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Fit? So not…Fabulous? OH yes!..


Following my post of just a little nudge, I had to give myself a little nudge too. I weighed in a whooping 112kg from 98kg just a few weeks ago!

“What?” I shriek in alarm.

I gasp and swallow the lump in my throat.

I should have known from the extra waddle of my rump and the jiggle of loose parts coupled with the aches and pains here and there. These are my usual tale-tale signs even though my height tends to hide this ample splendor 🙂

I have fallen off my wagon and landed face down. But no matter, time to get back on the grind.

Camera 360Getting fitter and cultivating a healthier lifestyle is one of my targets set for the year and I am no where near achieving that. Sob, sob 😦

Well the key word here is getting fit and revamping my nutrition. I am not on the verge of becoming twiggy, nor am I ready for any hocus-pocus, mumbo-jumbo weight loss magic. That is hardly sustainable and becomes dated pretty fast.

I just want to eat reasonable portions of healthy meals and exercise regularly.

At the start of the year, I jumped in with a lot of gusto and actually lost a good chunk. In retrospect, I think I got tired of counting calories and scaling every food that went into my mouth, coupling that with recent hectic changes made in my life, I comfort ate and threw away the scale. Not so sure that was a good thing 😦

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Not to bore you with all the nitty-gritty details, I choose to expose myself by blogging my 30 day keep fit challenge, so that you can have the opportunity to tar and feather me when I fail. It also makes me feel more responsible, knowing that I have your support.

I shall log in once a week and give you a synopsis of how I fared and if I made the scale tilt a bit. I shall set incremental and plausible goals, so that it does not become too cumbersome.

I also belong to a group of very awesome, fit and dynamic ladies from different walks of life who are breaking the boundaries and achieving phenomenal things on this level. They can be found on Facebook at, Women Encouraging Women To Live Healthy.

It is a closed group for women and would require an invite, so just in case you are interested, you can give me a nudge.

They are a very fantastic support group of encouraging women (I am sure that am I one of the laziest of the whole lot) :), however, I hope that is about to change.

Worked out for 45 minutes today and had a good burn. I also ate very sensibly.20150723_193014

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


33 thoughts on “Fit? So not…Fabulous? OH yes!..

  1. You go girl! You are looking good and I wish we could work out together! I’ve been on the same healthy path, walking 3 miles a day 4-5 days/week. I try running but I usually don’t get very far. lol. It’s not easy diving into healthier living but persistence is what turns it into a lifestyle. I wish you nothing but the best on your journey and have no doubts that you will eventually get to where you wanna be regardless of how many times you fall off the wagon. (Might wanna buckle in next time hehehe)

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    1. Oh Tasha, I wish it was possible to work out together. Honestly, that would have made it more fun. Thanks girl, it’s a lifestyle change a day at a time. I hope to hang in there and we can encourage each other. Who knows what the future holds we might be able to meet up in the near future. Buckling in is a splendid idea 🙂 Thanks girlfriend

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  2. Props to you Jacqueline ☺ for making some life changes. Wagons tend to be rocky and unstable things – don’t worry if you fall off too many times. The point is to always get back on. Please know that I will support you in any way I can, even cheering from across the globe (can you hear me yell ‘you can do it’?)

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  3. You look great and you are a true inspiration! Good for you! You know it’s all about lifestyle change. And setting reachable goals. Not deprivation. No diets ever. Watch your carbs and burn more calories than you consume. You know all of this already. I just can’t help myself because I talk like this daily! lol I will encourage you as much as I can! xo

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  4. That is awesome that your committed to a new diet and exercise routine. I would love to have one of those smoothies, but the total amount of carbohydrates would throw my blood sugars off the charts. DIabetics have to really watch fruits and eat the right amount and types. Some with veggies too. Then my main problem… pasta! That one I really have to watch because my stomach does not understand the total amount of sugars even when my brain does. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Tracey. I can’t imagine what a struggle it must be to try to balance your meals and make the right food choice as a Diabetic, when I am struggling ordinarily to eat right. Thumbs up to you and thank you for the encouragement.


  5. Hey Jacqueline! I have the other prob – can’t put the weight ON!! The most I’ve ever been is 9 stone and for someone who is just 5ft 11ins tall – that ain’t a lot!! Keep on going girl! Rooting for you! Are you back home now? Take care sis!! 😆😆😆

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    1. Hi Reuben. Been a while. Some people have all the luck. Imagine eating all you want and not having to worry about adding weight. I am trying hard not to be envious 😦 I have been on a roller coaster. Went to my home country (Nigeria) for two weeks with the family and haven’t been on my blog for what seems like ages.

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