Thursday, December 1, 2011

Last Day of November

I've been lonely, been cheated, been misunderstood.
I've been washed up, I've put down and told I'm no good.
But with you I belong, because you help me be strong.
There's a change in my life since you came along.
- Hanson, "Change in My Life"

Day 61


The last day of the month gave me mixed emotions: I was excited to give it all I could because I will weigh myself the next day, yet I was feeling a little lazy because weighing myself mid-month already assured me that this month will be a great month as far as losing weight it concerned. I wanted to exert more effort, yet I didn't want to so that the amount of weight I will lose will be counted for the next month.

Still, I got up and prepared myself to walk. Like yesterday, I decided to take my cell phone instead. It felt a little sad seeing an awesome sunrise, yet I didn't have my 12x optical zoom point and shoot camera to get a close up shot of it.


Big Tree I Know Adventure. :)

When I arrived at Colinas Verdes, I was quite surprised to see a lot of vehicles parked outside the proposed housing project. I sort of asked myself why the sudden change in volume, then I realized today is a holiday here in the Philippines (Bonifacio Day). It felt great to see a lot of people walking / jogging / socializing today - even if I was physically alone, walking with other people motivated me to push harder.

I didn't wear a sweatshirt today; instead I wore my "Akyat Pinatubo" shirt. I got this last June when sister and I joined the other bloggers on a hike / trip to the crater of Mt. Pinatubo. Believe it or not, this was the first time I wore the shirt because the time I received it, I felt so ashamed to wear it because it was already the biggest size available yet I looked like a pillow trying to squeeze into it when I first fitted it. Now (four months after), not only can I fit into it, it looked slightly bigger than my body frame now. People around me may not notice that I lost weight, but this shirt has been my proof. :)

My pace for my walk was faster than usual, so I got to finish quite fast. Pipoy's schedule changed last night, making him go out of the office around 7am. When he called me around 7:45, I was already at the market, so we didn't get to talk much, he just waited when I got home before he called again.

I still encouraged myself to finish the workouts I set to myself - Hip Hop Abs (Cardio and Ab Sculpt) - because I wanted to finish strong this month.

Oatmeal with Chocolate and Banana

As for my food today -
  • 8:18am - Oatmeal (4 heaping tablespoons of dry rolled oats cooked in water) + 1 sachet Bear Brand Busog Lusog cereal drink mix (chocolate) + 1 banana
  • 1:08pm - 1 cup Pancit Canton + 1 piece fried chicken (drumstick part)
  • 6:20pm - 1/2 cup rice + Paksiw na Bangus (milk fish cooked in vinegar and spices)
Total Cups of Water: 15

Today being a holiday, I let brother cooked today's lunch. I just requested him to cook Pancit Canton using chicken breast as its main meat. He added some cold cuts - orlian and squid balls - but I didn't eat any of it because it's my goal this week not to eat any processed meat. However, I wasn't able to resist the drumstick temptation. :) Drumstick is my favorite chicken part and seeing it on the table just made me reach out and eat it.

I am already excited for the weigh-in. I hope the scales will be kind to me. :)

and then, she {snapped} Deanna Leigh *Photography~Life. Captured.


  1. Good luck on your weigh-in. Self-discipline is so hard, but it looks like you've got it down!

  2. Hi!
    Great pictures, love the shirt, and it looks good on you. Keep up the good work. It will pay off in the long run. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  3. wishing you the best of luck.

    wonderful shots!

    happy thursday!


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