Friday, 20 July 2012

50 shades of grey

What can I say? I have spent the last 2 weeks reading all the three 50 shades books trice. Yes, you heard me right, I have now read all three books three times; back to back. I love the book. I love the love story behind the whole erotic storyline. My Grey will do it for me any day any time. He is one hot guy.

weight loss update, holidays

I am proud to announce that I am 2.2kg lighter than I was 5 weeks ago. I have 13kg to go, but I will settle for another 10kg weight loss if I can.I am after a small size 10 across all stores, including the tiny size " karen Millen". And of course, some Michelle Obama arms, whilst I am at it.

I am currently doing 1hr of exercise/gym a day, plus using the wonderful zaggora hot pants while exercising. I am also on on a <1000 calories a day diet and aiming to always eat my last meal of the day before 3pm.

Holiday season
I am off to NY and Toronto next week for 2 weeks. I aim to seriously have a wonderful time! I will be back in time to go to the paraolympics. I have some tickets so I will be back to have more fun.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

orisirisi (plenty things)

Weight loss.

Wow, I weighed myself today and I have lost 0.5kg in 1week. I am so excited. it looks like I might be on course to lose about 3kg before the end of July/ August. I feel amazing right now.

I just ordered some zaggora hotpants. I am told it really helps with losing weight. I plan to give it a try and see how it goes. Every little helps...

The whole "Libor" manipulation is really interesting. I can't wait to hear Bob D's session with the MPs tomorrow. My bank is also implicated but not as bad.

No comment. I don't even know where to start.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Feeling low... weight loss

Feeling very low today. I just found out that I am not actually taller than 5ft 7inches. I have always thought that I was almost 5ft 8.5inches, but I guess not.

I also found out that I definately need to loss 20kg to reach my ideal weight and 15kg is an absolute. Looks like I need to to set myself a realistic target of losing 5kg by the end of July. The plan is check my weight every Wednesday now, just to see if I am making any progress.

The bloody machine said that my BMI is too high, i.e overweight and I need to lose weight.

Anyway, my diet/healthy eating plan fell off the wagon today. I had garri and beans for dinner.

Hopefully, I will be back running tomorrow morning. I did roughly a 0.5mile run this morning so I will try the run again tomorrow.

Wish me luck.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Thoughts for the day

Weight loss
Last week was a very good for my weight loss plan. I have been to the gym everyday since I signed up last Tuesday. A total of 7 days of at least 30mins in the gym. I feel so alive. My maple syrup diet/liquid is also going well.I am only having a single meal a day and substituting 2 meals with liquid/maple syrup diet. so far so good. I am beginning to see the outline of my ribs when I suck my tummy in. The goal is to loss at least 15kg per Christmas, but lose at least 5kg before the end of July (exactly 5weeks from now). I am off on a 2weeks holiday so I am really trying to get a beach body. That remains me, I need to get myself weighed at Boots tomorrow. I am not sure how much weight I have gained in the last year

I just ordered the "mummy porn" books everyone is talking about - 50 shades of grey. I don't know what to make of it, but there has been so much hype about the books that I am spending my hard earned £12 on the 3 books. They arrive next week. I also ordered Toni Morrison's book - Beloved; just in case I am sticking pins in my eyes after reading 50 shades of grey. I will write about the books once I am done.

I have some crazy days in the office for the next 2weeks. I am really need some strength. Some work travels, plenty reports to deliver etc. I have an incredible team working for me, so fingers crossed, all deliverables will be done on time.

so sad England lose the match with Italy. They are out and heading back home. Tories are proposing cancelling housing benefits for under 25yr old. I am not sure why people are screaming murder. Sounds like a sensible decision to me.

Did I mention that I won my DD's mummies egg and spoon race? Yep, I sure did. Those skiny North London mummies have nothing on me.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

She inspires...Aung San Suu Kyi

I still can't get over this woman. She is such an inspiration. She has such a profound effect on me, everytime I think about her, I swell up with so much emotions and yet so much courage to be the best I can ever be.

How someone endure 24years under arrest, when she could have simply walked back into her good life in the UK with her husband and 2sons? How you a woman leave your husband and children for a cause that you believe in? The same cause that killed your father? The same cause that deprived you of ever seeing your husband before he died of cancer. The same cause that prevented you from raising your own children. A cause that is high and above your family. She is just amazing.

I was having a conversation with someone today about her and the person said, maybe she was born to be great. How can someone or only a few people be born to be great, be chosen to do extra-ordinary things? Are we not equal in God's sight? Do children of God not have equal abilities to do extra-ordinary things? Why would God favour one person over the other? For some reason, I strongly believe that God has deposited all we need in each of us to be great and achieve extra-ordinary things. It is really down to each of us to find the strength, the will power and the courage to seek for the greater good in life or what we believe in.

Mandela also inspires me, to think he could have left jail if he surrendered his cause, yet he did not. He left his wife and children, to fight a cause that others before him have failed. What makes a man want to do this? What has God deposited in him to make him do this? Was he chosen for this cause?

I just don't think people are special, extra-ordinary or born to do great things. I strongly believe that fortune favours the brave.

Aung San Suu Kyi has inspired me to do the following

1. Join the gym again and wake up at 6:20am each day, go the gym and do at least 40mins exercise, before work. I just don't see any reason why I can not lose weight, go back to my pre-pregnancy dress size of 10 and maintain it through-out my life, when a woman with 2 children and a husband left everything and remained under house arrest for 24yrs, fighting the military juntas? If she can do something so enormous, so can I also exercise and maintain by a mere size 10.

2. Enrol for a one day unpaid volunteering job at the princes trust to help young disadvantage schools kids with their CVs and interview techniques. If a woman can be under arrest for 24yrs, waiting for her people's freedom, so can I also forfeit a day's salary to help support the future of the next generation.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

I am back...

Who would have thought that I would come back almost 2 years since my last post. I am not even sure why I am back, maybe to just write. A great deal has happened since I last posted. Alot in my personal life, Nigeria, the UK and around the world.

. My DD (dear daughter) is 3 years old. Beautiful, tall, lean and a delight
. I have been married 5yrs. Actually 5 yrs 4months
. I still work in Finance
. I am not yet a millionaire yet. I am still actively playing the lottery and churning out business ideas. I just sent out another proposal to a few friends this week
. I still live in the UK

. Where do I start? Yardy is dead, Goodluck is in government and doing a terrible job of being a president

. We are in recession
. The tories are back in power after 13yrs of "new labour"
. Boris Johnson(BoJo) has been reelected mayor of London. Ken lost again!

The world
. Aung San Suu Kyi is free. She is now an MP in Burma
. The "Arab spring" has/is taking place