the gym whilst I …

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Oral Health Foundation

9 May

Saliva ‘could be power source’

The story is published on British Dental Health Foundation News -> Saliva ‘could be power source’ Scientists could have found a new renewable energy source – and they haven’t had to look further than our mouths. Engineers at Penn state University …

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Annemarie Aburrow

8 May

Sweet potato and chickpea risotto

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Today’s blog is a delicious vegetarian twist on a risotto. It uses chickpeas as the main protein source. As well as protein, chickpeas (along with other beans and pulses) are a good source of iron and calcium. I like to …

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WeightLossBitch

8 May

Wild Weeing!

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Wild weeing…it’s a new form of sport that my Mum has invented! Firstly, you have to have a weak bladder…or have consumed more fluid than your bladder can hold. Secondly, you have to then decide that the aforementioned fluid needs …

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Gary Turner

8 May

Exam Pressure – Helping Out the Kids!

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Kids at the age of seven appear to be doing their exams at the moment. It appears that they are being put under lots of pressure. Parents are reporting to me that their kids are experiencing tantrums, sleepless nights, crying…in …

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WeightLossBitch

7 May

Watch out trolls!

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Today has been fantastic…I have been learning some new methods of dealing with ‘trolls’…those online eejits out to try and knock you off track! First up was rifle practice…then it was tomahawk and knife throwing…and then it was archery – …

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The Future's Rosie

7 May

Ever felt like pulling your hair out?

…”Might be a bit of a struggle in your case Tom!” I hear you say. However for Rosie things are a bit different. To be honest with you this post doubles up as a cry for help/advice/reassurance as much as …

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Saz

7 May

Deciding who you are.

“I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself”- Emma Watson. As I read the quote above I start to think about the influences that other people have on our lives whether …

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Amy Dunn

6 May

The Learning Journey

Last week we received confirmation of Ella’s pre-school place… Can’t actually believe I’ve just typed that. Pre-school?! Where have the last 4 years gone?!  I’m already an emotional wreck about it.  She will be leaving the wonderful nursery she’s been …

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WeightLossBitch

6 May

Temptation!

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Goodness me – what a tempting day it has been! First up was a rather grey and wet ferry hop over towards Fort William… I was heading to Aviemore to meet a lovely lady again that I met via Twitter …

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Katy Gray

6 May

An Interview on Radio 2

This afternoon, I did an interview on BBC Radio 2 about my experiences of being sectioned. The interview stemmed from a news story about how mental health patients sometimes have to travel hundreds of miles to receive care. That story …

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talkhealth

6 May

Shocking news head lines today

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There are some big health stories in the news today after the long bank holiday weekend . As we all know health problems never abide by the Mon-Fri 9-5:30 rule and the more we educate ourselves about the issues we …

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WeightLossBitch

5 May

All smoked out!

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Another day of my holiday has passed and it has been fabulous! First up was Glenfinnan – I trekked up the hill for a better view… I took a few pictures – of the Harry Potter viaduct too – but …

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WeightLossBitch

4 May

‘Seafood’…and eat it! :-)

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What a fabulous day! Rainy and grey but it’s just so wonderful here…great company, great surroundings, and great food! We headed over to Oban today…well, I just HAD to go to the green seafood hut on the pier…it’s pretty much …

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WeightLossBitch

3 May

My second home!

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We have arrived…Mr WLB, myself, our dog, Mum, and my aunt have all arrived in Scotland! Our journey started a little before there’s did…at 2am when the neighbours yappy dog woke us up – after doing the same at 10pm …

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WeightLossBitch

2 May

Saggy and baggy!

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This is a subject that I have written about before…and it seems to be the subject that pretty much every person I meet wants to ask me about… …loose skin! My wonderful body is starting to give me some interesting …

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talkhealth

2 May

Want to know the latest news on talkhealth? Here’s what we’ve got coming up in May…

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National Epilepsy Week National Epilepsy week for 2014 is running from 18th – 24th May – and talkhealth will be doing everything we can to help raise awareness during this time. We are very excited to be running the FIRST EVER …

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Anushka F

2 May

Goodbye thinning, hello healthy new hair!

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by Anushka F – Content Editor at MagicFreebiesUK – Free Stuff, Free Samples & More Over the last few months I’ve been on a mission to strengthen my hair from within. So for my first blog post, I wanted to share …

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