Day Ten and Eleven

Now that am used to the new diet and the body has adjusted, I find the green juice I take in the morning filling that I don’t have to take as much as I used to take at the beginning of this journey the rest of the day. There is magic in that green stuff, it gives you satisfaction when you get used.

True I crave for food at times especially when I see food posted on the food network๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ that I follow. I beat the craving by writing down that food so I can eat it after my reboot. The beauty is after the cleanse you can eat whatever you want then clean it out like for two days. I believe if you go extreme and stop your favorite food then the journey becomes impossible. But if you also just eat faaaaa then you spoil the beautiful reboot and all the hard work.

I feel the desire to change the taste of my juice so this week I will be doing that. I have had the same kind of taste for 11days now so for the next 11 I need a different kind of taste.

The juice fast is for a period of time to help reboot your body then get back to a controlled relationship with food. Some people do it for 10days, some 20, 30, 60,……up to 100. You decide when you want to stop.

Am looking forward to next week, I want to see how being on leave will help or affect my journey. It is much easier at work because am very busy, I hope I find a routine that keeps me busy at home.

My next post will be on Monday when I take my second weigh in and my measurements.

Thank you for following my journey.

Cheers

Mama Kim

Day Eight and Nine

What can I say!!!! These went by unnoticed. Am now back in my normal self, I feel normal. Just realized that am having very good quality sleep which helps alot.

Day nine made me realize that am winning at all fronts. I had two functions with very very good finger foods and I attended both and didn’t touch whatever I wasn’t supposed to touch. Thats victory thus freedom. I had a very annoying situation. I was too p***ed off that I almost fell ill. One of those that you can’t share with a living soul. In the past I would run to food and the cravings to go to Cafesserie and eat a big meal were there in drones but I didn’t barge – thats victory. I decided to instead write this.

Thank you for all the encouragement I am receiving, means alot and keeps me going. Many people reach out to me and tell me they’re following my journey. I have had 5 people get inspired and join me on the journey. I have had a couple constantly discouraging me and am not giving up – they have along way to wait. Just shut those out. This is working wonders for me and am doing it.

Cheers

Mama Kim

Day Five, Six and Seven

Day five was super easy for me. I went through without any issues. I was happy I went thru it well and am thankful.

The weekend on the other hand was extremely difficult. It took will power for me not to break apart. I was tempted in every angle. I was surrounded by very very good food. The food at home was great. We had someone with a birthday home so there was cake.

I think not being able to eat kind of made me irritable and I kept snapping – not sure it was that but I know I was irritable.

The temptations intensified in the late afternoons into evenings. I would take water and my juice and off to bed.

Am so thankful to Jackie that has been my rock thru this journey so far. She has gone thru it and is constantly there to support me.

I am thankful to God that I stuck it thru the weekend without cheating. Am ready for week two and am believing God for a successful end of week. This journey is not about losing weight, its about regaining my health freedom. Weightloss is a by product.

And now, drum roll pleeeeeeeease……….

My progress for week one is as follows;-

I lost 4.2kgs

I lost 63.2inches around the waist, thighs, burst, arm etc.

Thats very good progress for week one. I know the weeks to come may not be that great but am comfortable with that.

Week two here I come.

Cheers

Mama Kim

Day Three and Four

I am thankful that am able to do this. It gets easier by the day.

Day 3 was ok. I had a good day generally. In the night I was super hungry and had to tell my mum deep in the night about it and all she said was; ‘your body is cleansing’ and I felt like screaming thru the phone like; muuuuuuuuuuuuum……

I didn’t feel hungry during the day which was surprising.

After work I reached home to pilao, chips etc. My maid is one of the best cooks in this country, her chips are unmatched. But my daughter couldn’t allow me to even look. She just said; ‘no mum, no mum, go to the fridge and pick your juice’. I wasn’t intending to eat but she wasn’t taking chances. I decided to go to my bed at 8:00pm and within minutes I was asleep till 6:00am. Never slept like that before. For me thats a big big big plus to this raw diet.

Day 4 is the best so far. No hunger, the cravings are minimized, I feel good. Gives me hope that it gets better with time. I now need to train my mind to remember to drink on time. The hunger is subdued and so I forget my meal time. I also need to drink a little more water, I hardly drunk today.

Am very appreciative for the support am receiving at work. No one allows me to even be tempted. A friend Fatie for those who know her got me drinking and the first thing she wanted to know was whether I was cheating. I had to prove to her that I wasn’t – I was on my recommended juice. My team had a special lunch today in our boardroom, it was a very nicely prepared meal. They saw me near the table and half of them were pushing me away. I wanted to see what they were having and they couldn’t hear of it. I have received lots of encouragement and support thru my facebook inbox and whatsapp – am thankful. I appreciate that my support is home, social media and work. I don’t take that for granted. Am glad I took the courage to blog.

I will take my weigh-in every 7days and will share with you.

This is ‘My journey to health freedom’ and the takeoff has been great. Am excited of what is to come in the future.

Thank you for being part of my journey. Thank you for reading or following my story. It keeps me accountable.

Cheers

Mama Kim

My day One and Two

I am on day two of my juicing. Buoy what a challenge!!!!

Day one was easier than I thought. I had been prepared for worse but I think it was ok. The temptation was massive with our lunch meals at work, we snack quite a bit so not having to join in was hard. Meantime at home my girl prepared banana leaves steamed rice and served it near me. It was steaming hot and OMG what a temptation it was!! I just wanted to dig in. I also had to prepare the juice for the next day and it wasn’t easy coz my mind was playing tricks on me. My other gal is on leave and I decided to do it my self because the gal at home was tired.

Day two on the other hand has been tougher than day one. I woke up a little weak but had to prepare the kids for school. I felt kind of struggling to stand for long. Anyway I put on my ‘big gal pants’ and stuck it out. Am grateful that I had support at home and work. My colleagues were cheering me on and didn’t allow me to touch food. I walked into my boss’s office to a JAVA’s delivery and I just took a photo, normally I would take some. Then break tea for the meeting I was attending had very nice chapattis and sausages, big temptation but my colleagues Peter and Patrick couldn’t allow me to mess up my day two.

I got a bit of nausea and a constant desire to lie down but I believe that should be expected on day 2. I also had a work dinner which am dodging because it will be weird for me to just sit and watch. Shhhhh…..my boss doesn’t know this, please don’t tell.

Apart from feeling like I want to lie down, am not craving anything on day two and am not hungry. Just some weird lazy feeling I have but am ok. Am surprised that am not craving cheesy chips.

I will share some pictures and videos that I have taken or recorded.

No one said it would be easy, am prepared to go all through. Kim and Kay are cheering me on and I can’t let them down.

Cheers

Mama Kim

โ€˜My journey to health freedomโ€™.

Today I started on a new journey that I have called ‘My journey to health freedom’. I will tell you why I started the journey and decided to blog about it.

For 9 years now I have struggled with my health. I had my first born in 2008 and put on a lot of weight. I moved from being 65kg to 106. I had my second born in 2010 and by that time I hadn’t lost the weight from the first baby. I just added to what I had already accumulated. Now my weight fluctuates between 112kg – 126kgs.

With weight came all sorts of illnesses. High / low Blood Pressure – depending on how the body felt some seasons it would be low and some seasons high. I developed gall bladder stones that were only confirmed after 3 years of pain. All along I was being treated for ulcers. And many more other illnesses. The doctors told me to lose some weight and I worked hard and lost 17kgs. I was supper excited about it.

I struggled with stomach pains for 3 good years. I had excruciating pain and every doctor gave me a different diagnosis. I was in and out of hospital. In 2016 I was referred to India for further management of my stomach pains. I met great doctors in India that diagnosed me correctly and I ended up having to undergo an operation. The operation was done and wallah!!!…..I was free.

I had not been well for 3 years so the feeling of being well to me was magical. When I fully recovered from the operation, I was finally free…… My God!!! it felt like I had not been well my entire life. I couldn’t believe that I would move without medication in my handbag – (I always had 3 sets of medication. One in my bathroom, one in my living room and one in my handbag).ย  I couldn’t believe that I would eat everything I wanted and would not get any pains. I was very happy that I was well mentally and physically.ย  I decided to celebrate my ‘wellness’. The celebration went on for a year and unfortunately I went right back where I was. I piled the weight back and little by little illnesses here and there began to crop up.

Not long ago I was seated – tired from work, not wanting to move and I called my 9 year old daughter Kimberley to send me the remote, my phone charger and drinking water. My daughter said something to me that moved me. She said; ‘mummy I love you and don’t mind how you look but you need to get smaller so you can start doing those things for yourself‘. That innocent statement hit me hard. I went deep into thought. I was sad and angry with my self. I started deep thought on what I wanted for myself and my family.

I realized I wanted to be free. I love it when am free. I decided I wasn’t going to be held captive anymore. I was going to be free and all it takes is me. I didn’t need permission from anyone, I had the power. I took charge of ‘My journey to health freedom’.

And that is how this blog was borne.

I have been researching and reading about many life styles and I selected one that I felt I had seen amazing results. It is called ‘Juicing’. I decided I was adopting it because not only does it help you lose weight, it reboots your body.

I wanted to blog about my progress for encouragement from the readers, friends and family and to also encourage anybody out there that may need encouragement.ย  Today is day one and I will keep updating progress.

Thank you

Mama Kim