She rebranded to Murugi Munyi this year to focus on broader content.
She has been on a weight loss journey since 2020 that has seen her shed lots of weight.
In her latest update, she revealed she has gone down from a size 20 to no being a size 14.
Her ultimate goal is to get to 10.
Her revelations inspired Diana Marua who encouraged her saying ‘God job mama”
“Size 20 to a size 14. Aiming for a size 10! We are past halfway. This is 1.5 years of change. The journey is slow and grueling and some times I go months feeling like there’s no change. But there IS change, even if you can’t see it everyday. One small step everyday will get us to where we want to be. These days I’m so conscious that every small decision I make throughout my day will either get me closer or further away from my goals. And I want each day to count! Ask yourself before you do anything – is this getting me closer to my goals? Or is it going to make me have to work extra hard to reach them. Then make your decisions based on that. At work, at meal time, at the gym, with your family… everywhere.”
He is three years and nine months sober now, but getting there was a struggler he put in a long twitter thread.
He began saying
Juzi I shred about how I struggled with alcohol for over 10 yrs with a promise to give my story. I have tried my best to answer almost every single question. I believe my experience with the disease and how I coped will help someone. A thread…
So, my drinking career (it honestly felt like one) begun sometime in 2008 when I was in military school. I had access to very affordable alcohol. At that point, I was young, fit and my body could cope with the booze. I noticed that I was drinking more than usual around 2010.
I missed work so many times and got reprimanded for it. This got my family’s attention and they were very concerned and worried. I barely ate well and it showed on my wrinkled eyes. At some point, I was introduced to a psychiatrist. I didn’t last two sessions.
In retrospect, all along, I don’t think I was ready to stop drinking. It’s almost impossible to help someone who’s in denial or who’s simply not ready. Niliwekelewa mpaka mikono kwa kanisa but nothing could separate me from the bottle.
I resigned from the military because dismissal was inevitable if I stayed on. I went on to lose two very good jobs after that and squandered large sums of money within very short periods. I placed alcohol above any other important thing in my life. My jobs, my relationships….
In 2015, I checked into a rehab after suggestions from family. I was three days sober when I got in. I underwent a six week programme and although I’d relapse six months after getting out, that period spent in rehab gave me some very important tools that I abide by to date.
I forgot to mention that I was a binge drinker. I’d go for a week, two even, without drinking but once I hit the bottle, it would be three to five day binges, the longest I did was about weeks. This meant disappearing and not picking calls. I’d only speak to my drinking buddies.
Juzi I shred about how I struggled with alcohol for over 10 yrs with a promise to give my story. I have tried my best to answer almost every single question. I believe my experience with the disease and how I coped will help someone.
Alcohol affects the drinker and those close to them. The emotional torture on people close to alcoholics is immense. It is important to have a supportive family if you are struggling with alcohol or any other drug. I am blessed because I had a great support system in my family.
n the 10 years I drank, I tried a couple of times to quit. I was met with “wewe huwezi wacha” “tumekupea wiki mbili tu”. I was still hanging out with the same people I drank with. I patronized the same joints. I’d move from where I stayed and immediately get new drinking buddies
This is the most important thing I learnt; if deep down, and after soul searching, you are not ready to stop drinking, not even the most expensive rehab will save you. You can lie to everyone around you but you cannot lie to yourself.
I joined the Alcoholics Anonymous programme that I learnt about in rehab. I engaged people who had gone through the same struggles as myself. I attended AA meetings, read AA material, moved out of the country to get away from people, dropped my drinking friends…
I made a conscious decision to quit alcohol. It was not easy and it’s still not easy. I am now more self aware, I keep my feelings in check, I literally live one day at a time and try and do the next best thing. You know what the most beautiful thing is, anyone can recover.
Anyone can turn their life around if they choose to. Recovery is however very selfish and requires one to put themselves and their focus on getting better above anything else, including your loved ones. Otherwise, ni kazi ya bure tu.
If you have someone close to you struggling with addiction, do not give up on them. It is hard but keep trying. Show them love. Do not enable their addiction but be kind to them. They are fighting a spiritual battle and I promise you, no one wakes up and decides to be an addict.
I will seek permission from my counsellor in rehab to share his number. I will also make it a personal responsibility to find a good rehab that I can recommend.
I pray that everyone dealing with any form of addiction will one day find peace and get better. And to their families, I pray for strength and patience as you support your loved ones.
Black teen drama is back and fans are going to experience quite a moment.
Netflix has released the official trailer for the second season of Blood & Water.
The series follows Puleng Khumalo (Ama Qamata), 16-year-old who engineers her transfer to the prestigious Parkhurst College in a desperate bid to investigate the 17-year cold case of her older sister’s disappearance. She meets it girl Fikile (Khosi Ngema), who she befriends, and soon discovers that there is more to her.
Season 1 ended with Puleng revealing to Fikile that she’s her sister. Puleng’s father, Julius (Getmore Sithole), may have played a role in the abduction of his daughter and is facing trial for human trafficking.
In the upcoming season, things are off to a rocky start between Puleng and Fikile following the DNA results, and the drama will test old alliances and forge new and unlikely friendships. A new school therapist joins the staff, and a new hunk, Sam (Leroy Siyafa), joins the Parkhurst gang, with both bringing a few secrets of their own.
In todays episode of bizzare news, a Mexican rapper Dan Sur got gold chain hooks surgically implanted into his scalp.
In a recent TikTok video, he tells his 1.9 million followers he’s the first human in history to pull off the stunt — he just hopes nobody copies his style.
If you don’t believe this, checkout his Tiktok page below.
The 23 year older rapper got the surgery in April this year
“I have it as a hook that is implanted in my head and that hook has hooks and they are all hooked in my skull, under my skin,” Sur said in another viral clip. “This is my hair. Golden hair. The first rapper to have gold hair implanted in human history.”
And many agreed with her that time is money and that celebs shouldn’t be a billboard for politicians for free. And considering we are in an election fever moment for the next one year, we are likely to see more politicians claim musicians in a bid to reach the youth vote.
Umesema tuwakamue kamu kamu Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes
Juu hauwapati tena hadi after 5 years.
I couldn’t agree more… Clapping hands signClapping hands sign
Management of one’s weight on a normal basis, in many cases, is not an easy task and for women who are carrying a pregnancy, the task becomes harder in certain instances.
Weight gain for women during pregnancy varies greatly. Majority of pregnant women add between 10kg and 12.5kg (22 pounds to 26 pounds). Most of this weight is put on after week 20 of the pregnancy. Weight gain during pregnancy is dependent on whether the mother was underweight or overweight before pregnancy and also in cases of multiple pregnancies.
There are women who welcome the weight gain, sometimes in the knowledge that it is something they have been longing to achieve, while, for others it is not much of an issue as they feel confident that they will “easily” slide back into shape post-pregnancy.
However, for some women, it is a cause for concern for various reasons, often beginning with the change in their physical appearance, ability to shed the gained weight and impact on their self-esteem, among others.
According to nutritionist Lucy Chege who is the founder of Nutrition Therapy by Lucy, gaining weight during a pregnancy is a good thing but she cautioned against the pitfalls of allowing that weight gain to overwhelm expectant mothers and develop into something serious.
“Weight gain in pregnancy is good for the wellbeing of the baby and the mother, however too much weight gain puts the mother at risks of developing conditions, like gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension and knee and/or joint pains. The baby can also grow bigger than normal making it hard to have a natural birth,” Chege said.
Whatever the case, a pregnant woman, Chege noted, should not go on a diet or try to lose weight during pregnancy as this can affect the unborn child. Making smart meal and snack choices and staying active, unless advised otherwise, will help one keep their pregnancy weight gain on track.
She added that it was also crucial to note that much of the weight gained during pregnancy is not fat, but is related to the baby, with regard to placenta, amniotic fluid, breast tissue, baby pounds, blood supply and fat stores among others.
Bearing this in mind, Chege pointed out that there are simple ways to follow to ensure an expectant mother gains desirable weight.
“Keep in mind that you need to gain weight for a healthy pregnancy. The extra pounds will come off after you have had your baby and breastfeeding can also help the mother go back to her pre-pregnancy weight.”
She recommended that pregnant women eat a balanced diet and refuel often with healthy snacks. While dieting and snacking, she said one ought to trade their sugar cravings with natural sugar.
“Try as much as possible to avoid added sugars or artificial sweeteners and choose natural sugar from fruits and vegetable. Too much consumption of added sugars has been associated with undesirable weight gain. Fresh fruits and vegetables make good snacks. They are full of vitamins and low in calories and fat.”
Going hand in hand with this, she advised that one chooses whole carbohydrates over highly refined carbohydrates and goes light on fats. A high fibre diet will help one feel full for longer and make them less likely to give in to unhealthy cravings later in the day.
Much as one will follow the above rules, Chege warns expectant mothers against falling for the widely-held belief of “eating for two” rather than eating to one’s satisfaction. This, she said, will help reduce the intake of too much unnecessary calories which will be stored as fat.
Finally, she stressed on the importance of staying hydrated, which not only helps one with weight management but also dealing with a host of other digestive and renal functions.
“Drink your water generously and other healthy fluids like soup. Having a water bottle is one way of motivating your water intake. Drinking enough water also helps in digestion and helps reduce cases of constipation.”
“It also helps reduce the occurrence of urinary tract infections (UTI) which are very common among pregnant women.”
The writer, Lucy Chege is a registered and licensed nutritionist based in Kenya, proficient in medical nutrition therapy.
KOT waded in on the debate around fat-shaming by saying shaming is not the key to combatting the obesity epidemic.
@fatal_blossom wrote…A dose of body shaming to add to your daily intake of Surviving Nairobi
Dear Classic fam, is body shaming the way to get people to achieve their weight loss goals.
We invest in good perfume or cologne to make sure we smell nice all day long, but sometimes it somehow feels like your perfume has disappeared the moment you put it on. Industry experts say it is all about knowing where and how to apply fragrance, and how to store it so it retains its quality.
Vaseline: The ointment in petroleum jelly holds the fragrance for longer. Apply to your wrists, neck, inside elbows, behind knees, and on ankles and calves.
Spray on your hairbrush girls: The alcohol in perfume can dry out your hair, so don’t apply it directly. Instead, lightly spray your hairbrush.
Make sure skin is moisturized before application: slather your skin with lotion immediately after showering. Your oily skin will retain the fragrance for longer.
Know key areas of your body: If you apply your perfume to warmer areas of the body, it’ll be more intense and remain fragrant for longer eg your wrists, elbows, neck, chest, the back of the knees, ankles, and calves.
It is alleged that ODM leader Raila Odinga flew this student to Maranda High School on a chopper.
The un named student is reporting for form one admission just like his counterparts, but unlike them he flew to his institution.
Kenyan online have alot to say after the picture was shared with the moment reigniting memories of being monolized
This one is going to be untouchable
Hii mono inafika unaichukua mbio sanaFace with tears of joyFace with tears of joyFace with tears of joy
Face with tears of joyhuyo perfects wote watapigania akuwe son wao
Atakuwa anakula na walimu staffroom?
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but alcohol bottles are not home decor. Remove them expeditiously tafadhali.
Fellas, we need to talk about your apartment decor or lack of. We know figures from EABL said we have been drinking alot, but leave those bottles in your trash can, don’t hang them on your kitchen cabinets or the sitting room for memories.
What even is it about an empty bottle that makes you think it is a decoration? Here are some things that you could dois hang nice pictures of yourself at the safari rally or at the club is permitted, a painting that you can pick up from Naivas.
Other items men decide to use as home decor include flags, random signs they pick up during football season, and sports tables and neon signs.
Dear Classic 105 fam, am I mistaken or are these things not aesthetically pleasing?
Self-proclaimed ‘ miracle healer’ died Saturday after feeling unwell for 2 weeks.
He became a sensation in late 2010 by administering a concoction he claimed could cure any chronic disease.
An official from Ngorongoro Raymond Mangwala has confirmed that he died of a severe case of pneumonia, that led to breathing complications.
He died on 30 July, after being taken to hospital for treatment for a sudden illness.
Back in 2010, people around the world scrambled for his concoction alleged to have been cure for HIV/AIDS is dead. He caused many deaths of people on queues as they waited for his attention. Some abandoned ARVs for eventual death.
Journalist John Allan Namu after news of his death recalled how they worked on the story.
“Babu wa loliondo: doing the story of the sensation of his concoction was perhaps one of the most bizarre but enjoyable stories I have done.”
Babu wa loliondo: doing the story of the sensation of his concoction was perhaps one of the most bizarre but enjoyable stories I have done. https://t.co/5ZHVKkJIcP
The two said they don’t believe in bathing their kids Wyatt Isabelle, 6, and Dimitri Portwood, 4 with soap every day.
One of the hosts advised about not using soap because it strips the body of essential oils and the actors agreed.
“I can’t believe I am in the minority here of washing my whole body in the shower. Who taught you to not wash?” Padman asked, before Kunis said: “I didn’t have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn’t shower much anyway.”
“But when I had children, I also didn’t wash them every day,” Kunis went on. “I wasn’t the parent that bathed my newborns, ever.”
Kutcher added, “Now, here’s the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point.”
Kunis and Kutcher then said they didn’t use soap on their entire bodies every day, with Kutcher admitting: “I wash my armpits and my cr*tch daily, and nothing else ever. I got a bar of Lever 2000 that delivers every time. Nothing else.”
Despite not washing their whole bodies every day, they do wash their faces.
“I do have a tendency to throw some water on my face after a workout to get all the salts out,” Kutcher said, as Kunis added: “I wash my face twice a day.
If you are looking for an alternative to regular oil, then perhaps consider olive oil.
More so if you like to make salad dressings with herbs and spices and barbeque meats that typically use lots of regular oil.
Some of the health and nutritional benefits that experts recommend include
Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats
Olive oil contains large amounts of antioxidants
Olive oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties
Olive oil may help prevent strokes
Olive oil is protective against heart disease
Olive oil is not associated with weight gain and obesity
Food and lifestyle bloggers Joy Kendi and Kris Njoki among others were drawn to such information at the launch of upfield at the Movenpick Hotel and Residences on Tuesday, July 20th.
Attendants heard that such olive oil is made from olives by cold extraction which ensures the oil offers extensive nutritional benefits
Upfield, the largest plant-based consumer products company in the world and manufacturer of Blue Band introduced the innovation in the Kenyan market in the form of Altis Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Produced in Greece, Altis extra virgin olive oil is ideal for sauces, marinates and salad dressing and is a good source of energy and monounsaturated “good” fats, it is a rich source of antioxidants and helps absorb fat-soluble vitamins (Α,D,E) from food.
Here are more photos from the launch courtesy Classic 105’s Moses Mwangi