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A new princessing/defrumping/groomed challenge

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HelgatheHairy Fri 23-Aug-13 18:09:30

So last year on 15th September I started a thread about a 100 day challenge to take us up to Christmas.

There are a few people who are interested in another try this year so this is a preliminary thread to see who's interested and people can gather any things they want. I'm sure most of us have a few face masks and things lying around.

This year I think we should include a defrumping element to the challenge which will focus more on clothes.

The grooming element is about putting the whole look together.

Am I making things too complicated??


The first link has the guidelines for princessing but there are no guidelines for defrumping and grooming.

I have a 13 day old DD so might not always get a chance to come on but will do my best to keep things up to date.

So are people in?

enormouse Fri 23-Aug-13 19:33:14

Count me in! I'm 18wks pg and want to feel and look my best when dc2 makes his/her appearance.

ImFineThankYou Fri 23-Aug-13 19:51:53

Just marking place so can read through all links! Defo need to get in on this please grin

Thosescalesarewrong Fri 23-Aug-13 19:57:05

Oh Lord yes, please count me in! Sat here with glass of rose and bag of cheesy doritos (both large). I need help!

LaVitaBellissima Fri 23-Aug-13 19:59:32

I'm in, I was on the original thread and fell off

I have just bought all the bits to do a 7 day juice cleanse, so am starting off hardcore! Also planning to restart the 30 day shred!

I feel sluggish as I drink too much wine (stress of twin toddlers) and do't exercise enough. It is time for drastic action!

Love the grooming and defrumping elements too, I still have clothes that don't fit from when I was 16. Over the next few weeks I plan to go through all my drawers and wardrobe a bit at a time and make 3 piles ebay, keep and charity shop/clothes pick up. Nothing like a good declutter!

Parsnipcake Fri 23-Aug-13 20:04:44

I am in. This is perfect for me. Weight loss just isn't happening so I am going to focus making the most of myself as I am, this might be the way to go.

primallass Fri 23-Aug-13 20:06:02

Me me me.
I bought a Big Hair today.
Will start the Shred again tomorrow.
Will do my eyebrows in the morning.

missmakesstuff Fri 23-Aug-13 20:21:43

I am in, I need help. I have been trying to lose weight unsuccessfully and TTC is taking its toll as feel very stressed and fed up every month so this will be good. Can start with shred tom am and am already doing couch 25 k.

TheYamiOfYawn Fri 23-Aug-13 20:23:31

Count me in for a bit if Amazon Queening. I've just started dpi.g Project 333 (33 items of clothing/accessories for 3 months which takes care of the defrumping. I already eat primal which covers some of the food stuff, but I can do a full Whole 30 strict eating for a few months. I'm planning on taking up capoeira which will be good for exercise, and between that and swimming, I can fit in a shred (or Convict Conditioning workout) on the other days.

That just leaves the grooming stuff. I'm planning on trying out the training salon at my local FE college for a new hairstyle, and they also do v cheap facials, massage etc which I might try to take advantage of once a month or so.

Karbea Fri 23-Aug-13 20:27:20

Ooo I did primal at the beginning of the year, I loved it, felt like a new woman, yami will you help me to get back into it?

Karbea Fri 23-Aug-13 20:28:37

Do you think we will end up with a defrumping, grooming list to?

ViviDeBeauvoir Fri 23-Aug-13 20:31:00

Ooh. I need to join in with this.
DC3 is 7 months old now and am finally a reasonable size but all my shoes and clothes are too small so I need to start everything from scratch.
Am dyeing my hair and painting my toenails tonight and plan on having my eyebrows threaded tomorrow.
Best get some lemons in and take the shred DVD out of its cellophane

What's this 33 items of clothing thing, TheYamiOfYawn?

sillymillyb Fri 23-Aug-13 20:31:52

Ooh thank you for posting those for me, I really appreciate it! Im going to write them out and put them on the fridge. My motivation is good right now but likely to dwindle!

Doilooklikeatourist Fri 23-Aug-13 20:36:00

Oh hallo Helga
I was with you all the way for the first few weeks last year , and congratulations to you and your lovely baby
Happy to start again , and desperate to de frump
DSis off to Uni on 15th September .
My PFB !
Where did the time go ?
So I'm in . smile

TheYamiOfYawn Fri 23-Aug-13 20:39:43

Yes yes yes to primal! There is a paleo thread in the weight loss section with lots of people on it.

I will post a link to Project 333 stuff once I have wiped DS's bottom and put him back to bedsmile .

ViviDeBeauvoir Fri 23-Aug-13 20:41:12

Thanks! smile
I'm another paleo convert - it is brilliant. Made me feel like a new person!

INeedSomeHelp Fri 23-Aug-13 20:49:52

I'm in - I have been going to a boot camp three times per week for the last ten weeks. Starting to see results from that (although still a long way to go) so need to work on the rest of me too.
Don't have much money though so needs to be done on the cheap.

And on that note, if anyone is looking for good, reasonably priced make-up there is a fab offer here where you buy an empty palette then fill it with your choice of eye shadows, blusher or bronzer. I got mine today - went for three eye shadows, a bronzer and two blushers. Colours look great and great value for money.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 23-Aug-13 20:50:31

I'm in too. Was just contemplating how much crappy carbs I'm eating and what I thought was fat stomach is indeed a bloated one! That's what even good quality Lindt and Aldi chocolate does to you.
So keen on dropping sugar and salt and caffeine.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 23-Aug-13 20:52:32

Doing Jillian already but no way I'm giving up booze! shock

Karbea Fri 23-Aug-13 20:52:47

I'm rubbish with keeping up to date with multiple threads, so will stick here, but try and make diet improvements smile

annielewis Fri 23-Aug-13 20:59:56

Oooh me to please, am losing myself in a pile of mummy stuff!!! Need the motivation!!!! Feel über frumpy lately! hmm

TerraNotSoFirma Fri 23-Aug-13 21:02:43

I've been looking into paleo lately, not sure I can live without bread though.
I need to do something though, I don't recognise myself in the mirror anymore sad
Okay, start tomorrow.

HelgatheHairy Fri 23-Aug-13 21:07:40

karbea I'm the same, I end up posting on a few different threads and then forget about all of them!

So how about this becomes a feel-good, look-good thread and can cover healthy eating as well?

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 23-Aug-13 21:11:36

Need fecking lemons now. hmm

TheYamiOfYawn Fri 23-Aug-13 21:15:08

Project 333 details here:

Karbea Fri 23-Aug-13 21:51:51

helga I think that's a great idea. An all over totally body makeover, what you put in, what you do, what you wear and how you look after it thread grin

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