Thursday, 10 July 2014

day 4 of 65 feedback


Stuff I put in my mouth

Lots of water
1 Tomato
150g meat
80g Cream Cheese
Some dijon mustard with the meat
and water

Stuff that made me sweat

I did 20 pushups! Nothing else

Other stuff

Today is Friday, as you can see I did not do much yesterday, still, I am eating well. Hoping to get a squash game in this weekend. And maybe one gym workout.


Here's hoping I am a good boy this weekend.

Till Monday!


Day 3 of 65 Feedback

day #3

Stuff I put in my mouth

Lemon juice with water
3 boiled eggs for lunch
Dinner - a nice leafy salad, with tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions and about 200g of grilled Springbok. - very nice, very filling, drizzled with some lemon juice and olive oil.
Snack - had about 60g of cream cheese
All and all - a very good eating day.

Stuff that made me sweat

Nothing, unfortunately, squash partners cancelled on me. It was freeing, I was lazy.

Other stuff

Nothing much, busy day at work, parents are back from there overseas trip, wife is a little under the weather. Looking forward to getting a workout in tonight. Very happy with the way I am eating, feeling full, but healthy full, and not rammed full of carbs full. Bought a multivitamin to make sure I still get in what I need to get in!



Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Day 2 of 65 feedback

Day two then...and here is the feedback

Stuff I put in my mouth

Not a lot of stuff at all. 
Had some biltong again.
Had some droewors again.
Had 1 avo for an early dinner around 18:30 - I am trying to eat dinner before 19:00
Avo had some lemon juice, black pepper, and cayenne pepper - was good
Had water
Had more water
Then had some more water with some fresh lemon juice
It was a very low cal day!

Stuff that made me sweat

Had a 45 minute squash game again, this time on the B court, which is further away from the entrance. I also kept my top on and definitely had more of  a workout than Monday night. It is not a lot, but it is much more than doing nothing. As soon as this weather changes I'll start walking/running again.

Other stuff

It is still freezing, when I left squash last night it was 2 degrees, driving to work this morning it was minus 3 degrees. Not helping much with getting active and outside. Hopefully it passes by tomorrow and we will start having warmer days. I downloaded that C25K app, that takes you from the couch to 5km in about 10 weeks, and I am looking forward to that. 


Day 1 of 65 feedback

Monday 7 July 2014 feedback

Weigh in - 110.5 kg

Did not have much to eat as I was still pretty stuffed from a huge late Sunday lunch.

Had only a bit of biltong and about 3 litres of water.

Played squash for 45 minutes. Got some blood flowing, and was a nice workout. Not to extreme though and hoping to do more tonight, maybe a jog before the squash.

Until tomorrow then.



Good news, bad news, and 65 days

Bad news - I completely fell of the bus. It has been hunting trips, work trips, Cape Town trips, birthdays, parties, sickness, freezing weather, and many more stupid, inexcusable excuses.

Bottom line - I got down to 103.4 kg's. Then ballooned back to 110.5kg's. That was the official weigh in Monday morning 8 July.

Good news - I am back at it, drinking water, working out, eating right, sleeping more, and ready to dip below 100kg's.


That is what is left. That is all.

Roughly 10 weeks.

I want to drop that 10 kilos, at least.

I will do it. I have to do it. I will get this done.


  1. Try and blog every day - I do better when I blog, it keeps me motivated, and helps to show me what I am doing, also, I feel like shit every time I pick up weight and need to document it, and I feel great every time I loose weight and get to document it.
  2. Go high protein, veg, and no carb, low carb all the way. This is by far the best way for me to loose weight, and I have seen this time and time again, the problem is, when I hit the carbs, I tens to pick it all up again, so lifestyle change, not diet.
  3. Drink Whiskey and water when I have to drink - no beers, or odd brandy and cokes, whiskey and water.
  4. 1 Workout every day except rest days.
  5. Weigh in every Monday where possible
  6. Stay positive, enjoy it, be creative with the food and workouts, do not get bored.
  7. Water, water, water.
Until tomorrow then



Monday, 2 June 2014

104 days to go - and no weigh in

Its been a carb free week, so that is great. In other news, my scale is completely broken, so I have no idea ho much I have gained or lost. I will make a plan though, so I will let you know as soon as I know. I have a feeling that I lost a bit more, and would hazard a guess that I am around 102 kg's at the moment. Going to gym in my lunch hour from today, and not really looking forward to it. I need to get some training done, so I will go, ad it will be great if I can stick to it for 104 days. I know the eating only takes you so far. I want to be active at least 5 times a week, and that is the goal from now on. There are a few things I am very proud off. I have been to parties, been very social, and I have stuck to my guns. No Carbs, and only whiskey and water (which you do get used to Natalie!). The big excuse used to be our social calender. It is not an excuse any more, which is great. This week I have a function on Tuesday night, and two parties on Friday and Saturday, so I will have to behave! So here is what I want to say next week Monday:

  1. I weigh less than 100kg's - that is possible
  2. I want to workout more than 5 times this week.
  3. I want to stick to carb free.
  4. I want to enjoy all the parties, but stay on whiskey and lots of water, no sugary stuff.


Sunday, 25 May 2014

110 days to go - and a new record

110 days to go. And this morning I have weighed in at a record weight, this is the lightest I have been in more than 2 years. This morning I weighed in at 103.4 kg's. I am beyond happy with this. I have not done any workout, training of any kind for at least a month, bar the odd action cricket game. I honestly have more energy than ever. And I am not having any energy spikes. I feel energized throughout the day. I have not had any carbs in about 2 weeks.

This weekend we had a good friends 30th birthday on Friday night. Way to many drinks, but I stuck to just whiskey and water. And a few Jagers, unfortunately. Got in bed around 4 in the morning. Saturday another party, and more of the same, except, got in bed at 6. So not easy, at all. Still, I did not have one burger, one bite of cake, or one of the delicious mini quiches everyone was enjoying. Saturday morning everyone needed to chow something after what was one hell of a night. So off to Steers went. I ordered two beef patties with some onions in between, the were more than happy to help me out. Usually, I would have had a King Steer combo meal with a shake.

Except the whiskey, I have been sticking to whole milk, water and unsweetened coffee. And I had one or two sparkling waters.

I have had no refined foods, of any sort. Yes I am enjoying some steaks, eggs, tuna, and other proteins. I am also enjoying fresh leafy salads, everything done with olive oil. This is not a diet, it is a lifestyle, it might not be for everyone, but it really is working for me. I can not wait to be able to tell you I am below 100.

Life is good, I am positive.

Have a great week!



Wednesday, 21 May 2014

116 days to go, and it is going

I am LCHF.

My energy levels are unbelievable. I am playing two action cricket games tonight, and I am looking forward to it.

It is 116 days to go, I can feeling the weight coming off, I will weigh in again on Monday and show you the progress.

There is no reason I can't weigh 90 kg's come 12 September.

This is happening.

I will do a proper review of this book soon, but please visit this website . Buy the book if you can.



Sunday, 11 May 2014

125 days to go

I have weighed in, and to my surprise, I have not picked up nearly as much as I thought I would have. So, from today, for the next 125 days, it will be LCHF. And back to training. It is getting cold, and winter is coming! Going to try and do lunch sessions, the gym is about 5 minutes from my work, so the plan is to get there 3 times a week, in my lunch break, do a nice 40 minute workout, get back to work, have a quick shower, and get back to work.

Looking forward to it,

Check back soon!


Monday, 5 May 2014

131 days to go, I am still around

Sorry for the absence, I have had a crazy few weeks! We went down to Cape Town around Easter and had a nice little 8 day holiday. My wife did the two oceans Half Marathon. It was inspirational seeing all those people finish the race, young, old, fit, and fat! It is truly an inspirational event to attend, and it was good fun, people from 84 countries participate, and if you are into running, check out the worlds most beautiful race here. I have always said I would love to do a half marathon, and this is the one.

After that I have been crazy busy at work, with functions, expo's and the like, but it has been a fun and exciting time.

Weight loss wise I will be giving you an update tomorrow, I have not weighed in for a while, neither have I trained much, but hey, it is Monday, with 131 days to go! So back on the horse again!

Have a epic week people.

Chat again tomorrow.


Monday, 31 March 2014

week 3 review - another 1 kg down - 166 days to go

I only lost 1 kilo this past week, still, better than nothing I suppose.

Mini Goal Feedback:

  • Have a lot of water again. - Yep, I ticked this box, not as good as previous weeks though.
  • Go Carb Free again. - No, not nearly as clean as previous weeks.
  • Get more workouts done. - Nope, average workout week.
  • Lose another 1.5 kilos. - Nope, but I will make up for it in the coming week.
  • Tick all these off on Monday next week. - not this time, here is to next week.

Looking at that report card it is pretty obvious why I only lost 1 kg.

Let's do better.



Monday, 24 March 2014

week 2 review - another 1.1kg's down - 173 days to go

Week two was interesting, we had a public holiday on Friday, so the long weekend made me a bit lazy. I figure that is why I lost a bit less than in week 1. Still, I lost another 1.1 kg's in week 2. So I am happy, I am making progress, and I am not standing still.

Last week Monday I set out these goals, which I think I will set out every week from now on and give feedback on:

Mini Goal Feedback:

  • Have a lot of water again. - Yep, I ticked this box, although I had less this looong weekend.
  • Go Carb Free again. - Yep again, but not as clean as week 1.
  • Get more workouts done. - Yep, much more, and much more intense.
  • Lose another 1.5 kilos. - Nope, but I will make up for it in the coming week.
  • Tick all these off on Monday next week. - 75% ain't bad?

So there we go, still many a mile to jog, many a burger to skip, and many a water to drink.

173 days to go then...



Sunday, 16 March 2014

week one review - 1.5kg's down - 180 days to go

Yello yello,

Week one is done, and I shed a very nice 1.5 kilo's. 180 days to go, and I am hoping I can keep going at this tempo. That would be great.

Here is what I did right (for me) this past week, and what I think helped me loose this first (of many) 1.5kg's:

  • Water - I had buckets of water, during the week, at least 3, but sometimes even 5 litres a day. We have a cooler at work, so it is easy, and it is pretty easy to get into the habit. And I am actually enjoying it know. I had no fizzy drinks or alcohol, and only a few black coffees without sugar. So water, and more water, this week.
  • No Carbs - I had zero carbs from Monday until Friday, I enjoyed some eggs, meat and leafy salads, it was great meals, and I actually enjoyed them. I fell of the waggon a bit on the weekend, but more of that later, in the what I did wrong section.
  • Exercise - Not much to speak of - but it's more than I would normally do. Had one early morning gym session. Had a nice 3km walk with the dogs. Played one action cricket game.
  • Rest - I slept a lot, and got some good rest.

What went wrong in week one:

  • I did not get enough workouts in.
  • I had a huge weekend - that is where I fell of the carb wagon, had some sushi and pizza.
  • Had way to many beers and whiskey on Saturday.
Plans for week 2:

  • Have a lot of water again.
  • Go Carb Free again.
  • Get more workouts done.
  • Lose another 1.5 kilos.
  • Tick all these off on Monday next week.
I am happy, and in a good space, and I am going to keep this up. It's going good, there is 180 days to go. 

Lets do this.



Sunday, 2 March 2014

190 DAYS

I like a challenge, and this is one, yes again.

190 days from today, 9 September 2014. I want the following:

  1. Weigh 90kg's or less.
  2. Achieve goal number 1.
Why 9 September? We are going to Thailand for another Thai adventure, another couple, who is our best friends, are joining us.

I was at my fattest when I last visited Thailand 2 years ago, this time, I want to be in shape. I will keep track here, and keep you updated.

Let's do this.


Here we go again

I am still here, and I am still reading your blogs. Which helps, as they show me I am not the only one struggling. I have been through quite a rough and tough time. Emotionally, Physically, and at work. I am through all of that now, and things are going pretty good. The wife and I booked a trip to Thailand with some good friends, we are just 2 couples and I am really looking forward to it. We leave on the 12th of September. So yep, that's the date, that is 192 days. Here we go.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Screw resolutions - this is happening this year...

I am making this list, and my plan is to tick them off is the year goes by. I hope you all have a fantastic 2014 - full of good health, great weight loss, and may all your biggest dreams come true.

My dream is to be able to pull lines through all of the following before 1 January 2014.

  1. Weigh less than 90 kg's.
  2. Stop smoking for good.
  3. Do a half marathon.
  4. Loose my gut for good.
  5. Write a short story, book, play, something.
  6. Save enough to go to Mauritius without debt in November.
That is it.