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Debbie Flint

Last week I had a most wonderful welcome from the ladies at the Halwill W.I. near me in North Devon. Lovely Anne Goodspeed asked me in the Spring if I would come do a talk - and decided the theme would be - appropriately - split lives. It was a very interesting talk because as I began speaking, little snippets came out that I hadn't necessarily planned to reveal, but it felt right, in that intimate atmosphere to go into details eg about my short period of depression in 2006 when my importing business folded. It was very rewarding afterwards when one of the ladies came up to me to ask about that time, as she too was just beginning a period of treatment. We compared notes and I hope to be keeping in touch with her.

I told them stuff I'd never really discussed in any great detail - that citalopram - the drug I was on a tiny dose of - gave me the most amazing 'adventure' dreams, and how normally most of my dreams are about me battling conflict. I used to go to sleep and wonder what drama I'd be in tonight! I also found it adjusted my waking times - I became an earlier riser and got sleepy earlier at night. I was doing office hours at the time so it seemed appropriate. But whilst it helped me cope with bad things, it also muted any good feelings. I called it 'citalopram neutral' and it was a very weird time. Coming off it afterwards, gradually, led to a period of at least two years before I truly felt it was out of my system. But it helped me cope with redundancies, unfair dismissal, all sorts of accusations about my business that were untrue and finishing an abusive relationship. Hey looking back it was a bit of a crap time! But I told the ladies at the WI that I have a motto - 'what can I learn from this' - so everything became a lesson. I talk a little about this concept and its effect on my life, with its connection with food firmly in the frame, in my books 'Till the Fat Lady Slims' - including some of the toughest times in my life, and have had some super responses. (When I'm asked which one to get, as there are several, I say start with the latest one, from 2017, with a black silhouette. The others are numbered so are easier to understand which comes where. Go here to see them all. And the 2017 one is able to be ordered from bookshops as it was published by UK independent Choc Lit.) I actually thank goodness for Freedom Eating, the system of breaking free from food prison mentioned in the book, otherwise I'd be a very unhappy person at the moment having got stuck on the 'wayside' as we call it. Thankfully I recognise  a temporary sugar addiction and some sub-optimal choices that have become a habit in a retreat full of temptations, and I know normal service will be resumed, rather than losing my mind over it and beating myself up over and over again like I did in the old days when the weight wasn't what I wanted.

The overall topic of the talk however, was split lives and once I'd given them the background about being a geek on the one hand and 'laaaaaah!' on the other, I filled them in on the other stuff I do - singing for charity, being a Medical Detection Dogs ambassador, being an author, and of course my new 2018 role of grandmother (it's still weird!) - but I'm happier with ME now than I've ever been, so my London / Devon split lifestyle is truly making me content.

As is seeing how my children's children are growing before my eyes.

I babysat little Blakey on Monday and she was overjoyed to be standing up on her own, including in the bath, where she splashed and had a lovely time. Then Lauren brought beautiful Phoebe - now one month old - to Devon for a few days and we had some smashing times together including a trip to Ikea whilst Nick did some work in my house. Nanny, mother, daughter, sister, friend - I've got many roles and whilst my life's never been so split, I love them all.

And I still get time on all those journeys, to read...

Book of the Week  - I've been looking forward to this one for absolutely ages. Another Jack Reacher - number 23 in fact. Well done Lee Child, you never disappoint. Free sample info and full details and full blog - here.

Over on my QVC Blog  this week, click here,  lots more sneaky peeks of the next seven day's deals - AND the new Elemis massive Xmas #TSV  bundle which looks like being the biggest ever. Go here to see my latest blog and definitely click on the Elemis link which is here is you want to go straight to it! (My next blog will be out on Friday here.)

On Facebook on my main page there have been some fabulous little vlogs of late - and a funny behind the scenes with the lovely Laura Geller and gang here. As you know all you need to do is follow my social media - see below -  in order to be the first to see stuff including top deals that may sell out early, pics of upcoming deals not on my blog, limited offers, and updates on the doggies and life in Devon.

As I| write I'm sitting in a downpour - well, not technically IN the downpour but you know what I mean. The rain is blasting the window high up in the vaulted roof in my kitchen and sounds like a symphony serenading my creativity. And I have yet to finish my novel but I'm getting there. It is, after all, NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month) and it seem there's something in the air...

I may actually have time to do some writing when I'm laid up having a knee op. It's only a little one - an endoscopy (is that right?) - cleaning out the debris from a torn meniscus on my left knee. It's one of the reasons I've been less mobile for the last 18 months and that and lifestyle stresses have meant my food choices haven't been my usual ones, and it's showing. So I'll be glad to get back in shape afterwards. I'll have to get more help down here in Devon and face six weeks of rehab and physio but hopefully it'll be worth it.

anyway hope you are well and have a lovely week!

Best wishes

debs

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Heard about our guest house down in Devon?

Retreats announced

Do go see the latest Retreats for You newsletter which sums up what's happening next year, if you'd like to pop down to a writing retreat at some point. Also there are going to be a couple of non- writers retreats too - check them out here

 

Plus - if you're able to make it down for two nights - December 10-12, why not come to a Xmas special? a wreath making afternoon class on the Tuesday, followed by the Xmas concert which I will be singing at with my super pal, county councillor Barry Parsons, on Tuesday evening, with mulled wine and mince pies in the interval. AND a final 2018 opening day for our tearooms on the Wednesday, with a Christmas theme. email us for the prices and availability - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Do it fast tho!

find out more here on the post and also on the facebook events page, more to follow soon. Tix on sale from Nov 1st.

ps My guest house in North Devon has spaces for non-writers too. We are mainly a writing retreat but that doesn't mean we don't occasionally have non-writers.i (£95pppn inc full board and wine at dinner!) Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire about non-writing dates for 2019, and have a little look here -

- stay in touch with me via my social media - go here to see it all

- find out about all my novels and my own books, some in bookshops, some on amazon - check out all my paperbacks together! Very proud. More about my writing is here

 

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What an amazing new place my lovely daughter will be bringing up her first baby in. My second grandchild will be in a countryside home, on a smallholding with 22 acres, where Nick / daddy will be building yurts and treehouses for rental. His parents share the place and it was a smashing trip to see it for me last week. I loved seeing my grandpogs and am very happy there's a grandsprog being brewed too!

 

They have several fields, one of which houses lovely horses - one of them decided to do a quick bum-scratch-dance for us which was very funny! see it on my vlog here on Facebook (do 'like' the page to see the updates!) They have hay ready to bale in other fields too, but the multitudes of blackberries in the hedgerows will all be theirs - er… mine! … lol. Already planning the jam-making trip this autumn! A spectacular bird was circling above too - a little Kite but also a buzzard, they thought.

 

A tasty BBQ ended the evening, and the next day after Lolly's new midwife had visited, we went into Carmarthen, her new local shopping centre, where we had a nice shopping trip and she dropped off her bloods to the hospital and got an Anti-D (?) injection before they headed back to continue packing up their Farnham home and I braved the traffic back to Devon.

First Wednesday Tea Rooms 

It was my great pleasure to hold another tea rooms day this week. We got a lot of passing trade, many cyclists - as you can imagine in this weather! And some lovely locals and friends of mine from Facebook. Julia met up with Sheila and Bernadette and others, who chatted to her about QVC whilst she was here visiting, writing her book. More about that on my QVC blog this week - see below. it was all thanks to my new lady Nicola who makes the most amazing cakes and brownies and sausage rolls. She is working locally and able to be consistent throughout the summer doing the midweek opening for me. I'd love to do more days and if I was full time in Devon I would. But not for a few years yet!

 

 

Book of the Week - recommended to me on twitter by someone whose life had turned around as a result of reading it, Reasons to Stay Alive by bestseller Matt Haig. He writes very mixed types of books, and this is more of a modern classic self-help type. Many of the reviews talk about how this helped people feel they were  not alone and is a life-saver. Worth a read - more here on my RiWiSi blog on my website this week.

On my QVC blog - great news! If you LOVE Elemis, go here to read how to get tomorrow's (Sun 8th) Elemis pro-collagen set for over £100 off! Plus pics of Devon and when Julia came to stay - some cool pics! And of next week's sneaky peeks of course - do I ever let you down?!

We also watched the Colombia match, (yay) so I have just watched the quarter final Sweden match too - on my own! (Even bigger YAY for the result of that one!) So good luck England for Wednesday! I'm not on air, I'm going for a yearly medical so I'll be able to watch it in the evening!

Anyway I'm back on QVC after my Devon week, Sunday 8th at 3 with Elemis - and 5 with Radley. Looking forward to it!

Hope you're enjoying the weather!

best wishes

debs

ps Go here to see last week's blog  if you missed it!

ps My guest house in North Devon has spaces for non-writers (and writers in July. We are mainly a writing retreat but that doesn't mean we don't occasionally have non-writers. I have two full weeks booked of non writers, actually, including some spaces for July 23rd Mon-Fri (£95pppn inc full board and wine at dinner!) Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire about dates, and have a little look here - by the way - we have spaces currently on our yoga week on August 13th if you fancy doing one or two classes each day!

- stay in touch with me via my social media - go here to see it all

- find out about all my novels and my own books, some in bookshops, some on amazon - check out all my paperbacks together! Very proud. More about my writing is here

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Here's a very special little extra for you this week, normally my newsletters are once a week max.

Why? Because it's time for the annual Elemis extravaganza, that's why!

ELEMIS - The massive ELEMIS today's special value, on air Sunday 13th November. link is now live!

click here to buy your superb Elemis 6 pc Gift of Great Skin Face and Body collection - cleanse tone, moisturise (30ml ProCollagenMarineCream - 5 yr award winner!) & 3 body products incl a new fragrance option, lotus and lime (or frangipani). £43 for whole lot - 4 x EZ, buy more save more, huge value.

see more about it here on Sharon's fab blog, or here on Will's chat.

More about these wonderful Early Bird order links on my regularly updated blog on my website, just go there to check out anything new, as soon as I get the link.

 

pic from Sharon's blog.

I will send updates and give you regular blogs and also the 'vlogs,' my video blogs here on my Facebook page so do you go press 'like' on the page and you'll be the 1st to see them - you will see all of them, I don't always share them everywhere else. Also follow me for updates on Twitter if you prefer, @debbieflint and Instagram @debbieflintauthorqvc

In fact, there's a nice post with tons of pics of the new look spa at Champneys Forest Mere, where I went on Tue/Wed, if you click here.

Book of the Week - it's the alternative version to the film of Bridget jones's Baby! But who is the 'other man' if not movie-hero-only Jack Quant? Find out on my RiwiSi blog here, where you'll also see some inspirational stories of successful authors.

And finally as promised, here's that funny pic of me in my new bolt-hole, brother Glenn's 'annexe' where he's allowed me to hunker down (very comfortably I might add) whilst I wait for my final 'shipping out' day at end of Nov - with dogs and remaining 'stuff.' Going with it all down to Devon for permanent final move. Then will be coming back half the week to continue as normal with QVC, no doubt staying here in Glenn's hidey-hole! Very cosy it is too... Apart from the occasional visit from 10 and 7 year old nieces. Not that I mind. Looking forward to spending some more time with them I must say. Bit of babysitting in return for lodging couple of nights a week... deal!

Have a lovely week!

debs

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ps - to get  my special Early Bird order links for selected QVC deals, before they go on air, click here (if any are active)

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BREAKING NEWS - my well-being show is likely to be returning at 3pm on New years Day afternoon - ready to get you ship shape for the new year ahead! More in coming weeks...

STOP PRESS! fRIDAY 13TH EVENING WEBCHAT ON QVC UK FBK PAGE - here's the link so you can go see what everyone had to say - and take the fashion sizing survey!

click here for Deb's Friday 13th Webchat on QVC UK fbk page

 

FREEDOM

Some more health news hit the headlines this week with the whole 'diet drinks can cause heart attacks' message. It did make me think more about what I was putting in my mouth this week. but Freedom Eating means I never really want that stuff anyway (it's the system I follow, if you're not a regular and you don't know, as in my book Till the Fat Lady Slims, more here

One of the girls had a major 'aha' this week and spoke about her hard-to-shake habitual need to judge other people's food choices and it made such a good topic I included it as one of my Tips of the Day, on the TTFLS PAGE on Facebook - here. So Tip number 132 - worry about what goes in your own mouth, not other people's. Let go of the need to be right, as Wayne Dyer said, God rest him. And that includes thinking that others should live their lives according to your rules. The full post is here but it made very good reading. Come join the chat on the TTFLS Facebook support group too, lots of fab banter amongst friends. It's hard to let go of the 'rules' you've lived your life by, especially if they were ingrained at a young age. Fab book 'the Biology of Belief' by Dr Bruce Lipton explains how things learned early on remain in our subconscious and are harder to shift - but with enough info and practice we can definitely move on from damaging limitations like that one. Eileen the lady concerned said she had such a fun afternoon with a member of her family as a result. It's just not worth fighting to be right your whole life. Don't sweat the small stuff, right?!

Book three - Till the Fat lady Slims 3.0 - Tips and Tales to Inspire - will be out in January featuring other such stories from my lovely Freedom Eaters. Sign up for my newsletter on the 'subscribe' button the the left to be the first to know.

 

TALKING OF RULES CHANGING

Interesting how the recent changes on the Back to you Facebook group (here) have been followed by a major rule-change on the main QVC page. Their new house rules launched week ending 13th. I'm in favour of the 'no-sharing unofficially' rule re advance information about upcoming deals. As a proud member of staff I get given the go ahead to release info - all officially - ahead of its standard release and it makes me very proud to be part of a carefully planned campaign. The new rules will comply with that. Also below is the statement I made clarifying there is no connection between Back to you activities and the rule changes on QPage - would we were that important! lol! But just for the record, see bottom.  

WEBCHATS

Had three lovely webchats again this week. One of them was Keeley from Elemis (officially) releasing about her new Today's Special Value (pictured). It's going to be a phenomenal way of getting a bumper bundle of premium face and bodycare for under £42 on 4 E payments in time for Xmas - I bet a lot of people will be stocking up. This is QVCs big one. This is the one which breaks records. The one everyone puts on their shopping list! The one people multi-buy! So with that in mind, we are going to preview it earlier than normal - it's so exciting when that happens! 8pm Saturday with Julia and Keeley on the additional channel, 'QVC Beauty' (get it via the app or online) The full announcement is here from Keeley's facebook page:

here you go! exciting Elemis news @qvcuk - TSV this sun 15th The Sensational Skin Collection will be £41.96 (worth £136.50) and available on 4 easy payments of £10.49. It'll also be available with buy more, save more, providing an extra saving of £4 for each additional purchase of the TSV (across both fragrance options). Postage and packaging will be £4.95. (buy two the same and it's 50% off the second and subsequent ones in same order) Put the 15th in your diary! Watch Will Gowing TV's reveal: http://bit.ly/1kkg6TT

It was a super chat but as the group is now members-only/closed, the info can't be shared so do join us and you will see it! You'll also see Linda Magistris talking Christmas - she supplies some amazing xmas lighting and decorations at yuletide. Plus Bruce bodyblade with a secret extra you can do to get your body going - lunges in between each of the six exercises using his amazing fitness device Bodyblade. Again go to the Bodyblade QVC facebook group to find out more.

NEXT WEEK - it's another fabulous webchat 8pm Mondays - they are getting booked up right up till Xmas! Busy time of year, right?!

Have a great week!

debs

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Fabulous weekend! Glad hard work pays off in more ways than one, and super when common sense prevails at last! 
Btw for those who asked, yes Back to You group webchat is growing and continues gaining members and tomorrow Keeley will reveal all - officially -! - in 8pm webchat about the weekend Christmas today's special value bumper bundle from Elemis! Do join now, it's become even more popular now it's a members-only/closed group and the guests are booking their slots up to and after xmas! Join us x

Plus the amazing news I had last week that I will be able to officially mention the elemis Christmas today's special value kicking off in my 6 PM web chat on Friday! On QVC UK Facebook page, which has had a fabulous revamp, looking forward to chatting there with some exclusives. Am so lucky.

Ps am sadly having a cull of some 'friends' who shouldnt be on my list, and this will free up more space, apologies to those waiting, over 1000 friend requests sitting there. Sorry. Meanwhile if you know someone waiting, please tell them about my Facebook page. Lots gets posted on there inc sneaky peeks (official ones as ever) and fab updates!

Thanks to everyone who has helped make the last three weeks so rewarding. I'm so glad I work for such a brilliant company and in particular had such an amazing boss. Best I've ever known, helps make things happen. Actually, all do. Understanding company and great employer. Lucky Debbie. Very happy.Full steam ahead, ‪#‎NewEra‬ ‪#‎GreatTimes‬

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ok so in response to those asking to re post this, here it is again - below - hope it helps! (ps furthermore, no, the recent QVC page revamp was not in response to events on this page - would we were that influential! Funny! And no, this group will continue as it is now, growing from strength to strength. And no, I will not 'only' be posting on Q page - I do my posting on my own page mainly, which is public and anyone (well apart from one or two) can see it; it automatically shares to Twitter and i share it to several other groups. NB I'm just doing my job, and sharing officially as I'm asked to do, and when my requests are granted. *sighs*

‪#‎Ladies‬ ref the recent changes on Q page re deliberate early leaking of QVC info - unofficially - it is being stopped. All other sharing activities will continue as they are, including by all QVC staff and official platforms.

This is actually excellent news. The brands have a program to follow of releasing information. Seeing it too early spoils their plans. So I'm sure Qvc have responded accordingly. Furthermore often the information given was wrong.

I follow what I'm told to do regarding releasing information in advance, as a member of staff that is my job, nothing I do is outside of my remit given to me by my managers. The same with Will Gowing and qcommunity posts, they are really carefully considered and planned a long time in advance and have provided a fab service using the information in a wonderful way. This change means they will not be undermined by people reading it all elsewhere. The more QVC can make the page run smoothly, the better.

I am looking forward to my web chat on there starting Friday the 13th, 6pm, where I will have behind-the-scenes video clips with people, including for instance, Fiona decleor who has agreed to do a short prolagene gel video. Plus I will have some special bargains given to me to rave about! It's my job, that's what I do, And anything that makes it easier is fine by me. I am happy to be part of this new era. And I'm so glad everything is working so well.

Please DONT THINK that this means there will be absolutely no information in advance. This change just means it will be released in the way QVC want it to be. This change has come as a result of much deliberation, and many meetings on high, and it is well thought through.I for one am very pleased. I hope that helps X

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Blog 150406 b2u renee and keeley elemis webchats; the truth about fat shows why bodyblade works so well at burning fat!

This week – the truth about fat – well almost… Why drink coconut water?... How to make yourself do something if you really don’t want to …

The Truth About Fat… well, some of it! Well I watched it, on BBC iPlayer – and on the whole, well done that presenter! Saleyha Ahsan is an overweight Doctor who seeks out how best to shift body fat, and what fats are good or bad in the latest from this BBC doc series.

On the whole she does a good job – it’s worth a watch – go here to iPlayer (avail only until beginning of May.) I was a bit disappointed that the first half of the programme seems to abhor ‘fat’ per se – like people did in the ‘old days!’ The segments would make a layman think that ANY fat is bad. But regulars to this blog, and anyone with half an eye on the health news for the last year or so, will know there are different fats and they’re NOT all the same. The distinction didn’t come till too far into the show, IMO. For instance we need fat – good fat – so showing that fat enters the bloodstream after a meal, be it burger and chips or healthy salmon and avocado, and makes plasma in a blood sample cloudy, is a bit of a ‘so what.’ Without differentiating, what’s the point? It definitely isn’t a ‘OMG how terrible!’ result, which is what that segment it made it out to be. Then I was disappointed there was such a lack of science involved in the ‘eat only under 1% fat’ foods experiment, given that many would be eating a lot of sugar instead, which also as we found out later in the programme, is made into fat  by the body. If you’re going to watch any of it, do watch the second half.

The best bit was the exercise experiment, showing why High Intensity Interval Training works. (HIIT) (It’s here – watch it soon in case it gets deleted.) And how FAT is actually used up during exercise and WHY HIIT sequences keep the fat-burning effect going for hours after the exercise stops.

So – revelation! – that’s why Bodyblade (item 432954 on QVCuk.com) works so well in helping you lose weight!

Bodyblade is H.I.I.T!

It is, by definition, high intensity interval training. I’m going to ask Bruce to do a new sequence when he comes back at the start of May – 4th May is when I’ll have a show with him I believe.  ‘High’ being the operative word, by the way. Great news for anyone who wants to get the fat burned off – even up to two and a half hours after exercise stops, you can double the amount of fat you’re burning off.

Do get the Bodyblade – it’s back in stock currently on QVC UK – just click here to get it.

And do join our Bodyblade UK Facebook group, click here to ping a request to join – it’s the vital support system that keeps you going and makes you feel you’re not on your own.

Bruce also held another live webchat this Monday – I summarise it below.

Any other programmes coming on, that you’ve spotted? Do post the links on the groups!

 

The science bit - What about how exercise helps the body deal with the glucose in your blood stream?

Yet more benefits of exercise. Found this on youtube – thought it was a really good clear explanation. for you to watch. It’s a fab explanation from Dr Brian Walsh, the guy in charge of fatisnotyourfault.com who here explains WHY exercise is so important for activating the part of the cell responsible for taking glucose out of the blood stream. Really good simple ‘science bit’ – worth a watch. Click here.

 

Other news –

-          Prof Lustig video – by me! And taking it back to basics – combining exercise with the whole ‘avoid too much sugar if you want to lose weight’ theme, which we return to over and over again (!), here’s an eleven minute segment from a talk I went to by anti-sugar crusader, Prof Robert Lustig – this section is about the all-important hormones which influence our eating - incl insulin, and the other hormones that signal satiety in the body and how sugar disrupts it all. Click here to watch.

-          And another Prof Lustig anti-sugar lecture – ‘Frontiers of Science’ – it’s fab, specially for anyone for whom the long 90 min bio-chemistry video (sugar the bitter truth) is too in depth – do please give this one  a go – it’s brilliant (100 mins) – click here.

-          7 more reasons to drink coconut water well this week the pack from Tiana organic coconut products arrived, including a coconut water. I read this article and immediately drank it! Click here.

-          How To Stay Motivated When You’re Not In The Mood To Do Anything This is quite god! Re making yourself do stuff! Click here

-          Breath Exercise and Mini-mindfulness – nice – and ‘the Mindful Eating Diet’ – that’s TTFLs Freedom Eating Principle number 3 right there! Hoorah! They’re catching up and the word is spreading! Click here.

 

Three Month Challenge – as the three month challenge reaches over half way through (it ends May 16th) here’s another lovely bit of feedback on Till the Fat Lady Slims group on Facebook –

-          Joan Dickinson “As well as inches off usual places, I've had to have links taken out of my watch, and my bra goes two notches tighter…”

-          Elaine Daniel “l Lost 5lbs and 10 inches xx which is pretty dam good as i struggle to lose weight with my under active thyroid xxxxreally really happy xx”

-          Amy Wall “Another NSV (non-scales victory.) I just put my Vionic sandals on that I haven't worn since last summer and couldn't believe how chubby my feet must have been because I had to tighten ALL the Velcro straps at least an inch and more on a couple of them. Never thought to measure round my feet lol xx”

(Go to the TTFLS tab on this webpage at top, in order to discover more about Freedom Eating and Till the Fat lady Slims 2.0 books and where to get them.)

These are all from people following my Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 book (item 704285 on QVC) and/or exercising, most using Bodyblade (item 432954 on QVC) – it makes me feel really proud to read comments like this. Not too late to join us if you want to! Just join one of the groups below.

 

Webchats

Don’t forget to read below for Renee and Keeley Elemis’s webchat! And for Bodyblade Bruce’s latest pearls of wisdom! In coming weeks we will have –

April 13th – Caroline Sandry talking about her coconut cake recipes and keeping fit! Carla Laszlo tbc.

April 20th – Patrick from Quacker

April 27th – Skechers’ Richard and Sara Hollamby /Judith Williams skincare

Join the Chats!                                                                                                                                   

If you’d like to join in on all the Facebook chats, do see the list of groups below and click on the links to come join us.

Best wishes

Debs

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 Groups

So do ping a request to join by clicking on these links to groups-

‘Back to You QVC’ group – click here to join

Till the Fat Lady Slims Group - click here to join, and for the Tips of the Day on the sister 'page' click here and 'like' it to see them regularly.

3MC page - three month challenge page

Debbie Flint page on Facebook – anyone can see – incl news of my novels, QVC deals, etc

www.debbieflint.com – sign up for newsletter. Writing, Back to You weekly Blog, TTFLS tab etc

 

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Renee Greenstein – Attitudes by Renee Fashions – Webchat – Monday 6th April 2015

BACK TO YOU LIVE WEB CHAT RENEE GREENSTEIN

ps Will Gowing's QCam chat with Renee is here - http://blogs.qvcuk.com/qcam-attitudes-renee/ 

Sue Stewart Good evening Renee it's so lovely to have you chat with us today. I have just purchased my first item of your clothes. I got the TSV of the 2 pair pack of Woman in Control range. I had the black/white in the petite size xs. They are perfect in fit and length. They are the best I have found in the pedal pushers style. Will we be able to get just the short length style on its own? Would love a few more pairs of these for the summer xx

Renee Greenstein Sue I am so happy you like my Women with Control TSV! I do have another great set of crop pants in petites.

Sue Stewart Renee these were the TSV that I bought. Do you just do the Capri legging on its own?

Elizabeth Gray Hi Renee one of your wardrobe warriors here what colours is this week Tsv set going to be coming in also got your last woman with control legging/Capri -great xx

Renee Greenstein Elizabeth the New Wardrobe Warrior set is coming in black, coconut brown, navy, sage and berry. Great colours to mix and match! I cannot wait to bring this to you!

Janie Smith Hi what is the weight of the fabric for the TSV? X

Renee Greenstein Janie the weight is the same as all of my como jersey pieces. Perfect for year round wear!

Dawn Robinson Hello Renee  xx

Elizabeth Gray Thanks Renee now I just have to decide what colour or to xx

Renee Greenstein Landed just in time to chat with my UK ladies!! Can’t wait!

Jan Lee Burgess Hi Renee, love your style of clothes, have you ever considered doing larger sizes for us bigger ladies xx

Sue Stewart Renee can you tell us what the TSV is this week and will it be suitable for 5ft tall women and wear an xs or size 8 UK.

Renee Greenstein Jan my collection at the moment goes to a 3 X What size are you looking for?

Sharon Harvey HI Renee thank you for joining us this evening - you travel so much and always look so flawless. What is your secret? X

Renee Greenstein My secret is that I enjoy life! I love to meet wonderful women all over the world and get inspired! I always say life is not a dress rehearsal!

Renee Greenstein Sharon. Thank you for the compliment!

Sharon Harvey Do you get your inspiration from all the beautiful countries you visit? Your colours and designs are so vibrant and beautiful x

Renee Greenstein Sharon one thing I love is when my Wardrobe Warriors share their photos and stories with me!

Renee Greenstein Sharon I have the privilege of living in New York City and there isn’t a place you can go that does not inspire me! Then I get to jump on planes and visit wonderful cities all over the world! The colours, buildings, scents and women inspire me!

Renee Greenstein Sharon I will be arriving in London for my TSV on Friday The minute I get to Heathrow I am inspired!

Jan Lee Burgess Renee possibly a 4x, I have friends that have said the same, the 3x sometimes is big enough depending on the style but a definite 4x would be wonderful xx

Christine Kelly Evening ladies, I am relatively new to Renee’s clothing. My first purchase was the new yours taxi scarf. I love it. NYC is one of my all-time favourite places and wearing the scarf takes me rich back there.

Renee Greenstein Jan one thing I would suggest is to look at my specs on QVC.and see if they work for you;

Christine Kelly Apologies for the mis- spelling! Lol

Jan Lee Burgess I have a couple where the size has been great for me, but need to be able to have others too, but I will, go back and check the specs, thanks for answering my question xx

Renee Greenstein Jan my pleasure I hope you will look at my TSV on Friday!

Kathryn Stewart Evening Renee, I have several pieces and they are always admired. Esp. the TSV from last year, the shark hem pleated tunic. Lovely. Kxx

Jan Lee Burgess I will for sure, I check out all your TSV's xxx

Renee Greenstein Jan thank you - you sound like a true Wardrobe Warrior!

Renee Greenstein Katheryn thank you - I think you will love my new Attitudes by Renee TSV!

Kathryn Stewart Dying to see it, you are so effortlessly elegant. Thank you so much xx

Sue Stewart I just had a peek at the TSV on Will Gowerings blog. The colours are fabulous you've given something for every skin tone. Four fabulous items. Will it be good for the petite 5ft women who wear a UK size 8?

Renee Greenstein Sue Yes you are right it is great!! I think you should be fine with the regular length One think a lot of my wardrobe warrior’s do is belt the dresses!

Renee Greenstein Wardrobe Warrior’s what are you looking for this spring? I am so excited to bring you my new collection

Kathryn Stewart Excellent, I beat Sue by 3ins! Ha ha. X

Kathryn Stewart Easy colours, elegant and easy to wear. Something to brighten our often dull weather. Not too much to ask! Ha ha

Renee Greenstein Angie private message me your address and I will send you an autograph

Sharon Harvey Renee, we follow your Facebook page and watch you on your travels, how do you manage to travel without checking luggage? x

Sue Stewart Are you saying I'm short Kathryn Stewart lol x

Kathryn Stewart and look so fabulous!

Renee Greenstein Sharon that why they call me the wardrobe Warrior!! When you look at my collection you will see that they all work together and everything is packable and washable! I love to mix and match. My new TSV is four pieces that will interchange with so many things in your wardrobe!

Renee Greenstein Sue and Katheryn you both are very funny!

Kathryn Stewart Not at all, a petite wee package! Kxx

Kathryn Stewart It's the surname Renee! Sisters United by a name! Lol Kxx

Renee Greenstein Katheryn I love it!

Renee Greenstein Wardrobe Warriors what are your favourite colours?

Sue Stewart Renee Kathryn Stewart and I have become fb friends. We have the surname but we are not related. We have the same sense of humour x

Kathryn Stewart Had my "colours done" am a spring, need bright colours! X

Sharon Harvey It is amazing how your clothes are so easy to roll and travel with...perfect x

Renee Greenstein Christine so glad you got my scarf! I love them!

Sue Stewart Kathryn you will love this new collection it's right up your colour street x

Renee Greenstein Sharon, clothes should be easy! We are all so busy and need to always look our best. Many of us are working moms. And constantly on the run. Many of us are retired and want to still dress nice!

Kathryn Stewart I thought so in the clip, with Will. Thank you Renee. Can't wait xx

Renee Greenstein Katheryn I have many great bright colours in the new collection. I can’t wait to hear what you think when you see it on Friday!

Amy Wall Hi Renee. I have and love the pleated front tunic. I have two and always get compliments when I wear them. I missed out on the last show with the pleats at the back Grrrr!!!!!! I can't seem to find the sneaky pic on Wills interview of the upcoming TSV. Help needed xx. Somebody has told Debbie Flint to speak to you about packing for her trip to China so she just needs to pack a carry on lol xx

Renee Greenstein Katheryn i have many great bright colours in the new collection. I can’t wait to hear what you think when you see it on Friday!

Renee Greenstein Amy I think QVC is hiding all the goodies for now! You will love them. Packing light is all about mixing and matching.

Renee Greenstein Amy yes I do need to speak to Debbie!

Kathryn Stewart I will definitely let know on your FB page! Not good for my bank balance, but is always value for money. You are a wizard Renee. Thanks so much Kxx

Renee Greenstein Kathryn thank you its hearing from my wardrobe warriors that inspires me!

Kathryn Stewart Can I say what a pleasure it has been to talk with Renee. Love her range and appreciate the time she has given us. Roll on Friday! Woo hoo. Kxx

Renee Greenstein Ladies dont forget to join me on Friday April 10th I am so excited to bring you knew items...and a GREAT TSV!

Amy Wall Can't wait Renee. I'll be there x

Renee Greenstein Kathryn thank you! This has been fun~ we should do it more often! Next time packing tips!

Renee Greenstein Amy please let me know what you think! Let me know on my Facebook Page Renee Greenstein public figure I cannot wait to hear from all of you!

Sue Stewart Thank you Renee so much for joining us tonight. It has been great and I'm looking forward to Friday. Can you just advise me how your clothes are sized? Is it numerical or by letters x

Kathryn Stewart Thank you Renee. Will see you on Friday. Kxx

Renee Greenstein Sue my collection is sized by letters (S M L) we run true to size!

Amy Wall Will do. Thanks for the chat. Really enjoyed it even though my fingers are on fire flipping between Back to you chats and Body blade with Bruce xx

Kathryn Stewart I wear small Sue Kx

Sharon Lets all please, give a huge thank you to Renee Greenstein for rushing in to join our live web chat! Renee, it has been a pleasure, thank you so much for sharing details of your upcoming TSV this Friday! We are so looking forward to seeing you on our Screen! Lots of Love and Hugs! Chat soon! Thank you to everyone who took part this evening, it has been lovely xx

Kathryn Stewart Hear hear Sharon Kx

Renee Greenstein Wardrobe Warriors thank you for inviting me! This was a lot of fun! And remember Style is not about size, it’s about Attitude!

Amy Wall Thanks Sharon too xx

Renee Greenstein Sharon thanks for everything!

Natalie Jarrett So looking forward to Renee's TSV on Fri. Think it will complement my fuller figure. Xx

Amy Wall Yeahhhh just found the sneaky video. Love it. Hope it's on EP xx

 

Keeley Aydin – elemis – Webchat – Monday 6th April 2015

BACK TO YOU LIVE WEB CHAT KEELEY AYDIN ELEMIS

 

Sara Mahmoud Hi Keeley, I'm currently using the brightening collection to get rid of marks left by spots however my skin is still coming up in spots. What skin routine would you recommend to calm my skin down whilst still using the brightening collection? Thanks

Sharon Harvey Hi Keeley! How are you? Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Sooooo looking forward to this weekend’s tsv

Dawn Robinson Hello Keeley I must share how delighted I am with my Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment! It was a gift for Mother's Day & I certainly give it a 10/10 xx

Keeley Aydin Hi Sara, the Brightening range would be more for pigmentation marks rather than scaring from breakouts. I would try the Tri Enzyme Wash in the morning and on an evening after cleansing, the Tri Enzyme Night Cream and the Tri Enzyme Mask after Papaya Peel x2 a week and this will also help with the breakouts and maybe slot in a course of Bliss Capsules too x

Keeley Aydin Hello Sharon, yes thank you eaten far too much chocolate that I should not have done as been doing Christianne Wolfe heal thing eating and was doing really well!

Keeley Aydin Hi Dawn I love this product too as so easy to use, light weight but delivers fab results

Sara Mahmoud Thanks Keeley x

Sharon Harvey Oh Keeley! That is funny, don’t worry though it is Easter and eggs are a necessary part of our diet.....in all honestly, how are you doing on the eating plan? X

Keeley Aydin I was doing fab first two weeks I lost 10lbs!

Sharon Harvey OMG!!!!! Really..... That is amazing! You are tiny anyway.....I bet you feel fabulous! Well done xx

Lynn Parry Hi Keeley am I ok to use the Papaya Enzyme peel before Liquid Gold or is it best to do it on non LG nights? X

Helen Strutynskyj Hi Keeley ~ I have quite a few medical issues for which I am taking a lot of medication. I have recently stopped taking a tablet that controls hormones & my skin has flared up terribly. It has become greasy & spotty with enlarged pores but it also look...See More

Keeley Aydin Hello Lynn, I think I would use it on the non-Liquid Gold evenings as you will then get the most out of both products

Sharon Harvey Dawn, I love love love that product! I have seen amazing results with the Elemis pro collagen advanced eye treatment!! I started seeing a reduction in lines and wrinkles within 10 days I couldn’t believe it! I love Elemis products! I have to say I am sooooo excited about the TSV Keeley has been teasing us all with.....especially looking forward to trying the Total Glow bronzing moisturiser!!!

Yvonne Simpson Hi Keeley you’re looking good glad to see your back can't wait for TSV.

Sharon Harvey ...Oh and Bliss capsules....perfect name for the perfect product.....give a real boost of goodness to my skin x

Lynn Parry The Elemis Pro collagen advanced eye treatment worked instantly for me and reduced puffiness, can I take it over eyelid and up to lash line Keeley? Or just around orbital bone? X

Keeley Aydin Hello Helen , I would say without a doubt to slot in 1-2 mths of Bliss Capsules, it is also important to make sure that you are exfoliating twice a week with a Papaya Peel to keep the skin thoroughly cleansed as this will help with refining the look of the pores too, after Papaya I would use Tri Enzyme Gel Mask and on an evening I would use Pro Collagen Oxygenating Night cream as this is the perfect choice for anyone who's skin is challenged due to illness, watch out this weekend as some of the products will be on offer

Margaret O'Brien I have the same question as Lynn Lynn Parry can I take the pro collagen eye cream over my eyelid or is it only around the orbital bone? Mx

Shaz Brown Hi Keeley Aydin, Nice to have you here. I have quite oily skin that can be prone to breakouts. I find pcm cream is too rich and brings me out in spots. Can you recommend a day moisturiser?

Keeley Aydin Thank you Yvonne really looking forward to been back on air and bringing some great new collections, very pleased that we have 4 easy pay too x

Helen Strutynskyj Thanks so much Keeley. I was wondering if the Bliss Capsules would help so I shall definitely try them. I'll keep an eye out for the products on QVC next weekend although I have a Pro Collagen Night Cream already!  Thanks again. Xx

Sharon Harvey woo hood....TSV....TSV....TSV.... EXCITED X

Sara Mahmoud Will it be possible to have a complete tri enzyme kit available at any time soon Keeley? Thanks

Keeley Aydin Lynn when you first apply the product take a small amount on your ring finger and gently tap around then eye contour area , then massage a small amount onto your finger tips and gently tap over the whole eye area

Margaret O'Brien Thank you Keeley for answering our question. Looking forward to the TSV. Mx

Keeley Aydin Thank You Shaz , the Total Glow Bronzing Moisturiser that is in the TSV that just gradually gives a hint of colour on the skin has a lovely light texture so would be worth trying, normally the Pro Collagen does help more oily prone skin as it contains balancing seaweeds but try this one and let me know how you get on

Keeley Aydin Sara we will be having some new collections with the Tri Enzymes in

Sara Mahmoud Thanks Keeley, I think will be spending more than I thought I would this weekend.

Keeley Aydin Sara not sure if they will be in this weekend as not had the show contents but as soon as I know I will post on my Facebook page x

Sharon Harvey Keeley, would the TSV be a great start for an ELEMIS beginner? X

Sara Mahmoud Thanks Keeley x

Sue Foley Looked forward to next week Keeley Aydin

Margaret Rodger Hi Keeley could you please bring a supersize or duo of instant refreshing gel! It’s literally the only thing that helps with aches & pains. I love it x

Keeley Aydin Hi Sharon, I I think it would be an amazing place to start as you have a Cleanser that can also be used as a mask that is multi award winning, a day and night cream for all skin types that will leave even the most neglected of skins glowing and hydrated and h3 of our most indulgent body products bodyydrated and

Keeley Aydin sorry hydrated and 3 of our most indulgent body products x

Carol Gillmore Hi Keeley thank you so much for bringing us fantastic products but what would be the one product you couldn't live without? Xx

Keeley Aydin Sorry my charge finished on iPad so using phone and kept pressing wrong buttons lol

Sharon Harvey Brilliant x

Keeley Aydin Margaret that is a great idea will pass it on!

Shona Robertson Is the tsv suitable for sensitive skin?

Keeley Aydin Carol, has to be Pro Collagen Marine Cream as so versatile to cope with all changes my skin goes through, the flexibility that it can be used day and night and around the eyes. It is hard though to keep it to one as I also adore so many others in the range toI.

Keeley Aydin Sharon, I wished I was that small and yesterday I ate all I had lost in chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Karen Hunt Hi Keeley, got a glimpse of the tsv. I've not tried any of the face products before so are they OK for skin easily prone to breakouts?

Keeley Aydin Shona, yes all the Elemis products are suitable for even the most sensitive of skins but if you are in any doubt patch test under your jaw line first

Keeley Aydin Karen, you will love the Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm as it really is so purifying and deep cleansing on the skin without striping the skin, the Pro Collagen Night Cream is balancing and the Total Glow Moisturiser will keep the skin lightly hydrated with a beautiful glow

Karen Hunt Sold!

Sharon Harvey Hahahahahahahaha........today is a new day......OOOOOOhhhh I love the cleansing balm! I love the feel, the smell it’s beautiful to use and cleanses everything off!! It feels like such a treat to use and leaves me with glowing, hydrated, clean skin...I urge everyone to give it a go! X

Sharon Harvey can’t wait for the total glow moisturiser whoop whoop x

Keeley Aydin Not only does the Total Glow moisturise leave the skin beautifully hydrated, the skin gradually starts to look healthier with a natural tine to it, the green tea balances out any redness and the smell is the aroma of summer in a tube!

Margaret O'Brien Thanks for chatting with us Keeley. Mx

Sharon Harvey Keeley you are such a tease!!! Summer in a tube!!! Yes please x

Sharon Harvey Keeley when should the Total Glow be applied in our routine? X

Lynn Parry Ha-ha Sharon you are not helping with my "I'm not going to be tempted on Sunday " it is almost a given now as I love all the products in it! Except 2 I haven't tried!  Thanks Keeley xxx

Keeley Aydin You can apply your Pro Collagen over the top also if you still want to use Anti-Ageing ingredients

Keeley Aydin Sharon this TSV is so beautiful, the aromas of the Cleansing. Balm hit you as soon as you open the jar, the Frangipani has the ability to transport you too far away shores without even leaving your bathroom, the night cream not only leaves your skin feeling like silk but as you lie in bed the subtle aromas are simply divine .The whole collection is a great for the skin but a pure delight for the senses

Sharon Harvey Lynn Parry you know me by now!!!!!! hahahahahahaha this TSV is a biggie! deffoe must have for the move into spring summer, fresher glowing skin. Yes please lol x

Sharon Harvey ......aaaaaaahhhhhhhh.........beautiful......oh blimey look at the time!!! Keeley!! I was drifting away to foreign shores then!!

Sharon Harvey Ladies please let’s all give big hugs and Thanks to Keeley from Elemis for a fantastic web chat tonight!! Keeley you have been amazing, as usual, we are so looking forward to what sounds to be a gorgeous TSV On 12th - and on 4pay woo hoo! Thank you also to everyone who joined in with the chat tonight, lots of love xx

Keeley Aydin Thank you all so much for chatting with me on here it's be such fun and can't wait to bring the Today's Special Value to you Sunday , please feel free to contact me on this link

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeley-Aydin-Elemis-on-QVC/39699640348 this is the best page to contact me on and always available to help answer your skin care concerns x

Lynn Parry Thanks Keeley and Sharon x

Carol Gillmore Thank you so much Keeley and Sharon can't wait for Sunday I've been saving hard :-) xx

 

Debbie Flint whoo hooo! Fab chats on here again as usual Ms Aydin! Keeley Aydin. and gang! Will put transcript of this Q&A in my Back to you blog and post the link on here as well - it'll also have tonight's ones from Renee and from Bruce on his Body blade QVC group! Hugs to you all and good luck those doing the virtual ex class! xx

 

 

Bruce’s Bodyblade QVC webchat – Monday 6th April 2015

 

Sue Stewart Hi Bruce I'm definitely interested in doing short bursts of training then reducing the heart rate then building again. Enjoying the new location excersing x

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Lindsey Sweet I'm interested in the short bursts of training as well it's such good fun and I find it an even better workout , catch up later xxx

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Tracie Wright Hi Bruce, Many thanks for taking time out of your Easter Break to still do the Monday Question & Answer session and your continued interest in how we are get on with Bodyblade . Absolutely Love the new Video Workouts you did with Debbie and our lovely Anne Keating , have become my new favorites . the High Intensity Interval Training is of great interest to me . look forward to seeing what you have planned for us next time you are back in UK x

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Karen Wood Hi Bruce, would love an exercise specifically for the tummy please

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Jude Goodier Hi Bruce. I have a question. If I'm looking to stretch out my lower Psoas muscles, which of the Super 6 is best to concentrate on to help this pls? It's an area I have suffered with in the past. Thanks in advance xx

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Anne Keating Hi Bruce. I hope you had a good Easter and the chat tonight goes well. We have friends here so I will join you later if I can. I did the video you made with Rosalie Brown last night and found that challenging, to say the least! All sorts of new muscles feeling it today. Bob has asked me to ask you the optimum time of day to do the exercises please. xx

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Madeleine Scola Hi Bruce, I'm a 64 yr old novice but hope that this will be the means to regaining fitness despite quite severe osteoarthritis in knees. What would you recommend please to get started?

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Jackie Eagles hi bruce getting the upper body sorted would love an exercise for lower body thanks hopeyou are well x

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Lynne Cumming Hi Bruce. I got my cardio blades out of the garage and have started to use them. They originally came with a video which I can not view now. Am I ok to follow routines for the Bodyblade?

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Linda Graham Yes I need flat tum too please although still not received mine despatched 29th march hope comes tomorrow

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Susan Frost Hi Bruce, I seem to have mislaid my original DVD, is there a way to buy the new one without having to get another body blade , thanks.

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Joanne Eveleigh Was Swann I'm so excited to get mine can't wait to work with you Bruce

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Carol Butler Flood I love the circuit training video the best . As i can't quite manage the overhead reach and tricep push for very long . So this exercise is great in 10 second bursts . I also do the video with debbie in studio with the variations but find my co ordination isn't good with the last routine . This is the only workout regime i have ever kept up with . Been using my BB for 3 months now and still eager to use it every other day  a big thank you to you

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Libby Murdoch Hi Bruce. Checked with my doc, he said go for it! Got my blade today and had my first go this afternoon. Couldn't do much but managed more than I thought I would. Set first goal. Complete full Hampton Court super 6. Thanks.

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Lindsey Sweet Well done Libby Murdoch xxx

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Bruce Hymanson Hello Ohana!! I hope all had a wonderful Easter with family. I see many questions thus far today so I will answer them as quickly as possible

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Lindsey Sweet Evening Bruce, Hope we find you well ?

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Christine Grochowina Hi Bruce hope you had a great Easter. Had a day off yesterday but now back to normal. Will be doing some of the new workouts later. Since starting using BB have felt better and lost weight. Difference is noticed and am chuffed to bits. The new workouts are great. I tend to do some of the Hampton park ones for longer as I need to get the rhythm of the blade right. I have noticed a difference in my posture. How is it that when bb my back feels fine but as soon as I stop it starts being sore again later. Am I doing something wrong

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Karen. All exercise with Bodyblade will address your tummy or your Core. The Ab Crunch and Hip & Thigh Sculptor are really strong but all will help. Watch the Belly Blaster video on you tube as well.

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Jude, The Psoas is a deep muscle group attaching to the spine and Femur of the leg. The group is a hip flexor muscle and therefore, to stretch, you want to lye on your back, draw your knee to chest on one side, leave the other leg straight. This will help stretch the hip. There are several other great stretches to do as well but this is a good basic stretch. As for Bodyblade execise to assist with stretching, I would say the Back & Shoulder Reach since you must lengthen your body. Hope that helps

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Julia Gathercole Hi Bruce , hope you're enjoying Easter. I've just finished the super six and warm up , still struggling to do a full minute of the hip and thigh. My sister and my son both had a go with my bb, both have now got their own!

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Jude Goodier Thanks Bruce. Will give that a try x

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Anne, I always like to exercise first thing in the morning. Your metabolism is the lowest at that time of day so doing exercise will increase your fat burning and jump start your muscle and blood flow. There is no negative to exercising at any time of the day but Morning is always best.

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Madeleine, Always get the approval of your MD before starting any exercise program. Having said that, start with the Super6 workout and you can do these sitting in a chair. Mix it up by standing when you can and sitting as needed. These exercises don't require jumping or heavy lower body work when standing and if you sit and activate the muscle you are making progress.

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Bruce Hymanson Jackie, the single best lower body exercise is the Hip & Thigh Sculptor. I make a video showing additional lower body exercises too which is on the pinned post for you to enjoy.

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Madeleine Scola I'll follow that advice, thank you!

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Lynne, You can do any of the exercises posted with your Cardioblade. The resistance will be very light and you might wish to move into the Classic at some point. There are several workouts posted on you tube and the newer DVDs as well. Have fun!!

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Amy Wall Hi Bruce. Just completed my first week being back after health issues and have managed the Hampton Court every other day and definitely feel the benefit and enjoy the 10 sec bursts with the stretching as I don't feel that I'm overdoing it. I have just found the belly blasting video and going to give that a go during our virtual workout at 9pm with all the other Bodybladers. Hope you have had a good weekend xx

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Sue Stewart Is the new DVD on its way soon.

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Libby. Glad you got the green light from your MD. The best thing is to get started and make your exercise a perma habit. 21 days later, you will be hooked for life!!!

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Bruce Hymanson Christine, sounds like you are doing so well!! Keep it going one day at at time!

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Kathryn Stewart Hi Bruce, we always nag you about this DVD which us, the original bladers, are desperate for. Tx x

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Anne Keating Hi Lynne I worked out last night to a video Bruce made with Rosalie Brown. Bruce is using a Bodyblade while Rosalie is using two Cardioblades. You might like to check it out. xx

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Julia. Try the circuit 6 as well which is doing each of the Super6 exercises for 10 seconds which is a full minute. Then, repeat six times for a full six minute workout

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Libby Murdoch Hi Bruce. I intend to make it a permanent part of my life. It felt good to take control of my fitness which I haven't been able to for so long due to medical issues. Thank you.

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Tracie Wright Bruce are you going to bring a carry bag for the bodyblade to QVC for us to purchase

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Sue, the new DVD is awaiting approval from

QVC. Once we have that, we need approximately 3 weeks for shipping and it should appear on the website. Fingers crossed.

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Kathryn Stewart We can't wait, can we Sue? X

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Amy Wall No we can't xx

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Kathryn Stewart Evening Bruce. I have low back MSK pain at present. Is there any particular exercise which will strengthen and stretch my back. I get it from time to time, particularly after gardening. Tx. Kx

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Lynne Cumming Thanks Bruce and Anne. will bash on with the cardio blades for now

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Tracie. Yes, I have a carrying bag we sell on the www.bodyblade.com which I hope to sell on the QVC website. It's all a matter of getting approval for packaging and materials. Once we have that, we can sell on the site. I know it is frustrating while we wait for the DVD and other collaterals for Bodyblade but we have to go according to QVC rules and regulations.We'll get there.

 

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Tracie Wright thats fantastic thanks

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Kathryn. It is difficult for me to provide treatment advice without a physical exam. There are many great stretching exercises for the trunk including flexion, rotation and extension. Most people when gardening are bent over for prolonged periods of time. A good solution to this problem is to stand straight intermittently, place your hands on your waist while doing a slight back extension 4-5 times. This will often help to prevent the discomfort of prolonged trunk flexion and spinal flexion. Think about it as giving equal time in extension to balance too much time in flexion

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Julia Gathercole Ok I'll try it Bruce thank you

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Sue Stewart Kathryn Stewart Bruce just answered your question x

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Kathryn Stewart Thank you Bruce. I will try, it's an age thing I am afraid. I appreciate your comments without examination. Thanks again for your time to reply. Kx

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Bruce Hymanson Our key to burning calories is to activate as many muscles in the body at the same time, keep them working as a functional team and gradually increase the work load on them to challenge our progress. This is part of HIIT training which allows us to improve. The only way to grow is to challenge your body. You can maintain but continuing to exercise but to increase your fitness level requires the challenge. Most of you probably do this automatically with Bodyblade.It's all about the "Flex Intensity"!

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Anne Keating Bruce, not that I'll ever reach it, but is there a maximum flex intensity for a Bodyblade? xx

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Tracie Wright I would love to know if you have a american QVC bodyblade group similar to this or are we your special ones

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Kathryn Stewart Boy, if anyone can reach it, it will be you Anne, our super blade woman!

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Amy Wall Of course we re the special ones Tracie Wright xx

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Anne Keating I think not Kathryn ! xx

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Anne, great question. there is a max flex intensity for each blade. It is essentially when the flex in the blade reaches almost )( of approx 24-30 inches depending on the blade. Almost the amount of flex if you took the tips and flexed the blade as though you would place in your suit case. Once the blade reaches that flex and you ae capable of driving the blade at that intensity, you are maxed out. The last 6-8 inches of flex is putting you in the max range so most people can't stay there very long without rapid fatigue.Some exercises are easier to do then others. Chest Press is easier than Ab Crunch or Hip & Thigh Sculptor.

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Zoe Robins hi Bruce Hymanson, please do the new sequences sometime under studio conditions as the picture quality will make it easier to follow, appreciate the extra videos you do though

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Bruce Hymanson Tracie, great question. our QVC group is very special. There is not a QVC U.S. group like this yet. Mostly because of the QVC rules using their name. I would love to have a QVC international group where U.S. and U.K. could chat together. What do you all think about that?

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Amy Wall Yeh that would be great Bruce x

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Zoe, if I can get into the studio for some time, I will definately do that for you

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Christine Grochowina That would be fab

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Kathryn Stewart Great idea Bruce x

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Anne Keating I think that's a great idea Bruce . We had an American girl on here just the other day. xx

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Jude Goodier That's a great idea Bruce

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Chris Jopp Hi Bruce, new to BBing, at the moment I'm using a flexi bar and having problems with the hip and thigh sideways movements. I can get the blade moving in one hand but the minute I add in the other hand it all stops! LOL! I have quite fat wrists and am prone to trapped nerves in them (not carpel tunnel). I'm having fun getting to know the routines and hope to get better at it all and start seeing some difference. Happy Easter

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Tracie Wright Love that idea Bruce, International Bodyblading, we do have our Libby Nunn in Australia who joins us in chat and that is so nice too

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Bruce Hymanson On the subject of face book. I have a facebook page which is simply the regular face book page for Bodyblade from Mad Dogg Athletics. I don't do any chats there but you could check it out to see what might be posted from time to time.  I would also recommend that everyone visitwww.bodyblade.com and sign up to receive my regular newsletter. There is usually a question of the month, exercise of the month, articles etc which you may enjoy. Our Bodyblade QVC group is pretty special and this may just add more for you.

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Sue Stewart Thank you Bruce for your time x

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Zoe Robins Thanks about the studio video Bruce Hymanson, and will Bodyblade define the muscles more in the trunk /abs too for both female and male Bodyblade users , it's good to know what it can do , and which exercises are best for that? sorry if I got this question in to late tonight.

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Kathryn Stewart Thank you, as ever, Bruce Kx

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Anne Keating Thanks for answering our questions Bruce. Speak again next week. xx

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Jude Goodier Ive signed up for the newsletter and bookmarked the website! Thanks Bruce

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Anne Keating I'll be back later for a chat girls (and guys). Enjoy your virtual workout. xx

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Christine Grochowina Off to do my exercises. See you all later

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Tracie Wright thanks for your time Bruce xx

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Bruce Hymanson Another hour has flown by. So many great comments and posts from all of you. I know there are many many people who do not post but attend and learn from our conversations. For those of you who are listening in, I encourage you to ask questions and share your progress with the group. We have a beautiful support for each other to succeed and improve our life. Recently I was asked what single word would I use to describe Bodyblade. For me, its all about what you feel after exercising with Bodyblade so I asked several people what the word was for them. I will ask you the same thing now. I can tell you the answers I received included Joy, peace, happiness, independence, liberating, confidence, self esteem and more. It's clear to me that this is not a fitness training too but a life changer. Have a wonderful week. Be well!!

 

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Zoe Robins Thanks Bruce Hymanson, will ask my question again next week if I am still wondering, thanks again for your time

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Libby Murdoch Thanks Bruce. I enjoy reading all the questions and your answers. Till next week.

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Carol Butler Flood Thank you Bruce for your time ...

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Debbie Flint fab chat as usual Bruce Hymanson and gang! Will put transcript of this Q&A in my Back to you blog and post the link on here as well - it'll also have tonight's ones from Keeley and from Renee! Hugs to you all and good luck those doing the virtual ex class! xx

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Lindsey Sweet Thanks Bruce, When I have used the bobdyblade I feel energised and happy  chat next week

 

 

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After another fun and fabulous Monday Live B2U Hub on our Facebook Group (see below to join) I thought I’d post some of the comments that were made. Lots of stuff going on on our group at the moment – with many members discussing on B2U and also on sister group Break the Habit BTU about their August Challenges. See below for a selection of them. Plus my own begins with being happy I survived a wedding reception without too much of a struggle – I’m not a big drinker anyway and had half a glass of wine, and some sips of champagne. But I did have a bit of wedding cake – half a slice. And got a penchant for Ecuadorian 70% dark choc and had a third of a big flat bar in one day – and lo and behold, sugar hangover next day. Isn’t it amazing? And annoying. But, yes, my body’s so not used to having loads of it that if I over-indulge too much on one day I get a fuzzy head feeling, with a headache over one ear/eye, one of those. And a really tired feeling, like someone’s uncharged my battery!

It’s all part of my current experimentation with Freedom Eating and it’s really nice to note that the old guidelines are coming back. I used this system to lose 35lb about 14 years ago, and more or less keep it off for half a decade, before a combination of a business gone wrong, a disastrous love affair, a house move and financial  problems as well as kids at uni/leaving uni and health issues happened, two of which were instrumental in gradually unlearning some of the cues and reactions. But like riding a bike, it’s coming back. Now I’m finding that even really nice stuff isn’t too appealing any more – so by the time my updated version of Till the Fat Lady Slims is out, I should have some interesting appendix material. Meanwhile I can say that I have nights where I don’t even want a final hot cuppa before bedtime, since I’m really listening to what my body wants, and the sight of truffles and cookies at work do nothing – and I mean nothing – to tempt me. So far so good.

Keep coming back here for my new weekly blog, and on Facebook group for our Monday 8-9pm live Hub, each Monday in the run up to our new series of Back to You starting again 9pm on four of the Mondays in September. And if you have any comments, do post them below!

Next week, one of my best pals in the world – tech expert and musical genius, LJ Rich, and her fascinating insight into living with synaesthesia – the crazy condition where the system is mixed up – find out what banana fritters sound like as a musical piece!

Have a good week!

Debs

Xx

Other News

-          Why Fermented Foods Are Good For Weight Loss, Mood & Glowing Skin it’s all to do with the biome – our internal gut flora which keeps us slimmer, less moody and less spotty, apparently… read more here.

-          BBC News - Oldest human faeces show Neanderthals ate vegetables See – BBC Science post – don’t say I’m never cultured on this blog… lol More here

-          Marlene’s crumbly Oatmeal Coconut bars… corrr! The doyenne of macro brings us more inspiration – and a full low down on all the different bad sugars. So what does she use instead? Find out here.

 

August Challenge Updates

-          Dawn Robinson - Morning Debbie x Well I’ve been eating healthy thanks to Marlene ! I’m now going to step my exercise up a notch - I will confess i hate it ! I’m getting the Bodyblade thank you Bruce  x

-          Emily Curtis - My target for august is to try and increase my physio in my legs so I can try body blade standing up - I know it’s going to hurt but I’d like to be able to do just 5mins standing a week by end of August so here goes.

-          Amanda LeDieu - Great results for me eating much better and half a stone weight loss. BMI 20,81 am now working to find foods to help to maintain my weight! Exercise 5 days out of 7 & Feeling much better about myself. Thanks everyone x

-          Heather Jones - Hello Debbie just wanted to say I gave up chocolate snacking and am eating healthier meals and in four weeks have lost 11lb my goal is to lose 4stone by next August ready to be the mother of the bride in a size 12 and I am determined to do it I also have the body blade didn't realise just how unfit I was until I started to use it and a bonus I wasn't expecting my skin is looking much better too.

-          Elizabeth Gray - August target - freedom eating and getting the family on board with healthier meal choices and trying not to obsess over food find that works best eating when I want when I'm hungry…  trying to introduce more healthy stuff when we all sit down together for meals

GREAT UPDATES GIRLS – keep them coming! Leave a comment below if you’re not on Facebook!

 

Ps First timer? Check out the archive If anyone reading this column for the first time, has not yet come across all the amazing info about how nutrition can change your health, your illness, & your future, then do take a look at all the archive Back to You blogs, at the left on this page. There you’ll see regular articles explaining why it’s imperative for most people (according to the World Health Organisation) - to examine your nutrition - first and foremost, if you’re poorly. Much more info and many links from members are also regularly posted on our facebook groups – do go join up!

Joining In   Don’t forget if you’re a member of Back to You QVC Group or of the closed group Break the Habit BTU, to give us your Monday update on Facebook. And join in with our weekly live online chat session – the B2U Monday Hub - on Facebook on the Back to You QVC group, 8-9pm weekly till September, (when Back to You show returns to QVC for 4 Mondays too!)

-          Go here to read the Back to You QVC Group updates and to join.

-          Go here to request to join the sister group – it’s a CLOSED group - Break the Habit – BTU.

-          And for more info about Freedom Eating – click here for Till the Fat Lady Slims (2002) on Amazon. !

If you’ve got a testimonial for me about how Freedom Eating has helped you, please let me know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  And don’t forget the Book is available here – on amazon – click here.

 

 

MONDAY ESSAY – ADVICE FROM ELEMIS’S KEELEY AYDIN as seen on B2U Live Hub

 

Firstly to say a massive thank you to Craig Rowe my fellow presenter on QVC, who took the helm when I was on air this week, and gave everyone an insight to life with Craigy! Such a  lovely evenings topics. We learned that he has always been a cheerful person – “I think I get it from my mum - she is such a bubbly lady and is always the life and soul of a party. Obviosuly I am not always happy and I have my stuff to deal with like everyone has but whenever I am on QVC or in public or on twitter etc i see it as my duty to smile and shine my light into the world. I do affirmations sometimes and one thing I do always do is say thank you when I wake up in the morning and thank you when I go to bed at night – it’s a blessing to be given every day and I try never to take that for granted.”

Also he has a fitness routine of sorts – “I am doing much more yoga and reformer pilates now since I hurt my back last year with kettlebells and it really helps. I also see my wonderful trainer Maciej (@locomaciej on twitter) twice a week and he puts me through my paces! Other than that I try and walk as much as possible and am using my car much less. Oh and let’s not forget mad dancing at any / every opportunity!!”

 

You’d better believe he does! Lol! Then we were treated to a whole hour of lifestyle insights and beauty advice from lovely Keeley Aydin from Elemis skincare, one of our biggest brands on QVC. Below is the Monday Essay, where she responds to some of your questions! Enjoy!

 

Q – Sharon – thanks for joining us Keeley!

KE - so great for me to spend some time with you all.I think I am lucky as without the Elemis products my skin would be a mess as I suffer from very dry skin without the added change in climate and flying, I certainly would never be without Bliss Capsules x

 

Q – Chris Calvert - Hi Keeley what would u say is the biggest change in skincare that u have seen over ur career so far?

KE - Chris, the fact that skincare can no longer be just determined by a skin type of normal, dry and combination. There are far more factors now that need to be taken into consideration .I think also to see how stem cell therapy can now be used in treating ageing skin . Skincare has advanced so much it's amazing to see in the last 20 years how far we have come and can't wait to see where we go in the next 20 years… as a company we initially had a strong focus in the beginning on body care and a very basic skincare range, I think we have really got it right with our skin are now and you will see some great new products and improvements made to our range and yes the body care products and men's skin care you will see some more improvements and additions

 

Q – Melissa Lane - Hi Keeley, if you could only have one Elemis product, what would it be and why? Xx

KE - Melissa, I think it would definitely be Pro Collagen Ultra Rich now as I can use it morning and evening and around the eyes and know it helps my skin keep hydrated and now having the Ultra Rich it gives my skin that added help it needs

 

Q – Joy Padley - Hi Keeley would it be possible for Elemis to bring out a travel size kit especially the pro collagen cleanser and shower cream my faves. Ps: also,good for psoriasis skin.

KE - Joy, I certainly will pass this on and know we have got some great new travel kits.I would say for psoriasis then Skin Nourishing Shower Cream for the body, Frangipani Oil and SOS for the face as your moisturiser

 

Q – Paula Jane Baker-Price - Hi Keeley, what products would you advise a menopausal 50 something woman to use on a regular basis? I use pro collagen marine cream mornings and pro collagen night cream and radiance cleanser. Anything else I need to use to give a boost? My skin is generally normal but I have dark under eyes and only very slight wrinkles are around eyes. Thanks xx

KE - Paula, I would say Cellular Recovery Bliss Capsules are perfect to help cope the skin go through the many changes the skin experiences

 

Q – Jill Dowding Walker - Keeley - fragile, red cheeks, getting more thread veins. What should I use? What should I avoid? Thanks

KE - Jill, avoid micro dermabrasion and gycolic based products.I would say SOS Emergency Cream as your moisturiser in the day as it will calm the skin and because of the Kunuba Wax base it will protect the skin .If you do not like the texture of the product then you can use half a pump and mix it in with your favourite moisturiser

 

Q - Zoe Robins – what’s your favourite food Keeley, what do you do for relaxation?

KE - Zoe, I love love love my food hence you will see my weight go up and down , I love Chinese , Indian and Italian food. I love saucy food that is so fattening .I have a very sweet tooth and love sweets so all not good for you. I do not drink hot drinks so drink a lot of water and think that really helps with my skin. I am lucky as my husband loves cooking and cooks some lovely Turkish food… I have just got back from Turkey and I have eaten non stop for 10 days , so scared my uniform is not going to fit x

 

Q – Sandra Gregory – don’t ever change, your laugh is so infectious / Michael James Hamlyn – So naughty but as viewers we LOVE it! Dawn Robinson – What I love is when you start to giggle!

KE - Michael, all the presenters are lovely to work with and you can see I think on air how genuine they are. Sandra - I don't think I'll ever change and Ali and Chloe know exactly how to trigger me off and love setting me off. Dawn - each time I go on air I say to myself ok keeley control yourself today and I don't know what happens I just lose control .I am like the Pringles advert once I pop I can't stop lol xx

 

Q – Claire Spoors – do you miss the UK?

KE - Claire, I love been here as life is a different pace and all my family are here , we are close to Omers family and due to omers health and family health problems we can be close, I am lucky as I am able to travel and still do my work so I have a lovely balance

 

Q – Dawn Robinson – What makeup brands do you use?

KE - Dawn , without a doubt Bare Minerals in general but do love Bobby Brown and Benefit too.

 

Q – Chelsea Brown - Hi Keeley, I am suffering with breakouts and acne at the moment, what would be the best products to use? Love your qvc shows, your advice is so helpful! 

KE - Chelsea , I would say make sure you have a great cleansing and toning routine. I would say Lime Blossom Cleanser and Lavender Toner and keep the skin well cleansed as this is crucial.Then I would say Bliss Capsules and SOS Emergency Cream

 

A special note from Keeley – “The facebook page I use mainly is the Keeley Aydin Elemis QVC page not my profile one that is on here as rarely use it only for posting pictures of family to Turkey so please don't think I am being rude if I don't add as a friend as had a problem a few years back .I am always on the other page to help and update you with all your Elemis questions as love helping you with your skin care xx”

 

KE - It's been a real pleasure been on here, we are two hours ahead here now so just going to try and sleep but it is over 40 degrees here , sweet dreams and chat again soon 

 

To come in next few weeks – Marjolein Brugmann from Pilates and supplements hours… Susie Adams from Northern Nights… and possibly Lee Hohbein, IT expert…

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