Showing posts with label losing weight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label losing weight. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

it takes a little more kindness to self

I've made progress lately. Yahoo! I'm talking about my losing weight agenda. I am happy to say that I'm no longer stuck in the planning stage like it used to be for the longest time. I know I haven't been a little kinder to my body and health for a couple of years already. Not that I am doing it intentionally. It's just that I have deliberately allowed stress and other factors to conquer my physical well-being.

Still, I know the Lord has been helping me all throughout this journey. Through our Zumba sessions in the neighborhood, He has helped me gain new friends with similar goals and interest as mine. Although I wouldn't be able to join them for awhile due to a change in my work schedule, I know I can always join them anytime my schedule permits me to.

Laughing the painful cramps off :-)
Anyway, I promised myself that my battle with the bulge does not end with Zumba no longer part of my weekend activity. I have to rely on self-help videos and keep myself even more productive with household chores, motherly and wifely duties. Okay, I do need to mention that it's not just all about moving a lot. It 's also about eating less and eating right.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

losing weight is difficult!

Some people think that I am comfortable with my weight but they don't really have any idea what I am going through. I've been planning on losing weight for ages but just can't find the means to achieve it. All those negative talks directed towards me that are supposed to motivate me to lose weight simply didn't help at all. Instead, they only add up to my anxiety and stress and has somehow caused me to eat some more - a great alibi for not being able to trim down.

Lately, it is getting more and more difficult for me to lose weight. I remembered I had my chance last year when I was hospitalized because of dehydration due to severe diarrhea. I lost a lot of weight during that time but quickly regained it within two weeks after recovery. I want a healthier body for many reasons. Aside from the fact that I want to look and feel great again, I really don't want to be a burden to my husband and loved ones. I am well aware that being overweight can be a detriment to my health. I know I should strive to keep myself fit especially that hypertension runs in the family. What I thought of doing now is to heed to the advice on eating less carbohydrates and minimizing my snacking habits. A friend of mine also suggested that I should try protein supplements for weight loss but I am not going to take any diet supplements just yet until I am able to exercise regularly and until I am already fully convinced that these supplements will work for me. Speaking of exercise, my husband requested me to sleep early because we're going to jog early in the morning. Time to burn those accumulated fats! I just hope that the alarm clock will do its job in waking us up. :-)

Monday, October 15, 2012

post-birthday treat, reunion and then some

Another reunion took place on a weekend.

This time, I met up with some of my ex-workmates. Thanks to our friend Jenn who invited us over for her post-birthday treat, we again had the chance to catch up on each other. You see, we were all busy (work, family, lovelife, etc.) that we didn't even think about hanging out for old time's sake. Although there's Facebook, nothing beats having real conversations and seeing friends in the flesh.



To be honest, though, I do have apprehensions about going to reunions like this. Sure, I would love to see them but I knew friends would surely notice how I wasn't able to manage my weight well after entering the motherhood phase. And I was right. One friend didn't think twice about telling me how scared she would be if she had grown to my size after giving birth herself. Ouch! I thought that was a little on the offensive side but, anyway, I thought she only mean well and I was probably getting too sensitive. So, I just pretended not to hear it - the price I had to pay for being plump and overweight. :-)


Anyway, my ever-supportive husband is going to buy me shoes for running soon. I also thought of starving myself. But what to do?  I can't help it - I want to eat when I am hungry or when I'm craving for something. I know I could have done better with my physique or my weight issue after entering my 30s but..... I guess this is something I have to go through - a challenge that is yet to be overcome.

So thankful for the one who took this picture :-)
Overall, I am very happy to see my friends. I only have a few friends and some of them are already missing in action - I do miss them big time but I guess they have decided to move on without keeping in touch.

And the food was great!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

the pink blouse and memories from the past Christmases

I'd like to write about our memories from the past Christmases we've had here in A Walk Through Life. Let me just say that last year's Christmas was our first Christmas together with our then nine-month-old baby. So far, we have enjoyed the challenge in our journey and life as parents.

Yes, this was how it was three Christmases ago. Just got married here.



And this was how it was two Christmases ago. A picture of us taken during a company Christmas party -


where I wrote about my merry bloated Christmas. Why I called it a merry bloated Christmas? Let the photos speak for themselves. :-)



Now, I realized when I wrote about last year's Christmas in my other blog - I showed photos of me wearing the same pink blouse I wore when I was still pregnant.

I also wore the same blouse during my daughter's baptism when she was about four months old. Do you know what this means? It means I don't have a lot to wear! Kidding aside, I think it looked like I lost some weight in the photo below but that was because I've had health issues at this time. Remember that bleeding story involving the birth control pills? :-) After I got past that, it was already a struggle to get out of my postpartum body.



And then some months back, I must confess, I have worn that blouse again. Waaaaaa... So much for these changes in my life! Maybe it would help if I'd wear that pink preggy blouse no more? :-)

Anyway, I really wish this Christmas would be a merry Christmas - not a merry bloated one! I can't promise that one though because, in the coming weeks, my diet plans are somewhat threatened. We'll be having that dinner with ex-officemates. They say we should make this an annual thing.What about Christmas Day and New Year's Day where there's a lot of food prepared on the table, you ask? Hmmm, I just wish I'd lose my appetite this month of December. Good luck to my diet!

Monday, August 10, 2009

my postpartum body

"Feeling fat last nine months but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever." - Nikki Dalton

This is so not true! The nine months thing. At least not for me. I thought after I give birth, I will already lose all of that maternity weight but I was wrong. It's been four months+ after the C-section but I'm still not back in my old clothes. Sometimes it would anger my husband because it takes me longer to get dressed. Why? Because I don't like the woman I see in the mirror. I hated everything she wears. Nothing seems to look good on her.

The mirror is no longer my friend. I hated looking at it. My postpartum body (especially my awful tummy) is just so depressing! Well, I tried not to be depressed. Mind over matter still works. Everytime I feel sad about it, I think about my trophy -- my baby! But it doesn't mean that I wouldn't try losing weight or getting back in shape. It just helps in conditioning my mind to be more PATIENT. Sometimes I even overeat especially when the table is overflowing with food. LOL. It's time to change that attitude. I promised myself I will get out of this weight. I can't stay this way. It sucks! I know I couldn't do it overnight. Losing weight is just a little harder to do. But it can be done.


I wanted to delete this but baby pauline is just so adorable in this picture, I decided to keep it. This will serve as a reminder for me to get back in shape. Or I'll die of depression. :)

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