My Weight Loss Journey Part II

So this is Part II of my weight loss journey...
You can read part I here
I promised to share with you how I became medium from extra large so here goes:

1. My diet

Goodbye Rice, goodbye

Seriously I bought a plate with partitions so I could start limiting my rice intake. I used to devour rice like a monster! Like life could not go on without rice 😂. My blood sugar level started to rise because of this and my blood pressure likewise skyrocketed since aside from sweets I was also a salt lover! Too much of the extreme tastes plus I have genes for both hypertension and diabetes. What motivated me to finally cut on the rice? I had scary dizzy spells! Whew, like I was too afraid already to move! So off went white breads and all the dessert I used to binge on. 

My Weight Loss Photo-Journey Part 1

 So, from my most recent post aptly entitled LAZY where I said "I am going to sleep and see you in my dreams" I am now here ready to tell all about my WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY! Wow! the inspiration to write truly comes in mysterious ways huh! Well after clicking publish awhile back I opened my Instagram and found tons of evidence of my LOVE-HATE relationship with sugar as well as with exercise and dieting, aahh the complicated love triangle that is ME, My Ideal Body Weight and FOOD. 

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What I ♥ about summer.

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April 29, 2013

The great thing about social media is we get to store our memories as vividly as possible 🤣 so should you want to reach your goal and be motivated by yours truly bear with the corny illustrations presented in a chronological manner.


Okay so you can count me in now as one of the laziest on planet Earth 😚
See my feline friend above? That is my mood now. I just wanna watch plants, look at the sky and go back to sleep.

Get An Idea How to Spend a Memorable Occasion in La Union

Okay, so this a long overdue post. Our anniversary was on the 31st of October. It was our 18th! So the hubby who is as of late hooked to bookings searched for the best hotel for us to spend the day in the province. He chose The Little Surfmaid Resort in San Juan La Union because the price was right 😆 and the reviews we read online were all great!

Website Renewal

So I had a website renewal failure scare! My domain renewal has been smooth sailing for the past years. However since my payment method/ credit card has expired I had to update through my google admin console.

All thanks to the Google Team who always patiently sends e-mails regarding renewal issues I was able to follow through the steps.

I'm posting this not only because I am jubilant but more so that other bloggers who may encounter the same issue may find help here. Anyway so I had trouble signing into my admin console since I kept using my gmail account. Finally I was able to log-in the admin account using my blogger admin details using as sign in admin account. I had to recover my password though because at this age it is "normal" to forget passwords 😛. So my advice is keep your recovery phone numbers active; read instructions carefully and relax, your renewal issue will be solved by proper comprehension.

So needless to say, I do love writing and blogging is my escape from the busy world.

Hmmm, on that note I need to say that I am quite stressed out these days. When was I not? Good thing it is just work that is challenging 'coz family is LOVE for me as always.

I am awaiting Google Team's e-mail that my domain renewal has been successful.

And I will be blogging more often now, promise!
It will keep me sane, that I am sure of!
The only problem is I am too lazy to open my laptap each time I get home haha! Hope blogger has a mobile application soon so I can blog while just tapping on my phone with huge letters soon. Hmmmm I now have to use reading glasses to clearly read haha!

So, see you around blogging peeps!

No Rice! My Low Carb Diet Journey

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So, I've been on and off healthy eating. Something a follower would know. Is there anyone out there left reading this blog? haha, well somehow I'd love for this page to be read by only me. That is not the purpose of blogging at all.

Anyway, I have been busy. Hmmm to say I have been busy is in fact an understatement.

I have been engrossed in daily life grinds! Like work, family, studies. Name it! I still find time to sleep though, a talent I guess I will have until the end wehehehe.

Well, one thing that changed since I hit forty was my weight! I became really more conscious of my health. I finally bid goodbye to sweets!
No more dessert for me! - the complicated, intricately designed sweets have been ditched from my vocabulary- AT LAST.

So, what changed? My blood sugar level did! I had signs and symptoms of diabetes, something that is in the family genes, so lo and behold, I was afraid like really afraid for the first time in many years of existence.

So, I am now on a low carbohydrate diet. I broke up with beloved rice, and pastries and ice cream and everything that is fancy and sweet yeah even milk chocolates. Hmmm yep I do indulge in darck chocolates once in awhile. It keeps me sane, believe me!

So today, I also chose not to be stressed with law school haha. I have enrolled in five subjects. Now I am planning to quit this semester. Gee, bad decision eh? but I am just too tired. It does not make me happy these days! I need a rest! I need my sanity back! I want to be happy! I am aging hahahaha.........

They say you can never really have everything. So, I am accepting that. I am not quitting. I am simply taking a break!

So ask me how to lose weight? Simple, have a motivation, a strong one, like good health and being able to live a long life with thy loved ones. What better reason is there?

That is all for now, sleep beckons wehehehe :)

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