Yvette Van Rooyen

Category 20+ KG'S
Position 11 TH
Weight Details
104.6 KG'S Starting Weight
75 KG'S Goal Weight
99.5 KG'S Current Weight
Challenge Progress
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Mental Fitness

Your mental fitness is what will get you through this diet into your new lifestyle. I have some serious thinking to do!


  • It was my daughter’s babyshower today. I had no cake and did not muss it anyway.  I had provita and cheese for lunch at the venue. Water seems to be my biggest challenge though…..something I HAVE to work on. I have to think about how I’m going to approach this going forward or not.

Water and more water

I went for my weigh in yesterday, needless to say, I have not lost as much as I could and wanted to. The doctor who saw me at the Illovo branch could not stress enough how important it is to drink the required 3 litres of water a day!

I’m happy with the food and have adopted well. My main focus will now be drinking the required water per day for better results.

Have a healthy weekend everyone!



Learn to Love your Journey

–To enjoy good health and fight obesity, to lose weight, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. -Buddha

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Slowly but surely

These past 2 weeks I can feel the weight loss is a lot slower than the first 2 weeks. Tomorrow is weigh in for me after 4 weeks on the programme. I am worried that I have not lost the required weight, but you know what, I am doing the best I can at the moment. I CAN do BETTER, I know that. I am not drinking the required 3l of water and I did eat an extra portion of protein and carbs on more than one occasion. Unfortunately, that will show on the scale tomorrow.

My daughter’s babyshower is this coming Saturday, so when that is over I can start to do my Parkrun’s every Saturday going forward!

I need to re-focus, make the BEST of this opportunity.

Good luck to everyone with the 4-week weigh-in this week!

It’s not over till the fat lady sings!

Someone called me that once…fat lady and it was an ex boss. How I hated him for that and how it hurt.

But you know what. I’m over it and yes, its not over yet. Still another 8 weeks to make a difference in my health! Yeahhhh!!

Week 4 – looking ahead

My stomach is giving me problems for 2 weeks now and I am trying to figure out the perfect dose of colon assist to drink.  I had to stop at a garage of all places last week on my way to work one morning?! Sunday morning I had to stay home all morning and only got out at about 3pm to the park with the dogs and my daughter (I dared). Well, I can only say it showed on the scale whether I ran or not, it makes a huge difference in your weight….

Its a daily struggle!

Restful Sunday

I managed to stick to the eating plan today. That’s all that matters. Preparing for a strict week ahead and fiercely committed! 🙄 My challenge is the 3l water per day 😨

I don’t do weekend’s

I’m not doing well on weekends with my diet. I thought I had this?! I’m  really struggling with my tummy as well…..

Anticipation vs Reality

I tend to set myself up for the worst instead of the best, especially over weekends. So…instead of dreading this weekend, like all the other past weekends, I am going to make the best of it! I will not fear any cheating, hunger or social gatherings where I feel out of control. There is no need to be miserable and feel sorry for myself because I can’t have cake and eat it too….

Its all about choices and I will make the best healthy choice for me, because I can and I want to.

Have a healthy and happy weekend everyone!

I am a mother of 2 beautiful children, a daughter and son and they are amazing adults, carving out a life of their own. This year I will also become a grandmother for the very first time (it’s a boy)!
I love reading, especially cook books, yes, I read them like you would read a novel. At my age (53) and being single, I realized that I need to lose weight and become healthy, not only for myself, but also for my children and grandchildren to come. I want a lifestyle change and this journey will make it possible and I am going to make every minute count.


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