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Weigh In, Week #4


In order to reach my interim goal for this year (to fall into Obese class 1), I need to lose 10,6 kg in the 9 weeks left of 2014. That can be done, but then I will have to exercise! This week I lost 900 grams / 1,98 lbs for a second time in a row. Total lost in a month is 5,4 kg. A little slow, don’t you think?



Things to do before I’m 50

  1. Get the tattoo (in my blog’s header) on my foot, that says “One step at a time”. This is now my life motto.
  2. Lose enough weight to go for a tummy tuck.
  3. And a boob lift! I want fake, perky boobies!
  4. I want to do at least one 5km fun run/walk.
  5. Horseriding. It’s been years since I’ve last been on a horse.
  6. I want to do a hiking trail.
  7. Bungy jumping.
  8. Zip-lining.
  9. I want to double the income from my home-business.
  10. Oooh, I almost forgot. I need to stop smoking.
  11. River rafting.
  12. Scuba diving.
  13. Travel.
  14. Achieve my goal weight
  15. Paragliding
  16. Write a letter to myself
  17. Start working on the novel I wanted to write for years now.
  18. Get a total make-over
  19. Backpacking (one of my really big dreams)
  20. Finish my knitting projects
  21. Go on a roller coaster
  22. Knit an afghan blanket for my daughter’s 21st birthday.

Ps. Most of these things I’ll only be able to do once I’ve lost a considerable amount of weight. Let this be my motivation.

Weigh-In, Week #3


Let me be honest: This week was no walk in the park. I went back to the drawing board, and read up on Low Carb High Fat diets (again). With the info that I gathered about that, as well as the info on our local meal replacements, I decided to incorporate Biogen Diet Protein into my diet. I now eat really well (according to myself) and yet I was still worried about a repeat performance of last week, when I gained weight. Well, this morning I climbed on to the scale, and was relieved to see that I have lost 900 grams – almost 2 pounds. Total loss is now at 4.5 kg.


I now need to lose another 11.5 kg before the end of the year, in order to stick to my goal list. Wonder whether I’ll make it. When I mentioned to no-one in particular that I’m losing weight too slow to my liking, my daughter said: “Ma, you need to exercise!”

say what


What to do with all the info?


In searching for information on weight loss, I gathered the following info:

One website advocates a Low Carb High Fat diet, and claims studies showed that people on a Low Carb diet burned 300 more calories a day – while resting! The website also states that a Low Carb diet is actually good for Diabetics, and that for me, as a type 2 Diabetic, there’s no risk of hypoglycemia. So, as I have followed a Low Carb diet in week 1 and 2, I think I’m going to stick with it for a while longer.

Secondly, I tried to figure out how many calories I should consume per day. For an average woman, that figure is around 2000 calories a day. To lose weight a1663 calories is suggested. To lose weight fast a 1248 calories seems to be the number. (Keep in mind that I’m not very active).

Thirdly, I read up on the amount of carbs needed per day.

  • 100-150 grams per day is a “moderate” carbohydrate intake.
  • 50-100 grams per day is great if you want to lose weight effortlessly.
  • 20-50 grams per day is the perfect range for people who need to lose weight fast.

I had a question regarding dairy. Apparently dairy contains a lot of sugar, and low fat and no fat dairy needs to be avoided. Full fat options are okay.

The only real question that I have at the moment, is what happens when you have more than your RDA of protein? The reason I ask this, is because the meal replacement shake I have in mind, contains 45% protein of RDA for 1 serving. That means I won’t be able to have 3 servings of that per day, or will it be okay?

Suggestions will be appreciated.

Weigh In, Week #2


If you have a look at my results, you’ll see that I’ve actually gained 500 grams this week. It was not a gradual build-up, it happened directly after I had that frozen yogurt over the weekend. I’ve been weighing myself daily since, and no change.

And I generally don’t feel well. My liver feels swollen and I’m extremely tired. I’m a type 2 diabetic, but don’t understand these symptoms, as a Low Carb Diet is supposed to make me feel better.


So, this week I’m back to the drawing board.

I’ll gather some more information on diets, and will blog about it when I’m done.

Meal Replacement Shakes

I’m really battling to eat the proper foods, and therefore I read up on meal replacement shakes available in South Africa. I found the following:





diabetic plus

Diabetic plus











Anybody with first-hand experience with regards to these products? I have no idea where to start!

Bucket List #1, Travel

How I wish that I could travel the world. A few places I would love to see, comes to mind:

The Scottish Highlands. Perhaps it has something to do with a TV program, the Highlander, from years ago.

Edinburgh Castle

I would love to go to Italy. I’ll sit at a street cafe all day long, eating olives and drinking red wine.

Italy street cafe

Don’t forget about Bulgaria. There’s just something romantic about the place.


Hopefully I’ll one day be able to visit all these beautiful places.

My reward for a week well done

No, I’m not going to continually reward myself with food, but I think this was harmless enough. Plus: I got to spend some time with Hubby and Son. To Afrikaners, family gatherings are synonymous with eating…

Lovely English Toffee and Strawberry Frozen Yogurt. I would have been in heaven if there was a coffee flavour!

Frozen Yogurt

Weigh In, Week #1


Although I’m ecstatic with this week’s results, I know that I will have to start exercising to keep this up:

WEEK 1Goal nr. 1 is done and dusted. Goal number 2 on it’s way.


What’s scary, is that I have lost 9.02 pounds in one week, and that I can’t see it on my body (yet). It just motivates me to lose more!

My oldest child, now 23, was a big baby and weighed 9.24 pounds. I have now almost lost one big baby’s worth of fat!

You know you’re in trouble when….


your BMI doesn’t even feature on the BMI chart…..

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