Friday, 21 November 2014

a smoothie addicted non-smoker

Hello lovelies!

It's Friday again and today I've been here in Australia for exactly one month! My Oz anniversary so to say. This also attends the fact that I've completed my first whole month as a non-smoker. Crazy right?
Before I came here I didn't shout from the rooftops that I was planning to quit smoking because I was really anxious I wouldn't succeed. So I rather kept quiet about it to keep the people's expectations low.
However when I arrived here it was the absolute opposite of what I had expected. I didn't have any problems at all, it was so crazy! No munchies, no wrecked nerves, no gain in weight, no cravings for nicotine, no need to put a replacement in my mouth. Nothing, nichts, nada.
I was so nervous because of all the horror stories I had heard about quitting and how some people had been trying forever without success, aargh... But it seems a good preparation is half the battle.
Everybody is different and there is no universal recipe for success, but in my case it helped that I had a certain deadline. I knew October the 23rd would be my last day as a smoker and I kept telling myself that I was forced to quit after that day which is true because here in Australia cigarettes are too expensive and would've killed my budget in no time. In the final weeks before my deadline I enjoyed my cigarettes more than ever and smoked a lot to exploit the situation. And after that, well, it sounds stupid but I simply stopped.
In a rush I had one last cigarette before we went to the airport, thinking I'd still be able to have an official last cigarette there. Well, I didn't. Also the farewell was tearing me up so I was distracted. What followed was a 21 hour flight on which I was not able to smoke at all anyways.
And that's the end of the story. It's crazy, I still can't believe it myself but I'm happy it was so easy after all.

dress: dottie
belt: h+m
bracelet: six
shoes: vans

What is even better: not only did I not gain weight, no, I lost weight. Yup, I know that's even crazier.

It's because I've become a sucker for homemade smoothies lately! For some reason I never owned a blender in the past three years.
Now that I live with Jarryd I can use his blender and have somehow developed this obsession for trying out lots of different smoothie and shake recipes. Over the past weeks I always had a minimum of two glasses homemade fruit and veggie smoothie per day. It's just so yummy and gives your body so many good nutrients. If you're a fan of this liquid fruit goodness too you might want to check out my Smoothies and Shakes Board on Pinterest.
We don't have a scale in the house so I can't be 100 % sure but when I look at my body in the mirror I would say I've lost 2-3 kilos in one months. I'm not consciously cutting down on sweets or something, I just love my smoothies so much that I rather drink them instead of snacking on cookies or chocolate. A very positive development if you ask me, I'm really happy about the outcome.

Okay, now let's talk fashion for a second! The dress in the pictures is one of my first Australian purchases. I have to be careful with spending money as long as I'm still unemployed but the other day I explored the city centre and all of its shops a bit. One of my new favourite stores is Dottie where I bought this lovely boho floral print number in the sale for only 10 $.
It was the last one of its kind so it was meant to be! It fits like a glove and is perfect for the recent Western Australian spring weather with a pair of black tights. I already wore it out to a lovely street festival last weekend and to meet Jarryd's family for dinner (where I got a compliment for my outfit, ha!).

How have you guys been? Do you have any cool plans for the weekend?
How do you like the dress?
Leave me a comment. :)

Happy Friday!
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  1. Hooray for quitting smoking and being in Australia a month! Congratulations! I'm happy it wasn't too difficult for you. I've heard plenty of stories of people going cold turkey and succeeding too though. I think it just depends on the person!

    Also you look adorable here. I'm loving this dress and its fun print. It really looks fantastic on you!

    Jamie |

  2. Lovely Pictures ....and the dress suits you perfectly <3

  3. congrats on quitting smoking, well done you! and that dress is so pretty! x

  4. Wow das ist so super, dass du es geschafft hast mit dem rauchen aufzuhören und das es so leicht ging. Dazu auch noch abgenommen. Besser gehts nicht. Das Kleid ist auch wunderschön und was für ein Schnäppchen. Hoffe das du bald einen Job findest.
    Haha das bitch face. So nennt man das. Ich glaube wir (meine Schwestern) leiden alle darunter :D
    Happy Friday. Ich hab überhaupt nicht vor und freu mich aufs nichts tun.


  5. That's great! Congratulations on quitting smoking! :) You look great!
    Love your blog, hope to see you soon on my blog or Bloglovin or Facebook :)
    Kisses from Zurich,

  6. Ah I love the dress! Happy oz anniversary and congrats on quitting smoking! That is such a good achievement and I'm glad it went so smoothly for you :) xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  7. Go you for quitting!! I'm now going to make some notes of all those smoothies and try some for myself :)

  8. Well done on stopping smoking! I just celebrated a year of no smoking. It's a great achievement :)

    Hope you keep up with it.

    Corinne x

  9. wow ich muss sagen ich LIEBE deine Haarfarbe
    und das kleid bzw. dieser Vintage style steht dir so gut
    ein Traum, ein wundervolles Outfit

  10. Congrats on quitting! I've tried numerous times and I'm trying again now. It's going to the pub that always ruins it for me! Although I didn't smoke when I spent three weeks in Australia earlier this year because noone seemed to smoke there and it was SO expensive!
    Cx / Bloglovin

  11. Congrats! I could totally go for a good smoothie right now actually. And I love that pretty dress on you!

  12. Oh, ich bin so stolz dass du mit dem Rauchen aufgehört hast! Überleg mal, wie viel Geld du jetzt sparst, welches du jetzt in Kleider investieren kannst. :-)


  13. AAAh, Gratulation!! :) Sei bitte sher stolz auf dich! Ich habe mir auch eigentlich vorgenommen, aufzuhören - 2015 dann!? :D

    Du siehst super aus und JA, das mit dem Jahreszeitentausch finde ich eine großartige Idee. :)

    Liebste Grüße,

  14. Awesome.It great to hear that you are able to quit smoking.Congrats for that dear
    Love your dress.You look stunning

  15. Glad to hear you're making so many positive changes in your life lately! You look great and that dress is adorable.

    PS. I like to add a handful of spinach to my morning smoothies. As long as you've got other fruits in there you don't even notice it and you get all the extra nutrients. Win-win :)

    xo Carbar

  16. Congratulations on quitting smoking and on your first month smoke free! That's a big accomplishment and you look great! Your boho floral print dress from Dottie is beautiful and what a bargain! I love everything about it.

  17. Congratulations on quitting smoking! I can just imagine how hard that was for you to do. Also, you're totally inspiring me to start making smoothies again, and start building healthy habits. I keep seeing all of your posts on Instagram, and all your smoothies look so delicious!


    Sweet Helen Grace

  18. It's been a month already?? Kewl! Congrats on quitting smoking and dress is darling

  19. First of all congratulations on stiopping smoking - hope it stays stress free for you amd secondly that's a lovely dress you've purchased in Oz it looks like it's a vintage piece!!


  20. Lovely colourful dress! :X Stay in touch, maybe you want to follow each other? Let me know.

  21. I really like your bracelet and the floral print on your dress :) XOXO Anna

  22. Das Kleid steht dir sooo bezaubernd :)
    Toll das du zu Rauchen aufgehört hast ,Respekt!

    Lieben Gruß :*

  23. Das Kleid steht dir wirklich super gut!! :)

    Liebste Grüße ♥ Joana

  24. Well done on quitting smoking! It sounds like you feel better for it, I really need to get a blender for smoothies! I love your boho dress:)


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