Kung Hei Fat Choi

It’s been tough for the past few weeks but we’re almost there, February!

I’ll be on holiday tomorrow since it’ll be Chinese New Year. Therefore, no work! BUT, of course, work never stops for us moms so I’m planning to go over our closet over the weekend, clean the house, do the laundry, give away old stuff, and throw out things we’ll never use. Also, I’ll cook Tikoy (Nian Gao or Chinese New Year cake) for the family and do some much needed movie marathon.

The family would’ve gone to Tagaytay but, unfortunately, the kids had a bad bout of HFMD so we’re going to stay at home until everybody feels better and maybe push through with our plans next weekend.

On another note, I’ve also opened my new online shop where I’ll be selling 100% authentic and high quality products for both kids and adults. It’s still new so it’s not perfect yet but I like the way it looks and I’m so proud of it. I’m planning to launch our very own shoes but I’m still finalizing the packaging so maybe that will be my goal next month.

January felt like half a year already but I’m so glad and thankful for all the things I’ve accomplished this month. I hope you had a productive month, if not, just keep trying. Like they say,

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Happy Chinese New Year!

She Got Fat 2

Remember my post about my plans about going on a diet? Well, today wasn’t all that bad (well, not as disastrous as the previous one I posted) as I’ve MOSTLY done the tips that I read.

HOWEVER.

The coffee thing. I can’t tolerate strong coffee. You know, the kind you buy from really expensive coffee shops OR the one that comes from really expensive coffee maker/dispenser. Earlier today, I opted to get my coffee from the office pantry. It was the kind you get from a really expensive coffee maker/dispenser. So, yeah, I ended up with sweaty palms and palpitations. Maybe milk tea will be a good alternative?

The exercise thing. I haven’t been able to do the sit-ups yet since I was too busy working during the day and too tired when I get home. Also, I’ve been suffering from sharp pains on my upper back the past few weeks so I do think I should lay this part off until I get better. Just to be safe. I do a lot of walking to and from work though. Maybe it helps burn off some of the calories?

The food department. I haven’t consciously reduced my food consumption and I’m guilty of eating a lot of sweets lately. I’ve been reading and writing non-stop and munching on to something takes some of the stress away. Although, today, I resolved to drink water whenever I feel like eating. Hope it helps though.

How about you? Are there any roadblocks you encountered when you’re trying to lose weight? How did you overcome it? Feel free to share!

She Got Fat

After three consecutive pregnancies and a lot of eating after that, it’s safe to say that I did gain a lot of pounds. And when I say “a lot”, I mean “can’t-wear-all-of-my-clothes” lot. I might’ve gained 5 to 10 kilograms but that’s just a rough estimate since we don’t have a weighing scale at home.

Since it’s January, I thought I’d go on diet to lose weight so I can wear my clothes again. So, yesterday, while I was at work, I only brought 2 slices of chocolate cake for lunch and water. We only have free lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and it was Tuesday yesterday so I thought I was safe from temptation.

Come lunch, I finished all of my food. I was praying I stay full the whole day but by 4:00 p.m. I am feeling irritated and dizzy due to hunger. Bad timing because my boss just handed out a Product Knowledge kit and said that I had to check it before they release it for printing.

I didn’t know how I survived until 6:00 p.m. but I did. The first thing I did when I got out of the building was to buy bread and shawarma. Nevermind the onion breath, I devoured the thing and reserved the bread for when I get home. However, when I did get home, there was spaghetti and soda and hot chocolate and cheese. OMG. By the time I finished eating, I was bursting. Therefore, diet day 1 was a total failure.

However, I’m not giving up. So, instead of starving myself to death, I decided to follow some advice on how to lose weight. Tomorrow, I’m going to implement some of the “doable” tips like drinking coffee, doing sit-ups, eating spicy food, sleeping early, walking, and hydrating myself just for starters. Then, maybe slowly work my way through the tougher ones.

I’m anticipating difficulties ahead especially when it comes to the food department (as I really got used to “pregnancy eating”) but I will endure if I have to. We won’t get that ass we want just by sitting on it, you know. How about you? Are there any easy weight loss regimen or diet you can suggest?