Health – Losing Weight

A Weak Moment

I didn’t think it was possible for me to get even bigger but I have! And I don’t have anyone else or anything in particular to blame for it. It’s just me and all the food the boyfriend and I have been eating. And all the failed attempts to get moving.

No, I haven’t weighed myself again. I don’t need a scale to tell me what I already know.

Truth be told, I am so big it is so hard to move now. The littlest things tire me out. Ugh. Okay. I exaggerate, but I’m sure you can imagine what I mean.

I don’t think there’s ever been a time in my life that I was ashamed of how I looked. I have always been fat, but I’ve always always felt beautiful. (I wish the old was still around, I would so link to my one and only published post there right now). But now I look at my photos and I cringe.

Don’t get me wrong – this is not me putting myself down. This isn’t about low self-esteem because I have so much confidence in myself. I just really hate the way I look right now. It doesn’t help that my face has a dark aura lately. Double ugh.

But I won’t make another pledge or another promise. I’m so tired of doing that and then failing.

Boyfriend! Bring that Wii downstairs and set it up in the living room. Imma dance this fat away! Hahahaha! I don’t care how looooooong it takes, but someday these curves will squeeze into lingerie corset, as long as they have plus size Winking smileI mean seriously, will I ever graduate from plus size? I don’t think so. But I can graduate from being morbidly obese. And I will, so help me God!

Confession: Apart from seeing very recent photos and not liking how I looked, this post is most likely inspired by the photos of all the beautiful brides and their weddings that I’ve been browsing through. It’s so frustrating that they’re all so skinny and they’re weddings are so beautiful and grand and happy and sweet. All so fairy tale like. Mine’s going to be just as happy and beautiful in our own little way. Brr. Okay. Enough. Rant over.

We’ll be back soon with regular programming. Smile

The Real Pulpy Deal

I just drank a bottle of Minute Maid Pulpy. They say it’s got ‘no preservatives added’. Aw, c’mon…It’s bottled juice. Is that even possible? So I thought maybe… I’ll give it a try. It tasted almost like freshly squeezed orange juice with real bits of fruit swirling around the bottle. Not too sweet, and even a tinge of tangy that characterizes citrus fruits.

I didn’t believe it the first time I heard it’s got no preservatives added.  So I read the ingredients (even the fine print) and everything checked out! It really has NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED!  That means it doesn’t have ingredients that may turn out to be allergens, or worse…carcinogens!  Whew! Now that’s healthy goodness that tastes so good, I… feel no guilt downing a big bottle of Minute Maid all by myself 🙂 No need to worry about harmful traces being left in your body either.

So okay, it’s got no preservatives added. That’s really good, right?  Not just because it doesn’t have those icky, harmful ingredients, but it also means… that you get all the nutrients from the fruit. Because it’s pulpy, you also get the fiber from orange that aids digestion, and is a friend for anyone who desperately needs to lose weight like myself!

So far anyone who still has a hard time believing that Minute Maid has got no preservatives added – meaning it’s THAT natural, it’s almost like it’s plucked straight from the tree, it’s just as Mother Nature wanted your orange juice to be, it’s got nothing but the good stuff yes, none of those potentially toxic stuff that can harm your brain, kidneys, heart; cause tumors aargh- the list of preservatives’ bad effects just go on!!! Anyway, just to prove a point on just how good Minute Maid Pulpy is ’cause it’s got NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED, I’m gonna show you just how much I love my Minute Maid Pulpy Orange – I took photos of my MM vendo experience from work! Haha 🙂 Yes! First, I was excited about the new kind of vendo we have at work and wanted to give it a try, butI was more thrilled seeing that it houses my favorite juice drink!

Before this yummy drink pictured above arrived at my station, it was in this neat vendo that also carried other Coca-Cola products (including my favorite beverage, Coke!):

Though I was tempted to grab a 500-mL bottle of Coke, or opt for the 5-peso cheaper can below this rack, I stuck to my guns and hit C7 on the panel. I promised myself I’d make the little adjustments necessary to get to a healthier me, and opting for this drink isn’t a sacrifice at all!

Here’s my drink on board the drink elevator:

And finally, the small door opens with my small bottle of cold pulpy goodness ready to be picked up.

Now, there’s no reason not to replace my daily soda intake with the healthy goodness of natural juice.

Feels good to know about the real pulpy deal, right? C’mon show me a smile on the comment box, and you might win yourself a Really Pulpy Deal! (That’s a chance to win a Minute Maid gift pack simply by commenting. Sweet! C’mon you just might be picked as the lucky ‘commentor’!)


Write. Eat. Yum.

The way I sit around here blogging, you’d think we had no plans of going out this afternoon, much more that I had not work at midnight tonight. But blog I must while there’s inspiration. Blogging is sometimes like eating. You need to have an appetite for it in order for you to really enjoy it. There are so many topics to write about but don’t we suffer from writer’s block so many times in the course of a week? It’s like that with food too. Even while surrounded with a lot of good food, if you simply have no desire for it you will not be tempted.

So I eat when I feel like eating. And I write when I have the urge to write.

I only wish that I had more writing inspirations than I have food inspirations. Sometimes when I feel so good eating, I’d like to believe that the advertised Bangkok and Ballerina pills don’t have the alleged side effects of diet pills that scare me. Wouldn’t losing weight be so much easier then? Oh well.

No complaints here :)

Wow. Have you noticed how many posts I’ve published here and at Between the Covers since yesterday? There’s a couple more coming your way. 🙂 For a brief moment there I wanted to complain: it’s not easy to come up with meaningful posts every time. And then I caught myself in the middle of that thought. Dare I complain about receiving opportunities? No.

I am thankful that there are posts to write. Thankful for the experiences that I can write about. I cannot be more thankful that I have the time and the resources to sit here and type these words. That I had the life and upbringing that allowed me to know about these things and more.

I am thankful for the many opportunities that come my way. For the chance to grow and be better. For the chance to start fresh.

Yes, I may have sounded like I was complaining about my big appetite, but I am thankful that there was all that food to eat 🙂 Reading alli reviews is not a sign that I’m ungrateful for all that food, but actually a sign that I’m interested in taking care of myself all the more by losing weight the safest way possible. 🙂

And finally, I am so thankful for the many reasons I have to be thankful, and I will always be so. For the biggest gift we’ll all be getting this Christmas, thank you in advance Lord! We pray for a safe delivery, as we await the arrival of my nephew 🙂 (have you seen his 4D pictures?)

Ooooohhh I almost forgot. Gee has been pointing out the HyperPromote pop up ads that go with the blog. Can someone out there help me identify where it’s coming from so I can take the code out of my blog? Please? Thank you!

How’s your week?

I can’t help but feel bloated. In my heart of hearts I have tried to keep eating healthy, but I know that in some way, I have veered away from the path I managed to follow the past few months. Sad. I blame it on having to get used to a new pantry, haha. On my idle time (there’s not a lot, my Blackberry’s been able to keep me busy), I think about what more I would do to get back on track. When I see ads on the net, sometimes thoughts to buy lipofuze enter my mind. Or try a pill or two from my dad’s Lesofat stash.


But other than that, things are still going well. 🙂 Alfred’s been meeting up with me at Cubao every afternoon where we have lunch or afternoon snack together before heading home.

Oh, and my brother got married yesterday! It was really, er, spontaneous and they surprised everyone with their civil wedding. We had a fun dinner last night to celebrate just with family and a few close friends. 🙂 We took some photos, but I haven’t checked them yet so I’m sure there’s going to be another post about this sometime soon 🙂

How’s your week going? Mine is about to end, yay! 🙂

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