Tuesday, 29 January 2013

what i am eating

Well, people are starting to notice I am losing weight. And it is bloody marvellous! A friend asked me what I ate, which is why I am doing this blog post.


I have never been a fan of breakfast. Alas, after much research, you really need to put something in your body to restore your sugar levels, and to get your metabolism going. I get up, and I am doing weight training 10 minutes later - you do loose more weight training on an empty stomach - and then, right after my workout, I have breakfast. I have used USN's Diet Fuel before, and it worked a charm, review here. I have now changed to USN pure protein. I have the vanilla, it's sweet and easy to get down. It definitely helps with my recovery, and it leaves me feeling full until around 12.

SNACK 12 ish

I have a small serving of oats, either plain, or with a little milk, or with a bit of peanut butter.


Either 2 fruits or some weet bix

SNACK 4 ish

A piece of watermelon, an apple, some more oats if I need it.


Eggs - scrambled, omelette's, poached, 3 eggs - with something healthy, a salad, some tuna, whatever.

This seems to be working for me, I am loosing weight, most of all I am energised.

I also have a multivitamin every day.

I drink a bucket load of water, usually 3 litres.

I am loosing weight.

I am energised.

I feel good.

99 is not far now!


Monday, 21 January 2013


On the 2nd of May 2012, I set myself some targets. I stumbled on them today, and figured I would see where I was at the moment.

Here is 11 things I really want to do, be able to say, by the 12 month:

1. I reached my target weight – 89.9 kg’s.
This is the big goal, this is what I am here for, this is what I will do.

Well, this is the big one, I am getting there, but I am not near there yet. I would still love to be able to say this before the 12th month!

2. I have quit smoking – for good – for ever.
I have tried many a time, I have read about people quitting when they start to exercise as you really don’t feel like it – I hope I will be one of those people.

Getting there...

3. I can run a half marathon.
I never was much of a runner, I was a good cyclist and swimmer – this is something I figure I could do – I have 6 months to get there. Tomorrow will be an early morning!

Nowhere close, but, I will do this before the 12th month.

4. Get my waist below 100cm.
I’m currently at 132cm, it should be 94cm, if I am below 100, I would be happy!

I have not measured my waist in a while, I know I am not at 132 anymore, but I know I am not below 100 either.

5. Get rid of most of my pills.
I drink a wide array of pills, for all kinds of stuff, losing weight and quitting smoking should get me of a few. – More on this later.

This one I am proud to say I am very close to achieving.

6. Never diet – ever.
I don’t want to loose weight, and put it on again, I want to keep it off, lifestyle change – not fad diet change.

I am getting this one right. I am going low carb, and it's a lifestyle, not a diet.

7. Be committed
To keep loosing weight, keep running/swimming/cycling/going to gym.

I am more committed than ever. Winning

8. Get positive.
I can be depressed – sometimes. I am no fun then, I don’t need that.

I have heaps of stuff to sort out, but I am more committed than ever.

9. Appreciate my wife, more
I love her to death, she does a whole lot of shit I take for granted.

I am loosing this battle, and need to appreciate her about 6 times as much as stated in May last year!

10. Enjoy work
I spend half my life there – it should be more fun.

Work is a billion times better than May last year, it's going good, I am enjoying it.

11. Be exited about getting up.
Not everyday, just a whole lot more days.

Yep, this one I can tick off, I still hate getting up early to get in the gym, but once I am there, it's all worth it.

I am hoping that by December I can say I have done everything I have set my mind to, lost the weight I wanted to loose, and be the happy guy I deserve to be.

Sunday, 20 January 2013


I am working out, I am eating better, I am feeling well, I am married to a superstar, I am losing weight, 104.7kg's it is. It is less than 5 to go to be in the 90's. That is a place I haven't been at in at least 6 years. I will get there. Sooner rather than later.

Life is good.
Have a good week.



Wednesday, 16 January 2013


it has been a while since I posted some inspirational clip - but here is a unbelievable one!
Have a good Wednesday!



Monday, 14 January 2013


I haven't done a FMM in a while, thanks Chris Barnes for reminding me!

So here goes:

1. What is the last movie you saw in a theatre? 

Les Miserables - Very long, very good, I enjoy musicals, wife hated it. It should win a few Oscars. It's epic.

2. How old were you when you had your first kiss?

I was 11, it was in a school concert, I was the prince, I honestly can't remember my princesses name. I just remember we never kissed in rehearsals, but had to when we were doing the actual play. My friends didn't let me off easily!

3. Share the coolest thing that you’ve done so far in 2013.

Had a huge new years party, and saw the sun rise on Jan 1st.

4. What kind of cell phone do you use? Do you love it?

Ive got an Iphone 4s - it's the best electronic gadget, in the world, ever.

5. How many times do you plan to workout this week?

I plan on doing 5 weight sessions and 5 cardio sessions.

6. What is your favourite movie from the 80′s?

There's a Zulu on my stoep. It's still funny now. Watch it.

7. If you could choose one character from a TV show or a movie to fall head over heels for you, who would it be?

Louwna from Egoli when she was in her prime!

8. If you could eat one food everyday for the rest of your life without gaining any weight as a result, what would you choose?

Hot dogs - all varieties - boerewors rolls proffered.

9. What is your favourite flower?


10. Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? 

Nope, hate award shows, they bore me to death.

Till next time!



Sunday, 13 January 2013

week 1

Well, it started today. First weigh in  - 106.9 kg's. First gym session - 45 minutes of weights this morning. First breakfast after my 6 o'clock workout - 2 egg omelette.

Here's to a new week, and lots of weight loss.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


1.  Weigh 89.9 kg's.

I am at 107.8 kg's - that is 17.9 kilo's I want to drop. That is 1.49kg per month. That is 0.4 kg's per week. That is possible - This I can do, hopefully way before the end of this year.

2. Quit Smoking

For good, and I will have to, if I want to reach the rest of my goals.

3. Run a Half Marathon

I have got a year to do it, I would love to do this sooner rather than later.

4. Loose the belly

I'll be running, I'll be training, I'll better be loosing the belly.

5. Blog more

I enjoy blogging, I enjoy sharing, I want to track my progress, I will blog more.

6. Don't diet - ever.

I am losing weight going high protein, low carb. I don't want to diet, ever again. This is a lifestyle, I want to follow it.

That's the basics then, the first six, I will keep adding them as necessary. By the end of the year I would love to have these ticked, and the rest that I'll be adding.

Please add yours in the comments section, and thanks to Chris Barnes for the idea.