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Thursday, 19 December 2013


How are you all doing? And compliments of the season to you all.

I have been fine except for this irritating dry cough that has refused to go but all in all healthy eating plan and exercise are on course.
I decided to measure myself with a tape because a lot of people were commenting on my weight loss and I can't seem to see much difference and have lost just about 6.7kg in the past 3 months and I was quite impressed(if I do say so myself),

Starting Current Loss
Weight 99kg 92.4kg 6.6kg
Bust 46in 41in 5in
Waist 42in 37in 5in
Hips 47in 43in 4in
Arms 15in 13in 2in
Thighs 28in 26.5in. 1.5in

This showed a loss of about 17 inches and this makes me excited to go on. Just got a new heart rate monitor/pedometer/watch and I intend to make good use of it.
Losing weight is not measured on the scale alone and when there is no change or even a gain as it happened to me in the 1st few weeks, it can be discouraging.
When you exercise, you build muscle and muscle weighs more than fat but takes up less space, so you might weigh more but wear a smaller dress size. It is not just about weight loss on the scale but about a fitter and healthier you meeting new fitness challenges and eating healthier too.

My desire is to walk 70,000 steps at least weekly, run more than walk, bring down and keep down my blood pressure and cholesterol( I am off medications for cholesterol right now and hopefully never going back on it) control my oesto artritis and off course wear a size 12/14......more 14 again.What are your goals?

What are your plans for the Christmas holidays? Will tell you more about my plans in my next post.

Take care

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

How are you all?

I have had issues with my laptop and that is why I have been offline these days.
I seem to have lost some of my voom for exercise since coming down with a cold 2 weeks ago. initially I got tired easily but I am fine now but have not gotten my groove back for dancing at night...... I used to enjoy it so much. I still go for my walks 3-4 times a week and am out for at least an hour or more and try to compensate for the missed dance sessions.

My diet hs been so and so, I have healthy meals in the freezer but seem to crave the white carbs but so far, ao good, I am still putting in an effort.

weight as at yesterday morning was 92.9kg

I hope to be 90kg by end of the month but I wonder how I will cope at Christmas and with all the upcoming weddings. Clean eating and some cheating will come to play I guess and dancing must resume and be on point. And hope to keep the this in mind

Hope it keeps you motivated too and have a lovely week(what is left of it)

PS; Want to get an exercise DVD, heard good things about Hip Hop Abs and Juiianne 30 days shred. Any advice?

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Late Post

I am sorry this is coming like 2 weeks late but I had some guests for the past couple of weeks and have been quite busy coupled with PHCN and Internet wahala.

So far, so good I am hanging in there and following the exercise plan, did not meet the 4 litres of water daily goal but did about 3 liters daily, clean eating was challenging for a few days last week as I was involved in the funeral of my friends mum and with the party foods etc but good thing was the hours spent walking Lagos markets and being on my feet taking care of the guests and of course, Dancing.

I have been down for the past few days but managed to go for an hour walk today and I am going to do some cooking today so that I will always have healthy food to eat especially when I get back from work. I hope to lose about 3kg this month inspite of Christmas

Current Weight is 93.5kg as at yesterday morning and my clothes are definately loose on me as I have dropped a dress size and hopefully will start 2014 at 90kg by God's grace.

Have a great week and I hope to see you soon.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

This week coming to an end was not bad exercise and diet healthy eating wise.
I actually did stick to all my planned exercise and did the detox for 3days.
I walked a lot too this week, 10km twice this week and waling 6k under 1hour and even did 7.5k in 58mins on Thursday(No wonder my feet are sore).
Current weight as at this morning is 94.7kg.
My goals for next week are;

1. Maintain exercise plan and walk 3-4days, dance and do a fitness video the other days. Try and rest on Sunday.
2. Increase my water intake to 4litres a day.
3. Portion control to continue.
4. Reward myself fo going below 95kg.(A pedicure)

I decided that I will get a reward for every goal I meet and my mini goals are 5kg drop and rewards are as follows;
95kg - A pedicure.

90kg - A book.(Apt since I sell books).

85kg - A ticket for a movie or a play.

80kg - A massage and facial.

75kg - A new wardrobe(hopefully can afford it)

So, I am getting my reward which hopefully I will get hubby to pay for....hehehe.

Have a great week all.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Detox Week

I had a fair week and was able to walk 5k in less than 1hr consistently this past week and walked 7.5k in 1hr 26mins today.

Still working on my diet, fasted for 4days and then parties on friday, seminar today and another party tomorrow but I was able to watch my meals, not so clean but I controlled my portions.

I also danced and tried to walk around a lot rather than sitting still, I attempted skipping but ooh....... my Knees, so I am sticking to my outdoor walking/slow jogging for now.

My husband came back from a trip out of town on Wednesday and noticed a change, so did a friend who I have not seen in a couple of months.

My plans for this week is to continue with my exercises as I did last week, and as my husband has decided that he want to start a detox program on monday, I will join him for the 3 days of eating just fruits and vegs along with the fast of course( if I can cope).

Join us by taking the Detox water to clean your system and let me know how you are doing.

Current weight is 96kg, 3kg more to lose in November.Detox

Have a GREAT week ahead.

Sunday, 3 November 2013


Hi All,

This has been a good week for me in terms of my exercise and clean eating. I Have walked our 5k three times this week and danced everyday.

I love to dance and now I just put on my earphones and burn some calories and generally enjoy myself while sweating. The best part is that I can do it anytime of the day and anywhere.

My goals for November are;

1. Walk 5k in less than an hour. I did it in 1 hr 06 mins yesterday.
2. Dance every day for at least 30 mins.
3. Find ways to include weight training as I go along eg use hand weights as I walk.

This month we are fasting for 21 days in church and I hope to find the strength to participate as it is also an opportunity to lose weight. I seem to have had a problem with wrong readings from my scale, my new scale puts my weight this morning as 96.6kg and I start from there for this month and I hope to be 93kg by the end of the month.

I will keep you posted.

Have a great week.

Friday, 18 October 2013


This Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Thursday, 17 October 2013


What has been happening to me? I just stopped writing and due to guilt pangs also stopped visiting the blogs I follow except a few that I subscribed to on emails.Apologies to all.

June saw my husband and I losing a friend. It was unexpected and very devastating for all of us as he was such a vibrant and Healthy man but he still had a HEART ATTACK and as we never saw it coming it just blindsided us, this is the 1st time for me, that a friend will lose a spouse and I had to be there for her and kind of experienced it with her but it in the end, after he was buried, we (her friends) still went back home with our spouses.

This has encouraged me to start a healthy lifestyle for myself as I realised it was time to be serious about losing the EXTRA kilos I carry along and resume exercise which I stopped about 2yrs ago because I was bored of going alone.

I saw a doctor, had test done both blood and urine and an ECG. The result was High cholesterol in addition to the Hypertension that I have battled for years and a bit of problem with the heart. I was placed on medications and since I don't like taking drugs, I have started some lifestyle changes.

I am writing this for accountability sake,so that you will hold and keep me accountable.

My starting weight was 99kg and I have lost 5kg so far by watching my diet and I started walking and exercising again this week.

- To lose 10kg by christmas following the 8weeks 'Lose and Tone Challenge' by Zone Fitness
- To lose 27kg in total and reach 72kg by the middle of next year.
- To walk at least 12,000 steps daily.
- Learn and incorporate healthy eating habits to control Blood Pressure and lower Cholesterol,so that I can come off or reduce medication
-To start Weight Training to increase muscle mass and give defination.
- Encourage husband to join the band wagon.
- And of course wear a size 16 by Christmas and eventually a size 14.

I will try to update my blog regularly to keep you posted and to be motivated.

Love and kisses

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Missed Blogging

Hello All.

I can't believe that I wrote last over 14 weeks ago. It is so amazing how busy my life has become and it has also been so eventful.

I have missed blogging and reading other blogs but I also have been able to catch up with reading other paperback books and spending quality time with my family and friends. I have joined a women's Bible study group, and also have had the priviledge of teaching in a Women's wellness class and the bookshop and my husband's business is growing. It has not all been good news but I will not bore you with the not so good news because I trust God is taking care of the future and my path is in his hands.
I have done my blog round and seen some new ones and enjoyed my favorites ones.I hope to visit more often and continue to blog as often as I can.I have decided to ignore the power problems and the shameful show of the so called democratic governors and just want to focus on seeing my glass as half full and not half empty.

I hope for a better Nigeria and may the souls of Dana Airline victims RIP.

Hope to see you soon.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Just Checking In


Happy new year once again.

It has been a fast moving year for me so far and I can't believe how long it has been since I visited and put down my thoughts. But as I always say,'Life Happens'.

I hope to tell you more soon but right now, I am just CHECKING in, so that you all know that I am alive and well.

Have a great week.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year, New Dreams?

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

By Steve Jobs

This is so profound and true and has really got me thinking about my BUCKET LIST and some changes I need to make in my life this new year. Last year for me was good, I started several new phases in terms of Family,my Work and also my Thinking. I also faced the deaths of several loved ones, so I hope to live a better life for God this year, Love more,Care more and hold no Grudges.

What are your plans for the new year? Remember, what is Important and hold on to what is TRUE. Have a wonderful year ahead.