January has been and gone and it hasn’t been a forgiving month to say the least.

Undertaking dry January has meant it was a very long and rather painful month. In all honesty, I’m not sure I’ve really felt many of the benefits of dry January. I haven’t slept any better (in fact my sleeping pattern has been horrendous), I’ve only lost a total of 0.5lbs all month, that’s with regular exercise and a good diet (I follow Slimming World), my face is a mess, broken out in spots and red cheeks (admittedly this probably isn’t helped by my lack of sleep). So I’ve not really felt any better off being dry for the month, other than saving a bit of money. Buying Pepsi Max instead of alcohol can sometimes cost just as much as a wine *rolling my eyes* but it’s done; I completed the challenge, and I’m proud of myself. Obviously I treated myself with a glass of wine!

I also spent the majority of the month fighting a cold and chesty cough. It seemed to go on and on. And I had a migraine earlier that month which wasn’t great. My first migraine in months.

HOWEVER, it’s not all been bad. Some of the upsides to January have been planning and finalising my sister-in-law to-be’s hen party (which is this month, eek!), I had my helix pierced at the beginning of the month (number 4 of ’30 Things To Do Before I’m 30 bucket list‘ ticked off), I’m going back to Krakow in June with my mum and I’m so excited, and I watched The Greatest Showman 4 times (Yes this is a highlight of my month). If you haven’t seen this yet, you must go and see it. I’m obsessed. So much so, I’m seeing the sing-a-long version at the end of February 🙂 SO excited!

So it’s had some ups and downs, but I’m glad we’re leaving January behind and going into February.

Apologies to you all for my lack of posts. As you can see I’ve had a bit going on but I’m hoping to sort myself out and become much more active on here and on my Instagram.

I’m wishing you all the luck and happiness for the 2nd chapter of your 2018 in whatever ventures may be coming your way. Keep smiling! 🙂





  1. February 5, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    Sorry January wasn’t so great for you! I agree buying the diet stuff can be just as much as wine etc (I buy the cheap stuff 😉) Here’s to a better February! Loving the blog 😙

    • Stephloves
      February 5, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      To make it worse, the wine tastes better 😉 haha. Thank you for your comment lovely. Hope you’re having a lovely February so far. xxx

  2. February 11, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    AH! Sorry to hear January wasn’t your month, though I’m glad to hear that my decision to not partake in dry January wasn’t a bad one. As for The Greatest Showman, it made me smile to know you’ve seen it so many times, I think I’d do the same if I had the chance. Looking forward to reading more from you xxx

    • Stephloves
      February 12, 2018 / 11:23 am

      Haha definitely not a bad one.
      Oh my goodness. I love it so much. Going seeing the sing-a-long version at the end of the month. I absolutely cannot wait! Have you seen it yet?
      Thank you lovely xxx

      • February 12, 2018 / 11:25 am

        Me too. WHAT, a sing-a-long? That sounds amazing. I’ve not seen the sing-a-long, but 100% going to look into that!! Xxxx

        • Stephloves
          February 13, 2018 / 8:44 am

          Haha yep! They were doing them in London to start of with then made them nationwide. Definitely look into it, it looks amazing. I’m so excited! xxx

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