Saturday, 19 January 2013

Monthly weigh-in

Hello peeps, so today would make it the 11th week into my weight loss journey.

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

Cleaning out your closet......literally

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
sweet potatoes
Quick oats— not from the individual package
Wheat bread (if you must have bread)
beans(not baked beans o)


olive oil
Peanut butter— never buy fat free watch for sodium and sugar- less than 3 grams is good


Chicken breast
Extra lean ground turkey breast
lean ground beef but only once or twice per week
egg whites– liquid or you can crack them yourself


Green tea
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 are welcome

Happy shopping .

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Before and After

This post is to prove that Healthy eating and exercise does work to keep you trim and gimmicks,no shortcuts,no fad diet or miracle drug. These are pictures of people I know personally, who have lost weight and kept it off the right way. These pictures have kept me motivated and reminds me of the fact that it's doable. Like my mother used to say "those people doing it, do they have two heads"

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

Happy New Year !!!!!

Happy new year peeps, 2013 will be the greatest yet, in all aspect of our lives. Do I hear an AMEN... YES!!!

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!!!!!