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How to Lose Belly Fat Challenge: Week 1


I have had an absolutely overwhelming response of support on my first post in this series, how to lose belly fat! Wow… I have been blown away by everyone’s kind words, and genuine interest in my weight loss journey. I don’t think I can say thank you enough! It means so much to me to have people in my court, encouraging…

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How to lose belly fat or die crying

How to lose belly fat or die crying


How’s that headline?! That is how I feel at the moment about my belly fat! It seems as if I blinked and suddenly the body I was comfortable in had changed… and not in a good way. Initially I noticed my face had grown rounder and then I noticed how my upper arms looked huge in photos (how is it…

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Getting fit and fabulous


I have been in a bit of a healthy living & fitness drive lately. It mostly started when I suddenly and inexplicably put on all the weight I (suddenly & inexplicably) lost when Amélie was about 9 months old. Ok, maybe it wasn’t so sudden nor explicable the second time around. I made unhealthy food choices. There, I said it. So…

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No poo: Aloe vera, honey and a haircut


The long-awaited day finally arrived – haircut day! If you’re wondering about my excitement about getting my hair cut, I’ll provide a little context. When I was a high-heeled career woman, way before children, I would get my hair done at a salon approximately every 2 or 3 months – wash, cut and blow. It was a real treat I…

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No poo: Water only


I finally caved in… I couldn’t take the grimy feeling of my roots and decided to simply rinse my hair in the shower. A day before I am planning on washing it, but I don’t care! It feels much much better. I still have the dry dry lengths, but I’m hoping that the honey wash tomorrow will make a difference.…

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No poo: Honey honey…


I did my first honey shampoo wash using raw honey and filtered water (Brita filter) on the day we left for a weekend away in Dullstroom. Talk about living on the edge! I had specifically waited on washing my hair until I received a new batch of raw honey, since we had just run out of honey that week –…

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The no poo challenge


I had been blissfully washing my hair with baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda) and apple cider vinegar for 3 months when I came upon Carry Berry’s post in my Facebook feed. I am always up for a challenge, and even though I had already started my no poo adventure, at least I could provide some encouragement for the other…

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I ditched shampoo and I liked it


I first heard of the “no poo” (hair care where commercial shampoo and conditioner are ditched in favour of more natural alternatives) phenomenon when my friend Gina wrote about it. I was intrigued, but not yet ready to take the plunge myself. In the middle of this year, as we reached the last of our shampoo a little too far…

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