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