Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Madiba...

Nelson Mandela is truly an iconic man. He is a man that is recognised world wide for his fight against apartheid. Today being the 18th of July 2012, he celebrates his 94th birthday.

Madiba devoted his life fighting for equal rights and a democratic government. A dream which saw its realisation in the 1994 elections. However, how much has South Africa progressed since then?
When I look around me everyday I see violence on our streets, poverty and even worse, racial segregation. On the media South Africans see and hear the stories of corrupt politicians and leaders.Has the culture of fighting for a progressive movement now faded away? Is the culture of the rainbow nation been tarnished by people who only care for their own interest and gain. Did Nelson Mandela's fight for freedom and equality go in vain?

Food for thought ... As we celebrate Madiba's 94th Birthday..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADIBA... We pray your legacy continues...


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The weight issue...

Ever since I was a teenager I always battled with my weight. At the age of 17 I weighed around 70 kg's. I went on to attend university, when i realised i had to find away to loose all the accumulated "blubber" I had put on over the years. Prior to this point in my life I had never seen my self as FAT.

I tried many diets & exercises. Most of which i failed at by the second week. Then I had discovered the beauty of a diet pill. It was made up mostly of natural stuff, and I didn't even have to change the way I ate to loose all that weight. I took it for about 3 months, and started dropping weight like nobody could believe. From a size 14 to 10 and eventually right down to the 8 that i currently wear.

Lately however I have started gaining a few kilo's again... I felt ugly, and mostly unhappy, because maintaining my figure was such a tiring job these past 2 years. The diet pills helped the last time, but this is something that i did not want to make a habit.  So I have decided to keep things simple and follow a very easy diet plan. Firstly I start my day with a cup of tea, then go on to a morning snack such as a fruit or an handful of almonds, at lunch ( around 12pm) I usually have another cup of tea with cracker biscuits and then around 3pm I have a low fat yogurt. For supper I avoid rice and breads, but have 2 minute noodles as a replacement.

I've followed this diet for a whole week and dropped 3kg's already. Although diet pills may aid weight loss, one has to work extremely hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle...