Aug 10, 2012

Fitness Update: Weight Gain/ Weight Loss Update

My last fitness update was almost a month ago. I know I said I'd make a weekly update but I was pretty busy with  a lot of stuffs. And I wasn't so up to it because if you remember my last post here, it was a total failure. The simple steps I made for myself turned out to be not that simple after all.

My relatives were here for a month for our every 2 years reunion. Imagine feast for a month. Sometime in the middle, I decided to give the BSB Project a pause and indulge to the feast because it was too hard to resist and I don't want to feel guilty everytime I feed myself , you know what I mean? Plus, I want to enjoy every moment with my Aunts and cousins.

But maybe I was having too much fun, I weighed myself last July 31and  the 120 lbs became a whoooping 125 lbs! OH MY GOD!

This explained how I felt after. Oh, my God so me.


But I'm so over the depression and the regretting, drinking all the soda and eating all those yummy foods. Last week, I came to my senses and got back to my feet and back to my goals.

I'm weighing myself every Friday from now on and hope to lose a pound a week. I braved myself to the weighing scale earlier today, 122 lbs. YEY!!!! I lose the 3 pounds I gained from two weeks ago. I was sad with the 5 lbs weight I gained but, I'm always looking at the brighter side, 3 lbs off is something to be proud and happy about.

Here's what I did to lose the 3 lbs:

  • Water. I made sure I drink at least a liter everyday. And I stopped drinking anything else except for coffee, I just can't let go but instead of 5 cups I cut it down to 3.
  • 30 Minutes Walk everyday. 

Hopefully everything will fall into place. I realized it's so easy to gain weight but so hard to lose some. I need more motivation.

What's your secret? Care to share?

xoxo,
PhoebeCarla

45 comments:

January said...

yikes! I'm trying my best to lose some pounds. I'm trying to refrain from over-eating and had to walk at least 30 mins a day.

Lalah said...

Seriously, walking made the difference. I lost 3 lbs in just 1 week of 30 minutes walking workout.

anne lei said...

this is timely. we had just a pep talk with my office mates about diets. we have tried everything including drinking tea that eventually dehydrate us. Now, we are thinking of aerobics and badminton for fun and health.

Louise Antonette said...

This just inspired me! Just by drinking water and walking would spell some difference. I'm not yet overweight but would like to lose some 5lbs at least. THanks for sharing! Good luck to us! - Louise | BC Bloggers Aug.8 Comm Ex

Ron Leyba said...

You consume to much coffee, just like me. Well, good luck to your weight loss goal!

Ron via BC Bloggers.

Beauty Loot Bag said...

I like the Googly eyes illustration. Looks cool and very clear!

Ms. Journ said...

Thanks for sharing your tips sis but unfortunately I want to really gain some more weight.. at akoy patpatin...

Postcard Trail said...

weeehhh.. good for you that you lost a few pounds already. i'm a diet addict myself, since college i think. i skip meals and well i lose weight. by as i get older i realized skipping meals is no longer effective. i don't know why. but keep it up. what ever you are doing if it has results its worth sticking up to.

Jen said...

My greatest weight loss eureka was when I heard somebody say that after the dieting & exercising process, you should not just come out of it with a thinner body that you can show off for a few months but with a healthier lifestyle that can sustain you for life.

Gaylee said...

2 weeks of strict diet, I lost 1.5kgs but a week of amnesia (on dieting) caused me to gain 2 kgs, waaaaaah!!!!!!!!

promding chamimay said...

hihi! reading your post really reminded me of my friends' reaction to my "diet starts tomorrow" line haha... but im really starting it today.. i hope i hope i hope! haha

its starting to be disciplined that's the hardest part... kaya to! :-)

try walking at least 30min a day too!!! :-)

Thess Enriquez said...

That reminds me to step up on my exercises! I've been lax in doing my stretching lately.

avagabondmom said...

yes, i agree, walking is a good exercise! i love chasing my little girl and walking around the block with her. :)

Ethelyn said...

I workout at least 4 times a week using Barry's Bootcamp or Turbo Fire. I don't like going to the gym so I just bought these workout videos. I've been doing this for 4 years now. It has become a habit, so whenever I miss working out, my mood is slightly not okay. hihi..My greatest concern now is how to cut junk foods especially chichirya and chocolates! :) Just continue doing it. You are on the right track! :)

leira said...

goodluck sis!! goodluck din sa akin i haven't been in the 120 to 130 mark since so many years ago. but you can do it!!

Allan said...

I can relate to the picture. hehehe
-daddy allan (visit from BC Blogger)

Jessel said...

Wow! I wish I am motivated like you. I need to burn these extras calories that I'm carrying. Will try this one.:) thanks!

Mylene said...

Congratulations for losing that 3lbs :) Keep it up!

Dominique Goh said...

I too am struggling to lose weight. I need to lose at least 20lbs to get to ideal.. still way off target.

Jhari said...

Hahaha! #5 is a famous line of my husband and my dad when we were on vacation in the Philippines.

Visiting from Comment Exchange August 14.

Cym Marzan said...

I could also relate with that cartoon!

Thess Enriquez said...

walking helps. And forget your stretching exercises!

aby ♥ said...

im gaining weight too,. i think i need to exercise..

Sumi Go said...

It's so hard to lose weight, no? But I'm sure with discipline and a lifestyle change, we'll not be able to just lose weight but also to live more healthily.. :)

Khimbyrlee Eerlrybmihk said...

Nice post. Water is best when you want to lose weight and also foods rich in fiber.

kat said...

3 lbs is a good start. Good for you. I am at the borderline. one pound more and i'll be overweight. :(

Farida said...

Wow, 5 cups of coffee a day? Isn't that too much? So you visit the toilet quite often too huh?

Habagat has also caused me to gain some pounds in a matter of weeks I think. But now, I'm back to my routine again of eating healthily. It's hard noh to have a food addiction unlike alcohol addiction for instance, hay...

Rosemarie-Pinay Singlemom said...

i am struggling on losing weight i might try this simple steps you shared...

jellybelly said...

It happens to me too. I just exercise more after and it comes off again after a week or so. Don't give it a chance to stick to your body :)

Chin chin said...

Your post reminded me to lose weight myself and to buy a new weighing scale. Hope I could also lose weight before the year ends.

Vera said...

How do you keep track of how much water you drink? I used an App on my iphone called Waterlogged. I record how much water i drink, it also set it to alarm hourly to remind myself to take a sip of water

GeriLen Elinessete said...

wow, you inspire me to not lose hope! hehe before pregnancy i was 66lbs, 9months later i was 75! after delivery im 69lbs and after two weeks im 67lbs.. im stucked with 67! and my normal weight should be at least 60! thats a whooping 7lbs! cant diet properly because im bfeeding but i drink 2liters of water and now that uve said it, ill try to walk for 30mins :) lets fight this fight and win!

Yhey said...

Oooh, happy for you. :) Keep it up! I will be one of those cheering you on.. ;)

Olga said...

My secret in maintaining my ideal weight and lithe figure is playing with my two preschoolers. By playing, I mean active fun play. Plus, all the housechores and going up and down our 2-storey apartment keeps me fit and healthy. :D

Gelo Basilio said...

I think that's the hardest thing to do, to loose weight.

Jhenz Balatico said...

I am after gaining some weight hehehe :) But for a healthy US - drink plenty of water and a little bit of exercise will do -

Rochelle O. said...

I can absolutely relate! I'm guilty and that stages explains too. Good thing! I'm back to jogging now and been drinking plenty of water too! Nice share! :)

Postcard Trail said...

i'm going back to water and walking again. i jsut realized that Ramadan can make me fat. :(

reese said...

good thing overweight is not my problem so far haha...i have a slender body
i am lazy to do exercise but i do drink 8-9 glasses of water everyday and conscious of what i eat

Mylene said...

I'm here again for CommEx :)

Unlike you, instead of shedding some pounds, I'm gaining more :(

Mommy Maye said...

I am thinking of cutting rice as in no rice sa gabi. I hope that will help me shed unwanted pounds. Good luck to us!

itin said...

If you don't mind sharing, how tall are you?

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