The Slender Challenge: 6 week weigh-in

I hit the half way mark of the Slender Challenge and it’s been tough. This challenge is not easy. Well, has losing weight ever been easy?! I’ve had my fair share of cravings and temptations and it’s been hard, but I have stuck to the plan (as best I could at times) and I am so happy with my results. I had my 6 week weigh-in on Friday, and… 14 kgs down in 6 weeks!! Can you believe it?! I sometimes can’t. It’s been hard work, and I still have at least 10 kgs to go, but I feel great. And I don’t look too bad either, if I do say so myself. I had to go jeans shopping this morning as my current pairs look horrible om me. 6 weeks ago they were too snug and extremely uncomfortable. Now they are almost falling off! I want to thank Body Renewal for the Slender Challenge and for the chance to change my life. This time WILL be the last time! Here’s a quick recap of the program I’m following: Body Renewal Weight Loss Program It is a medical weight loss program which specifically targets abnormal and resistant fat, which results in slimming and shaping of the body. A highly professional team lead by a medical doctor assesses every patient. In this consultation your medical history will be evaluated. The doctor will then decide whether any blood tests are necessary. A team of registered nurses supports each patient in their weight loss journey to ensure the best results are obtained. The program is based on improving sensitivity to Leptin and...

The Slender Challenge: Weigh in #1

Just a quick recap… I am taking part in the Slender Challenge #8 sponsored by Health Renewal. Why? Because I am fat again… but not for long! The Slender Challenge: Weigh in #1 I had my first weigh in on Saturday morning and I am down 6.2kgs in 2 weeks. I feel good. 10 weeks (and many, many kilo’s) to go. Stay tuned as I will give you an update every 2 weeks. Next weigh in is on 27/08. Why the Slender Challenge? I need to be pushed. I need to be kept an eye on. I need the support of others fighting the same battle. This is exactly what this challenge is giving me. Plus there’s a huge prize up for grabs. Why the Body Renewal Weight Loss Program? It is a medical weight loss program which specifically targets abnormal and resistant fat, which results in slimming and shaping of the body. A highly professional team lead by a medical doctor assesses every patient. In this consultation your medical history will be evaluated. The doctor will then decide whether any blood tests are necessary. A team of registered nurses supports each patient in their weight loss journey to ensure the best results are obtained. The program is based on improving sensitivity to Leptin and has four components: a low GI diet Weight loss supplements / nutraceuticals in the form of capsules and powder, a daily meal replacement with a low GI health shake Daily injections of a lipotropic substance (HCG) that targets and releases abnormal fat in the body. If the program is strictly adhered to patients lose between...

Why I am fat… again

Those words were quite hard to type. I can’t believe I am here again. Fat. If this is something that you are not interested in, kindly move a long. The reason I am sharing this, is to hold myself accountable and to share my journey for those of you who find themselves feeling fat, ugly and hopeless. Perhaps this post will help you not feel quite so alone in your struggles. I’ve struggled with my weight most of my life. I gained a lot of weight during and after my pregnancy and I finally really did something about in 2014 and I lost a lot of weight. Read about it HERE. I just reread that post myself and I still can’t really believe what I have done to myself. I was happy, healthy, moderately fit and happy with the way I looked. Then… In February 2015 I landed up in hospital and had to undergo spinal surgery. That meant that I was on my back for 8 weeks. It also meant that I was no longer allowed to run or do boot camp. I was also not allowed to pick up my child or vacuum the house. I am still not really supposed to be doing most of those things. My heart was broken. And what do I do when my heart is sore? I eat. And today I have regained all of the weight I lost in 2014 and more! Over the last year I have tried to lose weight many times. All unsuccessful. And every time something ‘bad’ happened, I would head to the fridge. This has...

10kgs and counting…

I was looking for a ‘booyah’ gif to start this blog post off with, but they all make it seem like I’m bragging or gloating. And that is not what this post is about. Don’t get me wrong, I am damn proud of myself, but this post is about sharing a bit of my journey and maybe even inspiring someone to do the same. I started my A New Weigh journey when I joined the #F2FChallenge that kicked off on 15 September ’14. You can read about it HERE and have a look at my previous results posts HERE and HERE. I have lost 10.3kgs to date. As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I am very happy with my results thus far and 10kgs is a huge milestone for me. But what I have gained on this journey outweighs the weight that I have lost (I am just full of puns today). I have some of my confidence back. I walk down the street with my head held a little higher than usual. I am no longer walking around trying to blend into the crowd; scared that I may bump into someone I know. It’s not just because I feel better about the way I look, it’s because I am not carrying the shame around anymore. The shame of trying to solve my problems with food, the shame of eating in secret, the shame of eating to the point where my body can’t take it anymore, the shame of forcing food down my throat in an attempt to force down emotions, to keep them buried deep down inside....

#F2FChallenge: Month 1 = RESULT!

I don’t really have much to say here as I think that my results says it all. I am SO happy that I have finally found a program that works for me. I am eating good, clean, healthy food and I feel satisfied and my cravings are under control. Of course I would love some chocolate (I haven’t gone mad), but I haven’t had the urge to devour a whole slab. What I love about this eating plan is that I don’t feel deprived. I get to eat protein, starch, fruit and veg. And don’t think that because I’m eating ‘clean’ that I don’t get to eat good food. My favourite A New Weigh meal is the #ANW approved pizza. Damn good! I’ve wanted to take a pic to put on Instagram, but it hasn’t stayed on my plate long enough. It’s that good! I feel lighter, I look slimmer and I am enjoying exercise more and more each day. This isn’t just a diet, this is a new way of living. I feel great!! Thank you so much Gaelyn and A New Weigh. I’m looking forward to the next 2 months of this challenge. And for the first time in a very long time, I’m looking forward to summer....

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