Thursday, October 6, 2011

On Second Attempt To Lose Weight and My Zumba Partner


When I did the Before The Big Day Program last year, I had a helper with me who did everything. When she left to pursue her high school degree, of course, I can only rely on my own kitchen skills (which isn't much). I do know how to cook Adobo, Mechado, Menudo, and Porckchop, but that's pretty much it. I didn't eat too much veggie and I honestly honestly hate touching and prepping them. They felt very dirty to me.

So I gained back the weight I lost. Not to mention that I stopped working out and only do sporadic Zumba at home. What happened was I went back to my old weight but with a much bigger bloated belly, one would think that I am pregnant (which I'm not). #Kaloka

It's a good thing that groceries nowadays have those really clean looking veggies that I don't feel gross out cleaning and cooking them. So I finally decided that I should stop with all the easy cooking and frying everything and having no veggie intake.

SM Hypermart may not be the cheapest supermarket out there, but I like how well spaced and clean it is (at least the one near us). The veggies don't disgust me too much when I put them on my cart and when I get home I feel as if I can hold them without cringing.


Yes, I have serious issues with veggies. It's psychological really. But it's something I was determined to get over. Given the fact that I barely eat vegetable, I didn't know a lot of techniques in cooking them. I only knew how to saute. But I knew that if I don't change what I eat I would only get bigger. And history has already proven that changing how I eat is an effective way losing the extra pounds. Of course, I didn't want that to limit myself in changing my eating habits. Not only do I want to lose weight, I wanted to beat the this freaky Lachanophobia (fear of vegetable).



I didn't completely go back to the Before The Big Day Program this time. I only incorporated a few things I learned from that which I am hoping would help me lose weight.

I did the following:
  • I incorporated vegetables to my food. I eat kangkong so I bought these babies knowing that I would eat it no matter how it's cooked. I chose carrots for a bit of color and for vitamins. The potatoes are in exchange for rice.
  • Rice will come into play during breakfast only.
  • I limited my protein intake. I could eat a whole porkchop or two before but now I limit myself to half or just two medium slices.
  • I stock up on herbs (both fresh and bottled) to make the veggies tasty.
  • I use Olive Oil or minimum amount of canola #oliveoilissoexpensive
  • Oh! And sweets!! Yup! Save for the Thai Milk Tea I had the other day, I don't stock up on sweets anymore.
  • No more Sodas either (this is like the hardest ever! Super!)
  • Caffeine intake is limited to one cup a day
  • No bread (at all!)
  • No dairy except for that one cream on my morning coffee
  • Drink only water or Juice. But water should be better.
  • I also minimize my fruit intake as it is also sweets. At this point, veggies are more important. I only add the protein so I don't kill myself. #rotfl




Day 1: Two slices of porkchop with stir-fried veggies


Day 2: Schublig Sausage with stir-fried veggies


Day 3: Seared Salmon and mixed veggies

I'll experiment on other veggies after this but I doubt I'll stray much. I'm scared to try other veggies. I'm also learning the proper temp needed for the veggies to cook. I'm really learning a lot. Will try to do raw veggies once in awhile but Nadine Tengco shared to me that raw veggies can cause more bloating. 

As expected, my body started to change. My movement is different and much more regular, I don't experience that much numbing in my hands and legs and I guess in time I'll see more improvements. What I'm waiting for is that my face will reap the benefits. So I'll definitely try more veggies and take out a lot of eating habits.

My Zumba partner, Reebok TrainTone

Eating healthier is not enough. I hate this part because I don't like working out. Good thing though I found an exercise I love and that is Zumba! I'm been doing on and off Zumba early this year and I'm glad they offer it now on gyms. Thanks God for DVD's because I can do this at home and really feel the adrenalin and the exercise is really effective. #pawisgalore. My Reebok TrainTone is the best partner for workout and Zumba. Since Zumba is like dancexercising, Traintone helps the workout my legs and buttocks as if it has it's own weight. You'll really feel the burn on your thighs and bum after your exercise.

So far, that's it. I'm so fat right now that I'm trying to acquire the confince that I'm a plump goddess. I like my curves, but I know when my curves isn't God given anymore. I don't plan on weighing myself weekly as I get fixated on the number. After two of doing this, I'm there will be changes. I hope I can keep this up! I really do!

Wish me luck!!





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