The Slender Challenge: Weigh in #1

Just a quick recap… I am taking part in the Slender Challenge #8 sponsored by Health Renewal.

The slender challenge

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 8 to 10 kilograms a month for women, 10 to 15 kilograms a month for men, generally find it quite easy, and feel good with high energy levels. In fact, depressed patients have mood elevation as the Leptin levels “Kick in” 7 days into the program. Many of our patients have tried numerous other well-known diets but find this to be the magic one that actually works.

Head on over to the Slender Blog to see how the other contestants are doing.


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 to stop.

I want to be healthy. I want to live an active life. I want to be there for my child. I want to feel comfortable in my own body. And I want to look good!

Now, you are probably wondering how I’m going to do this?

I have been chosen as 1 of 30 contestants to take part in the Slender Challenge competition sponsored by Health Renewal.

The slender challenge

Slender Challenge 8 kicked off today.

We are following the Body Renewal Medical Weight Loss program and you can follow our 12 week weight loss journey HERE.

Wish me luck. I hope this is the last time I ever have to ask for that!