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5 steps to a flatter tummy

5 steps to a flatter tummy

I was watching the Victoria Secret 2013 show and I kept wondering , how are this seemingly innocent no smarter than me girls manage to beat the stomach bulge. Some of the Victoria Secret models have had children like Miranda Kerr. Heidi Klum has had more than one child. Yet, they remain slim and have flat stomach. This are some of the tips that I found in common with not only the Victoria secret models but a lot of women like us who have beaten the bulge. 1. Drink plenty of water According to the… Continue reading →

Sticking to your happiness goals

Sticking to your happiness goals

Early this year, I set out some goals for myself. I wanted to walk more. I wanted to learn French. I wanted to take care of my hair. I wanted to go out and do interesting cultural things in Nairobi. While these were all things that I knew would make me *happy*, sticking to them was the challenge. On a scale of 1 to 10, my attention span is … by the way have you ever noticed when you say a word over and over it loses meaning .. cultural. cuuulturall… Surprisingly though, I’ve had… Continue reading →

Being an apple

Being an apple

I was born in the early 70’s (I know quite shocking!). The privileged first born child I was fed like a prize calf. Happy, healthy and chubby I was the apple of my parent’s eye. Fast forward to present time – still an apple. The apple shape is top heavy … you know the generous boobs, equally generous midriff, slender hips and legs and pseudo waistline. I wistfully look at my pear friends – their voluptuous curves, their waistlines and wonder if I should get a butt job. Shift the belly fat to my butt…. Continue reading →

Purple at last!

Purple at last!

I’ve been trying to get my hair coloured for a while, and I finally gave up  after four tries and three thousand shillings. I didn’t want to pour more money down the sink. Plus, I was afraid my hair would fall off. Hair colour can do that sometimes. The saga began with a mix of two colours – ultraviolet black and aubergine. This was followed by some food colour, more aubergine, and some wailing with mirrors. The first time I dyed it, the hairdresser said it was coloured, but my baby girl said otherwise. I… Continue reading →

Operation lose ten kilos: Month Two

Operation lose ten kilos: Month Two

So … I haven’t been to the gym in two weeks.  I have a  perfectly legitimate excuse. The first week, I had workshops, so I had to leave the house earlier. The second week, my cheques hadn’t cleared and the gym subscription had run out. I bumped into the gym instructor three days into the ‘wallet-fast’ and he told me I could come in anyway. I didn’t take him up on it. It was partly guilty conscience, but mostly oversleeping. Somewhere amid my hiatus, I had to go to a clinic for a routine tune-up…. Continue reading →

Operation Lose Ten Kilos

Operation Lose Ten Kilos

I’ve always had weight issues. In high school, I went as high as 80 kg … and yes … I have heavy bones. But my optimum weight is 60. It looks good, it feels great, and at 5 foot almost-six-inches, its BMI is 22. I think. Right now, I weigh 70. It’s very distressing, since even while pregnant, I didn’t go over 65. Somewhere between sun, sand, and Morocco burgers, I gained ten kilos. Luckily, the excess weight doesn’t show unless you look very closely. It’s mostly centred around the middle, and corsets do wonders… Continue reading →

Ask Lily: Advise me on how to loose weight

Please advise me on a way to loose 10kgs in a months time. i tried the gym but it did not help. i have a wedding in september to attend and i want to look hot.i got sick and gained so much weight loosing it is becoming hell but am determined to because i do not like being this big. thank you. Amy * * The names have been changed for privacy purposes.

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