Saturday, August 28, 2010

Photo Jog

I already heard of the terms like "photo shoot," "photo marathon," and "photo walk" before. Sound cool, aren't they? I wanted to use the terms but I found them inappropriate. I was only jogging, so I thought "photo jog" is the best title to use.

Jogging is really tiring and sometimes boring. In order to sucessfully finish my five-round jog, I had to think of ways to enjoy the task. First, I discovered that music is of great help. Listening to upbeat songs gives me a source of energy and inspiration to keep running.

However, I still need more reasons to go on so I thought bringing Foxy, my Canon Powershot SX 110 IS, with me as I do my laps would get me going. Taking pictures of anything that captures my eye of a photographer is fun: I get to sweat out while enjoying my Saturday morning run.

Here are my many amateur photos. I had a hard time uploading all so I just chose what I thought are worth displaying. Enjoy!
Indeed, losing weight is as easy as one-two-three if and only if you have the ways and the will to achieve your target :D

Friday, August 27, 2010

Should I Try Yoga?

I think this is a great form of exercise!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Wedding Dress Fits

Michelle's wedding was a success! Aside from the very detailed, articulate and organized event, t'was also a day of my own success as I fitted into the wedding dress I was supposed to wear. We can recall that in my post, "Disappointed But Still Positive," I promised myself that I will try to shred some pounds before the day.

Even though I did not take the task seriously - in fact I only had crash diet a week before the event - I am still glad the gown fits; more loose actually. The sacrifice just paid off.

I am thinking of losing some more for the same purpose of fitting another gown: this time MY WEDDING GOWN! But hey, hasn't he proposed to me yet?

Friday, August 20, 2010

August 20: C-Lium Fibre Friday

I just want to see if C-Lium Fibre food supplement is really effective. The sachet says, "it is a natural fat absorber which aids weight and blood sugar management." There's nothing to lose [but my weight], if I try. So I am taking it today; again, no fuss.


Breakfast:
♥ 1 quarter of scrambled egg
♥ 30 grams of pork tapa strips
♥ 3 pieces Skyflakes biscuits
♥ 1 cup of brown coffee
♥ 1 glass of water

Snacks:
♥ 1 glass of C-Lium Fibre Food Supplement

Lunch:
♥ 1 piece fried chicken
♥ 4 pieces of pork siomai
♥ 2 glasses of water
♥ 0 rice

Merienda:
♥ 2 pieces of Shakey's three-cheese pizza
♥ 2 pieces of Shakey's Mojos
♥ 1 glass of Coke
♥ 1 glass of water

Dinner:
♥ 1 cup of coffee with sugar and cream
♥ 1 glass of water

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 19: No Rice for 6 Days Now

I am on my 6th day of eating no rice and I am getting used to it. This is very challenging as I have been a rice lover since birth. Guess what? I congratulate myself.

Breakfast:
♥ 2 pieces of pinagong bread
♥ 1 piece of sweet ham
♥ 1 piece sunny side-up
♥ 1 cup of brown coffee
♥ 1 glass of water
♥ 0 rice

Snacks:
♥ 1 strawberry/peanut butter sandwich
♥ 1 glass of water

Lunch:
♥ 1 order of sisig
2 glasses of water
♥ 0 rice

Merienda:
♥ 2 pieces of Whatta Tops cupcake
♥ 2 glasses of water

Dinner:
♥ 1 cup of coffee with sugar and milk
♥ 1 Marty's veggie chicharon
♥ 1 cup of Herbalife tea concentrate, hot
♥ 2 glasses of water
♥ 0 rice

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ManilaFitness.com is Giving Away a Nokia 3720

I am creating this blog post to earn 3 raffle entries for the "Nokia: My Life" contest hosted by ManilaFitness.com and to win this very sporty Nokia 3720.

ManilaFitness.com asks "How does this Nokia phone fit your lifestyle?" So here goes my answer:

I am currently struggling to lose weight and I do a lot of running. One thing I have noticed, listening to good music while running gives me more energy and endurance to get going. I want this Nokia 3720 to be part of my lose weight program since it promises high quality of music performance.
I am also a beach lover; seeing this photo (above) makes me feel like dying to get one Nokia 3720 for free. I would love to bring it to the beach, too, and take shots unlimitedly.
Hope I win! Thanks to ManilaFitness.com and Nokia for holding blog contests like this!

August 18: I Love Chocolates

If there's one thing I couldn't and wouldn't give up, it is CHOCOLATES. Obviously, it is my comfort food. If I am depressed, brokenhearted or having low morale, chocolates made me feel better. But now, I am eating chocolates not because of anything else, but JUST BECAUSE. No fuss.

Breakfast:
♥ 1 cup of coffee with milk and sugar
♥ 2 wheat pandesal
♥ 1 burger patty, small
♥ 1 tortang talong, medium
♥ 2 glasses of water

Snack:
♥ 1 strawberry/peanut butter sandwich

Lunch:
♥ 4 pieces siomai, steamed
♥ 3 glasses of water
♥ 1 Mcdonalds' choco sundae

Merienda
♥ 2 pieces of Cadbury chocolates, small (10 grams est.)
♥ 1 glass of water

Dinner: Ginisang Atay/Puso ng Manok with Pechay
♥ 2 pieces of chicken liver
♥ 2 pieces of chicken heart
♥ 1 glass Magnolia chocolait
♥ 1 glass of water

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 17: Fashion Statement

I can see the changes now. My tummy becomes flatter; my back has slightly regained its curved figure. In fact, I got my love for fashion back and is now enjoying the advantages of being slimmer, if not thinner. I lost my enthusiasm to fit clothes when I was on my chubbiest state and I really hated it. I hope things would work out fine after this crash diet and if it do so, I think I would love to continue the no rice policy forever.

See these photos below. This is one of the dresses I bought from an ukay shop in Starmall Alabang, for only P100. I super love it because it reflects the real me: a classy, free-spirited and bubbly me. After waking up:
♥ 1 cup of coffee with sugar and cream

Breakfast
♥ 1 cup of coffee with sugar and milk
♥ piece pinagong bread
♥ 1 1/2 sticks of pork barbeque
♥ 1 piece banana
♥ 3 glass of water

Snack:
♥ 3 small bites of strawberry/peanut butter sandwich
♥ 1 glass of water

Lunch:
♥ 1 piece breaded porkchop, medium size
♥ 1 cup of coffee with sugar and milk
♥ 2 glass of water

Merienda:
♥ 2 pieces of Krunch chocolate, bitesize

Dinner:
♥ 1 piece bibingkinitan
♥ 1/2 French Baker's pain au chocolait
♥ 1 glass of Magnolia chocolait
♥ 4 glasses of water (2 of which had Herbalife Aloe Vera Extract)

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16: Avoiding Temptations

This is my first day to have a no-rice diet in the office. This would be difficult for me to explain my scheme to my officemates, particularly to Lydz who has been my constant lunchmate for almost a year now. We used to share our lunch together to save money and to save ourselves from overeating.

This would be much harder because for three days, we will have free lunch courtesy of our former officemate, Adel, who now works in El Nido, Palawan as a preschool teacher.

After Waking Up:
♥ 1 cup of coffee with cream and sugar

Breakfast:
♥ 1 quarter of relyenong bangus
♥ 1 slice of American bread
♥ 1 cup of black coffee with sugar
♥ 2 glasses of water

Lunch:
♥ 1/2 banana, small
♥ 2 pieces of fried chicken, medium
♥ 1 piece choco chip cookie
♥ 1 glass of Sprite
♥ 2 glasses of water

Merienda:
♥ 1 piece banana, small
♥ 1 piece Whatta Tops cupcake
♥ 1 glass of water

Dinner:
♥ 1 slice of Gardenia black forest bread
♥ 1 glass of Bear Brand sterilized milk
♥ 3 glasses of water

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August 15: Pansit Lucban Day

I feel light today for having not included rice in my diet yesterday. Biguerlai tea has been helpful, too; making me go back and forth the cr for almost half of the day.

After Waking Up:
♥ 1 glass of water

Breakfast:
♥ 1 cup of coffee with cream and sugar
♥ 1 cup of Pansit Lucban
1/2 glass of Coke
♥ 2 glasses of water
♥ 0 rice

Lunch:
♥ 1 cup of Pansit Lucban
♥ 2 glasses of water
♥ 0 rice

Merienda:
♥ 2 pieces small bananas
♥ 2 pieces palitaw
♥ 1 cup of black coffee with sugar

Dinner:
♥ 1 cup of Pansit Lucban
♥ 1 glass of water with Herbalife Aloe Vera Extract
♥ 2 glasses of water

Saturday, August 14, 2010

August 14: First Day of Crash Diet

I woke up in the morning with high hopes and great optimism. Today is the start of a new day; of a promise that will change my life. Haha. Sounds OA, but I guess this is it. This is just the way it should be.

Breakfast:
♥ 1 cup of coffee with cream and sugar
♥ 1/2 chicken burger
♥ 1 monay with peanut butter
♥ 1 glass of water
♥ 0 rice

Lunch: Nilagang Baka
♥ 2 small cuts of beef
♥ 4 stems of pechay Baguio
♥ 1 glass of iced tea
♥ 1 glass of water
♥ 0 rice

Merienda:
♥ 2 medium slices of sapin-sapin
♥ 1 glass of water

Dinner:
♥ 1 cup of beef soup
♥ 1 small cut of beef
♥ 2 pieces cheesedog
♥ 2 glasses of water
♥ 0 rice

Before Bedtime:
♥ 1 cup of Biguerlai tea, hot
♥ 3 glasses of water

Friday, August 13, 2010

Crash Diet

August 21 will be Mich and Jose's wedding. I am one of the bridesmaids.

Unfortunately, I haven't succeeded in taking the more-than-one-month slimming diet schedule seriously. I haven't lessened my food intake; I haven't done regular exercise; I haven't accomplished my Herbalife program. So now, instead of blaming myself and forever regretting the things I haven't tried to fit in that wedding dress, I promise to make this one-week CRASH DIET possible. It won't make a tremendous change but at least it would make a difference.

So here goes my rules [for one week at least]...
1. NO RICE POLICY. As in, "totally no rice." That also means no pasta, pizza and any food loaded with a great amount of carbohydrates.
2. EIGHT (8) GLASSES OF WATER A DAY. Strictly no excuses! This is just like hitting two birds in one stone. Aside from water that I drink, I get the chance to stand and stretch my bones and muscles from being seated the whole day in the office. Walking is obviously a good form of exercise, too.
3. BIGUERLAI TEA. For one week, I will take this slimming tea to flush out the toxins and unnecessary fat deposits in my system. It sounds gross, I know. But there's nothing to lose if I try this one. Tiyan na sexy, mag-Biguerlai Tea.

I hope this would be effective. No one knows until August 21. So now, I will stick to my most recent weight, which is 147 lbs., and by Monday, I am going to weigh again in the office clinic's scale; then by Friday, I'll check what happens.

I will also monitor my food intake everyday. I will make a separate post each day of what I have eaten from August 14-20. So expect my next post as my "August 14" experience. Please wish me luck. Thanks!