Losing It

My mad, crazy journey to health and beyond

Pictures of me in my underpants!

WW Winner

No false advertising here baby. That is me, in all my black underwear glory, large and in fucking charge. But don’t feel too sorry for me though – the reason I’m standing there like a half-naked boss is because in 2013, I won the SleekGeek Winter Warrior ladies’ weight loss challenge, and banked R10 000 in the process. Uh-huh, 10 big ones baby. It helps block out some of the embarrassment. It also helps pay off debts, fatten up your savings account, buy a bunch of treats, and pay it forward too – all of which I did.

But more than a big fat bank account (which is always good), entering the SleekGeek challenge did something more for me – it helped kickstart a wellness programme that I’m still on to this day, it helped me focus and get my priorities right, and it helped me realise that it was possible to go more than one week without drinking (who knew?).

I’ve done more SleekGeek challenges since then (all of them actually) but that was the one that started it all – and it’s why, if you’re looking for the motivation you need to get off the couch and into some gym pants, I always recommend challenge as a starting point. It worked for me – no reason why it couldn’t work for you too.

Which is why I’m issuing you a challenge (yes, a challenge – you didn’t think this was all just going to be you staring at me in my knickers did you?). And that challenge is this – to buddy up with me for the upcoming SleekGeek New Year Challenge and take your life back! I’ve got one free entry to give away, and damn, if you win that entry I am going to ride your ass like Zorro to make sure we win. Because R10 000 doesn’t last long, and mama needs more free cheddar in her life.

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So if you’d like to enter the Losing It draw to win one free entry into the SleekGeek New Year Challenge, then leave your name below, or some sort of thing that lets me know you want to enter. I’ll do the draw over the weekend, and let you know who the lucky winner is (or not so lucky, because trust me, Team Nicola is going to work like a motherfucker).

But even if you don’t get the free entry, you still have the chance to get a discounted one. The regular price for challenge is R599, but if you enter in January 2015, you’ll get it for just R399 – and you’ll get a fantastic set of discounts, eating plans, training plans and motivation and inspiration too. Everything you need to finally tick that sad “must lose weight” resolution off your list. As well as R500 000 worth of prizes to be won too (did I forget to mention that?).

So that’s it peeps – me in my underwear, issuing you a challenge. If you’ve got what it takes enter below to win your free entry now, or enter in January and get a 33% discount off the regular price. 2015 is going to get crushed so hard, I almost feel a little sorry for it.

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PS: If you’re wondering if I got a kick-back out of this, the answer is yes, I did. How’s that for transparency?

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A brief recap and a big winner

The title of my blog couldn’t be more appropriate because this week I really have been losing it. What with a whole whack of shit going on in my personal life, being sick and just generally feeling like crap, it has not been a good week. And yet it started with such promise. Oh well, them’s the breaks. All I’m saying is that if you’re looking forward to next week’s weigh-in post, you’re going to be disappointed because there isn’t going to be one.

 

Let’s just keep the memory of this golden shining moment alive for a while longer shall we?

Let’s just keep the memory of this golden shining moment alive for a while longer shall we?

 

But, the best way to break out of the negative is to focus on the positive – which is why I’m now going to reveal the winner of the free Evo Fitness personal training session! (Yes, yes I know I promised to do this days ago, but life is just full of disappointments.)

Anyway, as you’ll see I once again used my foolproof selection method.

 

I put everyone’s names in a bowl and shuffled them around.

I put everyone’s names in a bowl and shuffled them around.

 

Which resulted in the following name being drawn:

 

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Well done Paulie! I’ll be in touch and let you know how you can go about claiming your fabulous prize. Please also note that we want lots of pics of you working out like a champion!  I maybe even see some sort of fitness calendar in your future…

Thanks to Evo Fitness for the awesome prize – I’ll catch you guys next week when I’m back to full speed.

Smoochies xxx

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I got nailed this weekend

As if. The most R-rated action my flat’s seen lately is back-to-back episodes of True Blood. Actually the reality is less risqué but far more relaxing – because Saturday was the day that prizewinner Kelly and I went for our fabulous Rouge Day Spa pedicures!

 

Say hello to the nice people Kelly!

Say hello to the nice people Kelly!

 

This weekend was a work-a-palooza for me, so having a pedicure sandwiched in between seeing clients and writing websites was just what the doctor ordered.

Last pedicure’s bright yellow Glowstick was a massive hit, so this week I wanted something equally stunning. And because I’ve made a few bright sparkly decisions over the past week, I wanted my pedicure to reflect that – which it did in not one but TWO glittery shades of gold:

 

Shimmery Orly Luxe

Shimmery Orly Luxe

 

And fabulous Orly Sashay My Way

And fabulous Orly Sashay My Way

 

Not to be outdone, Kelly went for something equally as WOW – bright fuck-off pink:

 

Orly Beach Cruiser

Orly Beach Cruiser

 

And after that strenuous nanosecond of decision-making, it was time to relax and be treated like queens!

 

We could get used to this.

We could get used to this.

 

Look ma, bright pink!

Look ma, bright pink!

 

And then of course the finished product:

 

Ta-daaaaa!

Ta-daaaaa!

 

You can’t see my gold-on-gold toes so clearly, so let’s go in for a closer look:

 

That’s an undercoat of gold, with an overcoat of gold glitter. I feel a Spandau Ballet tune coming on…

That’s an undercoat of gold, with an overcoat of gold glitter. I feel a Spandau Ballet tune coming on…

 

Many thanks to the divine Rouge Day Spa for hosting us – Kelly, myself and our toes are all super grateful!

Oh, and if you’re feeling blue because you didn’t win the competition this time around, keep an eye out for tomorrow’s blog post. There may or may not be something in it for you again…

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