Mar 31, 2014

Lent Diet

For the first time in my life, and for this Lent season, I made a decision to fast: I will not eat meat nor eat any chips. And 20 days into the fasting, I am happy to report that I am able to do it! Despite having several family occasions where we have to eat out , like during the kid's recognition day and Drex's graduation and birthday.  At first I thought it was going to be hard, but thanks to the help and encouragement of my family and friends, it is quite manageable.  I eat fish and just the soup when it is a meat dish.  I totally avoid chips of any kind! And I am halfway through now!  But unfortunately, I cannot report any weight loss, hehehehe!

Some of my meatless dishes are above: seafood pizza and pasta (eating out), my pasta with corned tuna, boiled marble potatoes, nutella(eating out), sopas ( i just didn't eat the meat), eggplant dish and cucumber! Its actually good for my digestion if I don't eat meat because I don't have gallbladder anymore so I wish I will have lesser craving for meat after lent.

Mar 13, 2014

A Staycation!

Instead of driving at least 3 hours from Manila, braving traffic and irritated passengers, I have decided that for this summer, we will just for a nice hotel with a pool and enjoy a STAYCATION! My criteria for a nice hotel would be:

1. Can fit 3 adults and 2 kids aged 10 and 11
2. Has a pool
3. Offers free buffet breakfast

 Those are just my requirements and I am now scouring deal sites to score a nice deal!

Eating Right!

my diet 

After gaining more than 10 lbs on my already "just a little below overweight" ideal weight, I am now officially overweight.  I was just too lazy to exercise for more than 3 weeks, and I confess that I really did not watch my weight.  I ate as much as I want, and most of the time, it was really more than enough! I feasted on chips and was continuously snacking, so it was really no surprise that I gained that 10 lbs.  Then when I went abroad for a week, I also ate too much! Well, who can resist Pho, Banh Mi and all those Khmer cooking?

Anyway, my decision to lose weight is not really only out of vanity.  I have an El Nido trip in 4 months, but my immediate problem is that my office clothes do not fit anymore! Yup, I am bursting at the seams, it seems! And coupled with the fear of having hypertension and diabetes (which runs in the family) I decided to take matter into may hands again.

So I am now back at my daily gym routine and I changed my diet to exclude meat for the whole duration of lent and just eat fruits, vegetables and fish.  I am happy to announce that I already feel lighter and I don't feel as bloated anymore.  I know that this must become a lifestyle and I hope to be able to sustain eating sensibly and exercising! If only I can cut more on carbs, then I know I will get better results soon!