Winter slim-down diet week 31

This week I write to you in hopes of forgiveness. I started out sooooo GOOD and ended up sooooo BAD. Long story – short: I gained almost a lb. Reason: Nacho night x2. Preventative measures: Exercise, sweat, more exercise. Guilt factor: 8 / Anger at self: 10. I’ve been doing so great and here I…

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Some of my favourite looks from the 2016 runways

Summer is upon us! With summer, comes a whole new look, attitude and of course…high fashion! And don’t we all love a sneak peak at what’s available to us…whether or not we actually need that ballgown? Of course we do! For me, this year on the runways has really been all about the dress. After…

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Green Eggs And Ham: The Election Year Remix

Originally posted on iliketheworldfuzzy:
Here’s what happens when you get a call from a very persistent political pollster while you’re trying to read Green Eggs And Ham to your godchild: Who will you vote for, Clinton or Trump? Politics has hit a slump. I do not like Clinton or Trump; I could not be that big…

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Winter slim-down week 30

Oh yea…somebody has been working hard this week! I am down to 61,4 kgs (135 lbs)  and holding this week. I also nailed my step goal of 15 000.  I am literally inching my way towards my milestone goal of 59,9 kgs (132 lbs) and I CANNOT WAIT! For those of you who are just…

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Planting time is upon us!

WWEEEEEEEE!! Spring is here, spring is HERE!! We’ve been working quite hard to get the yard area even ready to do some spiffing up. Curb appeal is the name of the game this summer. So is self-sufficiency. We are starting out with a whole bunch of berry bushes that were here when I got the…

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Winter slim-down week 29

Drumroll please…. Here it is! My first publicized photo of myself since I began this long and tedious weightloss journey. I have to tell you, that when I began (I’m talking from the very beginning) I weighed a whopping 76 kilos (168 lbs). I looked like a short blueberry with limbs. I’m now approx 61-62…

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Let’s Connect!

Hello my fellow bloggers and followers! I’ve been wanting to create a networking post for awhile now. Today is the day! The longer I blog, the more I realize how saturated the blogosphere really is. With so many blogs out there and social media accounts…some for beginners, some for lifers and a multitude in between,…

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Chocolate cupcakes without sugar and flour

Originally posted on Cooking Without Limits:
Yeah!! Finally I found a recipe for my boy for cupcakes without flour and sugar. They called it Paleo recipe, I call it a very healthy and with a great taste recipe for cupcakes. I added a chocolate frosting without sugar and I got an amazing dessert for our…

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Reblog: Tips on how to make your home sell fast!

I found this while searching for renovation blog posts and I HAD to share! I know that the real estate market is difficult to navigate and this article contains a few simple tips to create an atmosphere in which buyers can better envision themselves living in your home for sale. Hope it helps! -Mliae Check…

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Book Review: Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo #WWVBT

I literally could not stop reading this book. I was hooked within the first 2 chapters and found myself reading the entire day until I had read this book in its entirety. I haven’t done that in years! The setting begins in a convent/orphanage where Trinity, almost 17 years old, discovers that she does indeed…

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Reblog from Time: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Have Broken Up — TIME

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have split after more than three decades of marriage. Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy has moved out of the house he shares with Sharon, co-host of The Talk, a spokesperson confirmed to Rolling Stone: “At this time, Ozzy is not in the marital home.” E! News reports that the breakup is unrelated… via…

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Winter slim-down week 28

I’m happy to announce more weightless this week! I’m finally under 62 kgs! Weighing in a 61,9 kgs (136 lbs) -down from more than 66kgs (145 lbs). I’m sure I might actually weigh less than this at this point, but I’ve been told not to weigh so often lest I make myself absolutely insane. I…

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Now the major experiments are coming…

Prepare yourself for strings of profanity, tears, maxed out credit card and the occasional trip to the hospital.  It’s time for the DIY Home repair, home reno, and crash course gardening section of our blogging experience together! As most of you well know, I purchased a small very old farmhouse last year. Well, through the…

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Reverse Crunch

Originally posted on Chape Personal Trainer:
The Reverse Crunch is the opposite movement of a Sit-up, which means: we will approach our pelvis to our breastbone contracting the abdominal muscles. This exercise strengthens your abs and causes less strain on your back and neck than a regular crunch. Lie on your back and extend your arms…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman

I chose the book ‘Domestic Violets’ by Matthew Norman, for April’s reading for the Recycled Book Reading Challenge. I have to say that I just could not put this book down. Published in 2011, it is relatively new (as recycled books go) and it was a smooth read because it really reflected many of the…

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