Weight Journey Vol. 1

Since I resided in Canada, I indulged myself with too much food. I ate the same amount of serving I used to have when I was still in college and spoilt myself with the foods I used to overlook. This habit stayed on me for years without thinking too much of where this could lead me. All I know was that, I am happy and I am full.

For the past years, I kept eating cups of rice, large fast food meals, bars of chocolate, slices of cake and pizzas, sodas, and even chugging up beers regardless of what time of the day it is already. Lifestyle wise, my 8 – 12 hour job was the only exercise I have. I don’t even exercise when I am off. I pampered myself too much.

Though, there were times that I tried to be fit. I applied for a gym membership, I did Zumba, I biked, I trimmed down the calories I eat and I drank slimming juices but those only lasted for weeks. Honestly, some of these were really effective like the slimming juice that helped me loose 10 lbs. in 2 weeks but it did not last me long as I keep coming back to my old eating habit and I stopped drinking it.

As I get heavier and heavier, I notice that when walking even in a short distant, I grasps from breath. Waking up early is getting harder each day. Skin is getting flaky, dryer and flabbier. But what really motivated me is when I saw visible red scars in my skin. Yes! It is what you think it is and Yes! It is going to stay there forever!

Weeks after I noticed the scary scars, I started eating somehow healthier foods and my lifestyle is not so sedentary anymore. My weight stopped accumulating even though there are days that I cheat on my diet (I mean, Cheat Big time!). Now, I am proud to say that I have already lost 12 lbs.

I succeeded this 12 lbs lost journey in a very natural way and without shedding any money (perhaps, for car gasoline of course!). I started off by walking every morning for at least an hour which costs me to have at least 8 thousand steps per day. I do some arm, ab and and leg exercise in the afternoon. I lessen my rice intake starting with 1 cup each meal to 1/2 cup (to none/day at all) and I stopped drinking carbonated drinks. I even documented the journey and posted it on social media story which made me more motivated as it served as something that I look forward doing.

After this journey, I realized that I should have started loosing weight and tried living healthy years before. I should have not waited for some skin abnormalities to show up nor waited to gain so much weight before I started doing this. 

Loosing weight and exercising is not hard. Maybe in the beginning but not throughout the process. Once you started and saw the result, You’ll realize that it was all in the mind. 

That’s it for now,

Ash.