Losing Weight….Slowly

Self-love is the only weight loss aid that really works in the long run.

(Jenny Craig)

I started my own weight loss program 2 weeks ago. So far, I was able to shed off 3 pounds. I know it’s not monumental, but at least it’s a start.

In the past, I have often relied on slimming pills to aid in my weight loss. From the OTC research-based med Xenical, to prescription-only phentermine, to various Chinese herbal capsules. Name it, I’ve probably tried it.

The good thing with those slimming aids is that they bring fast and dramatic results. By dramatic, I mean 15-20 pounds lost in 2 months. The downside is that the rebound is just as dramatic, if not more. As a result of my yoyoing weight (and 3 pregnancies, by the way), the pounds have piled on.

For a change, and for my health’s sake, I have decided to do it the old-fashioned way – sensible eating and exercise. I figured I need to finally try these two options (which used to be at the bottom of the list) if the weight loss is to be long-lasting.

I have reduced my rice and other carbo intake dramatically, and added more fruits and veggies instead. Save for a few glitches (darn those Reese’s PBC whites!), I’ve been able to skip snacking on sweets and chips. Actually, I don’t feel that I’m starving myself because I’m not. I still eat, but not as much as I used to. Moderation is key. When I go out, I bring fruits for snacks so that I’m not tempted to drop by some fast food.

I also try not to miss the thrice-weekly brisk walking, though it’s sometimes hard to wake up early because I co-sleep with Magnate, who has been waking up at 2 or 3 am lately. As soon as the girls get off school for the summer, I will be joining an aerobics club in a nearby subdivision.

My goal is to lose 25 pounds by June 2007. Is this mission:impossible? Wish me luck, friends.

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6 thoughts on “Losing Weight….Slowly

  1. 25 lbs… I can’t even lose 5! Best of luck Chats 😀

    When are you moving to your new blog?

  2. Hi christianne,

    hehe, wishful thinking ba 25lbs?
    The new site is up but I’m still deciding on the template (kaloka pala sa WP, ang daming templates!). 😀

  3. Hi Chats, goodluck with the diet, i’m sure with enough discipline (which I don’t have), motivation and will power you can make it! I can’t do diets, the more I diet the more I eat and the more I gain weight. Which explains why I keep on getting more kilos!To think that I haven’t had any babies yet.. Oh boy, oh boy!

  4. chats,

    it is possible! please keep us informed of your progress.

    oh, have you claimed your winning yet from Noemi. ako, hindi pa.

  5. Hi Belle, yes, my website is up but i’m still working on the template. I’m still getting the feel of WordPress. Will announce here when it’s time to move 😀

    Hi Toni! Thanks ha, i certainly need all the luck. I’m a huge carbo-eater so nanibago ako at first. But after a while pala you will get used to eating little amounts of rice din! Akala ko di ako mabubuhay without it hehe

  6. I’ve read this post on Pinoy Moms but just wanted to wish you good luck again … good luck to both of us that is. Hope we’ll reach our ideal target weight.

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