Monday, 23 January 2012

Placement. Day One.

Once again I have started my placement as a second year Radiography student.

So that meant one thing.  I had to chop off my nails.  My nails are my pride and joy.  I realise how sad that sounds.  But they grow quite quickly, and they stay really strong, so I just paint a bit of Nivea's Calcium Power in Soft Rose which gives the nail a lovely natural looking pink colour.

The photos do not make them look as good as they did.
But now my nails are gone, and they're all short and not so nice looking which makes me sad.  But I guess they're only nails.

I am in love with a particular hand cream at the moment.

Greenscape Organic Cocoa Butter
This stuff is AMAZING!  I got it for one of my Mum's birthday presents back in September.  I knew she needed a hand cream because she was always complaining about dry skin on her hands, so I went into a shop and must have looked at, tried and sniffed hundreds of different creams.  Then I came across this one.  It smells lovely!!  It also moisturises really well.  The skin on my hands can get really bad if I don't look after them carefully, and this stuff does the trick straight away.  It leaves the skin feeling so soft and smooth.  I'd definitely recommend it.  I'm going to have to get some of my own instead of nicking a bit of my Mum's now and then when I go to see her.

I have some exciting news.  Well, it's exciting for me.  Not necessarily for anyone else.  Since January I've been quite careful with what I've been eating.  On most days I have been making sure I eat breakfast, then a salad for lunch, vegetables for dinner and if I have any snacks then it's been fruit.  I have also been eating smaller portions.  I didn't eat particularly unhealthy anyway, but my diet has improved quite a bit.  I weighed myself at the weekend, and it turns out I have lost a few pounds.  Which isn't loads, but it hasn't been a month yet.  My waist and hip measurements have also gone down so they are now bust 36 inches, waist 26 inches, hips 36 inches.  I'm really happy with these improvements so far.  I can see a difference in the mirror as well.  It's only a very tiny difference and no one else may be able to see it, but I can.

I think I'll start back to the gym this week.  Although it's quite difficult with my placement because I get so tired.

Like now.
So.  Tired!


  1. Great and simple inspiration!

  2. Aw that must have been tough! x