A ode to bad days

Today was a bad day,

Everything went wrong and my will power disappeared,

Don’t give up they say,

Once I have cheated on a diet will I be able to start again I feared.

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Planning for a diet

How to lose weight and influence people

Ok, I am lying about the influencing people… but it made my headline way more catchy this way.

So, it’s Saturday night and I am at home doing nothing but watching cooking programs and keeping myself entertained which got me thinking about sharing some tips and tricks that I have learnt over the years on how to lose weight, which I am pretty good at (I lost 50kgs, if you are new here and don’t know about my past)READ MORE

Coffee Playlist Freelancer work

15 minutes.

15 minutes. That is all the time I allow myself to be upset about something before trying to fix it.

Someone who I care about very very deeply said something to me that wasn’t supposed to be mean and was intended as a joke but it made my eyes well up and feel like I was sliding down a slippery slope into inevitable fatness which brings with it being miserable, alone and sad like I was those 6 years ago before I had lost so much weight. It made me panic. It made me feel like a failure. It hurt. It was what I needed to hear though, I think.

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Blonde girl Landscapes

Bye Bye 2017. Hello Hello 2018.

Gosh, what a flipping year it has been.

I love looking back on the year and seeing what goals I have achieved and then setting some goals for the coming year.

2017 flew past. Like I genuinely can’t believe it is nearly 2018 and I am still shell-shocked that it is December. Time has FLOWNREAD MORE

Mia Starfish beautiful cat

Social Media vs. Real Life

How much time do you spend scrolling aimlessly through your Social Media feeds? Fast forward 30 mins and you are 400 weeks deep in someones Instagram feed who you once knew, no longer talk to or an ex’s ex-girlfriends new boyfriends feed. We all do it, I know I am guilty. Lately it has left me feeling anything but inspired, it has actually done exactly the opposite.

Being a social being, it’s totally naturally for me to tweet my life, post about it on Facebook and publish the beautiful images I take on Instagram.¬† It’s my life, I don’t think twice about it, its just second nature.

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The low down on Low Carb

I am not one who likes cutting something out of my diet. I don’t think it’s healthy to cut out a type of food totally, I mean if we weren’t supposed to eat something it wouldn’t be available on the market. I am however very obviously a big believer on moderation, even though I am not always very good at practising moderation¬†READ MORE

Fasting. The good, the bad and the hungry

This weekend I had a catch up with a friend, who I haven’t seen in quite some time. I haven’t actually seen a lot of my friends in quite some time. I have been working at a VERY stressful job Monday to Friday which has left my physically and emotionally spent (we are talking 7 am to 10 pm days most weeks just to get on top of things), having a lot of family issues with all the land reform drama happening with my family in Zimbabwe and knowing that my Dad is pretty much homeless at the moment thanks to Robert Gabriel f**king Mugabe, add to that I bought a new house (the same time I started the most stressful job in the world) and have been trying to move in and get settled, I then got broken into, had my house flood and my geyser burst. I mean, I could go on, but you kinda get how f**ked up busy my life has been. The job thing has changed thankfully and I for the first time in 6 months feel like I can breathe again. It’s superb.READ MORE

Avoid the free food

I am currently sitting in the SLOW lounge at the airport and I just had an epiphany… Free food is the best, but the worst, but also it’s the best.

I have kinda not been that good in my #Constructhin journey since my last blog post – I haven’t lost weight, I am way off of my previous goals and I just ate croissants… I feel totally helpless and at every point, someone is trying to feed me and I have come to this conclusion… FREE FOOD IS THE WORST!READ MORE

Under Construction #Constructhin

When I moved my old blog over to the new punkystarfish domain, I took a vow that I would not longer talk about weight-loss. That was old me, I had lost the weight. I had reached my goals, and I was not longer fat. Well, I break rules a lot and this post is me breaking them again because well, I have put on a rather sizeable amount of weight again. I am 10 kgs heavier than I was about a year ago, and I feel sluggish and unhappy with my body.READ MORE

Photography: PAUL

A while ago, I bought a Canon camera and I love it but I really didn’t know how to use it. I know it’s super powerful, because it’s the same camera most professional photographers use. It has sat in my house not being used for about 5 months, until recently were I needed to take some pictures for a client at work. One of our Art Directors had the same camera as me and was taking MUCH better pictures than me, she gave me a few tips and showed me little tricks that I haven’t been able to find on YouTube or any other blog I have read and re-read – it was so simple and I finally “got it”READ MORE