But I want to give you guys the chance to save yourselves £6 please pounds roughly ( a lot ) but I love you all. By purchasing through my Shield Crest website - link here below. This is a limited offer so don't hesitate to order. Like I said reach out to me when you have ordered and if you were the first I am giving away a free goodie box!
My press release this morning went out to thousands of media outlets so that is SUPER exciting and can't wait to get the feedback from them.
Now I would personally like to thank the people who have experienced, worked with me, been there through this journey as truly thankful:
Matthew - this book is dedicated to you because without you we wouldn't be here today. You experienced these amazing memories alongside me and was always there for me when I needed you. You always pick me up and inspire me on the days I need it most. You are my number one taste tester ( love you for that thank you ) - planning another on Sunday so keep an eye out on YouTube ! Thank you!! You are the bestest friend anyone can ask for.
Mama - number one star, gets me and understands me and is always there for support and inspiration. I have also dedicated this book to her as I wouldn't be here without her she gave me the idea to share and help you all through my recipes creations and experiences - thank you!
Papa- I am so thankful for your support and your business successes drives, inspires and motivates me everyday. You are an inspiration. And keep me going on the days I lack motivation. Thank you.
Nana and Grandad - your wise words and testing all my desserts and snacks I am truly grateful for. Your on going support and helpful words help me to keep fighting and wanting to fight. Thank you.
Auntie Helen - your title has made the main stage !!! Thank you so much for the amazing idea for being my number one, proofreader, trying any products I throw your way and inspiring me on the tougher days. Thank you!
Auntie Kaz - thank you for being so open to trying my products and being so positive and supportive of my books. Your support means the world. Thank you.
Uncle Chris- thank you for handling all those foodie deliveries like everyday!! No seriously thank you for your on going support and motivation. Thank you.
Alex- it may be hard to believe but the boy can give very good advice when needed. Through travels together recently when he can see I am suffering from reactions, or my anxiety was bad he would always try and help or calm me down. For this I am truly grateful as if you know the people around you understand your anxiety does subside a lot! So maybe we all need an alex for a little ( not so little ) bro ey. Thank you.
Jacob- you have taken part of this challenge on with me adapting your own diet! You are proof that a plantbased lifestyle isn't a fixed diet. You can adapt and change it around your needs. Cutting out dairy, some gluten and cutting down on wheat has really help you feel better in yourself and your food allergy reactions subside. I am so pleased you were willing to give this way of eating a go and seeing the benefits! I love hearing all the foods you have tried and enjoyed and the dishes you have created! Thank you!
Shannon - thank you for understanding the saturation when we meet up and go out. I know it's hard in regards to plans where we can go and what we can do but I appreciate and am thankful that you support and make me feel comfortable in this way. Your friendship and support mean the world. Thank you.
Shield Crest- my publishers have been amazing with me. Always taking the time to answer any of my questions properly and helping me understand the author business so much better. Their support has been amazing thank you!! Truly grateful that they were willing to take on my journey and thankful to have them as my publishers.
Thank you all!!!
Thank you to all my followers for your lovely comments and support you don't realise how much it truly does mean to me. My stars!!!
A few words of mine in a poem:
The words on the page,
Are the memories that will never age,
Friendships and bonds that will never end,
My heart to you I will always lend,
Filling our souls with foods we pleasure,
Surrounded by the people we truly treasure,
A helping hand to help you explore,
Become yourself and so much more,
Live in the moment before it has gone,
Remember you are number one,
You can grow and inspire,
Don't let your time simply expire,
Eat to nourish and grow,
Don't let your time rung and go,
We all have times when we feel low,
Your true self I encourage you always to show,
You are a hero - look at the battles you have won,
Life is supposed to be fun,
And it has only just begun,
So see what you can become,
Feed yourself with joy,
Live the life you enjoy.
Love and peace to you all.
Reach out with your feedback and keep updated by following my social media outlets: Insta: sophiewardy and Twitter/Snapchat: sophwardy
Look forward to Matthew and myself testing out more sweet treats over the weekend, I will keep you updated on that video and all are welcome this evening at the Thithe Barn in Garstang for drinks if you are available and free. We will be there around 8.30pm onwards.
Thank you for reading. Have an amazing weekend if I don't get to blog much. LET'S GET COOKING!
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.