Just completed the final weigh in. Lost a total of 17.4 kg. Although not completely at my goal, I am immensely grateful for what I have lost. Also, for what I have gained.
Thank you Skin Renewal for the amazing opportunity you have given me. An opportunity not only to lose the weight that was holding me down but to change my life completely.
Thank you Liana at Willowbridge for always being positive for me throughout my journey. Especially those times when my losses were not what I wished.
Thanks to all of you for your constant support, encouragement and motivation that carried me through the past 12 weeks. I could not have done it without you.
In my opinion, all of us have done remarkably well. Even if you have not reached goal weight yet, be proud of what you have done. You are amazing.
Good luck with the road ahead. I wish you nothing but the best.
It feels like just yesterday when it all began. Who knew time would fly so fast?
It’s been a difficult week so I can’t say that I excited about the final weigh in. However, I am excited to see all (Cape Town) fellow challengers.
I am certain there will be some remarkable changes. Only hours to go now. 😁
Things that I miss:
Still going about my research to do it in a healthy way. I refuse to gain the weight back. This challenge is the best thing that could have happened for my health and well-being. Gaining back the weight would make it a wasted experience.
On Saturday, those of us who are not continuing with the programme will find out the way forward. I cannot wait to find out when I can have a bite and sip of my favourite things.
What are you most looking forward to after the challenge?
The final week just has not been my week.
The stomach cramps and bloating have passed but now I feel the onset of the flu. 😂 The madness. I just want to hold on till Staurday afternoon. Thereafter, I can manage.
Still on par with my meals and water. Not so much with exercise. I think a little part of me has given up on reaching goal so not giving it my all. Contemplating a shake day.
Those who were stalling or gaining like me and did the shake day, please let me know how it went. May do it tomorrow for that final push. 🤷🏽♀️
Went to bed last night with bad bloating and stomach cramps. Still have it this morning along with added weight on the scale. I have no idea why. Sticking to the plan. Drinking the water. Taking pills. 🤷🏽♀️
Not a good start to my day. And with final weigh in almost here, the timing could not be worse. All I want to do is curl up in bed. Cape Town weather is perfect for that as well.
Hope all of you are doing much better.
I never would have thought of eating ostrich. I’m just not that adventurous with food.
Since ostrich is one of the proteins we can have without restriction, it has become one of my staples. Today I unintentionally had a double dose of it. That happens when you don’t write on your freezer bags. 🙈 I don’t know how it will affect my losses since we aren’t supposed to repeat proteins but I enjoyed my meals nonetheless.
4 sleeps till that final weigh in. If only, by some magic, 4 kgs could drop in that time 😂
Seeing all these posts bring reality home. Only days left to go.
I struggled to find words for this blog today. I don’t want it to end. 😂 I am not there yet. Not done yet.
That is all.
Today, I walked barefeet.
It may seem like absolutely nothing. To me it is everything though. The absence of pain makes an incredible change from what I have become accustomed to.
I have been suffering from plantar fasciitis for more than a year. That meant no walking barefeet, no flat shoes and no high heels. In March 2017, the doctor told me that shaking the extra weight would help.
Despite my best efforts, the extra weight just gained new friends. Now, thanks to the Slender Challenge, the kilos have dropped. Not all of it but quite a lot. This is a not so little achievement for me actually. I could not be more thankful.
Today, I walked barefeet. Yaaaaay.
So I am having a quiet weekend.
Not because I am scared of temptation. I think I am over that. The week was just so hectic that the rest is welcome.
Sticking to the plan as always. Just hit the 3 litre mark with my bedtime cup of tea. All pills taken. No exercise today. With only 2 sessions done this week, will have to do one tomorrow.
Hope everyone is being good. Almost at the finish line.
Spending my Friday evening planning the road ahead (after the challenge).
Unfortunately, I am (financially) unable to continue with the programme. So I am figuring out other ways to continue my weight loss. Seems like I have hit a plateau with the challenge so I need a really good plan. 😂
At first I thought that I would want to jump into a cheat day when the challenge finishes but I have had a major change of heart. I want to continue to be healthy from the get go. Will be spending some time researching healthy but delicious recipes / restaurants to treat myself when I have stabilised.
I hope your Friday and weekend is more eventful and fun. 😂