My weight loss journey circa 2017

So I started my Dear Diet Delivery program last Aug. 29, 2017. I’m going to be blunt. My main motivation this time is the fact that I don’t want to be the Goodyear blimp at my brother’s wedding next month. It’s purely superficially driven by looks. I simply got tired of always being the fat one in event photos. Plus I want to be able to wear nicer clothes.ย I’m still allergic to the weighing scale so we don’t have one at home. I’m going by how my clothes fit and how I look in photos.

weight lossI started my 1200 calorie a day meal plan last Aug. 29. It’s only from Monday to Friday. I’m free to eat whatever during weekends. Still, I try my best to keep to 1200 calories even without the food delivery. Prior to this, I think I was taking in 2,500 to 3,000 calories a day. Oh I’m picky with food — I trim the fat from meat, remove the skin from chicken, and scrape the icing off cake. I don’t drink sodas and juices too much too. It’s the volume of food, not the kind of food that’s my problem. Proof of that is my blood pressure is still a very normal 110/80 at age 40+ and I have no maintaining meds. I’ve also never felt that ache at the back of the neck which people here refer to as “putok batok”.

So anyway, after 11 days of my extreme food and calorie cutdown, I feel slimmer. My clothes fit better. To my surprise, my face is smaller too. I was trying to compose some beauty reviews and I was surprised by the difference in my full-face photos. To think I haven’t done any exercise. Well, I was feeling hungry and hot-headed practically all the time during the first week so I couldn’t really think of exercising.ย After just 11 days of eating miniscule amounts of food, I’m starting to see results. It’s more challenging now because I cook most of our meals. I limit myself to a taste so I know I’m serving my family decent meals. I’m getting the hang of this 1200 calorie plan so my goal is to create my own meals after my subscription ends.

weight lossNormally in photos like these when we’re all seated I look Jabba The Hutt-ish, especially when I’m in the foreground. Not anymore, YES! I actually look normal. I’m more motivated than ever to see this weight loss journey through.

This is just the beginning of an uphill climb. The real challenge is fitting into a nice RTW formal dress next month. Good luck to me!

And hey, if I can do it, you can too! You just have to want it badly enough.

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13 Comments

  • Reply Veni Anabo September 11, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Hi! Me too. I started on a low-salt, low-fatty foods diet. ๐Ÿ™‚ In a month I saw the changes although I stopped doing exxercises kasi I got sick after like 2 weeks of continuous exercise hehe. So like a cp of rice lang a day and more on veggies and hard-boiled eggs but 2 yolks a day lang. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you can share with me your 1200 calorie diet plan. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks! By the way I subscribed! I will also blog about my diet adventures hehehe

  • Reply RJ Dancel September 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Much power to you Rowena!!! That’s something I hope I get started on come October!! I need to cut a few pounds so I can live healthier and more active especially with a two year old boy and no yaya life. I’ll try taking on the 1,200 calories per day ๐Ÿ™‚ Is there any app or thing you use to count calories?

  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy September 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Go go go! ๐Ÿ™‚ Kailangan ko din yan hehehe! Ang hirap pumayattttt!

  • Reply Gerilen September 20, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Kita na nga ang difference! I also like to lose weight although mas mahirap siya for me since I got it from taking steroids.

  • Reply Nilyn September 20, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Aw, nice and looking oh so beautiful as always, Ms. Rowena! Ako di ko mamaintain ung workput ko. Lol

  • Reply Maan September 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Wow, you did lose weight, Ms. Ro! I’m dieting din now, but it’s frustrating not to see results agad lol. I know I need to be more patient! Will watch out for more of your weight loss updates

  • Reply Mommy Anna September 22, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    When I will have a guts to diet, hobby ko na kumain. I admire your courage to maintain your weight and your skin ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Angel Caronongan-Enero September 22, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Awww… Inggit much! I’m gaining weight again and I wish I can go back to my balik-alindog program. Ang hiraaap pumayat! #thestruggleisREAL

  • Reply Janice September 24, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Hay, I need to change my eating habits as well. After I gave birth I lost a lot of weight due to breastfeeding. But now that my son is already eating solid food, his breastmilk intake has lessened and I feel like I’m already gaining weight. I was just looking at my body in the mirror today and felt so bad. ๐Ÿ™ Like you I try to eat healthy too but tend to eat with bigger portions. Must start cutting back asap.

  • Reply TweenselMom September 24, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Your blog reminded me to take my BP na nga. I’m feeling backaches for quite a while kasi. Goodluck to your balik-alindog program, though you are pretty naman na as always.

  • Reply Rose Angelie September 25, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I really like reading stuff like this esp if I can see how motivated someone is sa goal/journey nila, no matter what it is – weight loss or iba man. Good luck and keep us posted! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Nicole P September 26, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Ako naman I really just need to exercise more. Pero since lately I’m feeling much more lazy than usual I am intrigued to try out a diet delivery program hahaha! Goodluck on your weight loss journey and I hope you can soon fit into that wonderful gown!

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