Sunday, May 15, 2016

Weigh In : Week 1

So the first weigh in is already here. This week I was consistent with my workouts. I exercised from Monday to Saturday and I'm hoping to start the C25K on Tuesday since I will be working out indoors tomorrow. 

Alright, let's get to it.

Last week's weight was 118.4kg.

This week's weight is:

I lost 1.3kg. That's the equivalent of 2.86lbs. I'm just to keep on taking things one day at a time. I have 33 weeks left in 2016. I pray that God gives me the strength to exercise and eat right at least 6 days in each of those 33 weeks.

On meal prepping, I have sorted out my meals for the week, Chopped up my fruits and vegetables, Grilled some chicken breast and prepared jollof rice and kontonmire stew. This week's meals are going to include lots of rice and vegetables.

My plan is to eat healthier versions of the foods I love and not go eating entirely new things. This is a lifestyle change that I intend to keep doing so I will keep eating my rice, yam, plantain and potatoes in smaller quantities. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

So Far So Good.

It's been three days since I rebooted and I think my body is resetting its internal clock. Been doing well to take the right foods. I'm currently re-inventing my relationship with smoothies. Been enjoying them in different combos that include, spinach, beetroot, pineapple, oatmeal and low fat yogurt.

Spinach, pineapple, oatmeal and yoghurt smoothie

Beetroot, pineapple, oatmeal and yogurt smoothie
I've decided that breakfast will be mostly smoothies, oatmeal, muesli and oat flakes, as these usually keep me full till about 2pm in the afternoon. I'm yet to move onto brown rice :(, I can't stand the taste but we will get there.

Things are going well on the workout front too. Been burning 1000+ calories during my morning walks. I prefer going alone as this helps me move faster and there are usually no distractions. I pray God sees me through this and it yields in some positive results at the end of the day.
Today's burn

Yesterday's stats

I will keep doing this as I believe that God will help in the healing process that my body so desperately needs.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Reboot Begins.

So, I finally got serious and started my new regime yesterday. I even weighed in to make sure that the weekly weigh-ins happen.

My weight as at yesterday morning :(
Yesterday was quite a busy day. I went for a walk and burnt some calories. Luckily I was able to get another Garmin FR70 at a good price and that help me monitor how much I had burnt. Removed my HRM chest strap before remembering to take a picture.

I also did some meal prepping for the week. Made enough vegetable (cabbage, carrot and green pepper) and chicken luncheon meat stew to last for four days.

Paired portions with a cup of rice and a cup of wok noodles for lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Will also be making sandwiches with the cold cut turkey bacon and pita bread I bought. I also grilled some chicken breasts and chopped them up for my salads.

I intend to ensure that every meal I eat this week comes from my kitchen. Today I will complete my meal prepping exercise by getting some avocado, pineapples, mangoes and lettuce. Will share pictures with you as I go.

Let the week begin.

Friday, May 6, 2016


I've been feeling really low recently. Stepped on the scale and realized that I was at my heaviest weight since 2009. A whopping 118kg! 

I'm not going to tell you that I didn't know how I missed the numbers slowly creeping up. For some reason, I was sure I would lose the weight amidst all the stress and late night eating.

This evening I saw the look of sadness in my father's eyes as he talked about my weight. See, I promised him that I would lose a significant amount of weight by the end of the year but have barely lost a kilogram.

Frankly, I'm disgusted at myself right now. 80% of my clothes don't fit and I've had enough of this embarrassing situation.

My new regime begins tomorrow. I have to make time for my health and lose these excess pounds.

Wish me luck and pray with and for me. I need all the help God can offer me.