I have struggled with my weight after my second child was born I picked up over 20 kilos. I was always skinny and picking up all that weight after pregnancy made me feel horrible about myself. I tried different diets and meds that you can find. I lost a few kilos but picked it all up again. I became very depressed I was at that point of my life where I just wanted to be home and not go anywhere as I felt ashamed of my weight. I have been struggling with a bad colon for many yearsband discovered it’s because of all the junk I put inside of my body that it became so bad.
I was at my heaviest weight ever I weighed 105 kilos!!!! Like any other overweight person I joined the gym and thought by having a gym contract I will lose weight automatically clearly I was sooo wrong. I stumbled onto Sleekgeek on Facebook in 2013 I started stalking the page and reading how incredible everyone else was for over a year at first I thought this is not real and everyone on the page are being paid to lie they all had plastic surgery etc.. (Lol oh how silly I was then) but to my surprise it was all hard work.
In January 2014 I got retrenched from my job and I told my hubby I will use the time that I am at home to focus on me. I started my first reboot and lost 7 kilos in one month I then decided to go gym every morning, at first I was only on the treadmill and bike for about 20 min each and I thought that will be enough this continued for about a month.
I did not see a lot of progress but kept going, I then decided to join a group of ladies at gym to exercise together we did the classes together, this motivated me so much I went to gym 4days a week morning and in the evening the kilos just fell off. Before I knew it I hit the 20 kg weight loss and I was so shock to see how much weight I have lost. This kept me strong and motivated.
2014 was coming to an end and it was the beginning of the silly season I was very strong while everyone was enjoying their lovely pudding and food I was rebooting during this time. Parties I attended I took my own snacks and only drank water. When I opened my eyes again my weight loss was at 28 kilos gone and forgotten
Due to my spastic colon I cannot eat all the nice goodies that everyone else eats like caulirice pizza yoghurt etc. My diet is extremely boring what makes matters worse I discovered 3 years ago I am lactose and wheat intolerant so no dairy products for me either. I do not eat any carbs I eat lots of protein, salad and nuts. I adapted reboot to accommodate my diet.
The beginning of 2015 I lost another 6 kilos and that put my weight loss on 33 kgs gone and forgotten never to return again. Since April this year I didn’t lose any kilos I am at that point of frustration I want to see the scale drop but I have learnt that the scale is a liar my weight has been constant and I lost two dress sizes. I would really like to weigh 65kgs but I have come to terms with the fact that the scale is punishing me.
I train 4-5 days a week with a trainer at 6am I attempt to do park run on some Saturdays. My diet is similar to reboot but it is not reboot if that makes any sense, I only eat what is good for my colon. Since I have been eating clean I haven’t been getting sick and my doctor gave me a clean bill of health whoop super happy about that no more colonoscopies and meds.
Stay strong this journey is not easy and no one can do it on their own chat about what you going through find a buddy.
Do not ever give up and say you cannot do it.
Set goals and try and achieve it!!
Sleekgeek gave me my confidence back. I am doing cartwheels with my kids and playing in the park I feel great!!!! #sleekgeek4life
I hope you enjoyed my story, can’t wait to hear from you on the group!