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The shift – weight loss battles

It has been several weeks now since my last post. I could say I have been busy but it all honesty I didn’t want to post anything until I had something positive to report. That seems delusional. A weight loss journey is not all ‘sunshine and lollipops’. I had reached the 9 kilos mark  but have been hanging on the corner of struggle street for a few weeks now trying to reach the 10 kilo mark. it has literally been a crazy dollar coaster that I jumped on. My eating habits haven’t been great however I have to say I have strived each day to do the best that I can in terms of my diet and exercise.

So what has happened since my last post? I did mention that I would give my ‘green tea experiment’ another go, for another week. I didn’t do it? Why? I couldn’t be bothered. That is the cold, hard and shameful truth. Just plain forgot to drink green tea after every meal. I have been drinking it but sporadically.

There has been a number of things that have been happening.

I had quite a few rehearsals leading up to the 6 shows we did for the Sunshine Community theatre’s, ‘Shh!!..Don’t tell the Bride!’ It was an incredible experience that I will never forget and that I really needed to do. I feel that next year will be a new chapter in terms of the love/relationship department. I needed to be involved in a couple of theatre productions this year as I needed to get back to treading the boards. Acting in theatre involves quite a bit of time so NOW was a better time than ever. I feel content. We all did a brilliant job. I gained so much from this. I’ve gained new friendships, new networks, stretched my acting muscles out, gained some credits and have gained new-found respect from my ‘old’ friends who saw the show. I guess it reaffirmed and showcased why I’m sticking and have stuck to acting.

I have also updated my showreel, finally got my head shots done and have started researching some acting schools that I would like to attend. Feel free to check out my page Toes crossed I will find an agent <watch this space >.

So August must be month to be constantly sick! Flu season was rife this year, more than ever! I had been sick a few times. Whether it was the flu or chest infection, I had experienced something! This stopped my progress greatly as it not only hindered me from going to the gym I also didn’t exert myself greatly when I returned back after I got over it all.

So now it’s time to just continue on. I know I will reach the 10 kilo mark. I will also aim to lose another 10 kilos by the end of the year!  I’ve learnt so much more about my body since embarking on this weight loss journey in mid-March. I’ve let go of many incorrect data about health, well-being and weight loss. I’ve ever-so slowly adopted new concepts . The one thing I’ve discovered is that you need to be consistent. Yes, there are times you will fail but the sooner you pick your self up and learn from your mistakes the closer you’ll be.

Until next time…

Selma Danculovic

Author of The Papakittens Adventures: Reach for the Stars

#weightloss #dieting

Disclaimer* This is in no way diet advice but our own personal journey and experience. I’m not a dietician. Please seek professional advice when embarking on any diet and/or exercise regime.