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Sunday, December 02, 2012

Bobbejaans! AKA Baboons!

My apologies for the giant delay in posting this. It seemed as though all that could go wrong did during & after my juice fast! Sadly since I've finished juicing, I've felt rougher than when I was! My raw weekend turned into the craziest bout of gastro I've ever experienced. I couldn't even sleep through the night. I think I know what it's like to have a newborn - I had to get up every 30-90 minutes from midnight until 6 a.m. for 5, yes, FIVE days. When that ended, I was left with a migraine and a bladder infection. I ended up taking antibiotics for 5 days & only after the fourth day did I find relief! And then I got ANOTHER migraine. Just a wee bit crazy!

It is becoming quite hot here now and I am VERY grateful about that. I think I will do a simplified version of juicing, smoothies, soups & lightly steamed or grilled veggies. There are many delightful fruits in season at the moment and I won't have access to them in a month's time once we leave for Canada. My Skoonma brought home a case of apricots just the other day. 

I hope you'll enjoy the video and I'll do my best to post a few more over the weeks to come. I have a large stash of yarn to bust through by Christmas time, as well as preparing for our 'migration', so bear with me! 

Much love & health to you! Keep up the great work JuiceGirl and Miss Montana. I'm elated for you both!

xxxx Mama Africa

ps - My weight loss hit 65.3 kg, but since I've eaten food, I've gained a few kg already. (Not all of it has been healthy food!)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

One Week

Yay! I've made it through the first week! Certainly not without it's challenges! Last night I managed to go for a little jog with Jaco & Kudu. I was impressed that I made it as far as I did. However, my knees and ankles are reminding me (gently) today that I did something

Today we went to the beach and took a drive up Rotary Way. It's a stunning lookout point and gives great views on clear days - like today! The beach was quite busy, since it was hot, so we didn't spend too much time there. I managed to get sand spilled onto my camera and lens, so I'm a little upset this evening! :o( We're off to Cape Town tomorrow, so I'm taking in my gear to see if I can have it professionally cleaned. Fingers crossed! 

My weight loss has hit a plateau, but I'm not too worried about it right now. I haven't been enjoying the green drinks as much as I should be, but perhaps it has a little (a lot) to do with the cabbage, beets, and broccoli I've been putting in. I think I'll 'tame' down my imagination in the juice department.

I'm feeling much better after this first week. I'm looking forward to the coming week to see what changes happen. The idea has been popping into my mind to just keep going after this week. We'll see.

I hope you enjoy the video. I had fun making it. I really enjoy picking out the music to go along with the footage. Maybe it's just because I love music so much and when I edit I can put my headphones on & have my own little concert. (If only in my head. Literally!)

And a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Juice Girl on completing 3 weeks of juicing! Wow! That's amazing! You should be very proud of yourself & how far you've come! You've kept your commitments to us, to Eric, your friends & family, but most importantly to yourself! Keep up the great work & we're with you every step of the way. It's an easy ride from here on in!

Enjoy the video!

P.S. - I'm typing this waiting for the YouTube version to load & listening to my 'juice splatter' fix - Trots Afrikaans Vol. 6 - I'm lovin' every minute of it! Perhaps I'll feature some of the tunes in a video yet...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 6 - Presenting Whales!

I'm baaaaack! I'm sure you missed me! :oP Today's footage is actually from a few days ago, but I wanted to share it with you anyways. We were supposed to go to Cape Town today and then decided against it. Looks like Monday is going to be stellar weather, so fingers crossed, I'll have some excitement for you by then!

I went for a run this evening with Jaco & Kudu. I struggled, but crossed the finish line. Looks like I've got a long path ahead to get fit, as well as healthy! But I'm feeling encouraged by the scale thus far. I've lost 8.6 lbs. Nearly 4 kgs. I'm happy about that, as I have been struggling to lose more than 1 or two pounds, which then creep back on magically!

A huge shout out to Juice Girl and her amazing success! Three weeks down! And 10 kg sugar bag lost!!! Amazing!!! And kudos to Eric for sticking with you! That's amazing support!

In any case, I won't ramble on... I hope you enjoy the video. Stay healthy!

xxxx Mama Africa & her village

Days 4 & 5 - MIA, but here's a re-enactment

A little hiccup along the path - but we're back and on the air. Kind of. I did a little re-enactment just so you could experience a little taste of the past two days. It wasn't all bad, but I was certainly tired and in pain! 

xxxx Mama Africa & her village

Friday, November 16, 2012

Still on Track!

Just a quick note to let you know that I didn't fall off the bandwagon! I had a really rough day & night, so I went to bed early & decided to forego the day's edit. I was in bed by 8:30, but woke up at 1 a.m. and couldn't fall back asleep until 4. My head was pounding and still is this morning. I have severe muscle tension throughout my sinus area, jaw, occipital region, down the back of my neck, shoulders and between my shoulder blades. Sounds like fun, eh? Stay tuned, I'll see what I can get together once my head feels better!

xxxx Mama Africa & her village
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