Sunday, April 28, 2013

Late Comer Alert!

I made it here...finally!
Thanks Madam Sting for this platform and signing me up

My weightloss journey already started in march. My statistics at that point were:

Weight - 80kg (176 lbs)
Height - 5ft 7
Chest - 40 inches
Waist - 33 inches
Hips - 43 inches

My heaviest ever (after giving birth). I was 95kg on my delivery day, August 2011.
9 months before I struggled with my weight and i was at 68kg (if only I had seen the future, I would have appreciated my 68kg)
I lost some good amount of weight post pregnancy, almost back to the old me (I think exclusive breastfeeding was the magic behind that), but somehow I fell off the wagon when I had to resume work and life as a working mum isn't a bed of roses.

I am excited to be here. I'm hoping that all the support I need to achieve my goal will be from here.
Now, I follow the 80% Nutrition 20% workout rule.... because abs are truly made in the kitchen. Eating clean in Nigeria is one hell of a task, however- very possible if you are determined. I can't wait to share my nutrition plan. No starvation, eating at least 3 times a day is mandatory and drinking water half your body weight (I carry around a 75cl bottle with me daily and aim for at least 5/6 bottles a day)

I try to have in every meal carbs (vegetables only- not even tubers allowed) protein (eggs/egg whites, skinless turkey/chicken/ all kinds of fish/snails/bush meat :)/very rare- lean beef/any other sea food available to me) fats (olive oil (extra virgin cold pressed)/avocado/ depending on the fish I'm having, I also get fish oils) 

so a typical breakfast is scrambled eggs/egg whites in vegetables (carrots, cabbage, lettuce, onions, ugu, green (shoko), bitterfeaf, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions, green pepper, chopped snail/ turkey/chicken) with avocado on the side. the veggies are sautéed in olive oil seasoning with a lot of herbs and spices, dry pepper and salt. I have made this every morning for the past 2 months. (all the vegetables may not be available but I use at least 8 every morning) I usually sauté a lot of the veggies and divide into 2 (one without eggs to have with fish for lunch).

I limit my fruit intake to 1 to 2 pieces of fruit every other day or just 3 days a week. I used to think oatmeal was the healthiest breakfast until 2 months ago when I read this..... and I had oatmeal the day I stumble onto this write up. there are a lot of diet dos and don't s out there, however I believe is choosing what works for my body. 

I've read about the 5 foods that cause inflammation, bloating and hinder weight loss in the human body (grains, dairy (anything milk based), soy, wheat, can’t remember the last one legumes i think) however if you consume them and lose weight, I don't see why you should eliminate them- my 2 cents ( this can be done by going off all of them for at least 21 days and including them one by one, looking out for signs of your body rejecting them) 

As for workouts, I've been pretty inconsistent (that changed this week), main workout being weight training for 45 mins at least 3 times a week, with an added 8-12 mins of HIIT (30s slow 30s intense) or also on alternate weight training days. 

I love green tea. I drink between 3-5 cups a day

Last week my stats were:

Weight - 74.5kg (163.9 lbs)
Height - 5ft 7
Chest - 39 inches
Waist - 30 inches
Hips - 42 inches

Will weigh in tomorrow and update you on my routine.
I smell a plateau coming, so I’ve upped my weights

My goal for weight loss turned into a goal for washboard abs.....wish me luck guys!
March 2014 is my deadline.

See ya!
~Sirius~ Signing out...XoXo


  1. whoosh!! you lost 13 pounds since March????? WOW!!! well done thats crazy men

  2. Thanks! @Madame Sting.

    Thanks! @AliceDCL I think it's the initial shock that the body goes through. The real work begins for me now. I noticed out body types are quite similar. I might be lloking to you for inspiration at some point.

  3. Sirius!

    I see you discovered Paleo! Welcome my fellow paleo/primal person

  4. Please i'll like to know what you eat for dinner when you get home.
    I've been eating oats and weetabix. I guess that is why i havent lost weight. I'm so happy I stumbled on this.

    1. Hi Emem,
      Just seeing this.

      I try to have my last meal around 5ish, so I don't really eat in the evenings. But if I do, I try to stick with liquid food (protein shakes) or veggies & protein, but not as much as I would have during the day.