Monday, 28 October 2013
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
"The theory behind the low-carb diet is that insulin prevents fat breakdown in the body by allowing sugar to be used for energy. Proponents of the low-carb diet believe that decreasing carbs results in lower insulin levels, which causes the body to burn stored fat for energy and ultimately helps you shed excess weight and reduce risk factors for a variety of health conditions." - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-carb-diet/NU00279
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
I have decided to break that cycle and regain power.....yes power to meet my goals once and for all....whew. So help me God.
I have enlisted the help of the shrinkers,silk&purple,nelly etc
Still keeping the details of my new diet regime under wraps.
Will keep you posted as i proceed and when I start to see results by the end of this month. Fingers crossed.
New before picture
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Been long I blogged......
Well it's a little over a month and I feel bad( lol ). I have a confession - i've been badddd, I succumbed to almost all the cravings I managed to suppress for the last 3 months. Whew, am glad that phase of my weight loss journey is over.
So I weighed myself this morning and I gained 2.5kg....well it's not so bad to me because I expected worse......hehehe.
Yeah there are a couple of reasons why I think i went off my diet (not sharing😝) ,other times i was totally clueless. But most importantly, i think I am back on track . I Started my day with lime in warm water,green tea and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Also had some watermelon and cucumber . All these in a bid to cleanse my system ( I hope it works).
With me luck
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Today at home everyone decided to have a different dinner, not just that but mouth watering and fattening food.
Today's dinner consisted of
Fried dodo n sweet beans
Indomine and fried eggs
Jollof rice n BBQ chicken
You can imagine the assault on my nose . It took a lot of will power for me to say no and fight the urge to taste one spoon. I am so proud of myself I decided to blog about it *widegrin*
Settled for an avocado,pineapple,carrot and apple smoothie.......yummy.
P.s - my first smoothie, will definitely do more of this.
Vacation and weight loss are like the north pole and south pole coming together . That was why I was so worried I would gain back the small weight I managed to loose,when I go on my vacation.I figured that Pounds still count on vacations. So my target was to maintain my current weight during the trip and engage in active fun activities like shopping,swimming and dancing *wink*
I was able to watch my intake for the first few days, then I decided to indulge smartly #not ( can't mention what I indulged in oooo *runsoffinshame*) henceforth I swam it off, hiked it off, danced it off and shopped it off *whew* could walk for four hour straight in the name of shopping.
What was the verdict ? You may ask........I lost 1kg *whopwhop* . So happy, will reveal my new weight on my next weigh-in post later this month.
Saturday, 19 January 2013
So far it's been fun and rewarding, though progress has been slow (I blame December ) but I believe that slow and steady wins the race.
Oh well i weighed myself today and i wasn't very impressed because i expected more :( . I now weigh 114.10kg compared to my starting weight of 122kg. That's a difference of 7.9kg. I'm soooo sad, I thought I would have lost at least 13kg by now. I am yet to measure myself, to know if I have lost inches off my frame (hopefully ) I will keep you posted.
Anyhoo, I saw this picture on instagram and I thought to share it because it makes a lot of sense, also it motivates me to keep pushing, no matter how slow my weight loss is. " it took weeks,months or even years to gain this weight, so don't expect it to disappear overnight, it's not magic"
One major thing I have learnt is my diet is 80% of the work and exercise is 20%. If I don't eat clean, I am wasting my time.
So over to you guys, if you have any suggestions on how I can drop the pounds faster please drop a comment below. Thanks peeps.
Monday, 14 January 2013
Hello everyone, this is the third week in the new year(time flies right?) and another week to get it right!!! The frenzy about your new year resolution might have simmered down, don't sweat it because we should take one day at a time- no drastic measures! One should adopt a step by step approach to embracing a healthier lifestyle and dropping the pounds. One major step is to clear your cupboards and rid your house of fatting foods,snacks and drinks (yes, including the hampers). Give them out !!!
Next step- go shopping for healthier options of the things you love.
Here are some tips on shopping and some things you should have in your shopping basket, to make your diet more successful .
Healthier Shopping Tips:
-never go hungry… you will end up with all the wrong stuff in your basket!
-never buy anything labeled fat free. this only means they’ve added tons more sugar and in the end is even worse for you.
-Don’t listen to the “made with whole grain/whole wheat” labels on boxes and breads. Unless it is labeled 100%, the actual product will only contain a small percentage of whole grain/wheat product.
-Skip artificial sweeteners and try to shop for sweetened with Stevia or unsweetened and then use your own.
-If you’ve decided to “treat” yourself, don’t buy a whole package or box of cookies because after you’ve treated yourself to it, you will be left with a whole box to tempt you. Instead, buy a single serving option.
Generic Grocery List:
Veggies: Easier to buy frozen because they last longer, but fresh is fine as well
Spinach– always better fresh
Brown Rice– uncle bens instant is the easiest!
Rice cakes— the 35 calorie kind that are usually just lightly salted
Quick oats— not from the individual package
Wheat bread (if you must have bread)
beans(not baked beans o)
Peanut butter— never buy fat free watch for sodium and sugar- less than 3 grams is good
Extra lean ground turkey breast
lean ground beef but only once or twice per week
egg whites– liquid or you can crack them yourself
Almond milk unsweetened 30 calorie
greek yogurt 0% fat free no flavors because it has too much sugar
unsweetened green tea
Fat Free cottage cheese
You can get all these from Park n shop, mega plaza, goodies,spar etc.........you are welcome
Happy shopping .
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Having picked their brains as to how they lost the weight, I will implement their methods but most importantly I will find what works best for me. Hopefully one or two of them would be guest writers on my blog :) and share in detail on how they lost it and kept it off!
Shoutout to Aunty Helen,Modupe,Layo and mseshap. *bighug*
Ps: can't wait to share my own before and after pictures *dancingalingo*
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Every new year, millions of people make resolutions that only last for a month. That's too long in most cases.
Please let's make this year different and stick to our weight loss and fitness goals.
Well i don't have much to say today, just thought to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!!!!