Losing It

My mad, crazy journey to health and beyond

99 luftballoons

on November 4, 2014


What a week it’s been! A week of celebrations, high fives, mocktails, awesomeness, and an unending wave of love and support. I’ve been plodding along this journey for so long that I didn’t realise I’d picked up a bit of an entourage along the way – a group of friends who are so kickass it hurts, Facebook buddies who always have a kind word to say, women who are just as enthusiastic as me about making healthy choices, and even people I don’t really know that well, who are kind and supportive despite, in some cases, being thousands of miles away.

To all of you, I say THANK YOU! You rock the house, and you’ve helped make this week a truly phenomenal one.

While the scale and I have been playing our usual game of ‘fuck you’, ‘no, fuck YOU’ over the past few weeks, I’ve had a lot of time to think about what I wanted to do to mark the eventual 99.9 occasion. I’ve gone under 100 a few times before (I think three, to be exact) and each time, while I have felt a sense of pride and accomplishment, I haven’t done anything to celebrate the milestone. Mostly because I didn’t want to admit that I weighed 99.freaking 9 kgs. It’s under 100, but it’s sure as shit no Victoria’s Secret model.

But now, I could honestly give a flying fuck what anyone thinks. It’s my goal, and I’m damn proud of it. So with that in mind, I set about organising a week’s worth of celebrations, not just with the aim of acknowledging my achievement, but recognising the people who’ve helped me along the way, thanking them for their support, high fiving with them, and making this milestone one to well and truly remember!

So if you missed it, this is what I’ve been up to since we last spoke:

Mocktails in the Northern suburbs


(Fake) champagne and oysters in Mouille Point


An exotic dinner date in town


99ing the place UP in Century City




Having fun with fake beer and real friends in Kenilworth



And then, seeing this on the scale today (while still rocking my highly fabulous luxury pedicure from Rouge Day Spa):


Just goes to show that even if you go mocktail crazy, as long as you eat right, train hard and stay focused, you’ll still go right on achieving your goals!

What an amazing end to a fabulous week, and what a way to introduce myself to the 90s! That’s right all you numbers all the way down to 90 – I’m here, and I’m going to crush every last one of you. Be afraid. Be very afraid. MWAAAHAAAHAAAA!!!!!

2 responses to “99 luftballoons

  1. Riana J says:

    I adore your blog, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Please see my post http://slowlytreadingwater.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/154/ and comment to either accept or decline the nomination. Keep up the good work, you are such an inspiration

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