Thursday, 30 July 2015

Want change? Break the comfort zone!

So I have been talking with a sister friend lately on this issue. She's an amazing soul, you can follow her on We've been talking on; How we yearn for changes, how we yearn to fully and truly express ourselves to those around us, as you may well be aware that's probably the only way to live a fulfilled life.

Well, today I thought I would write on this matter, in-fact I'm loving this blogging business, kinda great to express what I think in writing. At least from my Christian background, I know that cowards will never succeed. Those who stay in a comfortable place and expect different or astounding results are as good as  not doing anything I suppose.

Many of us are expectant of a lot of things, those of us who pray, do so fervently for things to change, but we sort of always forget to step out and be at a place of receiving that which we prayed for. Those who have hopes of thriving businesses, wake up and do the same normal things that everyone else is up to, there's no way you can be different my friend.

So, from my personal end of things, I know Im dealing with a whole lifestyle change, searching for fitness, health, longevity plans  so that this becomes my life for as long as I live.  Here's what I have learnt and I keep learning everyday: every time I feel comfortable, I should instantly be uncomfortable with that feeling. If I want to make this lifestyle work, I must push myself, feel pain, crave and defeat the cravings, feel tired and like giving up and still push! Great things will NEVER come from my comfort zone, neither will they come from yours.  Yes its going to hurt, but you and I have to learn to push through. Sometimes our situations don't change because we are working from  a comfortable and familiar end. Let's get out there and be the changers and grinders and see what we desire blossom right in our eyes. Stay Great and focused family.. Till soon.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

I asked him to hide the scale!

As I continue on this journey of  lifestyle change, I find some really interesting lessons of life, obsessions, self control and many more.

A few weeks ago I asked my husband to take away the scale and hide it from me, like I vowed I won't look for it no matter what. Wondering why I did that? Well here's the answer: I was literally on that thing every hour. First thing I did when I woke up, mid day and evening, several times in between. It was drivin me carazzy y'all.  I didn't like what I was turning into. I picked it at once, sought help and I'm good now. On the first day I looked for it thoughπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ. He just looked at me and said,

      "well, we only go check on that weight once a week and we do it at the hospital, not here!".

I couldn't believe him! I just know one thing though, he's strong...
I'm settling in with the idea 2 weeks later, I keep grinding, going to the gym and working on my body and the food I eat. It works, no need to obsess over the scale figures.

I'm learning so much about me and life in general in this whole process. At times we are desperate to see changes, we want them real quick, we dread going through the whole process to make lasting changes. We dread the taste of vegetables and just meat, we struggle to learn to love the new path we're on. Soon, it won't be new, it will be a norm. We learnt to love junk foods  and snacks, we can unlearn and reprogram the new into our systems. We learnt negativity, fear, doubt and all sorts of things that are against us,  we can reverse all that and embrace the new and better!

Keep going, you can do it.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Hello world! Been a while :)

Honestly, i dont know what has been happening. I've been too busy putting my life in order, getting ready for a huge travel and career opportunity.  Good thing is, we are on track! I lost another 2 pounds, and Im now 238 Lbs (or 108 kgs). One kg a week and we will be on 29 kgs by week 29!

I'm slowly getting used to my low carb diet, so grateful for the husband friend support. Okay, so I thought I should really write something, I'm doing this on the run. I will catch y'all on monday!


Saturday, 18 July 2015

Microwave speed???: Patience is EVERYTHING

16/07/2015 : against the microwave speed

In the last 7 days I've lost 1 kg, or 2 pounds... Last week I weighed 110kg (242Lbs) and now I'm 109kg (240 Lbs)!!! 

We are surely making progress and it's good that in 2 weeks I've lost 4 kgs! (8 Lbs).  It's an incredible feeling. Yeah, I do know that I still have to deal with about 60Lbs or at least 29kgs😁😁. But the small steps I'm taking are taking me towards that goal. The important thing is to set goals, stick by them and keep grinding. 

I guess the most difficult thing in this whole healthy living resolution is; TIME. 
We are literally a microwave generation, we don't like to wait for slow but sure and sustainable steps to achieve any of our set goals... Some of you may say how long will it take for her to lose that 29 kgs, 6 months? A year? Oh that's too long! but one day at a time, carefully watching my lifestyle and what i eat!
Well here's the thing, you'll also go through that same year, why don't you choose to make it count? That's what motivates me. I promise you, some days are good and some days are just as terrible, but I keep going... 

Friday, 10 July 2015

Progressing...that's for sure


Exactly 7 days since I started my writing, well writing about my body and health.  I've lost exactly 6.6 Lbs (3 kg)!! I'm now 242.5 Lbs (110 kg) from in 7 days. Remember I was 249 Lbs about 7 days ago.! I'm excited, my diet is working. I haven't started going to the gym though', I'm still working out small small on my own. 

It's been tough, I miss rice, sadza and pizza, and cookies πŸ˜”. I cut off sugar and milk in my tea a long time ago and so that's not a problem anymore. On day 4 of my veggie and protein diet, I was literally shaking, my body demanding things. Well I won. It's a mind thing, I let my spirit/heart lead, not my mind and body! I'm going to continue werking it!!! It has to work!

Once I hit the professional gym ( for aerobics) I'll let you know! See you in a week's time!

my missing rice face below!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

New journey! Excited and mixed feelings really...

I weigh 249 Lbs or 113 kg... , 1.74 m tall
I'm currently overweight by 25kg or 55 Lbs😁😁

So about 2 years ago  (September, 2013) I was 277 Lbs or 125 kg, and I started taking small steps to rectify my "situation". It was partly a lifestyle change, from what I ate, to going to the gym here and there and occasionally doing my own routine aerobics at home. This change began when I temporarily lived in St. Louis, MO, USA. Of course it would be unfair not to mention Jody Butterfield who brought me a life changing book a year earlier; the book Diet Evolution by Dr. Steven Gundry. This was the first time I got exposed to how human genes work and what effects certain foods have. Don't get me wrong, I knew that pizza was unhealthy, and that it made me gain weight, but I didn't know in simple layman terms how and what of pizza is unhealthy... I live in Zimbabwe, my staple food is corn meal, called sadza, yummiest starchy food, munched alongside all sorts of stews, and some vegetables, but usually leafy vegetables. Sometimes we could eat sadza and potatoes! Right, I know it's a recipe for "disaster", so having grown on that food and now learning that I should drop it so that I take my body back to where I was...tough request but must be done. 

So here we are, effectively in the past year and half or so, I have done away with 31 Lbs. I did well once and my friends and colleagues were truly seeing my efforts, and then of course I fell off the track. I guess that's the most frustrating moment when you see numbers rising  again. Thank God for social media, and friends that we can keep in touch and track each other up all the time. I have a friend (Pam) in St Louis, and she wants to lose 100Lbs in a year And I have to lose 66 pounds, in that same period. She bikes, and I don't, she walks sometimes, and I'll do too. I will go to the gym for aerobics, an hour a day at least 3 days a week. 

I have faith that this will work, I need 2 in fact 3; availability, will power...and support. I am available, I took on establishing myself as a business woman in agriculture and environmental issues on April 30th 2015, this decision was backed up by my quest to balance up my life, organize my health and lifestyle, as well as learn and grow in a field I love with my life. It was a big decision, for me and had to be done. I have will power, I desperately want to be 180 lbs, I desperately want to be healthy and I guess sexy while at I have great support from my totally awesome husband, who thinks that I'm totally cool and super able...really good to have this guy, he is my voice of reason and from time to time You'll be seeing him in posts, though this is really about me and my life changing journey. My friends and sisters are incredible, but here's the downside, they're all super bodies, small, the "biggish ones" are just not as big as I am. In a nutshell I live in a world of beautiful friends, who have made me totally confident and now are supporting my dream. 

One more biggest support is the unending and ever faithful Grace from God. By the way, we might as well get this cleared right away, you'll realize that my posts will be containing a lot of God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit. This is the biggest centre of my life, couldn't do nothing without God. In case you don't belong in my camp, it's fine, whatever religion and belief, we all want well being right? Blessings and yes I need that Grace for strength. 

So I recently started following this phenomenal woman on Instagram @lakeitha_duncan. She lost a whooping 100Lbs in one year!  She's totally awesome and real. So I'm so following her, her nuggets keep me pumped up for the road...

It's my sincere prayer and hope that sharing with you on my journey will enable me to draw the much needed support from all of you.. :)

All for now, see you in a few days, that's what's up!

Below: somewhere far from home learning gardening and farming as a business :)