Hi it's Frankie here with my third blog for Forza Supplements. I thought I'd do the blog a little differently this week - focusing on three different themes: my boobs, my fab brother Joey Essex in the amazing TV show The Jump and my thoughts on skinny models.
I've been having a few problems with my boobs over the last year. The basic problem is this: they are just too damn heavy! I am currently 32G following a £5,000 breast implant operation two years ago. I was thrilled with how the operation worked out but I have made some mistakes in how to look after them and I don't think my yo-yoing weight has helped either. Basically, I should have worn a sports bra when I started regularly exercising in the last 18 months. This put too much of a strain on my bust and stretched my skin and made my boobs sag a little. What I need now is to get them completely re-configured.
I would like them to be re-sized as 32D, my old implants replaced with new ones and some of the excess fat tissue taken out of my bust. The result should be boobs that are a bit smaller but more importantly a bit perkier. Now that I am committed to a new lifestyle involving regular exercise and no more yo-yo dieting I should benefit from having a smaller bust. Don't get me wrong: I am thrilled to be so much lighter. But being lighter and fitter does impact on other parts of your body. I have got down to 10st by becoming a completely new Frankie.
I never thought I would have the discipline to exercise regularly and really concentrate on eating healthily, but I have. Forza Supplements have been a big help in this regard. I started off staking their best-selling Raspberry K2's in the autumn and I loved them: they gave me added zip and stopped me from reaching for the cookie jar in weak moments.
They also helped my body to burn fat more quickly. I lost around 2 stone. I put on some weight at Christmas and it was time to knuckle down again. In my New Year body, I lost an amazing 21lbs with two new Forza new products. The first is Raspberry K2s with Collagen. They are very similar to the products which helped me to lose the weight in the autumn - only these make my skin look great too as well as keeping my weight in check. I am also trying a second product Garcinia Cambogia with Sea Kelp.
These are great, too. Sea Kelps are seaweeds that grow in particularly shallow and nutrient-rich waters around the world. They've been eaten and used medicinally for hundreds of years in various forms, and are processed today, with some by-products commonly used in ice cream, salad dressings and even chocolate milk.
Forza use Sea Kelp because it is a natural source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C D and E, as well as minerals including zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper and calcium. In fact it contain the highest natural concentration of calcium of any food - 10 times more than milk. So it is great for your teeth and bones. Scientists say Sea Kelp really works. A University of Newcastle study concluded that fibres within Sea Kelp 'significantly reduce fat digestion and absorption' - much more so that most consumer slimming products. What this all means is: you can cheat a bit on your diet and not pay the penalty.
Watching the Jump on Sunday night on Channel 4 was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. I don't know if any of you have seen this ski-jumping reality show but it is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Thankfully, my gorgeous baby brother Joey has the heart of a lion and he is going to need one competing with those nutters! Channel 4 have got lots of celebs in Austria competing in some crazy winter sports.
On Sunday's show Joey had to go down the Innsbruck's Olympic bobsleigh run on what they call a skeleton - nothing much more than a metal tray we used to go sledging on when we were kids. The difference here is these skeletons can reach speeds of almost 70 miles an hour! Joey was incredibly brave and thankfully won his skeleton heat. That meant he didn't have to do a live ski jump in a snow storm like two of the other celebs - Zara Phillips' husband Mike Tindall and boozy Dom off Googlebox.
I know Channel 4 have a fantastic team of safety experts coaching everyone but it is a miracle no one has been killed. I was just shouting at the telly going, 'Come On Joey.' I am so proud of him. Our dad is going out to Austria on Wednesday and I just hope that he can cope with watching Joey live on the show. I am not sure I could. In terms of my weight, Joey has been incredibly supportive. He is as thin as a rake and always has been, so hasn't had the struggles to get in shape that I have. He has seen my new pictures and just says: 'You look fantastic.' I love him to bits.
I am often asked about the so-called Size Zero models and stars of campaigns like the recent one for Victoria's Secret where the models look incredibly thin. I am actually quite relaxed about the whole subject. I think those Victoria's Secret's girls look amazing - and I know how hard they must have worked to get in that shape. Similarly you have - for want of a better word - bigger models like Kelly Brook who are doing equally well and showing that us fuller figured girls can do well, too. My view is simple: there is room for all of us.