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Hello ‘Ohana!’ As Bruce from Bodyblade says! Well, as the countdown continues till my three weeks in China (representing QVC and training presenters there in case you didn’t know already, I go in April,) I spent a nice day with one of my fave people, Bruce Hymanson, doing two new routines for use with your Bodyblade. See below for the info. (Also for more about how to contact Fiona from Decleor, which I mentioned on air, regarding the little email you’ll get with a ‘how to’ clip in if you got the recent TSV bargain.) And of course your regular round up of this week's blogs and news, for those who aren't good with social media! (and those who are!)

Nostalgia IS what it used to be.

I’m loving bringing you the Kids TV nostalgia features in my weekly Friday QVC blogs at the moment. This week sees clips from old Black and White faves from the sixties – see below for link so you too can reminisce over Camberwick Green, Picture Box and so on. Any faves you’d like me to feature in the next few weeks? (Just reply to this email – you’re getting these ‘cos you subscribed to them via my website BTW. If you ‘reply’ it comes to me not a webbot!) One of mine when I was growing up was Marine Boy – he’ll feature soon. With his dolphin called Flipper… ok no it wasn’t but I remember oxygum, do you?!

Beta Feeding

Finally, there will be some big news for my beta readers in the next few weeks about my next novel – which I’m loving researching – set a hundred years ago and a cross between Mr Selfridge and Call the midwife – kinda. First couple of chapters going out. It's not a romance as such but hopefully will appeal. Keep updated on here to be the first to be able to read it!

Ok, so I’m off now to sleep – I’ll need it, I’m on with Mally for two hours from 5pm tonight! (Sunday 29th), watch out for the 'Gorgois' makeup on QVC later!

See below for my list of latest news, blogs, book updates, how to join groups I mention and the current top Bodyblade Videos.

Have a great weekend!






Back to You Blog – incl Fionas webchat Q&A from Back to You Monday 23rd 8-9pm webchat on the group. Plus focus on fish oils – what can it help with? What CAN’T it help!


RiWiSi – writing blog - Curious Canine Incident at the theatre means Book of the Week from award winning Mark Haddon. Plus best author chat ever – Diana Gabaldon’s three top tips for writing success, hot Scot Jamie Fraser and Outlander finally comes to online streaming.  (Includes links to my own books.)


QVC Blog – countdown to my China trip. Torchy Torchy? And Debbie Does Dinner # - what’s a laksa like you doing in a place like this? Who’s Da Mummy…?! Er, that’ll be me! Ultrasun TSV sneaky peek (2nd April) plus fab theatre and a Red Carpet Manicure reminder – if you like Cinderella!



Plus – the Decleor ‘how to’ video that gets emailed out to all customers who bought the latest Today’s Special Value (28th March) sees Fiona and I explaining about what to do with each of the four products. Fab bargain – well done if you got yours! (if you are quick you may be able to ask the operators to add your own email to your account in the hope that you get sent these follow up emails in future.) And if you’d like to contact Fiona to ask her more questions, she’s @fionadecleorUK on Twitter or ‘Decleor on QVC’ on Facebook.



The first new one in the list below is the Hampton Court circuit six – it’s a ten second per position, six minute circuit and really helps if you can’t do a full minute at first. A good one to begin with if you already can do each exercise.

Then there is the Willow Tree Super6 Sequence routine – where Bruce took me and Anne through a more balletic/martial-arts-esque routine; shorter but a bit more balance required and quite taxing. A really good variation!

As promised during tonight’s live show on QVC, you’ll also find below the links to the main videos our lovely LA guest did with me over the last six months or so. Plus at the bottom of this page, where to go to join the groups mentioned - where you can see lovely support and encouragement online to keep up the good work this Spring.

Hampton Court blooper It was quite windy and right towards the end of one of the recordings we did today at Hampton Court, guess what happened?! Do click on it to find out!


The Bodyblade Video Links – as at March 2015:


Full Super6 Workouts -

Beach Super6 – LA beach basic routine - Nov ‘14

Mobility Super6 - extra variation – QVC Studio - Jan 2015

Hampton Court Super6 Circuits – ten second bursts


Variations – Mix it up! -

Belly Blaster Richmond Park – extra movements to target the abs – Feb 2015

Willow Tree Bodyblade Sequence – shorter, intense, balletic



Bruce in the QVC Studios –

Bodyblade Basics: how to grip, plus advanced positions – inc Bruce on the Floor

Hip and Thigh for beginners – w Gisella – how to do Number 6 vertical side to side motion

Tips for the Abdominals – Bruce solo in studio

Wide Side and Narrow Side – explanation – Bruce solo in the studio

Flex intensity – how to increase resistance – Bruce solo in studio

What to do if you have to be seated


Newbie? Never seen Bodyblade before? Watch this -

original studio show January 2014


And join the superb support network on our Facebook Group ‘Bodyblade QVC’ here -



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‘Back to You QVC’ group – click here to join Facebook open group’  just ping a request to join and visit every Monday 8-9pm for live chat. Allied to my regular show Back to You show on QVC.

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Books- to find out about my fiction and non fiction book and where to get it go here. My first book with my publisher Choc Lit is now out too, called ‘Take a Chance on Me’ on eBook! These are some of my titles that are also in eBook and clever ‘print on demand’ paperback too – am very proud!

STOP PRESS – new book now on QVC – item 704285, Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 (2015), incl exclusive bonus content, hardback and signed, limited to 3000 produced. Order online now.


Published in Debbie's News

Well what a brilliant week this has been for healthy living updates on social media! And here are a few of them in case you missed them. Plus lovely Fiona from Decleor’s own advice in her webchat Q&A on Monday, it’s all below – including how to deal with problem skin and which Decleor oils are best for certain conditions. Plus what she uses herself!.


Brownie Blunder

Ooops. You know I always talk about principle 6 being really important as far as Freedom Eating is concerned? Well I’ve been feeling the pressure lately with the upcoming trip to China and the preparations for submitting my next novel. Well, the choc brownies – gluten free – got left in our dressing room from one of the live shows. And I had some. Twice. Both mornings I woke up with my hand aching and looking like someone had slept on my face! Seriously! Many people are fine with cakes, but I’m afraid my body acts like I’ve had alcohol. Well I guess fructose (50% of table sugar) is processed in the liver only, in the same way – so serve me right. Haha! My body doesn't like brownies either, it seems! (see 'other news' for maybe why!) So learn, adjust your choices, and move on. No more for me for a while! Anyway Bruce is back this weekend…


Bruce is back on Saturday 28th – on QVC UK with me at 8pm, (watch it live here) plus three times on Friday (27th). We’re planning to go record another variation on the Bodyblade Super6 if we can find a non-rainy, interesting location – meanwhile Click here to buy yours soon, as it’s back in stock – and it’s sold out nearly every time in the last several visits! Here’s the link to the workout we did in Richmond Park last visit – watch out for the duck… not!


TTFLS results - week 6 of three month challenge.

Some lovely heartwarming reports of how well people are doing on Facebook this week! Thanks all and keep it up! (Join our groups as below.) Lots reporting 'inch loss' (or cm) rather than just weight. We call it the NSV's - non-scales-victories. They are SO worth observing, especially when the muscle may be building once you begin exercising too! Here's a couple - 

Lorna said - 'pulling up my trousers when I found a large lump on my side. Oh my word, what was it? Some sort of growth? Then I realised....... It was my hip bone. I haven't felt that in five years or more!'

Debbie S. B. said - 'managed to drop from a 20 + to a 14 bottom 16 top.'

Lindsey says - 'since joining TTFLS & other groups it's nice to know there are many nice people out there to offer support and advice. Thank you all'

Keep it up girls! The three month challenge is till 16th May! Start anytime! x


Other news – FISH FOCUS!

-          FAB Research Update – my fave website for scientific research about how food affects mood and health have just issued their latest update – go here to read more about Feeding Better Behaviour, Learning and Mood: The Gut, Brain and Nutrition Connection, and also why Fish is nature’s Anti-Depressant – more here.

-          IN FACT, HERE’S THEIR WHOLE LIST! For those who like to research to get their own proof of why it’s so… well, FAB!

-          01 October 2014 - 3BL Media - Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Prevent Some Forms of Depression

-          29 January 2015 - ScienceDaily - Diet, nutrition essential for mental health

-          14 February 2015 - Brisbanetimes - Scientists seeing 'dramatic improvements' in depression pill tests

-          03 March 2015 - Shape - USDA Considers Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Depression

-          11 August 2014 - Huffington Post - Omega 3 - The Missing Component for Health and Weight-Loss?

And hear Capt Joseph Hibbeln speak on this subject on YouTube and in FAB research event casts here:

FAB Research Audio/Video Library

-          2 April 2014 - TelIHMC on YouTube - CAPT Joseph Hibbeln, M.D.: Nutritional Armor -- Brain and Behaviour


Interesting article about sugar in Fruit - CAN you eat too much?

After last week's Fiona Phillips 'truth about sugar' show on BBC1, some people were left thinking they can do an 'all you can eat' on fruit and it's ok. NO IT'S NOT! Fruit is packed with fructose (fruit sugar) and this doesn't make you feel full.

When we eat sugar, our body releases the hormone insulin, which tells the brain we've had enough to eat, explains dietician Ursula Arens of the British Dietetic Association.

'High insulin levels dampen the appetite, but fructose doesn't trigger this insulin response, so the brain doesn't get the message that you are full,' she says.

Essentially, when we eat fruit we bypass this internal 'stop button', which could explain why some of us can absent-mindedly nibble away at slice after slice of melon or munch through a large bunch of grapes.

Read more: 

Webchat – Don’t forget to check out Fiona Decleor’s Q&A below, and look out on Monday 30th at 8-9 for our next one with Ultrasun’s Abi Cleeve – ahead of her Today’s Special Value on QVC on April 2nd! (See Will Gowing’s interview with her via my blog here.)

And as I prepare to go to China for my three week trip – yes three weeks! – in April, to help train QVC presenters there, I’ll be gearing up to do lots of cooking of fresh veggies and lots of walking – after all, the Moonwalk will be two weeks after I get back!

If you’d like to join in on all the Facebook chats, do see the list of groups below and click on the links to come join us.

Best wishes




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MY newsletter & BOOKS

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WEBCHATS – MONDAY 23rd  MARCH 2015 – Fiona Brackenbury from Decleor

Nb – Decleor range on QVC is here - and will show Saturday’s TSV when activated!


Anoushka Chengadoo Hi Fiona. Can the new Decleor aroma hair, face and body oil be used on clean damp hair before blow drying? Thanks x

helen Murphy Need an eye cream! Just starting wrinkles but definitely have the dark circles! Can you suggest something please Fiona?!


Marie McEwan hello Fiona!!!! will the new 100ml oil have a cumulative effect on the skin or is it just a quick fix?


Samantha Green Hi Fiona I've been using the aromessence sculpt on my body , is this the best one following weight loss? Mainly stomach and top of arms ?

Helen Murphy That's a good question Samantha would love to know that too as part of Debbie Flint's Till the Fat Lady Slims Group I am guessing others will too!


Sian Mills Hi Fiona. I'm 53 &my skin is really dry & dehydrated but is also showing loss of firmness, especially nose to mouth area, and I have pigmentation- age spots- on my cheeks. I'm very fair skinned. I use Hydra Floral Rich & Neroli Aromessence & the Marjolaine balm but feel I should be using something anti ageing as well? X


Dawn Robinson Hello Fiona  ive recently started using this Aroma Night  it's fabulous a little goes a long way, My girls love it too xx


Claire Louise Evening Fiona. I am 46 years old and gave very dry sensitive skin on forehead and mouth area. So bad sometimes my forehead flakes and is left raw underneath please help. Also when will prolegene super size be back in stock . thank you x x

Susan Jones Hi Fiona. Is it ok to use the hair face & body oil daily on your face. Thank you. Xx

Lynn Parry Hi Fiona I am unable to exercise due to health problems but need to firm/tone arms and legs I currently use aroma sculpt, and body lotion mixed could I use prolagene also or would it be too heavy and is daily too much? also could I use the new oil in the same way? Thanks xx

Dawn Robinson This was the very first item i had from QVC with it ever come back ? The Harmonie gel xx




Caroline Butts Hi Fiona, my granddaughters suffer with Eczema ..would Prolegene gel help or is there anything else we could use, both my daughter and myself have been Declor converts now for the last 10 years and was hoping as Declor uses all natural ingredients something from this range may help xx

Angela Hansford Hi Fiona. Can the new 100 ml oil replace the Iris and neroli oils for the face? How does it differ as a face oil from those. Thanks xx


Roxanne Winter Kavanagh Hi Fiona, can you use the Decleor hair face and body oil after shampooing and conditioning and towel drying your hair and leave the oil on your hair like moroccan argan oil, or do you have to rinse it off? Many thanks. xx


Amy Wall Hi Fiona. Welcome and thank you for advice about testing gradual glow for my face. So far so good but if I could make a suggestion. Because I love the results on my arms using this product it means I can't wait to tan my lily white legs but would appreciate it sold by the gallon instead of bottle haha !!!!!! Please, pretty please can we have a bigger bottle or a gradual glow TSV. Thank you xxxx


Amy Wall Do you use it on your face Sharon. I have used nearly every brand of self tan over the years and this is the best for me by far x

Sharon I have not actually, just my body and i love it, how does it look on you - fab i bet x

Fiona Brackenbury Thanks for inviting me to be here with you. i can see lots of questions already so i will get started. Fiona xxx


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Helen Murphy, the best eye cream for dark circles and wrinkles is our 2 in 1 Dark Circle Wrinkle Eraser. It’s brilliant and even better when applied again during the day. Blurs dark circles and has a pop corn effect on lines and wrinkles. I hope this helps Fiona xx


Amy Wall Great on my arms so far but can't see where I tested behind the ear as advised by Fiona but no adverse reaction so will try on face tomorrow xx


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Marie McEwan, yes the frankincense in the new hair face and body oil stimulates collagen and is also very healing and strengthening. Due to all the omegas in the oil it should really lock in moisture so you will notice you need less moisturiser and also you will find your skin is better behaved. Fiona xx


Caroline Butts Thanks Sian ..have you tried Prologene on it as well ? ....will give that a go but also keen to see if Fiona thinks that will help as I have quite a bit of that in  xx


Marion Mcgrath Hi Fiona, on my face I have raised areas on my face what is the best way to smooth my face x


Lynn Parry Sorry another question I have a bottle of neroli oil but it seems very pale as if it has lost its colour is it still ok to use? It hasn't been direct sunlight it has been on top of my draws in a corner? Thanks


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Samantha Green, yes the Aromessence Sculpt is best for weightloss. Fiona x

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Sian Mills, have you tried Aromessence Iris under Hydra Floral it’s the best one for ageing. It’s the one the QVC viewers voted the best anti ageing product last year. Fiona x


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Claire Louise, do you take any supplments I would really recommend omegas especially if your skin is flaking. Fiona xx

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Susan Jones, yeh i have to say i keep using it at night time mixed with various products and it’s brilliant. Fiona x


Claire Louise No I don't never even thought thank you for that advice x x

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Lynn Parry, thats a great combination and no problem to add Gel Prolagene too. You could do the same with the new oil too. Fiona x

Dawn Robinson What would be your top 3 Decleor products if you had to pick xx

Samantha Pike Hi Fiona please help me ive always used the hydra radiance cleansing mouse morning with neroli and hydra floral and the cleanser and toner evening with neroli and balm but I've had a huge breakout all over my forehead and and chin area spots are huge and painful please help me x

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Dawn Robinson, its brilliant isnt it i will let QVC know as it’s such a great product. Fiona x


Sue Longstaff Hi fiona. should i use my iris oil and hydra floral overvthe top of ultrasun face 30 in summer?


Dawn Robinson Ooowww yes please & thank you xx


Sian Mills Fiona you suggested iris oil under my Hydra Floral. Should I also occasional use iris balm instead of the Marjolaine and if so how often please xx


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Caroline Butts, i cant guarantee it will work but i recently had some eczema on my eyes lids and i popped Gel Prolagene on and it worked a treat. Also thomas my little boy had eczema when he was a baby and i used it on him. Its worth trying. Fiona x


Caroline Butts Thank you ..we will xx


fiona Brackenbury Hi Angela Hansford, I am using it as well as, so Iris in the day and the new oil at night and as a mask. You could though if you wanted to. Fiona x


Karen Hunt Hiya Fiona, can I use the hair, face and body oil on washed hair then blow dry?

Karen Hunt Oh and forgot to ask can we have gradual glow in a litre size please

Debbie Flint Have fun Fiona! Am on with u Saturday tsv 4ish I think! X


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Amy Wall, the TSV this weekend has the gradual Glow in and i will suggest to France a bigger bottle as everybody loves this product so much, the colour is gorgeous. Fiona x


Amy Wall Karen Hunt I've asked for a gallon drum so we will see lol xxx


Sharon Harvey Yay a bigger bottle whoop whoop!

Amy Wall Thanks Fiona will see if I would benefit from other items in TSV or just buy another single bottle of gradual glow. Got to have more, more more xx


Helen Murphy Thanks for the advice on the eye cream. My daughter is only 11 and I want her to start on a skincare routine, what would you suggest please?


Karen Hunt Gallon drum even better Amy


Deborah Ioannidi Thomas Hi Fiona ... this past year I have rediscovered my love of all things Decleor (yours was the first brand of proper skincare I ever used and I love the experience as well as the results) ... I am menopausal and my skin was looking amazing with a routine including alternating Aromessence Neroli and Iris, alternating night balms, Prolagene, Prolagene Lift and Hydra Floral and Tenseur serum ... I've just had a little breakout on my chin, any tips?


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Marion Mcgrath, are they like bumps? is your skin dry, oily or do you think they are sensitive raised areas? Fiona x

Sian Mills Fiona you mentioned the Excellence Neck serum is being discontinued. I stockpiled a couple of duos from QVC but will there be a new neck serum coming up? ️Xx


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Lynn Parry, should be OK, whats it smell like? Its 100% natural so should be ok. Fiona x

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Debbie, looking forward to our show together we have a great show planned and we will launch the new 1000 grain exfoliater which is to die for. See you Saturday Fiona xx

Lynn Parry It smells fine just checked it now, thanks will start using it again. Looking forward to trying the gradual glow from TSV not tried that before xx

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Sian Mills, we have so many new products launching this year i think you will be happy. Fiona xx


Marion Mcgrath Yes sensitive raised areas mix skin type parts dry parts oily x

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Sian Mills, we have so many new products launching this year i think you will be happy. Fiona xx

Sharon Harvey 30 minutes of live web chat left. Fiona how do you decide what goes into a TSV? x


Marion Mcgrath Yes sensitive raised areas mix skin type parts dry parts oily x

Roxanne Winter Kavanagh Did my question get answered?

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Lynn Parry, glad it’s OK, colour can quickly as long as the smell is there your still good to use it. You will love the gradual glow as you can see from this page everybody wants it in a gallon bottle. Fiona x


Fiona Brackenbury Lots of you asking about the hair oil, i will try tonight and come back to you regarding using it on wet hair after shampooing. Fiona x


Amy Wall Lynn Parry you really must try the gradual glow. I've tried loads of different ranges but this is by far the most natural looking I have found. Just llloooooovvvveee it xx


Lynn Parry I wasn't going to be good and resist TSV but that thought has gone straight in the bin reading this web chat!!



Karen Hunt Any chance of the hand cream in a supersize?


Helen Murphy Lol know that feeling Lynn!


Sian Mills I've used the new Decleor oil in the dispenser of my Ego hairdryer instead of argan oil. Leaves my hair really shiny and smelling gorgeous x

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Roxanne Winter Kavanagh, sorry i didn a general answer to everybody as many of you are asking the same. I am going to try this out tonight and i will come back to you. Fiona x

Lynn Parry Yes you convinced me Amy Amy Wall just hope I don't miss it and it sells out xx

Karen Hunt Agree Amy. Definitely should get QVC award

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Marion Mcgrath, sorry a few questions how are you cleansing and exfoliating? Fiona x

Karen Hunt Fab Sian, that's exactly what I was hoping I could do


Amy Wall Lynn Parry if you do miss it you can always get the Decleor systems corp gradual glow on the QVC website xx


Marion Mcgrath Aroma cleanse not exfoliating x

Sharon Harvey Fiona what is your night time Decleor routine and do you change it on TSV days as you are awake longer, with less time and so busy etc?


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Claire Louise, yeh it will really help as we need to feed the skin from within. Fiona x

Lynn Parry Is the TSV going to be on Auto Delivery or Easy Pay can you tell us?


Fiona Brackenbury Sorry Lynn Parry Fiona xx


Claire Louise Bless you thank you. Can you please tell me when prolegene gel will be back in stick please x x


Helen Murphy Just found I have the eye cream you recommended from a TSV!

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Karen Hunt, we have requested a supersize hand cream from France. Fingers crossed we get this. Fiona x





Fiona Brackenbury Hi Sian Mills, i was thinking the same when i was on air with the ego hairdryer. Fiona xx

Karen Hunt Yay! Fingers crossed

Samantha Pike Hi Fiona please help I have large red spots on my chin and forehead they are painful. I'm a decleor girl hydra radiance cleansing mouse with neroli oil hydra floral light cream and balm at night x


Karen Hunt Is there going to be a Beauty Product of the Month anytime soon?


Amy Wall Like a gallon of gradual glow do you mean Karen Hunt lol xx


Jacqueline Jackson Hi Fiona I'm really good with my skincare where my face is concerned but am a bit of a lazy pants when it comes to my body. Please can you recommend a quick body routine to get me started. Many thanks. x


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Helen Murphy, the best thing your daughter can do is cleanse with a light cleansing milk and an alcohol free toner and then a moisturiser like Hydra floral which is light and locks in hydration. When she cleanses ensure she uses damp cotton wool. I hope this helps Fiona x


Karen Hunt Yes I do Amy. Do you think if we keep mentioning it we may get our wish. Lol


Sian Mills Best product for cellulite on thighs please Fiona? X


Amy Wall Can but hope Karen Hunt xx


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Lynn Parry, i can confirm it will be on 4 ezy payments. Fiona x


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Claire Louise, i will check for you. Fiona x


Claire Louise X x thank you x


Lynn Parry Sold to the lady with zero willpower

Sharon Harvey Fiona Brackenbury, thank you so much for such an informative hour! You have been brilliant answering our questions and we really appreciate you joining us this evening. We hope you get to put your feet up now hahaha, and look forward to what we believe to be an an amazing TSV at the weekend Thank you xd.


Karen Hunt Any chance of a duo in the hair face and body oil?


Fiona Brackenbury Hi Karen Hunt and Amy Wall, i will try for a gallon perhaps i should start with a litre request. Fiona x

Fiona Brackenbury Hi Sian Mills, Slimm effect ist the best oil really detoxing. Fiona x


Karen Hunt Sold!


Dawn Robinson Thank you Fiona & Sharon


Amy Wall Thanks Fiona will wait in anticipation. Great webchat Fiona & Sharon and all the questions which I found really interesting xx See you at the weekend x



Published in Back to You

Bodyblade Bruce's two minute challenge goes awry!

- Find out The Egoscue Method for helping deal with chronic pain in the Monday Essay

- And see Chloe H's amazing new 'after' pic - four stone lost now, using TTFLS and Freedom Eating! The new eBook is out now - click here - paperback coming soon.

- plus the full list of upcoming guests on our weekly Monday B2U webchat!


Final Back to You QVC Show

It was a fabulous run of four shows on Mondays in September and I hope to bring this clever well being series to you again in January. That's the plan anyway - and there's a little bird discussing with me the option of selling on QVC the hardback version of 'Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 - the 'When' Diet - collectors' edition at some stage. That'd be nice! I will post the full show video clip here soon.

Bruce did his best, bless him, to explain about our favourite exercise device in the couple of minutes allocated to it during this final show - then we attempted a supersix workout summary live, with Bruce on the phone from America - how funny was it, given the time lag! If you missed it I will post the link!

Bruce’s bodyblade two minute challenge mix up! Lol!

If you also missed the VT’s of vox pops (videos of interviews with people on the street – ‘da da dee da deet’ ) I’m going to post them on this Friday’s QVC blog and the link will be here then. Lots of different views about what people do to get Back to You on different topics! It was fun doing them. And if you feel really strongly that you’d love this series back on QVC, do email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let them know your thoughts!

Thanks everyone for joining in and making it so worthwhile – I may not say it often, but it really matters to me that so many of you are finding what I do such a help and being inspired. It’s my absolute pleasure and long may it continue!.

Ps - the winner of the big September competition was Cathy Richardson from Kent who said

"How to get back to the 18 year old me... I'm a full-time working mum with 2 teenagers and my life revolves around making them happy with sleepovers, gadgets, cinema and football matches - ie 'mum's hotel and taxi service!' Keeping fit? I saw a sign on a school gate about badminton once a week - not a fancy sports hall or gym (where you have to ring at exactly the right time or you can't book a court - that's why i gave up years ago!) I told my friend about it and she said I'll join you. Wow, one phone call later, we are set to go and that 18 year old fitness memory is about to be real again and come back to me!" Well done Cathy! 


Keep in touch till January - Facebook support group 'Back to You QVC'

So, until the new year new you run of Back to You on QVC returns, why not join in the weekly Monday chats on Facebook? Just ping a request to join - the link is below. Each week we do a webchat - and this will continue ad infinitum, it's been so popular! Yesterday it was the turn of fabulous fashionista Renee, and Decleor's Fiona, and their Q&A sessions are at the bottom of this blog. 

So - who do we have in the next few weeks?

- 6th October - Doris from Doll 10!

- 13th October - Dominic from Aurora Swarovski jewellery (that'll be a popular one for those who love his voice! haha!) and possibly Laura Geller again!

- 20th October - Patrick from Quacker

- 27th - tbc - Nina and Leighton Denny (nails)

- 3rd November - Bare Minerals' Lee

December - possibly Tova and Mally 

TBC - Julie from Peony, Michele Hope, and many more! Once you're a member you will see all the previous ones, and you can also look at my archive blogs, to the left on this page, for previous Q&A with lovely guests! Enjoy!


Is the Lady Still Slimming?

Er, yeh! So I went to my brother Derek's wedding and met up with Chloe (my nephew Dean's girlfriend.) She and I were both a whole lot happier with the pics being taken of us - makes a change! And what a difference it makes to feel trimmer. For me, to feel less conspicuous if my arms are out, is a godsend and it's all been thanks to TTFLS and Bodyblade toning. It was lovely to look at pics and see a gap under my arms next to my ribcage where there used to be just belly - obviously the dress makes a massive contribution, but I'm definitely feeling it in my upper arms, shoulders, neck etc. Leg master's also making my hips and thighs more trim too. (And dog walking and yoga stretch help.)  

What do I do? So many people have asked me what is my routine, what supplements I take etc, that I'm going to do a whole blog about it - watch out for it coming soon - just in case you want to follow what I do. Just in case. Obviously the idea is to be free to follow what your own body says and follow your own instincts, that is if you're doing full Freedom Eating! But if you're someone who likes more structure and guidelines, it'll be available for you soon.

Meanwhile, Chloe's now lost four stone and got herself in a size 12 and this everyone at the wedding was like 'Chloe! You look fantastic! You look so slim!' Aren't they words we all wish to hear, if we've struggled with a weight problem for so long?! So get TTFLS 2 - the new one is updated with more info about freeing yourself from sugar addiction first, about how to incorporate the basic principles - the 'When' Diet - into any traditional diet. In fact, you can discover the 'SuperSix' principles which (inspired by Bodyblade!) define in the clearest way I've ever written them, how to follow Freedom Eating. Also links to more resources - including some on this website - just go to the TTFLS tab above to find out more. The link for the new book - eBook - is here (and coming soon - paperback.)

Let me know your story about Freedom eating and using Till the Fat Lady Slims as a life changer - it'd be great to get your feedback and maybe you could be one of my before and afters! x

Also below, the Monday Essay - this week it's all about The Egoscue Technique – helping people recover from all sorts of joint and body issues using small but regular exercises – like how a brace works on the teeth! Only without the brace… Or the teeth... :- )

Other News –

-       FAB Research: October event special, dealing with stress, depression and anxiety with nutrition from our favourite research organisation into Food and Behavour. More here.


-       Marlene’s magic broth -  and since it was asked about on Facebook this week, and mentioned in my new Till the Fat Lady Slims book, here’s Marlene Watson Tara’s super sweet vegetable tea, to help battle sugar cravings. And find out about how fat burning works in the body here.


-       Seven Things Healthy People Do Every Morning  - which do you do? From Mind Body Green, click here. She’s also doing a residential macrobiotic course in Glasgow in October, info on her site.


See below for The Monday Essay – how The Egoscue Method combats chronic pain! And then the transcripts from Monday  29th’s Monday Webchat on facebook - summaries from Renee Greenstein (Attitudes by Renee) and Decleor’s Fiona!

Next week – the latest testimonials from the ever growing band of happy Bodyblade and TTFLS users, and Doris from Doll 10 cosmetics takes the stage on the ongoing live webchat (Mon 6th  8-9pm Back to You QVC group – see below to join.)

Have a fab week!

Best wishes



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  • 'Back to You QVC Facebook open group' is here, just ping a request to join and visit every Monday 8-9pm for live chat, just before live Back to You show on QVC through September 2014. All you need to do is join our open group on the link above – just ping a request to join! Over 1800 members as at 22nd! It’d be lovely to get to 2000 by the end of September. Live chat guests being lined up include the lovely Tova, Bare Minerals girls, Leighton Denny and Dominic Hill from Aurora Jewellery to name just a few. See the list above for the next few weeks.
  • Recent guests include Laura Geller, Marie-Francoise from Kipling and Keeley from Elemis, Antthony, Tom from Alpha H, Alexis from L’Occitane, Gill Gauntlett, Susie Adams (Northern nights) Lee Hohbein (IT), Mat Trim (IT), Judith Williams, QVC presenters Alison Keenan, Craig Rowe, Will Gowing, Catherine Huntley and many more! A summary of their chats can be found to the left on the archive of this blog or as attachments on the Back to You QC group on facebook.
  • And now the new ‘BodyBlade QVC' group for lovers of Bruce Hymanson and his brilliant device to keep you fitter and more toned in a few minutes a day using HIIT training. The support is fab and the Q&A is great so if you’re stuck or need some inspiration go here and ping an invite.


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Here is the new semi-autobiographical weight loss book - updated for 2014 to include brand new info, more testimonials and The 'When' Diet -

eBook is here



 before - 2010



Years ago I began my journey of self-discovery (self-help / motivational audiobooks etc) with the Tony Robbins ‘Personal Power’ set I got from QVC. I interviewed him in QVC US, broadcast back live to QVC UK, when he used to appear regularly on shopping telly. And followed his 30 day programme – it’s very inspirational. After that I signed up for one of the best things I’ve ever done – Life Mastery – a three seminar course, featuring seminars in Miami and also in Hawaii. At the latter, they featured many things that make a huge difference to health and it opened my eyes to ‘what I didn’t know I didn’t know,’ and now that I knew it, I had to do it. One of them was better hydration (and so began the Penta water story) and one of them was the Egoscue Technique.

Pete Egoscue is an inspirational practitioner who invented a system for making your body fix itself using small but regular positional exercises. I wish I’d kept mine up, for a slightly dipped shoulder. But it was happening just as my life turned upside down and my kids and three job changes needed more attention. But this week I saw it mentioned again in an article by one of my favourite book bloggers, Jane Friedman.

How I Recovered From 3 Years of Chronic Back Pain by Jane Friedman

She says “I was given a daily 20-minute passive stretching routine that was primarily based on the Egoscue Method. Every 2-4 weeks, I would see the therapist again so she could evaluate progress and give me a new set of exercises to help me further advance. The pain began to lessen.” She also used other resources too – it’s an interesting article. And even more so for me, since I was there fourteen years ago listening to him talk at a lecture and meeting some of his therapists.

You can listen to some of Pete Egoscue’s podcasts at

Explore his website and google what others say about him. It won’t be for everybody, but I have had first hand knowledge of people for whom it’s been a life-changer. And since that’s the kind of thing I try to introduce you to with these Monday Essays, it’s a worthy subject. If you do use it, it’s not cheap, but if it works it may be the best thing you ever do for chronic pain. Keep me informed, and good luck.

NEXT WEEK – the power of Belief and how it can actually control your body, including ‘did you know a schizophrenic can have blue eyes in one personality then they change to brown in another? That they can be allergic to cats in one, and play happily in another?’ I know, riiight?! Don’t miss it.



Included the fabulous fashionista herself, Renee Greenstein and lovely Decleor guest Fiona Brackenbury – see below for a transcript of their live chat!



Back To You live webchat - FIONA 29/9/14

Q) Hi Fiona , loving decleor . Please the best way for ageing skin ,face and neck seems to be at a standstill . Thankyou x

A)Hi Julie Hoyle, what are you using at the moment for the face and neck area? Fiona x

Q) Welcome Fiona Thank you so much for joining us. My first question is has the Decléor Harmonie Calm been discontinued ? I've been looking on QVC for it for a while now and can't seen to find it xx P.s your skin always looks amazing & your such a joy to watch x

A) Hi Dawn Robinson, QVC dont stock it sadly, even though i keep asking the buyers. i will try again for you Fiona x

Q) Fiona thank you so much for taking part this evening, I am always tempted by everything hahaha - what are your must have products?

A) Hi Sharon, thank you so much for having me my must have products are Serum Hydrotonseur the eye serum, the 2 in 1 dark circle wrinkle eraser, Micellar Oil, Micellar water and Aromessence Marjolaine. Fiona

Q) when is the next tsv ?? have I missed it ??? X

A) Hi Julie Hoyle, next TSV is the xmas TSV 8th November. Its amazing aswell Fiona

Q) what can u recommend for slackened skin round mouth after having several teeth extraction DESPERATE thank you

A) Hi Claire Louise, have you tried Gel Prolagene its brilliant, also have you tried facial and jaw excerises (although you do need to do them in the privacy of your own home as you will get strange looks) Fiona x

Q)Your skin is amazing and glowing please let us into your secret skincare routine x

A) Hi Julie Kaye, I am obsessed with skincare l love cleansing with either the Micellar Water or the oil and i am loving the New Aromessence Marjolaine. I think my secret is "you only have one skin" i told the carphone warehouse team this when i was on Mary Portas Queen of shops. They said they sell phones with 18 month contracts its more complicated and difficult when i was teaching them customer service and i said you only have one skin and its for life. Fiona x

Q) Hi Fiona. We met in Selfridges many many years ago and you put me on the right track with my skin care xxx

A) Hi Andie Stephany, so pleased your still loving the results. Fiona x

Q) Do you use anything but Decleor?

A) Hi Zoe Robins, i try everything all
new launches from all the main brands so i can look into what they have used and see if it delivered the results. I am a product junkie. i dont necessarily stay on the products as i am wanting to see how quickly it delivers results. I am a also judge in the industry so often being sent products to try. Fiona x

Q) What would you say are you top 3 favourite Decleor products ? x

A) Hi Dawn Robinson, tricky one i would have to sayat the moment Serum Hydrotonseur, 2 in 1 Dark Circle wrinkle eraser and Micellar Oil. Although i have to say ask me next week and i will be doing something different to my skin and i will be loving the results. I constantly change my skincare rountine every month so i am ahead of my skin and it never gets bored. Fiona x

Q) Hi Fiona - love love love decleor - use foaming face wash, faves also neroli oil, prologene lift moisturiser and just discovered the neck concentrate - wow !

A) Hi Linda Ingram, wow great routine and good choices i love the hydra radiance cleansing mousse too. Fiona x

Q) Hi Fiona Brackenbury just want to say thank you for joining us tonight first of all, i value your tips & knowledge about products u have really helped me with my skin. I have a couple of questions and a request, first question i have combination skin and find that the texture on my cheeks feels uneven and can be reddish, ive tried various products but they dont seem to have made a difference or i havent used them long enough and also i seem to perspire easily over my facial area even in winter. Question 2 what do u like to do away from being at QVC and in your trainng role for Decleor? My request is can we have a kit of 400ml Alguaromes, 400ml Micellar Water, 150ml Micellar Oil, Neroil, Hydra Floral, Phytopeel & Flash Mask please... also i wud luv a facial from u and wud be more than happy to do it live on air at QVC.

A) Hi Chris Calvert, thank you so much i am loving being here i feel very honoured to have been asked. Do you take any supplements? Also strange question do you ever let your skin balance itself at night? Its just sometines your skin needs time to balance its one of the most cleverest organsin the body and we forget its can function everyday and will repair at night time so just once a month try going to bed with nothing on your skin!!!!! Fiona x

Q) What is the micellar range for what type of skin ?? Would this help me x

A) Hi Julie Hoyle, Micellar is a type of cleanser that cleanses the skin, its so clever its really deep cleanses and respects the skins fragility. It comes in a water and an oil both are brilliant. Fiona

Q) Hi Fiona, welcome. I am using prolagene gel all over as I am having rapid weight loss. Are there any other body products that would help with slackening skin? Thank you. Xxx

A) Hi Melissa Lane, i would also recommend Aromessence Sculpt under the Gel Proalgene its brilliant for firming and tightening the skin on the body. Fiona x

Q) Hi Fiona!!! I wont ask a skincare concern as you are so generous with your time on your pages you've answered countless questions for me in the past. Thanks for joining us here too!
I'd just like to know a 'non-product' beauty tip (And I'll make it harder - you cant say drinking water!) AND a guilty pleasure xxx
Thanks again xx

A) Hi Michael James Hamlyn, this may shock you ice cubes over the skin amazing!!! sleep and massaging your skin. Fiona x

The November TSv has all three Aromessence Iris, Balm Iris and Gel Prolegene. Fiona x



Back to you live web chat  - Renee Greenstein 29/9/14

Q) Hi Renee any news on a tall range yet your clothes .I'm in Spain at the moment for 11 days with only carry on!!!! Certainly works for me xx

A)  Renee Greenstein
Tracey I am working on those Talls STAY TUNED!!

Q) HI Renee Greenstein thank you for joining us for this chat! We love how you are always thinking of your Wardrobe Warriors and updating us with your travels and sharing amazing photos with us. My questions is.... How do you fit everything into such a busy life....and make it all look so Fabulous  xx

A) Sharon I thrive on multi tasking! and I love to hear from my Wardrobe Warriors all over the world!

Q) Hello Renee and thank you so much for joining us  I know im not ment to know this but my Daughter has ordered me the large printed scarf for Christmas (( with the red phone boxes )) i cant wait ! I absolutely love seeing items that stand out in the crowd and all of your beautiful garments do this xx

A) Renee Greenstein
Dawn Robinson you will certainly have a wonderful Christmas!!

Q) That's fantastic Renee! What would you say are the must have everyday essentials every woman needs in their wardrobe? x

A) Renee Greenstein
Sharon I would say every woman needs a boot cut pant, a great fitting tee shirt and great of course great shoes!

Q) Kathie Neighbour
Hello Renee I am also waiting for the tall range.
Love your dresses, can't wait to try the leggings. Xxxx

A) Kathie, the leggings are wonderful. Even my tall ladies are wearing the regular length with heels and boots!

Q) Happy new year Renee, thank you for being so lovely & bringing us fab stuff xxx

A) Renee Greenstein
Stacey Thank you so much! I love bringing beautiful things to my Wardrobe Warriors!

Q) Hi Renee love your clothes the tunics are my favourite when are you back ? Xx

A) Renee Greenstein
Linda I will be back in the UK November 5th and 6th . Cant wait to bring you my new collection!

Q) For first date what clothes do you recommend x
A) Jacqueline, on your first date, you should always look sophisticated and chic. A great pair of black leggings, a fabulous long tee shirt, a great scarf or if you have pearls.. Keep them guessing!!

Q) Hi Renee Greenstein great to see you on here - I got two of your last tsv tunics - olive and black - and the long olive/choc maxi dress - love them ! Also have several pairs of women with control trousers - most comfortable things invented x

A) Renee Greenstein
Linda great to hear from you! you sound like a real Wardrobe Warrior! I love the tunics!!

Q) Renee, what have you been working on for 2015? We are so excited! X
A) Renee Greenstein
Ahhh Stay my Facebook page as i tend to leave teases!

Q) Renee my youngest is getting married in February what do you suggest to wear I'm a young 50 6ft tall size 18.??? Any ideas please xx

A) Renee Greenstein
Tracey have you looked at the Wardrobe Warriors Attitudes by Renee sets? Always elegant!

Q) What a lovely picture. You look SMOKING!!!!!!! Thank you for all your fantastic designs, of which I have many & love( when I wear your clothes, people often comment & then I have to order one for them to, but I know to wear them with ATTITUDE.) Love you and all your clothes, and WELCOME to this Fantastic Club. xxx

A) Renee Greenstein
Jacqui thank you for your lovely note! I am thrilled to join you wonderful ladies!

Q) I loved hearing about your meal recently, do you like cooking?

A) Renee Greenstein
Zoe i love to cook especially for my family and friends

Q) Hi Renee. Thank you for joining us. You're always so poised. And look very calm. You have the most beautiful little girl.
Your clothes are really classy. And I love the bright colours.
Can i kindly request you do more pale yellow shades. I love it and would love to wear it with browns too.

A) Renee Greenstein
Tiger thank you I am enjoying being part of this. Aya is my precious granddaughter who as you know is the most special little girl in my life!

Q) Your jewellery accessories always look beautiful too, Who is your favourite designer ? xx

A) Renee Greenstein
Dawn my favorite Jewelry designer is Cartier . Who is yours?

Q) Wow Cartier is beautiful ! I like Diamonique QVC  xx

A) Renee Greenstein
Dawn I agree Daimonique make beautiful jewellery!

Q) When are you back in the UK Renee can't wait x

A) Renee Greenstein
Jean I will be back on November 5th and November 6th. I can not wait to bring you new pieces from my collection!

Renee Greenstein
Before our time ends, I would like to thank all of your for inviting me into your club. It has been a pleasure!



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