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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

My Day as a Model!

I am actually feeling quite exhausted!  Spending the day as a model on a photoshoot is not as easy as it looks!  Clothing changes, make-up touch ups, striking poses...all while wearing 5" ill fitting heels is a real art!  But I survived and had a fab time!

I was invited to do a photoshoot for The Sun as a Thinking Slimmer success story.  I've been one of Sandra's Slimpod triallists since November 2010 and have found the results to be life changing.  My yo-yo diet lifestyle finally seems to be a thing of the past.  The three stone within which my weight fluctuated seems to be gone for good.  I still have a stone to lose before I feel completely safe, but I've gone from a 16/18 to a size 12 and feel more positive about my life than ever before.

Today I got up at silly o'clock and hopped on  a train to Euston where I was met by Sandra.  A cab took us to Click Studios where my day as a 'model' began.  I was transformed by a make-up artist to the stars!!  My hair was curled and my face painted with a range of Mac make-up that would have made my make-up-obsessed 9 year old drool!  A range of fabulous new season clothing from Debenhams arrived for me to try on.  I have been having anxiety dreams about nothing fitting me, and being sent away shame-faced for being a dieting fraud...so I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I wriggled my way into a pair of size 12 Julien MacDonald Star jeans.  I tried on a selection of tops and some wicked heeled shoes.  When they were happy with my look I stepped out into the studio (although my stepping was more hobbling in the heels!)

The photographer got me to 'bend my leg', 'pop my hip' , 'drop my chin', 'tilt my head' and adopt shapes that were straight from Modelling 101!  He complimented my natural smile and made me feel at ease.

Next stop was a dress that looked very 50's.  With the make-over and the dress I looked exactly like my mum used to.  It was a bit uncanny!  More posing, more killer heels and another clothes change and I was done.  It was quite a work out...seriously!

Celebrity nutritionist Amanda Ursell and fitness expert Nicki Waterman were on hand to chat to me about my lifestyle and my journey and offered me advice.  I asked Nicki about my ruptured stomach muscles following Freddy's pregnancy and birth.  She had me lie down in the middle of the studio and gave my stomach a poke and told me that me muscles are still not knitted together properly which is why I struggle to exercise and get a toned tummy.  She showed me somethings I could do and is going to help me.  Hopefully it will work...otherwise I might need surgery!! *gulps*

It was an amazing experience, and the article will be in The Sun shortly.  I took a few photos of myself all glammed up, but look forward to seeing the full length shots.  I have to cast from my mind the fact that thousands of people are going to see me in the paper...or I'll get all panicky!!  (I hope they airbrush the finished result!!  I want the same treatment as the celebrities!!)




If you are yet to discover Thinking Slimmer Slimpods, check out their life changing products at thinkingslimmer.com.  They have literally changed the way I think about food and given me a freedom from so many of my issues.  If you think they could help you...don't hesitate!

Thanks again to the wonderful Sandra from Thinking Slimmer for this amazing opportunity :) xxx

15 comments:

  1. wow you look amazing. In fact stunning. Way to go you x

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  2. Can't wait to see the article, you look fab! x

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  3. Proud of you. You have really change the way you deal with food. Love you loads.XXX

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  4. Wow you look really amazing and I cant wait to see the article and more photos. A huge congratulations to you, I am so pleased it is working. I think I still need a little help as not going so well for me but you're an inspiration and have shown me it can :-) xx

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  5. I love Ian's comment- lovely!! You look gorgeous Wendy and I can't wait to see the article as well, please post it on here! x

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  6. You look amazing, a proper yummy mummy! I can;t beleive listening to these slim pods has made you change your way of thinking about food so much. I have read so much about them and looked into them but when I did, it was a quiet month workwise and I couldn't justify the cost. However I think perhaps I should look into them next month as the next few weeks are quite healthy workwise as you are proof they are worth every penny and I seriously need to change my attitdue to food. I am going to look out for the copy of the sun with you in x

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  7. The Slimpod really has worked for me...but I've had to work with it and want the change. It made a difference really quickly. The support staff at Thinking Slimmer are really helpful. Good luck if you try it. xxx

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  8. You look like a hot diva! Well done on the weight loss journey and the article! I echo the previous comments when I ask that you let us know when the article is out!!

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  9. My first Slimpod wasn't as good for me as my new one. Maybe send a message on Twitter and see if they can suggest anything to help you. They are very committed to seeing it work for people...don't give up!! xxx

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  10. Thanks Susan...make-up artists can work wonders!!! xxx

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  11. Thank you :) I'll definitely let everyone know! Even though they are printing a very unattractive before photo alongside the new pics!!! xxx

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  12. You have always been beautiful, this was just the finishing touches. So pleased for youcan't wait to see you in the paper xxxxx

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  13. Wow Wendy!! You look stunning and the whole day sounds fab :) xx

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  14. To say you look stunning is an understatement - I am so pleased that your day as an aspiring model went so well - I think you are a complete natural when it comes to posing for a photograph and I am so proud of my beautiful daughter - well donel

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  15. wow wow wwwwwweeeeee you look stunning.
    Can't wait to see you in the Sun.
    You go girl
    x

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