Monday, May 31, 2010

The Change Continues

Remember when I mentioned that my 4'11 height frame weighs 115 lbs?

I now weigh 110 lbs. I can now fit in a few of my skirts. I feel significantly lighter on the belly front and I don't look so bloated although my belly is still big.

My ideal weight is supposedly 98 lbs though but I'm not giving up hope. I'm now allowed to eat regular food like meat, milk, bread and all those other food that I've been deprived of during my detox phase. But I'm still maintaining the detox diet (vegetable, fruits, fish etc.), only inserting a little of the now allowed food like eggs, bread, meat and milk. Seeing that I could eat all the detox diet without having any problems, I plan on making it my main food group.

I also now own a coffeemaker since using instant coffee can cause hyper acidity, which isn't really helpful with the tummy. I snack on healthy food compared to my daily meringue habit before. As the say goes by, I feel lighter, happier and more energetic than I was before.

It's really only the beginning that seems so difficult. It's like writing for me, I have a hard time coming up with the introduction but as soon as I do, the rest is a breeze. I'm more conscious now of what I eat and I now look for alternatives. For example, I was at Starbucks and instead of ordering the latest Java Frappuccino, I ordered Iced Cafe Latte with soy milk and only one packet of brown sugar. The taste is not compromised but it's a lot healthier, my tummy thanks me for it.

I also don't feel the craving for sweets because the Chilled Chocolate Custard I learned from Nadine Tengco's IHealth website sates it.

And now, I've finally taken one of the biggest step in achieving the mission on becoming healthier and sexier in the coming days.... I enrolled myself to a four-month membership with Fitness First.


I was a member of Fitness First before back in 2004. After a year, I took up boxing and lost significant amount of weight. Very significant since my weight before was 96 lbs. I go to the gym everyday (yes, everyday). I take up boxing, strength training and running at the gym and still have time to do the Carmen Electra Strip Tease Video as my cool down exercise when I go home. After all those things, I still have energy to go to law school and study until late in he evening. From 2004 up until the early part of 2007, that was my lifestyle. I get to eat what I want because I burn it off at the gym. The downside of all those things was that I was eating so unhealthy.

Now, I have that I'm doing both (eating healthy and proportionally to my body as well as exercising) I have high hopes that I'm nearer to completing mission before the year ends.

So, why all the fuss of me doing all these things? Why go through all these tedious work when there are more than a million alternative to lose weight? Well, it's not just about losing weight... It's really about being in tune with body, really knowing what goes on with it. So that I know what it needs to keep me going after my dreams. I don't want to be limited because my body can't take it. I want to be free from all those unhealthy things because I have so many things that I want to do and want to be. I can't do those things if I'm limited because of my health.

I want transformation, a total new me. I want to be able to live longer so I could spend more time with my loved ones. I want to be able to see my daughter walk down the aisle whenever she wishes to get married, play with my grandchildren, enjoy the rest of my life old and gray with Ron and still be able to take a bite of lechon without having anyone tell me I can't. It's not just losing weight (although there is that). I also don't want to waste my money on curing whatever sickness I have in the future. I don't want to be a burden to anyone when I grow old. If you're as independent as I am, you know what I mean.

And I don't want to do it the easy way. I want to appreciate every sweat and every painstaking step and say I conquered it the most natural way. It is a dream, yes.. It is difficult, yes. But the victory of having achieved is so sweet, it beats the sweetest chocolate cake.

I hope that I could inspire everyone to do the same. Don't we all owe it to ourselves? I was jaded before, but now I encourage everyone to do the same. It's so nice seeing posts of other bloggers who are taking steps into changing their lifestyle. I'm happy I'm not alone in this voyage. I hope you'll all join us.

much love,
Shen

9 comments :

trizh űű said...

I also want to loose weight, but I can't go to gym, because my sched in school.

Claire M said...

what a great attitude! inspiring stuff!

Crystal said...

i need to lose a lot of weight too! the US has really taken its toll on my body. good for you for changing your lifestyle!

Lauren said...

Oooh, good luck Shen! You can totally do it. :) Maybe I should get in on this detox diet too. I really want to lose weight. :(

Askmewhats said...

Goodluck Shen! I am sure you'll succeed in this mission, kaw pa? You're a go getter! :D :D :D

Maui (Suushh) said...

Goodluck Shen! Its reat that your also posting about making positive lifestyle changes as I am sure you will be able to inspire your readers to do the same! :)

I should get back into exercising and making an effort to be healthier as well, this heat has been a roadblock for me though haha but I should start and stop making excuses :)

sugar sugar said...

Good luck and keep it up!

I stand at 5'11 and weight 117-125 lbs. :3 I'm really lazy though but I envy your will to live a healthier lifestyle. Cheers! :D

BIANCA: said...

very inspiring! i'm considering something similar and this post sealed the deal! thanks!

can't wait to see the new you!

Nica said...

Hello Shen! Goodluck in your personal weigh loss challenge. I am doing the same thing pero in small details. I am more inclined to start chi gong exercises at home than go to the gym kasi so many beautiful makes me feel fat. hehehe. By the way, we missed you that night in Nurture Spa

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