The irony of it all is that I am 140 lbs. at 5'4" in my 30s. I just consumed 800 ml. of Coffee Crumble Ice Cream to cap a grand dinner of crabs, crispy beef ribs and seafood rice at Zamboanga Restaurant. I think I have been averaging three Starbucks frappes and two 800 ml. ice cream every week for the past month. I blame the heat and PMS and lethargy, but really, those are just excuses.

The irony is, I actually want to live healthy, and be a healthier weight, and really look sexy again (not just feel it). I don't have any plans of going vegetarian, but I actually LONG to eat healthier foods. I actually desire to delight in better food. I actually hope i'd go into ecstasies when am eating veggies... after all, I am also a little tired of meat. Maybe it's age talking, my palate is changing.

So allow me the hypocrisy. Allow me to delude myself. Who knows, I may just succeed this time.

I want to lose 15 lbs. by July. That means I should at least lose five pounds every month. Strategies and means that I intend to use to help me acheieve this include:

1) No more ice cream purchases from my/our own purse. And if i'd eat ice cream somewhere else, I can only eat as much as 1 cup of it.

2) Iced treats will have to be ice candy from real fruits. Much cheaper and healthier. Or i'll just drink ice water to cool down.

3) I will sleep less. I will wake up at 8 AM everyday, regardless of what time I slept. I can make use of that time for more internet time. Or more work time.

4) I will make sure I spend M-W-F working. For real.

5) I will capitalize on the heat and my son's swimming lessons to also burn more calories.

6) Initial target: 1 hour on the treadmill per week (it's not much but it's more achievable)

7) I will cook two dinners per week, at least.

8) I shall allow myself only two occasions of second servings per week. I can pile food on my plate but I just can't have second servings most times.

9) At least one afternoon per week, I will bring my son to the nearby park and subject myself to running after him.

10) Certainly, more fruits and vegetables and water and milk. At least two fruits a day, even if they're only bananas. (great thing it's summer and the season for so many wonderful fruits)

11) I will implement the FIVE TREATS LIMIT PER WEEK on myself.

12) I will use a LUHO JAR where I can have hubs or myself put the equivalent amount of money for my usual treats and cravings and food whims, which I can then spend on other things except personal food (so I can use them for groceries if I want to).

13) I will MOVE TILL I SWEAT for at least twenty minutes each day (so that would mean I either exercise or dance) on top of whatever treadmill time I put in. Running after my son also not included.



I am being realistic. I know it's harder for me to get going because i've been such a sloth for so long. And I really don't want to be as skinny as I was before. But now I have two really important reasons to push myself to lose the excess weight:

1) I want to get pregnant again.

2) I want to wear sexy bathing suits when we go to Boracay in July.

3) I have got to beat this PMS sh!t.


There...maybe I can sleep now!!!

3 comments:

  1. They say breaking it down into smaller more achievable goals is the way to go. Sana mawala na ang katamaran sa katawan ko para magawa ko na rin to. Kailangan na talaga. :)

    Vera

  2. Mahirap yata yung sleeping less... it will affect your temper and most likely your appetite too. Plus, in my case, I get a bad case of acne when I lose sleeping hours, baka mangyari sa yo.

    This is in my blogging timeline but I might just as well share now... visit www.vegetables.co.nz. Maraming cool veggie ideas dun. There's a veggie wrap there that I would like to try for my lunch. Very easy to make.

    watson

  3. watson.... i meant, by sleeping less, i should wake up earlier :) kasi what happens eh i'm also sometimes asleep for like 12 hours along with Yakee :D

    thanks for the link though :)

    Vera... good luck satin!!!

    Mec

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