Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Major Major Mistake

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned: I ate rice!


For one who wanted to be a 120-pound lady (from 142 lbs. now) by the end of the year, it was a mortal sin to eat rice. And just this afternoon, I have committed the sin when I ate 4 pieces of karioka (Filipino chewy balls) for merienda. As we all knew it, karioka's main ingredient is glutinous rice flour. Yes, RICE! Demmet!

Regrets, regrets. I really feel sorry for myself. This was one major major mistake that I made in my entire slimming diet thingy. Tomorrow I have to punish myself by doing a morning jog and tae-bo to shoo the calories away. Shiyet.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Surviving a Month Without Rice

Surviving a month without rice is such an accomplishment. Less carbo, no bloated tummy, and no heavy feeling of discontent. I congratulate myself for the discipline I have shown during the challenge. Now that I have lost some weight and am beginning to see the changes: thinner-than-before arms, more obvious back curve, leaner thighs, and appearing collar bones, I am certain that I will continue the no rice policy.

Honestly, I miss eating rice, of course. But the thought of getting sexier and feeling better about myself in the nearest future inspires me to go on with the challenge. I am moving forward.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Green Barley as A Slimming Agent

Green Barley is a total food supplement for all kinds of people, even diabetics. My aunt who also has an issue with her weight and big tummy recommended Green Barley to me. She said after three bottles of it, her stomach became smaller than before. She also said that her officemate who was obese lost a lot weight after drinking five bottles of Green Barley.
I started taking 4 tbsp. (2 tbsp. in the morning and 2 tbsp. before bedtime) of Green Barley last Saturday. The next morning I ran to the restroom and flushed out oily toxins. From there, I started to believe that Green Barley really helps not just in losing weight but in cleansing the digestive system. You only have to drink 2 tbsp. per day so it's not that heavy on the pocket. Each bottle costs P300.00.

Ingredients of Green Barley are organic green barley, natural tropical fruit extracts, nature identical flavor, sucralose as sweetener, sucrose and maltodextrine. It contains all the vitamins, minerals and proteins necessary for the human diet, plus chlorophyll. This composition is easily assimilated throughout the digestive tract, giving our body instant access to vital nutrients.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Del Monte Fit 'n Right Water

While I was on the way to the office, I dropped by a 7-11 store to buy something for breakfast. I decided to have a pack of Gardenia Whole Wheat Bread and Fit 'n Right Water. Yes, Del Monte Fit 'n Right has it now!
What is the catch? A 380-ml bottle of Del Monte Fit 'n Right Water has 300 mg. of L-Carnitine that may help burn fat. It has 0 sugar, 0 calorie and 0 flavor. It's water just the way you like it.
I've never liked Pocari Sweat. It seemed too acidic for me. Gatorade is the love because it has flavors, but still, it's not water. I still get the aftertaste on my tastebuds so the thirst is not actually quenched. I think Del Monte Fit 'n Right is the perfect liquid for me during and after my running and other physical activities.

I Lost 2 Kilos!

Good news! I went to the office clinic and had my weight scaled. From August 16, I lost almost 2 kilos. It's so nice to know I'm getting positive results. It's a slow process but I know I can lose more pounds if I will stick to my no rice policy, moderate eating and running.

However, I lessened my water intake just so because I'm just feeling bloated whenever I push myself to accomplish those eight glasses a day. I think it's not helping me.

I also found my Tae-Bo VCD on my shelf; it's been a while since I do this exercise. I started doing it last Saturday. I had it for 15 minutes. The next morning I experienced elbow, shoulder, hip and leg pains, which only means the exercise has been effective. I just have to keep this up. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bulalo? I'll have that!

Yes, I had bulalo yesterday. My boyfriend, two of his officemates and I went to Tagaytay for some kind of an escape from Manila. They wanted bulalo so we tripped all the way to a resort in Talisay, Batangas where we could have one. We ordered a big plate of rice, too.

Guess what? I stood proud with my no rice policy. Yobs was insisting me to have rice, even for a couple of its spoonful; but never did I tried to taste even a grain. He even acted upon putting some on my plate but I resisted. I reasoned out:
"Eating no rice is better than eating less of it. For me, it's like drugs. Once I tasted it, I can't promise not to add more; worst scenario is once I eat rice now, I will be tempted to eat again in the next days to come. What I started last August 13 will be thrown out to waste; so it's better not to have any at all."
What's good with my no rice policy is that I can eat all I want, but in moderation. I can have pasta, pizza, bread, meat, sweets and chocolates, sodas, and of course, THIS BULALO!

So far, this is the best diet I've tried. I don't feel that I am depriving myself. And with all honesty, I am enjoying it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Rambler's Way Wool Garments: Perfect Outfits for Running and Yoga

If I am given $200, I am buying Rambler’s Way Next-to-Skin Women’s Camisole and Next-to-Skin Women’s Cross Neck! I can use these clothes during my yoga and running activities.

When I was a child, I thought of wool as my grandfather’s only. It used to be heavy, itchy and hot. Thanks to Rambler’s Way for changing my view of wool. Now I realized that wool can also be made into sleek, sexy and soft pieces of garments which I can wear anytime of the day depending on the activity I am doing.
Rambler's Way Next-to-Skin Women's Camisole

Rambler's Way Next-to-Skin Women's Cross Neck Top
Rambler’s Way Farm has succeeded in developing world-class Rambouillet wool products from their own sheep farms in Maine and on ranches in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas and Utah.

What’s good about their products is that their worsted wool garments are equally –wearable all year round; durable and long-lasting; natural, non-synthetic and chemical-free; enzyme-treated for shrinkage and fully washable; and soft and lightweight. Aside from these, it comes pre-washed and ready to wear. Rambler’s Way uses high-end technology in making wool fabrics out of their superfine wool-generating flocks of sheep.

Well, it's time to show our folks that wool is not only for them. With the modern technology and stylish fashion designs offered by Rambler’s Way, we can now enjoy both the warmth and coolness of wearing such cover-ups. Isn't that amazing?

Long Weekends: To Love or To Hate?

I've weighed again yesterday and got 145 lbs. It's frustrating that over the long weekend I've gained half a pound again even when I kept my no rice policy and did strenuous physical activities like jogging, painting and cleaning the room, and doing the laundry.

They say it's normal not to lose a great amount of weight in the first few weeks. An officemate, who is also trying to lose some pounds, told me that the result of my present sacrifices will be seen in the next months to come. However, I notice that my tummy and arms are getting smaller now.

I assume I'll feel the effect of this dieting by the end of September. October is a much-awaited month because my boyfriend and I will be going to Cebu and Bohol for an out-of-town trip with his officemates.

I think I need a new pair of bikini!