Its bucket list no. 10!
Finally! after all the fuss and gossips about me gaining weight, I finally managed to tone down my figure. I think this will settle all the hearsays that I’m pregnant. haha!
After a week at the hospital last year due to Dengue Fever, my mom together with the doctors forced me to eat more than my usual meals. The physician, who is a kind lady, even prescribed drugs which will make me gain weight.
Months after, I’ve gained 10 pounds from 34 kg, making me a 40 kg woman. I know this sounds insane, I’ve read anorexic problems before over the Internet and an anorexic American woman is 40 kg. But believe me, I’m only 5 feet, and gaining 10 pounds made me look a little fluffy. I have small breast and no butt, so gaining weight and having fats in my stomach are surely not a good sight.
look at my protruding abomen. =.= (I’m the girl with the orange tee.)
So anyway, from size 24, my jeans became size 26. And I cant wear my fitted shirts because I literally look like I’m pregnant (that’s how big my tummy is.)
And that’s when I started my diet plan.
My ultimate and primary goal is to tone my thighs and tummy, especially the lower abdomen. I’m don’t want to lose weight, I think 40 kg is okay, I just want to correct my figure.
I began my diet by knowing what my body type is, which is a Spoon Figure (that explains why my stomach and thighs aren’t always in perfect shape.)
I organized series of exercises like crunches, running, mountain climbers, and so on for my problem areas . I did this every morning before taking a bath and every night before going to sleep. I even downloaded series of Nike’s ads like “Just Do It” and “Yesterday, you said Tomorrow” to motivate me.
My exercises written down. ♥
Then I began to cut down the carbohydrates like rice, pasta, and white bread in my diet. This isn’t hard to do since I’m not a fan of rice and white breads in the first place. There’s an exception to pasta though. 😉 I’ve cut down the junk and frozen foods as well as sodas. I searched about foods which may substitute these. I also take note of the foods which will help me burn fats (there are really such foods. I’m amazed too. :))”
Foods written down!
After five months, my body falls back to my usual figure. There are still fats on my lower abdomen, but its no longer obvious. I still did the exercises, but now, I only do it every Saturday. I now eat pastas and rice, but only in smaller portions. The junk foods and sodas however, are forever cut out.
my 22-inch waistline! Success!
After eight months, I checked my measurements and my waistline was now 22 inches. My thighs are toned too. I’m using a good firming lotion to keep it from sagging from losing weight. I also checked my weight, but sadly, the weighing scale says I’m 34 kg. I still feel pretty normal though, and I’m not anorexic.
I think its a matter of self acceptance and drive. If I want it, I’ll get it. If I hate something about myself, I strive hard to change it. I believe that there’s no such thing as ugly ladies, only lazy ladies.
Once again, I don’t have any eating disorders. I still eat, and I stop eating when I feel full then I eat again if I’m hungry. Haha!
the first photo is courtesy of my friend, K.E.S