Saturday, November 29, 2014

Day 76 Update: Fit for Christmas


I have been thinking of something awesome for Christmas and countdown starts in 2 days i.e. December 1st. So I feel starting a streak within a streak will be a good idea afterall.

Today is filled with activities but I would not forget my workout because of that. I should be working out tonight although, I am having a heap of a wash right now, I will most definitely start my workout soon.

I hope to also wash my hair tonight. I already pre-pooed with olive oil and will be doing a tea rinse [it's my first experience] after the wash too.

I will unveil the package by Sunday night. Get ready for me...

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 74 Update: Freggies Day

Each day is a blank page and I hold the pen! I am the author of my own story!!

I am thankful for each day that I am given. For each opportunity to begin anew and let today be the day to focus on. Life is too short, but it should be long enough. Long enough to do the things that are important in a life.

I am of the mindset that life isn't about sitting back on the sidelines and watching a sort of "life-parade" go by and cheer those out there "doing it"! NO NO NO!!! It's about being the parade, the band, the enthuisiam, the tickertape, the cheers, the whole thing. It's about not only the events, but the atmosphere around those events. Of not just seeing life, but tasting, smelling, diving into it. Rubbing it all over like a salt rub and then then letting out a primevil type utterance.. YEAHHHHHH!!! That's what I'm talking about..extreme.. extreme... grabbing what you can with both hands and not letting go even if you end up being dragged a bit, just hang on and never ever quit!!


I saw the above on someone’s page HILLRUNNER on sparkpeople and I love everything she wrote on her sparkpage. I think I should share that as it will be of great help both in weight loss and in the general approach to life.

I had a gain of 1.6lbs yesterday and I am not feeling bad about it. I was lucky to track my meals a day before and I realized I went overboard despite it was a freggies day [Freggies Day is a day off my normal eating, I take just fruits and vegetables throughout the day]. I eventually resolved that I will be very careful with bananas and plantains on my freggies day as I realized that they are carbs loaded [of course, I knew that before but I needed fruits/veggies that will fill me, I think that was a bad choice].


I have decided to keep in beans as one of my major staples on my freggies’ day with a little oil [those are stuff that fill you up with less caloric content]. I love my beans pudding [moi moi] or some akara too which is what I took today and I feel less hungry.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stuffs About Me


1) Who is your favorite superhero/villain?

2) What was your favorite vacation spot?

3) Who is your favorite cartoon character?

4) If you could dye your hair any color, what color would it be?

5) What was the funniest joke you ever heard?

6) How long have you known your best friend?

7) Jumpsuits/Rompers or Harem Pants?

8) What is your favorite accessory?

9) Who is your fashion role model?

10) What color is your closet full of?

11) How many pairs of shoes do you own?








I promised to answer the above questions yesterday and here I am today.

1. Favorite Superhero should be my dad before his death. He looks like a complete man;

2. Favorite Vacation spot is a place with a waterfall/natural habitat;

3. "Thomas" in Tom & Jerry;

4. My favorite hair dye color would be Amber;

5. I cannot remember any right now, I have heard a whole lot of jokes;

6. I don't have a best friends except if my DH counts as one. I have known him for 9 years;

7. I could tolerate Rompers. I don't like either

8. Wrist Watch and Bracelets;

9. I am not a fashionista but I love to dress nice. Anybody with my body shape (inverted triangle) and is trendy, those I love;

10. Black/Grey;

11. 15 pairs of shoes excluding my workout shoes (4 of those)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

LIEBSTER award


1) Who is your favorite superhero/villain?
2) What was your favorite vacation spot?
3) Who is your favorite cartoon character?
4) If you could dye your hair any color, what color would it be?
5) What was the funniest joke you ever heard?
6) How long have you known your best friend?
7) Jumpsuits/Rompers or Harem Pants?
8) What is your favorite accessory?
9) Who is your fashion role model?
10) What color is your closet full of?
11) How many pairs of shoes do you own?

The above questions are to be answered by ME. A task given by Tatyana Hunter who nominated me for an award. Thank you so much for showing mercy to someone with less than 200 followers, duh. I will post the answers tomorrow. I need to hit the sheets now, there is church tomorrow.

Day 69 Update: Beachbody.com

Hey Friends,

Today should be great save the pains I had. The pains were not too bad but it kept me irritable and inactive. It was a church member's wedding and I could do nothing beyond the ordinary to help in service and arrangements.

In the midst of this I had a walk, like a 15 minutes walk. (That counts as my workout for the day and I tag it ACTIVE REST)

I did not do any deliberate workout today because there was just too much to do within a little time. So after this post, I will be going to have my daily 5 mins jump rope interval dose, (I loved the streak). I have been doing it and I have been enjoying it and who knows 5 minutes becomes 10 mins and on and on.

Good news
I have a new crush on beachbody.com and trust me I am loving every bit of it. Unlike fitness blender who normally have it slow but intense, beachbody has it fast, furious and insanely intense. Unfortunately, getting to download on YouTube is almost impossible because their videos are not even there, my bad.
I will look for some other alternatives to download and if I cannot then I will like a dear friend on Sparkpeople start ordering a collection of beachbody.com fitness videos. Some day I will grow up to be like her (I love you ANGEL_AMBER)





In my commitment to beachbody.com, I had some wonderful time with this man last night, and by the time he finished with me in 34 minutes, I glowed in my own sweat.

Below are the other challenges in beachbody, I will try to get most if not all of this as the days goes by. Meanwhile, I am still committed to the other sites like gymra, fitnessblender, befit etc, they all have their place in my heart including my jump rope. Lemme do this before I change my mind.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Day 67 Update: Jump Ropes

This is where I am now;


I wish to move here soon;


Culled from Sparkpeople

Monday, October 13, 2014

This blog is from Debra of Sparkpeople. Her blog was featured today and I loved it.
In my weight loss journey, there are lots of places my head can be. It might be buried in the sand because I don’t want to know what I know. It might be up some other part of my anatomy because I want to do self destructive things to soothe myself or to lose weight. But the most dangerous place my head can be is buried is in the past thinking about the things I should have eaten, not eaten, done, not done, the missed opportunities, the wasted effort, the lost years, etc. Coulda, shoulda, woulda. 



In accounting, when there are no other entries that will be made to an amount, a double line is drawn to show that the tally is final. The past is like that. No amount of anguish, hand-wringing, fat-shaming screeds or other maneuvers can change what happened then. No anger, resentment or instant replaying can change it. No obsession about it, devotion to it or anxious preservation of it can change it. It’s done.

Not that the past is no good. To the contrary, it can be a goldmine of information, just like that final journal entry. You can’t add to it, subtract from it or change it, but you can profit from understanding what the number means. The past is like that: you can learn from it even though you can’t change it. That’s why the 12-Step groups quote Benjamin Dover:



A necessary element of the weight loss journey for me is to fully realize the past and let it be. I don’t have to let it go, I just have to let it be what it was. The capacity to “let be” is an important part of my weight loss plan. Without it, I am chained in a way that prevents me from moving forward. I’m drawing the double line.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Day 59 Update: I need help!






Life simply gets in the way and I feel so stressed and discouraged. One minute I make up my mind to lose weight and in the next minute I am going weeks in a terrible rut, both exercise and food. What do I do? I wish I will have a more strong will and resolute to do this. I need to lose weight and I have seen myself lose weight before why can't I do this again. If I want to analyze this year 2014, I had come as low as 76kg this year. What was I doing right then? What am I doing wrong now at 81kg? Is it possible to lose 20kg and keep my weight between 60 and 65kg?

I don't want to be pushed to do this, I mean I don't want anything negative to push me to lose weight now that I am doing it for me.

I remember a song that says "you can get it if you really want, but you must try and try".

Do I really want to lose weight? Am I desperate about it?

What do I do now???

Friday, November 7, 2014

Day 54 Update: Workout Plan







Monday: Lift
Tuesday: Cardio
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Lift
Friday: Cardio
Saturday: Lift
Sunday: Rest