Ritu’s Healthy Living – Week 4 #icandothis

We’re starting the last week of the school holidays… Goodness knows what will happen to my attempts at healthy eating and living once term starts!

But I have managed at least 4 weeks, through the holidays, with kids eating all sorts, and I survived decorating, and still carried on with my mission. And there is one more week until the rigidity of school commences once more.

Granted, I haven’t lost as much as I hoped, weight wise, but I think I have made great progress in changing my eating, and introducing some exercise into my lifestyle, and as they say, slow and steady wins the race!

So, what have I been eating this week?

I have had a request for recipes for some dishes, so when I get a chance I will try and post!

And I am still drinking lots of water, and herbal teas throughout the day.

I haven’t attempted any of the exercise DVD’s yet, but I have finally got on my exercise bike and am trying to do 30 minutes moderate speed cycling on it most days… but the speed and calorie counter don’t work, so I am guestimating how fast I am actually cycling! Whatever the speed, it sure is making me sweat! Β That’s gotta be good!

I’m thinking of investing in a Fitbit to help track my activity and heartrate too!


And to be a little bit more proactive, I have started to publish the odd health tip, found under Health in my header menu! I’ve had some great feedback so far, and if I give information that helps another, then all the better!

I post these, alongside foodie pics, on my Instagram account, if you wish to follow me on there! @phantom_giggler.

Now, the all-important question… what did the scales say today???

I had lost 3 lb so far last week…

This week another


That makes 5lbs in total, and I have broken the 11 stone barrier and am 10 stone something now!!!!

Woo hoo!!!!


53 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fatma Amin
    Sep 09, 2016 @ 07:30:12

    Valuable post indeed. Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person


  2. incahootswithmuddyboots
    Sep 02, 2016 @ 18:25:12

    I’ve had my Fitbit for a couple of years now and love it. It really helps me stay on track! πŸ˜‰

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  3. Helen Jones
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 22:13:12

    Looks like yummy food! Yay for healthy eating πŸ™‚

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  4. joey
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 15:59:27

    YUM! I would eat all of that except that hunka chicken and the sweet potato. That’s a lot of meat for me, and I’m allergic to the sweet potatoes. WOE IS ME.
    I’m particularly interested in that tabouleh lookin dish on the right, with the orange peppers? That looks so good! πŸ™‚

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  5. Tikeetha T
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 15:26:51

    Your pictures make me so hungry. So crisp and clean.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Alifamtravels
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 20:54:04

    Congrats and the food looks yummy!!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Vashti Quiroz-Vega
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 19:39:09

    Congratulations! Stay focused and keep up the great work! All the best!

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  8. Laura
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 19:27:51


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  9. 🌐 'M.' 🌐
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 19:18:55

    looks like quite a delicious assortment, yum πŸ˜‹

    congrats, and best of wishes! πŸ˜„

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  10. syl65
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 15:49:05

    You’re on the right track Sister and that’s what matters!! The benefits are evidence πŸ’ͺ😊

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  11. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 14:37:08

    That’s fantastic, Ritu! Keep up the great work!
    Love the idea of adding health tips to your blog. πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰

    Liked by 1 person


  12. Erika Kind
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 14:29:27

    See, how fast that goes down? Awesome, sis!!! Oh, and I have to tell you: The food looks just delicious πŸ˜‹

    Liked by 1 person


  13. Josh Wrenn
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 13:18:33

    That granola and berry looking stuff looks very yum! Congrats on your losses!

    Liked by 1 person


  14. Bikramjit
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:06:33

    wowowow .. I think I needed to read this post.. I am so unhealthy and what not …

    need to do something ..

    Liked by 1 person


  15. Bee Halton
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:01:19

    Oh blimey, that looks delicious. They say a new habit needs 28 days to develop and stay. You should be over those 28 days so fear not πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person


  16. vanbytheriver
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:55:59

    With the amount of color in that montage of photos, you are surely on the right track, Ritu. ☺

    Liked by 1 person


  17. pensitivity101
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:31:40

    Good for you. It’s interesting to read another ‘food addict’s view, and your tip on drinking plenty of water during the day is so positive. What is the last large picture (bottom left) please? It looks like something I coud either cook or improvise on for the programme I;m following..

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  18. Fresh Waffles
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 09:58:43

    And not a waffle in site. Well done Sis, you can do this😚

    Liked by 1 person


  19. Ruth
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 09:49:28

    Well done! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person


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