Starts Jan 2nd: The After 6pm Project

fresh-fruits-vegetables-2419After I shared my unintentional weight loss story with some of my friends, it’s become clear to me that I needed to tell more folks about it.

Because I found it so simple to follow and also I didn’t starve myself, give anything up or even take up exercise I plan to write a book to help to debunk some of the many myths around eating healthily and simplify the process.

I had a wisdom tooth removed in early November so it totally threw me off my eating plan. And bwoy have I been eating. And I haven’t gained any extra weight over Christmas either. Woohoo!

So I have invited some friends to take part in a challenge with me to lose weight in January. I’m not setting any weight loss goals as I want people to focus on just eating healthily, like I did. I have another 14lbs to lose so I will be joining approx 30 people to help them with my method for 30 days.

It starts on Jan 2nd and I’ve called it ‘The After 6pm Project’ and that’s because, you can eat whatever you want after 6pm. Nice eh?

This is one of my latest projects and I’m really excited by it because I really hope to help people achieve their weight loss goals.

If you’re also interested, please click on the link to find out more about the project as I will be closing entry on Wednesday 1st January to focus on those who are ready to get started.

And if you have any questions, just leave me a message in the comments below and I’ll get back to you.

2014 is going to rock!

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How I lost 19lbs in 40 days without following the rules

I was totally surprised when I jumped on the bathroom scales on Saturday morning.

I’m still doing my weight loss dance!

This isn’t advice but just my method of applying all the healthy habit ‘rules’ that worked for me.

Unfortunately I don’t have any before or after pics as I wasn’t intentionally trying to lose weight. I will take pics to chart my loss of what  I’m calling “The Last 16lbs”.

Watch the video, let me know what you think and feel free to post your questions below.

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When our best plans don’t work

Plan3For a long time, I’ve thought and talked about having a wildly successful blog. I didn’t share my ambition with many people because I don’t like to brag to be honest. But most recently, every time I got a spark of inspiration to share my thoughts or learning, I’d write them down. I wanted to make sure I captured my nuggets and gems as they came to me.

So here we are in September 2013 and I’ve decided to commit to producing at least 5 posts a week. And what did I do? I spent the best of an hour cruising through Facebook and then looking at my notes for inspiration. And what did I find? Nothing that resonated with me today. Maybe I’ll use those posts one day, some day…

But what I’ve learned is that the best plan is to go with the flow. Each waking minute of life is planned, especially if you have the commitment of a job, school of looking after dependents. We’re in other people’s flow for most of the day. And while there is nothing wrong with that in itself as we have responsibilities to others, we must also remember to make time to find our own flow.

What is flow? I describe it as when I’m connected with my inner heart or voice to from a place that feels, a place of truth. I see it as a way to disconnect from what I think I should say, with what my heart and truth wants to share. My rare moments of spontaneity and being playful are also times when I’m in flow.

So I say that to say this – find time to be in flow. Sing, dance, skip, play, paint, splash in puddles, speak truth, deviate from the plan, go from the heart. And you will find a joy that will deliver bigger returns and most plans ever could.

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Crowd-songwriting with Maroon 5 & Coca Cola

Coca Cola has always been one of my favourite brands. When I was a kid I used to collect bottles, pencil boxes, glasses etc. To this day my most cherished item is a Coca Cola bottle written in Hebrew from my trip to Israel.

I love the fact that they are so innovative in embracing music and the arts and they are producing a programme with Maroon 5 live in London to write a song with input from fans on March 22. They will have 24 hours to complete the song and all of it will be promoted via Coca Cola’s Facebook page and also on Twitter.

In this day and age with people caring more about their IP and copyrights, who will actually own the song? What will become of the song if it is used commercially? Business aside, I think it’s a great idea and I’m sure it won’t be the last time we’ll see fans write songs with their favourite artists. Don’t you just love social technology?

Have you seen or hear of any good ideas where artists involve their fans in the creative music process? Please share in the comments section below.

Post inspired by Mashable.com. Image courtesy of FanPop

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Hot Chocolate Party this Friday

Yes I said it – this Friday in London city there is a party at the splendid Rococo Chocolate Store in Belgravia. I’ll be tasting chocolates from around the world, washed down with even more chocolate.

If this sounds like your dream Friday night after work event, join me and few other Chocolate lovers for some fun.

Check out the details at Eventbrite and get your tickets now as they’re limited.

Are you coming? Let me know in the comments area below.

Image credit: Rococo Chocolate

Angry Birds Cake

Now why would you wait until it’s your birthday? Everyday is an Angry Birds day right? So if you could recreate your digital life or entertainment into some edible delight, what would it be? Please post your comments or links to your video below.

One thing though – that Dad is awesome!!!

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Blogging RIP?

After I finished re-skinning my ageing blog, I stumbled across this article in my inbox at work; Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter

Instantly, I thought should I have bothered to spend umpteen days looking for a theme that I liked without too much back end re-coding.  But then I thought, I quite like to share my thoughts and knowledge and for the most part, this is blog is where I can do it.

So I say long live the blog for those of us who like to express ourselves in more than 140 characters (I love Twitter by the way) and single media uploads per post (I think Tumblr is fab too).