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  • Worried But Hopeful

    5/25/2017 8:55:24 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    I'm worried right now because...as well as being in a plateau...I had a really unflattering picture taken yesterday which made me cringe....bulges on my back and what seemed like huge arms... I'm really upset by seeing that. My cheeks are sticking out when I smile and I do not look nice at all - s... Read more

  • Plateau

    5/25/2017 4:05:18 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Today I realised I'm in a plateau. My deadline is drawing closer and I'm getting worried. So I'm going to change up my routine a little. Up the exercise and cut out a few carbs and eat more protein. Recently I've started eating a lot of fruit and I think it might not be suiting me because I resp... Read more

  • Paperclip chain for motivation

    5/23/2017 5:21:45 PM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    So I broke my 8 day streak to remain within calories. No problem. I somehow managed to have only 1 slice of birthday cake despite really wanting it. Great victory so I went back to normal next day and I've tried doing a 500 day but so far achieved roughly 1250, 1000 and 800 in the last few da... Read more

  • Karura Forest

    5/20/2017 2:48:12 PM, by STEPHLOKI

    Karura Forest is one of the amazing places in Nairobi. It has 2 different parts separated by a road. Today I finally went again for a walk there after almost 2 months. I love every minute I spend there... Read more

  • 8 day paperclip streak. Will I break it today?

    5/20/2017 10:37:16 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    So I have a streak of 8 days. Quite happy with that to be honest. It's my sons birthday today so...I'm mentally fighting with myself if I should break it and go over 1800 today or not. I lost at breakfast as I had 2 fluffy butter pancakes with nutella and real whipped cream. So much for t... Read more

  • Attitude

    5/20/2017 12:13:36 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    So true!... Read more

  • Cramping my style...

    5/19/2017 3:08:51 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Yeah today is starting off to be one of those days where I have 0 motivation to do anything. Including making and eating food. Can't be bothered but also not really hungry at all. Just want soothing tea...or hot milk with honey/cocoa or something similar. I'm just going to lay low today and ... Read more

  • Extreme cravings due to periods, but I made it anyway! Go ME!

    5/18/2017 1:09:04 PM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    yeah...not quite, I didn't eat pizza or cheesecake. I clocked in at 1372 today even though I know I'm allowed 1800 since I'm on my period, but I'm done for today, totally stuffed and satisfied. What did I have? Well I went with the flow! And what a weird menu it looks like, indee... Read more

  • Play your cards right, and burn up to 15% more calories on your period!

    5/18/2017 7:55:27 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Contrary to the funny cartoon, some studies suggest women do burn more calories on period days. www.thewellpathclinic.com/news
    /why-do-i-get-so-hungry-be
    fore-and-during-my-period/ It kind of makes sense as the body then manipulates us into eating high calorie foods before... Read more

  • Streaking Paperclips!

    5/17/2017 6:02:28 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    I started a new page on my fridge as it's a daily calendar I made myself. 5 clips and counting! Had a fast day yesterday and the paperclip chain kept me on track! Today I had a gorgeous steamed breakfast with everything. I made double (first pic) so my husband would enjoy a healthy trea... Read more

  • Sparked by Sparkpeople Article - Visual Motivation

    5/15/2017 6:37:47 PM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    In the Sparkpeople Article: 7 Fun Ways to Visually Track Weight Loss Progress, there's several examples of how we can visually motivate ourselves to keep on track, keep going and stop ourselves from breaking our streak. Here's a link: www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=7_fun_... Read more

  • Don't compare! You are normal!

    5/15/2017 9:54:06 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Sometimes I do think - do I eat THAT much that I've been overweight most of my life? Really? Or is it that my body is really working against me - most of my relatives are the types that can eat what they want and never gain weight, including my dad, brother and sister. My mom and I gain wei... Read more

  • How could I forget? Thank goodness I blog!

    5/9/2017 7:08:10 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Today I'm feeling like I need to re-think my strategy - I feel like I'm heading towards a dead-end and its a matter of time before I completely stop with my weight loss progress... I'm stalling, literally. I haven't lost weight in 13 days - and it is definitely not a plateau. It's s... Read more

  • Distraction works?!?

    5/7/2017 5:13:36 PM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    So last week was really good. I hit my calorie mark pretty much as planned. Then suddenly I feel cravings coming on and I'm out of whack. I was getting a little bored with my eating plan so I was looking for something a little spicier than I normally have. So I cooked up a storm for the fa... Read more

  • HAVE YOU EVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING, SURELY I CAN'T LOOK THAT

    5/4/2017 3:54:23 PM, by ANDYLIN90

    WELL . . . MY NAME IS ALICE AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST. I NOTICED HIS DDS DIPLOMA ON THE WALL, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME. SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK-HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME THAT HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH S... Read more

  • Back to Pre-dissertation weight!

    5/3/2017 6:16:21 PM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Today I weighed myself after submitting my dissertation on the 3rd of April 2017 and having quite a few ups and downs trying to get back on track. I'm proud to say, although I didn't register the extra weight gain (76kg!), I've now lost 3kg (6 pounds) since 3rd of April! So Now I am back where... Read more

  • Strangest realisation...

    5/1/2017 5:22:34 PM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    "Light up...light up, as if you have a choice, even if you cannot hear my voice, I'll be right beside you dear..." (Snow Patrol, Run) I've been the kind of person who enjoys melancholy...I was addicted to a certain kind of sadness which gave me strength during troublesome periods of my li... Read more

  • 4/30/17 My Shooting Star Badge for Week 3

    4/30/2017 10:25:39 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Has been a bit of a rough week for me, but I still earned a badge :) ... Read more

  • Right shoulder problem

    4/30/2017 10:47:12 AM, by MORECOFFEE96

    I was reviewing my blog posts this morning and discovered that this right shoulder problem I am having started 6 months ago. It really is time to go to a doctor. It had gotten progressively worse to the point that I now can't raise my right arm high enough to shave my armpit. I kept thinking that... Read more